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Vonette Bright Honored During Worldwide Day of Prayer Event

Vonette BrightCRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) Co-Founder Vonette Bright joined about 1,000 members of the CRU staff last week for their Worldwide Day of Prayer event and was honored for the contribution that she and her late husband made in the establishment of the facility that now bears their name.

Speaking at the Bill & Vonette Bright Global Collaboration Center (GCC) in Orlando, FL, Mrs. Bright shared about how CRU had donated the 22-acre land on which the GCC was built, how the 56,000-square-foot facility was constructed, and CRU's ongoing partnership with Converge Worldwide and CrossPointe Church, which share the GCC building, along with Great Commission Ministries.

CRU staff also heard from Converge Senior VP Doug Fagerstrom, who described the partnership between CRU and Converge – a nearly 160-year-old denomination formerly known as the Baptist General Conference.

The GCC had been founded with the goal to educate and cultivate great Christian leaders across the globe to transform cities and ultimately change the world.

According to reports, the GCC was a result of the combined vision of Converge church planter Steve Johnson and Al Weiss, President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.  

PHOTO ABOVE: CRU Co-Founder Vonette Bright speaks to about 1,000 members of the CRU staff during a Worldwide Day of Prayer event on October 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of CRU/Mick Haupt.

Published: October 10, 2013

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