She celebrated Christmas in the presence of God, alongside her lifelong best friend Bill Bright and many other friends and family. On December 23, Vonette Bright inhaled her first breath of celestial atmosphere and was home. On December 9, I attended a Christmas gathering with some of the leaders at Lake Hart, Cru's world headquarters. Our president, Steve Douglass, spoke with Vonette on the phone and their voices filled our room. We heard Vonette say how happy she was and how she was not in any pain. She was thrilled to enjoy several weeks of many of her earth friends coming by for a visit and maybe a last goodbye this side of heaven. She said she was ready to go. Steve asked her how we could pray for her.
She said, "Well, I don't think you should pray that I would be healed [of acute leukemia]. That would be sort of a downer at this point."
We all laughed. She shared that she remains excited and believes that we are very close to fulfilling the Great Commission.
She concluded, "I think I will watch it unfold from heaven.".
Our founders have gone before us and leave us with continuing the task of going and making disciples in all nations. We are committed to doing so with faithful friends like you.