Honoring a witness for the Word

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Bible (Spanish)The wife of the founder of one of the most well-known Christian ministries has been honored posthumously with an award for her commitment to the Bible.

The late Bill Bright and his wife Vonette founded Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as Cru) in 1951.  In 2003, they joined Wycliffe Bible Translators USA to create the Scripture Impact Award to honor people who saw the importance of God's Word in reaching the world to Christ. 

Vonette passed away in December of 2015. 

Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe USA, says the organization wanted to honor Vonette, in memory of her late husband, for promoting the "love and use" of the Bible across the world.

Creson tells OneNewsNow they continue to work closely with Cru and other ministries to make God's Word available to all people.

"That's our goal:  zero unreached people groups and zero translation needs and so that's a way for us to honor that legacy (of the Brights)," he says.

Previous recipients of the Scripture Impact Award include U.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black; Dr. Luis Palau; Dr. Billy Graham; Dr. Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll; Drs. Tony and Lois Evans; and Bobby Gruenewald and Rick Warren. 

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