“Vonette had a heart for the gospel and an extraordinary vision to reach people for Jesus Christ. Her single-minded focus on the power of intercessory prayer has been both an encouragement to my life and a model for the church.”

Rev. Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

“There are few people who have influenced me and Judy as much as Bill and Vonette Bright. They have been our leaders, our mentors, our friends. When they passed the leadership baton of the ministry to us, we were overwhelmed and humbled. When Bill died, we looked all the more to Vonette. And now, we rejoice that she is with her Savior and her beloved Bill. We grieve for the loss of our leader, mentor and friend. But we do not grieve as the world grieves, as we know we will see her again.”

Steve Douglass, Cru

“I can’t think of a single person on the planet that I respect more than Vonette Bright. She is 10 feet tall in my eyes. Like so many others, I have been profoundly impacted by her long obedience. She is a gift to our generation.”

Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries

“We lost a great ambassador today. We really didn’t ‘lose her,’ because we know where she is, breathing ‘celestial air’ enjoying the presence of the One she loved the most, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. The ambassador has gone back home to the kingdom she so magnificently represented. It’s really too bad that our nation, and more than 180 other nations that her life impacted, can’t fly their flags at half mast in honor of the life of Ambassador Vonette Bright.”

Dennis Rainey, FamilyLife

“We read in Acts 6 that the apostles gave themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. Truly, Vonette Bright followed their lead and, in so doing, became an example to many of us. Her example, prayers and exhortations have had an impact on me. What an example as a wife—not only a helpmeet, but also an encourager of women and a leader; a woman of grace and courage; a woman who, because of her intimate relationship with God, demonstrated her faith and the power of prayer.”

Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International

“Vonette’s passion and perseverance in mobilizing others to pray have been extraordinary—she has pressed on in the battle when most would have wearied and moved on to less demanding and daunting tasks. As a widow in her 80s, no one would have faulted her for wanting to relax a bit and leave the heavy lifting of prayer to younger backs. But like Anna, that indefatigable, elderly widow of old, Vonette has not departed from His presence, ‘worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day’ (Luke 2:37, ESV), giving thanks to God for the fulfillment of His promises in Christ, and speaking of Him to all who are waiting and longing for His redemption.”

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Revive Our Hearts

“Vonette Bright is one of the nation’s true prayer warriors and one of the great ladies of the Christian Church, and I thank God for her courage and conviction.”

Shirley Dobson, National Day of Prayer Task Force

“Nothing surpassed Vonette’s love for Christ and the Great Commission, her love for Bill, her love for her kids and her love for her staff. She was a role model to us…and one of our heroes.”

Josh & Dottie McDowell, Josh McDowell Ministries

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