By Ginny Dent Brant
My good friend, Dr. Avery Willis, was a hero to many and a champion fighter for those who were lost.
Avery was the retired senior vice president of the International Mission Board and the creator of the MasterLife discipleship series. That series has currently sold more than 2.3 million copies in English and has been translated into 68 languages. Through his life, as well as this series, Avery taught us how to live with the plight of the lost on our hearts, souls and minds. On Jan. 7, 2010, he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.
I’ve not seen a braver fight to live — not a fight for himself, but for the lost of this world. “The lost” was a common theme and motivating factor for all he did. Avery, faithful to his Savior to the core, lived every day with the lost piercing his heart.