Early this morning Don Vinzant passed away, just a couple of weeks or so after a cancer diagnosis. We were with him about three years ago in a large event in northeast Brazil, where he was instrumental in encouraging the churches in that area to faithfulness in doctrine. I’m grateful to him for that.
So many of the older missionaries have softened on the truth of the gospel. I saw none of that in Don, but always a concern for what was right, along with his gentle spirit. I did not know him well, but he always communicated the kindness and compassion of Christ.
He was a predecessor in the work in Brazil, so we are spiritual benefactors of his work and example here.