I just received this news from the IMB prayer coordinator for the European Affinity Group:
Please lift up the family of Avery Willis (former IMB Senior Vice-President for Overseas Operations). Avery has been battling Leukemia for the last 7 months, and in his son’s words, he “graduated to Glory early this morning, July 30. He died peacefully, without pain or anxiety.” Funeral and memoriam arrangements will be posted on http://www.caringbridge.org/
visit/averywillislater. In lieu of flowers, he wanted donations to be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or the International Orality Network. Details of how to do so will also be on the caring bridge site. Give praise for all that the Father has done through Avery’s life and ask the Father to give comfort to his family at this time.