As a young campus minister with Chi Alpha, Donnie played a huge role in mentoring me and so many others. As a lifetime Seattle Mariners fan Donnie knew that my favorite player was Edgar Martinez. At one of our strategic minister meetings Donnie approached me and told me that he had just spent some time with the Mariners and told Edgar that I was a huge fan. On hearing this, Edgar gave Donnie a bat to give personally to me. I know it doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, but Donnie knew me personally, wanted to bless me individually, and went out of his way with one of the biggest baseball stars of his era to ask a favor on my behalf.
This story captures in a small way the care that Donnie had for every person he met. He longed to let others realize how valuable they are to God and to him personally.
My life has been changed by Donnie. I am a better person because of him and I’m deeply saddened by his passing.
However, I do long for the day in heaven when Keith Green finishes a worship set in the presence of our Lord that Donnie Moore is then asked by Jesus himself to speak in front of the vast audience of saints at the Throne and continues to encourage all of heaven for all eternity.
To friends and family
Thank you for all of the many years you sacrificed time with Donnie so that he could make a difference in our lives.