I had the pleasure of working with Donnie and his Power Team. Several times, he visited the Gilroy Unified School District middle schools and high schools and HE MADE A DIFFERENCE for our students! I can still see the faces of the students when he shared his love for life and his love for Christ! More importantly, he kept it real and didn’t sugar coat life and the struggles life puts in front of us. As the presentations would conclude, students would gather and line up to meet and share their personal struggles with Donnie. He and his team would spend the time to meet each student and minister to them. More importantly, Donnie was my friend! I am a better man for knowing Donnie and for that I am forever indebted to him.
I don’t know why things come to be as they are in this fallen world of ours. I can’t even begin to understand why God called Donnie home early in his ministry. What I do know is that I will see him again, we will have the opportunity to catch-up and we’ll workout together. Donnie made a difference for students and thousands of people. He will be dearly missed! Rest easy my friend, until we see each other again.
To friends and family
Our deepest condolences, the Perales Family ~