Donnie was at our neighbors house in Tualatin ( Jay and Stacie Anderson – Oregon A/G District Youth Directors at the time) and he came outside and over to our place – we were friends since I had already led worship with him at several events by that time. He held our new little girl Sara and loved on her, posing for pictures and just being the larger-than-life man that he always was. He also took time to love on our baby sitter (not a Christian) and tell her of her true identity. It really impacted her life that day. Well, just a few months ago he was back in Tualatin and walked in to Starbucks where our daughter Sara, now 23, was working. Just like he had done so long ago, he blessed our daughter through speaking identity into her life, telling her how beautiful she was!. It meant the world to her. She woke up Friday, June 1, and had Donnie on her heart. She was perhaps reminiscing about the recent encounter, but hadn’t thought of him for several months. It was the very morning God called Donnie home. He works in mysterious ways. She was dumbfounded when she heard the news a few hours later. Twenty-three years of Donnie influencing Sara and our other three children has left an indelible mark on their lives, and Tricia’s and mine as well. Donnie’s life has always called us into deeper intimacy with God and unbridled passion for souls. There will never be another quite like Donnie Moore.
Our hearts go out to all of you precious family. We are praying for you and so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Donnie with us and millions more. I’m sure it was with great sacrifice many times. We are eternally grateful to you all for the gift of Donnie.