I wanted to express my sadness and hope for comfort for Donnie’s close family and friends over the loss of such a cornerstone human in so many lives. I started going to Donnie Moore camps when I was 16 years old and continued as a counselor, running media, facilitating camp videos and so one for many years. As a teenager, Donnie Moore camps were the one place my younger sister felt the sincerity and true impact of Christ’s love for us. I will always remember the Friday morning she stood up with Donnie and shared her after camp story. I was baptized in the holy spirit at camp and learned to hear the still small voice of God though the noise. Every year I helped with media, Donnie would hand me a note the last day of the last camp for the summer expressing his gratitude for what I had done. He was the most gracious person I ever served under. Donnie-isms will forever be a part of my being as I walk through my relationship journey with Jesus. The last time I saw Donnie was at Abundant Life Fellowship on March 25, 2018. He spoke to us about disappointment. He told us that there is a fight in the spiritual world for what resides in our hearts. To protect it. If I could say anything to Donnie knowing it would be the last time I would see him, I would have wanted to say thank you for the sacrifices he endured to follow the calling and purpose of God. I would like to strive to do the same in my life.
With all of my respect, love and gratitude,