I can’t remember the first time I heard Donnie speak, I know I was in elementary school and I know I was transfixed by his stories about Jesus. I wanted in on the stories! I wanted Jesus like that! He was my favorite communicator throughout my childhood and into my young adult life. Donnie came to camps and ministry events hosted by my parents & others in Oregon. In each season of my life, God used him powerfully. He brought me autographed baseball cards on his trips to do ministry with my parents, he prayed for me to be filled with the Holy Spirit, he never ceased to be an giant encouragement, a powerful voice in any wayward moments, the love of God embodied to the lost and an unashamed message of redemption. Thank you Donnie for being used to change me life! Thank you to your family for sharing you with a generation!