I met Donnie when he came and spoke at our church Harvestime in Brentwood. Maybe 15 years ago. He came over to my mother’s home when my dad passed away. My mother was touched by Donnie’s compassion for our family. He touched so many of my immediate family with his messages that were life changing. No one touched the hearts of young people as Donnie did. He was loved by all of us. He also spoke at my mother’s funeral Velma Williams she thought the world of Donnie. Nothing breaks our hearts like the separation from the people we love. Praying for comfort for the Moore family!
In 1996 I was newly saved & knew nothing about the Holy Spirit. My friend Shekina persuaded me to go a camp to see this great speaker named Donnie Moore because she knew it would change my life. We found out a church called ALF was going to Donnie’s camp the next day & we joined them, not knowing anyone else.
Without knowing much about speaking in tongues I made the decision to be prayed over on a Wednesday night. I was completely out in the Spirit for hours without any clue what had transpired.
Over the years I volunteered as a counselor, a super mean dean of women, a Program Staff Director, and now camp director with my husband. I felt it an honor, that even as a single young woman Donnie & Cindy believed in me & my giftings.
It’s been my honor to both serve at camp & become friends with Donnie, Cindy , Brooke, Anna & my husbands kindred spirit, DJ.
I have had many God moments over the last 21 while listening to Donnie Speak. I have also laughed a ton in his presence.
While living in Ensenada as a missionary at the Lords Gym I got to translate for different members of Radical Reality during a crusade. I can recall Donnie focusing all his love upon a huge orphan teenage boy named Felix. I can remember how he mentored him & doted upon this giant orphan boy, lavishing him with God’s pure love. A boy who everyone had abandoned , ignored & frankly was scared of was shown Gods ABBA Father unconditional love through your caring compassionate dad/husband/son. It has stuck with me these 18 years.
I’ve seen Donnie cradle broken & abused girls , pray for orphans, & give hope to the hurting for the last 21 years.
There is a bit of Donnie in all three of his children. Brooke’s heart for her family, the Glass Slippers Girls & her friends reminds me of Donnie’s compassion & love. Anna’s passioniate nature & zeal for life reminds me of Donnie infectious energy that captivated his audience. And DJ, Donnies thinner spitting image, is hilarious & such a showman, reminding me of his fathers uncanny ability to tell a story and make people laugh.
Cindy you have been such a great role model for me as a wife, mother & minister. You were such a great balance for Donnie. I’ve always loved seeing your love for each other & your children.
Mrs Moore, you raised a great man. He spoke of you & your husband with incredible love & fondness.
I am sorry if I went too long. I wanted you all to know our great love & respect for Donnie & your family.
If you would like to laugh please have Joey tell you the story of the hand motion in Mexico that did not mean the same thing there as it does here. Donnie & Joey had lots of laughs about that incident. If he doesn’t remember I’ll tell you someday.
Becky Milton & Milton Crew
Donnie was such a courageous man of God!!! He broke into so many of our lives, and the results were that we would NEVER be the same again. 😭He loved so powerfully! Even if it was just as small as remembering names, WOW! I’ll never forget him walking up and down the isles, during the alter calls, that would go on for hours. Time wasn’t of crucial importance, because Heaven always broke in and the power of God set free, filled and impassioned! 🔥Donnie would put his big arms around those of us bruised and broken by life, and would cry too. As if, he knew the pain and trauma! He had such compassion for the broken hearted and those beaten down by life, and utterly rebellious! Often, in leaving those alter times the saturation of his cologne was all over, all of us!
Donnie, knew and trusted the Lord and the Lord in return, trusted him back! He has left his mark so deeply on our hearts. 😭
Thank you Cindy, Brook, Anna & DJ, for answering the call of God to stand with your Husband and Dad as he preached the gospel, and gave so generously of his heart and life. He was such a gift to us all! ❤️