Donna is my other Christian mentor. She came into my life way back in 1995 and although we have lived hundreds of miles apart at times, every time we get together it’s as if we just saw each other the day before. Like Pat, Donna doesn’t need to live nearby because she constantly lives in my heart. She has blessed me not only with the gift of friendship but also with her fully alive faith and love for her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Donna is the one whose example I followed all those years ago when my faith was greatly tested in the wake of two years of devastating events in my life. She was the one I turned to as I rededicated my life to the Lord and then was baptized. I had never done a Bible study before, but I followed Donna’s example and threw myself wholeheartedly into Bible reading and study. I have always been thankful for her patient guidance and sound Biblical knowledge.
Donna has shown me how to truly live for Christ—in spite of the circumstances—because of her utter dependence on God and her belief that He always knows best. She daily shows her love for and trust in God, and completely relies on Him to lead as she travels both the mountains and valleys in her life.
Donna, God knew what He was doing—as He always does—when He turned our initial meeting into so much more. I am completely thankful for you in my life!