By Aletha V. Smithson
In the first volume of Donnie’s life, “Face Down: The Donnie Foster Story” we read of the life God allowed Donnie to experience the first forty years of his life. I believe God anointed Donnie’s conception with a heavy heart for the life Donnie would face. For forty-plus years, he spiraled down in a life of abuse leading to addictions and all the ramifications that come with it. In the world of addiction, every day is a crap shoot. You’re as likely to live as you are to die. “But God”…those beautiful words…but God spared Donnie’s life. Why? Because God said in his Word: “I will rescue you from your own people. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.” (Acts 26:17,18 NIV) This verse says it all.