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Staff Profile – Donnie

Margaret Roberts

Donnie
Donnie

Who are you and what do you do?

Donnie Morrison, Sales Manager CFP

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

Sometimes my favourite thing is my worst thing, which is all the travelling I do. What I like about it is meeting lots of different people, trying lots of different foods, talking to lots of Christians from different denominations and backgrounds.

What is one thing about you that other people think is unusual?

That I’m 48, because I look so much younger! Non–Christian friends from Lewis, who I have not seen in many years, can’t quite believe that Jesus came into my life and saved me.  

What are your five favourite CFP books?

Spurgeon’s Sorrows – Zack Eswine

Living By Revealed Truth – Tom J. Nettles

Is There Anybody Out There? – Mez McConnell

Heaven On Earth – Derek Thomas

Knowing And Growing in Assurance of Faith – Joel R. Beeke

Do you have any interesting tales to tell about your time at CFP?

Mostly pleasant ones:

Meeting a Minister from Harris last year (John Macleod) in California, whose younger brother (Lachie) was a great friend and with me in the TA over twenty years ago

Meeting a Pastor originally from Edinburgh (now a US citizen, in Sacramento) Robert Briggs, in a lift, also in California, who had strong Lewis connections, his uncle Ralph Briggs was the Sailors Mission Chaplain and well loved figure in Stornoway for many years.

Sitting in the hotel lounge in Singapore, bumped into a guy from Fraserburgh who knew Lewis very well and also knew a former employer of mine, who I worked with as a teenager.

Getting pulled aside and interrogated at US customs for suspected drug smuggling, which was in fact about 20 bars of Scottish fudge that I had in my case as small gifts, not so pleasant, I’m not doing that again!

Is there something you wish people would stop asking you?

Do you fly First Class!!!

What is your favourite verse?

Genesis 1:1 –  ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth’

What was the last book you read for fun?

The ‘Lewis Trilogy’ Books from Peter May. I’m reading The Black House at the moment.

What is the best thing about working in the Highlands of Scotland?

The scenery and the people.

Is there anything we should know about you that hasn’t already been asked?

That I spent 13 years in the TA and used to be quite fit, weighed less than 10 stone, for all my single life and did 3 half marathons in my younger days. All of which seem impossible if you saw me now.

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