What is Our Mission as American Family Members at This Time?
I’m sitting here in my hotel room as the late afternoon sunlight pours in through the blinds. I’m waiting for my return flight home from Korea, after an incredible few days working to establish KCLC with the support of our American Clergy under True Mother’s direct guidance. Incredible, transformative experiences occurred over the last few days, but I believe there is even more to come over the next few weeks that will set the tone for the American movement for the next decade and beyond.
What is Our Mission as American Family Members at this Time?
You may remember ten months ago I confidently announced that we will achieve national restoration by 2020. In response to some who questioned the feasibility, or need for such a focus, I shared another message titled, “Not us, but Heaven Determines the Conditions for Victory.” It remains up to us whether or not we respond, and with what kind of determination we make our offering.
Think about it, no one quite knew what to expect after our True Father ascended and our True Mother took the mantle of leadership for our worldwide movement. Many also questioned her about the feasibility of national restoration. But surely, before any great vision can be accomplished, it must start with absolute conviction and determination, followed by consistent effort and investment. That’s exactly what we have seen with the leadership of our True Mother.
Imagine for a moment what it would have been like if True Mother did not boldly proclaim an absolute commitment to fulfilling the entirety of God‘s Will within her lifetime? What would have happened if our True Mother, after True Father‘s ascension, had proclaimed an era of maintenance, or simple church development? What if she had let go of the reins and let others take over. Do you know anyone who would be capable of achieving more? Anyone?
True Mother is doing this out of incredible love for God, and concern over future generations. She will do everything in her power to make sure your children and grandchildren do not have to carry the full burden of the providence left unfulfilled by us.
The truth is that there are none among us who are thinking as big as she is. There are none among us who are investing and committing with total sincerity to the degree that she is. And there is really no one else in the world who is playing the role she is playing on the world stage.
If national restoration were to occur, or if world peace were to come about, surely it would begin with the vastness of vision and depth of determination that our True Mother has displayed. How can we, as the children of True Parents, be satisfied with anything less than total determination on our part?
Right now in America, we are working on many different levels in order to accomplish the conditions Heaven has requested. But it can only work if we are all totally committed. I have now had the opportunity to hear from countless leaders, some who hold high-level positions, who might otherwise refrain from associating with our movement, state that there is no one in the world they are aware of who is leading this type of work, and there are no other groups they have met that are as loving, inviting, encouraging, and inspiring as we are. It is us, the individual members and families of this movement who are the wind beneath God’s wings, and the very foundation our True Parents are able to work from.
It may sometimes feel like the providence is something that happens far away, in another state, or another country, or in the hands of the leaders somewhere. However, I wish to remind you how incredibly precious and important you are. You are the front line of the Providence. Your family is the very garden within which God can do His work and manifest heavenly culture. I know in some way, we are all absorbing the impact of fallen culture that tries to destroy our families and tarnish our faith, but remember, it will be our continued efforts to attend True Parents that will act as a fire to burn down the weeds around us and invite heavenly blessings to grace us.
Even though we haven’t achieved perfect standards of attendance, please know that every single prayer, every gesture of love we offer to our family and our friends, every single time one of us listens to another minute of Godible, or every time we show up at church to serve and to donate, each one of these investments is a condition with which Heaven can work to bring about a major change in the world today. It is so, not just because of the power of those individual acts, but because of who you are, as a representative of True Parents, as a blessed family. It is that special anointing that gives Heaven the right to claim you and all that you do for God, and to use all of those conditions to protect True Mother and to widen her scope.
Here are some words from True Father on this subject:
“A life of attendance is not easy. It is not easy for you, and it is not easy for me either. If I have to deal with an issue concerning attendance, I cannot sleep. I know that unless I attend God, He will be restricted; that without me He cannot be liberated. It should be the same for you in attending me. You should make me feel that I am powerless without you, because only when you expand the scope of your activities can I broaden the stage of my activities. Therefore, you should understand that you determine the circumstances that surround me, and you should have a heart to create an expansive environment for me in all spheres of life. Again, a life of attendance is not easy. You must attend God with more heart than the heart of parents who love their children.” (CSG Book 11 – 1,1,7)
Every single thing True Mother has done has been done with a heart of deep love to attend God, and with a determination so profound that none of us can even begin to comprehend. The last seven years have all been for the sake of bringing the gift of national restoration to True Father and to our Heavenly Parent, in honor of True Father’s hundredth birthday.
If we unite with True Mother now, no matter how much or how little we have done in the past, don’t you think Heaven can do miracles with our unity? The question remains, what am I to do now as a member of the Family Federation USA?
First, I am asking every member to mobilize their support for True Mother on December 28. All members are invited. All of your tribes are invited. If you have contacts with Christian clergy or other religious or peace-loving leaders, they are invited. For the remaining few who are not able to attend in person, I ask that you congregate together to host live Watch Parties together with other members and guests of your community. If for any reason you don’t feel capable of supporting the mobilization, then please find a way to help those who are. There is definitely a way for everyone to contribute.
Second, I am asking every family, or even every member, to claim total ownership over our American movement by offering $5,000 toward the America National Victory Fund. This money is a condition of ownership, not only to pay for all of the rallies we have conducted to proclaim True Mother’s role, not only to support the World Mission Fund, but it is a right-of-passage for America and a condition towards national restoration of each subregion and our nation as a whole. It is for us as leaders and members to truly own our American movement. Beginning in 2020, America will be brand new.
If we fulfill these conditions on top of the foundation of our Tribal Messiahship breakthroughs, we can submit our offering to Heaven with dignity for the sake of national restoration in 2020.
It is my firm belief that the quality of the next 10 years and beyond will be determined by our efforts between now and December 28. The impact of that victory and the sustaining results of that victory will be measured by how much we choose to invest right now. Together, we are the winning team, so we are totally worth investing in.
God bless you and your families.
Demian and Yumiko Dunkley