Pastor Don Duncan embarked on his walk from Vermont to DC to deliver a message of equality to the people of this nation. His walk comes to an end now and his wife, author and journalist Ann Rich, shares his story
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2015 – “Your will, not mine.” That’s what 65 year-old Don Duncan said as he embarked on his Heal America Ministry.
Those four simple words have kept a stage-four-cancer-surviving diabetic going since June 29, when he left his home in Vermont on a journey to minister to those in Washington, DC, all while carrying a 6′ wooden cross.
Don has reached the boundaries of Maryland today and plans to walk into DC on September 1, heading to the Capitol with his message on September 2 to deliver the word of God as he knows on or around noon on Wednesday.
Don embarked on his journey as an act of obedience to deliver a message to the people of this nation. The message he must deliver is simple:
“We are all equal in God’s eyes, we all need and deserve His grace and we must turn back to Him and love each other without discrimination, regardless of race, creed or color. Or face the consequences.”
Don has met dozens of people who have given him a thumbs up. Have thanked him profusely, saying “Millions of us should be doing what you are doing.”
Their approval has reinforced his belief that there’s a malaise out there, a basic understanding that something is fundamentally wrong with this nation.
People are nervous, even frightened of what’s to come; not knowing why, they blame DC. “Yeah, those politicians are ruining us,” many say.
But, perhaps, like Don, we should all look at ourselves; see how we can change and in doing so, make this country a better place.
“Your will, not mine,” Don said one sunny day while he was working on his property where he had spent seven years obediently creating an outdoor sanctuary for prayer and healing called The House of Angels. He was responding to a new divine directive—to strap a Bible to his chest and march to Washington, DC.
Don believes that if we focus on love, accept our differences, and turn to God for guidance, we’ll become right in His eyes. That’s what George Washington and our other founding fathers did.
George Washington said their victory over the most powerful nation on earth was an act of Providence.
The story of Gideon is another example of obedience that led to victory: in the Book of Judges, God tells Gideon to pare down his army from over 20,000 to just 300 men. And, because he trusted in God’s guidance, despite the overwhelming odds against them, Gideon’s men were victorious over 100,000 Midianites.
America’s founding fathers were all Christian men who participated in the creation of this nation with the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the First Continental Congress.
They put their Creator into our founding documents, and the greatest one of all—George Washington—made it clear that to succeed, this nation must follow Godly principles.
His first inaugural address focused mainly upon those principles, and years later, his outgoing address referenced the fact that we need religion and morality in our political arena.
Firmly founded with those fundamental Christian principles, this nation grew.
And grew and grew and grew.
A visual graph of the growth and (dare I say) decline of this nation, would reveal that the growth began to slow down when we elected leaders who turned us away from God. The descent became steeper as we let our leaders take ever-increasing measures to remove God from our nation.
It’s easy to blame them, but we, the citizens, are culpable because we’ve let them do it.
We have been too busy—too comfortable—to take action and tap into the power of God.
Despite the cracks in his feet, the ravages that two stage four cancers inflicted upon his body, the diabetes, and the advance of six decades of life, Don Duncan has tapped into that power. With simple hand tools, he’s been able to move boulders, fell trees and raise a 20-foot cross to create a beautiful outdoor sanctuary.
And now, despite the physical challenges, he’s been able to trek hundreds of miles on his Heal America Walk.
Yes . . . Gideon, our founding fathers and our nation were all victorious. And now Don is victorious. Shouldn’t we all tap into that power and help to make America great once again?
It’s as simple as Don says: “Return to God, accept His will, not your own.”
He believes one of the first steps we should take is to support and elect leaders with strong moral values, leaders who have the courage to reclaim the Christian principles our founding fathers espoused.
To find Don on the road, call Ann Rich Duncan at 802-645-0708.
To learn more about Don Duncan, the House of Angels and the Heal America Walk check out the following: to see the House of Angels, click the blog button at www.annrichduncan.com.
Donald Duncan was ordained through the Living Waters Evangelistic Ministries, in connection with Jacob’s Well Church, in Cambridge, New York. His wife, Ann Rich Duncan is a radio personality in Vermont & New York State, a blogger with The 2016 Committee, and a published author.Click here for reuse options!
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