19 thoughts on “A biased viewpoint.

  1. Powerful message, Jessica. You should publish this (except for safety concerns). Touching, sad, hopeful…..be safe but keep writing. You have a gift! ❤

  2. Thank you for speaking up about this. I see updates on international news platforms, but spotty. This is part of why I’m hit in the gut with compassion for immigrants, & current US border struggles, dominating our news cycles. You’re experiencing first-hand some of the terror our Central & South American fellow humans are fleeing. God bless & protect you & all Nicaraguans… and keep seeking truth & writing about it XO

    1. Also – I’ve been reading about the US-backed NED (National Endowment for Democracy) involvement… complicated history

    2. Mel, you are so right. When we live in the US, sometimes it’s hard to imagine why on earth a family would leave, with just suitcases and travel hundreds of miles to an unknown destination. But when you are feeling your because your life is in danger, or your childrens, or because you threatened for being on the ride side of the government, or when your neighbors go missing, or people are killed with NO consequences, as mothers, we will do WHATEVER It takes to protect our families… and that is often why people make the scary and hard choice to flee for their lives and seek shelter and protection in the US. What is happening to those children in AZ right now is beyond tragic, I’m glad you’re aware of it, and hope you find a way to be a part of the dialogue and solution!

  3. Oh dear Jessica – thank you for sharing a bit of your heart and life. You certainly have been in our thought and prayers – and seeing the glimpses of life there gives us a greater insight into what is happening. I can only imagine a bit of what you must be experiencing daily. But learning to live in the shelter of the most high God is not a bad place to be in many respects. Obviously you cannot come out from this whole experience unchanged, but maybe you are there “for such a time as this”. Thanks for helping us know how to pray – I’m really not sure what else to say. You are loved❣️

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    1. Cathy, oh how I appreciate your words. I am thankful that with this insight, I know you’ll be praying even more specifically for our family and the situation. Thank you, ever so much

  4. I’m writing this from a bus in Haiti on the trip to the airport after a week of being here. Beautiful people and amazing trip. My heart goes out to you and your family and to the people of Nicaragua. I will be praying for you and your family and the country. Please know if you decide to leave , you and Brandon and kids are welcome to move in with us as you transition and make decisions on what to do. I know your heart is to stay there but if that becomes unwise for your family at some point, please know you are welcome at our place. Praying for you, live, Dianne

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    1. Oh, Haiti. Man, I miss the people we know there. Thank you for praying for us, and I really do appreciate the offer. It means a lot since I know it’s not an empty offer!! Love to you!

  5. Praying for you and your sweet family. And the people of Nicaragua. Change takes courage! They are a courageous people and you are a light among them.
    If i could bring you a meal and sit and pray with you I would. For now I know that He is watching over you and surrounding you with His goodness.
    You are so loved by us.
    Aunt K and Un Greg

  6. oh Jessica, this made me cry! oh how I love that place! Despite the danger and all that is happening, I wish with all my heart that I was there. I feel so helpless and I know prayer is powerful, but sometimes I just want to “Do” when God is just asking me to “Pray”-to cry out to Him for His beautiful people. So…that’s what I’ll do, what I am doing, and will continue to do until a government void of such corruption is in place and hasta due la paz regrese una vez mas en la Nicaragua de mi corazon! Love you and your family, my friend!

  7. Wow. I live in Nicaragua – your words ‘And also, I beg you, please do not comment and tell me and family to leave, for my dear friend, even though you might mean well in that comment, my heart cannot bear to hear it.’ are things I have said so often… would love to chat to you about it all. Thank you for writing.

  8. Spent several years in Nicaragua. Love it, and the people so very much. Jane ^ is my dear, dear friend, and she came across this blog via a friend. It conveys so poignantly how I can imagine both of you feeling. Praying so much for peace and change and for all of you as you make decisions and live out love.

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