PSALM 120:  In my distress I called to the LORD and He answered me.  Deliver me from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue…I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war. PSALM 121: I lift up my eyes to the hills, From where does my help come from?  My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth…

It is a sad time in Nicaragua, as evil is abounding.  It is hard to know the truth of what is happening in this country.  I think this picture captures the truth.  The dear hard-working people of Nicaragua are standing upon their right to a free society, to democracy that was written in their constitution.   Now the

situation has escalated to massacres in the streets of Nicaraguan cities.  I love the people of this country.  While I have not learned the language completely, I have been with the people and apart of many of their lives and families for over 20 years.  The whole country is involved and it hurts my heart, and I fear for friends and family members.

What is a blessing in all of this evil is the people of Nicaragua have called upon GOD to work this conflict out.  It is evident in the Catholic Church as they have come to the aid of their people.  Even standing in harm’s way as protection.  Even more so the Christian community has been and continues to pray.    I do not want to jeopardize friends by posting pictures of them.  But the churches are praying for their country to have peace, to have resolution for democracy and freedom.  We are asking for GOD’s help, because He alone can and does fight our battles for us.

Today June 12 is a heavy day in Nicaragua.  The war is getting intense.  Still the people have no weapons.  They only have barricades, and rocks to protect.  This morning at 3am, my friend called and said there street was under attack.  Many students were outside and the gunfire and shouts were beyond fearful.  My friend and her family remain on their knees asking GOD to help them.  I too began to pray.  Even this day, the government has taken over the hospital because they do not want the doctors and nurses to help the local people who have been shot or injured.  A young person on the street where my friend lives was pulled inside a home as he was shot by the military (who are from Cuba).  This boy later died.  Later on, moms came out to stand with their young kids to support their efforts to stand for freedom and democracy,  not sure what happened.  The whole town of Jinotepe is under attack, as well as all other towns in Nicaragua are under attack by military from Cuba.  I feel at a loss to help.  Even now they are asking for nurses and doctors to help the students and people who have been injured.  Cannot say where they are being treated because the military will come in and shoot them.  This real fear, and the reality of the people of Nicaragua.  Please pray.  I want to send pictures, but I do not want to put any of our friends in harms way.  Anyone who looks young, especially young men will be shot or taken by the military.  I am not a reporter, I am just a human being who cares about other human beings.  To see people running from bullets, running for their lives, to see young people standing without weapons, faces covered so they cannot be recognized standing for freedom is beyond words.  I can only kneel and ask GOD to help them.

Psalm 46:

Be still and know that I AM GOD: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted the earth!  The LORD of hosts is with us; The GOD of Jacob is our Fortress, in the fiercest battle, in the raging war…


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