Good morning from Westminster, MD.

Over the past two months, more than 200 people have been killed in Nicaragua, a country I lived in, travel to, and carry in my heart. The country is in crisis due to injustice inflicted on it by its own leaders. Honestly, as an “outsider” it has been hard to know how to help my Nicaraguan friends who are living in a reality no one would every choose. However, I do know there are a few easy steps we can take.

Pray. We can pray for and with the Nicaraguan people as they seek justice and peace. Would you consider taking a few minutes today to pray for Nicaragua this evening at 7 PM? Prayer is powerful, and is a great demonstration of solidarity, compassion, and love. There is hope in the midst of hopeless in Nicaragua – let’s pray that it is realized.

Understand. In a world full of noise, it can be hard to know what to listen to. Would you consider taking a few minutes to learn about and try to understand the crisis in Nicaragua? This can easily be done by an Internet search, or by following #sosnicaragua on social media. I could explain the situation to you, but I often find that coming to your own conclusions is more meaningful.

Share. The world needs to know what is happening in Nicaragua. Once you understand what is happening, I hope you will be compelled to tell others. While it might be difficult for any one of us to impact the situation, together we can shine a light on the plight of the Nicaraguan people, and who knows where that might lead. Would you consider sharing this post, or your own thoughts on the crisis in Nicaragua?

A few of your minutes could make a world of difference for a country full of hurting people. I hope you will choose to stand with the people of Nicaragua.

– James Belt

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