We just completed two PRMI leadership team events – our staff discernment retreat and our International Board meeting.
Thanks to all of you who covered us in prayer for these very important meetings. We will report to you about significant decisions we made.
At the PRMI Board meeting I was deeply moved and troubled by a report from Earl Rutledge, a missionary to Nicaragua who is on our International Board. It was obvious his heart is still in Nicaragua.
Earl reported to the board the gravity of the situation in Nicaragua. He described for us the loss of life, the oppression, and the loss of economic gains and freedom made over the last two-and-a-half decades.
He and his family have served in Nicaragua for 25 years and have been connected with Chris Walker.
Earl and Chris have worked together to equip Young Life and church leaders and to create the Spanish Mobile Dunamis. This work has suffered major disruption due to the violent oppression.
Earl and his family left Nicaragua in April before the current political crisis erupted. Continuing violence and chaos have made them feel it is not safe to return to Nicaragua.
As a result, they have been staying in various locations in the US, including at the Sheepfold Prayer House at the Community of the Cross in North Carolina.
Their youngest daughter, age twelve, wonders if she will ever see her own room again.
Let me share with you what Earl told us about the grave situation.