IS IT SAFE?
Absolutely! In no way do we diminish the reality of the conflict this past spring and summer - it was real and heartbreaking. Nicaragua has a long way to go politically, but life is back to normal for us. Our leadership from the U.S. and several teams have come down to serve over the past few weeks with no issues at all. Travel to and from the barrios is worry free including through Managua.
HOW MANY TRIPS HAVE YOUR STAFF AND VISITING TEAMS TAKEN TO BARRIOS THIS SUMMER AND FALL?
More than 60 visits to build homes, latrines, Bible studies, VBS, water wells and more.
DO YOU HAVE ANY MISSION TEAMS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR?
YES!! We're so excited to have teams the end of September, the first two weeks of October, two teams in November and our annual Christmas trip in Dec. (
WHAT ABOUT MASAYA?
The city of Masaya experienced a period of civil unrest this past summer, but if you drive through the streets today you'll find children and families walking the streets, businesses, restaurants (including TipTop and Papa Johns!) and markets are open including the new mall in Masaya!
WHAT ABOUT HEALTHCARE?
Hospitals and clinics are open as normal.
IS THE U.S. EMBASSY OPEN?
Yes. It was not fully closed and we are happy to say that personnel, family and diplomats have returned to the U.S. Embassy in Managua.
WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL ADVISORIES?
Government issued travel advisories for many countries are typically evaluated every few months and don't always depict the reality on the ground. Many countries, including Honduras, Haiti and Guatemala have similar advisories in place.
WHAT ABOUT NEWS REPORTS?
When the unrest began there were virtually no news reports. Now that things have returned to normal for us, you will find a few reports from various outlets. Many of those reports are old and don’t reflect the current reality. The struggle in Nicaragua has moved largely from Civil Unrest to Political Maneuvering.
IS THE AIRPORT OPEN?
Yes. We have experienced no issues.
ARE KIDS IN SCHOOL?
Yes, they are!
ARE STREET VENDORS WORKING THE STREETS?
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESSES & RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN?
More than 95%. Grocery stores are fully stocked and gas stations are open.
ARE THERE ANY ROADBLOCKS ON THE HIGHWAYS?
IS THERE HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE?
No. They are located in the cities and streets as usual.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at 864-599-0067 or email@example.com