Good Housing 4 Nineteen Year Old Girls in Nigaragua on Ministry Work
In humans the forebrain does not complete development until age twenty five. The forebrain Is the judgement part. The harm that could come to these girls outweighs the reward even if the risk were low.
If they were going to watch a tennis tournament would you let them go? Do not let their mission cloud your judgement as to the danger. This is a broken country struggling to recover from years of civil war. I am 70. would I go? Yes. I would go with the wisdom the comes with blowing out a lot of birth candles and travel in the developing world. And I would plan and be careful.
Be warned: I have not been there so grain of salt.
Nigaragua is on my list of places I want to travel I have no personal experience but have done some reading...for what its worth. Supposedly the country is about the safest in Latin America. But I currently live in one of the safest cites in the US but a few years back one night a couple of kids from church as they came out of a bowling had a gun pulled on them and were robbed. Caution is needed no matter where you are.
On the other hand, when I was 19 and involved in an inner city ministry with children, I would sometimes go into "the projects" at night where no cop would ever go alone even during the day and nothing ever happened to me. Looking back I'm astonished at my stupidity. there is an old line about how God protects children and fools. But in the real world...not always.
Someone said Nicaragua was one of the safer countries in Central America? It was not me.... Safety in Central America and South America is easier understood by cultures, and language. Often Central and South America are more tribal than Africa. Yet, I see the Spanish coming to Central and South America as Land Pirates, the Conquistadors more or less, raped, pillaged, and plunder, and paid for their wars by booty. Simon Bolivar liberated for the booty he took, stole. For this area, try to see the percentage of blood. For example, El Salvador, which in my guess is the most dangerous country in Central America has about 83 percent Mestizo, half Indian half Spanish, and Guatemala is 41 percent. Since the Mestizos write the history, they make all the tribal areas into savages, while really it is just the opposite. High density of humans, mestizos is the formula for danger in Central and South America, high density, big cities is danger, low density, small cities is safer. James Michener wrote a book "Mexico," and another "Carribean," and I suppose "Texas." And in these books he breaks down all the demographics of the cultures, truly right on the mark for understanding these cultures. I truly consider reading, and watching movies about Pirates good fun, Errol Flynn, and educational Very few recent writers can refrain from serious bullshit, and most website are just advertisements. And as normal, the place a person chooses to go is the safest, unless you choose to go to all of them. Which in, is the way to framing a person, has he or she only gone to one, or a group of countries? Yet, four 19 year old girls in Nicaragua out and about is a question mark, that maybe needs a God to protect.