Injustice & Need

Psalm 103:6 (NLT) "The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly."

The main employment for the men in this area of Nicaragua are the sugar cane fields. The pesticides used in these fields are so strong that most of the men develop kidney failure and die at a young age.

Sugar Cane Worker
Sugar Cane Company

Missionaries have approached this company and the government about using less toxic chemicals, but were told to “leave it alone” or risk deportation.

Running monthly blood tests, the cane company has now found 3,000 men who have contracted the disease and have terminated them. The physician estimates that of the 50 men in the small village of Bethel that have this disease, 3 of them will die annually.