Five years ago we escaped the United States for the tropical Caribbean island of Grenada.
For a while, it felt like we’d found paradise.
My YouTube channel grew, my family grew, and I got to play with all the tropical crops I couldn’t grow in the states.
After living as renters for three long years, we bought land and built cabins.
And then came the coronavirus… and our island became a prison. Our neighbors became unfriendly. Anti-white sentiment rose. The grocery stores closed. The airport closed. The churches closed.
And we were stuck on our land, surrounded by people that didn’t want us there. Our visas were not approved as they had been in previous years and the government officials treated me like dirt.
By God’s grace, a friend found a way to charter a flight out… and we decided to leave everything behind, including the land and houses and gardens we’d worked so hard to build.
August 24th, 2020, we flew home.
I believed five years ago that the US was doomed. I believe it now as well. But our path is apparently to be here as it happens, rather than among foreigners, watching from afar.
We tried to escape and worked our hardest to make it stick but it became impossible. And I am glad to be home with my own people.
After leaving the US, I took to calling May 3rd “Freedom Day,” since it was when we escaped… but it turns out, we didn’t, as the problems in the US echo around the world.
Freedom from tyranny and oppression may not be possible in this world. We have to serve a higher authority for ultimate freedom. We may not be physically free, but we can be spiritually free.
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:31-36)
Times are going to get tougher, but we will ultimately be free. I am not peaceful about where things area headed, but I pray we will all face the trials with courage and faith.
There are many things to be thankful for.
A nice house and land to rent
A loving wife
A godly brother and sisters
Encouraging readers and viewers
A good church
A mostly free state
Blueberries and blackberries to forage
Babies to garden with
A working van
A quiet neighborhood
A loving mother
…and a lot more.
God is good. He has His reasons for everything. As a child he set me free from ignorance and sin and adopted me into His Kingdom.
His name be praised.