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We Are Fighting Back - Day 95

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Today is Day 95.

We wrote the Valentine's Message below in February, 2013. Our Idaho Ministry Ranch was under attack and the attack had expanded to include our Montana home and ranch. We were begging with public officials to force the banks to work with us and reporting fraud and treachery to all the governing entities who would listen to us. The banks were trying to force us into bankruptcy, but we were fighting back. We have and are continuing to refuse to seek relief from bankruptcy courts because we did nothing wrong. This is not and was never a money problem. This is persecution for our faith. We were not trying to avoid or fail to pay our bills, we were begging America to force the banks to allow us to pay our bills. The big banks created money problems trying to break us and our American spirit to stand for what is right, but we heroically fought back and met our obligations. We made every payment we were allowed to make. At great personal cost and sacrifice, we continued to fight to honor and preserve our freedoms as natural born Americans. We did not default on our loan, our property, or our good name.

Today, we thought we would share this Valentine message with you to let you hear some of the pain we have carried for over a decade trying to save our homeland, for us and for you. Wells Fargo and HSBC have since joined this attack against us. Through it all, God has been faithful to sustain us. On this Valentine's Day, though our home and the wealth of our financial portfolio have been judicially stolen, our hearts are not empty and the chocolate hugs, kisses and memories in our hearts are worth far more than what has been stolen from us by the richest banks in the world.

Mama, can today be Valentine’s Day?

What would happen to me if my home went into foreclosure? With statistics like 1 in 21 homes in foreclosure in Boise, Idaho and 1 in 9 homes in foreclosure in Las Vegas, Nevada, every homeowner should ask themselves that question. It happened to them. It happened to us. It could happen to you.

We are not homeless like many, but we have been drug down the foreclosure road behind the bankster’s armored trucks for years being beat up, cut up, bruised and abused. We know what the perilous road to foreclosure feels like and what happens to your reality when your home is in foreclosure. Life changes. People change. Family changes. Friends change. Your career changes. Your outlook on life changes. Your worldview changes. Your clothes change. Your food changes. You change. The changes come not because you caused them, not because you wanted them, but because they are forced upon you. This acronym on Valentine’s Day touches on the heart of a homeowner in foreclosure:

Vaguely remembering life before foreclosure
Asking for help to stop the abuse from anyone who will listen
Losing all you own and all you have when you wake, when you sleep, when you breathe
Experiencing death by strangling from intentional, malicious and relentless mortgage abusers
Never getting a good night’s sleep
Trying to find any justice in all the injustice
Intimidating legal jargon and obvious corruption cloud your mind so you can no longer think
Needing desperately to hear an honorable judge say, “No more abuse. Enough is enough.”
Encouraging each other to keep going
Stopping each day to thank the Lord you had a place to sleep last night
Doing all you can to save what is left
Abhorring the evil that has been intentionally inflicted on your family
Yearning for one moment of justice…just one moment in time that could give you your life back

Do you know what one of the hardest changes to get used to with foreclosure proceedings is? Holidays change. Holidays provide tradition, stability, memories, and rest for families. Today is Valentine’s Day, a day set aside for celebrating love between husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors. For twenty-six years we have celebrated this day together. But today, because of the fraudulent actions of PHH, CHASE, Coldwell Banker, Just Law, and Moffat Thomas, our family is spread out over six hundred miles apart with nothing but the love in our hearts to keep us going. We are not homeless. We are lifeless, fighting for our homes. You have tried to break us, but we will not bow or bend. We will fight all the way.

For homeowners in foreclosure, things have changed. You dwell in a waiting mode – waiting to get your life back, waiting to know if you will all survive, waiting for some peace in the midst of the battle, waiting and desperately latching on to each ray of hope that this will soon be over, waiting for the end and praying this will be the last holiday the bad guys mess up. It hurts. It makes you angry. It makes you want to fight. Things have changed. You choose to let it go and make the day special in every little way you can.

Change has been forced on us, but we are choosing not to give up our Valentine’s Day celebration today. Instead of chocolate hearts, stuffed animals, homemade candies, beautiful cards, a house decorated with handmade Valentines, special meals and making forever memories, our family is going to celebrate our love in a different way. We have empty chocolate hearts from previous years. Russell Stover’s hearts that were once filled with assorted chocolate delicacies. Today we are refilling them with memories of love and celebrations of years past. PHH, CHASE, Coldwell Banker, Just Law and Moffat, you have broken us financially, but we are not poor. Our hearts are not empty. The chocolate hugs, kisses and memories in our hearts are worth far more than the richest chocolates we could ever buy.

Homeowners, we are sorry for your loss. We know. We understand. Please remember homeownership is not just about a house. It is about having a home. The bad guys can take your house, but they do not have the power to take your home whether or not you win or lose in a court of law. Hang in there. It is always darkest before the dawn. Dawn is coming soon…for all of us. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Nickersons. May God fill your hearts and homes with love.

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