The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

One other thing....

I forgot to mention in the other post that we are also getting ready to leave to visit my sister. We'll be leaving Madera around the end of April/1st of May. We're working on getting bills paid in advance, workers paid at the children's home, and in general things ready for us to be gone for a month.

I don't know what kind of internet access we'll have but I know it won't be as frequent as normal. :) If you need to contact us email is still probably the best way but we might be a bit slower in responding.

We're planning on our trip being the last one back to the states for a while. IF the Lord continues to direct us south to work w/ the family in Honduras, we're planning on driving from Madera. Funny, but the mileage is almost what it was for us to drive from Vancouver to Madera, Chihuahua. It will be more complicated in getting to the states so we're going to be saving our resources as much as possible. It looks like we can just go to Belize to renew the "tourist visas" we'll have for a while. At this point, we hope to be in ready to work there in August. There are a few projects we're working on at the children's home that we'd like to finish helping with and there is a group in July coming to work with our church on some construction and a VBS for the local kidlets.

Thank you to all of you who have contacted us with continued support for our mission ventures! We are walking through these doors until we have clear direction (through any means HE likes) from the Lord that He would rather us do something different. Please let us know if you still feel called OR if you do not feel called to continue your support! We FULLY TRUST that God will, lead you in the best decision for YOUR family and that he will lead us in the direction HE wants for our family. If it's to work in Honduras, we're thrilled! If it is to be finished with this chapter, we are confident that He has provision for that also.

Again, we are so grateful for all the love you've extended to our family through this. Know that we are so humbled to be called to this type of service. We would not be able to serve like this without your help. I'm thinking of Paul when he's writing to the church in Philipi -

"Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I was in need. Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen." Philippians 4:14-20

Through your blessing our family, you have a share in our work.

que Dios les bendiga...

1 comment:

vikki said...

Praying for you guys! Your missed!I can't believe the kids are getting so big! We will be praying for direction for you. God is faithful and He will direct your steps, rest in Him.
God Bless!