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 30, 2008

Sometimes things do happen fast...

We've grown accustomed to the 'it will happen when it happens' way of things getting done here. This was/is a long process; more so for me (Faith) as an 'A' type personality.

This past week is a funny example.

One of the big plans for the children's home is to have a biodigester installed because the ground here is so difficult to work with as far as drainage. The leach field that Alan put in two years ago is no longer working. It is better than the 'nothing' situation they had before but still not ideal. So we're heard various plans in the works to do this new thing with the area. Friday Alan showed up and there was a group from the city, a digging company, and someone from Juarez all ready to tear into it. Fortunately, Alan got there in time to show them the layout of where the tanks are and where the tubing is for the current drainage system. Had they just started digging away...well...let just say it could've been a bit ugly. So that is in the works. Alan will be looking for some materials they are having a hard time finding down here while we're up in the states.

Next, there was a party of sorts last Saturday with some folks from town, from Juarez, from the V, T, & A children's home in La Junta, and the people who are living and working in the home for the elderly. They have been raising pigs at the children's home and one of them was put to good use on Saturday for carnitas. Here are a couple of pictures for you! Prepare yourself.

We did get to have a couple of good conversations with Leo who is the overall director of this organization. He had decided to remove the current directors and bring in a different couple from the area to work at the children's home. There were various concerns he had and felt this was a good decision for all involved. If you would pray for the new directors as they learn the ropes and settle into their new roles. We're also praying for the previous directors as they shift back into their lives in Juarez.During the party they mentioned that there was no water to the house. The next question; "Was the bill paid?" Yes it was; so that meant go looking around. The tanks on the top were dry so that means plugs somewhere. Oh boy. Alan went a digging. Literally. There used to be a box and a faucet out of a small area right by the clothesline. It was buried underground and you would've never found it if you hadn't know right where to dig. He found it and proceeded to use those great muscles and deductive reasoning skills. Gracias a Dios they now have water again...

Alan has been back and forth the last couple of days putting in some things that the new directors requested. Door locks replaced, door knobs, various fix its that need to be done. The house gets, how shall we say it, a bit of wear and tear.'s been a bit of a whirlwind week. That and we're getting everything buttoned down here to be gone for the month. Nothing much...

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