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.

Monday, October 20, 2008

mile 1347 - Tenancingo, Mexico

We are at about the half-way point through our epic journey and spending a couple nights and a day with friends in a beautiful and scenic valley at about 7500 feet of elevation, about 70 miles southwest of Mexico City. Tomorrow we leave for Cuernavaca, Puebla and Oaxaca, where we plan to stay with more missionary friends for a day or two before continuing on.

Tonight we mourn the passing of our beloved and final cat, Nermal, who has traveled with us the past 1000-plus miles from Madera. She weathered a week of roadside pit-stops and spending the night outside sleeping in the trailer, before allowing herself to relax a little too much around the local dogs this afternoon. She was a great cat, and we will all miss her very much.

On a slightly lighter note, we also had an incident in the hotel in Silao, Guanajuato, with Nattie's electric toothbrush getting dropped in the toilet.

Overall, the trip has gone smoothly. Gracias a Dios, we have yet to be pulled over by either police or military, even after driving back and forth through Toluca about three times looking for the (unmarked) turnoff. We are looking forward with much anticipation to continuing east, tomorrow, beyond Puebla and into less urban and less crowded parts.

The scenery pictures shown are up near Gomez Palacio, near Zacatecas, and right here in Tenancingo.


jen martinez said...

Faith, we love you and are praying for you! Glad to know so far, you're safe and sound. Prayed for extra grace over the kids and each of you this eve. with the loss of Nermal. I'm so sorry. I know it was just a kitty, but a loved kitty, and part of the family. May His peace and tenderness be known to Nattie, Janelle, and Riley tonight. And, may you and Alan have extra rest and strength to continue! ANIMO!

Missus Wookie said...

So sorry to hear about Nermal but thankful you have travelled so far.