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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mile 437

We've finally gotten off the pad, as it were. Yesterday (Monday) we packed the final things - beds, frig, suitcases - into the truck and trailer, said final goodbyes to the children's home and the landlord, had a final lunch at 'Taqueria Gamez' and hit the road with all our stuff. We are now in Chihuahua City, where we are visiting more friends for a couple days before heading south.

Chihuahua City isn't new for us. We lived here for almost a year, up until a little over a year ago; we know people here and are quite familiar with the road between Madera and Chihuahua. So, in a way the real journey starts in a couple days, when we leave here. I'll have to look at a map to even find the highway out of town toward the south; here the highways aren't always connected, with directions on big, green signs like they are in the states. The way out of town for us will probably be highway 45 / 49, to Torreon, though there is a smaller highway, 24, that passes through some historic areas that we've talked about taking. Gracias a Dios, we've been blessed with some good road atlases of Mexico by some friends of ours in Madera. The trip to Chihua's (as the locals call Chihuahua City) has been a good shakeout time for the truck and trailer, and also for our family (and cat!) in the truck. During the time here I'll need to clean the ol' K&N air filter on the truck and redo the tie-down job on the trailer tarp in a couple places. In general, though, things seem pretty tight and smooth.

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