The Hayes Zoo
- 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.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
mile 5-bajillion - Jutiapa, Guatemala
We've spent the past couple days driving past coconut palms and banana fields. Yesterday we drove across the state of Chiapas, and to the Guatemala border. We had to sit and wait for about an hour in Chiapas for a highway protest, and the roads in Chiapas are some of probably the worst we have seen in Mexico, so we were later arriving at the border than I had hoped. The border was a bit of a hassle, and cost us most of our available money in import taxes on our stuff. We wound up spending the night in a hotel right on the highway, with our room right in the corner of the highway and the next-door truck-stop. A half-hour after we arrived, the power went off, and was off until around midnight. It was probably the most miserable night of the trip.
If the roads are in decent shape between here and there, we anticipate arriving in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras tomorrow - this is about a 45-minute drive from our final destination of Gracias. We will be staying in Santa Rosa with other friends for a week or two until we get housing set up in Gracias.