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.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We're leaving for the border...
The past several days began with just rest up time. Which we needed. Then it evolved into 'we need to wait a bit' time. Why??? Well, as of this moment, there is no housing for us in Honduras. It's tough to explain to people back in the states but things here can tend to be a bit 'loose' compared to how it's done up there. Finding, renting, and finalizing housing is one of those challenges that have become more of a mountain than a molehill in our experience.
Next, there are the roads. You could say there's been some weather down south. The rainy season, the tropical storm season, and hurricane season tend to be hard on roads. :) So - we'd discovered that our route was one of the affected areas. Hmmm....that wasn't on the radar when we set out.
Border crossings - this might make getting into Mexico look like a cake walk. Please pray that we are able to find favor with the officials, find the right places to secure said paperwork, and not have to pay off too many people. Blinded eyes would be helpful too.
BUT - enter super hero music - God is very good to us even in our naivety. Through the Loker family here in Oaxaca and their contacts and some other homeschooling friends and their contacts we think we've found a route. And places to get to, in country, if said route doesn't work. We are very blessed with brothers and sisters who are encouraging us on!
So we're leaving today with a 'plan' on the books. Of course, we aren't holding TOO tightly to said 'plan' because we've learned being flexible and having a sense of humor are some of the most important things to pack. Man makes his plans but the Lord directs his steps - thank goodness....That's a promise that is guiding us each step of the way and one we are hanging on to, albeit by our fingernails.
4 days from now is our estimated arrival time in Honduras. We'll do our best to keep you updated on all the developments!