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.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
AAACKKK we need H.E.L.P.
We're back to the ditch, ditch, ditch phase. This is harder when, one - you don't have as much to ditch, two - when you don't have the same places to ditch things. I'd take a picture but it's just a disaster and I don't want to have that recorded for prosperity...
- The winter clothes are gone.
- The winter bedding will be gone shortly.
(we're a bit used to having to have LOTS of layers and comforters to keep off the cold....not really going to be much of an issue where we're going. :) )
- The old school work is gone.
- The extra is gone - for the most part.
Today will consist of finishing up the closets and the piddly stuff. Tomorrow is Sunday - we'll try and rest. Maybe do some last time visiting w/ friends. Monday the kitchen will be packed up and the Tuesday the beds and that stuff come down and in the truck before we drive off.
Also, we have to find homes for our cats. Besitos had another litter and we had found a place for her and the babies because she was such an awesome mouser. Last week though, somehow she was killed. So we've been mourning her and trying to keep her babies alive. 4 of them...sigh. Then two we gave away earlier were brought back. Hmmm....we want to take the last one but we'll just have to see.
We've also planned out our road trip for the most part. Here's a map with our stopping points labeled. This is of course a bit 'as the crow flies' - roads aren't always available where the route seems the most direct, but in general, this is the path we're working on. We were given some wonderful road maps of Mexico and Central America and although we're trying our best to avoid the tolls we do want to be on good and safe roads. We're looking at about 10 days just in driving. Thankfully, we are blessed with some friends and acquaintances that are able and willing to host us for a few of those nights. They are dispersed out fairly evenly which is another benefit! :) We'll be stopping in Chihuahua, Toluca, and Oaxaca to visit friends and other missionaries. Once we leave MX we're a bit in the air as to stops but our friends in the south have some ideas.
We'll update as we're on the road and have internet but after Tuesday we'll be a bit harder to get in contact with.
I'm going to link you also to the Sowers information so you can see what we're getting into! :) We're all excited to start working together and see where God leads this 'coming together'.
Thanks again so much for continuing to partner with us and make it possible for us to be available and useful where we are!