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.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Today we are moving into the house. Tonight we will sleep there. Here are a few 'before' shots and as soon as I can, I'll post 'afters'.

It is almost all painted. (Even with my 6'4" hubby those tall walls are hard to reach...thankfully though he won't be wacking his head on the door frames every time he walks in.)We have some beds put together.

We have some clean sheets.

We were able to get the trailer out of the yard of our friends here. That was the biggie. When we got here a week and a half ago we were able to pull the trailer into their parking area behind a gate. The next day though the road was closed indefinitely while there was road construction going on. Each day it got a little worse too. Wet cement, BIG piles of dirt, framing and rebar everywhere. We can't even get the trucks within 2 blocks of the house. We've been waiting for the time when we could sneak it out and yesterday the guys figured it was do or die. Alan was able to drive backwards up the hill and park the truck about 3 houses away. Now - our trailer is small but really, it's not for just picking up and moving around with one or two guys, especially fully loaded. Brad went up and talked to the workers about being able to move the truck up there and maybe having them help us pull the trailer out to the truck. "SURE!!!" So - Alan moves the truck around and 15 (at least) guys come down to help. Did I mention the trailer is fully loaded and that the truck was parked DOWNhill???? And just so you know, these pictures do NO do justice to the actual downgrade here. They made it. Uphill out of the parking area, up over the big hump with rebar sticking out, and then, WHOA NELLY, all those guys leaning against it as gravity had it's way. It didn't help (or maybe it did) that the new concrete is covered in layers of loose dirt. You can imagine the nightmares I had running through my brain as I watched. I even forgot to get out the camera. At the end though I got a couple. Here you go!

Anyway....we got it to the house and unloaded. Now we just need to find a place for everything. Does anyone have any spare cabinets or an extra closet around anywhere????


bree444 said...

Quite the adventure. Honestly, I cannot imagine (even with the narrative) your life. I remember you in prayer often and will continue to do so. Love and God's wonderful blessings, Brenda
Gen. 31:49

Jamie Jo said...

Happy Housewarming! Good to see your new title "The Hayes Zoo in Honduras!" You made it!

Sleep well.

Looking forward to the finished job.

Love y'all,

designcenter01 said...

Ok, after reading about the truck thing you are now officially "bone-i-fide rednecks".
I know this because in my past life I was a West Virginian We still love you tho'. Gleeful Smile!!