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 2, 2008

Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras

We made it!

We arrived Friday evening after a bit of run-around involving roads shown on the map that don't actually exist, and yet another border crossing - I'm really looking forward to pulling money out of the ATM today or tomorrow and actually being able to keep some of it, or spend it on something we need, rather than giving it all to the border officials. Although our final destination is a town called Gracias, about 45 minutes from here, we are staying with missionary friends here in Santa Rosa while we get housing set up in Gracias. The people we are staying with actually moved here from Bend, Oregon, where we used to live, and we have had fun figuring out we actually have mutual friends there. They also have roots in Portland and Vancouver.

Yesterday we drove to Gracias and looked at a house that was available to rent there. The house is available immediately, and we're going to take it - it's small and modest, as most here are, but a nice house, and with a good cleaning and some paint it will work well to start out here. Faith, of course, is now trying to figure out how to get the kitchen to work with NO drawers and NO cabinets.

We'll post pictures in a day or two. Right now we're trying to rest a little and get oriented in the new surroundings.


Lana Brubacher said...

Yeah! We are so glad that you have made it. We have our missions' meeting today and we will be praying for you!

Teri said...

Thanks for keeping us updated so we know how to pray for your family!

designcenter01 said...

Greetings again from Maine.
Praise the Lord! So glad you made it safely. Buzz & Jen are in Hungary now. Doing well so far. I will let her know. Laurie

Lance said...

GRATS Guys! Praise the Lord you made it. Glad to hear there wasn't any more blackmailing taking place!

Lisa said...

Hi guys! We're relieved to hear you made it safely. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Talk about a small world... transpants from Bend in Honduras. Any one we would know? We will continue to pray for an easy adjustment and inspiration for Faith and the kitchen!
Blessings ~ Lisa