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.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
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.