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.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The sparks are flyin'...

and no that's not in reference to a marital spat. It's literal...

That would be Alan grinding away at various pieces of metal as he is modifying a backhoe bucket. This is part of a piece of heavy equipment that the Sowers family is using as they build the ministry center outside of Gracias. :)

Needless to say it's been pretty loud at our house lately. I never realized we have a weld shop out the back door.

He's finishing up the project today after working for several hours with a not-so-sharp tool. Getting fed up, he drove down to the ferreteria (tool store...) and bought some new parts and more welding rod. Amazing what a difference the right tool can make. He should finish this afternoon and be able to take the newly minted bucket back so they can play in the dirt some more.

I'll post 'finished' pictures when it's finished!


Missus Wookie said...

My FIL was a welder, taught the Wookie all his knows :) I do love watching capable people working, find it fascinating. Looks like a great job too!

Jamie Jo said...

Methinks you might be losing the olde English. We usually call the ferreteria a "hardware" store. Tool store works, too. Cute, Faith. Before long you'll be asking kids in English how many years they have!