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.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
can i pull those six teeth for you, sir??
A couple weeks ago I drove some construction materials out to a church in a village called Azecualpa, an hour and a half from here at the end of a 4-wheel-drive trail. The church was installing 6000 pounds of ceramic tiles and cement, which we delivered in two trips with the truck and utility trailer. This same church had a celebration service last weekend for their 28th anniversary in this location, and for the celebration had the ceiling and floor finished. I attended their service, and was truly blessed to be there.
This morning a dental team left that has been in the area for the past week, extracting and fixing teeth in surrounding villages. We have been helping them with transportation, translating, finding medical supplies in town and diving in and assisting with the dental work. Be sure and notice the cute nurse in the pink gloves. Getting to work with short-term mission teams is one of the highlights of being down here; we very much enjoy getting to know them and wish them well on their return trip.