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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

day 3

Day 3 of the coup in Honduras - the action taken by the Honduran government of removing the president has been condemned by the US and Organization of American States, all of whom are demanding that Zelaya be reinstated. The word is that Zelaya will return to Honduras on Thursday, accompanied by numerous political leaders; no one is quite sure how they plan to arrive. The new president here, Michelleti, has said that Zelaya will be captured and detained if he shows up.

Here in Gracias there was a protest yesterday afternoon/evening and things are expected to continue and escalate today. The roads are reportedly closed between here and Santa Rosa by protestors, with more protests the closer one gets to the larger cities. We were planning to help another missionary family in Santa Rosa move to the coast this week, but all such plans have been put on hold here.

The condemnation by most of the western world on this issue has manifest itself in sanctions against the country, notably the halt of importation of petroleum products from Venezuela and other places. This morning the borders have reportedly been closed to the importation of commercial goods. All this will certainly have quite an effect on life here.

Just for your information, we do NOT consider ourselves experts on Honduran politics which is why we are encouraging you to look at the link from La Gringa in our Bulletin Board section. She has a much bigger and better grasp.

Thanks for your prayers - we need them. Hondurans need them.

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