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.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wars and Rumors of Wars...

Here is an update from Brad Ward (, our friends in Santa Rosa de Copan - soon to be Balfate - regarding political issues, moving plans, and general updating. He said I could copy you on it! Our helping of the pending Beverly Hillbillies epic move has been postponed 'till we see what happens.

I need to give you a little background since Honduras’ political situation has not been in the international news.

On Sunday Honduras will potentially undergo a military coup, arrest their president or at the very least experience a constitutional crisis.

Here is the over-simplified story. The president of Honduras has decreed that on Sunday the 28th there will be an election to decide whether or not to scrap the current constitution (ie: Hugo Chavez). The Honduran Supreme Court and Congress have announced that the President’s decree is illegal and that if he forces the election to happen he will have to be thrown in jail. No one is sure were the military and police stand, and people, both for and against the current president, have been taking to the streets all week.

Wouldn’t you know Sunday the 28th is also the day that the Wards decreed that they would drive their stuff, their pets and a horse all the way across the country.

The most consistent advice we get is to wait to do the move until Tuesday to see how Sunday shakes out and to gauge the safety and accessibility of the country’s highways. We obviously have no experience dealing with a county on the precipice of coups, constitutional crisis et all. We are relying on God’s supernatural guidance and the power of your intercession for us. We are not worried, and we know this situation is in His hands. We are thankful to be in a place where we can be used to be a witness to God’s plan of hope and peace.

We've never been in this situation before either. Or this close to it shall we say. We'll post updates as we can with new information. Remember - no news is not necessarily bad news.

Thanks in advance for the prayers for safety and wisdom!


1 comment:

Tara said...

We'll pray for them.