I will preface this post be saying it is political in nature. As Americans living in a foreign country as missionaries, we would be wise to stay out of politics and focus on spiritual matters, so I will do my best to make this short. I will also preface by saying that I will not address the issue of who the Honduran president should be, and my words here are directed to neither the people nor the government of
I wrote in a blog post a year ago, as we were leaving Mexico for Honduras, that our time in Mexico had been spent as ambassadors, and that, probably more than anything else we did there, as we walked the streets everyday and as we paid our bills and interacted with the people in the grocery stores, our lives there were speaking to the people around us about our Lord Jesus and also about Uncle Sam. They saw us as Americans first, Christians second, and the things we did everyday were statements to the people there about Christ and about
On Saturday evening, June 27, I called my parents in the US and talked to them for a bit. I told them that there was a political coup pending down here, and that things were likely to get dicey here for awhile. This, again, was Saturday night, the night before Zelaya was ousted, and the coup many in the country were expecting was that of then-president Zelaya effectively rendering the Honduran constitution impotent and setting himself up as a dictator in the form of Chavez or Castro. The expectation was that the encuesta – the public survey he insisted on holding on Sunday – would be held up as showing that the public overwhelmingly supported Zelaya in changing the constitution to his whim, beginning with the removal of term limits. By Saturday the congress and the supreme court of
I will not claim to speak for the Honduran people; they are speaking for themselves. There are riots and protests going on in this country; there are people attacking other people and vandalizing businesses. There are also peaceful protests going on, people holding banners and flags and asking for peace and order. People holding signs and chanting, “we don’t want to be
I do have personal feelings about the situation here in
The future of Honduras as we know it depends upon people joining us in contacting their president and other elected officials and expressing themselves on this issue. The ball is already rolling on this, and from where I stand, the path it's rolling down has no happy ending.
Our family came to
- Alan Hayes