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, September 29, 2009


My goodness this has been a nutsy couple of weeks. We had GREAT plans for them.

First we had a friend visit!!! THAT was a highlight. She was coming to visit and to work at the missions conference we were going to.

She got in on Sunday, a week ago.

That Monday the big announcement that the ousted president was back in country came.


Life came to a halt.

Curfews happened.

Conference was canceled.

Trip plans were pondered over.

Blog posts were forgotten. (So much for that post dating boring to read about food stuffs and 'us being at a conference' when in actuality - none of that was happening...)

We did get LOTS of visiting time in though. I am grateful for that. I am grateful that everyone who came to work for us a the conference stayed safe and sound. I am grateful that the curfews were lifted during most of the days so we could wander around and have 'life as usual when nothing is really as usual as usual'. She helped me re-arrange my house and get a REAL office and school area instead of the 'crammed in' version I had been operating with. (I love it when someone with different eyes can look and help me with solutions...). I'm grateful she was able to get home on her regularly scheduled flight and no jockying around to different airports, flights, or countries. I hope she'll want to come back. :)

So life here is back to 'normal'. We are watching the news and reading the online newspapers. Praying for Honduras. Being grateful for small things and big ones.



Missus Wookie said...

How cool that you have a proper set up now - and that your friend made it home safely. I've been thinking of her...

TexasHeather said...

Been reading what I can, praying lots, and shaking my head in bewilderment at the various, seemingly conflicting, reports. Then praying some more.

Glad your friend made it home safely.

Grateful for Grace said...

I'm so sorry the conference was cancelled! BUT super great you got to visit a lot.

Hey, I'm trying to figure out a trip to somewhere in the 10/40 window for my 40th bday and just got an email about a trip here:
San Antonio de Capapan
Is it anywhere near y'all?

I tried looking on google maps and couldn't figure it out. We may not be accepted for the trip (they take applications). I don't want to go without hubby, so it's both of us (and maybe our 13yo) or nothing. KWIM?

Anyway, how are things? I've been praying for Honduras.

Grateful for Grace said...

Ooooh, great new header photo!