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.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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.
Conference was canceled.
Trip plans were pondered over.
Blog posts were forgotten. (So much for that post dating thing....how 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.