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.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
tropical storms of the old nature ...
Please pray for Honduras and the people here. Tensions are high with the return of Mel Zelaya to the country on Monday, and the government has imposed a round-the-clock curfew since Monday afternoon. There are reports of sacking and looting of banks and stores in Tegucigalpa and attacks on police there. Today the curfew has been lifted from 10am to 5pm this afternoon, but now there appear to be rushes on the grocery stores there as people stock up. It is certainly possible, if not probable, that tensions and violence will continue to escalate before subsiding.
And today in the states, the top stories are that Obama is telling the world the US isn't going to fix it all, and 4 people are arrested in an Illinois dogfighting ring at a daycare.
Here in Gracias where we are, things are tranquil. Quite literally, peaceful and quiet; more so than usual. We were planning to attend a missionary conference this week in Siguatepeque; this has been canceled, but several of the people from the US who were to be involved had already arrived in country when this whole thing came down, and now are caught in the whole affair of national curfew and closed airports.
Please pray for Honduras and the people affected by all this, for a peaceful end to the violence, and that God will be glorified through it all.