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, October 13, 2009

Last week....

...the truck went in the shop. Maintenance you know...things tend to fall apart at the speed of sound. Must be something to do with these roads.

...truck was finished 12 hours before we realized we HAD TO LEAVE the country to stay legal.

....packed. In spite of the water being shut off. I hate leaving dirty laundry especially when someone else is going to be staying at the house.

...401 miles. That just doesn't sound like much. Rough roads. Pot holes the depth of a TIRE on the truck. Horses, cows, kids all in the road and or laying on the side of it. There are NO such things as 'shoulders' on roads here. Curvy, windy, up mountains, down mountains...sections of road G.O.N.E.. Crazy drivers. Barfy kids.

...3 border crossings. Money and paperwork flying. Paying to Ceasar...paying to Ceasar.

....72 hours on the OTHER side of the Belizean border. Yes, we were down to the wire.

...turn around and do it all in reverse.

...Home. Safe, gracias a Dios and hopefully still sound of mind. The body hurts a bit though. Legal. Whew....we wondered there for a few minutes.

So - what did you do last week?



TexasHeather said...

Nothing as busy and exciting as what you did, wowsa! We did take a road trip (700 kms) but it was just a work trip, and only state borders were crossed.

Glad you guys remain legal, and I'm sorry for the barfy kids. Ick.

Grateful for Grace said...

What a crazy week. Umm... doesn't this happen to y'all every time? I seem to see a pattern here. I'm confident it's Honduras' issues and not yours, though. Glad you're legal.

Barfy kids. Yet another item in the "Are you sure you want to be called to foreign mission work?" column.