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, May 25, 2010

Mile 2480 - Fruita, CO

A few days here visiting my parents and grandpa. Everyone is very tired of spending time in the truck, but happy to see grandma and grandpa and spend time with them. As the photo shows, we are a long way from Oaxaca and Honduras - our kids are the ones standing in the snowbank in flip-flops.

A couple of announcements / prayer requests - the first relates to our financial support for the work in Oaxaca. To be honest, as we have been looking at the numbers and working through the accounting of what we feel we need to continue working in Mexico and the level of our current support, we are more and more seeing that we need more money on a monthly basis to continue in Mexico, and are praying that God will make our path straight and his will obvious to us. Specifically, we feel we need at least an additional $1500 a month in order to return to Mexico long-term. Our trip north is in part related to this need, and we are still available to speak and share with people the work we are involved with. Honestly, this is the hardest part of our work; neither Faith nor I like asking for money, and perhaps we don't make our needs known like we should. We do want all gifts given to our ministry to be Spirit-led, and we feel that if God doesn't lead His people to give what is needed then we should look for his leading in a different direction.

The second item is that I will be looking for short-term work while in the Vancouver area. We will arrive the first part of June and plan to be there through at least mid-August. If anyone in the area has Mechanical Engineering work, welding work, or you need your yard mowed or your horse barn shoveled out, let me know.

- Alan


Anonymous said...

We have faithfully followed your blog and your work. God bless you for your fiathfulness. Do you know when you are coming to Bend? We don't want to miss you. The kids have really grown up. My word.
keep your updates coming. Madelle

Jamie Jo said...

Thanks for "spelling it out" for us. We're praying that God will supply abundantly all you need in order to return as scheduled. I love the photo of the flip-flop kids in the snow.