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.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Blog

Since our lives have taken a slight turn in direction I (Faith) have started a new blog.  We're still trying to work through why but it seemed such a shift a clean slate, so to speak, was created. 

Here is the new one if you'd like to drop by.  Each of you has been hugely instrumental in our lives, ministry and through thick and thin, that we want to offer continued participation from you if you'd like.

I'm planning on sending out a blanket email to update and redirect but that will be the last time I do that.  I understand that in this day and age, we are bombarded by media and we don't want to be one more cymbal unless you want us to.  :)

God Bless,

Faith - for the zoo... 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Foodie Friday


This is the hardest meal for me to be creative with. Frankly, it's usually leftovers but I have good eaters and lately between them and the lack of interest I've had in cooking well....I'm revamping.

THIS is our new lunch menu at least once a week. Maybe more....if I need it to be. :)

Fresh Bread
Slices of Cheddar Cheese
3 apples

I may get creative some days and add in veggie sticks but I was too tired today.

I have THE BEST bread recipe in the whole world that is a huge hit for our everyday, go to bread so I'm reimplementing it into the rotation.

Mother Bread - from my sweet friend Kate

2TBS yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 c. very warm water

Combine and let sit for 5 minutes

Then add 1 cup of flour. Let rest additional 20 minutes.

Then add:

1/4 c. butter (or shortening if you want but I prefer real food....:))
1 c. sugar (I usually short this quite a bit)
1TBPS salt
3 c. very warm water

Combine then add in 8 more cups of flour (any combo you'd like). Turn out and knead, adding in at least one more cup of flour.

Let rise 'till doubled. Punch down and put into pans then let rise again 'till doubled.

Bake @ 350 degrees 30-40 minutes 'till golden brown. Brush w/ butter after removed from the oven and enjoy!!

This dough also makes fabulous cinnamon rolls....just sayin'.

I did this today and gee wiz....everyone was happy. Plus my house smelled fabulous so it's a win-win all around. :)