Hello dearest sponsor! I send you greetings hoping that you are in good health. I want to tell you that this year I am not going to school. My parents said that I am grown and that I should no longer study but that I should learn to do the work around the house. I have the desire to study but they do not want me to. Also, I weave typical items in order to sell them. After I finish with all my chores, I rest and watch television. My father sells medicine to the community and he also farms the land and works as a day laborer. My mother is a housewife and she also weaves typical items to sell.
We are six siblings in my family and we love each other very much. I feel so happy with my siblings. For Christmas last year, I enjoyed spending a little time with my family. My mother and I prepared the ingredients for tamales and ponche (typical food and hot fruit drink). I go to Prince of Peace church with my family. About three months ago, there I received Jesus into my heart. I want to be baptized this year if possible but if not this year, then next year. I give thanks to you for your support. It has been a blessing for me. I say goodbye and send you a hug.
Blessings and much love,
Erica Josefina Pastor Gutierrez
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary