Hello dearest Padrinos! How are you? I hope you are in good health together with your loved ones. I send you many greetings. I am very excited to write this letter and tell you news about my family and me. As you already know, I live with my mother and my siblings. Unfortunately my father passed away. My mother´s name is Santos, she works hard at home, and she also works as a farmer and raises domestic animals. I love my mother because she works very hard to cover the household expenses and I am very grateful to God for the beautiful mother He has given me. Thanks to God my family and I are in good health.
I no longer study because I did not want to continue. Now, I help my mother with the chores and I also work on Sundays in order to help with the income. My dreams are to find a good and stable job in order to help my family financially and have my own family. In my free time I like weaving typical napkins and washing clothes. I enjoyed good moments with my family for Christmas because we celebrated it, we prepared “tamales” (a typical meal made with corn dough, meat and tomato sauce) we shared together and we had a lot of fun. I attend Prince of Peace Church and I like singing praises and praying. When we go through problems, we pray to God trusting that He will give us the strength to get ahead. Please, I ask for your prayers that God will keep my family and I safe and in good health. I will pray for you. I principally thank God because He has put in your heart the desire to sponsor me and help me through LW. I also want to thank you for your Christmas gift that I received in the Feeding Program; it has been a great blessing for me and my family. I love you so much and I would like to hear from you soon. I pray God multiplies back to you all you have done for me. May God pour out many blessings upon you!
Many kisses and huge hugs for you
Your sponsored child
Catarina De la Cruz Pastor
Translated by: Marla Perez/AAC Secretary