Hello Padrino I wish from the bottom of my heart that you are fine and receiving the Lord´s blessings with your loved ones. I am so happy to write you this letter and share with you a little about my family and me. I am living with my parents and siblings. I am 8 years old and I am not attending school because my parents did not have the money to enroll me but I am so anxious to attend and learn many important things. I hope I can attend school next year. I wanted to tell you that last April I turned 8 years old and I am growing a lot, it is fun because my mother tells me that time flies because she remembers that a little time ago I was only a baby. My favorite sport is football, it is so exciting and for now I only play with my siblings at home and we have a lot of fun together.
At home I help my mother and I go to bring water from the river with my brother Raymundo, other times I go to gather firewood. Also, I am taking care of our bean plants so that they do not fall down to the floor. I used some sticks and rope to support them. My mother stays busy with the chores at home and my father is still working as a farmer and he covers our home expenses. Many years ago my father had a surgery due to his appendix and for that reason he does not have a stable job because he has pain fortunately he is taking medicines and thanks to God, my father is getting better little by little. My older sister and brother are working and they contribute to cover our home expenses. My family and I do not celebrate Christmas and neither go out because we do not have enough resources to do it. My family and I attend Church, at the moment I do not have a privilege and I like to learn about God´s love. Fortunately we are going forward with God´s help. Thank you very much for your love and help to me in the feeding program because it is a great blessing for my whole family. I say good bye to you for now and I send you a huge hug with much love for you and your family too. May God bless you in everything you do!
With much love
Your sponsored child
Camilo Pastor Mendez
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / AAC Secretary /Antigua