Fernando Jose Gutierrez Toj
Ref# CH3323

About Me
My name is Fernando Jose Gutierrez Toj. I'm 12 years old.
Birthday

My birthday is
October 20, 2008.
Sponsorship Type

Child

Attends Program

Chixocol

Program Country

Guatemala

My Story

I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for one hour to arrive to the feeding program. I am Fernando Jose but everybody affectionately calls me Fernando. I am 11 years old and I will have my birthday in October. I take classes in my village and I am a fourth-grade student. My school is about ten minutes away from my home. I love Kiche but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Since my classes were suspended for Covid-19, I have been working at home with leaflets given to me by my teacher.

The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. Now, my father´s job consists of farming the land and my mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. Fortunately, my father is working normally. We are not members of any Church, but we are grateful to God because we all are in good health. In spite of the hard health situation that we are currently facing in our country, our Lord has been taking care of us. We trust in our Lord's mercy and that He will put His healing hands over all people who are suffering during this pandemic. I would like to receive a letter from you and have the opportunity to share our life experiences with each other.

Thinking of you!

Fernando Jose Gutierrez Toj

AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again.  However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.

Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua