I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for six minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Zulmy Griselda but everybody affectionately calls me Zulmy. I am 8 years old and I will have my birthday in September. I take classes in my village and I am a second-grade student. My school is about eight minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but Communication and Language is a little difficult for me. At home, I usually help my mother with the chores.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. Actually, my father is not working because he used to be a musician for a Christian Group and he also rents chairs and tables for activities. Nevertheless, he is not doing that due to the pandemic situation. Now, we are surviving with his savings. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. We are members of the Evangelical Church. I am 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!
Zulmy Griselda Ruiz de la Cruz
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