I fondly greet you through this letter hoping you are doing great with your loved ones. My name is Mario Andres Morales Quixan. I am ten years old. I have one sibling. My mother lives with me. My mother works in a pharmacy, and with that she earns she supports the family economically. My father abandoned the family a long time ago. To spend time with family we watch movies together. For Christmas this past year we made tamales and fruit together and enjoyed it together. I live in a humble home in Chixocol. My house is located about a 5-minute walk from the feeding program. The house is rented. There are two rooms and a separate kitchen. The house is made of block, the roof is made of concrete, and the floor is made of granite. We have running water and electricity. The house is in good condition. Thank God my family and I are healthy. The pandemic affected our economy because my mother struggled to afford the increased price of products and cover the costs of living in general. I am in fourth grade this year. School is face-to-face and virtual this year. I attend class 3 days out of the week, and the rest of the week I do study guides and homework sent through WhatsApp. Learning in the pandemic has not affected me because I was able to adapt to the new way of learning. I have access to the internet via data in a cellphone that is renewed monthly. I attend Liberty Church in Zacualpa which is located about 10 minutes away from our house. We were not affected when the church closed because before the pandemic we did not go often. What I miss most from the feeding center is the Bible classes. Our greatest need right now is groceries. Please, take care of yourself and I hope to hear from you soon. Many blessings! The evangelism team is speaking to families in Quiche by phone call. They spoke to my mother to receive this information.
Kind regards and blessings,
Mario Andres Morales Quixan
Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern