Hello! I would like first to thank you for taking the time to read my update through Living Water. I want to tell you that I walk for thirty minutes to arrive at the feeding program. I am Lidia Antonia. I am 16 years old and I will have my birthday in August. I take classes in my village in a night school and I am a seventh-grade student. I am repeating my grade. My school is about twenty five minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but English is a little difficult for me. I work in second-hand clothing store during the day and I help with some money for our expenses. I like to go out for a walk to the park.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of growing corn and black beans on his own piece of land. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. My family goes to Catholic Church on Sunday. I want to ask you to pray for my mother´s health. Due to our lack of money, she has not visited the doctor. For now she only takes some medicines against the pain. Other than that, the rest of my family is fine, thanks to God. 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.
God bless you!
Lidia Antonia Lopez Ordonez
A-A-C 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: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary /Antigua