My name is Derik Emanuel. I am 12 years old. I am live with my mother and siblings. I attend 4th grade, and I receive study guides that my mother brings from my school. My mother has to deliver my homework to my teacher on Friday and at the same time receives the new study guides. Studying from home has been very difficult for me because it is very hard to understand the lessons without my teacher´s explanation. My mother tries to help me when she can, but sometimes, she does not have time. My father is no longer living with us, but he keeps in touch with us and gives us financial support. My mother most of the time works as a maid, but recently, she was picking coffee beans for some neighbors, and she uses the money to supply our needs.
Unfortunately, the covid-19 pandemic affected my parent´s income due to lack of work. Thank God, my parents have found odd jobs to do, and with the help of the municipality and the feeding program, we are moving forward little by little. We have seen God´s faithfulness since we have never lacked food on our table and we all are fine at home. I personally want to give thanks to Living Water / Adopt A Child who has been providing groceries for us. My siblings and I have enjoyed the milk and cereal. We appreciate the help which arrived when our food was almost gone, so it was a great blessing for us and for my mother who saved some money to supply other needs. As a family, we pray to God asking for many and rich blessings to you and LW staff for being mindful of children during the pandemic situation. For my siblings and me, it is a great blessing to be part of the feeding program. Fortunately, we are healthy and the covid-19 has not affected us so far. We attend Catholic Church on Sunday. I want to let you know that an evangelism teacher of LW called me by phone to get this updated information since the feeding program is still closed due to the pandemic. I say good bye to you for now. Many blessings!
Lot of hugs,
Derik Emanuel Morales Popol
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua