Hello! Let me introduce myself; my name is Luis Eduardo Yat Choc. I am a 16-year-old boy. I am in 10th grade, and this is my first year of my professional career of “Bachillerato en Computacion” (it is a training in Computing) which lasts two years. I attend school two days per week, and I also have study guides that I deliver homework every 15 days. I use WhatsApp, and we have Wi-Fi at home. I am striving to go ahead with my studies, but it is hard for me because I do not see my teacher, and it is not the same as resolving doubts in person. I have a job in the market. I help a lady by carrying vegetables. I miss attending the feeding program since it is closed due to the pandemic restrictions. What I miss the most are the bible teaching, sharing time with my friends, and receiving tasty meals. I live 10 minutes from the program. Thank God, my father is out of jail, and he is living with us again. He is working by making plastic baskets to sell and get income. My mother earns a living by cooking and selling “tamalitos de frijol y chipilin” (homemade food). Thank God, I am in good health and so is my family.
We like to go out for a walk in the neighborhood, and it is a good time with my family. On Christmas, we enjoy the dinner at home, and we eat “tamales y ponche de frutas” (a typical dish and hot fruit punch). We are not attending church. We live in our own property; there is one room made of blocks and wood boards, tin sheets, and a cement floor. The kitchen and bathroom are separate. We have water and electricity services. The house condition is good, but willing God, we will improve it to make it more comfortable. We are so grateful to Living Water for blessing us with food parcels during the time the program has been closed. It is a great blessing for my family, and it always arrives at the right moment. Unfortunately, this pandemic has affected my family due to a lack of work which is making it hard to get our food. Sadly, my grandmother got sick with covid-19 and passed away, it has been very hard to accept her death. For now, our greatest needs are groceries, and resources for school expenses. Finally, I want to tell you that a member from LW visited us at our home, so my sister gave this updated information personally. I send many hugs. May God bless you!
Luis Eduardo Yat Choc
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua