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I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Joshua Rodolfo. I am 13 years old and I had my birthday in January. I take classes in my village and I am a sixth-grade student. My school is about fifteen minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but Language is a little difficult for me. At the moment, I am receiving study guides and homework every month. I help with the household chores and play in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my grandmother, sister, uncle and me. My mother no longer lives with us because she established a new home with another man. She works in a veterinary store and was helping us with our incomes, but she no longer does that. Fortunately, my grandmother takes care of us and covers our basic need. She sells newspapers and I help her with it. I want to ask you to pray for my grandmother because my uncle is a boy with special needs and it is difficult for her to take care of my brother, uncle and me at the same time. We are members of a church called Rivers of Faith but it is closed for now. 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!
Joshua Rodolfo Orellana
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: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary-Antigua