I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for one hour and thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Tomasa Mishel but everybody affectionately calls me Mish. I am 14 years old and I had my birthday in July. I take classes in my village and I am a fourth-grade student. My school is about thirty-five minutes away from my home. I love Language but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. At the moment, I am receiving study guides to do my homework. I help my mother with the household chores in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us, looking after her domestic animals and doing the housework. My father is now with us and his job consists of farming the land. Thank God, the pandemic has not affected my family. We are members of a church called Prince of Peace 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!
Tomasa Mishel Rodriguez Calachij
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