I feel happy to greet you through this. I am Efrain Eduardo Morente Ajqui, and I am ten years old. This year I am repeating second grade. I am receiving face-to-face classes at school the whole week. I have been learning in a good way so far. In my free time, I help with the household work. I really missed the feeding program lunches during the time it was closed due to the pandemic. Thankfully, it is open again, so I get there in half an hour from home by walking. My dad is still doing farming work to support my family financially. My mom stays home taking care of us and doing the chores. Occasionally we get some snacks to have a nice time together. We do not celebrate Christmas due to the lack of resources. We still attend the same Catholic Charismatic Renewal group, located forty-five minutes away from home. We kept our services behind closed doors during the pandemic.
We own a house of two rooms with a separate kitchen. The house is made of adobe, its floor of dirt and its roof made of tin sheets, but the tin sheets are in very poor condition because they leak. It does not have electricity, so we use lanterns or ocote (bark of trees useful to start a fire) at night. The pandemic affected us a lot since everything was expensive, and food supplies are a great need at home, and so is clothing. For that reason, I thank the feeding program for the grocery bags we received. It was all a great help for my family and me. Thank you very much. Currently, I am doing well, and so is my family, thank God. Finally, I want you to know that dad gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I say goodbye to you for now. I look forward to hearing from you.
Lots of hugs,
Efrain Eduardo Morente Ajqui
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua