Hello! I send you many greetings and I hope you are in good health. I feel so happy to share with you a little about my life. Thank God, my family and I are in good health. I live with my parents and my two sisters. My father works as a farmer and he also goes to cut sugar cane at the coast for six months. My mother is a housewife. She also washes clothes for other people and she sells tortillas in the local plaza every Sunday. My sister Mailyn and I attend school. My younger sister stays at home with my mother. This year, I am in kindergarten. I like to attend school and I am learning to do arts and crafts. I also draw and color, and I have many friends at school.
I help my mother to keep the clean our clothes. For Christmas, we went to my grandparent´s house and we ate a piece of cake, ¨tamales and ponche¨ (typical dish and hot fruit drink). We also burned firecrackers and I really enjoyed that season. When I grow up, I would like to finish with my studies. I like to play soccer and dolls with my sisters. At the moment, we do not attend a church. My family prays when we have some difficult moments. I ask for your prayers for my family so that God always takes care of us. My family and I are so grateful to you for supporting me thorough the feeding program. I hope you like my letter. I thank God for my family’ lives and for your lives. May God bless you richly!
With much love and many blessings,
Emelyn Maria Elena Morente Riz
Translated by: Esther Hernandez/AAC Secretary/Antigua