Hello! It is a great blessing to greet you through this letter. I am Juan Carlos Obispo Ajqui, and I am eleven years old. This year, I am in the third grade, and I am receiving face-to-face classes every day. It has been difficult for me to understand what the teachers explain to us, but I do my best effort to pass my grade. In my free time, I do my homework, and I help to clean the house. I love to eat fried chicken in the feeding program, and I walk about ten minutes to arrive. When the program closed, I missed attending it and the food but fortunately, the program is open again. Sadly, my father passed away about three years ago. My mother is a housewife, and she has a sale of ¨Churrascos¨ (grilled meat). We take a homemade snack, and we spend good time as a family. My family prepares ¨tamales and ponche¨ (typical dish and hot fruit drink) for Christmas time.
We are members of Catholic Church, and it is located about ten minutes from our house. Sometimes, my mother has the privilege to sing praises. Fortunately, the church is opened again because we felt sad when it closed due to the pandemic. We live in our own house, and we share the house with my older sister and her children. The house is made of block walls, tin sheet roof and concrete floor. We have two rooms and a kitchen. There is running water and electricity. Our necessities are groceries and corn. I hurt my foot, and I had a cast, but fortunately, I am much better, and I am recovering. At the beginning of the pandemic, there was lack of work, but God always was faithful with us and provided for us. My family were blessed with the groceries that we received from the feeding program. I want you to know that my mother helped me to give this information. I send you many hugs and kisses. May God bless you!
In Jesus name,
Juan Carlos Obispo Ajqui
Translated by: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua