How are you doing? I am Wendy Sucely Rodriguez Mechen, and I fondly write this letter to update you about my life. I am 10 years old and am a fourth-grade student. I receive face-to-face classes three times per week. However, this method affects my learning since I have not been receiving lessons daily, and I need the teacher’s help to clear up my doubts when these spring to my mind. Let me tell you that my father separated from my mother, but he still sustains our necessities. He works in the United States and has another family there. My mother strives daily to move our family forward; she cultivates herbs to sell them in the market. I also try to help her to look after our crops, and at the same time, we have good moments together by talking as a family in the afternoons. Even though Christmas is a lovely time to spend with our loved ones, we do not celebrate as we would like because of a lack of economic resources. We are members of the Catholic Church, which is in Chicha village. Thankfully, it works as usual again after being closed for several months because of the virus. We usually walk five minutes from our home to be there.
We live in our own house made of concrete block walls, tin sheet roof, and concrete floors. It has two rooms, a separate kitchen, electricity, and running water. Covid-19 and other events worldwide are affecting our economy because all the essential products like corn and clothes are increasing in price. Therefore, I would like to ask you to join our prayers so that God takes control of everything, and we can overcome difficulties. Our Heavenly Father has made everything new and awesome in our lives; as proof of that, we are healthy, and the feeding program is open again after a long time closed due to the virus. What I like the most about attending the program is eating delicious lunches, so I usually walk about 25 minutes from my home to be there. Finally, let me tell you that my mother gave this information to an evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I leave you now, but before doing it, I take advantage of this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to you for watching over my family and me through Living Water. May God reward you with lots of blessings and love!
From the bottom of my heart,
Wendy Sucely Rodriguez Mechen
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua