Hello! Before anything else, I want to express to you my gratitude for taking time to read my letter. My name is Victor Emanuel Noriega Corleto and I am 15 years old. This year, I am in seventh grade. Because of the pandemic, I receive classes face to face or online, according to the color of the municipality’s traffic light. I usually send homework by WhatsApp every other day. This study method has been difficult for me because my father has to pay internet plans and it is expensive for him. Moreover, this also has been hard for me because I do not learn my lessons well. As you know, my mother abandoned my father and me many years ago. Fortunately, he struggles a lot to give me the best; he usually works hard as a mechanic and welder. Covid-19 has affected my family emotionally because my father was not able to visit my older siblings since they have not allowed him to visit in order to avoid the disease. At the moment, he prays to God for peace and calm. In spite of this situation, my father and I have not caught the virus.
However, one of my older brothers got the disease. This was very sorrowful for us because he had to be hospitalized and he had to use oxygen. We only could pray for him since we could not visit him. Thankfully, he is better now and my whole family and I are healthy. I also want to tell you that we were blessed with grocery bags that the ministry brought us. This was a great help since this gave us relief to go ahead. So, we are very grateful to you for everything you have done for us. Trust me, it is a great happiness to count on Living Water and people like you to bless many families like mine. My father and I are members of the Adventist Church and we usually go for four hours on Saturdays. Finally, let me tell you that my father Victor Noriega assisted a member of the Evangelism team to update this information about me by phone, since the staff want to protect us from the current pandemic. I leave you for now, but I hope to hear about you soon.
From the bottom of my heart,
Victor Emanuel Noriega Corleto
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua