Hello dearest sponsor! How are you? I am happy to tell you that I am doing well. I live with my parents and my siblings. In total, there are five people in my house. My father works delivering gas in San Antonio Aguas Calientes. He works Monday through Saturday. My mother works as a maid here in Duenas. She works Monday through Saturday also. While my parents are working, my little sister who is four years old stays with one of my cousins who is 15 years old. Her name is Melani. My brother who is 8 years old and I go to school in the mornings. When we come home at noon, we take care of our little sister until my parents get home from work. In the mornings, my parents make our breakfast. For lunch, we wait until my mother comes home at 2:00 pm to eat. Thanks to God, all of my family is in good health.
I am in the 4th grade and I am not repeating my grade. My favorite classes are English and Artistic Expression because I like to paint and draw. Last year, in the month of March, we traveled to Port San Jose. Sadly, they lost me because I was walking and got distracted, but thanks to God, they found me. For Christmas, we lit firecrackers and we ate tamales and ponche (typical food and hot fruit drink). When I grow up, I want to be a teacher because I like teaching the children. In my free time, I like to play basketball and to watch television. We do not go to a church and I do not know the reason why, but someday I would like to go to church. I ask for you prayers for my family and that God always watches over us. I say goodbye to you with much love. God bless you.
Blessings and much love,
Nely Fernanda Gonzalez De Leon
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary