I greet you affectionately through this letter hoping you are fine. My name is Guillermo Alberto. I am 15 years old and I live with my family. Unfortunately, I could not continue with my studies because my father was not able to support me at school due to our bad economy. Last year, I passed 7th grade. My father earns a living as a gardener and is the one who supplies our expenses. Sadly, I do not have my mother´s support because she abandoned us.
Let me share with you that the covid-19 pandemic came to affect my family economy because my father was working only some days per week. We went through hard economic times, and we had to move to another cheaper house. My father has been striving to take us ahead little by little. The pandemic had affected us mentally because we were not used to being locked up. In the middle of the difficulties, our Lord has shown us His faithfulness because when we did not have any food at home, suddenly, we received food from kind people. We are sure that our Lord has never left us alone and is giving us our daily provision. We received grocery bags from Living Water/ Adopt A Child which arrived when we were in need. We enjoyed everything that we could prepare at home. Big thanks to you for all the support that you are giving us through LW. We pray our Lord continues blessing you and the LW staff for blessing children´s life, especially during these difficult times. My family and I are healthy, and covid-19 has not affected us so far. We are not attending church because of the pandemic, but we are Christians and hear the word of God on the radio. I want to let you know that an evangelism teacher of LW called my father, Saul Alberto Lopez by phone to get this updated information since the feeding program is still closed due to the pandemic. I send many hugs and I hope to hear from you soon. May God bless you greatly!
Guillermo Alberto Lopez Estrada
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua