Hello! How are you? I send you many greetings, and I hope you are keeping well with your loved ones. I am so happy to write this letter and share a little about my family and me. I live with my mother, father and siblings. My mother is Marcela, and she does the household chores, weaves typical blouses from Zacualpa and also, raises hens, turkeys and goats to sell when we have some needs. My father is Isabel, and he works as a farmer, and a day laborer. He also told us that he was thinking to go to work at the coast. I have one sister and two brothers. The oldest brother’s name is Pedro, and he is attending school. I am the second, then my sister Dionicia. The youngest is my brother Manuel, and he stays at home with my mother. Thank God we are in good health. This year I am attending school. I am in first grade, and I live far away from the school. It takes me about one hour because our home is located downhill from my school, so I have to go uphill. When I return to my house, I go downhill. I love to attend school, and I am having “aprestamiento” (it is a subject where they learn to develop the skills and abilities for the next level of study). I help my mother to wash dishes, sweep the floor and take care of my siblings at home.
I love to go out for a walk when the fair comes near our town. My father takes us and buy us some special breads to eat with coffee. My desire is to study hard and not drop out of school because I know that it is so important. I want to continue going to the higher grades. My friends at school are Juana and Laura. We enjoy playing tag and hide-and-seek. My family and I do not attend church. I want to ask for your prayers for us and especially for my father because he does not give his permission for us to attend in spite of that fact that my mother and I want to attend. Take care of yourselves and I hope to hear from you soon. May God bless you!
Kisses and hugs
Carmelina de la Cruz Garcia
A-A-C NOTE: This letter was written with the help of one of our evangelism teachers because your sponsored child does not know write very well yet.
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / AAC Secretary /Antigua