Jose Israel Benito Portuguez
Ref# CC1462

About Me
My name is Jose Israel Benito Portuguez. I'm 12 years old.
Birthday

My birthday is
January 24, 2007.
Sponsorship Type

Child

Attends Program

Cuatro Caminos

Program Country

Guatemala

My Story

Hello! I send you special greetings and I hope you are enjoying the rich blessings from our Lord. I am so happy to share with you that my family is in good health. We are four siblings who attend feeding program. My father is day laborer and works as a bricklayer. Also, he travels to the coast to pick coffee beans. On my school vacation, my siblings and I travel with him. My mother does not travel with us because I have younger siblings and she stays at home with them. My mother is a housewife and weaves typical items to sell. Furthermore she raises domestic animals like chickens, pigs and turkeys. When we have some needs she sells them. My family and I attend Assembly of God Church and I attend with my mother. I like to go because I learn some praises.

I love to attend the feeding program and enjoy the delicious food that I receive. My favorite is fried chicken with rice and ketchup. My mother does not cook fried chicken very often, so for that reason I love to eat in the program. Also, I like to learn about our Lord Jesus in the Bible classes. This year I am moving forward in my studies, but right now it is a little hard for me to learn how to write and read.  I know that I need to do my best in order to learn as much as I can. Between all the celebrations in my country, the one that I like the most is Christmas because all the families are together, lighting firecrackers and fireworks, and everybody cooks tamales (typical food). Also, I receive a gift in the feeding program and it makes me feel so happy with my family. I am so young and I do not know what I would like to be when I grow up. I hope to find out through time. Thank you very much for blessing me through Living Water, and I pray our Lord blesses you in a big way. Take care of yourself and I hope to hear from you soon. May God bless you and take care of you!

With much love   

Jose Israel Benito Portuguez

A-A-C NOTE: This letter was written with the help of one of our evangelism teachers because your sponsored child does not know how to write very well.

Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / AAC Secretary /Antigua