Hello dearest sponsor! I hope that my letter finds you and your family in good health. The reason for this letter is to tell you that I live with my parents and my brother in my grandmother’s house. My father works taking pictures for a newspaper, and my mother takes care of us and take my brother to school. My father has been sick with much pain in his back and has been suspended from work. He had a lot of exams to see what was affecting him and they found that he has two hernias. He is resting and taking medicine for the pain. I am not studying yet, but hopefully, I will go to school next year. I am going to learn the numbers and colors. We have not been anywhere lately because my father has been sick and this is costing a lot. God has been helping us each day to go ahead. I had complications at birth and had problems with my mental development. My mother prayed for me to be a normal child like all other children. Now, I can talk and recognize many things. Therefore, I am going to school next year. My posture is also affected, but each day, I exercise more and run a lot. My favorite color is pink. I do not have a dream of what I want to be when I grow up because I am still very young. I ask for your prayers for my family and especially for my father and me. May God bless you and watch over you always. I say goodbye with much love.
Blessings and much love,
Hassel Isabella Lima Herrera
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary