I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Ana Gabriela but everybody affectionately calls me Gaby. I am 15 years old and my birthday was in February. I take classes in my village and I am a ninth-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but English is a little difficult for me. Since our school is closed for Covid-19, I have to go every Friday to school to pick up assignments to do at home and at the same time, I have to give my teachers the ones that I have done.
The people who live in the house are my parents, grandmother, siblings, nephews and me. My father´s job consists of selling blocks and my mother is working for the local municipality sweeping the streets. Fortunately, both of my parents are working normally in spite of the pandemic situation. My grandmother takes care of us while they are working. We are members of the Catholic Church and now we are just watching mass on television. I am grateful to God because we all are in good health. In spite of the hard health situation that we are currently facing in our country, our Lord has been taking care of us. We trust in our Lord's mercy and that He will put His healing hands over all people who are suffering during this pandemic. I would like to receive a letter from you and have the opportunity to share our life experiences with each other.
Thinking of you!
Ana Gabriela Hernandez Montezuma
AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again. However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua