Hello! I would like first to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I want to tell you that I walk for five minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Isidro Ottoniel but everybody affectionately calls me Chilo. I am 14 years old and I had my birthday in June. I take classes in my village and I am a fourth-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love to study and I like all the subjects. For now I am receiving homework through whatsapp in order to continue with my studies. I like to watch TV.
The people who live in the house are my mother, siblings, uncles and me. My father works as a construction helper in another village. He is continuing working as normal because he has a motorcycle. He is not living with us but currently is giving us economic support. Also, he comes to visit us or calls us. My mother works as a domestic employee and fortunately she is working as normal in spite of the pandemic. At the moment my family and I are not attending any church. We received encouragement from LW staff to seek God, and we appreciate it. 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!
Isidro Ottoniel Merino Gaspar
A-A-C 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: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary /Antigua