Many greetings! It is a pleasure to greet you hoping that you are doing well. My name is Marvin Giovany Morente Morente, and I am a happy and healthy 14-year-old boy. I am not in school this year. In my free time, I accompany my grandfather when he goes to work. My grandfather is a farmer. I love attending the feeding program to enjoy the delicious meals.
Neither of my biological parents live with me. My biological father abandoned us many years ago. My mother works in the capital in a tortilla shop to help us economically and visits us every 6 months for a week. I am under the care of my grandmother and aunt. My aunt’s husband lives in the USA and sends us money. I have five siblings: 4 brothers and 1 sister. I am joyful to say that we are all healthy and that God has taken care of us. We spend time as a family by eating snacks together. During Christmastime, we do not do anything because of the doctrine we believe in. Also, we attend a Christian church called “Iglesia Vida Cristiana,” which is 45 minutes away from my house. We were sad when the church closed due to the pandemic because we no longer could attend services, but have returned to normal. I live in a village called Pasojoc, and it takes me 20 minutes to walk to the feeding center. My humble house has walls made of adobe, the roof is made of tin sheets, and the floor is made of dirt. There are two rooms and a separate kitchen. My grandparents, uncles/aunts, and cousins are sharing this space with me. We have running water, but no electricity at home. We use lamps to see at night. The house belongs to my maternal grandparents, and they allow us to live with them rent free. Our house is in good condition. Our family’s finances were affected by COVID-19 because there was less work available for us, but God has always been faithful to us and we have continued forward. Our greatest needs are groceries, corn, and clothes. I say goodbye to you for now hoping God takes care of you and pours out many blessings upon you!
The Living Waters Evangelism Team is speaking to families in Quiche by phone call. They spoke to my aunt to receive information pertaining to me.
With lots of love,
Marvin Giovany Morente Morente
Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern