I will start by giving you the thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for forty five minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Roxana Maribel but everybody affectionately calls me Roxana. I am 7 years old and I will have my birthday in October. I take classes in my village and I am a first-grade student. My school is about forty five minutes away from my home. I love Quiche Language but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. In my free time, I help with the chores at home and I play with my cousins. The teachers assigned me homework to do at home and I am sending it by whatsapp.
The people who live in the house are my father, grandmother, aunts and me. My father´s job consists of farming the land at the coast and he also works in a grocery store. He has not visited us due to the current situation because the president ordered that we cannot move from one department to another department due to the pandemic. He works far away but he supports me economically. Sadly, my parents separated about two years ago and my mother left to go to the United States. We do not have communication with her and we do not know anything about her. My grandmother takes care of me. We are members of the Full Gospel Church. 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!
Roxana Maribel Chingo Larios
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: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua