Hello! My name is Nehemias Morente Musia, and I am happy to say hello to you through this. I am eight years old. This year I am repeating first grade. For me, learning turned difficult, even though I did my best studying, but I failed my school grade. Currently, I am taking face-to-face classes at school two or three hours per day. After doing schoolwork, I help doing the chores at home. I really missed having lunch in the feeding program. For me to get there, it takes ten minutes by walking. My dad left to the United States, and then he abandoned us, and does not provide for us economically either. I had my first stepfather, and he also abandoned us. My current stepfather does live with us and provides for us economically. To earn a living, he does farming work and he also carries heavy things on him for others in the local market. My mom is a housewife, and also works as a housemaid. She also washes clothes for others per day. My grandmother, who lives with us, works as a housemaid per day. For us to spend time together, we eat homemade snacks at home at times. My family and I made tamales and fruit punch on Christmas to share a nice time together. We do not attend any church for now. Please pray for us to find one in the future.
The two-room house we live in, is not ours. It is borrowed. My grandmother also lives with us, so we share the household expenses. The house has separate kitchen, and it is made of tin-sheets and mud-brick. The floor is made of dirt and the roof of tin sheets. Some tin sheets are deteriorated, so they need to be changed. It does have electricity and running water. Let me tell you that there was lack of work due to the pandemic, so we did not have incomes, and went through difficult moments. As God is faithful, he always provided for us. We received grocery bags from the feeding program which was all a blessing for us, considering that food supplies and corn is a greatest need for us. Thanks to God, my family and I are all doing well, currently. To finish, I want you to know, my mom gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I say good bye to you for now. God bless you!
Lots of love,
Nehemias Morente Musia
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua