Hello! My name is Joels Hamzallari. I am 8 years old and my birthday is on September 14th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is red and my future dream is to become a police. I attend the third grade at school and am trying my best to study well. My favorite subject at school is Math but I am trying to earn good marks in all the subjects we take from our teachers. I am happy that we go to the school physically and don’t take the lessons online, but while we are at school, because of the pandemic, we wear masks and respect the distancing. When I return from school I get together with my friends so that I play for a while. We usually play with ball and do run races in the roads close to our homes but we also have many more games that are simple and that we enjoy playing. I prefer to study my school books and do the homework during the evenings and my older sister is checking on me so that I do them properly.
My family and I live in Kalivac, This village is located in Upper Mokra, Pogradec. I have four persons in my family. The house in which we live offers appropriated living conditions to us. My father’s name is Jonil and my mother’s name is Elidjona. I have a sister and her name is Sanjela. She is 11 years old and is also in the programme and we both frequent the Bible classes every week. My father is emigrating and works in Greece for three months. He is hired there to paint buildings and houses and he earns a better income by his work. We miss him very much when he works in Greece, but we are happy that he has this opportunity. My father and mother work in the land we own as family. The land is not very productive because the work in it is done manually but we benefit products for consumption. They have planted during this year mainly beans as well as corn and alfalfa. We have a cow and benefit milk, butter and cheese for consumption. Every year, when my father sells its calf, he buys for our family what is the most needed. My mother provides for us fresh vegetables as beans, peppers, tomatoes, onions, etc. The vegetables are already collected and consumed but my mother has also preserved some tomatoes and cabbages and peppers in jars so that we can consume them during the winter. The welfare of our family is not good and we live with low income. Same as all people who live in the village, we are challenged in many ways
The Living Water International team goes to Kalivac on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There we have rented a hall to do our Bible classes for the children as well as a Bible study for the ladies. The children in Kalivac who are registered in the sponsorship programme of Adopt a child come together with their parents in these meetings. Once every six weeks, each child receives a food package that contains groceries as pasta, rice, oil, sugar and other food items. We are thankful to the Lord for each of the sponsors who bless the children to be feed physically and spiritually. God bless you all!
Translated by Martin Rucolli
Adopt a Child Albania