Hello! My name is Jurgen Matraku. I am 15 years old and my birthday is on August 17th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. I am attending the first grade high school in the community of Trebinja. I am doing my maximum to study the lessons we take from our teachers. My favorite school subject is Geography. 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 help my father. We go together in the mountain to collect the fire wood that we need to consume during the winter. We have got a mule to transport the wood from the mountain to our home. During the day, when I find free time I get together with my friends to play. My favorite game is football. We play in the roads close to our houses. After school and during the evenings, my friends and I get together in groups to take a walk and fellowship.
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 Shahin and my mother’s name is Tatjana. My father and mother work in the fields that we own as family. During this year they have planted wheat, corn and vegetables. My parents harvest the wheat on July and grind it to flour. My mother bakes the bread at home and this is why we plant wheat in the fields, so that we don’t have to buy the bread. Besides the wheat, my mother has also planted vegetables for us in the garden that we have close to our home. My mother provides for us fresh vegetables as beans, peppers, tomatoes, onions, etc. My parents are planting products in order to provide the stock food that the mule needs during the winter because we feed it inside the stable. My father is going to the mountain that is near to our village to collect fire wood. We burn much wood during the winter and when the fire is burning, my mother usually cooks on the stove. The welfare of our family is not bad because my older brothers have worked in emigration and have helped us a bit through there financially. Same as all people who live in the village, we are challenged in many ways and live with low income.
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