Hello! My name is Mikael Leka. I am a 6 years old boy and my birthday is on August 9th. I attend the first grade at school and enjoy learning ABC, Math as other subjects that we take in our class. Starting school for the first time I made many new friends and got to know my first teacher who is very nice to me. I like learning and try my best to read and write as better as I can. When I study and do my school homework at home, my mother helps me do it properly. I return at midday from school and get together with my friends right away so that I can spend a while to play. Our games are simple as hide and seek, running races, we play with a ball and perform other simple such games to spend our time. My friends and I play usually close to home so that our parents can always keep an eye on us while we play.
My family and I live in Proptisht. My father’s name is Alket and my mother’s name is Lule. I have a 3 years old brother whose name is Bjordi. When my mother gets too busy doing the housekeeping or when she cooks our meals, I like to care for him. Bjordi is frequenting the kindergarten and is also registered in the programme. My parents own land in the village and deal with raising animals. My father and my mother plant crops as well as corn, beans and vegetables. She has planted already the vegetable garden and during this season, she is way to busy working watering the vegetables. Around our land and garden we have got a few fruits trees as whole nuts, plums, apples and pears. My father emigrates and works in Northern Macedonia or in Greece for a season in agriculture in order to provide more for us, but we are yet poor living in the village. When he is not emigrating he is working in the lands of the people of the village in order to provide more for us. What he gets working here is way too less but he tries to work as much as possible.
The Living Water Adopt a Child team is doing two meetings during the week in Proptisht. There we have rented a small bar that serves also as a groceries shop. Because of the pandemic distancing rules, the classes are done in groups of ten to fifteen persons so at times there are two or more classes being held in the same day. On Thursdays the children gather in Bible classes and when the Bible classes are completed, the team goes to visit homes and spread the good news whenever they are invited. The church service in Proptisht is every Monday. Every month the children who are in the program of Proptisht receive a food package containing ingredients that are cooked at home. The package contains food items as sugar, rice, oil, pasta, etc, items that can be cooked and can cover ten to twelve meals for the whole family. Thank you for helping the children and through them the whole community spiritually and physically.
Translated by Martin Rucolli
Adopt a Child Albania