Hello! My name is Maria Qyrku. I am a 5 years old girl and my birthday is on February 7th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is pink and my future dream is to become a doctor. I enjoy very much playing with dolls and watching cartoons on the TV. I also like to draw and color. I frequent the preschool kindergarten from the morning till midday. Our teacher is teaching to us to read, write as well as other new things from her stories that she tells to us. We have also a separate time to play and while playing I have made many new friends. As soon as my mother takes me from the kindergarten, I meet with my friends that I have close to my home and we play outside for a while. I have an older brother and we play together outside. He and I get along together and when he studies his school homework, I like to sit by him and write or color. He helps me to learn my kindergarten books.
My family and I live in Pogradec. My father’s name is Jani and my mother’s name is Drita. I have only one brother and his name is Alban. He is 7 years old and attends the first grade at school. He is also registered together with me in the sponsorship programme of Adopt a Child.
My father and mother have emigrated in Germany and there they lived for a period of time. I was also born there. My father didn’t have the right papers of staying there and we were brought back to Albania. At present my father is jobless and he works doing various jobs for short periods of times, mainly in construction. We as family are receiving a small amount from the government living with very low income and because my father is jobless.
The Living Water Adopt a Child church in Pogradec gathers every Saturday for the church services at 5 PM. After the worship time, the children go to their separate classes to take the Bible lesson for the day. The church in Pogradec has also two ladies’ meetings on Thursdays, a meeting is 10:30 AM and the other one is on 4:30 PM, giving this way the opportunity to each of the ladies that like to come to join in these meetings. The church in Pogradec has also started with the youth ministry and Bible studies in small groups. At present the youth are studying The Bible altogether by taking a course through the Christianity Explored materials and books. The children who are in the programme of Pogradec are benefiting help every month and they receive a package with food items that can be cooked to ten to twelve meals for the whole family. The box contains groceries as sugar, oil, rice, pasta, salt and such other items. We deliver these packages to the children by asking them to come together with one of their parents so that they can carry it for them and they are asked to come every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The package contains the logo of Adopt a Child. We are thankful to you who are giving to us the opportunity to bless and help these children in our church as they are walking into their spiritual growth and being nurtured in their physical needs.
Translated by Martin Rucolli
Adopt a Child Albania