Many greetings! It is a pleasure to greet you hoping that you are doing well. My name is Neimar Danilo Toj Barrera, and I am a happy and healthy 7-year-old boy. I am not in school yet because of my young age and I struggle to speak. During my free time, I play with my toy cars. I love attending the feeding program to enjoy the delicious meals.
Both of my biological parents live with me. My father works as a day laborer and sometimes digs wells to support us economically. My mother is a hardworking housewife and raises hens for selling to help us economically. I have no siblings. I am joyful to say that most of us are healthy and that God has taken care of us. However, I want to mention that my grandmother Maria has very intense body aches. She has seen a doctor but is unable to afford the medicine at this time. We spend time as a family by having conversations together when we are all home. During Christmastime, we prepare tamales when we have enough resources. Also, we attend a Christian church called “Principe de Paz,” which takes us 10 minutes to walk to. We were sad when the church closed due to the pandemic because we missed hearing the word of God, however the church has now reopened. I live in a village called Chixocol, and it takes me 20 minutes to walk to the feeding center. My humble house has walls made of adobe, the roof is made of tin sheets, and the floor is made of cement. There are two rooms and a separate kitchen made of tin sheets. We share this living space with my paternal grandfather. We have running water and electricity at home. The house belongs to my paternal grandfather, and he allows us to live with him rent free. Our house is in good condition. We ask you to please be praying for us so that we can hopefully one day have our own house. Our family’s finances were affected by COVID-19 because the prices of many necessary goods increased and became more difficult to afford, but God has always been faithful to us and we have continued forward. Our greatest needs are groceries and corn. I say goodbye to you for now hoping God takes care of you and pours out many blessings upon you!
The Living Waters Evangelism Team is speaking to families in Quiche by phone call. They spoke to my mother to receive information pertaining to me.
With lots of love,
Neimar Danilo Toj Barrera
Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern