I am so glad to share my information through this letter. I am Cristian Isaias, and I am 9 years old. I attend 3rd grade, and I am receiving classes at school for two hours every day. Studying from home affected my learning because I did not understand the lessons, and it is very important to receive a teacher's support. I could not attend the feeding program during the pandemic, and I missed the food and sharing time with my friends. Thank God, the program is open again. I walk for about 30 minutes to get to the program. My father works as a day laborer, and he is responsible for our home needs. My mother does the chores at home. By the grace of God, we are healthy.
My family and I spend time together in the afternoons. We talk about anything, and it is fun. For Christmas, we celebrated at home, and we ate “tamales” (typical food). We attend National Ebenezer Methodist Church, and we walk 30 minutes to get there. Thank God, during the pandemic our church was having normal services. We own the house in which we live, and we have water and electricity services. We have two rooms and a separate kitchen; those are made of adobe, tin sheet roof and cement floor. Our house condition is good. This pandemic came to affect our family's economy because most of the products increased in cost. Unfortunately, my father does not earn very much in his job. Nevertheless, we have been blessed with food parcels that Living Water has delivered to us. It has been so helpful to have food and supply our needs. For now, our principal needs as a family are food, clothes and shoes. In closing, I want to let you know that the LW team called us and asked for this updated information, so my mother provided it to them over the phone. Take care. Many blessings!
Lots of love,
Cristian Isaias Garcia Jimon
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua