It is a pleasure to greet you by this letter. My name is Elida Priscila Lopez Perez. This year, in September I turn 12 years old. Thanks to God, I am in good health and my family is too. I am attending fifth grade, and I work at home with study guides that I pick up from my school every 2 weeks. At the same time, I hand in the homework I have already done. We have Wi-Fi at home to support myself with the lessons, and I also use WhatsApp. I am striving with my studies to go ahead, but sometimes, I do not understand the guides. After I finish the homework, I try to help with some chores at home. I want to let you know that I missed attending the feeding program while it was closed for the pandemic restrictions; I especially missed the bible classes. Fortunately, the program is open again, and it takes me 20 minutes to get there. My father is not living with us since some years ago; nevertheless, he gives us financial support every month. In my mother´s case, she does not work out of home and takes care of my siblings and me.
We love to share a good time as a family, and we usually get together on weekends and talk about our week. Even though things have changed due to the pandemic situation, we celebrated Christmas at home by eating tamales and lighting firecrackers. For now, we stopped attending church. This time a member of the LW team encouraged us to look for a church to attend because it is important in our lives. We live in our own property; there are 4 rooms made of block with a tin sheet roof and ceramic floor, and the kitchen is separate. We have water and electricity services. Thankfully, the house is in good condition. We are grateful to God because we were not affected very much by this pandemic. In addition, we were blessed with grocery bags through Living Water, and it was very useful at home. Finally, I want to let you know that the LW team called us and asked for this updated information. They gave me an appointment in the program, and I provided it to them in person. I send many hugs and I hope to receive news from you soon. Many blessings!
Elida Priscila Lopez Perez
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua