It is a joy for me to greet you through this. I am Luis Fernando Ibarra Godinez, and I am ten years old. This year I am in third grade, and I am attending school two days per week. I use books and study guides to work at home, so every week I hand in my schoolwork to the teacher. You don't learn well when you are not studying in person; it's difficult. I really missed the delicious food and seeing my friends at the feeding program. I get there in five minutes by walking. Let me tell you that my dad is a gas delivery man, and my mom owns a small business of secondhand clothes in the local market. To enjoy our time together, we go to the park. We celebrated Christmas with food and new clothes for us children. Curently, we are attending Calvary Church, located twenty-five minutes from home. Thank God, now we can go to church, but we couldn't do it when it was closed due to the pandemic. The situation has improved little by little.
We rent a small and humble house of two rooms. We cook our meals within one of the rooms. We live with a sister-in-law. The house’s walls are made of adobe, its floor made of concrete and its roof of tin sheets, but the tin sheets are in poor condition because they leak, so we need to change them. It has running water and electricity. The pandemic affected us because we had to be locked up due to curfew, and there were fewer sales. The grocery bags we received from the feeding program were all a great help for my family and me because food supplies are a great need at home, and so are the study expenses and the payment of the rent of the house. Thank you very much for this support. For now, my family and I are all doing well, thank God. To finish, I want you to know that mom gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care!
Lots of hugs,
Luis Fernando Ibarra Godinez
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua