Jocotenango, where I live, is in the state of Sacatepequez, Guatemala, and is a suburb of Antigua. It is an urban environment inhabited by both Quiche Mayans and Ladinos (those with mixed European ancestry). Most of the children attend school, but financial hardship affects many families and forces most of the children to leave after the sixth grade. Only one out of ten children finish high school. Children in this area face temptations from gangs and drugs.
I am Jostin Eduardo Sicajau Molina and let me tell you about my life and how Living Water has blessed my life. I was born in Antigua Guatemala, on November 25th, 2012. I am healthy and attend the second grade. I like playing with my toy cars, and my favorite color is blue. Animals are the best, but my favorite one is the alligator. I live with my parents and have one brother and one sister. My father Ponciano Sicajau Ruiz works hard by watering the land in Philadelphia Farm which is in our town to support our family’s necessities. My mother’s name is Lidia Elizabeth Molina Macario. She is a lovely housewife, takes care of my siblings and me, and prepares delicious meals; my favorite dish is fried chicken. Thankfully, my whole family is doing well too. We do not attend church yet, but I hope to do it someday. My family and I live in a rented house; my parents pay Q500.00 quetzals=$63.70 dollars monthly. It is made of concrete block walls, tin sheet roof, and cement floors. It has one room, a separate kitchen, electricity, and running water. The feeding program is a 15-minute bus ride from where I live, and it is exciting to attend it because I meet other children and enjoy delicious lunches. My family and I are so grateful to the Lord because the LW staff have encouraged and loved us. Well, I leave you for now, but I would like to ask for your prayers for my family and me because our biggest desire is to have our own house someday, and I know our dream will become true with God’s help. See you later!
In Jesus’ name,
Jostin Eduardo Sicajau Molina
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua