Hello! I praise the Lord for allowing me to greet you through this letter. This is Abbidan, and it is a blessing to share a little about my life with you. I live with my parents and two siblings. We are members of the Source of Life Church. We usually attend our services on Thursdays. Besides listening to God’s news there, I can do it at the feeding program too. My family and I are grateful because of the tasty lunches and the spiritual support we receive there. A teacher of the evangelism team shared the gospel with me while I was providing this information to let you know about my last news. My mother, Candelaria Luis, is 37 years old. She keeps busy doing the chores and raising our domestic animals. We have hens and pigs to sell and get an extra income. My father, Manuel de la Cruz, is 38 years old. He makes a living as a day laborer and usually works from three to four days weekly.
He also grows corn for our consumption. Our resources are lower, so it has been difficult for my father to cover my school expenses. The most demanding of our needs are clothes and food. Fortunately, our health is in good condition. I am nine years old and my favorite sport is soccer. I am in third grade and this year, classes are face-to-face. This method is the best because I can learn my lessons easier. My dream is to learn how to drive a car because I would like to make a living by doing that when I am older. I also would like to speak another language, like English. My favorite holiday is Holy Week because I can eat delicious bread. My birthday was in June, but I could not celebrate it because of our lack of money. However, I hope to do it someday. Thank you so much for reading my update! I hope to hear your news soon.
In the name of Jesus,
Abbidan Emanuel de la Cruz Luis
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary / Antigua Guatemala