I will start by giving you the thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for one hour to arrive to the feeding program. I am Elicia Carmelina but everybody affectionately calls me Elicia. I am 13 years old and my birthday was in October. I take classes in my village and I am a second-grade student again. My school is about thirty minutes away from my home. I love Physical Education but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. In my free time, I help my mother to wash clothes.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of farming the land and he goes to pick coffee beans at the coast. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. She raises domestic animals. Thank God, my father continues working in spite of the current situation. We are members of the Prince of Peace Church. I am grateful to God because we all are in good health. In spite of the hard health situation that we are currently facing in our country, our Lord has been taking care of us. We trust in our Lord's mercy and that He will put His healing hands over all people who are suffering during this pandemic. I would like to receive a letter from you and have the opportunity to share our life experiences with each other
Thinking of you!
Elicia Carmelina Mendez Mechen
AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again. However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.
Translated by: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua