Before anything else I would like to express to you my gratitude for being my sponsor and blessing me through Living Water. I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Oscar Tereso but everybody affectionately calls me Coca. I am 14 years old and my birthday was in August. I take classes in my village and I am a sixth-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love Communication and Language but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Since my school is closed for Covid-19, my teacher comes to my house and brings me homework weekly. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and also helping my father.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. Actually, my father´s job consists of being a mason and my mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. She helps economically by raising domestic animals for selling when it is necessary. For the moment, my parents are working normally. We are members of the Catholic 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!
Oscar Tereso Simaj Tzoy
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: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua