Hello! Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to read my update. I want to tell you that I walk for ten minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Gerson Antonio. I am 17 years old and I had my birthday in November. I take classes in my village and I am a ninth-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love Natural Science but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Since I cannot attend school at this time, I have to go to my school to bring my assignments so I can do my homework and continue with my studies. I help my father by collecting firewood so my mother can cook our meals.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings, and me. My father´s job consists of farming the land for San Sebastian farm. Fortunately, he has been working as normal so far. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. My family and I are members of Catholic Church, and for now we watch the mass on TV or listen to it by radio. 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.
God bless you!
Gerson Antonio Jerez Garcia
A-A-C 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: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary /Antigua