Juan Antonio Lopez Perez
Ref# DU1765

About Me
My name is Juan Antonio Lopez Perez. I'm 12 years old.
Birthday

My birthday is
May 22, 2008.
Sponsorship Type

Child

Attends Program

Dueñas

Program Country

Guatemala

My Story

I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for ten minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Juan Antonio but everybody affectionately calls me Juanito. I am 12 years old and my birthday was in May. I take classes in my village and I am a third-grade student. My school is about ten minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but Communication and Language are a little difficult for me. At the moment, I am receiving my homework in a bookshop to do at home due to the pandemic.

The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of being a construction helper. Thank God, he continues working. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. 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!

Juan Antonio Lopez Perez

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