I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Josue Emanuel. I am 11 years old and I will have my birthday in December. I take classes in my village and I am a second-grade student for the third time. My school is about five minutes away from my home. I love Sizing but Mathematics and many others are little difficult for me. Since my school is closed for the Covid-19, my mother has to go to my teacher´s house and get our assignments to do at home. Besides my homework, I also help with the duties at home and play with my siblings.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of farming the land for others and my mother´s job is making tortillas here in Dueñas. Both of them go to work and leave us alone at home. My mother prepares our lunch. We are not members of any church, but 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!
Josue Emanuel Mejia Yapan
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