Elias Isaac Castillo Lorenzana
Ref# NE1545

About Me
My name is Elias Isaac Castillo Lorenzana. I'm a 15-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
May 31, 2007.
Attends Program

Nueva Esperanza

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

I am Elias Isaac Castillo Lorenzana, and I am glad to greet you through this. I hope you and your family are doing well. I am fifteen years old. This year I am in ninth grade at school. Every week I am receiving study guides at school to work at home. I have not understood much, but I am doing my best to get my studies ahead. The thing I missed from the feeding program was spending time with my friends and the delicious food from it which I love. For me to get there, it takes ten minutes by walking. Currently, my mom has been making shoes along with my stepfather who is a shoemaker. They both work hard to provide for our household expenses. We like to watch movies on the TV especially on weekends, when we are altogether, so we enjoy this time as a family. My family and I did celebrate Christmas by having dinner with our family only.

We attended Mount Hebron Church but stopped doing it after the pandemic. It was a difficult time because we got discouraged. We rent a two-room house and a separate kitchen. The house is made of cement block, tin sheet roof and concrete floor. It has running water and electricity. The house is in good condition. Let me tell you that the pandemic did affect my family. My mother and stepfather were making face masks for some time, and then they ran out of work. It was hard financially. Clothing and food supplies are a great need for us, so I thank the feeding program for the grocery bags we received in those difficult moments that we went through. It was all a great help for my family and me. We received the necessities at home. For now, my family and I are all doing well, thank God. Finally, I want you to know that my mom gave this information in person to an Evangelism team member who visited us to share with you my last news. It was a blessing for me to get in touch with you through this. Thank you for taking time to read this.

Lots of hugs,

Elias Isaac Castillo Lorenzana

Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua