It is a pleasure to write you this letter hoping you are well. I am Osmar Osbaldo Contreras Oscarl, and I am 13 years old. This year, I am in fifth grade but I am studying at home by internet. However, it is difficult due to the cost that we have. Every Monday, I go to school to turn in my homework and pick up my study guide that I will leave next week. I am grateful to my mother for doing her best effort to give me money to buy Internet plans. As I told you, my father passed away some years ago. I want to tell you that my brother Nick and I share the same father but my sister Yesly has a different father, but he never has been responsible for her. My mother is a great woman. She is a street vendor and sells different products to support our family. My aunt helps us with a little money. She works by selling hair accessories on the street. At the beginning of the pandemic, my mother´s job was affected because the sales went down. Unfortunately, my mother and I were affected by the virus, and it was a difficult time. However, God in his infinite mercy took care of us, and now, we are completely recovered. Living Water and the school blessed us during this hard time with groceries which helped us to go ahead and gave us hope. God has been unique and his hand has sustained us every day. This virus is very invasive. We had headaches, leg pain and fatigue. Thank God we received medicine on time and are healed. We do not attend any church due to the pandemic, but we have a small group with our neighbors to share the gospel and pray to God. We are meeting two times a week. My mother provided this information by phone because the Feeding program continues to be closed, and LW leaders made the decision contact the families by phone in order to help prevent the spread of the pandemic. God bless Living Water for blessing many families in spite of the health situation that we are living in. We are praying to God to take care of every one of you. Thank you so much.
Hugs with much love,
Osmar Osbaldo Contreras Oscarl
Translated by AAC Secretary/Lucia Gravez