I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for five minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Fernando Josue. I am 13 years old and my birthday was in June. I take classes in my village and I am an eighth-grade student. My school is about thirty minutes away from my home. I love English but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Since my school is closed for Covid-19, my teachers have been sending me homework by WhatsApp which has to be turned in when classes begin again. My hobby is watching television.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father works as a security guard but only 4 days a week and in the mornings due to the pandemic situation. My mother continues working normally as a cook. We stay at home alone and take care of ourselves while my parents are working. We are not members of the any Church, but we are 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!
Fernando Josue Sel Roldan
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