Hello! Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to read my update. I want to tell you that I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Stefany Gabriela but everybody affectionately calls me Gaby. I am 12 years old and I had my birthday in January. I take classes in my village and I am a sixth-grade student. My school is about forty minutes away from my home. I love Plastic Arts but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Currently I am receiving homework through my mother´s Facebook and I am saving it for now. I like to play dolls and watch TV.
The people who live in the house are my mother, a sister, two uncles and me. My mother was working in a parking lot and sadly she lost her job in May due to the pandemic. My father works as a construction helper. He is supporting us even though he does not live with us since about 5 years ago. Moreover, we are receiving some groceries from my school every month. My family and I are not attending any church for now. This time the LW staff encouraged us to attend one and seek God. 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.
God bless you!
Stefany Gabriela Alvarez Toledo
A-A-C 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: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary /Antigua