Before anything else I would like to express to you my gratitude for being my sponsor and blessing me through Living Water. I walk for two hours to arrive to the feeding program. I am Juana. I am 18 years old and I had my birthday in April. I dropped out of school some years ago and after that I have been helping my mother with the household work. Some months ago I went to work in a tortilla shop but due to the pandemic I returned to my home.
The people who live in the house are my mother, siblings and me. My mother´s duties are doing the housework. Moreover she raises chickens, sheep and goats for selling in order to cover our family needs. My father and mother got separated some time ago and my father is not living with us. However he keeps in touch with us. Recently he talked with my mother and told her that he wants to return to live with us and hopes to do it when the quarantine ends. We do not know if this is true but for now he sends us Q1, 000.00 quetzals = £105.82 pounds for our needs. He used to work as a farmer and he goes to work on the coast too. My family and I are members of King of the Centuries Church.
I want to ask for your prayers for some of my siblings who recently got sick. Agustin had pain in his throat and allergy in his body. And my brother Israel has an allergy too. My mother is going to take them to the LW clinics. We hope the doctor gives them medicines so that they can get well soon. Thank God, the rest of my family is 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 are praying for your family and for all the world. 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!
Juana Idelfonso Quino
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary /Antigua