Hello Sponsor! How are you? I hope you are in good health together with your loved ones. My name is Juana Idelfonso Quino, and I am a happy and healthy 20-year-old woman. I am no longer in school. In my free time, I help with the house chores and work in the capital in a tortilla shop. I help my family economically. Also, I wanted to tell you how much I have missed attending the feeding center and that I am very happy to be back.
Both of my parents live with me. My father works as a farmer and day laborer, and with what he earns he supports us economically. Last year he returned to us and is living with us again. My mother is a hardworking housewife. I have nine siblings: eight brothers and one sister. I am joyful to say that we are all healthy, and God has taken good care of us. I want to mention that my brother Dany has had issues with his knee. A couple years ago, he fell down and had to receive surgery. Recently he fell again and the material that was inserted into the knee is now visible. He has yet to see a doctor or receive treatment. To spend time together as a family, we sometimes share a snack together and chat. And for Christmas, we normally do not do anything because of our low resources. Also, we attend King of the Centuries Church, and it takes us 40 minutes to walk to it. We were sad when our church closed due to the pandemic, but we have returned to normality. I live in a village called Pasojoc, and it takes me 1 hour to walk to the feeding center. My humble house has walls made of adobe and wood, the roof is made of tin sheet, and the floor is made of dirt. There is one room and a separate kitchen (a galley). We have electricity at home, but no running water. To obtain water, we connect a hose to a river. Our electricity comes from solar panels. The house is owned by my family. The condition of the house is stable. Our family’s finances have been affected by COVID-19 in the beginning because we had less income, but we know God is always faithful and has been good to us despite our hardships. Our greatest needs are corn and groceries. Thank you for all your support. God bless you!
The Living Waters Evangelism Team is speaking to families in Quiche by phone call. They spoke to my mother to receive information pertaining to me.
Kisses and hugs,
Juana Idelfonso Quino
Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / AAC Missionary Intern