Jeremias Garcia Chavez
Ref# PA1147

About Me
My name is Jeremias Garcia Chavez. I'm a 15-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
February 21, 2007.
Attends Program

Zacualpa

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

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Hello! I send you many greetings and I hope you are in good health. I want to tell you a little about me. My name is Jeremias Garcia Chavez, and I am a happy and healthy 15-year-old boy. I am no longer in school. I spend my time working as a farmer and day laborer to help my family economically. Also, I wanted to tell you that I have missed attending the feeding center and enjoying the delicious meals because it is a big blessing for my family.

Both of my parents live with me. My father works as a farmer and day laborer to cover our needs. My mother is a hardworking housewife, weaves typical clothing, and raises some animals to sell to help support the family economically. Additionally, I have seven siblings: three brothers and four sisters. I am happy to say that my whole family is healthy, and that God has been taking care of us. We spend time together by eating lunch, usually something with chicken. And for Christmas, we make tamales and drink punch as a family. We attend Prince of Peace Church, and it takes us 15 minutes to walk to it. Both of my parents serve as deacons in the church. We were sad when the church closed due to the pandemic because we missed congregating with our brothers and sisters in Christ. I live in a town called Zacualpa, and it takes me 30 minutes to walk to the feeding center. My humble house has walls made of adobe, the roof is made of tin sheet, and the floor is made of dirt. There are two rooms and a separate kitchen. We have neither running water nor electricity at home. To obtain water, we connect a hose to a natural water source. To obtain electricity, we borrow a neighbor’s and pay half of the cost. The house is owned by my family. The condition of the house is stable thankfully. Our family’s finances were affected by COVID-19. We went through a difficult time because our income decreased and the price of many necessary products increased, and we could not afford them. But God has always been faithful to us, and we made it through. Our greatest need is corn, beans, rice, and salt. I end my letter wishing you the best.

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.

Many blessings,

Jeremias Garcia Chavez

Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern