Samanda Beatriz Luis Garcia
Ref# PA1445

About Me
My name is Samanda Beatriz Luis Garcia. I'm a 13-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
February 21, 2009.
Attends Program

Pasojoc

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

It is a great pleasure to say hello to you through this letter. I hope you are receiving many blessings from God. My name is Samanda Beatriz Luis Garcia, and I am a happy and healthy 13-year-old girl. I am in sixth grade this year. I have face-to-face classes every weekday. I do not have internet access. I am struggling to understand my assignments, but I do my best. In my free time, I help with the house chores. I love attending the feeding program to enjoy the delicious meals.

Only one of my biological parents live with me. My father abandoned us some years ago and does not help us economically. My mother works in the capital in a tortilla business and visits us every 2 or 3 months to support us economically. My aunt Aura takes care of us when my mother is working. I have 1 sibling: 1 sister. I am joyful to say that we are all healthy and that God has taken care of us. To spend time as a family, we converse about our days. During Christmastime, we usually do not do anything because of our low resources. Also, we attend a Christian church, which takes us 30 minutes to walk to. I live in a village called Pasojoc, 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 sheets, and the floor is made of dirt. There are four rooms and a separate kitchen. We have running water and electricity at home. The house belongs to my maternal grandparents, and they allow us to live with them rent free. The house in good condition. Our family’s finances were affected by COVID-19 because the price of many necessary products increased, but God has always been faithful to us, and we have continued forward. Our greatest needs are corn, groceries, and clothes. May God continue blessing 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.

Lots of hugs,

Samanda Beatriz Luis Garcia

Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern