Maria Morente Baten
Ref# PA1584

About Me
My name is Maria Morente Baten. I'm a 12-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
July 10, 2010.
Attends Program

Pasojoc

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

I am glad to say hello this time. My name is Maria and I would like to share my update with you. I turned 11 years old in July and I attend 3rd grade at school. This year, I have a three-hour class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and turn in my homework on the same days. However, I am not learning much since my teacher does not have much time to teach us. On the other side, I am sad to tell you that my father went to live with another woman and left us. He continues helping us financially. I live with my mother and siblings. My mother looked for a job to support us. Now, she is working by cleaning on Thursdays and Sundays in Zacualpa. However, the pandemic restrictions affected us because my mother could not work as before so my grandfather, who works as a day laborer, helped us to cover our needs. Nevertheless, we experienced God´s faithfulness through our health. Besides that, my mother feels very happy every time she receives groceries through Living Water. We thank them very much for blessing us this way. May God prosper them! Thankfully, none of us have been sick with coronavirus because God has been keeping us healthy. Finally, we are not attending any church yet, but we hope to go soon. Before saying bye, I want you to know that the LW team interviewed my mother by telephone to get this information. Well, this is all for now but I look forward to being in touch with you.

Best wishes,

Maria Morente Baten

Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary / Antigua