Elias Gustavo Portuguez Garcia
Ref# ZA2967

About Me
My name is Elias Gustavo Portuguez Garcia. I'm 15 years old.
Birthday

My birthday is
April 7, 2005.
Sponsorship Type

Child

Attends Program

Zacualpa

Program Country

Guatemala

My Story

I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for twenty-five minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Elias Gustavo but everybody affectionately calls me Gustavo. I am 15 years old and my birthday was in April. I take classes in my village and I am a sixth-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics. Since my school is closed for Covid-19, my teachers are sending me homework by WhatsApp.

The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of farming the land and actually he also travels to the coast for 6 months to cut sugar cane. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. She also covers the expenses by raising domestic animals to sell. We are members of the Evangelical Church. I am grateful to God because we all are 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 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!

Elias Gustavo Portugues Garcia

AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again.  However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.

Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua