I am Heidy Marisol Chingo Quinilla, and it is a blessing for me to update you about my life. I am 20 years old, and I keep busy working as a domestic employee in Zacualpa town. My father still works by making wells to support our necessities while my mother is a housewife and raises domestic animals like hens and pigs. Thankfully, my whole family and I are in good condition. We gather to buy and enjoy sodas and snacks together. Christmas is a lovely time, but we do not celebrate it as many people do because my father thinks that we might make unnecessary expenses during the festivity. We attend the Prince of Peace Church and usually walk five minutes from our home to be there. When our church closed its doors because of the virus, it was difficult for us since we missed going to the services. Fortunately, this is open again. We live in our own house made of adobe walls, tin sheet roofs, and concrete floors. It only has one room, a separate kitchen, electricity, and running water. Even though the pandemic has not affected our health, it has affected our economy. This situation has been difficult for us because all the groceries are pricey, but I trust God will help us to move forward. The feeding program is open again, and I am excited to enjoy delicious lunches anew. My sister and I usually walk 25 minutes from our home to get there. Finally, let me tell you that my mother gave this information to an evangelism team member to share with you my last news. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my letter. I hope to hear about your loved ones and you the next time. See you later!
Thinking of you,
Heidy Marisol Chingo Quinilla
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua