Hello! It is a such pleasure for me to greet you through this letter. I hope you are doing well along with your family. My name is Jerry Frank Gutierrez Ruiz and I am 14 years old. Nowadays, I am an eighth-grade student. So, I attend school for three hours to receive classes and the teacher’s assignments three times a week. I also send some homework by WhatsApp every week and when I go to school, I hand in others. This study method has been difficult for me because my family does not have enough resources to pay for internet plans. My father is a pastor and most of the time, he keeps busy in his pastoral ministry. For being part of the church, he often receives a monetary offering. He also works farming the land and tending his own grocery store. On the other hand, my mother works hard doing the chores and raising domestic animals. She helps my father tending the store too. Thankfully, Covid-19 has not affected us so much financially. However, this has affected us emotionally since we cannot go out as we used to do before. In spite of this, God has been in our lives because we never lacked food and we are healthy. I also want to tell you that we received grocery bags from the ministry. Those helped us to subsist for some days. I am so thankful to you for blessing and supporting us through the feeding program. Fortunately, all of us are in good health. We are members of the Methodist Church and we usually go for three hours on Mondays and Fridays. Finally, let me tell you that my father Venancio Gutierrez assisted a member of the Evangelism team to update this information about me by phone since the staff want to protect us from the current pandemic. I say goodbye to you for now, but I hope you continue taking care of yourself.
In Jesus name,
Jerry Frank Gutierrez Ruiz
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua