I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I take one hour thirty minutes by bus to arrive to the feeding program. I am Silvia Nicol but everybody affectionately calls me Princess. I am 5 years old and I will have my birthday in July. I am not attending school yet due to my age. I like to play dolls and tag with my siblings.
The people who live in the house are my mother, siblings and me. My father does not live with us. Fortunately, he has communication with us and he visits us. He was working as a construction helper but he was suspended due to the pandemic. He cannot continue helping us economically because he is not receiving a salary. My mother could not continue working as a maid because the public transportation was canceled due to the current situation. Now, she is a peddler and she is selling face masks and cookies at the market to survive. Thank God, we have received groceries from our nearby neighbors. We are members of the Christian Church. At the moment, we are receiving the preaching by Facebook and the pastor has visited us. 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 are praying for your family and for all the world. 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!
Silvia Nicol Roquel 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: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua