Hello! Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to read my update. I want to tell you that I walk for fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Jonathan Andree but everybody affectionately calls me Pelon (hairless). I am 7 years old and I will have my birthday in September. I take classes in my village and I am a first-grade student. My school is about ten minutes away from my home. I love Plastic Arts but in general I like to study. In May my mother went to my school for some worksheets to do my homework. Fortunately we received some groceries from my school. I help my mother with some work at home. Then I play football with my siblings.
The people who live in the house are my mother, paternal grandparents, siblings and me. My mother´s job consists of selling lunches at home. My uncle is giving us economic support. My father has not lived with us for several years because he had an alcohol problem. We do not know anything about him. He never recognized me legally, so my uncle Rony Ramirez recognized me as her son. He is supporting me. My family and I are not attending any church for now. I want to ask for your prayers for my mother´s health because she suffers from convulsions. Fortunately she has visited the doctor and is under medical treatment. Besides that, athe rest of my family is 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.
God bless you!
Jonathan Andree Ramirez Carcamo
A-A-C 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: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary /Antigua