I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Hugo Abiel Calixto but everybody affectionately calls me Yeyo. I am 9 years old and I will have my birthday in September. I take classes in my village and I am a third-grade student. My school is about twenty minutes away from my home. I love P. E. classes. At the moment, I go to take my homework to school. I watch TV and play with my toys in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my mother, stepfather, sister and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework, and my stepfather works as a blacksmith’ assistant; thank God, the pandemic has not affected his work. We are members of a church called Mount Hebron but it is closed for now; we pray at home. 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!
Hugo Abiel Calixto Palacios Roman
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: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary-Antigua