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 Jessica Johanna but everybody affectionately calls me Princess. I am 14 years old and I will have my birthday in August. I take classes in my village and I am a seventh-grade student. My school is about one hour away from my home by bus. I love Social Studies but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Currently I am receiving homework through my mother´s Whatsapp and then I send pictures with the completed tasks on a specific date. I love to read. I help my mother at home and then I play with my siblings.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father is a blacksmith. He is working as normal traveling on a motorcycle with his boss. My mother´s job insists of doing the cleaning for Coensa Company. She is suspended from her job but is receiving wages for now. My family and I are members of God´s Church. Since it is closed, we watch services on Facebook. Our home is a little old and we are worried because the winter is coming. We cannot improve it for now due to our lack of money. 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.
God bless you!
Jessica Johanna Choc Jimenez
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