Hello! I would like first to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I want to tell you that I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Aaron Riquelmer but everybody affectionately calls me Puqui. I am 12 years old and I had my birthday in April. I take classes in my village and I am a fourth-grade student. My school is about ten minutes away from my home. I love Communication and Language but in general I like all the subjects. I enjoy playing with my toy cars and football with my siblings.
The people who live in the house are my siblings, aunt, cousins and me. Sadly my father passed away years ago. Unfortunately my mother abandoned us some months ago and she does not want to know anything about my siblings and me. For now my Aunt Martina de la Cruz Castro is in charge of us. Her husband Frincisco Jimon Hernades is working in the United States. His job consists of collecting trash in order to support the family. My aunt wants to support my siblings and me. My siblings and I are sad and I want to ask for your prayers for us and that we can have our daily provisions.
My family and I are members of Full Gospel Church. 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!
Aaron Riquelmer de la Cruz Castro
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