|Birth Date||Apr 21, 2006|
|Age||14 years old|
Before anything else I would like to express to you my gratitude for being my sponsors and blessing me through Living Water. I walk for twenty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Catarino but everybody affectionately calls me Cholo. I am 14 years old and I had my birthday in April. I take classes in my village and I am a seventh-grade student. My school is about fifteen minutes away from my home. I love Plastic Arts but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. I enjoy playing football.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s earns money by driving a microbus and he also farms the land. He does not have much work for now. My mother´s job consists of weaving typical clothes to sell. However due to the bad economy from the pandemic, she has not sold anything. We trust in our Lord to go ahead with His help. My family and I are members of Catholic 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 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!
Catarino Luarca Saquic
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