I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that On Wednesday, I used to walk for five minutes to arrive to Pasojoc Tres feeding program, and on Saturday, I used to walk for forty-five minutes to arrive to Pasojoc feeding program; they are closed due to the pandemic. I am Adriana Petronila. I am 9 years old and I will have my birthday in October. I take classes in my village and I am a third-grade student. My school is about five minutes away from my home. I love Social and Natural Studies but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. At the moment, my teacher comes to my home to assign me homework once a week. I help with the household chores in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my parents, sibling and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework, and my father’s job consists of farming the land. Thank God, the pandemic has not affected my family. We are members of a Charismatic group that belongs to the Catholic Church but we are not having services due to the situation we are living. 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!
Adriana Petronila Luis Ildefonso
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