I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for thirty minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Otoniel Arnoldo. I am 12 years old and my birthday was in January. I take classes in my village and I am a fifth-grade student. My school is about five minutes away from my home. I love Science but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Since my classes were suspended for Covid-19, I have to go to my school to get worksheets to do at home. In my free time, I usually help my father with the corn harvest.
The people who live in the house are my mother, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of being a mason´s helper. He is still working in The United States. He keeps in touch and sends money for our expenses every month or two. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. We are members of the Evangelical Church and now we only 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!
Otoniel Arnoldo Morente Garcia
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: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua