Hello, my name is Maria Hortencia Bocanegra. I am 72 years old. I was born on November 4th, 1948. I am a widow. I had three children, one boy and two girls. They are already married and have their own families. I am member of a church called “New Palestine” and it is located about thirty minutes away from my house. I suffer from diabetes so I have had many health problems. I was under a medical treatment in a public health center, but due to the pandemic, I stopped to attend it because I felt afraid to get that virus. Now, I am in need of medicine to treat me my renal insufficiency and sciatica problem.
I used to sell typical snacks but I had to stop doing it due to my health issues and pandemic. It has been a very difficult situation for me because I have to cover my grandchildren’s needs; they are Angel and Claudia Marroquin. Sometimes one of my daughters helps me financially. I live in a proper house. It has two rooms but we only use one; we sleep and cook in the same room. The rooms are made of concrete blocks with a tin sheet roof and concrete floor. I have running water and electricity, and my daughter Aura is who pays these bills.
I am very sad because my grandson, Angel, was raped by a neighbor some months ago. It affected him a lot emotionally and it hurts my heart. I ask God helps me to forgive. Please keep my grandson and me in your prayers. I am very grateful to Living Water for all the support that my grandchild has received. I know that God will bless this Ministry greatly.
Many blessings and hugs
Maria Hortencia Bocanegra
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio, AAC Secretary/Antigua