Hello! My name is Dominic Junior Moya Lopez, and I am 7 years old. I was born on December 21, 2013. My father’s name is Junior Neftali Moya Lopez and my mother’s name is Ana Carolina Lopez Barrera. My father abandoned my mother and me. I do not have any siblings. I am in first grade. I used to attend a Christian church, but they are closed so I have not been going. On my free time, I like to play with toys and take care of my mother. My favorite colors are red and blue, my favorite animal is a dinosaur, and my favorite food is cereal with milk. As for my health, I have gastritis and some rashes and hives on my legs. I thankfully have gotten medical attention for my gastritis and hives from Doctor Patti recently. I live in Dueñas with my mother in a small house with one room. The kitchen is also in that same room which is simply an electric stove. The roof is made of concrete, the floor is tile, and the walls are blocks. My mother is sick with colon cancer that has spread to her kidneys, so she is not able to work. My father does not help us, but sometimes I’ll see him on the streets, and he’ll give me Q4 (less than 1 USD). My mother also tries to make some money by making some bows and flowers for hair. I do not have any shoes, just a pair of flip-flops that someone gave to me. I do not have many clothes either. I have an old bed to sleep on with a single blanket. My mother unfortunately had to sell almost all our belongings to survive. I do my best to take care of my mother. I learned the names of the medications and go out to buy it whenever she needs it. I do not have any friends, just some toys that I call friends. Whenever my mother needs to go to the hospital, I stay home alone and wait for her to return. My mother decided to borrow a TV for me since I would pass the time by sleeping too much and I would get sick. I feel happy with the company of my mother and my toys. I believe in God since my mother used to take me to church before it closed due to COVID-19. For school, I use study guides to learn. I struggle a lot to learn the information since my mother doesn’t know how to explain them very well. But I know my mother does her very best to explain it. Please pray for me and my mother and I hope God blesses you!
Dominic Junior Moya Lopez
Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern