Karla Mishel Sofia Hernandez Matias
Ref# JT2591

About Me
My name is Karla Mishel Sofia Hernandez Matias. I'm a 7-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
March 6, 2015.
Attends Program

Jocotenango

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Hello!

I send you a warm greeting from me. My name is Karla Mishel Sofia Hernandez Matias, and I hope you are enjoying the richest blessings of our Lord along with your loved ones. I am seven years old, and I want to tell you that I am in first grade. Currently, I work with school guides. My grandma helps my mother to deliver and receive my worksheets at school every fifteen days. Besides that, I receive the teacher’s instructions via WhatsApp, and due to that, my parents top up the phone with internet plans. Unfortunately, this study method is hard for me because sometimes I would like to have more time to deliver my homework. In my spare time, I enjoy so much playing and going for a walk. Let me tell you that my parents do their best effort for our family. My father makes a living as a mason’s helper in the city to cover the household expenses while my mother does the chores, prepares our meals, and takes care of me. Thankfully, my whole family and I are healthy. My mother and I take advantage at night to spend time with my father while we eat a delicious dinner. Nowadays, my parents and I live in a rented house. The walls and roof are made of tin sheets and the floor is dirt. Our home has a room, a small space to prepare our meals, electricity, and running water. Regrettably, all the house structure is in bad condition, but we pray that we can find a better house.

As you know, the pandemic affected our economy very much because at the beginning my father ran out of work. However, he did different types of work to get some money. Now, he has better employment, but our necessities are groceries. I like the Christmas season, and let me tell you that the previous year, my parents and I shared a special dinner to celebrate. Nowadays, we do not attend a church yet, but I hope to do it someday. I want to tell you that the feeding program was closed for a long time to keep every child safe from the virus. What I missed the most were the tasty lunches that cooks prepare and the games that I used to play with other children. Luckily, the Adopt a Child staff could continue working, and they gave us food parcels which we received in the hardest moments. Happily, the feeding program is open again; I usually walk for thirty minutes to get there. Lastly, I want to tell you that my grandmother gave this information to an evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I say goodbye for now, but I want to let you know that I appreciate all you have done for me through Living Water. May God pour out bountiful blessings upon you!

With much love,

Karla Mishel Sofia Hernandez Matias

Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua