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I greet you from the bottom of my heart and hope you are doing well. My name is Diega Isabel Gutierrez Juarez, and it is a blessing for me to update you about my life. I am 13 years old, and I am attending the fourth grade. I receive face-to-face classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thankfully, everything goes well with my education. I shepherd the goats my family and I have at home in my free time. My older sisters Martina and Julia work with my mother by weaving typical blouses in Zacualpa town to help my family financially. My father works hard as a day laborer and farmer to cover the expenses. Fortunately, my parents, siblings, and I are healthy. We sometimes buy some snacks to enjoy together as a family. Christmas is an incredible festivity, but we do not celebrate because of our low resources. We continue attending the Church of Christ, and it is my pleasure to tell you that my father has the privilege of leading the worship group. My family and I walk for ten minutes from our home to get there. Fortunately, our church did not stop working despite the virus.
However, our economy was affected by this disease because everything increased in price. Therefore, our current necessities are groceries. We live in our own house, which is made of adobe walls, tin sheet roof, and dirt floors. It has two rooms, a separate kitchen, and running water. There is no electricity at home, but we use candles at night. Living Water has been a great blessing for my family and me. When the feeding program was closed because of the pandemic, I missed attending it to enjoy delicious lunches. Fortunately, it is open again, and I usually walk for two hours with my siblings from where we live. Finally, let me tell you that my older sister Martina gave this information to an evangelism team member to share with you my last news. May God continue to bless you for loving my family and me!
Diega Isabel Gutierrez Juarez
Translated by: Hillary Popol, AAC Secretary/Antigua