Hello! It is a great blessing to greet you through this letter. I am Beverly Gabriela Aparicio Jacobo, and I want to share with you a little about me. I am eleven years old, and this year, I am in the fifth grade. I am attending school twice per week and the teachers give me study guides to work at home. I have internet at home because it is necessary to use WhatsApp. It has been difficult for me to understand how to do my homework, but now, it is a little better because I receive face-to-face classes. The feeding program was closed for a time, and I missed attending it and the food; we learned about God and prayed before eating. Fortunately, the program is open again, and I walk about ten minutes to arrive. My father supplies our needs by working as a cashier in a bank while my mother does the household chores. On Sundays, we spend good time together and go out to walk or go out to the park. We celebrate Christmas at home due to the coronavirus, and we prepare ¨tamales and ponche¨ (typical dish and hot fruit drink).
We attend God´s Family Church which is located about ten minutes from our house. My parents have the privilege to be deacons. We felt sad when our church was closed because we could not meet with the brethren, but fortunately, we received the preaching online. Our needs are groceries and school supplies. My sister Zury was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. It is difficult for her to socialize and communicate. The pandemic affected us a lot because my father lost his job, and it was very difficult for him, but God has been faithful with us and never has abandoned us. We received groceries from the feeding program, and it was a great blessing for us. We have our own house which is made of concrete block, tin sheet roof and cement floor. We have three rooms including the kitchen. There is running water and electricity at home. We share our house with my uncle. I want you to know that my mother gave this information about me. I send you a strong from the bottom of my heart. Many blessings!
With much love,
Beverly Gabriela Aparicio Jacobo
Translated by: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua