Tunaja is a very primitive area of the state of Quiche, Guatemala. The inhabitants are Quiche Mayans who trace their ancestral roots to the ancient Mayan civilization. The prevalent language is the Mayan dialect - Quiche. The people are either farmers or shepherds and live off the fruits of their labors. Very little money ever changes hands as they use a barter system. Public education is available - however, most families cannot afford it. Electricity and running water are not available in most of the area. Life in Tunaja is extremely difficult.
Hello! I send you many greetings and I hope you are in good health. I want to tell you a little about me. My name is Victor Daniel Chich Gomez, and I am a happy 6-year-old boy. I am not in school yet because of my young age. In my free time, I like to play soccer, play tag, and play with my toy cars. My favorite color is green, my favorite animal is a bunny, and my favorite food is spaghetti.
Both of my biological parents lives with me. My father works as a service technician to take care of our needs. My mother is a hardworking housewife and works with a website to visit needy families and makes a small amount of income to help us economically. When my parents are out, my paternal grandparents take care of us. Additionally, I have one sibling: one brother. I am joyful to say that we are all healthy, and God has taken good care of us. Also, we attend a Catholic church. I live in a village called Tunaja, and it takes me 10 minutes on a bus to arrive to the feeding center. My humble house has walls made of block, the roof is made of tin sheet, and the floor is made of ceramic tile. There are two rooms, and a separate kitchen. We have running water and electricity at home. We pay for the electricity once a month and the water once a year. The house is owned by my family. Glory a God, our basic needs are being met. I end my letter wishing you the best.
The Living Waters Evangelism Team is speaking to families in Quiche by phone call. They spoke to my aunt to receive information pertaining to me.
Victor Daniel Chich Gomez
Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / AAC Missionary Intern