It is my pleasure to greet you in the name of Jesus hoping you are doing great alongside your loved ones! Praise the Lord my family and I attend Pentecostal Prince of Peace Church; we attend twice every week. This time LW staff shared the gospel with us and encouraged us to continue seeking God and trust our salvation in Him. We appreciate so much that they are worried about our spiritual life. My family and I are in good health, thanks to the Lord. My father is Leonel Us Ajqui, and he is 33 years old. He works as a construction assistant to supply the family´s expenses. Although he is a deaf-mute person, he comprehends and communicates with us by signs; we learn how to do it. My mother is Ana Veronica Aguilar De La Cruz, and she is 24 years old. She stays busy with the duties at home, and she also raises hens and pigs. At home, we grow corn, black beans, oranges, and limes for the family's consumption.
I am Carlos Us Aguilar, and I am a 7-year-old boy. I am a kindergarten II student; I like to receive classes at school because my learning is better, and I meet up with other children. Supporting me at school is hard for my parents because of a lack of resources, especially now that prices have increased. When I grow up, I would like to travel to the United States to work. My native language is K'iche´ Mayan dialect. I can speak a little Spanish, but I would like to improve it so that I can communicate better with other people. The sport I like the most is football. I like Christmas time because of the firecrackers, and my parents buy me new clothes. Let me tell you that here in Guatemala, we have different types of “atoles”, and my favorite is “atol de masa” (it is a hot beverage made of dough, sugar, and cinnamon); it is delicious. Someday, I would like to celebrate my birthday with a small get-together with my loved ones; it must be great. Being part of Living Water has been a great blessing for me because I receive tasty meals, and medical care in the clinics which is a big help for me and my family. At home, the primary needs for us are groceries and clothes. Well, for the time being that is all. Many and rich blessings to you!
Bunch of hugs,
Carlos Us Aguilar
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua Guatemala