Hello! It is a pleasure to greet you by this letter and I hope you are doing fine. This is Elmer Alexander de la Cruz Garcia and I am 12 years old. I am so happy to share with you a little about my family and me. My mother`s name is Rosa Garcia de la Cruz. She is 33 years old. Nowadays, she continues doing chores at home and carrying firewood for others in order to help my father with home expenses. In addition, she raises pigs and sheep for family consumption. My father`s name is Genaro de la Cruz Mendez. He is 43 years old. He continues working as a farmer and he supports us. We grow corn for family consumption. As a big and humble family, our current need is corn. At the moment, we are attending Spring of Life Church once a week. Thankfully, we have Jesus in our hearts. I want to tell you that all my family and I are in good health.
This year I am in 4th grade at school. I continue receiving face-to-face classes every day. I have been learning so far! My parents strive to support my siblings and me at school. Currently, school fees are expensive sometimes it is difficult to cover all expenses due to a lack of stable jobs. My dream is to become a fireman. My native language is the Quiche Mayan dialect, so I would like to learn Spanish and improve my communication with other people. I love to celebrate Christmas because I light fireworks. My favorite beverage is Coca-Cola. What I like about my birthday is that my parents buy a cake when we have a little extra money. About sports, I love to play soccer. We are grateful to Living Water because I receive the meals, medical and dental attention, and spiritual support. I want to say thank you for the Christmas gift that I receive at year`s end. I hope you enjoy reading my letter. Sending love. Every blessing to you!
Elmer Alexander de la Cruz Garcia
Translated by: Gladys Chavez /A-A-C Secretary