I feel so happy to write you in this opportunity. I am Eva Maricela Morente Simaj, and I am 13 years old. The way of study has been changed in my country. I am in fifth grade but I am studying at home due to the pandemic. I only attend school on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 12:00 p.m. I submit my homework for my teacher every eight days. Thank God, it has not been difficult to do my homework because my teacher does his best effort to teach me and I am learning. My father works as a farmer and as a day laborer. During the coffee harvest, he travels to the Coast in order to earn extra money. My mother stays at home taking care of us and our home. She also raises sheep for selling. The arrival of the pandemic affected our economy because my father did not have enough work. We are grateful to God and Living Water for the groceries that we received during this time. It was a blessing for us and helped my family to cover some days. We also received groceries from the school and they come when we most need them. Thank the Lord, all of us have been safe from the virus so far. My family attends a Church of Christ and our services are Wednesday and Sunday for two hours. Let me tell you that my mother provided this information by phone because LW staff cannot have physical contact with the families to prevent the spread of virus. Thank you so much for always blessing us especially during this time. God bless you all!
With much love,
Eva Maricela Morente Simaj
Translated by AAC Secretary/Lucia Gravez