I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Tomas. I am 12 years old and my birthday was in May. I take classes in my village and I am a fifth-grade student. My school is about fifteen minutes away from my home. I love to go to school but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. Since my school is closed for Covid-19, my teacher comes to my home every week to review and assign me homework to continue learning. In my free time, I help my father with the crops.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My father´s job consists of farming the land and my mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. She also raises domestic animals to sell when necessary. We are members of the Evangelical Church. I am grateful to God because we are all in good health. In spite of the hard health situation that we are currently facing in our country, our Lord has been taking care of us. We trust in our Lord's mercy and that He will put His healing hands over all people who are suffering during this pandemic. I would like to receive a letter from you and have the opportunity to share our life experiences with each other.
Thinking of you!
Tomas Chingo Gutierrez
AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again. However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua