Hello! I hope you are doing well together with your loved ones. I am writing you this letter to tell you a little about my life. I am Elia Marleny Elizabeth, and I am 14 years old. I no longer attend school, so I keep helping my mother with the household chores. I work as a seamstress in the local plaza on Sunday. My father works as a farmer with our neighbors while my mother has a small stall where she sells typical baskets and fruits on market’s days. This pandemic really affected us because there was a time that none of my parents could provide for our needs; there were days that we only ate once a day. We survived thanks to the groceries that we received from the feeding program.
God has been faithful with us and has helped us to go ahead; He has also kept us safe from the virus. We are very grateful to the Ministry because we received grocery bags when we needed them most; we felt so blessed with them. I pray God blesses all those people who made it possible. Thank God, we are all healthy. We are members of Full Gospel Church and we have services on Saturday. Lastly, I want to tell you that my mother helped me to give this information by phone to a LW Evangelism teacher. The staff did not meet us personally because they are avoiding physical contact as much as possible since they want to protect us from the current virus. I would like to have news from you soon.
Kisses and hugs
Elia Marleny Elizabeth Gomez Toj
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio, AAC Secretary/Antigua