This is Elicia Carmelina, and it is a pleasure for me to greet you through this. I hope you and your family are fine. I am fifteen years old. This year I am not attending school, so I help my mom tending chickens and with the household work. I missed a lot delicious food from the feeding program, the time it was closed due to the pandemic. Thank God, it is open again. I get there in thirty minutes by walking. My father is still doing farming work to provide for my family financially. He works at Chimaltenango, so every two weeks he comes home. My mom is a housewife. Besides, she makes napkins to sell. She raises sheep and chickens at home. Whenever my dad comes home, he brings snacks to us, so we spend a good time together, we share and talk. On Christmas we made tamales, fruit punch and burnt firecrackers. This way I celebrated this special day along with my family. We continue to attend Prince of Peace Church. We get there by walking for twenty minutes. Thank God, during the time of the pandemic, we had outdoor services every fortnight.
We own four-room house with separate kitchen. The house is made of mud-brick, tin sheet roof and dirt floor. It does not have electricity, so we use a small solar panel to light up. We get water from a spring source by using a hose, because we do not have running water. The house condition is fair. My father had always work during the pandemic, thank God, so it did not affected my family much. Corn and food supplies is a greatest need for us, so the grocery bags we received in difficult time, met some of our basic food needs. Thank you very much for this support. May God bless all of you greatly! For now, I am doing well, and so is my family, thank God. Finally, I want you to know, I gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Take care please!
Elicia Carmelina Mendez Mechen
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua