My name is Rudy Danilo De La Cruz Riz, and I am glad to greet you affectionately through this. I am fifteen years old. I am in sixth grade, and taking face-to-face classes three days per week. I have learned in a good way so far. After school, I help with some chores at home. I missed a lot the fried chicken the time the feeding program was closed due to the pandemic. I am glad that the program is open again. For me to get there, it takes an hour and a half by walking. Let me tell you that my father has not liveds with us since some time ago. He made another family. He does not help us economically. Occasionally, he visits us. My mom is a housewife, and she also tends a small store of products of daily consumption to provide for us economically. My family and I get together some afternoon, and we eat some snack we get from the store. We do not usually celebrate Christmas due to the lack of resources. At the moment, we are attending Prince of Peace Church, located an hour and a half from home. The time the church was closed due to the pandemic, we kept services behind closed doors with due care due to the pandemic.
We own a house with two rooms and separate kitchen. We live with four grandchildren and a son- in-law, so we share the household expenses with them. The house is made of cement block, tin sheet roof and concrete floor. It has electricity and running water. The house condition is good. Pandemic affected my family’s economy. Sales from my mom’s small store, went down, so we used products from it for our consumption, and we went ahead thanks to it. As food supplies is a greatest need for us, I thank to the feeding program for the grocery bags we received. It was all a great blessing and help for us. For now, my family and I are all doing well, thanks to God. Finally, I want you to know, my mom gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I say good bye to you for now. May God bless you and your family.
Rudy Danilo De La Cruz Riz
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua