Rolando Gomez Garcia
Ref# CA1413

About Me
My name is Rolando Gomez Garcia. I'm a 14-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
February 10, 2008.
Attends Program

Chuchucá

Program Country

Guatemala

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Hello! I send you many greetings and I hope you are in good health. I want to tell you a little about me. My name is Rolando Gomez Garcia, and I am fourteen years old. I have six siblings. My mother lives with me. My mother is a housewife and raises chickens to sell, and my father lives in the USA as of four years ago and supports the family economically. We are not sure what he does for work. To spend time together as a family, we sometimes eat a snack together during the afternoons. For Christmas last year, we celebrated it at home making tamales, punch, and setting off fireworks. I live in a humble home in Chuchuca. My house is located about a 10-minute walk from the feeding program. The house we live in belongs to my parents. There is one room and a separate kitchen. The house is made of adobe, the roof is made of tile, and the floor is made of dirt. We have running water and electricity in our home. The house is in poor condition because the wood beams that support the roof are being eaten my moths. Thank God my whole family is healthy. The pandemic has affected our economy because in the beginning, my father stopped sending us money and we accumulated debt. Thankfully we have paid back these debts. I am not in school this year because I did not want to continue my studies. During my free time, I help my mother with the house chores. I attend a Catholic Church which is located 15 minutes away from my house. My older brother Israel is the worship leader at our church. Our church continued to have services during the pandemic behind closed doors. What I miss most from the feeding center is the delicious food they served there. Our greatest need is groceries. I end my letter wishing you the best.

The evangelism team is speaking to families in Quiche by phone call. They spoke to my brother to receive this information.

Many blessings,

Rolando Gomez Garcia

Translated by: Kalyan Marroquin / Missionary Intern