Hello! I am Oralia Quino Portuguez, and I am happy to introduce myself to you through this. I am nineteen years old. I dropped out of school some years ago. So, I help with the household work, and I also take the sheep outside to shepherd them. I missed a lot the tasty food from the feeding program, the time it was closed due to the pandemic. Thanks to God, it is open again. For me to get there, it takes fifteen minutes away by walking. My father passed away a few time ago. My mom is a housewife, and she also raises domestic animals to sell. She also grows coriander, broccoli and cabbage to sell in the town. My mom fells happy whenever she goes for a walk along with me. So, we also enjoy eating tasty lunch together. We did celebrate Christmas by making tamales and getting soda drinks. We all had very delicious dinner. Currently, we are attending Methodist Church at Pacoc II, and located an hour from home. We felt sad the time the church was closed due to the pandemic, so we seeked God praying instead.
We own a house with one room and separate kitchen. The house is made of mud-brick, dirt floor and, tin sheet roof which is necessary to change, for it is in poor condition. I ask you to please pray for us to get this goal in the future. It does not have electricity, so we use lanterns and candles at night. We do not have running water, so get it from a spring source by using a hose. No money is enough, nowadays due to the pandemic which affected my family´s economy. Products of daily consumption rose in price, and food supplies is a greatest need at home, that’s why, I thank to the feeding program for the grocery bags we received in those difficult moments we went through. It was all a great blessing, help and met some of our food expenses. I ask you to please pray for us to not have lack of corn which is also a great need at home. Thanks in advance. Currently, my family and I are all doing well, thanks to God. Lastly, I want you to know, my mom gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I leave you for now. I pray God to continue to bless you!
Oralia Quino Portuguez
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua