I am Blanca Estela Gutierrez Garcia. It is a pleasure for me to introduce myself to you through this. I am nineteen years old. I do not attend school due to the lack of resources. So, I help with the household work. I missed a lot delicious lunch from the feeding program, the time it was closed due to the pandemic. Thankfully, it is open again. I get there by walking in half an hour. My father does farming work. He grows tomatoes, radish and beans which he sells in the local market. My father supports two families economically, because he made other family. My mom is a housewife. Sometimes she collects firewood to sell. They also sell organic fertilizer for the flowers. When possible, we prepare special food for us to spend time together. When we have resources, we make tamales to celebrate Christmas, and when not, we do nothing. At the moment, we are not attending any church. We are not allowed in the church because my father made two famililes.
We own two-room house with separate kitchen. The house is made of mud-brick, concrete floor and tin sheet roof, but some of the tin sheets are deteriorated, so they need to be changed. It has electricity and running water. Let me tell you that there was a lack of work and all products rose in price due to the pandemic. God has been good and faithful to us, so he has provided through the grocery bags we received from the feeding program. As food supplies and corn are a greatest need for us, it was all a great blessing for my family and me. Thank you very much for this support. I bless each one of you in the name of the Lord. I would like to ask you to please pray for us to not have lack of money to get clothing which is also a greatest need at home. Thank you for your prayers! As for health, my father is sick with a mass in his stomach. He already visited to the doctor, but he has not received an accurate diagnosis yet. Sometimes, he takes something for the pain. I ask your prayers for him to get better. Thank you! The rest of us is doing well, thank God. I pray for you to be in good health. Lastly, I want you to know, my dad gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I say good bye to you for now. Thank you for taking time and reading this.
Blanca Estela Gutierrez Garcia
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua