Hello! This is Marvin Sabino De La Cruz De La Cruz. I am glad to say hello to you through this. I am now fourteen years old. For now, I am not studying, so I help my father growing corn, string beans and coriander. I really missed having food during the time the feeding program was closed due to the pandemic. It is open now, thanks to God. For me to get there, it takes two hours by walking. My dad grows corn, coriander and string beans to sell in the market at Zacualpa. My mom stays home doing the household work. We get some meat when we have some money for that, so we prepare lunch in order to have a good time with the family.
We do not usually celebrate Christmas. We are members of Catholic Charismatic Renewal group. My dad is part of the church board. We really missed attending it because our faith diminished a little. The house we live in is ours. It has a separate kitchen, and it is made of adobe, dirt floor and tin sheet roof. The wooden timbers from the house are moth-eaten. It does have electricity, and we get water from a creek by using hoses because we do not have running water. The pandemic affected my family’s economy. Products of daily consumption rose in price, and food supplies and corn are needs at home. For that reason, I thank the feeding program for the grocery bags we received in those difficult moments. It was all a great blessing for us! We are all doing well, for now. Finally, I want you to know that my dad gave this information to an Evangelism team member to share with you my last news. I say goodbye to you for now. Hope to hear from you soon.
Marvin Sabino De La Cruz De La Cruz
Translated by: Febe Ruiz / AAC Secretary-Antigua