Hello! My name is Kledi Rustemi. I am 12 years old and my birthday is on September 15th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. I have completed the sixth grade at school, my favorite school subject is English and I studied hard to receive high marks from my teacher. After I enjoy my lunch at home, I like to get together with my friends to play football outside for a short while. When I grow older I hope to become a police officer and help people.
My family and I live in Rodokal. Rodokal is high in the mountains and considered as an undeveloped area where the infrastructure is missing and no investment has been done for many years from the government. The people who live in this village are dealing with agriculture or care for animals in order to make the living, but they benefit very few products and are facing constant poverty. My family contains six people and we live in a new home that my father has built a few years ago. My father’s name is Flori and my step mother’s name is Elona. My father had a divorce before he married Elona, my step mother. I have a stepbrother and his name is Arlin. He is 8 years old and attends school. Arlin is also in the program. My grandfather and grandmother live in the same home with us and under the care of my parents. They receive both retiring pensions, but they are very small and their pension doesn’t supply enough money for their living. My father works in Greece and there he is earning a better income compared to what he would earn working here in the village and dealing with agriculture. My mother works in our land constantly to provide a few food items we consume as crops and vegetables. My mother bakes the bread at home so we try to supply all our own wheat so that we don’t buy it at the shop. Both my grandparents are too old and they need special care. My mother cares for them especially while my father goes to work in Greece. We are very poor as a family and very thankful to the Living Water Adopt a Child for the constant help delivered to us. God bless you!
Living Water Church in Rodokal meets for their service on Saturdays. During the week, the church is inviting the children and youth at the church center to join Bible studies and learn from the Bible in small groups. The church also has ladies’ meetings. During this summer, for the first time the Living Water churches have organized summer camps for the children and youth who attend our sponsorship programmes. The children had many activities to join during these camps. These camps where to them as a retreat after the long pandemic distancing rules and lockdowns. The children in our programmes are receiving every month or six weeks a package that contains food items, groceries that can be cooked in their homes. A box of food delivered from the programme covers ten to twelve cooked meals for the whole family. When the children come to receive this food box, they are asked to come together with their parents. This way, we have open doors to evangelize and invite the parents to join our church activities. Thank you for helping the children in our programme spiritually and physically. God bless you in abundance.
Edited by World Race Assistant
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