The Year 2017 Through the Eyes of a Pequeño

Louis*, an NPH Guatemala youth, shares his top 3 moments of 2017.
December 28, 2017 - Guatemala

Very good goal keeping skills

Louis* arrived at NPH Guatemala almost four years ago, accompanied by his sister and four other brothers, two older and two younger. Louis is now 11 years old and recently passed the 4th grade. He shares that he is happy at NPH Guatemala as he not only found a lot of new friends, but also an extended family.

Louis remembers 2017 with joy and a smile, but decided that these are his top three moments:

1. The soccer tournament in Parramos Soccer is not only his favorite sport, it is his passion. Louis is a talented player on the field, but his soccer career is as a goalkeeper, his favorite position. “I had so much fun playing in the park of Parramos in our new uniforms and I saved many shots!” Louis remembers.

2. A day at the water park “La Libertad” Louis is very athletic and loves being in the water. One day I invited all the boys of the home “San Jose” to a nearby water park where we enjoyed a full day, played games and had a barbeque. Louis quoted: “Sliding down the slides and jumping into the water on that sunny day was perfect.”

3. Spending time with his family Seeing his biological family when they visit are certainly special moments for Louis. His family brings food and drinks for a picnic and enjoys the whole day with the siblings. “Playing with my family and eating lunch together is the best.” He says.

A fun detail about Louis is that he is always making his friends laugh. Louis already has set his goals for 2018 - he wants to do better in school. Surely Louis will keep playing soccer and improving his goalkeeping skills.

*Name changed for privacy purpose.

Thomas Hartig   
Communcation Officer

You may be only one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child.
—Fr. William Wasson




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