When Snow is Falling, Christmas is Near

Christmas time is a symbol of peace for Narciso.
December 9, 2017 - Guatemala

Narciso presenting his drawing

Narciso* is 21 years old and in his last year of high school, or 'bachillerato.'

Parallel with his studies, he is doing one year of service at REDNAJCH, a governmental organization for the rights of children and adolescents. He studies on the weekends and works in the mornings during the weekdays.

Narciso has been in NPH Guatemala home for more than 15 years. Before coming to NPH, he grew up in Guatemala City with his mother and his older sister, and even after moving to NPH he still visited them during Christmastime. Narciso was and still is more reserved, and always finds his space where he can express himself with his artistic talent. After finishing his school career here, he wants to study graphic design, as he is incredibly creative and talented.

In his drawing, you can see a snowman standing on a rock in the cold winter. It is evening and lightly snowing. Narciso explains, “The snow and snowman reflect tranquility, standing there in peace, happy and calm, where you can find hope, and learn about who you are and your potential.”

The two little pine trees in the front represent growth, just like how in life, everything grows with time. “For me, the tree covered in snow is like when you are covered with problems and don’t know how to solve them, but you keep standing strong because you have hope that a time of change will arrive."

Narciso met Father Wasson when he was younger, and remembers him as always having candies in his bag and a hug for him. “Father Wasson never let a person be alone,” he shares.

Looking back at his time at NPH and his opportunities, Narciso is very thankful for everything offered by NPH for him and his family.

*Name changed for privacy purposes.

Thomas Hartig   
Communication 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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