Monday, July 1, 2013


Celia entered NPH in 1994 when she was 6 years old. She is the youngest of 3 siblings. Her mother died when she was young, and her father began a cycle of alcoholism, leaving the children at home alone. The priest from the community knew about the situation and talked to Father Wasson. Father Wasson went to Celia´s house and visited her dying mother, impressing upon her that he would take care of her children, allowing her to die peacefully because she knew the children were in good hands. Her older brothers decided to move out of the home although they continue to visit her on Visitor’s days. Celia finished high school in 2005 and began university in 2007 after two years of family service. She has always been a good student, very responsible and a lovely person. Celia helped in different areas during her family service: caretaker for little girls aged 7-12 years old, as well as office intern. During weekends she would come and help organize activities for the children with other volunteers and caregivers at the home.

Celia writes: “I am very happy that I will finish my career next year and get my B.A. in Economics. I would like to find a job in my field and continue growing and learning as a person. As for all my little brothers and sisters living at the home, I always advise them to appreciate the opportunity given by our beloved Father Wasson and study as much as they can because that’s the key for success in life.”

She is one of the 21 university students from NPH Nicaragua that need our support! Give for youth today!

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