Meet an Amiguito ~ Vicente*

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Vicente* is a bright and reflective young man who is one of the top students in the local high school.  He balances a deep thirst for learning and knowledge with a love for soccer and a desire to continually better himself.  He is a very special young man and we are so blessed to have him as part of our family!

Read more about Vicente below:

  1. Age: 18
  2. Birthday: July 5th 
  3. Grade/School: 11th 
  4. What is your favorite class in school? Fundamentals of physics because it involves a lot of equations and I like to solve math problems.  
  5. What do you like to do in your free time? Think, listen to music, sleep, go on a walk, and fix electronics. 
  6. What do you want to be when you grow up? I have a lot of plans but more than anything, I would like to be a pilot. 
  7. What are you most thankful for? I'm thankful for Amigos de Jesús because even though I don't have my biological family, the Amigos de Jesús family provides and cares for me as if it was my biological family. I'm grateful for all the other things - clothes, an education, food, etc. - that they give me, too. 
  8. What is your favorite part of Amigos de Jesús? My favorite part of Amigos de Jesús is the cross because it is a peaceful place where I like to go when I am mad or bored. The people are also my favorite part of Amigos because we get along and can joke around together and even bother one another.  
  9. Who is someone that has been a role model for you? Father Den because he has shown me that anything is possible. Padrino Ubil has also been a role model because he has taught me that a family is a family no matter what. 
  10. Favorite singer: Alan Walker (music producer)
  11. Favorite color: Blue and black
  12. Favorite food: 'Tajadas' (fried plantains), rice, salad with cabbage and dressing, and pork chops with Pepsi
  13. Favorite movie: My name is Khan and The Fault in our Stars
  Vicente in 2008 (when he was just 8 years old!) enjoying a snack.  

Vicente in 2008 (when he was just 8 years old!) enjoying a snack. 

  Vicente and his 'madrina' celebrating his graduation from 9th grade in December of 2016.

Vicente and his 'madrina' celebrating his graduation from 9th grade in December of 2016.

  Vicente (pictured in the green shirt to the right) and friends posing for a photo back in 2009. 

Vicente (pictured in the green shirt to the right) and friends posing for a photo back in 2009. 

  Vicente at the Dental Brigade this past September eating lunch and watching a movie with one of our younger boys.

Vicente at the Dental Brigade this past September eating lunch and watching a movie with one of our younger boys.

 

*Name changed to protect privacy 

  Vicente (in the pink shirt on the right), pictured with several of the other 'jovenes' who also turned 18 this year, shopping for new shirts for their 18th birthday celebration.

Vicente (in the pink shirt on the right), pictured with several of the other 'jovenes' who also turned 18 this year, shopping for new shirts for their 18th birthday celebration.