Christi Trúc Linh Nguyen is a 17yrs old confirmation student at Vietnamese Martyr Church in Biloxi, MS.
She and 20 other young adults received the Sacrament of Confirmation on 6/2/2017. She is 1 of 4 children. She attended religion class from Kindergarten to 12th grade. At first, going to CCD class was imposed upon by her parents. Gradually, she came to CCD class out of her own free will. Like many children in family, parents would like their children to obtain a religion education to have some moral values. However, Christi had turned it into what she would like to do. She taught herself Vietnamese especially at home with her family and parents. They would speak Vietnamese to them. Retention of the Vietnamese language is enhanced by being involve in parish activities and joining the choir.
Her motto to young people today is ground yourself. No matter what, God is always with you. Through the thick and thin of life. Don’t walk away from the Church, don’t walk away from God. Give Him a chance. The Bible verse Christi uses as a guide for her journey on this earth is: You can do all things in Christ (Phil 4:13). She is looking forward to attend University of Alabama for pre-med.