Christi Trúc Linh Nguyen is a 17-yr-old confirmation student at Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Biloxi, MS.
She and 20 other young adults received the Sacrament of Confirmation on 6/2/2017. She is the eldest of 4 children in her family. She attended religion class from kindergarten to 12th grade. At first, going to religion or CCD class was imposed upon her by her parents; parents generally want their children receiving religious instructions to learn moral values. Gradually however, she came to CCD class out of her own free will. She had turned it into something that she would like to do. She taught herself Vietnamese, especially at home with her family and parents. She would speak Vietnamese to them. Her retention of the Vietnamese language was also greatly enhanced by her involvement in parish activities and joining the choir.
Her motto to young people today: 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: I can do all things in Christ (Phil 4:13). She is looking forward to attending the University of Alabama for pre-med.