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Vocation story: Trung-Tin Huynh

My name is Trung-Tin Huynh. I was born into a Vietnamese traditional family in 1991. I lived in Vietnam for around 19 years and moved to Georgia in 2010. My thought of becoming a priest came to me when I was little, and it kept coming back to me after I moved to the United States. When I was in Georgia, I studied at Georgia Perimeter College and received my associate’s degree in computer science. Even when my study was going well, my desire to become a Catholic priest also grew stronger and stronger.

I wanted to bring God to everyone. I wanted to bring everyone closer to God. I wanted to show how merciful God is. So I looked into the Archdiocese of Atlanta and one religious order. However, I did not feel connected when I visited them. That was when I got to know the Redemptorists. I was not thrilled when I first visited them, but I immediately got attracted to their prayer life and activities, most especially the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. They gave me a sense of peace and joy when I stayed with them.

My decision to join the Redemptorists was a tough one. As a young man with many dreams and many opportunities to continue in computer science, I found it tough to decide whether or not I should give up my studies. God worked in a mysterious way. As I waited and prayed, God gave me the courage to apply to formation with the Redemptorists. Now, here I am as a Redemptorist student. I hope and pray that I will not lose sight of my vocation as I continue my journey in San Antonio to find God in everyone and in myself.