Personal Narrative: The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement

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The way a person is raised holds a great impact on a person’s mindset, often affecting their personality and nature. For me, the community I was raised in enabled my confidence and trust in others. My parents were avid Catholics and to situate me into the religion, my parents enrolled me into a youth group called Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement at my local church and it has opened many doors available to me, allowing me to take advantage of the countless opportunities. The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement, VEYM for short, was where I truly experienced a second family. It’s particularly similar to Girl Scouts, however VEYM is more religious based. I like to define VEYM as a close-knit community with people who aim to be virtuous…show more content…
Unlike other people who lose touch with their friends after middle school or high school, I know I’ll always have VEYM to lean back on and guide me in the right direction. When I feel myself getting detached from the catholic religion, VEYM reminds me of my values in life not just religious principles but giving me a better sense of judgement. With all the pressures and influences around me, especially when I go to college, I know VEYM will keep me grounded. As I grew up, I lost interest in catholicism and saw going to church as a chore. But VEYM continually motivated me to get up on a Sunday morning and go to church.
All throughout my life, people describe me as outgoing, eager, and sociable. I never went through that common mousy phase in my life because I was never around people that made me feel shy. I became more confident, humble, and well-rounded. I would not be the person I am today without that youth group. I’ve made life long friends that I know will be my bridesmaids for my wedding. I owe it all to VEYM. The youth group gives off a feeling of comfort and I believe that’s why so many people continue to stay after countless years. Undeniably a home away from

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