Interns

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 Leah M

Hello everyone! My name is Leah Morris and I'm from Vancouver, B.C. but for the last two years I have been living in Ireland serving with NET Ireland in Co. Waterford and Co. Meath. After serving the youth of Ireland, I have come to have a great appreciation for the necessity of the work that NET does not only for the communities that it serves but for those serving on NET as well. I joined mission staff this year to continue this work in my own country and support the enriching of the young church where I live. Some of my favourite things include music, travelling, sushi, reading, tea & coffee, cooking, dancing in the rain, brunch, and ocean breezes. One day I would like to have written a book, have visited every continent, speak three languages fluently, and live by the sea.

 

 Jacob R

Hi everyone! My name is Jacob Runstedler and I grew up on a farm in Southwestern Ontario, just outside of Listowel. I am part of 3% of people in the world that have a ‘womb-mate’, (I’m a twin). For most of my life, I’ve worked on my dad’s farm with his farm equipment business. I also have my diploma in Protection, Security, and Investigations.

Some of things I really enjoy include: The Toronto Maple Leafs, playing sports; especially soccer and hockey, working-out, chess, cribbage, and many other board games, fishing, trivia games, obstacle courses, geography, PEI, coffee, and country music.

Last year, I served as a missionary for NET Canada on a parish team in Summerside, PEI. It took me a couple of years to respond to God’s call for me to serve Him by joining NET, but I didn’t see myself doing more than one year of ministry with NET. However, halfway throughout the year I felt called to discern a position on staff. I absolutely love what NET stands for, and I’m grateful for the positive impact it has had on my life. I’m really excited to be able to share that with others.

 

 Elton

My name is Elton Jarvis. Thank you so much for visiting my partnership page! All of us here on NET wouldn’t be able to do this work without your help! Some hobbies that I like to do are playing basketball (or any sport), playing trading card games, video games, and reading books. I am 21 years young and I’m about to begin my mission staff year with NET Canada! Previously I did my first and second years with NET Canada, my first year was on a travelling team and my second was on a local parish team in Summerside PEI! In both of my years I had the privilege to experience the love of God and seeing them commit themselves to him. I got to experience the hospitality of host families that would welcome us with open arms. I got to experience love and fellowship from my teammates and I deepened my own personal relationship with God as well. I’m doing a year of mission staff as a team supervisor because I felt God was calling me to do this for me to get out of my comfort zone, to grow and to also help play a role in the mission of evangelization! I’m more than excited to start this new year and I can’t wait to see what God is going to do next!

 

 Fernanda

Hello, there! My name is Fernanda Cano. I am 21 years old, originally from Mexico but moved to Bridgewater, N.S. about 9 years ago. My family and I now call it home!  I really enjoy living by the ocean, swimming in it (even in winter time!) I enjoy going for runs on the wood trails (watch out for ticks!) and diving into a book once in a while.

First of all I want to say what a blessing it is for you to consider partnering up with me! I served with NET Canada as part of a National Team, traveling across communities, setting up retreats for the youth, inviting them to a relationship with Jesus and being a personal witness for them as a young Catholic adult.  All of this would have not been possible without the constant support of co-missionaries, like you! It is the generosity and determination of each one of us that makes a difference in the mission to evangelize the youth of Canada, in order to bring them closer to a personal relationship Jesus Christ!

Secondly, I am a witness and fruit of NET’s mission, the outcome of a NET family retreat that stirred my soul with the love of God, and has been put into action! Serving with NET Canada last year, I can say that experience has deepened my heart for mission and increased my desire to reach out to the youth.

Lastly but most importantly I ask for your prayers, it is through prayer that we find strength and growth! If you could keep me and all others missionaries in your prayers as we continue to spread the Good News, that would be a huge support! Please consider joining NET in the mission of challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.

Thank you and God bless, Fernanda Cano

 

 Teresa

Hello! My name is Teresa. I am 23 years old from Toronto, Ontario. I studied at Ryerson University and have a degree in Child and Youth Care. I served my first year with NET Canada in 2016-17 and have just completed my second year serving with NET USA. 

God is so good! It has been such a blessing to have served on the front lines as a missionary for two years! I have been able to witness how powerful NET can be in two different countries! I have been able to put on 109 retreats both my first and second year on the road! What are the odds that I would put on the same amount of retreats two years in a row with two different teams! It has been such a gift seeing how the Lord could use me as an instrument to spread His love and truth to His children. I am so excited to continue serving with NET but in a different capacity as mission staff. As mission staff I will be working out of the NET office in Ottawa doing more of the behind the scene work that allows NET to function. Without the hard work of the staff and mission staff at the office, it would be impossible for the NET Team Members to reach the thousands of young people across the nation. 

I would like to invite you into the mission with me! Please consider being a partner with me and the mission of NET to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the church! God bless, and know that you are in my prayers.

 

 Christianne

Hello! I'm Christianne, and I'm 20 years old, the eldest of five, the daughter of two NET USA alumni, and I lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, my whole life until last year.  

I have my ARCT diploma in Piano Performance and taught piano for two years after graduating. I enjoy gardening, landscape design, drinking tea, cooking, creating my own recipes, volleyball, working out, running, hiking, and dogs. 

Last year, I served with NET as a missionary on one of the two National teams. Our team travelled from Kamloops, BC, all the way to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and put on over one hundred retreats for the youth of Canada. 

I felt God calling me to do mission staff with NET after our team visited St Joseph's Oratory in Montréal, QB. While visiting the tomb of St André Bessette, I asked for his intercession to help me with discernment. Then later that day, during prayer, God clearly, yet gently showed me that He wanted me to do mission staff. 

I'm excited to be serving with NET ministries again, but I cannot do it alone. I would be thrilled if you would consider supporting me either financially or spirituality in my mission. Thank you and God Bless!

 

 

Jacob B

Hello! I'm so excited to be starting my second year of mission with NET! I'm Jacob Brown from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going on hikes, and football. One thing that motivated me to do a second year of NET was all the growth I received during my first year. I established a prayer life, grew in many virtues, and learned what it really means to put God and others before myself. I've seen all the growth that many missionaries have gone through during a second year of ministry and I desire to have that is my own life as well. . I feel so blessed to be able to serve a second year with NET and can’t wait to see what God has in store. God bless!
 

 Presley

Hi everyone! I’m from a town an hour south of Edmonton in Alberta called Wetaskiwin. When I graduated high school I joined NET and that is what I’ve been doing these past 2 years. Both years I have served on the National 2 Team travelling across Canada. Some of my favourite things are: dogs, long walks, thunderstorms and rain, butterflies and receiving Jesus at mass in the Eucharist! I joined mission staff this year because God is calling me back to continue serving in the mission but not as a travelling missionary anymore. I’m so excited to be doing God’s will by working at the office and encouraging youth to encounter Christ from behind the scenes!

 

 Julianna

Hello everyone! My name is Julianna Squires and I am from Surrey in beautiful British Columbia. Yet no matter which province I travel to I will always be searching the horizon for beautiful mountains from my home province.

Also in my beautiful province is my incredible family. I am the oldest of three, with a little brother and a little sister and I have two wonderful parents that have truly encouraged my faith growing up. I was very blessed to have come from a Catholic home at was able to attend a Catholic school. Through those years I was able to hear the truth of the Gospel and about the love that Christ has for me. Although in my time in ministry I learned that for many this is not always the case. NET is a beautiful ministry that is able to share the truth of Jesus’ love with thousands of youth across Canada. The mission of evangelization is always important and it has been a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this powerful experience.This past year I spent as a NET missionary serving on a team in Fort McMurray, Alberta. I was touched by the vibrancy and energy of the community and the desire they had for faith. There are thousands of youth across Canada searching for this truth. T

hank you for partnering with me in this mission and for evangelizing alongside me. This would not be possible without you and I am so grateful for your support. Please know that I will be praying for you! God bless!