Melissa Doorman - Communications and Events Coordinator


My name is Melissa Doorman, I am a qualified teacher, I am 26 years old and I am from a beautiful country called New Zealand (aka. Middle Earth). For those of you who don't know, I served with NET Canada for two years 2013-2015, my first year I was on a parish team in Montreal and my second year I was on a travelling team. It is such an amazing mission to be a part of, serving the Catholic church and encouraging many young people to encounter Christ and embrace the life of the church. 

Well, I am back, I am now part of the development team at NET Canada's head office in Ottawa. Though the everyday work looks very different to our missionaries out on the road, the staff here at the office play a huge role in making sure the mission is possible. 

What this looks like: We Proclaim, Invite, Form and Equip. Basically, 50 young adults are trained and sent out as missionaries. I have already done that, and I am now serving in a different way, also as a missionary, but helping with all the background work that makes NET possible. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve NET in this way, to continue being challenged in my faith, and live and work in community. 

Not everyone is able to join the mission physically, but by sponsoring me you can help be Christ's hands and feet through me, with NET Canada. You have the chance to reach out and pray with over 20,000 youth throughout Canada, and to invite them to encounter Christ. The exciting part is for some youth this may be their only opportunity and it may change their lives forever! I know my encounter with NET Canada has changed my life in ways I can't even explain. 

Help us to change lives, help me to continue being Christ's hands and feet in this mission with NET Canada. 

By sponsoring me $40 or more, you will receive a NETworks Newsletter four times a year and updates from me every few months, letting you know what's going on in my life, and how God has been working in the mission. There will be lots of exciting updates and new things happening and I'd love for you to keep up to date.  

Please pray for me, and you will all be in my prayers always! May God bless you as you are Gods hands and feet in your daily lives.

Thank-you so much for your support, 
Melissa Doorman