“Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15

Wait… To the whole creation? As in, to the whole world?? 

How can I do that? 

Feeling overwhelmed? Yeah, me too. How about let’s replace the whole world with one person at a time and start there. 

Sometimes we are so paranoid about God taking our plans away that we hold onto them as tightly as we can. We hide them during personal prayer, we keep them hidden so that God can’t see them. We tell God that we want to follow His will, then we tell God what His will is. We try so hard to convince God that we are convinced that this is what He wants and as far as we are aware we are following His will. But we know deep down, that is not the truth.

Throughout the past twenty-five years that NET has existed in Canada, there have been a lot of changes and growth within NET’s ministry. One major change and area of growth that has happened in NET is the existence of Discipleship teams alongside Retreat teams. Both kinds of ministry are beautiful, and yet both also have their challenges. And yet, it is when we are faced with challenges that true growth happens.

What does it mean to be Seen, Known, and Loved?

God I look to You

As you have probably heard all the missionaries were sent home. This was devastating, I remember hearing the schools were closed, shortly after the churches and then small businesses. Our life as we knew it was drastically changing every day. 

One of my biggest likes and dislikes on NET is this thing we do called team prayer.

Reflection on daily Mass readings of April 3, 2020. 

Our team went to see Frozen 2 in theatres, and it was amazing! We noticed a lot of parts that could be interpreted through a Catholic eye. 


My innocent Jesus, by the torment you suffered in being stripped of your garments, help me to strip myself of all attachment for the things of earth, that I may place all my love in You who are so worthy of my love. 

- Reflection on the 10th Station as composed by St. Alphonsus Ligouri

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time praying through the Stations of the Cross and was struck by something that had a profound personal impact on me.

As we were preparing to travel to North Bay, Ontario one morning, we had some sudden vehicle trouble with our truck, leaving it stuck on the side of the road.  Unaware of the extent of the damage, we decided to send six members of our team to North Bay in our working vehicle. The last four would stay behind while the truck was fixed, then meet us for our retreat happening in two days. It was going to be our first French retreat. So myself and five other team members hopped in our van and started on our way.