Dear Friends in Christ,

A Pre-Synodal Meeting of Young People recently took place in Rome inviting more than 300 youth from around the world to participate, and an additional 15,000 took part online through Facebook groups on the topic of “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

A message within the Synod’s final document from this meeting’s discussion regarding young people and their faith resonated with us at NET Ministries, and we thought it would connect with you, too.  It says, “… we have found that young people want authentic witnesses – men and women who vibrantly express their faith and relationship with Jesus …”

Thanks to our generous supporters, NET Ministries provides precisely this – authentic witnesses to the faith! Our NET team members are authentic models of what it looks like to be a young person who loves Christ and is successfully living as His disciple. By being reasonably close in age to the youth they serve, NET team members can quickly make connections with youth, often resulting in hearts that are opened to know Jesus in new and profound ways.

Along with their compelling witness of life, NET team members are highly effective missionaries to young Catholics because of the training they receive. In addition to instruction in Scripture, Catholic teaching, Christian character, and prayer ministry, NET missionaries receive training in ministry skills such as delivering short presentations, dramas, and personal testimonies, and leading music and small discussion groups. This combination of who they are as young adult Christians and the skills they have in communicating faith to youth, make them just the sort of authentic witnesses that young Catholics are yearning for.

Right now, we have NET teams ministering to youth all across the nation at various Catholic schools and parishes. Now in their ninth month of service, our NET Missionaries are on pace to conduct over 1,300 retreats for 100,000 young people by the end of their ministry year in May. It is our intention to train and send out another sixteen teams this coming year, and with your prayers and financial support, we know we will be able to do it! So, I ask you to please prayerfully consider making a financial gift to NET Ministries.

Support NET

Very gratefully yours,


Jim Hastings
Director of Development

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