Amanda Dalgado, Auckland, New Zealand

Kia Ora! My name is Amanda, I am 23 years old and I hail from Auckland, New Zealand!! I love anything food related- LOVE to bake, I love music and I also really love going on runs/staying active!!

I was born and raised a cradle Catholic but only came to know and love the Lord when I was in university. When I was 16, I remember wanting to do some sort of mission work, but I didn’t know what I was called to do or where I was called to go. I decided the best thing to do would be to enroll in university. In the beginning of my third year of study, I realized that if I wasn’t growing in my faith, then I was going backwards. So I attended a young adult’s Catholic retreat called ‘Hearts Aflame’ and my life changed. I came to know and love the Lord. It was here that I heard about NET Canada for the first time and knew it was something I wanted to be involved with. So after 2 years of prayer and discernment (and a completed degree), I have decided to take the plunge!

I am so excited to be a part of NET. I love its mission and everything it stands for and cannot wait to be able to share God’s love with the youth of Canada. However, this mission year would not be possible without your help. For this reason, I humbly ask you to join me whether it be through your prayers or financially (if you are able). I would also like to mention that if you donate $50 or more or donate monthly, you will receive a newsletter and personal updates about how our mission year is going.

Thank you and God bless