Danielle Hoogenboom, Den Haag, Netherlands

Hello!! I am Danielle and 21 years old. I live in a small but beautiful country called The Netherlands. I like to do a lot of things. I like being creative and making cute drawings or being musical, singing, playing an instrument, and dancing (when no one’s watching ;p). When I have time to spare I like baking cookies or cakes and sharing them with family and friends.

Why would I leave my beautiful little country where I know the people and the language and go overseas to a big (for me) unknown country? That’s a good question! One of the reasons is that I love Jesus. He is my savior and friend. And for a long time now I have this desire to invest one year in my relationship with Jesus. To deepen the relationship with Jesus and testify of His deeds of love for me and for all the world. Another important reason is this part of my heart that really cares for teenagers. Teenagers are often faced with a lot of difficulties. When I was a teenager I was really insecure and sometimes felt lonely. For all those teenagers who are also struggling, I would like to be there and help them, and let them know that they are not alone, and give them hope!

One of the ways of giving teenagers hope is by telling them the good news: that God loves them and cares for them. One of the organizations that is spreading the good news is NET Ministries. NET missionaries want to invite other young people into this deeper life of the Church and challenge young Catholics to love Christ, and to embrace the life of the church. This year, I will be serving in the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas. This teams travels through the diocese of Keewatin-Le Pas and visits indigenous communities for 2 weeks. We share the good news with the youth and people there. I am looking forward to meet different communities and building relationships with youth.

All these reasons let me decide to be a volunteer missionary! Maybe you are just as excited as I am (or just a bit interested :D) and you want to support this mission. Well, I have good news for you, YOU CAN!! By joining the mission of NET through your financial support, as well as spiritual support through your prayers. Without the generosity of people like you, NET’s mission is impossible! If you give $50 or more I will send you updates and NET’s quarterly newsletter!

Thanks for visiting my page! I will pray for you that God may bless you and keep you!