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Elly Gouthro, Cape Breton Island, NS

Hi!! My name is Elly and I’m from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia! My favourite place to be is by the ocean and I’m blessed to live here on an island – surrounded by water! I love surfing and listening to the waves. I also love making music, gardening, writing and going on hikes!

When I was 14, I had the opportunity to attend a NET retreat with my confirmation class. I had never heard of the ministry and I was really inspired by these people who were so alive in their faith and so joyful! I remember being really impacted and the experience stuck with me for the years that followed. It ignited something in my heart. At the end of the retreat, I remember I told my mom “I want to be a part of NET Canada someday.” It became clear more recently that this was what God was calling me to do. After a lot of prayer and discernment, I’ve decided to answer the call and join the mission! I couldn’t be more excited to be able to give young people what I’ve received and share the transforming love of Christ!!

This year, I’m on the discipleship team in Lethbridge, Alberta! It was awesome just driving to get here – I had never been to the west side of the country before. It’s beautiful here! Recently I even got to visit the mountains and WOW they were amazing! Here in Lethbridge, we get to accompany youth in a very intentional way through journeying with them for the whole year! We’re getting to go into schools & classes, put on youth events & groups and participate in other youth events in the community such as sporting events or soup dinners!! These things have been such a good opportunity to bring young people closer to Christ – there are so many moments to be present to & love the youth!! I’ve been most excited to get to know each person individually over the course of the year & accompany them toward a deeper relationship with & love for Christ! It’s such a blessing to be here!

It would be amazing to have your support for this mission year – prayerfully or, if you’re able to, financially. If you should decide to give $50 or more, or donate monthly, you will receive a NET newsletter and personal updates from the road throughout the year! Thank you so much for anything you are able to contribute!!

Thank you for all your support! Know that I keep you always in my prayers!
God bless!