My name is Yohan, I am originally from a tiny island East Coast of Africa called Mauritius, and am the eldest of 3. I am an alumnus of the University of Ottawa where I graduated with a Baccalauréat en Arts. In January 2022, I got married to my wonderful wife, Megan. I am currently serving as the Recruiting Administrator for NET Canada. But before I tell you about that, let me tell you a little bit about my story.
At 11 am on October 11th, 2017, I decided to give my life to Christ. I had finally understood that my faith was more than just me going to mass. I realized that I needed to commit to having a personal relationship with the Lord. And that’s exactly what I did. A month and a half later, I found myself at a young adult conference called Rise Up (hosted by Catholic Christian Outreach). It was at that event, in front of the relic of St Francis Xavier (the Patron Saint of missions), that I felt compelled to write on a commitment card “I commit to living an extraordinary/missionary lifestyle”. I had no idea why I wrote that down but I was convicted that it was the words the Lord wanted me to write down.
Flash forward to today, and the Lord has blessed me in abundance with this commitment. I had the privilege of going on a mission with Catholic Christian Outreach to Honduras. I was also blessed with leading some small group faith studies on my university campus. In 2019, I felt the Lord calling me to serve a year on NET. I thought he was kidding, needless to say – he wasn’t. The Lord called me to serve a year on the road as a missionary in 2019-2020, and in 2020-2021 I served as a Team Supervisor as part of the Mission Staff Program. After two amazing years with NET, I was ready to call it quits and move on. But thankfully, the Lord wasn’t done with me just yet.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God
That Bible Verse was a big part of my discernment in the last couple of years. We are all called to mission. The church needs leaders, donors, helpers, etc. We all have a role to build His Kingdom. Through a very thorough discernment, I have realized that my role, for now at least, is to serve as a recruiter and help missionaries discern the fullness of their missionary call.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story. As part of my role, I have committed to raising $1,000/month for this amazing ministry. I would love to invite you to prayerfully discern partnering with me financially and/or spiritually in our mission to bring youth to know Christ. Thank you so much in advance.