My name is Dan Perera, most of you know me as Danny or have seen me running around trying to help out around the parish in anyway I can. I’ve been a parishioner here at St Thomas More for about the past 6 years and it’s been such a blessing to be apart of this beautiful, loving community.
This past school year I was blessed to be serving with NET Canada (National Evangelization Teams) as a Catholic missionary in beautiful British Columbia where myself and my six other teammates from across Canada served primarily in the Archdiocese of Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. It was such a great experience to be able to fully immerse our selves in the community there where people so lovingly accepted us as we made Vancouver our home for the year.
After a lot of prayer and discernment, I am delighted to announce that I will be returning to serve another year with NET. It’s astounding what God has done in the youth we’ve encountered, but even more astounding is what He has done in my own heart. NET Canada’s formation is not about creating good speakers- it is about forming intentional disciples. This year has provided me with invaluable life lessons of sacrificial love, discipline, prudence, trust, pure intention, community life and has given me the opportunity to see many lives changed. I am looking forward to doing it all over again!
In order for this to happen, I need your support once again! Since NET is a missionary organization we rely heavily on God’s providence to be able to carry out the work we do. I will be fundraising a total of $7100 for my year with NET prior to my arrival at training this August and would like to ask you to consider supporting me financially or prayerfully on this mission. Donations over $20 are tax deductible, as well. You can donate online by following the link below or by calling the NET office at 1-8775214426.
I would like to thank once again all of you who have been journeying with me this past year; I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve given whether prayerfully or financially or both! Because of your love and generosity hundreds of teens were able to come to encounter our Lord in a very powerful way and commit to following Him this year.
Please continue to keep them, the mission, us and all whom we are about to encounter in your prayers! God Bless!