I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to ask for your help. You are receiving this letter because your son or daughter will be attending a NET retreat scheduled through Cloverdale Catholic on February 18th, 2020.
I work part-time for NET Ministries of Canada as the Scheduling Administrator for NET’s Western Office. My job is to schedule retreats such as the one your child will be attending across the Archdiocese of Vancouver and to arrange hosting for the NET team members who will be providing these retreats for our youth. This is where I could use your help.
If you are not yet familiar with NET, let me quickly fill you in: NET stands for National Evangelization Teams. NET’s mission is to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.
NET’s team members are young, current-day missionaries. They’ve all graduated from high school and gone through an intensive screening and interview process before being accepted. They sign up for 1 year of missionary work with NET and they temporarily leave behind their friends and family, packing only 1 suitcase and hearts full of zeal, to bring the Gospel message to youth across Canada! It is these same team members that will be providing a retreat for your child and these same team members that need a temporary home-away-from-home provided for them in order to do so!
Now picture this same group of dynamic, faith-filled and relatable role models spending intentional quality time with your child within the comfort of your own home: playing music together, sports, games, sharing stories, watching movies and just plain hanging out! Think of the positive influence these leaders could have on your child’s life! Many families around the world have hosted NET’s team members for this very reason and have experienced its positive impact on their families.
Would you like to join thousands of families of all shapes and sizes from around the world by becoming one of NET’s newest host families? Hosting is needed in your area from Sunday, February 16th through until Wednesday, February 19th. To sign up as NET’s newest host family – or just to learn more – simply send me an email. I’d love to hear from you. Please also see the accompanying Joy of Hosting Brochure that may answer some of your questions and give you more information as to what it means to be a NET Host Family. Thank you and God Bless you and your family!
Sincerely, Sarah Grimard