Mission Down Under
Organized by: Tj Mills
This January, I am going to Australia for 10 months to volunteer with NET Ministries. This site will give you some information about what I'm doing, what NET is, and how you can help!
I'm going to Australia to answer a call--a call to return to a place that has meant so much to me, and to fulfill a mission that is such a part of my life. When I travelled to Australia on a Fellowship from Providence College in 2010, it was life-transforming for me, and ever since then I have been waiting to go back.
A few months ago, the chance to go back to Australia came about when I looked into volunteering with NET Ministries, a Catholic youth ministry program that began in the US in 1981 and Australia in 1988. NET (National Evangelization Teams) accepts volunteers every year aged 18-30 to work with the youth of Australia in parishes, schools, and across dioceses. Their mission is to encourage young people to love Jesus and embrace the life of the Church. This mission is a central part of what I see as my calling in life, to spread the Gospel with joy, love, and purpose. A life in Christ is a life more full, and this is what I hope to bring to the people I work with.
A big part of the commitment to NET is fundraising. And this is where this website comes into play. A year on NET costs $13,000: the organization pays for half of that, and I have to come up with the other half ($6,800) plus airfare (upwards of $3,000). My fundraising goal is $10,000, and with your financial support and your prayers, I believe I'll meet it. Anything you can give, I will greatly appreciate, and if you can spread the word to others, I would appreciate that too.
If you'd like to learn more about NET Ministries, check out their website at http://www.netministries.com.au/. If you have any questions for me, you can email me at email@example.com or call me at 508-942-7405. If you'd prefer to make a donation through check, please just let me know! Also, while I'm in Australia I'll be keeping a blog of my travels and work, so be sure to follow along there too!
With your help, we can make this Mission Down Under a success. Any help is greatly appreciated: financial, social, and prayer. Thank you, and feel free to get in touch with me with any questions.