Maria Altamirano, North Vancouver, BC

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Hey guys!

My name is Maria Altamirano, and I am 19 years old, from North Vancouver, BC! I love hiking and swimming, as well as enjoying a good cup of coffee. This is my second year serving with NET Canada, and I am so excited to be continuing my journey :)

My first year on NET was such an amazing opportunity for growth in so many areas. Everything from my faith life to my relationships with the people around me was affected in beautiful ways. I am so grateful for the experiences I had!

I have been placed on Team 3, ministering to the people in the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas. Ministry is being watched over by God in so many different ways than we expected! Due to COVID, the northern communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are currently on lockdown, which unfortunately means we haven’t been able to travel as much as we hoped. In spite of that, other ministry opportunities have presented themselves: we’ve been able to reach out to the local parishioners in The Pas, MB (where we are staying with the Archbishop, two priests, and the youth coordinator for the Archdiocese), and we’ve moved our ministry online for a Sacrament Prep video series, a leadership workshop, and more planned!! The most beautiful part of ministry though, has been the amount of Intercessory prayer we’ve been able to do; as a team, we pray a daily Rosary, have daily Adoration hours, and are offering up constant prayers for the communities in the Archdiocese. We’ve seen these prayers bear so much fruit already, and I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for this year.

As I'm sure you are aware, this missionary journey is not one I can undertake on my own. I would like this to be a personal invitation to you, and ask for your support, whether that be financially or spiritually. As co-missionaries in Christ, any support is incredibly appreciated! If you feel called to do so, any donations over $50 (or monthly ones) mean you can receive a monthly NET newsletter and personal letters from myself updating you about the year.
Thank you so much for visiting my page, and know that you are in my prayers!

God bless,
Maria