‘Tis The Season

November Newsletter, 2015 Rick McPherson

It is?  Excuse me, but yesterday was Labor Day and the day before that was Independence Day.  It can’t be the Holiday Season, can it?  Christmas?  New Year’s?  I’ve just gotten used to writing 2015 and now, 16?  My, my … time does fly! 

Don’t misunderstand, I’m not complaining.  Christmas and the Holiday Season are my favorites.  The lights, music, family, friends, food and festivities are the highlights of my year.  I love them all.  It just seems that they are returning a little quicker than ever before. 

With the schedule as busy as it is, we add to the mix our planned trips to three Native American Reservations.  Last month we outlined our plans to help the following:

Nez Perce, Lapwai, Idaho

Quinault, Lake Quinault, Washington

Yakama, Celilo Indian Village, Oregon

We’re working hard to build family food boxes, collect unwrapped children’s toys, diapers, unexpired baby formula, leather boots, knit-hats and new or gently used winter coats to be distributed before Christmas.  You can help us!  Spread the word to friends or your local church and tell them about Pacific NW Outreach, Inc. and what we do.  Then, pray.  Ask God’s blessings to be extended to the Native Americans that we serve.  Pray that  God’s love, acceptance and forgiveness will shine through everything that we do.  Finally, you can give.  Your financial gift will enable us to do this work.  The expenses of the ministry continue with our efforts to deliver these gifts to distant and difficult destinations.  Your gift combined with others will get the job done.  No one can do everything but everyone can do something. 

As the year comes to a close, remember your year-end giving.  Take advantage of the last few weeks of 2015 and send your gift to Pacific NW Outreach, Inc. today.  If you would like a tax receipt for your annual giving, simply call the office and we’ll send it immediately.  If you have a question about the last few ministry trips of this year, we’d love to hear from you. 

One last thing … enjoy!

Enjoy the Christmas Season.

Laugh with your family and friends.

Eat well.



Give thanks.

Be kind.

Slow down.


Be generous.