December Newsletter  2020 Rick McPherson

About a week ago the phone rang at our office.  It was Karen.  She talked to Scott and told him that there were four children who had been neglected by their parents and the Yakama tribe had received custody.  They were in desperate need of everything.  Could we help? 


At Christmas we think of toys and gifts for our children.  Things that will make them squeal with joy and excitement when the wrapping paper is torn and the box is revealed.  But these children needed the basics; shoes, socks, underwear, jeans, shirts, jackets, hats, mittens and sweaters.  A few Tootsie Pops wouldn’t hurt either. 

 Scott got busy and called Hub, a long-time supporter and friend of the Mission.  Over the years he and his wife had provided for other projects.  Would they help, again?  So, Karen called Scott.   Scott called Hub.  Hub said, “Yes!”

Within hours, six large cardboard boxes were filled to meet the needs of the four little kids on an Indian Reservation on the Columbia River.  The gifts were purchased with generosity, wrapped with Christmas love and delivered by UPS at the beginning of the week.   The attached photos reflect the joy on the children’s faces.  Christmas Joy!

May I include you in the joy?  Because you’re reading this you’re aware of the ministry of Pacific NW Outreach and what we do helping Native Americans both physically and spiritually.  As the year comes to an end, take time to reflect on the big picture.  Thanks for being a part of that picture and for helping some little kids in Celilo have a very Merry Christmas! Now, I need to find a grape Tootsie Pop, they’re my favorite.