Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

We’ve just enjoyed spending Thanksgiving Sunday together, singing favorite hymns – ‘We Gather Together’ and ‘Come, Ye Thankful People Come’ – and considering the many blessings we have received.  We heard from Jackie Stillwell, General Secretary of Right Sharing ofWorld Resources, a Quaker organization concerned with receiving blessings and multiplying them again and again through income-generating projects in developing countries.  It was a blessing to see how far a small amount of money could go.

We were blessed to share in a ‘World Meal’ of beans and rice – far different than the turkey and stuffing we will most likely eat around our Thanksgiving tables this Thursday.  Friends raised $400 in donations for RSWR.  We were reminded that 20% of the world’s population consumes 80% of the world’s resources. What part do we play in sharing the riches of God’s blessings with those less fortunate?

A simple way to share is to save our stamps!  Over $70,000 has been raised for RSWR through the donation of cancelled stamps.  Save all your Christmas Card Stamps, and donate them!  

Here’s how:

Follow these simple instructions: 

Stamps should be cut from envelopes with 1/8” to 1/4” of paper around the stamp. For foreign mail include the envelope as well. There are many dealers who collect foreign envelopes. Save the envelopes of domestic mail postmarked prior to 1946 too.

Send your stamps to:
Earl Walker/Quaker Missions West
650 Harrison Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

-Ruthie Tippin