Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Letters to the Editor

(From the Nov. 10, 2005 edition of the Inland Register)

Regarding Letters to the Editor

The Inland Register welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be no longer than 500 words. Letters must be signed, with address and phone number for contact, but names will be withheld upon request. Remember to be charitable.

Send letters to:

Inland Register
P.O. Box 48
Spokane, WA 99210-0048


Fax: (509) 358-7302

Sponsorship, please?


My name is Amanda Higginson. I am 18 years old, from St. Patrick Parish in Colfax, Wash. I am writing to share with you the exciting plans I have for this year and to ask for your help.

I decided to defer my freshman year at Franciscan University of Steubenville in order to serve a year on a youth ministry program called REACH (retreat, evangelization, and conversion of hearts). REACH youth ministry travels, putting on retreats for youth, ages kindergarten through college. I have now completed the training/formation and teams have already begun doing retreats. So far, the year has been such a blessing and I feel very fortunate to be able to see the amazing things the Lord is doing for many of our retreatants. One of the commitments I made as a REACH team member was to raise $4,250 to sustain me, covering travel expenses and providing me with a small monthly stipend. So far I have met $2,550 of my sponsorship goal. That leaves me with $1,700 to go. I am writing to ask for your financial support in reaching my goal, and equally as important, your spiritual support in praying for me, my team, and the entire REACH youth ministry.

I could really use your help in both cases. If you would like to learn more about REACH, visit our web site: http://pages.prodigy .net/reachym.

If you would like to help me in reaching my sponsorship goal, you can send a donation to REACH Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 130, Cowiche, WA 98923.

Amanda Higginson, Colfax, Wash.

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