Friday, January 18, 2019

Roxana DeSelm House For Sale

From: Cindy DeSelm

Roxana DeSelm House For Sale

We have listed Roxana DeSelm’s house. It is right next door to the South Crysler Restoration Branch. The listing agent is Ron VanFleet at Remax Heartland. 816-285-8678 or 816-721-4048

Tetrad - The Last Blood Moon of this Series (01/21/2019)

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From: Pat Baggette

Tetrad - The Last Blood Moon of this Series (01/21/2019)

Just wanted to drop a note and remind folks of a very interesting celestial occurrence will take place this Sunday night beginning at 9:34 p.m. and ending Monday morning at 12:51 a.m.

No other Tetrad in History from 3,000 BC to 2013, 14, 15 AD Displays this PERFECT SYMMETRY.

Psalm 19 King James Version (KJV)

19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Interesting signs in the heavens...

The fourth day of creation (4 is significant = "appointed times")

Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Stay safe and keep warm while attempting to view the eclipse; sad to say, we may have cloud cover which may preclude our witnessing of this event.

Much love,

Pat Baggette

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that
disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained..."
-- First Inaugural Address of George Washington,
The City of New York, April 30, 1789 --

Cancellation of Women's Council Event

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From: Angela Goff

Cancellation of Women's Council Event

The Women's Council has decided to cancel the New Year's Brunch that was scheduled for this Saturday, January 19th, due to the winter storm arriving Friday night into Saturday.

It has been rescheduled for February 23 at the Atherton Restoration Branch. We pray that everyone will be safe this weekend and look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Angie Goff

Francis Harper Message for 1/18/2019

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 1/18/2019

Dear Ones,

Some of you may have heard or read this testimony before but the message certainly bears repeating!

“I Am Coming Soon”

Testimony of Marty Vreden

For many years, Marty was a police officer in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Rockingham County, near West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains. The stress of his occupation, added to his other health issues, culminated in an acute respiratory failure on July 17, 2015.

On that morning, his wife took him to the emergency room at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. After a battery of tests in the ER, he was transferred to the critical care unit. While enroute to the CCU, he stopped breathing and went into code blue. This was fully documented by the medical personnel involved.

The first encounter with the Lord – July 17, 2015

After going into code blue, Marty experienced the sensation of moving very rapidly through a tunnel. When he emerged from the tunnel, he immediately heard the voice of the Lord. The voice was undeniable and unmistakable. It was the voice of the Lord. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” He repeated those same words a second time, and a third time. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” The third time the words were spoken with more volume and more passion than before: “MY CHURCH DOES NOT REALLY BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON!”

At this point Marty said, “Lord, Lord, we do believe you are coming back soon. We sing about it, preach about it, teach about it . . . .” But the Lord replied, “MY CHURCH DOES NOT BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON, FOR IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD NOT BE LIVING LIKE THEY ARE!”

Then he said, very lovingly, “I AM COMING BACK SOON AND MY CHURCH IS NOT READY.” He continued, “Now you go back and tell the things you have heard, and know that your message will not be received.”
The first year Marty did not go public with the news of his experience. He felt he should go to the pastors first. He shared with about 50 pastors privately. Just as the Lord had said, the message was not received by the pastors, but there was one disabled pastor of a backwoods church who invited him to come preach. He preached to about twelve people. The Lord moved powerfully and touched the hearts and lives of the people who heard his message that morning.

The second encounter with the Lord – August 14, 2015

On August 14, 2015 Marty was transferred from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to the University of Virginia Transitional Care Facility. During his first night there he had his second encounter with the Lord. He, like the Apostle Paul, could say, “Whether in the body or out of the body,” he could not say.

After falling asleep, he saw an oval shaft of light that grew in size and intensity. Suddenly Marty realized he was standing in a huge football stadium, but he was the only person there. He saw a football sitting on the two-yard line. When he looked at the scoreboard, he saw the numbers 2:13. Then he heard the same voice he had heard before, saying, “My church should be living as though this is a two-minute warning.”

The Lord knew Marty would understand the significance of a two-minute warning in an NFL (National Football League) game. He knew Marty was a huge football fan. Marty realized that in that last 120 seconds, with the ball on the two-yard line, victory or defeat would be determined. The referee was about to blow the whistle.

The next morning, Marty was back in his wheelchair again. He was thinking of his vision, and the two-minute warning, when he heard a knock on the door of his room. He responded, “Come in,” and two ladies entered. One was a physical therapist and the other an occupational therapist. After some discussion, related to their specialties, the physical therapist asked Marty, “Do you consider yourself a man of faith?” His response was, “I certainly have not lived it; I have made a lot of mistakes. I have had a lot of failures, but I am a follower of Jesus.”

The women smiled at each other, and one said, “We had no intention of coming to see you this morning. As we were on our way to see other patients and we came by your room, we saw super-imposed upon your door the number two. We wondered about the meaning of this strange thing. We were prompted by the Spirit to come in and ask you.” Marty responded with, “The Lord is coming soon. The two-minute warning has sounded.” It had sounded only hours before.

After the first year, doors have started to open, giving Marty more opportunities to share his testimony. Later, while praying in his living room one day, he asked the Lord, “Why did I see 2:13 instead of just the number 2?” The Lord told him to turn to Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


“Be Ye Also Ready”

“. . . be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh” (Matthew 24:51 IV; 24: 44 KJV).

If Jesus came today would we be ready? If the Lord himself would descend from heaven with a shout today, would we be among those who would be caught up to meet him in the clouds? See 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. See also Jude 1:14 and Revelation 1:7.

Those of us who are not yet prepared for his coming need to consider how devastating it would be to discover we had not been gathered with some of our loved ones to meet the Lord and the ten thousands of saints he will bring with him!

Do we understand the critical importance of our readiness at the time of the Lord’s coming? Paul seemed to understand. His words may help us; “. . . I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him [And he in me] . . . that I may know him . . . and the fellowship of his sufferings . . . If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the just. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after . . . I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:8-14).

In response to the question, “What is the sign of thy coming?” Jesus gave many signs that are recorded in Matthew 24 and also in Luke, chapters 17 and 21. Then in Matthew 25 he shares with his disciples the parable of the ten virgins. The virgins quite likely represent the baptized members of the church. The sudden appearance of the Bridegroom will be a complete surprise to many members of the church. The wise will be prepared. The foolish will not be ready! The foolish will say, “My Lord delayeth his coming” or ask, “Where is the promise of his coming?” Some will procrastinate “until it is everlastingly too late” (Helaman 5:51). The Bridegroom will say to them “ye know me not” (Matthew 25:11 IV; 4:1 KJV). The wise virgins will know Jesus. The foolish will only know about him!

Who then will be ready at the time of the Lord’s coming? The Apostle John sums up the recipe of our readiness in fewer words than Paul. He simply said: “We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . . And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). Before the Lord’s departure from the land Bountiful, he asked the people a rhetorical question: “Therefore, what manner of men had ye ought to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am . . .” (3 Nephi 13:5).

If you, or a person you know, has not been baptized this should not be delayed. Jesus said, “Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Until we are filled with the Holy Spirit we cannot achieve Christlikeness.

Charity is of utmost importance in those who will be ready to meet the Lord. “Charity is the pure love of Christ . . . and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with them (Moroni 7:52).

The Lord described the faithful and wise servant as the one who watcheth, to impart his portion of meat in due season. Blessed be that servant whom his Lord shall find, when he cometh, so doing” (Luke 12:50-52 IV; 12:42-43 KJV).

And remember, last of all: “Without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

“Yea, come unto Christ and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in no wise deny the power of God” (Moroni 10:29).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Content of Character Series Conference

From: Muriel

Content of Character Series Conference

Hi, Everyone,

I attended the first day-long Content of Character Series Conference in Kansas City, September 14, 2017. I went as an elected member of the Jackson County Republican Committee after one of our Black committee members told the committee about the conference. The committee sponsored a table for eight to attend. There was a 50-50 mix of Blacks and Whites to hear several speakers on the topic of reconciliation and reaching common ground together. It was an amazing, wonderful, enlightening, life-changing time together.

I am on the email list for The Salt and Light Council that held the conference and just received this revealing set of videos. I hope you will be as informed and encouraged as I was to listen to what is emerging from the Black community. God is doing wonderful things these days. I have much more to share about those, but for now, I am passing along this little bit.

Please pass it along to others you think will benefit from the information.

God is GOOD, ALL the TIME,


From: Dran Reese
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:44 PM



HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! Well, it is happening. Please watch these videos and share. It may save our Republic and help people to remove blinders and think critically.

I am praying for you and hope to see you all again real soon.
- Just watch/listen to all the videos on the homepage. It makes complete sense as you listen, learn and have the eyes of mind and heart opened. You may not agree yet, but over time - be patient and teachable.

Truth is truth and you just can’t make this stuff up.

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Communion Trays Needed

From: Gary Metzger

Communion Trays Needed


A couple of congregations in Honduras would love to have some Communion trays. Knowing the price is somewhat substantial at the stores, if there would be some congregation that may have purchased more, or have some older ones in good condition that they no longer need, let us know.

Thanks so much,

Gary Metzger

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Obituary for Ronald "Ronnie" Ellis Thompson

From: Charles Golden

Obituary for Ronald "Ronnie" Ellis Thompson

Ronald E. Thompson

Osborn, Missouri- Ronald “Ronnie” Ellis Thompson, 79, Osborn, MO passed away on January 15, 2019.
Ronnie was born on July 28, 1939 in Magnolia, Iowa to Ellis and Nathalie Pearl (Butterworth) Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Billy and granddaughter, Jace.

Ronnie was a 1957 graduate of Osborn High School. He lived in Kansas City and drove a truck before returning to the farm. Ronnie served in the United States Army, he was stationed on several bases in the United States and Germany. He was a farmer in the Osborn/DeKalb County area from 1966-2006. After retirement from farming Ronnie loved restoring antique tractors and automobiles. Ronnie enjoyed participating in many tractor cruises and loved a good western.

Ronnie was a member of the Maysville Restoration Branch and a former member of the Cameron Hospital Board and Osborn School Board.

Ronnie married Sue Bradshaw on August 14, 1960, to that union four children were born.
Survivors: children, Ronda (Dwayne) Groebe, Osborn, MO, Donnie (Stephani) Thompson, Osborn, and Clint Thompson, Gallatin, MO; 2 sisters, Amogene (Mark) Kretzschmar, Columbia, MO and Karen Fowler, Osborn, MO; 6 grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Ault, Kayla (Clint) Caselman, Jared Groebe, Derek (Kaycee) Thompson, Courtney (Chris) Gitthens and Levi Thompson; 3 great-grandchildren, Tenley Ault, Carson Ault and Madison Thompson.

Services: 1:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Maysville Restoration Branch. Visitation: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, prior to the service. Friends may call after 1:00PM Thursday at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron, MO. Memorial donations to Camp Quality, DeKalb County Nutrition Center and/or Maysville Restoration Branch.

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