Friday, April 28, 2017

Australian Restoration News May 2017

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Australian Restoration News May 2017


Around and About the Centre Place by High Priest Paul J. Gage, Independence, Missouri

A lovely G’DAY! and May day greetings to all the lovely Saints in Australia,

As they say, “Time waits on no man,” and here we are with one fourth of the year now history. In April, of course, we observed HIS STORY, the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

He is the only One who gives us strength, faith, and hope to go on in this life with all its turmoil, struggles, and uncertainties. I believe I can assure you that there is not one family on this earth that is not experiencing some kind of problem. Whether spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, family, marital, occupational, trouble in the church and out of the church, you name it, we each have a great need for the Lord in our lives. Paul speaks to this in 2 Corinthians 4:8-15.

In May, actually Sunday, May 14 is designated as, “Mother’s Day” It is observed in over 40 countries around the world and of course in Australia and the USA. The concept is to honor our mother’s by reminding them of our love and appreciation for all they have done for us, but hopefully we do this every day in some way.

Someone once said that, “God couldn’t be everywhere, so He created mothers.” Of course we know that is not true, because God is the Creator of all things and thus is everywhere all the time. Remember some of the scriptures in the “Father’s Love Letter,” that He knows when we stand up and sit down, how many hairs are on our head, when a sparrow falls to the ground, WOW! My mother was a great mother and handmaid of the Lord, but she couldn’t do all those things. At the same time though, mothers do have their special place in God’s plan for us, so we praise Him for our mothers. There are many mothers mentioned in the scriptures and many more we don’t know their names. There was Eve, Ruth, Hannah, Elizabeth, Mary, Sariah, the mothers referred to in Alma 26:56, 57, 95, and 96, Lucy Mack Smith and Emma Smith. What a tribute to those mothers! The origin of Mother’s Day in Australia is similar to the USA, but I’ll let you look that up for yourselves, if you don’t already know. I read that the Chrysanthemum is the traditional flower given to mothers in Australia and since it ends with “MUM”, that phrase has become an affectionate shortening of the word, mother, in Australia. So, HAPPY MUM’S DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS OF AUSTRALIA!

In the Centre Place, there were many events and activities in April. A combined Sacrament Service was held at Waldo Avenue RB on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Over 400 were in attendance including eleven pastors from eleven Restoration Branches around Independence, The Holy Spirit was very present, which was attested to by various priesthood who had a part in the service, the special choir brought together for the service and a goodly number of Saints with testimonies of angelic ministry. Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6 were special “Church Heritage” services. The Conference of Restoration Elders Women’s Council held their annual Spring Retreat on Saturday, April 8. The missionary boards continue to function in the areas of their ministry as well as the Domestic Outreach Committee which ministers in Canada and the USA. Jack and Laila Hagensen and I will be on a trip from April 28-May 9 to Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Canada.

The annual Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders will be held June 25-30, 2017. Preparations are well under way for that. All we need is for some Saints from Australia to join us.

Centre Place Restoration School is completing its 25th year of operation with the end of the school year being May 26, 2017. New school board members will be elected in April and assume their duties on July 1, 2017.

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Riches from the Scriptures Volume 03 by Elder Neil Kerswell, Brisbane, Australia

Chapter 4 “CHRIST, HIS KINGDOM,and the GOSPEL is the STONE”

Daniel 2:28-49 Great Image – Showing the Latter Day

[Daniel 2:28] But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
[Daniel 2:29] As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter; and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
[Daniel 2:30] But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
Daniel 2:31] Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee, and the form thereof was terrible.
[Daniel 2:32] This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
[Daniel 2:33] His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay,
[Daniel 2:34] Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
[Daniel 2:35] Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
[Daniel 2:36] This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
[Daniel 2:37] Thou, O king, art a king of kings; for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
[Daniel 2:38] And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
[Daniel 2:39] And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
[Daniel 2:40] And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron; forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
[Daniel 2:41] And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
[Daniel 2:42] And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
[Daniel 2:43] And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
[Daniel 2:44] And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
[Daniel 2:45] Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter; and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
[Daniel 2:46] Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshiped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odors unto him.
[Daniel 2:47] The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
[Daniel 2:48] Then the king made Daniel a great man, and he gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
[Daniel 2:49] Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel sat in the gate of the king. Daniel showed unto King Nebuchadnezzar both the dream and the meaning of his dream which had troubled the King greatly, and he did this by the power of God and took no honour unto himself at any time. Ultimately this revealed that the Kingdoms of this world will come and go throughout the stream of time, overcoming and subduing the previous then falling to another. All these kingdoms would command great power in their day, having strengths and weaknesses.

God is more powerful and His Kingdom endures forever and shall ultimately destroy the kingdoms of the world. This is represented by a Stone cut out of a Mountain without hands which breaks the great image and all its corresponding parts/kingdoms. This shows us that a part of the whole Mountain, a Stone cut from the original Rock, something which was brought about without Men’s hands and worldly knowledge and ideas.

Something done by the hand of God would bring His Kingdom into this world. A light that shines in the darkness, thus destroying the world and its wisdom with light, truth and the faith to overcome the power of Satan and the grip he has on this world.

There was also a representation of the Sifting time which separates the Chaff from the Wheat. We are all in process of holding on tight to the Gospel because God allows his chosen people to be thrown up in the air from time to time, while the winds of false doctrine and change blow through and carry away those who are Chaff (not firmly grounded to the Rock). This helps strengthen the true Saints of God as they by faith and determination in our Lord hold true for another round of Sifting completed.

This also serves to gather the true believers into the Lords harvest and gathers the wicked into bundles ready to be burned at the end of this world or the end of the wicked. Light cleaves to light and darkness to darkness.

Micah 4:1-5 Mountain of the Lords House – Like Daniel 2:35

[Micah 4:1] But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
[Micah 4:2] And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
[Micah 4:3] And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plough-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Micah 4:4] But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts hath spoken it.
[Micah 4:5] For all people will walk everyone in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.

In the first scripture from Daniel God revealed His Kingdom through Christ, or in other words a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, a part of God and His kingdom, himself revealed in reality and in a manner that we could understand, coming into this world by the will of the Father and not by the will of man, God revealing in the form of a man, God’s ways. Thus God’s light shone in darkness and the Kingdoms of the world, the ways of Satan were overcome for all who would receive it. This spread the Gospel or Good News of salvation throughout the world. The scripture from Micah reveals the kingdom of God gaining momentum, the stone from Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is rolling forth and breaking every sinful band, destroying the kingdoms of this world through the light and revelation of God revealed in the life of Christ.

The ways of peace and love are beginning to take root and making change amongst the people, even throughout the world. The hearts of the children are being turned to their fathers, ensuring they won’t be destroyed with the world, but rather receive of the promises God made to our fathers. Our fathers shall also take interest in us and be praying for us, revealing God’s ways to us. In time God promises we shall all be united and hug and kiss each other, fulfilling the words of the prophets. God shall be amongst His people.

The purpose of this Church (set up in the last days) was to prepare a people ready to meet God and fellowship with the Church of the First Born which was caught up into heaven (in Enoch’s day) and was reserved to come back in the last days. This is like when Moses wanted his people to be sanctified (made Holy), so that they could come up into the mountain and meet God face to face (they failed and asked Moses to go up in their place). God has asked us through the Prophet Joseph Smith Junior many years ago to be sanctified and ready to be a part of Christ returning to the earth. He has given meaning to the principles of the Gospel and asked us to keep His commandments, so that our temples (bodies) may be made holy, clean from sin, having a pure and undefiled heart, motivated by love and humility. All this is made possible by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost, the power to overcome sin in the flesh through the sacrifice of Christ, the justification to stand in the presence of God. Having done all that we can do, God makes up the difference for those whose heart is to be a part of the Celestial Kingdom. Only God knows if this is true of us. The sifting time is well and truly upon us, many have fainted by the way and given up the fight of the Christian and dissented over to the ways of the world, thus being carried away with the wind and discarded like the chaff (lost to the world).

To those of you who have not given up. Please continue to hold onto the Rod of Iron (the word of God), press forward on the straight and narrow path that leads to life eternal. As the dark mists and destructions threaten to overpower you, pray and exercise faith as you have never done before. God will help you and strengthen you (the word Comforter – means with strength) God is with you in strength and will assist you and is more than equal to the task of holding you if you will not let go of His hand. Hold On, Hold On, and Hold on. Press forward in faith believing and your faith shall be rewarded. When the seed of God is planted in us some bring forth fifty fold and others a hundred fold. God knows your potential and will help you to reach and exceed it through His tender mercy if you love and honour Him as Father and Lord of your life.

The rich promises of God await you. How wonderful are the ways of God.

D&C 10: 11b-12b (Great & Marvellous Work (to Joseph & Hyrum Smith)

[Sec 10:11b] Build upon my rock, which is my gospel; deny not the spirit of revelation, nor the spirit of prophecy, for woe unto him that denieth these things;
[Sec 10:11c] therefore, treasure up in your hearts until the time which is in my wisdom that you shall go forth: behold, I speak unto all who have good desires, and have thrust in their sickles to reap.
[Sec 10:12a] Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the life and the light of the world. I am the same who came unto my own, and my own received me not;
[Sec 10:12b] but verily, verily I say unto you, that as many as receive me, them will I give power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on my name. Amen.

The counsel here is to build upon the Rock. As mentioned already the world and its churches offer some really dodgy building material and foundations which cannot best endure the storms of life and tests of time. I am not saying there isn’t light in these places. When Joseph Smith the third asked God why I shouldn’t join with the Mormons, he was told in answer because the light that is with you is greater than that with them.

Church History, Volume 3, pages 250 – 251

“I do not care to say any more at present, but will simply add that if the same Spirit which prompts my coming, prompts also my reception, I am with you.” -True Latter Day Saints’ Herald, vol. 1, pp. 102-104.

On motion of Isaac Sheen it was “resolved, that Brother Joseph Smith be chosen Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the Church of Jesus Christ, and the successor of his father.” His mother, Mrs. Emma Bidamon, widow of Joseph Smith the Martyr, was also received into fellowship by unanimous vote. Joseph Smith was then ordained President of the High Priesthood of the Church, under the hands of Elders Z. H. Gurley, Sen., of the Quorum of
Twelve, and William Marks, of the High Priests, according to the minutes of the conference.3 This ordination was previously ordered by the unanimous vote of the conference.

Joseph’s Testimony on why he wanted to join the Work. Church History, Volume 3, Chapter 12, Page 258 “ A year or two before this we had raised an excellent crop of wheat, upon a piece of land lying in the south of our meadow, and this man Yates had assisted in doing some of the work. While engaged in it we had some conversation about Utah. After this, I did not see him for some months. One day, while pondering these questions, (and here, unlike some, I cannot certainly state whether morn or even, only that the sun was shining,)

I suddenly found myself sowing this piece of land to wheat. My brother and this Mr. Yates I saw harrowing the wheat after my sowing. In passing over the land I met Mr. Yates as he drove to and fro, and our conversation was upon this Utah subject; and the same arguments and statements were repeated by him. To these I was urging again my reluctance to move, and the question was again presented, Why not go to Utah? I paused, rested the bag of grain that I was carrying across my shoulder, upon my knee, and turned to answer him. I heard a slight noise like the rush of the breeze, that arrested my speech and my attention. I turned my gaze slightly upward and saw descending towards me a sort of cloud, funnel shaped, with the wide part upward.

It was luminous, and of such color and brightness that it was clearly seen, though the sun shone in its summer strength. It descended rapidly and settling upon and over me enveloped me completely, so that I stood within its radiance.

“As the cloud rested upon the ground at my feet, the words ‘Because the light in which you stand is greater than theirs,’ sounded in my ears clearly and distinctly. Slowly.

Joseph the third had been raised without the guidance of his father, after the mob had killed his father. Emma his mother no doubt raised him as best she could. However with the leading men of the church scattering in all directions after the passing of Joseph Smith junior, Joseph his son had been left to grow up in a bit of a spiritual vacuum. God had plans for him as designated by his father before the mob killing took place. But Joseph had much to learn, much grounding to take place, leading up to the time that he took his place within the church.

Even then I have no doubt his leadership was entirely dependent on leaning upon God for guidance and direction every step of the way. Joseph the third was taught one of the most important lessons here in his experience in answer to the question why not go to Utah. In fact this opened the door to his being able to lead the church for the rest of his days. The answer he received didn’t say the Utah Mormons didn’t have light and truth amongst them. What it told him was the Light in which you stand is greater than theirs. Look more deeply!

In answer to his heart felt question, in which he took the advice in scripture (if any of you lack Wisdom, let him ask of God). God allowed him to hear a rushing breese, then see the light of God revealed in a vision in the form of a cloud, funnel shaped, with the wide part upward, filled with colour and light and brightness that settled upon and over him, then God Spoke to him out of the cloud of light in which he was now standing.

‘Because the light in which you stand is greater than theirs”.

Joseph had the gift and potential to receive the revelation of God to man, this in turn is the revealment of Christ and his Kingdom in its truest form into the lives of God’s people, thus offering gifts unto all who covenant with God.

His experience wasn’t saying the light he had known up until this point was greater than theirs (in fact it was probably less than theirs at that point because he didn’t have the privilege of his father’s counsel from a young age on). God’s message to young Joseph the third that day was the revelation straight from God which he was enjoying and basking in at that time is greater than theirs, I would say the greatest of all, having the potential to bring forth the kingdom if the saints of that day would allow it place in their hearts. This helped the church to hold on for many years, being built upon the Rock. During Joseph the thirds life, there wasn’t much ground breaking revelation like in the days of his Father. However an understanding of what had already been given came through him bringing stability, which the membership greatly needed after their horrific experiences at the hands of evil men and women.

Satan was still hard at work and in times before and during my life time, false doctrines and attitudes have entered in. Often sifting God’s people away as they have allowed it place in their hearts. It is prophesied these things would happen, it is prophesied the Gentile peoples as a whole to whom the Gospel went would collectively and not individually deny it, walking in their own ways, and after the image of their own God, whose image is in the likeness of the world, as mentioned in previous volumes, God is going to in time, seal up the time of the Gentiles and turn unto Israel again for the last time and they shall build Zion and some of the
Gentiles who remain faithful will be permitted to assist in this great work.

It is only in and through Christ, being built upon the Rock that we see our true place in this great work, there is much God authorised change to take place as given through all the holy Prophets since time began. If we are not careful we will find ourselves fighting against the movements of God thus making us enemies to God. One thing I can assure you the reader of is that if we find ourselves in this position we will lose. God’s words must all be fulfilled and do not come back unto him void. Therefore search the scriptures, ask questions in the prayer
of Faith believing you shall receive and you shall also be standing in a light that is greater than theirs as God reveals His true will to you and what role He would have you to play in it. The wisdom of men shall fail, the blind lead the blind for a season but shall all fall in the pit together. Satan and his servants aggressively defend the territory they have gained within the Restoration peoples, you may know them by their fruits.

Do not trust in the arm of flesh, but rather feast upon the word of God, receive his Spirit through Baptism and Confirmation, do all things worthily always keeping in mind it is only in and through Christ that we can be worthy, He being our advocate with the Father.

May God bless you to this end, Elder Neil Kerswell.

Victoria News submitted by Elder Murray Broughton

March 19, 2017-- Sunday service. Elder Murray Broughton (D. & C. 1: 3-6. “Prepare Ye, Prepare Ye.”

We visited Sr. Loris in Wangaratta Hospital, in the afternoon and administered to her.

March 26, Church service in Kelvin View. Elder Murray Broughton had a sermon on D & C. 45: 9c.”I am Jesus

Christ that was crucified; I am the Son of God”.

April 2, 2017--Service at Kelvin View. Elder Murray Broughton, assisted by Elder Geoffrey Grayden. Sermon

D & C. 16:3&4. Matthew 26:33 – 4.4

Sr. Delma and I went to Benalla Hospital to visit Sr.Loris Broughton. Bro.Neville & Sr.Betty Broughton were there, and we had communion together with Sr. Loris.

April 9, 2017-- -Church at Kelvin View.Elder Murray Broughton assisted Elder Geoffrey Grayden. Matthew 21:1-14 “Christ’s entry into Jerusalem”.

Palm Sunday. We went to Benalla Hospital to see Sr. Loris. She was very tired after going home yesterday with the family.

April 16,2017-- Church service at Kelvin View.Elder Murray Broughton, assisted by Elder Geoffrey Grayden.

(Luke 23: 33 - 48. Luke 24: 1 - 8) ‘Christ Died; Christ Rose From The Dead. Christ is Risen indeed!” Bro.& Sr. de Uray from Geelong, Bro. Tim de Uray and his two teenage children from Melbourne were with us.

Bro.Anthony Grayden, who travelled a long way was also here for the Easter Sunday service. Bro. & Sr. de Uray had administration. Please remember them in your prayers, including Sr. Loris Broughton, Bro. & Sr. Grayden, and also Sr. Ludy Natino who is facing an operation and also Bro. Maurice Dash. We continue helping people in the Philippines, specially the poor and the needy. I have to go to Melbourne for an angiogram on the 4th & 5th of May. Sr. Delma has not been well, but she’s better now. We visited Bro. Maurice Dash in the hospital and he is home now. In the last days the scriptures say; there will be wars, rumors of wars, pestilences, earthquakes in divers places; children will be disobedient to their parents, people will be lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. D & C. 1: 3b; says “Prepare Ye, Prepare Ye for that which is to come, for the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth, and the arm of the Lord shall be revealed. LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER...

Tamworth News submitted by Sr. Helen Archer

We continue to meet in our homes

On Sunday the 2nd of April we met at Deacon Roy and Sr. Daphne Schubert’s home for a Sacrament Service.

Elder Peter Archer presided. All of our small congregation were in attendance. Peter and Helen also celebrated their 34th Wedding Anniversary that day.

On the 9th of April we had our Service at Elder Peter and Sr. Helen Archer’s residence where we watched the Live Stream Service of the Sacrament Service the Combined Restoration Branches held at Waldo.

On the 16th of April Easter Sunday we met at the Archer’s home and celebrated the Sacrifice that our Savior made for us when He was crucified and then rose from the dead. We had Elder Danny Archer home and he presided over the Service. This was followed by a family lunch.

23rd of April we met at the Schubert’s. Elder Peter presided over the service and talked about Jesus visiting the Apostles after he had risen and also visiting the Book of Mormon people in America Danny and Kris where also present and we had a fellowship lunch after Church.

Deacon Roy Schubert will celebrate his Birthday on 21st May.

The Archers will soon be providing rehabilitation accommodation and care for Kyle, who was very badly burnt several weeks ago. Kyle’s a young man who is a family friend, and prayers for his recovery would be greatly appreciated.

Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing

Geoff & Elma Grayden Gwen Whately, Mary Dunn Alma & Janice Kerswell

Monique Hummel & Family George Parker Loris Broughton, Dirk Waasdorp

Adrienne & Robert Windsor Murray Broughton Audrey Kerswell Kyle (burns).

Dawn Mackrell Sr. Ludy Natino Maurice Dash Bro.& Sr.de Uray

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESTORATION BRANCH, KINGSTON

17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE, MAY 2017.

Sun. 7th. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Priest P.Churchill asstd..byElder G.Melling

Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell

11.10 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder G.Melling
followed by a fingerfood lunch (Please bring suitable food)

Sun. 14th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers: Cathy Melling

10.00 a.m. MOTHER’S DAY SERVICE. Srs. Cathy Melling, Jillian Maas & Elder

N.Melling.

Sun. 21st . 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Rebecca Melling Flowers: Linda Kerswell

10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE.Elder N.Rowlatt asstd.by Elder G.Melling

Musical Item for Service. Jillian Maas

11.10 a.m. Class: Elder N.Churchill

Sun. 28th 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Rebecca Melling Flowers: Rebecca Melling

10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G.Melling asstd.by Elder N.Melling

11.10 a.m. Class: Elder N.Rowlatt

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for KINGSTON BRANCH

Birthdays. Happy Birthday Wishes to the following people:

Gary Melling on 10th May and Leanne Kerswell has her birthday on 19th May 20th Wedding Anniversay. Gary and Rebecca Melling will celebrate their 20th on the 3rd of May.

Pastor on Holidays. Elder Al & Sr. Janice Kerswell will be away at the South Coast from Sat.13th to Sat. 27th May for some well earned R & R and hopefully enjoying sunny weather.

Visting Overseas. Elder Neville & Sr. Del Churchill are currently visiting with their son Elder Mark Churchill and his wife Paula in the Centre Place. Mark & Paula are currently waiting to have their home rebuilt after it was badly damaged by fire a few months ago.

Contributions to the Australian Restoration News need to come by the 20th of the month and must be submitted by email if possible. Email details are nandjrow@bigpond.com.au Phone contact: 07 3824 8386

We would love to have contributions from isolated members in Australia; articles or testimonies or just greetings. We would also like to hear from American saints who have ministered in Australia.

If you do not have access to an internet facility and would like to post your article to me, I will try and have it typed and included, but I would need to receive it by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the next issue. Postal details are as follows: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161 Queensland, Australia. 6

Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161 Queensland, Australia.



Assistant Federal Public Defender Position

From: Troy Schnack
troyschnack@gmail.com

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Federal Public Defender


FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
818 GRAND AVENUE
SUITE 300
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64106
LAINE CARDARELLA (816)471-8282
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER (FAX): (816)471-8008
Website: mow.fd.org

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Federal Public Defender


The Federal Public Defender, Western District of Missouri, is accepting applications for the
position of assistant federal public defender for the Jefferson City, Missouri office. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts.

Requirements: An assistant federal public defender must be a graduate of an accredited law
school, admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state, and authorized to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri by the time of entrance on duty. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation.

Duties: The assistant federal public defender will represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses and clients involved in other matters covered under the Act. The position requires travel for investigation, litigation, and training. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

Selection Criteria: The successful applicant will have an established capacity or clearly
demonstrated aptitude for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the
representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for personal integrity. Federal trial experience is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: The salary of an assistant federal public defender is commensurate with that of an assistant U.S. attorney with similar qualifications and experience. The position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. The position does include regular government employment benefits, including health and life insurance, retirement, and a Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer.

How to Apply: Qualified persons may apply be submitting a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: fpdmow@gmail.com

The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. No telephone calls please.

Position subject to the availability of funds.

Closing date to submit application material is May 19, 2017


Sermons by Oakman and others

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From: Frankie Schuelke
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Sermons by Oakman and others


Sermons by Oakman and others who have gone on that are praying for us.
Sharing this link—if you would like, you can type in the
First two lines and search on You Tube
Endowment Lecture 5-Angelic Ministry by
Arthur A. Oakman
LatterDayTruthOrg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dz8lzo7HQ8

The audio is not real clear as it starts out but gets better. The endowment series is on You Tube and other sermons by Oakman as well as a sermon by Brother Njeim and sermons by Charles Fry.

Very encouraging!!!
Frankie Schuelke-----April 27, 2017

His Mission

From: Francis Harper
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His Mission


The mission statement of Jesus was given by the prophet Isaiah more than seven centuries before the Lord’s birth. His mission was assigned by the Father and would be supported by the powers of heaven. “For God so loved the world . . .” (John 3:16).
In the precise timing of the Lord, Jesus read the words of Isaiah, pertaining to himself, at the synagogue of Nazareth: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, and he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty them that are bruised; to preach the acceptable year of the Lord . . .” (Isaiah 61: 1-2; Luke 4:17-19).

After reading this passage of scripture, Jesus said, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears” (Luke 4:21). The people of Nazareth could not accept this home-town boy as the anointed one. “And they said, Is not this Joseph’s [the carpenter’s] son?” (Luke 4:21). Others probably asked, “Who does he think he is?” We might have said, “I believe he is afflicted with delusions of grandeur!”

From our vantage point we can say, “He is the anointed one. He was, and is, the one sent to preach and heal. He is the one who gives sight to the blind and delivers the captives. Although Jesus was declared [proven to be] the Son of God by his resurrection (Romans 1:4), the world is still filled with the poor, broken-hearted and the blind. Many remain in captivity, waiting to be liberated and set free.

Sadly, we must say, most of those who are sick, poor, blind and bound in the “darksome prison house of sin,” are not aware of their condition. As Jesus said, “Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17). The simple fact is that people—all people—need the Lord. But the vast majority do not avail themselves of his ministry.

As we approach the day of the Lord’s coming, we should expect to see days of increasing evil “as it was in the days of Noah and Lot” (Luke 17). Jesus prophesied: “Upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity . . . men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.” Then Jesus said, “And when these things begin to come to pass [and they are], then look up and lift up your heads, for the day of your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:25-27).
Although barely a teenager, I remember well the troubled days of World War II. I recall President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s [FDR’s] four freedoms: the freedom of speech and worship; the freedom from want and fear. The forces of evil promote the denial of these freedoms. The preservation of them is not entirely the function of the government.

Love to all,
Francis Harper

The Truth Shall Make You Free

From: Francis Harper
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The Truth Shall Make You Free


Dear Ones,

I recall the words, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32), written in stone on the exterior wall, above the entrance of the library at Iowa State University. Jesus is the source of all true freedom. As he said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

The Proven Pathway to Freedom, by Oliver North
from his book True Freedom, reprinted from Prayer Lines

By 1978, I had known Colonel John Grinalds for about three years. He was on the fast track through the ranks. Top of his class at West Point and highly decorated for his two tours in Viet Nam. Oh, there was one other characteristic that set Grinalds apart. He was one of those “Christians.” Whatever that meant! Along with all the usual training and administrative manuals on his desk, he kept a Bible. Right there in plain sight. And he read it.
Grinalds was assigned as a Battalion Commander to the Second Marine Division and he honored me by asking me to come along as his operations officer. I was happy to hitch myself to this rapidly rising star. In my new role, I was third in command, responsible for the training and preparation of a 2,000 men unit for deployment to the Mediterranean.
One morning, about two weeks before we were due to deploy, our battalion was conducting a training exercise. I had just adjusted the antenna on an armored, amphibious vehicle and spurning the ladder on the side, I jumped to the ground. Big Mistake! Instant memories of my 1964 car accident flashed through my pain-racked mind. I had re-injured my back in exactly the same place. Aside from the wish for unconsciousness, my one overriding thought was, “I just blew my chance to deploy with these men.” I knew from having experienced a similar re-injury in a 1973 parachute accident, that I was due for at least two weeks of hospitalization and bed rest. I lay writhing on the ground. I could not feel my legs.
Before a medic could arrive, John Grinalds showed up. Next thing I knew, he was putting his hand on my legs and saying, “I’m going to pray for you.” “Pray?” I thought. “I’m lying here in agony and you want to pray?” But what I said aloud was, “Uh, Colonel, don’t you think we could just do this the usual way? You know, get a helicopter; go to the hospital . . . ?”But Grinalds just ignored me. He called out, “Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Great Physician. Heal this man.” In that very instant the pain just disappeared. Soon the feeling returned to my legs. When I was ready, Grinalds helped me to my feet. Astonished, I came out with one of the most insane utterances in my life. I said, “Thank you, sir.” At that, Grinalds grabbed me by my jacket and pulled my face up tightly to his. “Don’t thank me,” he said sternly. “Thank your Lord and Savior. He is the Great Physician. You have to turn to him.”
The incident was the two-by-four God used to break through my thick-skulled resistance. I had it in my head that freedom meant taking care of myself, forging my own path through the jungle of life’s challenges. I knew that God was there to help, but I expected Him to follow my lead. What I came to realize was that He had been leading all along and that I had not done well at following. I had been placing my faith in myself, yet He had been telling me over and over, “You’ll only be truly free when you know and trust Me.”

We all need to be set free from all the frailties of the mortal state in which we exist. “Lord, deliver us from all forms of idolatry. Help us worship only you. Liberate us from pride, greed, selfishness and every ‘sin which doth so easily beset us’ (Hebrews 12:1). Forgive us when we fail and take away our guilt. Deliver us from the dreadful tools of the devil: deception [deceiving and being deceived], depression, delusions, distractions, doubt, discouragement and despair. Let us ‘be free, indeed.’

In Jesus name, Amen.”

Love to all,
Francis Harper

Thursday, April 27, 2017

DARRELL WEBSTER UPDATE - 04/27

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From: paul gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


DARRELL WEBSTER UPDATE - 04/27


Fran called this morning and said that they would be doing spinal surgery on Darrell today, but would have to do a dialysis first. He is improving some, though there are still complications to deal with.

Fran said she is doing ok considering all things and also ask for prayers for her nephew, Bob Soss who is having some health issues.

Keep the prayers going!
God bless
Paul Gage

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Memorial service for Teresa June (Lade) Durant

From: Rick Lade
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Memorial service for Teresa June (Lade) Durant


The memorial service for Teresa June (Lade) Durant will be held:
Sunday, April 30th at 2:00pm

located at the following address:
Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Gathering Place
2820 M-291 Frontage Road
Independence MO 64057

Teresa is wife of Tony Durant, daughter of Richard Lade, and sister of Rick Lade and Patricia Koonce.