Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oldbookman’s BOOK OF THE MONTH

(Not a club–-Nothing to join)

For January, 2012

by Arthur A. Oakman
100 copies available

Six lectures presented by Patriarch Arthur A. Oakman to the Melchisedec priesthood in 1966.
The lectures include:
Our Spiritual Universe
A Spiritual View of History
The Holy Spirit and the Church
Gifts of the Spirit
Angelic Ministry
Toward Spiritual Endowment

You may have heard the tapes or CD. These lectures are now available as a book of 144 pages. Now you can read the text and mark up the pages for future reference and to share with friends.
Regular Price is $6.00---Special Price of $4.50 through January 31, 2012, with the purchase of any other book or books at the regular price. Limit of 2 copies at the special price per person.

Go to to see descriptions of many popular books, books shown by category (such as biography, fiction, history, or testimonies), and lists of RLDS books and their prices.

To order, e-mail to or phone (816) 210-8450.

Restoration Women’s Council Brunch:

Start 2012 off right by joining your sisters at the Restoration Women’s Council’s New Year’s Brunch

January 21, at Waldo Restoration Branch

Registration will start at 8:30 am, Brunch at approx..9am, a play “She Answered the Call,” including special music and worship thoughts.

It will end at 12:00 pm

We invite all to come worship and fellowship with us.

Nancy Huffman

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Divisional Manager~ Western District of Missouri

Position: Divisional Manager
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Salary: CL27 to CL 28 ($45,928 - $89,481)
Grade is based on education and experience
Opening Date: December 27, 2011
Closing Date: January 17, 2012 ~ at Noon

Kathy Popejoy
Human Resources Specialist
U.S. Courts - Western District of Missouri
400 East 9th Street, Room 1510
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-512-5035; FAX: 816-512-5034
Blackberry: 816-918-7905

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Blessing and Recovery

Dear Friends.

Thank you for your prayers. On Wednesday I had heart sugery to put a stent in one of my heart arteries. What led to this was officially considered a heart attack. One artery was 97% closed with only a pin prick sized opening for blood to be sent through the artery. The surgery was successful, and there was no damage done to the heart. I came home on Wednesday, and I am able to do many things already. God blessed me through the whole experience, I knew He was with me. He comforted me.

I prefer to focus on this season and Jesus Christ. May you all have a Spirit-filled Christmas, blessed with love for family, and loved ones.

Merry Christmas from the Neill family. Amen.

God Bless,
Your Brother in Christ,
Richard Neill

Friday, December 23, 2011

Part Time Project Job

I am in need of someone skilled with Power Point software to integrate several of my day long classes into a Power Point format. I will give the technician the text, photo’s, and video clips. I can begin working with you in January. Please respond via email with a brief back ground of your experience and an hourly or per project rate you would expect. While I have a little knowledge of Power Point I’m not fluent in the software enough to do the work quickly and right now I don’t have the time to do the data entry. I would be happy to work with a talented high school or college student as long as they can get the work done on a dependable time line. Please respond to:

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
NRA Training Counselor
Ph# 816-353-6826
104 S. Main Street (Class Room)
Independence, MO. 64050

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Work Wanted

College student with experience in lawncare, heavy yardwork, rubbish removal and hauling is looking for jobs over Christmas break through mid January. Charge is $10 per hour and hauling would have an extra agreed upon fuel fee + any landfill fees.

Call or text Nathan Horn @ 816-808-8555

Book of Mormon confirmed

More evidences coming forth since 1842

This video shows over time how new discoveries are proving the Book of Mormon Correct.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Webcast for “The Messiah”

webcast for “The Messiah” on December 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

No more than 30 minutes prior to the expected broadcast,
Go To
on the left-hand side, select GLOBAL INTERNET BROADCASTS
This will take you to the webcast site.
You should see the Lion and Lamb logo and “OFF AIR”
When it is time for the broadcast, the screen will go “ON AIR” and you will be connected to the broadcast from the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Conference Center in Independence, Missouri.

If the above does not work for you
Go To:

Look for the “JCRB” channel which will show “OFF AIR” and the Lion and Lamb logo.
When it is time for the broadcast, the screen will go “ON AIR” and you will be connected to the broadcast from the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Conference Center in Independence, Missouri.

We trust you will receive ministry by this effort in the name of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Handel's Messiah

Free performance of Handel's Messiah will be presented
by a combined Restoration Choir of approximately 80 voices.

At the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ, Conference Center,
south of 23rd street, on outer road of Highway 291.

Director will be Carl VunCannon
and Organist John Davies will be playing the new organ.

All are invited!

6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Electronic Organ Available

Andrew McIndoo wants to become an organ donor—to find a good home for an older electronic organ. It is a Lowry Virtuoso, Model #7XL, which needs some work. It is located east of Odessa, MO, and a bit north of Columbus, MO.

You can contact Andrew at 816 633-8605 or 660 429-9643.

Survivor - Winter Series

CMRB Winter Series is coming up on December 27-29th. The theme is "Survivor". If you are a Junior High student and up, come and see if you have what it takes to be the ultimate survivor as you compete in mental and physical challenges. Test your scripture knowledge as well as your ability to work as a team. Bring your friends!

When and Where: Tuesday December 27th and Wedenesday December 28th: 7 - 9 pm at the Odessa Hills campground dining hall.

Thursday December 29th: 6 - 9 pm at the Odessa High School gym

Thursday night will be volleyball and basketball. There will also be a pizza party that night. Bring $5 per person to cover costs.

Theme: In Every End a New Beginning Revelation 1:8

"For He saith, I am the the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Check out the website at or the odessa hills facebook page.

Glenda Foss promotion committee









and WEDNESDAY DEC. 28TH: 7 – 9 pm

THURSDAY Dec. 29th: 6 – 9 pm
@ The Odessa High School.
One block west of 131 off of double O

( For more specific directions, contactErik Simmons at )






Looking for Saints near Boise Idaho

A Saint from Boise Idaho would like to find other Saints near him.

If anyone knows of individuals in this area please reply to Tony.

Tony Davis

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Dear Friends,

More details will be available in the Winter Issue #100 of the
"Tidings of Zion", due out around mid-January, 2012.

For questions, etc. please contact any of the following:

William "Vim" Horn, Chairman, CRE

Gary "Pete" Hughes, Chairman of the Pastors of Zion (POZ)

Paul Gage, Reunion/Conference Manager,

Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Elders Conference
Change of Dates from June 10–15, to June 24–29, 2012

As you may be aware, the Pastors of Zion (POZ)
and the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) are sponsoring a combined Reunion and Elders Conference in 2012.

We published in the last issue of the Tidings that the Reunion would be held at theCenter Place Restoration School (CPRS)/Waldo Restoration Branch from June 10through 15, 2012.

Recently we became aware that we had inadvertently scheduled the reunion for thesame week that our brothers and sisters from South Chrysler Restoration Branchare holding their reunion. It was our intent from the outset that the Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Elders Conference not compete with otherreunions. For this reason, we are rescheduling the reunion from the week ofJune 10 through 15, to the week of June 24 through 29, 2012. The location willstill be at the Center Place Restoration School (CPRS)/Waldo Restoration Branch.

We apologize for any difficulties this change may cause those who had alreadybegun to plan for the original date. We hope they will still be able to attend.

We look forward to the opportunity for worship and fellowship that this Reunion and Elders Conference represents. We believe that this Reunion will be a wonderful opportunity for the Saints to draw close to the Lord and to each other. We invite all Restoration Branch Saints and Priesthood to consider participating.

Friday, December 9, 2011

High School Science/Chemistry Teacher Needed Immediately

There is a High School Science teaching position open at Lexington High School, Lexington Missouri.

They need a new teacher before second semester begins in January.

You can find out information about the school by visiting their website:

Contact Brad MacLaughlin, Superintendent of Schools;
Lexington R-V School District for more information at 660-259-4369.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Dear Friends,

Just a note to let you know we are updating the Diane Anderson Ludy Music site to add S-O-U-N-D! And soon there will be more songs.

We are including MP3 files for most of the songs. If you start the music first, you should be able to scroll up and see the sheet music at the same time. If you cannot see it, then print a piece of music first to look at while you hear it being played.


Dee and Paul

Remnant Church Medical Storehouse

The Remnant Church currently has a Medical Storehouse with a number of items available to people who may need them. They currently have a shortage of wheel chairs. If anyone has a wheel chair they would like to donate it would be appreciated.

Please contact Kevin Romer at 816-461-7215.

Hospital Bed Available

A Hospital Bed in excellent condition is available for FREE if you haul it away.

It is at the Apple Tree Manor Apartments (near Independence Center).

If you are interested - contact:

Barbara Hawkins

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Interested in Art Classes?

This email is for the purpose of checking the interest among the Saints in taking art.

I teach portraiture along with impressionist style painting and drawing, experimenting with fabric design and whatever else the students and I might find edifying.

Art is a journey of experimentation.

The cost of the lessons would be $80 for 4, 2 hour sessions for adults and $60 for 4, 1 ½ hour sessions for youth, plus materials. (Approximately $25-$50 for beginning sessions)

Classes would be either weekly on weekday mornings or Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. - Noon, every other Saturday.

The day of the week and times will be determined by those who sign up.

The location will be in the Independence Square area.

Start date, January, 2012.

Classes to be divided by ages, youth and adults.

My experience for those who don’t know me

31 years as an artist with Hallmark Card

Coached and oriented new artists for Hallmark

Two cover illustrations painted for The Restoration Voice

Studied portraiture with Harry Fredman and Kande White

Taught arts and crafts for reunions and youth camps since 1989

Recent launch of Verses cards – (scripture calendar cards)

Please contact me at the numbers below.


H 816-154-8456

C 816-726-8425

Monday, December 5, 2011

Prayer Requests

Diane Holly defeated breast cancer last year, but now she has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her brain. She had a bad reaction to chemotherapy with the breast cancer so they are having trouble coming up with a way to treat the tumor in the brain. Please pray for Diane and for the family and for the doctors that they will all have wisdom to know the best course of treatment and strength for what lies ahead.

Elayna McMillian needs prayers for MS. She is going through a difficult time now.

Young Isaac Akers is still having chemo, and had dental work done today due to the chemo damage. Please pray for his parents and for grandma, Kathy who has health issues and is understandably worried about Isaac.

Dene Smith is home from the hospital but still needs prayers.

Alice's Mom, Mrs. Zollar is having health problems.

Nathan and Michelle Sherer are still in China but they have their new son, Jesiah with them now! They would like prayers for a smooth transition for him.

The Durrants will be traveling to Florida this week where Tim will enter helicopter school. Please pray for safe travels and for Tim while he is in school.

Zion's Cannery

Zion's Cannery has on hand a few items in #10 cans. These are on a first come first serve basis and the Cannery is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. You may call for current pricing.

Phone number is 254-1191

20 - Great Northern Beans

26 - Pinto Beans

18 - Red Beans

9 - Quick Oatmeal

6 - Peas

2 - Potato Flakes

22 Potato Slices

1- Potato Shredded

8 - Popcorn

1 Rice

83 - Wheat

8 buckets of Wheat

Assorted Honey: 10-lb,25-lb, 30-lb, 40-lb

Send a Christmas Card

This year a friend of ours is helping a woman who lives in Joplin. She is divorced and has no children. She lost everything in the tornado, including her place of employment. She has been sleeping on friends' couches for the last few months, however, she is now in the process of moving into her new apartment. She told me that every Christmas, she would decorate her apartment with Christmas cards that she had received and how much she loved them. All of her cards were lost in the tornado. When asked what she needed for Christmas, the only thing she asked for was for people to send her Christmas cards this year, so that she could decorate with them. We asked her permission to give out her name and address so that we could send her cards and she said that would be fine. So, if you have a chance, would you send her a card so that we could make her Christmas a little happier?

Diana Ames
1820 West 30th Street #105
Joplin Missouri 64804

Thanks so much!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Austin Update

We want to thank everyone for their prayers, concern, and support and want to give you an update. Austin, unfortunately, is still in ICU at KU Med in an induced coma. On December 1, a portion of his skull was removed to allow room for the brain swelling. Today the doctors found an unknown anthrax-like infection inside his skull. He is on three antibiotics now and the lab is growing cultures to find out what exactly the infection is so they can treat it properly. They believe the infection caused, and is causing, the blood vessels to constrict which may have brought on the stroke. There are a lot of questions with very few answers. Right now, the recovery from the infection is the main focus. Please continue to keep Austin, his parents, and his doctors in your prayers.

Thank you,
Shane and Summer Robinson
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shane Robinson

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Employment Opportunity

If you or someone you know has Java Development Experience,
please send me your/their contact information.

Please be real and honest with your/there assessments of experience.

Jay Huffman

Friday, December 2, 2011




Original Music Based on the Inspired Version,

Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants

This is a new website featuring some of the nearly 100 songs that Diane "Dee" Anderson Ludy wrote during more than 20 years of teaching at Sionita School. The curriculum included Scripture study and introduced a verse from each week's reading, which the students were expected to memorize. Dee began composing melodies for some of the verses, which the students learned rapidly. Even years later many were able to sing what they had learned as children.

Most of her music was written with young people in mind, but much of it is also appropriate for adults. Music has a unique way of helping us all learn. Some of it has been used by soloists and small groups.

Please check out for the initial selection of Dee 's songs. Feel free to copy and print the songs that will fit your needs. Try them for your own enjoyment and for use with homeschoolers, children 's choirs, vacation church school, camps, reunions, etc. Additional songs will be added to the website from time to time, so check back frequently.

Apartment For Rent

Very Nice Two Bedroom, One and half Bath
Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Disposer
No Pets, No Heavy Drinking or Smoking
Off Street Covered Parking

615 N Pleasant
Independence MO

Near McCoy Park

$49.00 Non refundable application fee
Rent $525.00 month
Deposit $400.00

Olga Reynolds (972) 679-4860

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Restoration Strings – Winter Concert

Saturday, December 3 from 7:00 till 8:30 p.m., at South Crysler Restoration Branch, 16101 Salisbury Road, Independence, MO 64050.

Our Winter Concert is almost here!!! Restoration Strings will be playing arrangements of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Farandole, My Faith Looks Up To Thee. The MZ Full Orchestra will be playing Rosamunde Overture and O Holy Night. You will also be the first to hear Andrew Holmes's "Serenade for Strings" played by the MZ Chamber Orchestra. You won't want to miss it!

A reception will follow the concert.

As always our concerts are free, so please tell a friend and come and enjoy a night out!

The Wonder of His Love

Everyone is invited to celebrate the birth of our Savior in a service of worship and praise with the Restoration Christmas Choir.

The locations, dates and times are:

Outreach Restoration Branch
Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m.

Atherton Restoration Branch
Sunday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m.

For additional information go to

Yours in Christ,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Update on Rachelle

I want to thank everyone who responded to this email in prayer or otherwise simply reading it.
I talked with Rachelle's mother Gladys last night and she said the doctor couldn't find anything wrong with her other then she was dehydrated. Her and her brother Brandon and I guess everybody else in that house started to come down with a stomach bug.

Rachelle went back to the hospital today for a check-up and they found that she had a kidney infection I guess due to her dehydration. I talked with her mother tonight and I hear she's doing much better, she's finally getting some much needed rest. As for her brother they gave him some pedia-care juice to help with his electralyts.

Again thank you for your prayers!

Adam Capp

Restoration for Life

Information Day

Saturday December 17, 2011

2 pm At New Jerusalem Restoration Branch

We will be having an information session to help raise awareness of the Pro-Life movement among Restorationists and create a network of saints to pray, remind, educate, volunteer, motivate, activate, and otherwise stir one another up to get involved in whatever way we can.

Wouldn’t it be worth a lifetime of labor, if you could help keep one child from being murdered?

But it doesn’t take a lifetime of effort, only a few moments to vote for a Pro-Life candidate, hold a sign on a street corner forone hour a year, or simply pray to end the slaughter of millions of the unborn in this the land of promise.

We invite you to come and learn simple yet effectivemeans to bring to pass great things.

There will be literature, signs, and bumper stickers available from various Pro-Life organizations

For more info call 816-650-3588

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Prayer Request

Please put my daughter, Rachelle, on the prayer list. She lives in Pinon, Arizona on the Navajo. As of this afternoon she was complaining that she couldn't hold anything down next thing they knew she fainted. They rushed her to Chinle hospital. That's all I know for now.

Adam Capp

Mount Zion Music Association

Presents “Glorious Gifts”,
an orchestra concert on December 3,
performed by local Restoration members.

Please join us for the premiere performance of
Serenade for Strings by Andrew Holmes,
works by Bach, Bizet and more.

Saturday, December 3, 2011– 7:00 PM

South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 East Salisbury Road
Independence, MO 64050

Free Admission – Donations Accepted.

Feast Days Presentation

Old Chrisman High School
907 West Maple Street

December 3, 2011
Lowell Augenstein
8:15 – 8:30

Passover (Pesach) Lowell and Kim Augenstein
8:30 – 10:30
Leviticus 23:5 Corinthians 5:7

Break 10:30 – 10:45

Unleavened Bread Lane Harold
10:45- 12:00
Exodus 12:16 Leviticus 23:6

Lunch: Go out or bring your own to another room
12:00 – 1:30

First Fruits Richard Hoff
1:30 – 2:30
Exodus 23:17 Leviticus 23:10

Pentecost (Shavuot) Pete Mendelsohn
2:30 – 3:30
Leviticus 23:16

December 10, 2011
Welcome: Lowell Augenstein
8:15 – 8:30

Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) Greg Nauman
8:30 – 10-30
Leviticus 23:24

Break 10:30 – 10:45

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Kevin Green
11:00 - 12:00
Leviticus 23:27

Lunch: Go out or bring own to another room
12:00 – 1:30

Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) Brian Williamson
1:30 -2:30
Deuteronomy 16:13

Other Jewish Observances Venna Johnson
2:30 – 4:00
A. Ninth of Av (Tish B’Av)
B. Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah)
C. Feast of Lots (Purim) Esther 9:21, Esther 9:27
D. Jubilee Year Leviticus 25:10

December 3, 2011
Lowell Augenstein
8:15 – 8:30

Passover (Pesach) Lowell and Kim Augenstein
8:30 – 10:30
Leviticus 23:5 Corinthians 5:7

Break 10:30 – 10:45

Unleavened Bread Lane Harold
10:45- 12:00
Exodus 12:16 Leviticus 23:6

Lunch: Go out or bring your own to another room
12:00 – 1:30

First Fruits Richard Hoff
1:30 – 2:30
Exodus 23:17 Leviticus 23:10

Pentecost (Shavuot) Pete Mendelsohn
2:30 – 3:30
Leviticus 23:16
Old Chrisman High School
907 West Maple Street

December 10, 2011
Welcome: Lowell Augenstein
8:15 – 8:30

Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) Greg Nauman
8:30 – 10-30
Leviticus 23:24

Break 10:30 – 10:45

Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Kevin Green
11:00 - 12:00
Leviticus 23:27

Lunch: Go out or bring own to another room
12:00 – 1:30

Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) Brian Williamson
1:30 -2:30
Deuteronomy 16:13

Other Jewish Observances Venna Johnson
2:30 – 4:00
A. Ninth of Av (Tish B’Av)
E. Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah)
F. Feast of Lots (Purim) Esther 9:21, Esther 9:27
G. Jubilee Year Leviticus 25:10

Friday, November 25, 2011

Leo Gusmann Update - 11/25

Leo Gusmann was moved to St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs today, for Rehabilitation!

Restoration Websites

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If you are looking for a Restoration Branch when traveling or for a friend

You can hear Sermons online at:

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Leo Gusmann Update - 11/24

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eric Wilson
Date: Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:49 PM
*Update on Leo 11/24*

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was great. We have so much to be thankful couldn't be anything but wonderful. Eric, Aiden and I went up to the hospital tonight to spend time with mom, dad, and Chris. (Haleigh and Ean stayed home with Mimi...they haven't been up to see Papa yet.) Thanks to some very precious church friends, we had Thanksgiving dinner at the hospital together. The most touching moment of the evening was when Eric brought Aiden into dad's room. He went over and stood by his bed and held his hand. He kept looking at each of us and saying, "Papa! Papa!" (All of the kids have missed him so much, but Aiden has missed his papa time. Dad watches him for me when I go into work two mornings a week. They are buddies and do all kinds of fun things together like picking acorns in the yard, making cookies, and singing nursery rhymes.) He held his hand for a little while, then I opened dad's eyes so that he could see him. When their eyes met, their faces both just lit up and they broke out in huge smiles. It was so sweet!

Dad is still making progress. The days when he has kidney dialysis, he is pretty wiped out. But he is talking a little more and is doing great in his physical therapy. Earlier in the week, he walked 90 feet with his walker! Those eyelids seem to be opening up a little more. He seems to be awake more and is spending more time in his recliner. He enjoys listening to the hymns and several nurses have commented on how touched they are to walk in and catch him conducting or even singing. I am so thankful that he is still able to do something that he loves so much. :)

Sometime very soon (could be tomorrow, could be next week) he will be moving out of the hospital and into rehab care. We are still working out the details, but I will let you know when he moves and where he is going (we are hoping Blue Springs, but not positive yet.) I'm just amazed that he is leaving the hospital so soon. When this all started, I would never have guessed that he would be out in just under three weeks. God is amazing.

Please continue to keep him in your prayers (strength, his eyes, and his kidneys...and of course whatever else the good Lord places on your heart.) We love you all and thank you for thinking of us and praying with us through all of this. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Milk Cows For Sale

We need to downsize our small milking herd and have two Brown Swiss milk cows for sale. They are listed on Craigslist:

These are older gentle cows, bred back to an Angus bull. We would love to find good homes for them with someone needing a family milk cow or a cow to put calves on. They are easy keepers and have calved every year with no assistance. They are like part of the family so we’d really like to see them go back to the farm!

Please respond via Craigslist or call Rodney or Rebecca Inglis at 660-499-2309. Thanks!

In the Restoration Light - book

Dorothy Moreland's father, Evangelist-Patriarch Paul Fishel, wrote a book about his life and ministry in the church. It is called "In the Restoration Light." He and his wife, Ruby, were able to touch many lives. The book also includes Paul's last prayer before he died, given at the church in Vancouver, WA, and an inspired message that is very fitting to us still today. If you are interested in buying a book, they are $10. See any member of the Moreland family at South Crysler Restoration Branch to help you get one, or call Dorothy at 796-0205.

Fort Osage R-1 School District Job Alert

Recently Posted Jobs

Below you will find a list of the newest jobs posted by Fort Osage R-1 School District.

Nutrition Manager

Secretary for Food Service and Warehouse


Certificated Paraeducator - Special Education

Jobs Closing Soon
Below you will find a list of jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications in the next few days.

Nutrition Manager

Secretary for Food Service and Warehouse

View all jobs at the Fort Osage R-1 School District Jobs Page:

(If no jobs are posted, the jobs list will be blank)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Backyard Pool For Sale...

A couple needs to raise money to visit their parents for Thanksgiving.

He has been out of work for awhile. They are trying to sell an above-ground type swimming pool, 15' diameter by 4' deep...asking $250, delivered and set up (or maybe delivered now and set-up in the Spring).

Contact Dan Hood

L.A.M.B. Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Dear Saints,

On behalf of our brothers and sisters in Latin America, we want to thank all of you for your prayers for the priesthood and members. They volunteer as teachers, missionaries, and friendly visitors, as well as donating their vehicles, talents and meager funds to the work. Any who have visited there know the light of the gospel burns brightly there. We also thank all who have made contributions to the Latin American Missions Board (LAMB) in the past.

The priesthood in Honduras and Brother Juan Reyes in Mexico are continuing steadfast in their faithfulness to the fullness of the gospel. These brethren support numerous congregations and travel sometimes great distances on a regular schedule to bring ministry to the Saints and many others who are desirous to hear the message of God’s coming kingdom and to share in the presence of the Holy Spirit as they come together to worship. Having little of this world’s goods themselves, they make many sacrifices to carry out the responsibilities the Lord has placed upon them.

We wish to give you another opportunity to share from God’s blessings to you this year, hoping that by doing so, you may reap even more abundantly. In this busy holiday time, we invite you to take a break from cooking and cleanup on Friday, December 9th at 6:00 pm at South Crysler Restoration Branch and be our guests for an evening of fun and fellowship in the interest of our Lord Jesus and some of His “other sheep.”

Please see the attached flier, and help us get the word out by sharing this with your friends and fellow saints.

If you cannot attend but wish to make a year-end tax-deductible contribution to the work of the Restoration in Latin America, please send your gift to:

Latin American Missions Board
c/o David Schoff
2500 S Seminole Drive
Independence MO 64057

We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your kindness. We would be most grateful if you would also remember us throughout the year among the various good efforts you share in supporting. May God bless you richly.

Mark Ballantyne
Chairman of Lamb
(816) 795-0818

Monday, November 21, 2011

Duplex For Rent

See this link for details and pictures.

Duplex for rent, clean and beautiful, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, very well-maintained, beautiful cabinets, tile and carpeted floors, gas fireplace, dish washer, garbage disposal, washer/dryer provided - with cabinet and shelves, neutral colors for easy decor, master bedroom walk-in closet, backyard privacy fence, automatic garage door, ceiling fans, light and airy feel, nice and quiet neighbors, quick access to anywhere you want to go. Independence Schools. NO PETS.

$770 + $500 deposit.


The owner is a Restorationist.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Trombone Needed

A young boy needs someone to donatea Trombone. He is the son of a singlemother who is out of work because of an injury and cannot continue to make thepayments on the instrument they have purchased. He wants to play in the band at school so if someone has a Trombonesetting around that needs a good home, please contact Wes Ferraiuolo at918-9307.

Sun/Mon/Tues update on Leo Gussman

Dad is doing great! God is so good!
He has had two rounds of dialysis for his kidney. After his dialysis, he is wiped out for about a day, so he is getting a lot of rest. He passed his swallow test so he doesn't need his feeding tube anymore! He had green beans, peaches, and lemonade for dinner and very much enjoyed having real food again. He still can't hold his eyelids up, but HE CAN SEE!!! Mom held his eyes open and held up fingers in front of him and he counted how many there were. His nurse was talking with him today and he was able to tell her where he was, his name, and he was able to spell his last name for her!!! We are so thrilled with each of these steps...they are HUGE. Yesterday, mom said that three of his nurses from the ICU came to see him and just stood there and smiled. It's so wonderful to see how the miracle of his recovery has touched so many. Thank you again for your prayers. Please continue to pray for his kidneys, his eyes, and for continued healing and strength.

Samantha Wilson
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eric Wilson

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday/Saturday update on Leo

Cards may be sent to:
Leo Gussman
19604 E Holke Road
Independence MO 64057

Dad has continued to make amazing progress. Yesterday, I got this text from mom...
Dad stood up for about four minutes and rebalanced himself with the walker. He did four minutes twice! The therapist said, "This man is a miracle!"
Then, Eric called me when he got back from his visit. (The walk from Eric's desk to Dad's bed is 8 minutes, so he goes and visits him on his lunch hour every day.) He said that they had taken him to the gym and dad walked 25 feet with his walker twice! Two miracles in one day! God is so good! :)
The type of stroke that he has is called an Artery of Percheron. The neurologist said that it is extremely rare. He said that you can easily be a neurologist for twenty years and never see one. They said that they don't know much about them, but they do know how to treat them. They have decided to put him on temporary kidney dialysis. His kidney (he only has one) is producing, but not filtering. They are hoping that the dialysis will get his kidney back to working the way that it should. His talking has gone from only short answers to short answers followed by conversational babble. You can't quite understand what he is saying, but by his expressions, you can tell that he is trying to communicate more thoughts to us. His piano tuner friend came to visit and asked him what he thought about moving a piano from Mississippi (something they had talked about before) and dad shrugged his shoulders and began jabbering. We aren't sure what he said, but the shoulder shrug and expression on is face were exactly how dad would have responded. He is making tiny bits of progress with opening his eyes. He can now get them open a crack. I saw those brown eyes peek through the other day and it made me smile.
Mom is continuing to do very well. She said that it is so amazing that when we hit an obstacle, the prayers go up and God takes care of it. We know that He can do anything, but it is wonderful to see his work first hand in a fragile situation like this. Haleigh talked to him on the phone tonight and cried happy tears when she heard that he told her he loved her. The kids miss their Papa and can't wait to hear the updates every day. Haleigh (my 8 year old) is even teaching Aiden (my 22 month old) to pray for Papa each morning. They fold their little hands and she says the words and he tries to repeat them. It's precious.
Thank you again for the continued prayers. We continue to be encouraged and are constantly feeling blessed. It is so easy to offer prayers of thanksgiving...we have so much to be thankful for. :)

Samantha Wilson

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Leo Gusmann's update for Monday & Tuesday

The last couple of days have been good ones. I have always known that my father is an amazing man, but even in this difficult time, he is still able to amaze me. (I am talking about my dad AND my heavenly father.) :)
He did not get his breathing tube out yesterday. They turned the ventilator off and tested him to see if he could breathe on his own and he did great. However, they are concerned that he is still too sleepy to be able to support his airway, so they are going to try again in a few days.
He hasn't been able to open his eyes...those eyelids just look like they are so heavy when he tries. But, today, they saw a little bit of white eyeball. His pupils still are not responding to light, but today he started reacting when they quickly move an object in front of him.
He is still responding and following commands. Today he was asked to follow one as detailed as, "Raise your index finger on your right hand" and he did it. Amazing.
Today he was able to sit on the side of the bed by himself for ten minutes. Tomorrow they are going to try to let him sit in a chair. It blows my mind that four days ago he had just had a massive stroke and was unresponsive with a poor diagnosis. Never underestimate the power of prayer. :)
Eric and Mom both made him smile today. We needed that. God is so good.
Mom is doing great. She is able to see him in the mornings and evenings. She is doing a long term sub position in Haleigh's third grade class and I can't think of a better place for her to be. She is so positive and I am amazed by her strength.
The prayers for strength and peace for the family are being answered in so many ways. Issues have come up, but have been taken care of before we even have a chance to worry and when we have a low moment, it isn't long before we get a message or call and hear the exact words that we need. I'm probably not explaining it well, but it really is amazing.
Our friends have become more like family through all of this and we lean on every little word. We are being taken care of in every way and thank you for letting the Lord use you to be a blessing to us. :)

*We have been encouraged to keep his brain active. If you would like to come sit with him and read to him, help him listen to music, sermons, etc., please let me (Samantha) know and we can work out a time for you to be there. My number is 805-5255 or you can email me at There is always a family member up at the hospital, but if you would like to help in that way we would like for you to and we know that dad would enjoy hearing familiar voices.*

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


3415 N Elsea Smith Road
Buckner MO 64016

Last November 18th my 5 ½ month old daughter, Autumn passed away. I am holding a benefit dinner for SIDS in remembrance of her from: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19th. If someone cannot attend, and would like to donate, please make checks payable to:
First Giving (and mail to me at)
3016 N Miller Drive
Independence, MO 64058
or you can make an online donation at

If anyone has questions, you can contact me by telephone 816-729-7740 or e-mail at
Thank you for your support!
Melissa McConnell

Cassette Tapes and Cases

Colbern Road Restoration Branch has put in a new sound system and we no longer need the boxes of blank white 90 minute cassette tapes. There are also plastic cases for these cassettes.

If you or your congregation could use them, please call Terri Gard at 816-220-0730.

Project Joplin

Christmas Need

The Coss family, Michael, Michelle,
and three children, ages 14, 10, and 1
Michael lost his job in April,
and started a landscaping business.

The tornado took his home and his clients.

Relief Spark is finishing up a home for them.

Christine Mc Lagan, of Lee's Summit, is doing a fundraiser
to help the Coss family with furniture and Christmas.
If you would like to contribute,
contact Chris at 816-510-4206

Roger Resch and his brother delivered
20 boxes of children’s books
donated by a retiring librarian
to Irving School Saturday, November 5th,
then picked up seven refurbished bikes
at Spokes and Spandex Bike Shop
to deliver to Relief Spark base camp
for distribution to Joplin families.

At each destination they gathered
with the administrators for prayer.

Roger offered a blessing for safety, health,
provision, and prosperity
upon Irving School, the bike shop and its owner,
Steve Cooper who took care of the bikes at no charge,
And for the projects of Relief Spark.

Please keep Joplin in your prayers.

Monday, November 7, 2011


What an idea to help the economy and give our friends and family something they can truly use!

I am sure we can come up with a lot more ideas.
I like these ideas!!


As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.

This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?

Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamin's on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.

THIS is the new American Christmas tradition.

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?


We in need of a used electric dryer that is in good shape and in good working condition. We feel more comfortable getting one from a trusted person on this list than from Craig's list or other public venue. If anyone has one they no longer need, or one that is for sale at a very reasonable price, please call Tanya at 716-9260. Thanks!




CALL: 816-650-3945 OR 816-217-7562

Woman to Woman Conference

Hi Ladies!

Just a reminder about the upcoming Woman to Woman Conference at Colbern Road this Saturday.

They would appreciate a count by Thursday if possible.
Don't miss it!!

Woman to Woman Conference
7th Annual 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Begins at 8:00AM

If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free indeed.


Linda Guin

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Looking for Employment

I am currently looking for either a Receptionist/Secretarial/Administrative Assistant Position. I have 26 years of experience in the construction field working for two General Contractors and one Subcontractor. But I am willing and learn a "new" field to work in. I am willing to work part-time or full-time. Upon contacting me, I will gladly send you a copy of my Resume' and Letters of Recommendation.

Janice I. Altschul
Home: 816-836-3662
Cell: 816-225-1112

Friday, November 4, 2011


In conjunction with Veteran's Day, Glendale Restoration Branch Choir presents "I Love America", a patriotic cantata. We invite you to share with us in an evening of scripture and song to show our patriotism and love for our country. Considering the times in which we are living, we need to be reminded of the Christian heritage of this nation, and to help others to remember also.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm, Glendale Restoration Branch, 17803 Susquehanna Ridge, Independence, MO.

Please join us for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the program.

A free will offering will be taken with all donations going to our building fund.

From: Deanna Reynolds

Job Openings at Children's Mercy

These are open positions at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kansas City Symphony Community Concert

The Kansas City Symphony, a UMB arts partner, will perform a FREE community concert on November 10. Members of the community are invited to attend this enchanting performance, featuring selections from The Barber of Seville and Romanian Folk Dances.

November 10, 2011 at 6 p.m.

University Academy, Shirley Bush Helzberg Theater for the Performing Arts
6801 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131

Steven Jarvi, associate conductor


ROSSINI Overture to Barber of Seville
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture, “Fingal’s Cave”
BARTOK Rumanian Folk Dances
MOZART “Prague”
BEETHOVEN Selections from Symphony No. 7

Tickets are FREE, but attendees should contact Kellie Baker at to make reservations

2 CPRS fundraisers for the Junior Class?


The CPRS Junior Class will be holding a fundraiser pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, November 5th, from 8-10 am at the Applebee’s in Independence Center. Breakfast is $6/person; tickets can be purchased in advance from any member of the Junior Class or at the door.


Also, during the month of November, the Junior Class will be selling Scentsy wickless candles as another fundraiser. Scentsy makes a great Christmas gift! For information or to place an order, contact any member of the Junior Class or call Vanessa Hampton at 816-650-3048.

Monday, October 31, 2011



on November 12th and 13th.

Special Music by The Hoods.

Saturday night preaching and Sunday morning preaching.

Sat. Nov. 12
6:00 p.m. Song Service

6:30 p.m. Preaching Service
Seventy Royl Roden and

Elder Rick Tiffey

Sun. Nov. 13
9:00 a.m. Family Worship
9:15 a.m. Classes
10:15 a.m. Song Service
10:30 a.m. Preaching Service
Seventy Royl Roden and
Elder Rick Tiffey

Prayer Request

There was an auto accident involving Graceland students early Saturday morning. Two students were killed, including the cousin of a friend (Davita Haynes) of mine. Please remember the family of Cheyeanna Boonstra, one of the students who was killed. As I was getting ready to send this I got word that Davita's dear dad just passed away. This family needs mighty prayer.

Bill Kidd is suffering with serious back problems and needs relief.

Barbara Gates will be having hip surgery (the 6th one on this hip) tomorrow.

Clyde Ruiz needs prayers for prostrate cancer.

Clyde Johnson's lung situation is deteriorating.

From Barbara Giertz and Bob Giertz,
Kassidy Giertz, our 16 yr-old granddaughter has been dealing with a severe lung infection for some time. It appears to be resolved and then she has relapses. The symptoms include debilitating weakness, paleness, pain in her neck, head and chest. She has missed a lot of school time seeing multiple physicians. Many tests have been run and still no definitive answers. Pray for direction for the physicians that their skills will be focused and resolve Kassidy's illness.

Little Eli Sherer came home from the hospital today, still needing prayers for a complete healing.

Patti Frye was released from the hospital today. She will be under a doctors care for about 6 months and still needs our prayers.

Oak Table - For Sale

For Sale

Large Round Oak Table with 4 Captain Chairs

Makes into an oval table with the leaf added

Call Charlotte at 816-796-3936

Encyclopedias needed

We are looking for a set of Encyclopedias for home schooling?
It would be a great help to us.
Please call us at 816-650-2059 if you have a set.

Thank you
Dennis and Nancy Moe

Friday, October 28, 2011

CPRS Musical

Get your tickets! Get your tickets! Get your tickets to attend "Meet Me in St. Louis," the 6th Annual CPRS Musical! Join the Smith family as they share in the usual family ups and downs, anticipating the 1903 World's Fair! Tickets for live entertainment, talented singers, fun dances and great acting are only $7.00 per person. Tickets are available in the CPRS office during school hours (7:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m.), at the door, or from any cast member!

Come one, come all Thursday, Friday & Saturday November 3rd, 4th & 5th. Curtain is at 7:00 p.m. Seating begins at 6:30. Come early to enjoy the fair ambiance: including music, food and the penny candy store. I hope you'll ...Meet Us in St. Louis!!!

Questions? Call Joy Cain 868.4931 or 252.1715

Monday, October 24, 2011


Pray for the Kingdom is an opportunity for the Saints to put into practice the instruction of Jesus Christ to pray, "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven."

We in the Restoration are promised that Zion will be, but we are also given responsibility to assist in its establishment. No matter where we are--geographically, spiritually, organizationally, or otherwise--we can all pray. And there is great power in united prayer.

The major feature of the Pray for the Kingdom website is a Daily Prayer Time Chart with 48 time slots of 30 minutes each. When each slot is filled with one or more names, we have the potential of praying around the clock for the Kingdom of God.

The Saints are invited to choose their times, to commit to praying daily expressly for the Kingdom, and to register that commitment to let others know they are willing to work together for a common goal.

Check out for more information and to determine if you would like to join with hundreds and perhaps thousands of Saints in daily prayer for the coming of the Kingdom of God.
This is a NEW site, and you can be among the first to register your commitment to pray daily for the Kingdom.

Please copy and paste this invitation into a message to send to your friends or make an announcement for the bulletin board at your church.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

“A Response to the Heartland Book of Mormon Geography Theory”

A “don’t - miss hot topic” class by Shirley Heater

Thursday, 10/27 at 7 pm

Location: South Chrysler Restoration Branch,
16101 East Salisbury Road, Independence, MO

Shirley will cover such questions as:
What’s it all about?
Where is the Book of Mormon Promised Land?
Is Hill Cumorah in New York or Mesoamerica?
What did Joseph Smith say about “geography”?
Is there DNA evidence for Lehi’s seed?

Last of fall series sponsored by PSI.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Job Openings

Aeroform has three job openings right now.
Shipping and Receiving
Fiberglass Labor
Parts Painter/Trimmer Urethane Dept.

We manfacture several different products; Car parts, athletic sporting equipment and a few custom products for other suppliers.
Job is M-F
usually 7:00 a.m to 3:30 PM
Fridays might still be 6:00 a.m to 2:30 PM

Not a whole lot in the way of benefits. Vacation after 1 year. Dental and Vision Plans sign-up in June.
They hold your check one week and pay is weekly after that.

Shipping and Receiving Position-You need to drive a fork-lift, lift at least 70# at times.
Fiberglass Labor, They may train someone
Urethane Dept. Should have some experience in Manufacturing.

Our Address is 5301 East 9th St/KCMO
Phone# 816-241-9711
Apply in person between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

House For Sale

We have had to put our house up for sale. If you know of anyone that would be interested in a home in east Independence please contact us. We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a finished basement, 2 car garage and an extra large lot. Our agent is Marshall Stapleton with Coldwell Banker. You can reach him at 213-0000 or call us.

Rick & Judy Gard

Bountiful String Quartet

Bountiful String Quartet will be playing with the Jacomo Chorale
THIS Saturday 10/22, 7:30 PM at:
Nativity of Mary Church
10017 E 36th Terrace
Independence, MO

Concert Program:
BSQ playing two of the pieces that will be on our CD (Sneak Preview!)

Schubert Mass in G Major (BSQ accompanying Jacomo Chorale)

Also, the Chorale will sing 6 Original hymns by Dana Mengel (local composer)

$10 - adults
$7 - 60 yrs+
$5 - K-12th students


Elizabeth Pearson, cellist

Bountiful String Quartet

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spanish D&Cs


We are in need of Spanish Doctrine and Covenants
(Doctrina yPactos) if you have any you would like to give
or sell please contact me or LAMB

Michael J. Holmes

Dear Messiah Choir Saints

The last notification of any news that you received was dated April 18, 2011. As we’re drawing closer to our wondrous event, we have some more important information for you. J

As you may be aware, the newest LDS Temple located in Clay County will be having many important events transpiring the months of March and April 2012. Out of consideration for some of our choir members, musicians, congregational participants, and our most accomplished choir director we have needed to move back our date so that all of the Restoration Family may be able to participate in this most exciting event.

The new date for the Messiah on the Square at Stone Church will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7 pm. Unless something unforeseen like a meteorite strike should occur, we will be performing and participating in the entire Messiah Chorus including strings with small orchestra and exceptional soloists. We know that this date sounds so far away from now, but it really isn’t. Why look at how fast this year has flown by!

So here is a quick recap of what is slated for our wondrous event:

Performance Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Stone Church at 7 p.m.

Choir Director & Musician Conductor: Sister Alice Beebe

Soloists: There will be soloists for those magnificent parts that only a lone voice can spiritually invoke. Paulette Votava-Resch has agreed to be the 1st Soprano Soloist. We have some ideas of those who have exceptional solo voices as well as Paulette’s for the Alto, Tenor, and Base selections.

Musicians: John Davies has agreed to play the beautiful pipe organ. And if this is the 2 ½ score then there will need to be others to assist him in playing as well. There will be a small orchestra too. This is in the process of being orchestrated so to speak!

Core Choir: There will be a core choir that will be singing the more difficult selections with the congregation listening. Mrs. Beebe will most likely want to have some type of audition since the choir section can be smaller than the usual size with the congregation being participants. Again, there will be needed rehearsals prior to the performance. These will need to be mandatory practices so that the choir is strong enough to do its part of leading the congregation and holding its own on the more difficult selections.

Please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us anytime at the numbers listed below. Aren’t you excited? I know I am! J

In the bonds of eternal truth,
-always, Robyn Mun aka “gopher” (go for this, go for that J)

816-836-8593 hm w/voice mail (if you do not hear back from me, call me on my cell)

816-838-6575 cell w/voice mail too

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rare Church Books - Online

The below links are rare church books/pamphlets available online.

CPRS Sophomore Class Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class has obtained permission to sell Candy Bars as a fund raiser. Costco has sent out coupons to all of their Customers for $4.50 off on a 30 Count Variety Pack with a limit of 2 boxes. If anyone is a member and does not plan to use their coupon, the class would be most happy to pay you for your purchase of two boxes using this discount. Contact the Sophomore class sponsor, Judi Faunce (816-716-9469) or Class Officer Abby Mercer (816-547-5696) who will be collecting the boxes and seeing that anyone who shares their coupons gets their refund. The dates on the Costco coupons are Oct. 13 - Nov. 6, 2011.

Thank you for any consideration you may give this request on behalf of the CPRS Sophomore Class.

God bless,
Judi Faunce, Class Sponsor/CPRS Teacher

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pro-Life Blog

Brothers and Sisters,

Life is something that is in desperate need of being protected. Our government isn't doing the job and we need to step in, not only to fight them, but also to help those facing that decision in the mean time. For that reason, I have created a blog that does both. Through this blog, I let readers know about things they can be a part of to help with the fight for life. The main reason for the blog though is to share stories of those who have faced that crucial decision and made a choice one way or the other. I have had people share stories where they have had an abortion and deeply regretted it and stories of people who have been pushed to have an abortion and chosen life. Many of the stories people send me leave me in tears. You can read more about my blog here
This outlines what Rachel's Voice is all about.

If you would be willing to share your story, please contact me. I would also love it if you would pass this along to your friends and family. I pray that these stories can be used as a means to save at least one life. If you don't have time to read any other part of the blog, the video found here
is a must see. It's 33 minutes that will change your life. I know it's long, but find the time. Skip dinner, go to bed late, miss your daily shower, do whatever it takes to watch this video. It's one that everyone needs to see.

Your sister in Christ,
Jessica Holmes

Blogging for Life:

Personal Blog:

Pro-Life Blog

Brothers and Sisters,

Life is something that is in desperate need of being protected. Our government isn't doing the job and we need to step in, not only to fight them, but also to help those facing that decision in the mean time. For that reason, I have created a blog that does both. Through this blog, I let readers know about things they can be a part of to help with the fight for life. The main reason for the blog though is to share stories of those who have faced that crucial decision and made a choice one way or the other. I have had people share stories where they have had an abortion and deeply regretted it and stories of people who have been pushed to have an abortion and chosen life. Many of the stories people send me leave me in tears. You can read more about my blog here

This outlines what Rachel's Voice is all about.

If you would be willing to share your story, please contact me. I would also love it if you would pass this along to your friends and family. I pray that these stories can be used as a means to save at least one life. If you don't have time to read any other part of the blog, the video found here

is a must see. It's 33 minutes that will change your life. I know it's long, but find the time. Skip dinner, go to bed late, miss your daily shower, do whatever it takes to watch this video. It's one that everyone needs to see.

Your sister in Christ,
Jessica Holmes

Blogging for Life:

Personal Blog:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Best Fundraiser Ever!!!

How many times have you donated to a fundraiser and felt that you received very little value for your donation? Well I am working on a fundraiser for a kids fitness charity. They are partnered with United Way and it is designed to fight childhood obesity. Here is the best part. Your $20 donation gets $200 back, through the Hotel Savings Cash Card. You get a card that gets you onto the website and you can book hotels for as much as 60% off what you will find on Expedia and other travel sights. In additiion, you can use your savings cash on rental cars, movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, online merchandise and much more. Believe me when I tell you that you are gonna want this card. They will also make great Christmas gifts. Imagine getting your Christmas shopping done in one shot. When have you ever seen a fundraiser that gives you back $200 for a $20 donation and you get to help kids in the process.

Call Stu for details 816-739-6759. You'll be glad that you did.

Also, if you belong to an organization that would like to do a great fundraiser, give me a call.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Prayer Request

I have a friend that is very depressed he told me he thinks God hates him. He lost a loved one Friday. He came home from work to find his dog twisted and choked to death on its leash. He lives by himself and is a diabetic. I am very concerned for his well being. His name is Ron Adams. Could you please add him in your prayers. I also pray that I can get him to go to church with me this coming Sunday.

Thank you.
Darin Bower

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Car for Sale

2007 Cheverolet Impala LT Sedan, 3.5 L Engine, 87,000 Highway miles. Power seats, power windows, power locks, CD player, Radio, Cruise control, and controls on steering column for cruise, radio, and volume. Dual climate control. We have maintenance records. Great condition.

Please call 816-215-0534
Independence MO

Prayer Requests and Updates

Patti Frye will be having surgery on her foot this week. Please pray for a quick return to health.

Holly McLean has been engaged for months and months in a good work, putting our favorite church books on audio so they can be enjoyed by all, and now is having problems with her vocal cords. Pray they will return to normal soon.

Barbara Gates had surgery on Friday to remove a hip implant. She will be bedridden for months until the infection is cured. This situation has been ongoing for many, many months. Please pray for a complete and speedy cure.

Kutty Menon suffered a stroke and is in need of a healing and comfort and peace.

David Mellendorf is undergoing chemo for advanced myeloma. Please pray for a healing.

Clyde Johnson continues to have serious issues related to his lung condition. His ability to breathe comfortably is diminishing each week.

Cathy Akers needs prayers for her continuing health issues.

Benjamin McLane needs to find work.

George and Dorothy Tenos just moved to Florida because of health issues. Please pray for an easy adjustment to their new locale and better health for both.

Tanna and Michael Fritz need prayers.

Jesse VunCannons surgery went well and he is recuperating.

Baby Wyatt's surgery was a success.

Deborah Larson's eye surgery has been postponed until November.

Prayer Requests and Updates

Patti Frye will be having surgery on her foot this week. Please pray for a quick return to health.

Holly McLean has been engaged for months and months in a good work, putting our favorite church books on audio so they can be enjoyed by all, and now is having problems with her vocal cords. Pray they will return to normal soon.

Barbara Gates had surgery on Friday to remove a hip implant. She will be bedridden for months until the infection is cured. This situation has been ongoing for many, many months. Please pray for a complete and speedy cure.

Kutty Menon suffered a stroke and is in need of a healing and comfort and peace.

David Mellendorf is undergoing chemo for advanced myeloma. Please pray for a healing.

Clyde Johnson continues to have serious issues related to his lung condition. His ability to breathe comfortably is diminishing each week.

Cathy Akers needs prayers for her continuing health issues.

Benjamin McLane needs to find work.

George and Dorothy Tenos just moved to Florida because of health issues. Please pray for an easy adjustment to their new locale and better health for both.

Tanna and Michael Fritz need prayers.

Jesse VunCannons surgery went well and he is recuperating.

Baby Wyatt's surgery was a success.

Deborah Larson's eye surgery has been postponed until November.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Senior Caregiver

Do your loved ones need assistance? God has given me a heart for seniors and I love helping them. I have been a home-mom since 1994 but my daughters are now in or graduated from college.

In the interim years I was a caregiver for my former mother-in-law for six years until her passing. I have also assisted my husband's former in-laws, and references are available. Care includes transportation, light house cleaning and fixing meals. I would love to help your loved ones and I am available Tuesdays through Fridays or will assist as needed.

You may contact me through e-mail at or 816-220-0730.

Terri Gard
Blue Springs MO

Christian movies coming soon

Jerusalem the movie

If there’s no chance you’ll ever visit then this is for you.

If you have or have not been there, I think you will enjoy this.
It is beautiful and also historical.

This is Beautiful

Christian movies coming soon

‘Courageous’ -The movie trailer - from the makers of ‘Fireproof’

‘Machine Gun Preacher’- The movie trailer:

I highly recommend 'Fireproof' if you haven't seen it.
Fireproof trailer:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Blue Prints for the Holy Temple in Israel

Read the complete article and view the video at:

The Greatest Progress Toward the Rebuilding of the Holy Temple in Modern History: Blueprints for The Holy Temple

Blueprints and Computer Animation of the Sanhedrin Chamber of Hewn Stone

In his recent USA speaking engagement tour, (January 2011), Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute revealed to the public for the very first time detailed construction plans for the Chamber of Hewn Stone: the seat of the Great Sanhedrin which is a central component of the Holy Temple complex on the Temple Mount. These complete and highly intricate plans constitute the first stage of an historical undertaking of the Temple Institute: the drafting of blueprints for the entire Holy Temple complex. These plans, drawn up by a top Israeli architectural firm hired by the Temple Institute, take into account the specific requirements of the Sanhedrin assembly hall, known historically as the Chamber of Hewn Stone. At the same time these plans incorporate modern technological infrastructure necessary to a twenty-first century facility: this includes internet ports, wireless communications systems, computer data storage, elevators, air conditioning and underground parking. All these modern amenities, and many more, have been integrated into the Sanhedrin structure without compromising the integrity of the great assembly's physical or spiritual character.

Prayer Request

From: Darin Bower

Phyllis Perne, a saint from Grandview, has a heart problem and needs prayers, if she could be added to everyones list that would be great.

Also a friend by the name of Joan Hubbard is on her third week from not smoking and needs prayers.

Thank you

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bobbie Jo Brooker Update

For those of you following Bobbie Jo Brooker after her boating accident.

My daughter went to see Bobbie on Friday. She looks completely normal (and beautiful) except for a bandage on her arm and being more still and quiet than usual. ;-)

She is at home and getting out for therapy and appointments.

She will be returning to school soon for a couple hours a day to start.

Her family is so proud of her, and thankful.

God Bless
Garland Schnack

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Job Opening

Job opening: Director of Resource Development & Special Events

There is a job opening at the Love Fund for Children,

a non-profit organization serving children's needs in our area.

Would you please share this job link?

Friday, September 23, 2011

2X4s Needed

Request for:

2x4’s minimum of 10’ long, are needed to build racks for loading goods at dock B1, Munlake Construction.

And 16 penny, double headed nails.

Muriel Luedeman

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Are Cherokee Indians of Jewish lineage ?

Are Cherokee Indians of Jewish lineage ?

Project Joplin - Wheels Wanted

This Saturday, September 24th

We’re Loading Wheels!
Wheel Barrows
Wheel Chairs
Skate Boards

Check your house and garage.

Any vehicle with wheels that is in good repair.

September 24, 2011
9am – 4pm
Munlake Construction
1551 N Courtney Road
Independence MO

Muriel Luedeman

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

House Wanted

A young couple with a baby are looking for a house to buy
in Independence around the $75,000. range.

Does anyone know of a house that might work?

Thank you,
Julie Caldwell

Prayer Request

Terry Cooper's son, John, has had a heart attack and is being life-flighted to a hospital in Peoria. Urgent prayers are needed.

Please add Tim Carter and his family to your list. He couldn't get work in Michigan after getting his Masters degree, so Samaritan's Purse needed someone in Africa again. Since he has been there we understand that he has been offered an engineering job. As far as I know, he hasn't made a decision as to whether to take it or not. He is in Kenya. Kenya is a big country. but he is only 60 miles from the Somaila border (lots of trouble going on there). A bodyguard has been ordered for him. Please ask people to pray for his correct decision and safety.
This is from teenager Hannah Lowry about her recent life saving procedure
Okay so Dr. Chris Morris showed up and he listened to my heart like the doctor does everyday when they come in here. Then he got up and said that I might be able to be discharged on (T plus 21) and if not then, then on (T plus 25) as long as I drink my liquids and eat my food. They took me off the IV pole and now I’m completely and entirely excited. I love my new Bone Marrow. My nails are still neon colors and I’m still bald. My last dose of MTX (tiny dose of chemotherapy) didn’t really do anything to my counts because my Bone Marrow was like “What’s this.” and sent some fighters off to get rid of it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Project Joplin Meeting


Sunday September 18, 2011
2pm - 4pm

Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler Avenue
Independence, MO

Ben Tarpley, Director of Operations- Joplin

Relief Spark*

Q&A Session

Ben will share his experience in Joplin over the last three months,
the construction projects Relief Spark is working on,
and the current and future need for volunteers, equipment and materials.

We will be accepting money and donations of Home Depot gift cards.

Sign up sheets for volunteering for

September 24, and the week of September 26 – October 1, 2011

I encourage all Restoration believers to come and investigate this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of fellow Missourians and residents in the regions of Zion.

May God have all the glory,


*Relief Spark is a non-denominational, faith-based, all volunteer non-profit group, started in L.A. by Sidney Ray to relieve the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. She was able to collect $3 million and 350 pallets of goods to send to New Orleans in a matter of days.

Her group still has a presence in New Orleans helping the reconstruction effort and now they have a base camp in Joplin. Sidney is originally from Springfield, MO and has had a long association with Joplin through high school athletics. Relief Spark will continue to assist Joplin in their recovery as long as donations and volunteers are there to support the effort.

100% of all donations to Joplin go to the relief work there. All Relief Spark workers are volunteers including Sidney ray, the founder/director.

Muriel Luedeman

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) Visit Independence


The meeting is informational only.

The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) Visit Independence

On Saturday evening September 17th at 6:00 PM the Zarahemla Branch (502 SW 17th Street, Blue Springs, MO) is hosting a presentation by the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) to share with the saints of the Restoration Branches about this portion of the Restoration. They will inform us about their heritage, what they are doing today in the mission field as well as share some of their wonderfully inspired hymns. They are believers in and supporters of the Angel Message and like us they yearn and long for the redemption of Zion and the gathering of the House of Israel.

This is not a proselytizing effort but rather a bridge building activity. All are invited to come and meet these Brethren as they give expression to the Marvelous Work and a Wonder that one day all the Restoration may be healed and we can become one people.

Patrick Mckay

Hope for the Children of Honduras

Dear Friends,

We live in a time when there are many needs in the world. Our eyes and ears are bombarded daily, often hourly, with pleas for help. It has become difficult for families living in one of the most blessed countries, the United States, to keep up with necessities of life. Though difficult it may seem at times for those fortunate to live in the United States, children in Third World countries like Honduras (the second poorest country in Central America) have little hope for the future to change their level of living. More than half of the children in Honduras have little opportunity to attend school - most attain no higher than a 4th grade education. Teachers in Honduras also have little opportunity to advance their education beyond a 7- 8th grade level. Rural communities rarely have teachers available for a school and transportation to neighboring schools is out of the question. Many children do not attend school, but work to obtain an income for their family.

Friends United, an all-volunteer not-for-profit, came into existence 24 years ago as a result of a pen-pal program between a rural school in Honduras and an elementary school in Independence. Over the years, Friends United blossomed into an organization which provides training for teachers in Honduras, teaching aids, school supplies for the children and much more. "Teachers Helping Teachers" became the motto for Friends United who develops and conducts seminars which are held in both the United States and in Honduras.The organization has provided thousands of dollars in donated school supplies yearly for the children of Honduras as well as teacher resource materials. Traveling Classrooms (trunks containing lesson plans, teacher aids and supplies), Libraries and Resource Rooms strategically located throughout Honduras assist teachers who have little to work with in their bare classrooms. Working tours to Honduras coordinated through Friends United provide much needed man-power to assist with maintenance and repairs to existing classrooms to enhance the learning environment. Although Friends United has received a few grants, individual and/or group donations supplemented by their primary fund-raising event - Gala and Silent Auction - are its main sources of funding.

You can explore further the outreach that Friends United is making in the lives of the children of Honduras by visiting their website:

If you would like to help Friends United in its quest to offer hope for the future of the children of Honduras through a better education, you can do so by contacting me via email or phone (816) 796-4094. How can you help?

1) Donation of an item or items to be used in the Silent or Live Auction (request new or nearly new condition)
Items in past auctions included but not limited to: entertainment and travel packages; KC Chiefs/Royals tickets; gift baskets; gift certificates; quilts; small tables and assorted decor items; art/sculpture; home maintenance service; cameras; computers; power tools; Christmas ideas ...the list is endless (Value range $35 - $2,000+)

2) Purchase of ticket(s) to the Gala/Silent Auction, November 12, 2011 ($35/per person)

3) Check made payable to Friends United, PO Box 52, Independence, MO 64051

4) Forwarding this email to friends and family

A tax receipt will be issued for all contributions.

Friends United will host the Gala--a banquet, silent and live auctions in Independence, Missouri, on November 12, 2011, 5:30 pm at
Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055.

In the bonds of friendship,

Pat Beebe
Board Member

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Urgent - Neil has been hacked

Warning - Neil Simmons account has been hacked.

I received this fake e-mail yesterday. Do not respond.


Below is part of the e-mail.

From: Neil Simmons[]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 20117:23 PM
Subject: Urgent

Hope you get this on time, I Just wanted to seek your help on
something very important, you are the only person I could reach at
this point, and I hope you come to my aid.
Because something very terrible is happening to me now,
I need a favor from you now, I had a trip down to Madrid on a program(seminar).

I'm presently in Madrid (Spain).

Books Wanted

Dear Saints,

I am looking for 2-10 copies of "The Church's Story" Vol. 1 by Henry Anderson.
It is in comic book form.

I am trying to find them for a person in Ohio who wants to use them in Church School.

I understand it was printed many years ago by FRAA, but is no longer in print.

I also understand that it IS NOT available at Book of Mormon Foundation, Price Publishing, or Paul Ludy, the "Oldbook Man."

If you can help, please let me know.

In Christ,
Paul Gage

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bobbie Jo Update

Updates on Bobbie Jo Brooker: She is doing sooo well. Walking, talking, laughing, smiling, healing. So great to see her improving everyday. Thanks for all the prayers - they are being answered

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wheelchair needed

We need a lightweight, foldable used wheelchair,
with an 17 to 18” seat.

We're willing to pay $25-35 for it,
and need it by Wednesday, September 17.

Kathy Bailey Oatman 816-331-5951 or 816-806-9420

Update and Announcement

Praise report:
I am steadily getting better. The pain grows less; my chiropractic adjustments have been reduced from 3x to 2x a week; I can sit and stand for longer too. I still have some ways to go, so please keep holding me up in prayer.

My book:
Yes, believe it or not, I've written a non-fiction book title "The Law of the Harvest". The manuscript is with my editor. Stay tuned for publishing updates.

Author website:
I have an author website now:
You will find information about both of my books on this site. All my writing updates are posted on my author Facebook page.

Music website:
My children and I have a music ministry. I write the lyrics, Sarah writes the music, and performs vocals and guitar. Jared does the recording and orchestrating. We have begun recording and hope to have our debut songs up by November.
Here is our music website:
"Like" our music Facebook page.
I'm back! Now that I can sit at a computer and write again I felt led to return to Though I still am not going out to do interviews. I've retired my Kansas City Nondenominational Christian Examiner title, but have taken up two new titles, National Christianity Examiner and Kansas City Christianity Examiner. I've received a lot of positive feedback from my managers, and have already had my articles extensively promoted by - Please sign up for free subscriptions to my pages, and feel free to leave a comment on any article.

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support!

In Peace,
Lynne Erickson Valle
"Love is the Key"
Lynne Erickson Valle's Facebook Author Page
Mavon's Facebook Page

Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 Concert

An Invitation - Spire Chamber Ensemble in honor of 9-11

This will be a wonderful performance with amazing voices.

This is an incredible new group. Please plan to attend in support of these incredible young people.

Greetings Friends and Colleagues:

Please allow me to extend a personal invitation to Spire's Upcoming Performance of the Duruflé Requiem on Sunday, September 11, 3:00 pm at the Community of Christ Peace Temple, 1001 W Walnut St, Independence, MO.

The Spire Chamber Ensemble is Kansas City 's Newest Professional-level chorus which brings some of the best singers from all over the country to Kansas City ! We will honor the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, using Maurice Duruflé's Requiem interwoven with poetry and readings from various faith traditions and cultures throughout the world. This will be the chamber ensemble version for strings, trumpets, harp, timpani, and organ with players from the Kansas City Symphony.

Other works include: Song for Athene by John Tavener, In Pace by René Clausen, and Ubi Caritas by Paul Mealor.

Jan Kraybill, organ
Patricia Thompson, mezzo-soprano
David Farwig, baritone
Ben A. Spalding, founder/conductor

~No admission~

I hope you can attend this event and please forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.

Warmest Regards,

Ben A. Spalding
Spire Chamber Ensemble
Kansas City , MO

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bobbie Jo Brooker Update

Benefit To Be Held For Girl Critically Injured By Boat Propeller

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A 10-year-old Lee’s Summit girlremains in critical condition after she was run over by a boat and caught inits propeller over the weekend.

Read the complete article and see the video here.


300 RLDS Books on Sale!


$2.00 Books, $5.00 Books, $10.00 Books, and $20.00 Books

Sale prices are good until December 21, 2011, or while supplies last.

Go to or to see the lists.

Free Items

The following three items are free to anyone who would like to take them (provided they have a use for them and are not going to scrap them). A photo of each item is attached. To claim these items, you must email me at to arrange pick-up (ideally this would be some time on Friday, 9/9/2011 sometime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., at my home at 316 N. River, Independence, MO 64050).

Item 1:
Singer commercial sewing maching, unknown age (maybe from 1950), with treadle-operated electric motor, table, and some (maybe all) accessories. The motor ran 10 years ago when we bought it. It has been in attic storage ever since. I cannot guarantee it still works. It at least needs a new belt.

Item 2:
Singer home sewing machine, electric, smaller model (maybe a model 99, maybe circa 1930), without its case. Probably was once in a wooden case, because part of the case is still attached to the machine. There is an electric motor controller attached to the machine and a power cord. I don't know if any of it works.

Item 3:
Nikon N75 film SLR camera with 70-300mm Nikkor zoom lens, and all applicable accessories. Electronically controlled, auto-focus camera. This was the last Nikon entry-level film SLR. It is in mint condition and works perfectly. It has shot maybe two dozen rolls of film since I bought it in 2005. It came in a kit which also included a 28-80mm lens which I no longer have, but the kit cost about $550. I have no use for it since I don't want to develop film.

Jeff Cool
316 N. River
Independence, MO 64050

Prayer Request

Please pray for Paul Ludy's son, Eric Ludy, has been diagnosed with Myloid Acute Leukemia.

Thank You

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Psalmist, Micha'el ben David

Here are the two articles I wrote for to promote Micha'el's event at the Mansion House:

Kansas City:
Psalmist, Micha'el ben David, scheduled to perform at the Mansion House

National article:
Psalmist Micha'el ben David shares the message of the Messiah's love

Please help me promote this event by forwarding this email to your network.

In Peace,
Lynne Erickson Valle
"Love is the Key"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Home For Sale in Independence MO

Solid Older House (needs remodeling)
1506 N Main
Independence MO 64050

2 or 3 Bedroom
1 Bath
Large Dinning Room
Large Living Room
Large Kitchen
Sun Porch (rear)
Front Porch (covered across the front)
Large Attic (partially finished)
Attached Single Garage
Chain Link Fence

Lennox Furnace and Central Air (new in 2004)
Hot Water Heater (new in 2009)

$30,000 OBO

Contact: Jan Myers

Book of Mormon Foundation Booth

The Book of Mormon Foundation is sponsoring their annual booth at the Santi-Cali-Gon Days Festival in Independence, from noon Friday 9/2 through Monday 9/5. We learned tonight that Paul Trask (or some organization that he’s associated with) has also gotten a booth almost right next door to the Book of Mormon Foundation’s booth. Paul Trask is ex-RLDS and aggressively anti-RLDS, and spoke to one of our members this evening trying to convince her that she is in a “cult”. He is surely trying to use this location not only to counteract the message of the Book of Mormon, but may also try to proselytize our youth who are manning the booth.

I would urgently solicit your prayers for this situation and for those who will be helping at the booth this year, that the truth will prevail and confound the voice of the accusers. Pray that this attack of the adversary will be turned to a blessing, that more people than ever may be motivated to come to the Book of Mormon booth and ask questions, and that the Spirit will direct their answers with inspiration and kindness.

Those who have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon are invited to come to the Book of Mormon Foundation booth this weekend and support your brothers and sisters. I would especially encourage those who have the ability and knowledge to answer the ex-RLDS accusations -- come and visit the booth when you can, in case the ex-RLDS group tries to come over and make trouble. The BOMF booth is located at the corner of Main and Maple, next to the Independence Courthouse.

Thank you,
Jon Tandy

Project Joplin

“They shall build up the old wastes, they shall raise up former desolations.” Isaiah 61:4

Donations and Volunteers

Loading 48’ container on September 24, 2011

Volunteer Week, September 26 – October 1, 2011

Please pass this along on Face book, Twitter, and to organizations!

Donations welcome, not only from individuals with used goods, but new, large items like refrigerators, washers and dryers. We suggest people ask their home churches for an offering to purchase these items or use their available relief funds to purchase them. Gift cards for Home Depot would be the easiest way to handle large, new items. Make checks payable to Relief Spark. No donation is too small. Every little bit helps to make up a large provision, and God will multiply and magnify it all.

Relief Spark is a non-denominational, faith based, all volunteer, non-profit that has a base camp at Ground Zero in Joplin and plans to stay as long as there is a need. It has a six year track record of relief projects, assisting New Orleans in its recovery from Katrina. Relief Spark depends solely on donations of funds, goods, time and skills of individuals, businesses, and churches and civic organizations across the country. Check out for their history and regular updates on their projects.

PHASE I: STAGING FOR LOAD UP – September 10th, 10:00am – 11:00am

Munlake Construction, Dock B1, 1551 N. Courtney Road, Independence, MO.

Four of five volunteers to clear construction materials from dock area. Wear work gloves and shoes. Lifting required, but not too heavy.

Call Muriel Luedeman to volunteer.

Cell: 816-726-8425,
Home: 816-254-8456


Living Hope Restoration Branch

2pm – 3:30pm.

Organizing and orienting volunteers for the work to be done in Joplin during the following week, to organize volunteer dates and times, answer questions, hand out information on supplies and equipment needed, lodging, meals, and list of suggested donation items for the trailer load up, accept gift cards and donation checks,.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

All labor is welcome. There is always a need for housekeeping, organizing, sorting and transporting skills.

Construction skills are now in great demand along with equipment. Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, brick masons, sheet rock, site managers, cabinet makers.


Munlake Construction, Dock B1, 1551 N. Courtney Road, Independence, MO

Receive, wrap, and load donations of goods in trailer. If you can provide any of the following, call Muriel Luedeman.

Cell: 816-726-8425,
Home: 816-254-8456

People, supplies, and equipment needed for loading day:

Volunteers, ages 16 and up


Cargo plastic wrap

Fork Lift

Fork Lift operator

Some item suggestions needed for Joplin:



Water heaters






New mattress sets

Composition roofing shingles

Ceramic tile

Small kitchen appliances



Crock pots

Food processors

Bath towel sets

Curtain Sheers

These items should be new or gently used. No stains, tears, fading, thread bare or needing repair. Upholstered items and mattresses should be new. Think about what you would want to receive.

I am forming a list of volunteers ASAP. I pray God will touch the hearts of His people to respond generously. I welcome suggestions as I move forward with this project. I know I am not thinking of everything. This is a challenging time with the economy to launch PROJECT JOPLIN. God loves challenges, the more impossible the better.

Above al, I ask for your continuous prayers for the recovery of Joplin and her people, and all other regions experiencing natural calamity.

Muriel Luedeman
Independence, MO, 64050
Home: 816-254-8456
Cell: 816-726-8425