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

Restoration Christmas Choir Rehearsals

Dear Singer,

The Restoration Choir will resume rehearsals on Sunday, September 18th. We will be preparing for services celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. These services will be Sunday, December 11th and Sunday, December 18th. If you would like to be a part of this praise and worship ministry, please join us Sunday afternoons at 4:30 in the sanctuary at Atherton Restoration Branch.

We will be singing some familiar songs from our past repertoire as well as some beautiful new anthems.

For more information, contact Larry or Diane Ward at

Please forward this to anyone who would be interested is singing with us this year.

We will again be using the Restoration Choir resources web page to help you learn the music. The address is and will be updated as material becomes available.

I look forward to working with you, lifting up the name of Christ before all people!

In His Name,
Larry Ward