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!

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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.