Thursday, May 31, 2012

Financial assistance for a friend

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Shana Shanteau Lee and I have a friend who is struggling a lot due to a severely abscessed tooth. She has no dental insurance and is unable to get it taken care of because even at the UMKC School of Dentistry, they will charge at least $500 for all the work she needs done. On top of that, she and her husband have been unable to make enough money to pay rent and utilities. I was wondering if anyone would feel led to help them out? She does not know that I'm asking for help for them. I'd like to keep their names anonymous. If you are able to assist them, please contact me: Thank you Shana Shanteau 518 N Pleasant Independence MO 64050 816-254-2474

College daughter looking for apartment in St Joseph

Our daughter is moving off campus for the 2012-13 school year at Missouri Western University in St Joseph, MO. She is looking for an apartment in St Joseph so she can save on her food bill by cooking at home. She will need internet access available due to her responsibilities as Campus Activities President. We appreciate any suggestions about any rental available. You can contact us or our daughter. Thanks! Annette and Wayne Dillon Odessa Restoration Branch Lauren Dillon 816-255-5355

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fort Osage R-1 School District Job Alert

(If no jobs are posted, the jobs list will be blank) Recently Posted Jobs Below you will find a list of the newest jobs posted by Fort Osage R-1 School District. High School English Teacher - Certified High School Science Teacher - Certified Certificated Paraeducator - Special Education - Classified Instructional Facilitator - Certified Jobs Closing Soon Below you will find a list of jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications in the next few days. View all jobs at the Fort Osage R-1 School District Jobs Page

Monday, May 14, 2012

Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Fundraisers

If you own a small business and would like to increase your revenue or if you work for a nonprofit (or do fundraisers) and would like to dramatically increase donations to your group, give me a call @ 816-536-5970. Give me 5 minutes and I will show you how I can help. Looking forward to working with you. Regards Stu Gage

'The Harbinger' by Jonathan Cahn

Very interesting novel that could be real. Watch the video here: Buy the book here:

For Sale - 5th Wheel - 28 foot Camper Trailer

Very Good Condition Awning Spare Tire Stored in barn during winter $2,850.00 5th Wheel hitch also available See picture and more info at: Contact: Ed at 816-289-9520 Independence MO

Independence School Job Fair

The Independence School District is hosting a Job Fair June 5th at the Independence School District Central Office Cafeteria. This job fair is for anyone interested in working as a classified employee for the Independence School District. Participants will get the chance to meet staff from: - Nutrition Services - Transportation - Facilities - Early Education - Kids Safari - Technology - Family Services - Health Services - Special Education Participants will also have access to computers and support staff to complete an on-line application. When: June 5th from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Independence School District Central Office Cafeteria, 201 N Forrest Avenue, Independence MO 64050 For more information or contact ISD Human Resources at (816) 521-5300 Christina Medina Public Relations Specialist for the Independence School District 816-521-5300 Ext. 10014

Friday, May 11, 2012

Family Outreach - Garage Sale

----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Charles Sperry Dear Friends, We want to invite you to our annual Garage Sale/Bake Sale at Living Hope Restoration Branch at 2425 S Crysler. Wednesday-Friday, May 16-18 from 8 am-5 pm and Saturday, May19 from 8 am-12 pm. Baked goods, garage sale items and monetarial donations are welcome any day of the sale. Special drop off days are Saturday May 12, 8 am-2 pm or Monday and Tuesday May 14-15, 9 am-2 pm. Family Outreach has expended their funds. We have hopes that this Garage Sale will help provide those needed funds. En Cristo, Chuck and Regina Sperry la RestauraciĆ³n Honduras, Centroamerica

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Duplex For Rent

(See attached Flyer and Picture) Great Independence Location 2324 C S Grand Ave Independence MO Just off of 23 Street on Grand Ave. All brick ranchstyle duplex includes eat-in kitchen with stove (new) and refrigerator, new wall-to-wall carpet, new paint, 2 bedrooms, large ceramic tile bath, and a garage that includes washer/dryer hook-ups on main floor. Full basement on quiet cul-de-sac street. $590/month which includes lawn care and snow removal. Street level entrance. One step from garage/laundry area to living room. A non-smoking unit. 1 year lease. For more information please call 660-864-4660 cell or 660-747-8712 Available now. Thanks, Lorraine Madden


(Not a Club; Nothing to Join) The Hymnal for Youth was published by Herald Publishing House in 1955. The Children's Hymnal was published by Herald Publishing House in 1957. During the month of May, 2012, both of these books are offered for only $6.00 each. (The regular price is $10.00 each.) 30 copies of each title are available as the Book of the Month. Order by May 31, 2012. Limit: 2 copies total per person with the purchase of another book for each copy ordered at the sale price. Go to to find thousands of RLDS books available. There are lists (alphabetical by author) telling author, title, publishing information, and price. Other lists show books by category: biography, fiction, history, etc. And about 200 popular books are pictured with descriptions. Order by e-mail to or by phone (816) 210-8450.

Online Adoption Fundraiser with lots of prizes!

From: Caroline Allen I wanted to let you know I have an online fundraiser going on at my blog right now. My sister and brother in law (Neil and Jennifer Allen) have been married for three years now, and have been unable to have children. They are in the process of adopting a baby through a pro-life Christian organization. A lot of different companies have come together to offer prizes as thank you gifts for this fundraiser. You can donate online at this link: Thank you! Caroline

AFS Fundraiser for Alan

From: Jennifer Bingham My son Alan has been very involved in the AFS program and is planning on traveling to Germany for his senior year. His grandparents Don and Cheryl Coffman have shared their home with many young students and we have hosted two students ourselves. The travel and experience will cost about $10,000 for the year. Alan is looking for sponsors or donations to help with this wonderful experience. We have placed this in God's hands if it be his will. We would ask if anyone is interested or willing to help, it would be greatly appreciated. Alan is interested in studying History and pre-law and interested in a preceptor or internship on his return if possible. Thank you for your help! Jennifer

Friday, May 4, 2012

Van giveaway for Afton Jacks

----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Lynette Davis Hi Everyone, I am sending this to each of you because I need your help. I have nominated my great nephew, Afton Jacks, to receive a wheelchair accessible van free! In order for him to win, we need everyone we know to vote for him on a daily basis, if possible. If you scroll down, you should see the link. Please go to this site and read his story and vote for him. If you can vote for him once each day, I would really appreciate it. His family really needs this van. If you have any questions, please contact me 816-726-5877. Thank you so much!! Lynette Afton is all set. Please see below for his page so you can vote and start sharing and having people vote for the Jacks.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Die Boek van Mormon

This was sent to me by a friend Die Boek van Mormon By John M. Pontius I was searching through my books in storage a few days ago and came across a first edition of the Book of Mormon in Afrikaans. I served a mission in South Africa from 1971 to 1973. It was an interesting and challenging experience. I attended the Stake Conference in Johannesburg on May 14, 1972 when the new translation of the Book of Mormon into Afrikaans (Die Boek van Mormon) was presented. It was an electric moment. People wept. Some had waited all of their lifetimes to read the Book of Mormon in Afrikaans. Many people had learned English for the sole purpose of reading this scripture. The Spirit was strong among us as we rejoiced. Remembering back more than 50 years, I can still remember Professor Felix Mynhardt [not a member of our church] as he spoke of his experience in translating that sacred book. I will retell it as best I can recall. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Professor Mynhardt was invited to come to the stand and speak about his experience in translating the Book of Mormon. He recounted how he had been given a gift oflanguages from God from his youth. He said that he was fluent in manylanguages, including English, Afrikaans, Hebrew and Egyptian, as well as manyothers. He was presently employed as a language professor. He said he had been praying that the Lord would give him some task, some divinely important task, that would justify his having this gift of language from God. He said in about 1970 that he had visited with a group of Mormon leaders, who sought to commission him to translate the Book of Mormon from English into Afrikaans. He said that he knew of the Book of Mormon from his religions studies, and his initial reaction was that he did not want to be involved in translating it. However,that evening, as he prayed upon his knees, as was his habit, he said the Spirit of the Lord convicted him. The message was something on the order of, "You asked me for a great, divinely inspired task of translation, I sent it to youin the form of translating the Book of Mormon, and you declined."Professor Mynhardt said he could not sleep through the night because he knew that translating the Book of Mormon would get him into trouble with his university, which was owned and operated by the Dutch Reformed Church. When morning came he telephoned Elder Clark to inform him that he would begin the translation immediately. He stood at the pulpit and described the experience. He said, "I never begin translating a book at the beginning. Writing style usually changes through abook, and becomes more consistent toward the middle. Accordingly, I opened to arandom place in the middle of the Book of Mormon, and began translating."He said, "I was startled by the obvious fact that the Book of Mormon wasnot authored in English. He said, "It became immediately apparent that what I was reading was a translation into English from some other language. The sentence structure was wrong for native English. The word choices were wrong, as were many phrases." He said, "How many times has an Englishman said or written,‘And it came to pass?’" We all laughed, and knew he was right, of course. He continued, "When I realized this, I knew that I had to find the original language, and translate it back into the original language, or a similar language to the original, and then proceed to translate it into Afrikaans. He listed a half-dozen languages he tried, all of which did not accommodate thestrange sentence structure found in the Book of Mormon. He said, "I finally tried Egyptian, and to my complete surprise, I found that the Book of Mormon translated flawlessly into Egyptian, not modern, but ancient Egyptian. I found that some nouns were missing from Egyptian, so I added Hebrew nouns where Egyptian did not provide the word or phrase. I chose Hebrew because both languages existed in the same place anciently." "I had no idea at that time why the Book of Mormon was once written in Egyptian, but I can tell you without any doubt, that this book was at one point written entirely in Egyptian." I heard him say this over and over. Then, he said,"Imagine my utter astonishment when I turned to chapter one, verse one and began my actual translation and came to verse two, where Nephi describes that he was writing in the language of the Egyptians, with the learning of the Jews!" He said, "I knew by the second verse, that this was no ordinary book, that it was not the writings of Joseph Smith, but that it was of ancient origin and was in fact scripture. I could have saved myself months of work if I had just begun at the beginning. Nobody but God, working through a prophet of God, in this case Nephi, would have included a statement of the language he was writing in. Consider, how many documents written in English, include the phrase, "weare writing in English!" It is unthinkable and absolute proof of the inspired origins of this book. He paused, then noted, "I am one of the few people in the world that is fluent in ancient Egyptian. I am perhaps the only person fluent in ancient Egyptian who is also fluent in Afrikaans and English. And I know for a fact, that I am the only person alive who could have translated this book first into Egyptian, and then into Afrikaans. If your church ever needs an Egyptian translation of the Book of Mormon, it is sitting in my office as we speak." We all laughed. Professor Mynhardt spoke of many other things regarding the translation of this book, and then said, "I do not know what Joseph Smith was before he translated this book, and I do not know what he was afterward, but while he translated this book, he was a prophet of God! I know he was a prophet! I testify to you that he was a prophet while he brought forth this book! He could have been nothing else! No person in 1827 could have done what he did. The science did not exist. The knowledge of ancient Egyptian did not exist. The knowledge of these ancient times and ancient peoples did not exist. The Book of Mormon is scripture. I hope you realize this. "I will keep promoting this book as scripture for the remainder of my life – simply because it is scripture, and I know it. I haven’t studied your doctrine or your history since Joseph Smith. The only thing I know about the Mormon religion is that you have authentic, ancient scripture in the Book of Mormon, that your church was begun by a living and true prophet of God, and that all of the world should embrace the Book of as scripture. It simply can’t be denied. living and true prophet of God, andthat all of the world should embrace the Book of Mormon as scripture. It simplycan’t be denied."

Verhulst Adoption Fundraiser

There will be a Taco Dinner to raise funds to help the Verhulst family bring their son home from China. Please come and help support them on their journey! All money raised will go directly to the Verhulst adoption fund. Saturday, May 14, 4-7 PM, Independence Branch, 707 Allen Road, Independence, MO 64050. If you are not able to attend but would still like to donate, please email Janeen Sinclair at Sponsored by Devon Park Branch