Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Zion's Call - testimony request

It's TIME! We need your testimony for our spring issue of Zion's Call.
Please take a few moments to write it down. Even simple testimonies can bring more encouragement than you can imagine to others, especially Saints in the outlying areas. We receive many notes and letters confirming how much ministry Zion's Call magazine brings, but we cannot publish without TESTIMONIES!

Here are some ideas: Testimonies about eternal life (experiences with loved ones who have passed on); testimonies about how God encouraged you when you were feeling sad; testimonies about lost items found through prayer; testimonies from your childhood; testimonies about how God has protected your children; testimonies about how God gathered you to the Center Place.

Please help your children write down their testimonies, too!

Send your testimonies to Debbie Norman,
Zion's Call editor
denorman@i4f.net

You may also request to be added to our mailing list.

Monday, February 27, 2012

CENTER PLACEPHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

The monthly meeting of the CENTER PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB is this Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 am at Living Hope Restoration Branch, 2425 S Crysler, Independence, MO.

Our guest speaker this month is John Eagan. John was the photographer for the RLDS / COC church from 1959 to 1966. From 1966 to 1997 he was the Senior Staff photographer for Hallmark cards. He has a story to tell! To see some of John’s photography, visit here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Eagan-Photography/117705268265840

Anyone interested in photography is welcome to come!

For more information contact Dayn Cederstrom at daynlarz@yahoo.com

See you this Saturday!

Book of Mormon Internship Program

Anyone interested in applying for the Book of Mormon Internship Program, applications are due by next Saturday, March 3rd. Need to be between the ages of 19-24, at least one year out of high school.

To apply or to look into it go to: www.bmfinternship.org

Thank You!
Sugar Baumgart

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cherokee is Jewish - DNA proves it

Here is Proof That the DNA of the Cherokee's is Jewish. DNA Does Not Lie. Click On This Story and Read The Comments Below. The Story Comment #18 - Cherokee with Jewish Blood!! These People Are Not Book Of Mormon Believers "What This Girl Found Surprised Her" REMEMBER NOT Church Members!!

Did King Solomon’s Navy Discover America? - The Tamar YonahShow - Tamar Yonah...

www.israelnationalnews.com

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/2384#.TzCAGJwBFmA.facebook

DX Jr. Machine - For Sale

A DX Jr. machine purchased last November is for sale.
Barely used.

Includes: 2 filters and a 24 packet cleaning system.
$1500

This package: $2800 value
$2380 Machine
$240 2 filters
$24 Cleaning system
Plus Tax and Shipping

Muriel Luedeman
816-254-8456
816-726-8425

Lucky - An orphan in China who needs a family!!

Our names are Richard and Stacey Sanders. We are adopting two boys from China and will travel this next month to pick them up. Our oldest boy, Dusty, is 13 years old and as soon as he turns 14 in April, China will not allow him to be adopted so we have really cut it close on making him a part of our family. Dusty has two best friends. The three of them have been called "The Three Amigos". If you look at the picture I have attached, Ned is the shortest of the three, on the very far left and is being adopted by another church family in Independence. Lucky is in the middle and has yet to find a family. Dusty is the tallest and on the very far right side. We are trying to find Lucky his family and hoping and praying that there is another church family that would be willing to adopt him. What a testimony to these three boys if they were to be adopted into three different families all in the Independence area who are also of the same faith. If anyone is interested please contact us at staceyjsanders@embarqmail.comor you can call us at 650-5163.

You can also go to this link for more information regarding Luckyhttp://thefourvalentinesandmore.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/the-three-amigos/Please don't let money stand in your way. If you have a desire, there are ways to make this affordable. Lucky's orphanage fee has been waived already which is $5500. There is also an adoption agency, WACAP, http://www.wacap.org/ who isoffering a $4200 grant if you use their agency for the adoption. There are many foundations that you can apply to for adoption grants and there is always fundraising which I know of several families who would be willing to help withbecause we want Lucky to be here with his friends. We don't want him to be the only one of "The Three Amigos" to not get adopted. Lucky only has until August and once he ages out his chance for a family is over. I have attached a few paragraphs from an article about what happens to Chinese orphans if they are not adopted.

"Young teens in China share the same dreams as teens in every country throughout the world. Unlike their contemporaries in families, children raised in orphanages face a very bleak future. In some countries, children as young as 14 are made to leave their "home" and begin life as an adult with no connections to family, and few marketable skills.

In China , young people are allowed to remain in their institution only until the age of 16-18 years. However, their future (or great lack of one) is set years earlier, on their 14th birthday. By law, when orphaned children in China turn 14, they become ineligible for adoption, international adoption as well as domestic.

When these kids age out of institutional care at 18, they typically have little hope for a bright future. A lucky few may be able to transition to staff positions at their orphanage, but such positions are rare. Without the love and support of a family, these children have little hope of finding a job, a spouse, a good living environment or a way to improve their life.

Orphanages usually assist these older teenagers in a job-search, however, due to the fact that there is avery high unemployment rate in most parts of China (where even a college graduate might have difficulties finding a job), orphanages constantly face an uphill battle to convince companies to accept their children

Some will be accepted into the army, while others will become lowly-paid domestic servants or even resort to homelessness. Without the social structure and support of a family, these children's options are severely limited."

We found our adopted daughter from Taiwan because of an email that was sent to our church so I am praying that Lucky will find his family the same way.

StaceySanders

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Off to a GREAT Start!!! Off to a GREAT Start!!!

From: Catherine Thomas
emptytomb@showme4life.com

Off to a GREAT Start!!!

"The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." Job 33:4, KJV

Brothers and Sisters,

The 33:4 Drive is off to a GREAT start. After only one week ShowMe 4 Life has collected over 20,000 diaper/safetypins. We still need 580,000 pins for the memorial and visual representation of Missouri's 600,000 victims of abortion.

Collection points are set up at CPRS, Oak Grove Restoration Branch, Mardel Christian and Education in Independence, and Collegeof the Ozarks. I am working to establish additional collection points through out Missouri. If you live outside the Center Place and are interested in managing a collection point in your congregation or community, call (816) 518-1380 or e-mail me at emptytomb@showme4life.com.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone who might be willing to support the 33:4 Drive. For more information follow this link http://showme4life.com/.

In Christ,
Catherine Thomas

--
"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." Elie Wiesel--Holocaust Survivor

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CPR/First Aid Class

In an emergency, would you rather be one who helps, or one who needs help?
The more helpers there are, the better off everyone is.

For your family, friends, and neighbors, be better prepared for everyday emergencies.

CPR/First Aid Class
Taught by Bruce Luedeman, MA, EMT

Saturday, March 17, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm
at Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S. Crysler Avenue,
Independence, MO

Class Fee: $55
Includes Manual and Certification Card

For registration, prepay, and questions contact:
Muriel Luedeman at 816-254-8456 or 816-726-8425

Registrations must be in by March 9th, 2012

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
www.FirstAidStation.net
Email: Bruce@First Aid Station.net
Ph# 816-353-6826
620 S. Main Street (Office & Mailing)
104 S. Main Street (Class Room)
Independence, MO. 64050

Restored Daughters of Zion

Second Spring Retreat
March 10th, 2012
9:30am – 8:30pm
at Meadowview Gardens
Bates City, MO.

Come! Be fed and prepared for transformation
An intimate, Spirit led and Spirit filled day with the Lord
Praise Worship
Intercessory Prayer
The call to be Daughters of Zion
God’s Gifts to His Daughters
Understanding God’s Daily Forgiveness

(Learning Forgiveness, to be Forgiving)

Potluck Lunch and Dinner
(Only side dishes and deserts needed)

www.meadowviewgardens.net

(An anointed setting provided by the Lord and Nancy Vogel)

2 Miles north of 50 Hwy on Hwy Z
8.5 Miles south on Hwy Z from I-70
Take Drive up to the reception hall on the hill.

Resgistration is free. Love offering will be taken to help cover expenses.
Please register by March 6th to help us meet attendance needs.

For Registration and questions contact:
Muriel Luedeman
816-254-8456
816-726-8425

Kenya Higher Education Fund (KHE) Benefit

Silent Auction Update
and **An Important Note** in regards to attire, ticket price and

Reservation Deadline
Look below for an updated list of silent auction items (including a late model camper trailer) available the night of the event.

KHE / ARM Black Tie Benefit
Saturday, March 31st, 7 p.m. at Oak Grove Restoration Branch.
1203 N. Broadway, Oak Grove, MO 64075

Call or email for tickets: 816.625.3888 or 360.775.5704 / wailanihallier@yahoo.com

***Individuals and business owners in our community have generously donated everything to make this event possible: a well-appointed meal, the best Restoration musicians, vocalists and many silent auction offerings. You will also enjoy the volunteer services of some of our brightest college students and young adults who represent several branches. They are looking forward to serving you to the best of their abilities and wish for you to have a truly memorable evening.***

**Tickets are still available, but reservations are coming in every day so don't delay! If tickets are being distributed in your branch, payment instructions are printed on the back of the ticket. Your payment reserves your seat and validates your ticket. Be sure to indicate your preference for beef brisket or baked chicken at time of payment.**

Regarding attire: If you don't like to dress up, don’tlet the title “black tie” keep you from coming. Formal wear is welcome, but Sunday-best is great too. We just want to see your smiling faces (and your pocketbooks too)!

Regarding ticket price: Twenty dollars is a sacrifice for some of us, but please consider thatit’s equal to 1/100 tuition and board for one student. If one hundred of us make a $20 donation at this event, itwill be enough to send just one student to school for one year. Maybe you would consider sponsoring a youth to come to this event so they can learn about their Christian brothers and sisters in Kenya. Or perhaps you can pool resources with another family to sponsor a couple from your branch who is interested in missions work. The article at the bottom of this email further explains why your financial sacrifice is necessary for our sistersand brothers in Kenya and surrounding regions.

SILENT AUCTION UPDATE FOR ATTENDEES:

**A recent-model 26-foot Aerolite camper trailer has been donated for the fund. If you are in the market for a nice trailer, you may be interested. The owner would like to see it go to a church family at a good price. Pictures and details will be posted soon and the camper will be available to view at an accessible location to be announced.**

Here's a sneak-peek sampling of silent auction items that will be available the night of the event:

Food:
$25 Certificate for Perkins - 39th Street location. Their pies are great!
$40 party tray from Mr. Goodcents in Independence - Noland Rd.

Two large pizzas - Pizza Hut certificate - Oak Grove location.
Six $25 Taco Bell certificates - 39th St. location in Independence
Three Twelve piece meal certificates - KFC in Oak Grove ($30 each).
Whole frozen chickens - ready for pickup the night of the event.
Baked Goods: fresh bread, pies, cookies. What would an auction be without the goodies?

Health:
Three Free One-Month memberships at Blue Springs Fitness ($50 value)

Bradley Childbirth Course by Brianna Walters in Independence ($300 value)

X-Rays and office exam - Highway 7 Chiropractic in Blue Springs ($1000 value)

Personal Care:
Haircut - Studio 7 Design in Blue Springs with Lola $30 value
Haircut and $65 foil treatment with Lisa (owner)at Off the Edge Hair Salon in Oak Grove.
One Massage at Massage Heights in Lee's Summit

Lodging:
One Free night at the Hilton Garden Inn - double room and free breakfast for two - Independence location next to Hereford House/Independence Center area. It's a very nice hotel!

Automotive:
3 Oil changes from NTB in Independence - 39th St. and 291 ($35 value each.)
3 Oil changes from Spillman Automotive in Oak Grove ($35 value each.)
Free diagnostic check - J Howard Automotive in Independence
Free oil change - J Howard Automotive in Independence
Free air conditioning recharge - J Howard Automotive in Independence

Photography:
Inspired Images with Sarah Norman is offering a free sitting and a

20% discount on your album's prints through their site. Smile pretty!

Household items:
Handcrafted textiles, molded pins made by church girls' groups.
Jewelry
Lamps, mugs, collectibles, furnishings.
Appliances
Works of art, crafts, framed prints, decorative items.

Church books old and new.
2 Miniature Leather-bound Books of Mormon by Zion Bound.
2 Miniature paperback Books of Mormon by Zion Bound.

If you would like to help by making a donation, checks can be made out to ARM, memo line KHE

and sent to:
ARM c/o Hallier
2524 S Mecklin School Road
Oak Grove, MO 65075


Dear Saints,

The following article explains why I am trying to raise $2000 by theend of March, which is the minimum tuition for one student to attend publicuniversity in Kenya. I know what it'slike to want this opportunity; I have three kids in college and sometimes it'sa sacrifice. But there is no amount ofsacrifice a family in rural Kenya can make to get a student into college. Tuition and board for the least expensivepublic university is two and a half times more than the average family's annual income.

Will you consider making a one-time donation of ten ortwenty dollars? After all, what's ten dollars? Two meals at Taco Bell, a movie ticket, threegallons of gas or a half-priced tie? Tenor twenty dollars may not seem like a lot, but it can make all the differencein the world to a student in Kenya.

Thanks very much for your consideration,

Vi Hallier

Wife, Homeschool Mom, Sunday School Teacher, Member Oak Grove Restoration Church of Jesus Christ

Make Their Future Bright
by Vi Hallier for the OakGrove Restoration Branch Zion's Path Newsletter

February is a time of waiting and planning. We wait to see if winter will go out fightingor give way gracefully to spring. Thepages in our seed catalogs are getting dog-eared while garden plots take shapein our minds. Students are busy withspring play practice and basketball while parents mark graduations and weddingson May and June calendars. We look forward to camp-outs, family vacations andeasy summer days. Our minds may be preoccupied with the business of spring and summer,but for the moment, winter reigns, and there is still the possibility for snowand ice so we wait and watch. Not manyyears ago February winter storms leftdriveways thick with ice and we can still hear the sound of old trees groaningand cracking under frozen limbs. Frigidnights lit up with eerie, green explosions where power lines sagged andsnapped. Some of us were withoutelectricity for days or weeks. So weplugged our washing machines into borrowed generators and looked for alternatesources of heat and wondered how we ever took such simple luxuries for granted.

Nobody, however, will be taking luxuries for granted this February in ruralKenya, unless you consider walls made of tin or cardboard and thatched roofsluxurious. If rural Kenya is your home,days are spent much as they were by your parents and grandparents, focusing onthe stuff of survival. You rise in the morning, tend to your few animals and goto work in the fields if you own land. Ifyou don’t own land the outlook is bleak at best. “Land is of particular interest to Kenyansfor a number of factors, including the fact that 80% of Kenyans are ruralpeasants who eke their livelihood out of land. For such people land is life.” (NARC Government Election Manifesto, Kenya:"The Land Is Ours" by Timothy Gachanga, June-October 2006)

Your child will go to primary school when the work load can spare him. Of course he will go since it'sgovernment-subsidized. But when it's time for secondary school you look forscholarship opportunities and pray for away to send him on so his life will be better than yours. You wonder, where will the money comefrom? Even if we find a way to send himto high school, then what? College tuition and board is at least two and halftimes more than your annual income and scholarships are few.

The story plays out over and over again for most families. Bright young students grow up and tradeclassrooms for fields, living a life of agricultural subsistence in much thesame way as generations before them, never breaking free of the cycle ofpoverty. But the Restoration Church ofJesus Christ in Kenya has a hope for breaking the cycle. Saints in the U.S.have donated monies for students' secondary academic needs in places where ourmissionaries visit and minister. But thequestion arises, "where will the students go when they finish highschool?"

Five years ago, Missionary to KenyaAaron Smith asked the same question and answered by setting up the Kenya HigherEducation Fund (KHE), a fund who's sustainability relies on individuals who arecommitted to giving. Their help makes it possible for twenty-five students toattend college currently and approximately fifty students have gone on tocollege using the fund. And we arebeginning to see the first graduates. But the rising cost of tuition and somestudent programs is a worry and the fund saw an overall decrease in giving overthe last three years. So we look to eachother to find ways to keep the KHE students in school and perhaps send a fewmore:

"Each year we have the opportunityto not just affect twenty-five students, but in reality, hundreds. Each studentwho obtains work after graduation impacts his entire family and church familyas well. Each graduate is a building block in the foundation for aself-sufficient Kenya church. The ancient proverb that says if you give a man afish, you feed him for a day – but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him forhis life is true. Every man has honor. Sometimes it’s buried deep within due toculture or poverty or abuse, but through education, many men and women can gainthat honor back in their lives. The emotional impact this program has cannot bemeasured." - Aaron Smith

When deciding whether a donation of this sort is well spent, consider this: KHEFunds are administered judiciously. Faithful Kenyan church leaders (a committee of both men and women) usespecific guidelines when determining which students will be recipients. Among those guidelines are certain minimumrequirements, including regular church attendance, exemplary conduct both atschool and home and demonstration of focus and hard work in pursuance of theireducational goals. Students must reapplyeach year to KHE to be reviewed and considered for further funding and are alsoconsidered on the basis of individual financial need.

This February, let us put our cares for the winter weather aside and set downour seed catalogs. Spring and summer plans can wait while we turn our thoughts towards our brothers and sisters in warmer climes. Find out what small things you can do to helpa child have a hope for higher education. Higher education enables a student to give, not just live. Hunt through your personal treasures forsomething to add to the KHE Fund silent auction or plan to attend the KHE FundBlack-Tie Benefit on Saturday, March 31st. Pray for the students and consider what you can set aside for one. There is a way for each of us to put our bestfoot forward and to be found like that good and faithful servant, doing ourbest to make their future bright.

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If you would like to attend the Kenya Higher Education Black Tie Benefit, you may contact me for tickets:

Ask for Vi at 816.625.3888 or 360.775.5704. / email: wailanihallier@yahoo.com

When: Saturday, March 31st, 7 to 9:30 pm

What: Enjoy a hot meal set to the finest Restoration musicians and vocalists: Bountiful String Quartet, Elead (women's vocal group) and Claire Burford duet. Peruse the silent auction and stay afterwards for a showing of "A Small Act." - 2010 Award winning film. **Your donations go 100% to the education fund because of the generous individuals and businesses who are sponsoring this event.**

Where: Oak Grove Restoration Branch - 1203 N. Broadway, Oak Grove, MO 64075 / 816.690.6996

Donations can be made out to ARM withKHE in the check memo line and sent to:

ARM c/o Hallier
2524 S Mecklin Sch Rd
Oak Grove, MO 64075

You can also makedonations online. It's easy as 1-2-3:

Go to www.paypal.com and log in or create an account.

1 - Click on the “Send Money” tab.
2 - Enter wailanihallier@yahoo.com in the “To” window.
3 - Enter the amount you would like to donate in the“Amount” window.
4 - Click on the “Personal” tab and select"Gift".
5 - Click on the yellow “continue button” which takes you tothe “Send Money” page.
6 - Review your payment before sending.
7 - Scroll down and type ARM in the subject window.
8 - Type your name and address in the large message window.
9 - Click on theyellow “send money” button. And that'sit!

Questions? Contact Vi Hallier: wailanihallier@yahoo.com / 816.625.3888 or 360.775.5704

For Sale: 2 lawn crypts in Mound Grove Cemetery

in Independence, MO

This is the cemetery where Joseph Smith III is buried and most people buried there are members of the church.

One lawn crypt is a double crypt and it would cost over $7,000.00 if you purchased it directly from the cemetery office. We are asking only $3,000.00 for it.

The other lawn crypt is a single crypt and it would cost over $5,000.00 if purchased directly from the cemetery office. We are asking only $2,000.00 for it.

Both lawn crypts are in the new section of the cemetery and we have maps and directions available to anyone who is interested.

They are not side by side to each other, but are within 6 graves from each other.

Please contact Nancy Skelton at 816-332-6119 or ns5skelton@yaoo.com for more information.

CPR/First Aid Class

In an emergency, would you rather be one who helps, or one who needs help?
The more helpers there are, the better off everyone is.
For your family, friends, and neighbors, be better prepared for everyday emergencies.

CPR/First Aid Class
Taught by Bruce Luedeman, MA, EMT

Saturday, March 17, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

At
Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler Avenue
Independence MO

Class Fee: $55
Includes Manual and Certification Card

For registration, prepay, and questions contact:
Muriel Luedeman at 816-254-8456 or 816-726-8425

Registrations must be in by March 9th, 2012

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
www.FirstAidStation.net
Email: Bruce@First Aid Station.net
Ph# 816-353-6826
620 S Main Street (Office & Mailing)
104 S Main Street (Class Room)
Independence MO 64050

“Missionary Reunion”

Greetings Brothers and Sisters! May the blessings of the Holy One of Israel be yours as you plan your upcoming year.

We hope your plans for 2012 include a week of worship and fellowship with other “missionary-minded” Restoration Saints at the 12th annual Missionary Family Reunion, sponsored by Restoration Seventy. As announced last July, this years’ reunion will begin on June 24th and continue through the 30th. It will once again be held on the campus of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

This year’s theme is, “Be Ye One.” We hope your family will join us to hear the testimonies of those in the mission field and learn new ways to share His Gospel with those with whom we come in contact so we All may become One.

We would like to thank those who have already volunteered to teach classes this summer. If you too are able to attend and would like to teach or serve in some capacity please contact us as soon as possible at:
gthomasfamily@bellsouth.net.

The Reunion website: http://restorationseventy.org/SeventyReunion has been updated and is open for registration. Please make your reservations as early as possible as it assists greatly in the planning and budgeting process. The registration fee for 2012 has again been set at $50 per family and should be sent to the registrar, Cheryl Phipps. Checks can be made out to “Missionary Reunion” and sent directly to Cheryl at: 15581 270th Street, Lamoni, IA 50140-1641. Your non-refundable registration fee enables us to conduct initial planning and to continue estimating actual reunion expenses. This year’s housing costs are scheduled to remain unchanged. However, fees charged by Sodexo for food service are expected to
rise by about 3½ %. Despite this increase, this year’s expenses are again budgeted at $200.00 per person.

We hope you will plan now and make your reservations early to attend this summer’s Missionary Family Reunion in Lamoni. We also ask that you join us in prayer for this as well as all other Restoration reunions.

If you have any questions please contact us at
(256) 772-1968 (Home),
(256) 457-1293 (Jani’s Cell),
or (256) 698-2599 (Greg’s Cell).

May God’s richest blessings be yours as we seek to become One people.

In the Service of The Master,
Jani and Greg Thomas
Directors,
2012 Missionary Family Reunion
gthomas70family@bellsouth.net

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hebrew Names for Books in the Bible

NAMES OF THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH

OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS:
THE ENGLISH NAME ………………THE HEBREW NAME

Genesis _______________________B’resheet (In the beginning)
Exodus________________________Sh’mot (names)
Leviticus_______________________Vayikra (He called)
Numbers______________________B’midbar (In the desert)
Deuteronomy__________________D’varim (Words)
Joshua________________________Y’hoshua
Judges________________________Shof’tim
I&II Samuel____________________Sh’mu’el Alef
I&II Kings______________________M’lakhim Alef
Isaiah_________________________Yesha `yahu
Jeremiah______________________Yirmeyahu
Ezekiel________________________Yechezk’ el
Hosea_________________________Hoshea
Joel___________________________Yo’el
Amos_________________________’Amos
Obadiah_______________________’Ovadyah
Jonah_________________________Yonah
Micah_________________________Mikhah
Nahum________________________Nachum
Habakkuk______________________Havakuk
Zephaniah_____________________Tz’fanyah
Malachi_______________________Mal’akhi
Psalms________________________Tehillim
Proverbs_______________________Mishlei
Job___________________________Iyov
Song of Solomon________________Shir-HaShirim
Ruth__________________________Rut
Lamentations___________________Eikhah
Ecclesiastes_____________________Kohelet
Esther_________________________Ester
Daniel_________________________Dani’el
Ezra_________________________’Ezra
Nehemiah___________________Nechemyah
I&II Chronicles________________Divrei-HaYamim Alef

NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS:
THE ENGLISH NAME ………………THE HEBREW NAME

Matthew_______________________Mattityahu
John & I, II, &III__________________Yochanan
James__________________________Ya `akov
I&II Peter_______________________I&II Kefa
Jude___________________________Y’hudah

THERE ARE NO CHANGES MADE IN THE NAMES OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS IN THE HEBREW

Mark, Luke, Acts, Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, and Revelation.

Hans H. Hansen
Ministry of Restoration
Hammond, Indiana
February 17, 2012
hh1830@aol.com

Early Sites Research Society

Early Sites Research Society has published a website where they can present information that is near and dear to their purposes as an organization. Neil Steede, Gary Woods, Debbie Woods and I have been working hard the last ten days to write, edit, convert and develop the information and formats for the website. Gary and Debbie worked hard to put it all into a wonderful presentation on the web and I believe that they did an excellent job. Here is the link to the new site.

www.earlysitesresearchsociety.org

I reccommend that you list this with your favorites as it will be the future mechanism for many of the more important announcements of recent findings. Hope you enjoy.

In Christ,
David B. Brown
Secretary
Hill Cumorah Expedition Team, Inc.
www.hceti.org

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Connecting with God's Power for Blessing

This following excerpt is taken from a book which can be read free on line at www.twolisteners.org. At that site is a wonderful daily devotional as well called God Calling. I refer to it every day. I found the following passage very inspiring and wanted to pass it along. I pasted below in case the document will not open.

Muriel Luedeman

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The Miracle and Power of Blessing,
by Maurice Bergquist
From Chapter 2:

One day I worked with Frank Hogan (on a church building project). To earn his living Frank works for the Florida Power and Light Company. He installs electrical lines. He is familiar with working around the thousands of volts that scurry along these copper highways.

As we worked I asked him, "Frank, I heard something the other day that is so amazing I can't forget it. I find it hard to believe. I heard that if you pull a copper wire parallel to the overhead wires that carry electricity, even though the second wire is not connected to anything, power will come to it. It will become charged with electricity. Is that true?"

"Certainly," he replied.

"Well, if it is true," I continued, "I want to be absolutely, I mean absolutely, sure. If it is true it is an illustration of how spiritual power works. It may be revolutionary. Since it is so exciting I am bound to talk about it.

"Now can you imagine me in front of a group of people. I am describing this phenomenon and making the spiritual application. When the lecture is over I discover that the people are electrical engineers. I would hate to be wrong."

Frank understood. So he patiently explained to me what really happens.

"This principle is one of the first things we are taught when we start to work installing power lines," he said. "If there are active power lines above the place where we are working we have to take special care. If we accidentally get a piece of wire in parallel with these lines it can pick up electricity from the overhead lines. Unless we ground that wire, it can develop enough of an electrical charge to kill a person.

What an exciting idea! It's a trifle frightening, but it is exciting, too.

If we assume that there is an infinite power above us, what would keep that power from working inside us? If there is power to heal, why are we ever sick? If there is a power to forgive, why do we feel guilty? If there is a power to renew our youth, why do we get old? The idea of an all-powerful God is certainly not new. But if all that power and willingness are somewhere above us, what keeps it from working in us? Nothing. Nothing can keep it from invading our lives (and revolutionizing them) except ourselves. We are not parallel to the purpose and plan of that infinite power. In other words, we are negative while God is positive.

With the electrical illustration it is that simple. When the two wires are running the same direction, power is transferred. When they are at right angles to each other, nothing happens.

Prayer, then, becomes the process by which we line our minds up with the mind of God. Even though we may not understand what is happening, something happens.

Could that be the reason Sally Erickson in Alabama was instantly healed? She simply repeated those words of blessing. Can words make that much difference?

They can. Later we will explain how words - simple words - become the pilot of your life, the guide of your destiny. If you can control your world, you can control your life.

God bless!

Need Help ?

Are you needing help with your elderly loved one? I took care of my former mother-in-law for six years, my husband's former in-laws for a year and am currently employed with Senior Helpers. However I only work on Friday's for them and am looking for work on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursdays.

I am in my mid 50's and have been a homemom for the last 18 years. My girls are either in college or graduated so I am ready to get out to help you!

I provide transportation to wherever you need to go, light housekeeping, cooking and companionship. I charge $10 an hour, which is much cheaper than going through an agency.

References are available.

Thank you for considering me!

Terri Gard
816-220-0730
terrigard@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Senior Project

"The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." Job 33:4, KJV

My name is Catherine Thomas, and I am a home schooling senior from Oak Grove Restoration Branch. I have recently made a painful and shocking discovery.

Since the passage of Roe v. Wade there have been 600,000 abortions in Missouri alone. This is more than the number of Americans killed in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam COMBINED!

I have determined to collect 600,000 diaper/safety pins and display them as a memorial and visual representation of Missouri's 600,000 victims of abortion. Briefly stated, the purpose of this collection, the 33:4 Drive, is to share Christ, remember abortion victims, defend life, promote charity, and encourage political activism this election year and in the years to follow. For more information, visit my website at http://showme4life.com/.

A speedy completion ofthe collection will allow this portable resource for Missouri Right to Life tobe displayed in numerous communities before our critical elections in November.

Collection points are being set up at Mardel Christian & Education in Independence and also at CPRS. Katelyn Mercer and Brianna Freeze have offered to manage CPRS's collection point. The collections at Mardel and CPRS will be picked upon March 19, 2012. Additional collection points and pick up dates will be listed on my webpage as they become available. Also, pins may be mailed to:

Show Me 4 Life
P.O. Box 881
Oak Grove, MO 64075

If you are interested in managing one of Missouri's regional collection points, please e-mail me at emptytomb@showme4life.com.

It is my prayer thatthe 33:4 Drive will open the eyes of Missourians to the prevalence of abortion in our land and convict us to actively fight for the life of the unborn but do so in such a way that we set ". . .an example of the believers, in word,in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity" (1 Timothy 4:12, KJV).

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kenya Higher Education Black Tie Benefit

Dear friends and family,

This article explains why I am trying to raise $2000 by the end of March, which is the minimum tuition for one student to attend public university in Kenya. I know what it's like to want this opportunity; I have three kids in college and sometimes it's a sacrifice. But there is no amount of sacrifice a family in rural Kenya can make to get a student into college. Tuition and board for the least expensive public university is two and a half times more than the average family's income.
Will you consider making a one-time donation of ten or twenty dollars? When you think about it, what's ten dollars? Two meals at Taco Bell, a movie ticket, three gallons of gas or a half-priced tie? Ten or twenty dollars may not seem like a lot, but it can make all the difference in the world to a student in Kenya.
If you decide to give, please see the information at the end of the article. For information regarding the Kenya Higher Education Black Tie Benefit, you can visit the facebook event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/218800564881109/
Thanks for reading:
Make Their Future Bright
by Vi Hallier for the Oak Grove Restoration Branch Zion's Path Newsletter
February is a time of waiting and planning. We wait to see if winter will go out fighting or give way gracefully to spring. The pages in our seed catalogs are getting dog-eared while garden plots take shape in our minds. Students are busy with spring play practice and basketball while parents mark graduations and weddings on May and June calendars. We look forward to camp-outs, family vacations and easy summer days. Our minds may be preoccupied with the business of spring and summer, but for the moment, winter reigns, and there is still the possibility for snow and ice so we wait and watch. Not many years ago February winter storms left driveways thick with ice and we can still hear the sound of old trees groaning and cracking under frozen limbs. Frigid nights lit up with eerie, green explosions where power lines sagged and snapped. Some of us were without electricity for days or weeks. So we plugged our washing machines into borrowed generators and looked for alternate sources of heat and wondered how we ever took such simple luxuries for granted.
Nobody, however, will be taking luxuries for granted this February in rural Kenya, unless you consider walls made of tin or cardboard and thatched roofs luxurious. If rural Kenya is your home, days are spent much as they were by your parents and grandparents, focusing on the stuff of survival. You rise in the morning, tend to your few animals and go to work in the fields if you own land. If you don’t own land the outlook is bleak at best. “Land is of particular interest to Kenyans for a number of factors, including the fact that 80% of Kenyans are rural peasants who eke their livelihood out of land. For such people land is life.” (NARC Government Election Manifesto, Kenya: "The Land Is Ours" by Timothy Gachanga, June-October 2006)
Your child will go to primary school when the work load can spare him. Of course he will go since it's government-subsidized. But when it's time for secondary school you look for scholarship opportunities and pray for a way to send him on so his life will be better than yours. You wonder, where will the money come from? “Even if we find a way to send him to high school, then what?” College tuition and board is at least two and half times more than your annual income and scholarships are few.
The story plays out over and over again for most families. Bright young students grow up and trade classrooms for fields, living a life of agricultural subsistence in much the same way as generations before them, never breaking free of the cycle of poverty. But the Restoration Church of Jesus Christ in Kenya has a hope for breaking the cycle. Saints in the U.S. have donated monies for students' secondary academic needs in places where our missionaries visit and minister. But the question arose, "where will the students go when they finish high school?"
Five years ago, Missionary to Kenya Aaron Smith asked the same question and answered by setting up the Kenya Higher Education Fund (KHE), a fund who's sustainability relies on individuals who are committed to giving. Their help makes it possible for twenty-five students to attend college currently and approximately fifty students have gone on to college using the fund. And we are beginning to see the first graduates. But the rising cost of tuition and some student programs is a worry and the fund saw an overall decrease in giving over the last three years. So we look to each other to find ways to keep the KHE students in school and perhaps send a few more:
"Each year we have the opportunity to not just affect twenty-five students, but in reality, hundreds. Each student who obtains work after graduation impacts his entire family and church family as well. Each graduate is a building block in the foundation for a self-sufficient Kenya church. The ancient proverb that says if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day – but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for his life is true. Every man has honor. Sometimes it’s buried deep within due to culture or poverty or abuse, but through education, many men and women can gain that honor back in their lives. The emotional impact this program has cannot be measured." - Aaron Smith
When deciding whether a donation of this sort is well spent, consider this: KHE Funds are administered judiciously. Faithful Kenyan church leaders (a committee of both men and women) use specific guidelines when determining which students will be recipients. Among those guidelines are certain minimum requirements, including regular church attendance, exemplary conduct both at school and home and demonstration of focus and hard work in pursuance of their educational goals. Students must reapply each year to KHE to be reviewed and considered for further funding and are also considered on the basis of individual financial need.
This February, let us put our cares for the winter weather aside and set down our seed catalogs. Spring plans can wait as we turn our thoughts towards our brothers and sisters in warmer climes. Find out what small things you can do to help a child have a hope for higher education. Higher education enables a student to give, not just live. Hunt through your personal treasures for something to add to the KHE Fund silent auction or plan to attend the KHE Fund Black-Tie Benefit on Saturday, March 31st. Pray for the students and consider what you can set aside for one. There is a way for each of us to put our best foot forward and to be found like that good and faithful servant, doing our best to make their future bright.
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Donations can be made out to ARM with KHE in the memo line and sent to:
ARM c/o Hallier
2524 S Mecklin School Road
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Online donations can be made through Paypal:
Go to www.paypal.com and log in or create an account:
1 - Click on the “Send Money” tab.
2 - Enter wailanihallier@yahoo.com in the “To” window.
3 - Enter the amount you would like to donate in the “Amount” window.
4 - Click on the “Personal” tab and select "Gift".
5 - Click on the yellow “continue button” which takes you to the “Send Money” page.
6 - Review your payment before sending.
7 - Scroll down and type ARM in the subject window.
8 - Type your name and address in the large message window.
9 - Click on the yellow “send money” button. And that's it!
Any amount you contribute is greatly appreciated. God bless.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Kangen Water Machine and Filters For Sale

Slightly used fully equipped DX Jr. Kangen Water generator available for sale - $2200

Purchased November, 2011 - Purchaser is going into a John Knox nursing unit and cannot to use it.

Also purchased - two replacement filters and a 24 packet cleaning system.

The DX Jr. makes the full range of waters – Three grades of drinking water, 8.5, 9.0, and 9.5, plus the 2.5 bacteria killing disinfectant water and 11.5 high alkaline water that is used for dissolving grease and oil based pesticides.

The total value ordered new with tax and shipping would be nearly $2,865.

$2380.00 DX JR.

180.89 Tax
18.00 Shipping

2578.89

240.00 2 filters

24.00 Cleaning system

10.20 Tax

11.00 Shipping

$2864.09 Total

This is a good buy for someone who is not interested in making a business out of Kangen Water, or who would has a machine already and would like a loaner to use in their business. The distributorship does not come with the machine.

Muriel Luedeman
816-254-8456
816-726-8425

Home For Sale

19204 E Holke Road
Independence MO 64057

This house sits next to the old Blue Valley Stake office and was built in the 1950's. It has two bedrooms and 1 bath. A walk up attic that can also be used for a bedroom. One of the bedrooms has new built in dresser/closet area. It has new plumbing, large country kitchen with brick island. Gas dryer which is still there,

a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove top and built in oven. Wood floors in living room and bedrooms.

3 year old furnace and roof. Full basement with studs already in for walls to divide it up into rooms. This property has about 1.5 acres. The house needs work and is the perfect property for a DIY person. We are selling it for $58,000 which is negotiable. If you are interested please email or call Cathy White at catsue6@yahoo.com or 816-668-0926
to set up an appointment.

Cathy S. White
catsue6@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Messiah rehearsals for Easter

This is an invitation/reminder for all those interested in participating in a worship service featuring selections from Handel's Messiah, celebrating The Ressurection of our Lord. Rehearsals began Sunday, February 5, and we need your voices! The rehearsals are after the evening services at South Crysler Restoration Branch. (no later than 7:30 and ending no later than 9) Rehearsals will continue each Sunday night until we perform. Bring your scores and be ready to sing! I will provide choral practice CDs for those who would like one. Our service will be on Friday, April 6 at 7 pm. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Hope to see you there!
Jim Gamble
816-519-1813
gamblejs@hotmail.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

LIFE'S EBB AND FLOW: A POETIC JOURNEY

A Lifelong Dream Realized!

It is my pleasure to announce the realization of a lifelong dream, the publishing of my poetry dating from the very first one written at age 19 in 1960 to the present. I send this email notice to you, my friends, by way of giving encouragement to you to continue to reach for your dreams. Of course you can!

If you know of others who might know me or that might be interested in my work, I ask you to kindly forward this email along to them, with my gratitude and appreciation.

Web Store - Brother John Poet~Minstrel~Muse
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Life's Ebb and Flow: A Poetic Journey
This volume of 148 original poems is drawn from over 50 years of my life. I have written on my greatest needs and have arranged this work into the 7 areas noted below, each area enhanced by the beautiful artistic creations of my very gifted granddaughter.
• ON FRIENDSHIP
• ON LOVE
• ON FIBONACCI AND HAIKU
• ON MELANCHOLY AND RECOVERY
• ON REFLECTION
• ON SPIRITUALITY
• ON SINGING NEW SONGS*
*On Singing New Songs includes new lyrics for 8 common traditional music tunes.
John Aldon Utz
Julia Danielle Utz
$15.00

The $15.00 retail cost of Life's Ebb and Flow: A Poetic Journey includes any applicable Indiana Sales Tax. $5.00 will added on all mail orders to cover costs of shipping and handling.

May God Bless You Always,
John Aldon Utz
1341 Hillview Drive NW Apt 222
Corydon, IN 47112
812-738-0960
http://brojohnpoetminstrelmuse.webs.com/

Woodworking Help Needed

Calling all woodworking enthusiasts! Our son Jared (age 17) needs help compiling a list of supplies for a bench. This is a project for his woodworking class at school and my husband and I are no help. If you have time to talk with him on the phone please call me at 260-0432 as soon as possible. He needs to have the supplies purchased in the next day or two.

Thanks so much!
Jill Gowan

Refrigerator Wanted

There is an elderly widow in need of a serviceable refrigerator as her's is beyond repair...freezer does not freeze solid anymore. She cannot pay much, but I can pick up and deliver if anyone knows anyone who can help out,
please contact Dan Hood fineline@earthlink.net or 816-833-5978.

Refrigerator Wanted

There is an elderly widow in need of a serviceable refrigerator as her's is beyond repair...freezer does not freeze solid anymore. She cannot pay much, but I can pick up and deliver if anyone knows anyone who can help out,
please contact Dan Hood fineline@earthlink.net or 816-833-5978.

Christian Fiction Blog

I maintain a blog reviewing Christian fiction.
AddLibrarian.wordpress.com

From
Claire Rust
clairence25@yahoo.com

Sunday, February 5, 2012

LOG HOME AND 18 ACRES FOR SALE

THREE BEDROOMS, TWO BATHROOMS, DEN OVERLOOKING LIVING ROOM, TWO CAR GARAGE, NEW ROOF, NEW HEAT PUMP, FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT, ALARM SYSTEM $325,000

CALL 816-217-7562 OR 816 650 3945

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hello Messiah Enthusiasts

Here is our information webpage that will be updated on a regular basis. Please check it often for any type of announcements regarding the Messiah performance this December 2012. We are looking forward to your participation in this most exciting event!

https://sites.google.com/site/messiahinindependence/home

- Robyn Mun
restorationsparkplug@gmail.com

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pontiac Montana 7 passenger van - For Sale

The Book of Mormon Foundation is taking bids on a 1999 Pontiac Montana 7 passenger van.

White with gold trim
106,561 miles
Power sliding door
Rear climate controls
The passenger side rearview mirror is missing.

It is a "salvaged" title

The original owner is deceased and left the van to the foundation. We do not have much more information concerning the history of the vehicle.

Please contact Sue at the foundation at 461-3722 to see the van or place your bid. Bids will close on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

BOOK OF THE MONTH—FEBRUARY

OLDBOOKMAN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH

(Not a Club—Nothing to Join)

JOSEPH SMITH III AND THE RESTORATION

The memoirs of Joseph Smith III were published serially in The Saints’ Herald from 1934 to 1938 and reprinted in book form in 1979. The memoirs were condensed to produce Joseph Smith III and the Restoration. If you have the Memoirs of President Joseph Smith III, you have everything in Joseph Smith III and the Restoration (but it is in very small type).

The February Book of the Month is a used hardcover book of 639 pages, published in 1952. There are 30 copies available in good to very good condition. The best copies will be shipped first.

The regular price is $20.00. The special price this month is $12.00 each with the purchase of any other book or books at regular price. Order by February 29, 2012. Limit of 1 copy per person at the special price.

To order, e-mail to oldbookman@juno.com or phone (816) 210-8450.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

JAPPIE ROBERSON - Funeral

JAPPIE ROBERSON

January 28, 1926 - January 30, 2012

Elder Jappie Roberson of Miami, Oklahoma, passed away Monday evening, January 30, two days after his 86th birthday. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ, Miami Restoration Branch.

Donations in memory of Jappie may be made to the Miami Restoration Branch for the Betty Roberson Youth Fund. Address them to Donna Mercer, 7998 S 600 Road, Miami, OK 74354.

Messiah Rehearsals for Easter

This is an invitation/reminder for all those interested in participating in an Easter worship service featuring selections from Handel's Messiah. We begin rehearsals Sunday, February 5 after the evening service at South Crysler Restoration Branch. (no later than 7:30 pm and ending no later than 9:00 pm) Rehearsals will continue each Sunday night until we perform. Bring your scores and be ready to sing! I will provide choral practice CDs for those who would like one. Our service will be on Friday, April 6 at 7:00 pm. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Hope to see you there!
Jim Gamble
816-519-1813
gamblejs@hotmail.com

Kenya Higher Education Fund

Kenya Higher Education Fund together with Africa Restoration Ministries (ARM) invite you to

"An Exceptional Evening"

Bring your loved ones and experience fine dining while serenaded by our best Restoration vocalists and musicians. Peruse our silent auction and join us in the sanctuary afterwards for the showing of “A Small Act,” an award-winning 2010 film which depicts the inspiring and true story of how a young student in Kenya was sponsored to go to school and how it changed his life.

The evening will be punctuated by testimonies from recent mission trips to Kenya and you will learn why your donations are needed and how you can help. Read on below for more details regarding this event.

In Gospel bonds,
Vi Hallier, Community Outreach/Oak Grove Restoration Church of Jesus Christ
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What: Black-Tie Dinner, Music, Silent Auction and presenting,
"A Small Act". Music includes: Andrew Holmes Stringed Quartet,
Claire Burford Woodwind Quartet and Women's vocal group, Elead.
Doug Smith, Keynote Speaker.

When: Saturday, March 31st, 6 to 9:15 pm. Limited Seating.
Why: To raise funds for students from impoverished villages in Kenya.
Where: Oak Grove Restoration Church of Jesus Christ
1203 N Broadway, Oak Grove, MO 64075

Ticket Price: $20 per person.

Dress: Formal or "Sunday-Best."

For Tickets and to donate items for the silent auction, contact Vi Hallier: wailanihallier@yahoo.com / 816-625-3888 / 360-775-5704.

If you can't attend you can still send donations to Vi Hallier by mail or via paypal and are tax deductible. Can you help with $10 or $20? Any amount is a help and much appreciated. Checks may be sent to :

Kenya Higher Education c/o Hallier
2524 S Mecklin Schol Road
Oak Grove MO 64075

Make checks out to ARM and please designate KHE in the memo line.

You can also make donations online. It's easy as 1-2-3:

Go to www.paypal.com and log in or create an account.

1 - Click on the “Send Money” tab.
2 - Enter wailanihallier@yahoo.com in the “To” window.
3 - Enter the amount you would like to donate in the “Amount” window.
4 - Click on the “Personal” tab and select "Gift".
5 - Click on the yellow “continue button” which takes you to the “Send Money” page.
6 - Review your payment before sending.
7 - Scroll down and type ARM in the subject window.
8 - Type your name and address in the large message window.
9 - Click on the yellow “send money” button. And that's it!

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More about the event....

I am excited to offer you the opportunity to partner with Africa Restoration Ministries (ARM), a local non-profit mission that helps improve the lives of our African brothers and sisters in Kenya.

ARM is actively involved in Kenya, helping families to establish churches where they can provide spiritual and physical support for one another. Five years ago, one of our younger missionaries, Aaron Smith, realized that the families needed something more than help establishing churches. Although the mission already funded students for secondary education, Aaron could see that without a higher education, it would be impossible for them to break free from the cycle of poverty:

"Each year we have the opportunity to not just affect 25 students, but in reality, hundreds. Each student who obtains work after their college graduation impacts their entire family and their church family as well. Each graduate is a building block in the foundation for a self-sufficient Kenya church. The ancient proverb that says if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day – but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for his life is true. Every man has honor. Sometimes it’s buried deep within due to culture or poverty or abuse, but through education, many men and women can gain that honor back in their lives. The emotional impact this program has cannot be measured."

So he established a fund to help high school graduates pay for college and called it the Kenya Higher Education Fund. Students who benefit from the fund today come from villages where the average family’s annual per-capita income is $800. The average price for public college tuition and board in Kenya is equal to six times that much, making it impossible for most students to ever attend.

Although giving was up in 2011, lows in 2009 and 2010 coupled with a rise in cost for some college programs is cause for concern. To raise money and awareness of the students' need, ARM is hosting a black-tie dinner and silent auction on Saturday, March 31st. Will you join us?

Thanks very much for taking time to learn about what you can do to help the kids in Kenya and God bless. Please contact me if you have any questions:

Vi Hallier, Community Outreach/Oak Grove Restoration Church of Jesus Christ
wailanihallier@yahoo.com / 816-228-3888 or 360-775-5704