Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder

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From: Melody Nelson
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A Marvelous Work and a Wonder

'A Marvelous Work and a Wonder' is so confirmatory of the Restored Gospel! The attached, the results of study on baptism.

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From the book, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by Daniel Macgregor – First published 1923 by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Part 4 of The Kingdom of God – How to Enter the Kingdom. Excerpts re immersive baptism:
“Of all questions this is the most important. Salvation can only be found within the Kingdom of God.
“There is an answer to this question. It was given by our Lord and was stated in unmistakable terms: ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’
This is the baptism of water and of the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is everywhere taught in the New Testament.” (Footnote: Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19, 20; Mark 1:4, 5; 16:15, 16; Luke 7:29, 30; Acts 2:41; 8:12; 10:47; 16:15, 33; 18:8; 19:1-6; I John 5:7,8; I Peter 3:21).
“The most recent innovation respecting the administration of baptism is that of performing it [by non-Latter Day Saint Churches] in any style the applicant may choose.
“The policy prompting such a sickly compromise is obvious. It would never do to lose a prospective contributor to the ministerial stipend. Such ‘an insignificant thing as baptism’ must not be permitted to stand in the way of swelling congregational membership. And so they take them in through any mode of baptism; yes, with or without baptism.
“What a disrespectful reversal of that unalterable injunction, ‘Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them.’ (Matthew 28:19, 20) Instead of teaching the public how they should be baptized, the modern ministers, prostituting the very elementary principles of a heaven-sent man of God, are calling upon the public to teach them as to what manner they would like to have the ordinance of baptism administered.
“Pulpit puppetry this, that would angleworm itself to any hook so long as it can win your voice and pocketbook. Well do they fulfill the prophetic forecast:
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrines; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. – II Timothy 4:3, 4.
“It will not do to presume upon the unconcernedness of the Almighty in this matter. In ancient days His word forever stood at par and it will not do to discount it now.

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“Once upon a time He gave commandment that the incense used at the altar of service should be made of a certain compound, but Nadab and Abihu thought it didn’t matter. In an hour of urgency they used another prescription, when a bolt of fire streaking forth from an insulted altar struck them both dead. (Leviticus 10:1, 2)
“And God has said that in the latter days when the iniquity of presumption would again spread upon the face of the earth, mankind would ‘change the ordinance’ and so bring upon themselves universal ruin:
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.—Isaiah 24:5, 6.
“It must not be overlooked that immersion was recognized as the scriptural form of baptism by the leading lights of those churches who today have reverted to the sprinkling service.” (Footnote quotes from Calvin, Luther, Mosheim, John Wesley, Bishop Bossauet – Catholic, Archbishop Tillotson – Episcopalian.)
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[Some claim that Joseph’s vision regarding his brother, Alvin, who died without baptism, might soften the “hard sayings” – strict teachings of our Lord – regarding baptism. Not so. In, November, 1823, one of Alvin’s dying beseechments was that Joseph “do everything that lies in your power to obtain the record. Be faithful in receiving instruction, and in keeping every commandment that is given you.” (Joseph Smith and His Progenitors, p. 98). Neither Alvin, Joseph, nor the Restored Church attempted to “change the ordinance.”]
From History of the Church, Volume 2, p. 16:
“On the evening of the 21st of January, 1836, the First Presidency met in the west schoolroom of the Kirtland Temple, at which time they ordained Joseph Smith, Sr., Patriarch of the church, and also received their patriarchal blessings under his hands. Joseph states concerning this meeting and other matters as follows:
The heavens were opened upon us, and I beheld the celestial kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell. I saw the transcendent beauty of the gate through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was



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like unto circling flames of fire; also the blazing throne of God, whereon was seated the Father and the Son. I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold. I saw Fathers Adam and Abraham, and my father and mother, my brother Alvin, that has long since slept [1823], and marveled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time, and had not been baptized for the remission of sins. (emphasis, added)
Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me, saying:
‘All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God; also all that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who would have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom, for I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts.’
And I beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability, are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven…”
Mosiah 8:58-60: And these are those who have part in the first resurrection; and these are they that have died before Christ came, in their ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them.
And thus the Lord bringeth about the restoration of these; and they have a part in the first resurrection, or have eternal life, being redeemed by the Lord.
And little children also have eternal life.



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Radio Message from Evan Fry: http://www.restored.org/
The new Official Policy of the C of C re baptism. effective from September 1, 2011 into the future:
3. Baptized Christians may be confirmed by Community of Christ priesthood.
not to be re-baptized by Community of Christ priesthood before being confirmed.
previous baptisms met certain criteria.
o Baptism must be of water (immersion, sprinkling, pouring).
o Baptism must have represented a personal expression of faith in Jesus Christ.
o Community of Christ tradition teaches that a person must be 8 or older to understand the commitment of discipleship.
o Community of Christ will not accept infant baptism as meeting the church’s criteria for becoming a member through confirmation.
o People must have been baptized by a Christian minister, clergyperson, or pastor.
In every case, new members must:
older.
been baptized by a Christian minister, clergyperson, or pastor.
of Christ as expressed in resources provided by the church.
“Disciples Generous Response.” They must understand the responsibility of all church members to contribute to Local and World Ministries Mission Tithes according to their true capacity.
six months) before being considered for becoming church members through confirmation. (It is understood that in some cases, a person may wish to join the church while living in an area that is isolated from other congregations. In these situations, the criteria of “active” will need to be interpreted by the mission center president, in consultation with the field apostle. The primary point is that people desiring to be confirmed should be as “active” as possible, given their circumstance. In some cases, where a person is isolated from the organized ministries of the church, “activity” in the church may be lived out at the mission center level or through ongoing contact with church officers.
When the baptism and confirmation criteria are met, people become church members and share the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as all other members.

http://www.cofchrist.org/policy/10-01OfficialPolicy.pdf
and
http://www.cofchrist.org/policy/SharedUnderstandingofPreviousBaptism.pdf

Friday, November 29, 2013

December/January Australian Restoration News


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December, 2013./ January, 2014.
Around and About the Centre Place by High Priest Paul Gage Independence, MO
Christmas and New Years Greetings to all our lovely brothers and sisters in Australia. The Conference of Restoration Elders and the SEAAM Board want to express our deepest thanks and appreciation for the love and hospitality you have all shown to Bob and Sheila Schrunk. They have already shared many of their experiences while providing ministry to the Saints. As I read their testimonies, it was as if I was almost with them every step of the way. I will always have lovely memories of the times Sharon and I and Vernon and I were with you.
I trust the good Lord will sustain each of you through the rest of 2013 and nourish you very richly in 2014. As a song says, "Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand, but I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand." Thank God for His faithfulness in doing what He says He will do.
We praise God for His bountiful blessings in watching over Murray and Delma while they were in Luzon and Brothers Richard Neill and Jack Hagensen while they were in Mindanao prior to and during the tragic typhoon that swept through the central islands of the Philippines. There were no Restoration Branches or Saints in the stricken area, but there were family members of some of the Saints that were affected. A lesser typhoon also struck the Mindanao area where SEAAM has a large number of Saints and a goodly number of branches. There has been some damage done to homes etc. and the SEAAM Board has received a report from Brother Marciano Pamongcales Jr. (Brother Jun) in Tagum City and is working to assist the Saints there.
There will be continued missions to Australia and South East Asia as funds and personnel are available and directed by the Lord. We desire input from the Saints as to the type and measure of ministry they would like to receive. We encourage any Saints in Australia to consider coming to Independence this summer and joining us for the Third Annual Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders. That will be June 22-27, 2014. Some funds can be available to assist with travel. Contact the SEAAM Board if you are interested.
The CRE Councils continue to function. The Education Council held a workshop in October to promote their new and existing Church School and Vacation Church School materials. The newest one "Jesus," is very well done and is available. The Women's Council sponsors several gatherings during the year and will start the new year with a brunch on January 18. The CRE leadership will also be sponsoring a priesthood gathering at the Oak Grove RB, also on January 18, 2014.
Center Place Restoration School is about half way through another school year. The musical, "Annie" was recently performed by students at CPRS and was very well done. The loss of life of one of the ninth graders has caused a great deal of sorrow, sadness and loss. The school and Saints in the Center Place continue to give great support to the family and each other during this very trying time.
Much information about activities and events can be obtained by going to the CRE and/or POZ (Pastors of Zion) websites. You can go to eldersconference.org and find a number of links to other restoration groups etc. We hope to have the next Tidings in your homes before Christmas.
God bless you each and every one. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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(The following report from Elder Murray Broughton has been printed in its entirety to help us understand the tireless and devoted ministry our Priesthood give when they undertake missionary service in other countries.( Editor )
Missionary Trip to the Philippines reported by Elder Murray Broughton
We left home at 5:40 a.m. for Melbourne Airport and flew at 11:a.m.,arrived Manila at 4:30,Manila time. From the airport we went direct to Agno, Pangasinan and arrived there at 1:30 a.m.Monday morning. We were surprised the saints were waiting for our arrival, and we were happy to see them at that time in the morning. After lunch, I started visiting and administered to Sr.Puring Naraval and Sister Josephine de Guzman, and Sister Marlyn de Rico. At 7: p.m. we had a preaching on Mosiah & Alma.
October 8 Tuesday---visiting in the morning and at 7 p.m. prayer and testimony service; administration to Sister vangie Nilo.Had singing sacred songs and hymns.Delma did most.I read Ephesians 5 v 19-20.
October 9 Wednsday---Visited Sr.vangie Nilo, Sr.Glen and Sr.Merlina and had prayer with them. We had studied in the afternoon and at 7 p.m. we had youth study.
October 10, Thursday--Family get together lunch for Ernie's 60th birthday. Bro.Ace and I went visiting in the morning, talking with people and 2 wanted to be baptized. We had service at 7p.m.about faith, repentance & baptisms, briefly,mainly on Life After Death, Eternal Judgement. A large crowd of people attended.
October 11,Friday-- Brothers Jun Pamongcales and Bernardo Camana from Tagum City,arrived in the morning. It was lovely to have them with us, and in ordinances & services and also in preaching. Young people learnt hymns: “There is a Green Hill Far Away” and “God Answers Prayers”. We went to Nano's home and 2 wanted their babies blessed. At 7p.m.prayer and testimony, and a reading from Daniel which Bro.Ace read. Again a large number attended.
October 12,Saturday---Free day on which we celebrated Ernie's 60th BIRTHDAY!
October 13,Sunday---Baptisms at 9 a.m.,followed by confirmations and communion. There were 15 baptisms followed by lunch together. At 7p.m. evening sang gospel songs and Sr.Joy had a play about "Peter and John and the lame man at the Temple”. Bro.Ace and Bro.Bernanardo had questions and acting and singing gospel songs.
October 14,Monday---Delma's mother’s 95th Birthday Party Lunch. We had a service at 7 p.m. Elder Bernardo preached on Forgiveness.
October 15. Tuesday---Blessing of 3 children at 9:30 and after lunch we went to visit Sr.Merle Nanasca who is sick and received administration. At 2p.m.there was a youth group. At 7p.m.prayer and testimony. I felt very ill, and Bro.Bernardo carried on the reading from the Book of Mormon.
October 16, Wednesday---Bro.Marciano Pamongcales had preaching service and I was still not well and on the bed, just sleeping all the time. At 4 p.m. I felt better and got up to join them. We enjoyed singing hymns and gospel songs in the evening and had questions and answers about the Old Testament.
October 17, Thursday---Preaching Service. Priest Ace de Vera had service and I had preaching service on Enoch/ Zion.Gen.7.
October 18, Friday. Brothers Jun, Bernardo and Ace went visiting in the morning and at 2:30 pm we had a blessing service of Shin Andrei Caducio,and administration for Ivan Caducio and Rebecca Caducio. At 7pm,singing hymns and gospel songs, asking questions and answers from the bible.
October 19,Saturday--Youth Group.Bro.Ace Bro.Bernardo and Bro.Jun and 16 youth were present. At 7pm we showed a film on the TEN COMMANDMENTS.
October 20,Sunday--Service at 9:30,preacher Bro.Bernardo Camana; Administration of Sr.Vina Coladilla; Blessing of a child, Christian D.Corpuz. After the service, Brother Jun and Bro.Bernard left for Manila. At 7pm we showed part 2 of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
October 21,Monday--Visited Sr.Vangie and her husband Domingo and had administration to them. At 7pm we had a study on Doctrine &Covenant 76.
October 22,Tuesday--3 o'clock service and study on Col.chapter 3. Blessing also of baby Euna Nuevo.
October 23, Wednesday--3 o'clock service. Study on the Book of Mormon, Third Nephi ch 5-8. At 7pm, prayer and testimony service.
October24,Thursday—Learning new hymns for them to be able to sing. Bro.Ace talked about Abraham to the youth.
October 25,Friday--No service today. We put clothes into plastic bags to be distributed. At 7pm, played DVD on Christ‘s Ministry by LDS, very well put together.
October 26,Saturday--We went to the beach with the youth group of 22, from 8am to1:30 pm. At 3pm,the youth group met together again for their afternoon class. Delma had Sunday school for the children. After this, Bro.Ace and I went to Sr. Puring and I administered to her.
October 27,Sunday—Communion Service at 9:30.Elder Murray Broughton assisted by Bro.Priest Ace de Vera; Administration to Edurado Zaragoza. After lunch we went for a drive. At 7pm Priest Ace de vera had a preaching service. The next day was a free day and went for a drive and in the evening we had a talent night.
October29,Tuesday---Youth and children; youth had class and children had drawing and coloring. At 7pm,Priest Julius Candido preached on "Prayer".
October 30,Wednesday--Baptisms of Susan de Guzman and Judy An Zaragoza and we had communion together with all members. At 7pm prayer and testimony.
October 31,Thursday--We visited the sick; Sr. Puring and Sr. Josephine. I felt that this maybe the last time that I would see Sr. Josephine here. I left shedding tears as I walked back home. This is our last day here in Agno, Pangasinan and at 7pm, we met and sang together and had a program before we distributed a bag of clothes and bag of groceries for every family member and non-member. It is so nice to see these people very happy and thankful for what they received and I can feel in my heart their devotion in coming to listen to the word of God, night and day, rain or shine. My heart filled with joy and sadness, because we were leaving the next day to return to the city.
Nov.1,Friday--We left at 7am and travelled back direct to Trece Martires City.We arrived at 3:30 pm, and we had a service at 7pm.on second Nephi ch.5.
Nov.2,Saturday---We left at 7am.Cavite City to Antipolo City. We had preaching and communion service at 10:30 am. At 7pm,we had study on Eph.4;also a blessing of Kris Reno Baugan.
Nov.3,Sunday---Administration of Melanie Gaufo Rosal ,before we left for Cavite City. We called in to Bro.Bernardo Camana's sister in Cavite City, Thanks for her kindness in giving us lunch. Then back home to Trece
Martires and we had a 7pm study on Revelations 17. After the service we had a business meeting to organize a Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch, "TRECE MARTIRES MISSION Priest Julius Candido is living there. I am still their pastor-7 members including the priest. We brought books, Sunday school things and gave money for the mission.
Nov.4,Monday---We visited Sr.Precilla and Sr. Victoria in the morning. and at 7pm,we sang hymns and gospel songs, and we received a phone call from Agno Mission that Sr. Josephine de Guzman passed away. After a long illness the Lord had taken her home.
Nov.5,Tuesday--At Trece Martires Mission we had a prayer together before we left Manila to return to Australia.
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Our Missionary Visit to Australia reported by Elder Bob & Sr.Sheila Schrunk
Dear Saints, We’re bringing greetings from many areas of the beautiful country of Australia. Our visits started in Tamworth with the Archers and Schuberts who have been our dear friends for many years. The Saints have been so wonderful in each area and we have been so blessed by the Lord to find our way across this great expanse of country. We have so appreciated the hospitality of all the Saints and first stayed with Brother Bob and Sr. Bev Wilkinson. Br.Bob taught Bob how to drive on the left side of the road and was a great teacher. Bev taught Sheila the names of her beautiful flowers.
Bob and Bev went with us to Newcastle for ministry there. We so enjoyed visiting and staying with Bro. Kelly and Sr.. Gianna Lloyd and the DiRicos, Gianna’s parents. We had a Communion Service on Sunday there. Gianna’s sister, Donna , was able to worship with us also. They took us to the magnificent beach and port area of Newcastle on the South Pacific Ocean and Lake Macquarie, the largest salt water lake in Australia.
Bro.Peter and Sr. Helen Archer have spent a great deal of time lining up visits for us to the gracious Saints. When we came back to Tamworth we stayed with Roy and Daphne Schubert. It was so good to see them again since it had been many years from the time we met them at Odessa Hills Reunion at Odessa, Missouri. We have so enjoyed getting reacquainted and blessed by their gracious kindness.
After one day back in Tamworth, we left for Brisbane and the Saints in the Brisbane area. When we arrived at the church in Kingston, Bro. Alma and Sr Janice Kerswell greeted us and shared a delicious meal there. We stayed at the church’s apartment four nights. It was a joy to meet Bro. Noel and Sr. Joyce Rowlatt and share testimonies. They took us Thursday to visit Bro. George and Sr. Sue Parker. We had a wonderful visit and saw amazing birds and plants on their property and ate avocados from their trees. We then travelled on to the Gold Coast area for sightseeing. We saw such beautiful water, scenery and beaches. The trip took the entire day.
Friday, our visiting with Saints fell through so we went to Southport beach to celebrate Sheila’s birthday the next day. We really enjoyed the beautiful clean sand and getting in the ocean water even though we didn’t go far out at all. It had been many years since we had tasted the salt water of the ocean. Friday evening, Sr. Linda Kerswell and Bro.Luke Scott took us out for a wonderful supper and walk out on a long pier in the semi- dark of Moreton Bay near Wynnum. Sheila received many lovely gifts and four birthday cakes from the dear Saints in three days.
Saturday we went with Noel and Joyce to the Sunshine Coast area to visit Bro. Robert and Sr. Adrienne Windsor. We had a beautiful Communion Service and then shared prayers and wonderful testimonies. Noel and Joyce took us to the Glass House Mountain area where we had a very scenic trip. Noel said we had to have a meat pie before we left Australia so we had great ones for tea ( Aussie’s supper time)
On Sunday, November 3, we had a Communion Service and Bob taught a class at Kingston. They had a delicious BBQ and potluck after the service and we got to meet the Gary and Rebecca Melling family and Neil and Emma Kerswell there. It was also wonderful to meet Glenn and Leanne Kerswell and Audrey Kerswell. We really enjoyed the fellowship with everyone there.
We left Brisbane on November 4th and travelled up the coast to Bro. Paul Faulker at Gin Gin and Bob shared in a Communion Service with him there. We had fun picking a bunch of bananas from one of his banana trees. He said he would have larger mangoes if it wasn’t so dry. The heat was about 94 degrees Fahrenheit there. We so appreciated getting to know him and his love of the scriptures.
We went several kilometers south to Maryborough where Sr. Alva Robinson lives (yes, same name as Bob’s oldest sister). We saw her very nice day care center and had a wonderful stay and delicious food with her. We had a Communion Service and shared again in prayers and testimonies there.
We travelled about eight hours southwest to Goondiwindi, where Sr. Laurel Thompson lives. We visited and spent Tuesday evening with her. We had Communion with her the next day. We so appreciated her hospitality, testimonies, and great food. She also had lush garden vegetables to show us.
We arrived back in Tamworth on Wednesday and participated in a spirit-filled prayer and testimony service at Roy and Daphne’s home where Bro. Danny Archer was in charge. Roy and Daphne took us to Waterways Wildlife Park where we got to see and pet interesting Koalas, take pictures of kangaroos, wallabies, emus, ostriches, wombats, parakeets, lizards, etc. We have seen kangaroos, wallabies, and parakeets and other beautiful birds like cockatoos in the wild. We so much appreciated them taking us to see these Australian unique creatures.
After two days rest, we traveled to Saints in the Sydney area. We were so blessed to meet and worship with Bro. Ron and Sr. Jan Mitchell and their granddaughter, Sr.Charise. They picked us up at our motel and took us to Sr. Faye Butterworth’s home, where Bro. Ron and Bro. Bob held a Communion Service for us. Sr. Faye shared delicious tea with us and we were able to see photos of her interesting trip to Thailand where she offered education mentoring.
We met Bro. Albert and Sr. Beth Whipp and their daughter Sr.Jemma, for tea at Goulburn and had a very nice visit with them. We learned a lot about raising sheep from their shared testimonies. Beth gave us her beautifully knit stuffed sheep.
We travelled on to Boorowa where Bro. Colin and Sr. Mary Dunn live. We had great fellowship and fun and were blessed to share in the Communion Service and many testimonies and prayers with them. We were able to take them to many different sites that they showed us, plus meeting their grandson, Br. Grant. Colin and Bob had fun racing their motor scooters up the hill. Mary endowed us with her beautiful knitted koalas.
We traveled on to Euroa where we stayed at Bro. Murray and Sis. Delma’s home. We had a wonderful visit as we all shared the many testimonies of how the Lord is amazingly opening doors for His work to go forward in all parts of the world. We had a service at the Kelvin View Congregation and fellowshipping with all the dear Saints there at a luncheon. We had an evening service that Bob preached at the home of Bro. Geoff and Sr. Elma Grayden. We appreciated the beautiful spirit of the Lord we felt all day.
We had one day of rest and then we traveled to Gawler in South Australia with Peter, Helen, and Danny for a visit and ministry with the wonderful Saints there. We stayed with Kerry and Gina Krieg and enjoyed sharing with them, going to a wildlife park, celebrating Ethan’s birthday, and eating BBQ at Travis and Dominique Hummel’s home. It was great to visit with Travis and Monique and their sons, Ethan, Jacob, and Seth. We had a Communion Service on Sunday. We will meet and visit with Merin, her son, Lance, and his wife, Georgia, and their family when we travel to the Port Macquarie area next week. We are excited to meet more Saints in Australia. Our last week in Australia, we will take the train to meet and worship with David and Melissa Game and their family as they have moved to Newcastle. Then, we will visit with Kelly and Gianna Loyd again as we take the train on to Sydney for our flight home. We have stayed many days with Br. Roy and Sr. Daphne Schubert and also Br. Bob and Sr. Bev Wilkinson and have so appreciated their wonderful hospitality and true feeling of family. Br. Peter and Sr. Helen have been an instrument in the Lord’s hands to help us meet and share with so many of the dear Saints for which we are greatly appreciative. It was their prompting many times to visit and share and our prayers to the Lord over many years which brought us here. The Lord has truly blessed us to travel on a different side of the road through deserts, mountains, major cities, and the bush with many testimonies of His watchful care and protection.
We can’t express enough how wonderful and truly blessed by the Lord we have felt to have met so many dedicated, spirit-filled Saints in Australia. We have also been blessed to see some of your beautifully scenic countryside, oceans, and unique wild life, like cuddling koalas and petting kangaroos. May the Lord guide and bless you as we continue our journey toward Zion. Love in Christ, Bob and Sheila Schrunk
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Kelvin View Mission News submitted by Elder G,D. Grayden, Pastor Kelvin View, Victoria.
It has been good to welcome back Br.& Sr.Murray and Delma Broughton who have returned from their work in the Philippines. They had a fruitful time with 17 more baptisms. Also several children were blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are for the poor people of the Philippines following the dreadful typhoon. The people there are in great need of both physical and spiritual help.
Sermons have included two based on the Book of Mormon; one centred on the hymn “Rock of Ages” and one with testimonies by our visiting minister, Elder Bob Schrunk. Also an evening service was held at the Grayden residence with Bro. and Sr. Schrunk present, and he preached on the reference to the prophecy of Enoch in the D & C and as found in the Inspired Version.
A meeting was held to arrange the Christmas tree for the Kelvin View Area.
At the Christmas service to be held on Sunday 22nd of December, we are reminded that a special offering for the Christmas Bowl is to be held for the needy. This originated when a minister who was sharing a bounteous meal on Christmas Day with his family, placed an empty bowl in which money was to be given for those who had no food.
We say “Thanks be to God” for the rich privilege of being able to worship over the past year with other saints and friends.
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Newcastle News submitted by Sr.Gianna Loyd.
We had a very nice visit with Br & Sr Schrunck & Br. & Sr. Wilkinson. After a visit from my relatives, we were able to talk & get to know one another better and then shared a nice meal together. We then organized our Sunday Communion Service and on Sunday, Sr. Donna Arnall joined us for the service. Sr. Nina Di Rico enjoyed the fellowship with the saints & listening to the service and the lovely singing of the hymns. It was a good service by
Br.Bob & Br. Kelly, which we all enjoyed. After church we then had an indoor picnic lunch, due to strong winds & poor air quality from bushfire smoke. After lunch we then headed into downtown Newcastle and showed our guests our lovely ocean & Harbour City. After a couple of hours in the city, we headed to Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, our largest salt water lake to do a little more sightseeing and enjoyed a nice Pomegranate Yolo Yoghurt. When we had finished our treat, we headed back home for some rest. As the evening wore on we had an early dinner & then we watched a movie “Rio”, a very colorful bird movie.
On the Monday morning we all had breakfast together and before Bro Kelly went to work, we had a little prayer time. After that I took Bob & Sheila for a bush walk close to our house. On the trail, we enjoyed that Br. Bob took some more photos of the big gum trees etc . While we waited for Uncle Bob & Aunty Bev to pick them up, my brother Tony & Robert Di Rico & James Mead came to bid them farewell. They all left about mid morning for the second leg of their journey before returning to Tamworth later that evening. Just want to wish our American Brothers & Sisters a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all. God bless and keep you well and safe.
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Tamworth News submitted by Sr.Bev.Wilkinson
Greetings! Elder Bob & Sister Shelia Schrunk accompanied by Br. Bob Wilkinson and myself travelled to Newcastle on Saturday 26th October to meet with the Loyd and Dirico families. Bob and I visited with them briefly and then went to Anna Bay to my sister Jan Bakker's home.
On Sunday 27th a Communion Service was held with Elder Kelly & Sr. Gianna Loyd and Srs.Nina Dirico, Donna Arnall & Sheila Schrunk, with Elder Bob Schrunk officiating. We left for Tamworth on Monday 28th October after visiting with Tony, Mariann, Robert Dirico and James Mead. It was so good to see our family again . Tony and Mariann took us to see their grand new home near Warners Bay. Tony and Don guided us out to Maitland on our way home. We were most grateful, as Newcastle has greatly changed and grown since our last visit.
On Sunday 10th November Br. Peter, Sr. Lee and their children Brooke, Lindsey and Steven Churchill visited with us. They were on holidays for a few days in their caravan. It was good to see them again. Helen taught the children while the adults participated in the class " The Kingdom Way". Elder Peter preached the sermon. After the meeting we went to Anzac Park for a picnic.
On Sunday 17th . Elder Danny gave the sermon on Noah, great grandson of Enoch, grandson of Methuselah and son of Lamech. He built the Ark and preached repentance to the people “and the Lord said unto Noah, come thou and all thy house, into the ark; for thee only have I seen righteous before me, in this generation.”. Only eight souls were saved.
Birthdays for December Laurel Thompson 12th December Paul Gage 27th December
Birthdays for January Helen Archer 17th January Peter Archer 31st January
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Greetings From South Australia - submitted by Sr.Monique Hummel
On the 22nd of November Bob and Sheila Schrunk together with Peter, Danny & Helen Archer arrived in South Australia for a brief but most enjoyable visit. Saturday the 23rd November was Ethan's 15th Birthday, and we celebrated with an outing, together with our visitors, to the Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek, South Australia. Despite the on and off drizzle of rain we had a good time sharing together and hand feeding animals. Later we had a BarBQ for tea and spent the evening talking together. It was a wonderful time for us sharing with everyone.
The following Sunday we had a Communion Service and shared some personal testimonies, followed by lunch and a cake to celebrate Danny's 28th birthday. We were very grateful to have had this time together and welcome any future visits from travelling Saints.
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Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing in health.
Geoff & Elma Grayden , Gwen Whately, Adrienne Windsor, Colin & Mary Dunn , Joe & Audrey Kerswell
Janice Kerswell, & Blake Jones (two and a half year old great grandson of Sr.Gwen Whately in West Australia)
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We have combined December & January editions. We would like to express our thanks to all who have contributed to the Australian Restoration News over the past 12 months with articles, testimonies, reports and news, and we ask for your continued support over the next year.
We wish everyone a joyous Christmas as we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus, and share with family and friends. We pray that God will pour wonderful blessings on each one as we endeavour to serve him in the new year of 2014.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESTORATION BRANCH.
17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151
ACTIVITY SCHEDULE, DECEMBER, 2013.
Sun. 1st. 10.00 a.m COMMUNION SERVICE. Priest L.Scott asstd.by Elder A.Kerswell
Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell
11.00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
followed by a BYO Fellowship Lunch
Sun. 8th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing. Linda Kerswell Flowers: Linda Kerswell
10.00 a.m. CHRISTMAS SERVICE. Elder N.Rowlatt
Musical Item for Service. Linda, Emma, Luke & Glenn
followed by ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH
(While lunch is being prepared there will be a brief Priesthood Meeting)
Sun. 15th. NO SERVICE
Sun. 22nd. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing. Linda Kerswell Flowers: Joyce Rowlatt 10.00 a.m. PRAYER & TESTIMONY SERVICE. Priest Luke Scott
Musical Item for Service. Linda
Sun. 29th.. NO SERVICE
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
2nd Tamara Kerswell 9th Neville Churchill 14th Janice Kerswell 17th Joanne Kerswell 22nd Sue Parker 27th Luke Scott 30th Del Churchill
NOTE. The Pastor Elder A.Kerswell and his wife Janice will be away on holidays from 13th to 21st December.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE, JANUARY, 2013.
Sun. 5th. 10.00 a.m COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder G.Parker asstd.by Priest L.Scott
Musical Item for Service. Glen
11.00 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder N.Rowlatt
followed by a BYO Fellowship Lunch
Sun.12th. 9.50 a.m. Recorded Meditation Music Flowers: Janice Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Priest L.Scott asstd.by Elder A.Kerswell
Class. Elder N.Rowlatt
Sun. 19th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing. Luke Scott Flowers: Linda Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder Neil Kerswell asstd.by Priest L.Scott
Musical Item for Service. Linda & Emma
followed by Morning Tea (Please bring a plate)
Sun. 26th.. 9.50 a.m. Recorded Meditation Music Flowers: Joyce Rowlatt
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder A.Kerswell asstd.by Priest L.Scott
Class. Elder N.Rowlatt
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Branch AGM. A reminder that the Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday 1st December at 11.a.m.
Visit Br.& Sr. Schrunk. We appreciated very much the positive and loving ministry that Elder Bob & Sr.Sheila Schrunk brought to our Branch in their short time here with us. We thank them for this, and also for their devoted efforts in travelling thousands of kilometres to visit and minister to as many of the saints as possible while here in Australia.
Contributions to the Australian Restoration News need to come by the 20th of the month and must be submitted by email if possible. Email details are nandjrow@bigpond.com.au Phone contact: 07 3824 8386
We would love to have contributions from isolated members in Australia; articles or testimonies or just greetings. We would also like to hear from American saints who have ministered in Australia.
If you do not have access to an internet facility and would like to post your article to me, I will try and have it typed and included, but I would need to receive it by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the next issue.
Postal details are as follows: N.Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161 Queensland, Australia.

Needs in the Mission Field

Conference of Restoration Elders

South East Asia and Australian Ministries (SEAAM)

December 2, 2013


Dear Pastors, Saints, and Friends,

SEAAM is a missionary board that was established and continues to function under the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE.) SEAAM was organized in 1996 to provide ministry in Australia and South East Asia and is currently ministering to the needs of Saints and taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have yet to learn of Christ's Church in these parts of the world. In the last two months, SEAAM has had missionaries in Australia, India, Nepal, and the northern and southern islands of the Philippines.

As you might suppose, there are ongoing needs for financial assistance in many areas such as helping meet the daily needs of life for many people (oblation), providing funds to rent facilities where the Saints may worship, offering young people opportunities for furthering their education by assisting with school expenses (tuition assistance), helping provide adequate transportation for those who, in turn, give of their time to transport missionaries around the country. In addition, there are times of immediate need such as when the recent typhoons swept through Palau and the center section of the Philippines. Though we have no branches or Saints in the worst stricken areas, there are family and friends of Saints who are suffering from the storm.

Therefore, the SEAAM Board is presenting to the Saints an opportunity to assist with some of the more pressing needs, particularly, at this time, in Nepal and the Philippines. The SEAAM Board voted to place before the Saints and friends the following request for financial assistance.

$16,000.00 to purchase two vans to be used in transporting missionaries in their ministry.
$ 5,000.00 for tuition assistance in Nepal.
$ 2,500.00 for immediate assistance to Saints in Mindanao due to typhoon damage.
$ 1,000.00 for rent on buildings used for worship
$ 500.00 to replenish the Philippine Oblation Fund
$25, 000.00 Needed to provide for the items listed above.

If you, your family, your branch, would like to assist with these needs, you may send a check made out to the Conference of Restoration Elders and in the memo line, write SEAAM and note which of the above items you want your donation to go to.

The SEAAM Board feels strongly that these are some of the needs of God's people in this area of the world and thus we call upon God's people to assist as led by the Holy Spirit.

God bless and keep you

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

The SEAAM Board

Chair: Richard Neill, Treasurer: Steve Mapes, Secretary: Dayn Cederstrom, Members: Paul Gage, Jack Hagensen, Francis Harper, Mark McCormick, Bob Schrunk

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Funeral Services for Roy Eugene Coffman

Roy Eugene (Gene) Coffman passed away November 22, 2013

Visitation 6-8 p.m., Monday at Speaks Suburban.

Funeral Service 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at Speaks Suburban.


Speaks Suburban Chapel
18020 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64055

(816) 373-3600
Fax: (816) 373-5320
E-mail: info@speakschapel.com
www.speakschapel.com

Corrected Date for Love Offering Concert

Love Offering Concert for Jeff and Dyan

The Story

He was from the United States. She was from the Philippines
They met on a mission trip to her country in the spring of 2012.
They made eyes at each other and were teased by her friends and family.
But the seed was planted.
They corresponded, half a world apart, with each other.
On a following mission trip, it was official: they were boyfriend and girlfriend.
And they made plans for the future.
But then evil reared its ugly head in an attempt to destroy their happiness.
She was raped by a co-worker and became pregnant.
But love prevailed. He loved her and loved her child to be.
In the summer of 2013 they became engaged.
(In September Dyan gave birth to her baby, Zelda)
Let’s help Jeff get them here from the Philippine
Come support his ‘Heartfelt’ Testimony

Saturday December 7, 6:30 pm
@ Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler
Independence, MO

Come enjoy a wonderful evening of
Worship, Music & Testimony
Featuring ‘The Hood’, ‘The Cartwrights’
‘New Under The Son’ (David Carter & Jeff’s Band)
Southern Gospel, Blue Grass & More!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dayn Cederstrom
daynlarz@yahoo.com

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Used Couch wanted


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kathy Beem-Corbett
kat76926@aol.com


Looking for a used medium sized couch for sale?

My son, Jeremy is in need of one.

Since his apartment is on a second story, a massive couch will not work.

Thanking you in advance for any info or leads you might have.

Regards,
Kathy

Holiday Safety Tips

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jill.Etter
Jill.Etter@mcckc.edu

From the Office of the Chief of Police:

Holiday Safety Tips


The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware. Please share this information with family and friends The MCC Police Department wishes you a safe, happy and peaceful holiday season.


Driving

Avoid driving alone or at night.
Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area.
Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.
Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.
Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.
Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.
When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.
Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area.
Ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location.

Shopping

Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
Dress casually and comfortably.
Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
Always carry your License or Identification Card along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use.
Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
Keep cash in your front pocket.
Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas, transportation terminals, bus stops, on buses and other rapid transit.
Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

At Home

Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave the house, even for a few minutes.
When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail.
Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.
Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.
When setting up a Christmas tree or other holiday display, make sure doors and passageways are clear inside your home.
Be sure your Christmas tree is mounted on a sturdy base so children, elderly persons or family pets cannot pull it over on themselves.
If you use lights on your Christmas tree ensure the wiring is not damaged or frayed. Frayed or damaged wiring can cause a fire.
Place your Christmas tree in water or wet sand to keep it green.
Never place wrapping paper in your fireplace.




Jill Farnham Etter
Voice Professor
MCC-Blue River
Music Arts Institute
Etter Voice Studio
816-591-4289
Jetter_voicestudio@sbcglobal.net

Friday, November 22, 2013

Yuletide Christmas Treasures Bazaar

Center Place Restoration School’s
Class of 2014 Presents
Yuletide Christmas Treasures Bazaar
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Center Place Restoration School
819 W Waldo Ave
Independence MO 64050

Booths include crafters and vendors.
Our Tasty Treats Café will be open all day for your dining pleasure.
Children are welcome to come to our Gingerbread House Shopping Mall where all items are $.25 to $5.00. The shopping mall contains all the necessities for gift-giving to parents, siblings and those other special people in their lives. Personal shoppers will be onsite to assist our youngest shoppers.
How do we wrap it up? With our own gift wrap station, of course!

Interested in a booth rental?
Call senior sponsor Shelly Schmidt for information at
816-868-1436 or email cprsschmidt@hotmail.com

Kingdom Builders

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jon Tandy
tandyland@earthlink.net

The next Kingdom Builders service is this Sunday night, November 24, 6:30 PM, at Living Hope Restoration Branch.

All are invited, but especially please pass this message along to youth (Jr. High through Older Youth) and youth leaders in your branches.

See our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/230345990314794/) for updates about future services, and share the page with others!

Updates will also be posted on the new Restoration Branch Calendar at Centerplace.org (https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=restorationbranchcalendar%40gmail.com).

Future services are planned for Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27.

Washer and Dryer - For Sale

Washer and Dryer - For Sale


I have a friend who is moving and wants to sell his Washer and Dryer set. Maytag centennial washer and dryer. $400 for the pair.

Dan Snow
913.200.0013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OVER THE RANGE MICROWAVE HOOD

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: S Rideout
musicalchairs1@att.net


***FOR SALE***
OVER THE RANGE MICROWAVE HOOD - WHITE
$75.OO

KENMORE (MADE BY LG) MODEL 721.8503
ORIGINAL COST $165-APRIL 2011

LIKE NEW. USED OCCASIONALLY FOR WARMING FOOD.


Ann & Steve Rideout
816-229-7677

Giant Pyramids and Sphinxes Found in The Bermuda Triangle

Giant Pyramids and Sphinxes Found in The Bermuda Triangle

Evidence that the island of Cuba is the vestige of a once mighty culture is supported by Zalitzki’s discovery on the island of extremely ancient symbols and pictograms identical to those seen on the underwater structures.

Read the article at: http://altering-perspectives.com/2013/06/giant-pyramids-and-sphinxes-found-in.html#

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spade up my garden

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: RALPH BOBBITT
ralph.bkm@comcast.net


Spade up my garden

Ralph Bobbitt needs his garden deep spaded for spring.
Pull up old plants and scatter fertilizer.
It is over 100 square feet.

Call 816-838-9010 with reference(s).

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Adopt this Family

Adopted Family Waldo Ave. Restoration Branch

We wish to share some more information about the family.

They were living in a home that was flooded and they lost just about all their possessions.

The mother is totally blind and is on dialysis three times per week.
The three children have been sleeping on the floor but that is about to change.
Bunk beds has been donated and will be installed tomorrow. A big Thank You to those who helped.

They are now living in a home that is OK. They have their clothing on the floor because they do not have dressers. We are looking for 2 dressers. They do not need to be fancy, just so they provide a place to put clothing. The mother pays a service for transportation to and from dialysis three time per week.
They are on very limited income.

One of the classes at CPRS prayed for this family today. We know what happens when children pray.
Their faith is amazing and God hears their prayers.

If you have dressers that you would donate please contact Pat Golden at 833-3716

Contributions can be made as follows: Make checks payable to: Waldo Ave. Restoration Branch
819 W. Waldo Ave. Independence, Mo. 64050 Please write in the memo section of the check—
Adopted Family.

May God pour out his blessings on this family in need.


You may also email me at:cpgolden56@comcast.net

Pat Golden

Monday, November 18, 2013

G'Day! SEAAM News from Australia

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: paul gage


G'Day! SEAAM News from Australia

SEAAM News from Australia..................November 18, 2013

Dear Saints,

We’re bringing greetings from many areas of the beautiful country of Australia. Our visits

started in Tamworth with the Archers and Schuberts who have been our dear friends for many

years. The Saints have been so wonderful in each area and we have been so blessed by the Lord

to find our way across this great expanse of country. We have so appreciated the hospitality of all

the Saints and first stayed with Brother Bob and Sister Bev Wilkinson. Brother Bob taught Bob

how to drive on the left side of the road and was a great teacher. Bev taught Sheila the names of

her beautiful flowers.

Bob and Bev went with us to Newcastle for ministry there. We so enjoyed visiting and staying

with Bro. Kelly and Sis. Gianna Lloyd and the DiRicos, Gianna’s parents. We had a blessed

Communion Service on Sunday there. Gianna’s sister, Donna , was able to worship with us also.

They took us to the magnificent beach and port area of Newcastle on the South Pacific Ocean

and Lake Macquarie, the largest salt water lake in Australia.

Bro. Peter and Sis. Helen Archer has spent a great deal of time lining up visits for us to the

gracious Saints. When we came back to Tamworth we stayed with Bro. Roy and Daphne

Schubert. It was so good to see them again since it had been many years from the time we met

them at Odessa Hills Reunion at Odessa, Missouri. We have so enjoyed getting reacquainted

and blessed by their gracious kindness.

After one day back in Tamworth, we left for Brisbane and the Saints in the Brisbane area.

When we arrived at the church in Kingston, Bro. Alma and Sister Janice Kerswell greeted us

and shared a delicious meal there. We stayed at the church’s apartment four nights. It was a joy

to meet Bro. Noel and Sis. Joyce Rowlatt and share testimonies. They took us Thursday to visit

Bro. George and Sis. Sue Parker. We had a wonderful visit and saw amazing birds and plants on

their property and ate avocados from their trees. We then travelled on to the Gold Coast area for

sightseeing. We saw such beautiful water, scenery and beaches. The trip took the entire day.

Friday, our visiting with Saints fell through so we went to Southport Beach to celebrate Sheila’s

birthday the next day. We really enjoyed the beautiful clean sand and getting in the ocean water

even though we didn’t go far out at all. It had been many years since we had tasted the salt water

of the ocean. Friday evening, Sis. Linda Kerswell and Bro. Luke Kerswell took us out for a

wonderful supper and walk out on a long pier in the semi- dark of Moreton Bay near Wynam.

Sheila received many lovely gifts and four birthday cakes from the dear Saints in three days.

Saturday we went with Noel and Joyce to the Sunshine Beach area to visit Bro. Robert and

Sis. Adrienne Windsor. We had a beautiful Communion Service and then shared prayers and

wonderful testimonies. Noel and Joyce took us the Glass House Mountain area where we had a

very scenic trip. Noel said we had to have a meat pie before we left Australia so we had great

ones for tea ( Aussie’s supper time)

On Sunday, November 3, we had a blessed Communion Service and Bob taught a class at

Kingston. They had a delicious BBQ and potluck after the service and we got to meet the Glen

and Rebecca Melling family and Neil and Emma Kerswell there. It was also wonderful to

meet Glenn and Leann Kerswell and Audrey Kerswell. We really enjoyed the fellowship with

everyone there.

We left Brisbane on November 4th

Bob shared in a Communion Service with him there. We had fun picking a bunch of bananas

from one of his banana trees. He said he would have larger mangoes if it wasn’t so dry. The

heat was about 94 degrees Fahrenheit there. We so appreciated getting to know him and his love

of the scriptures.

We went several kilometers south to Maryborough where Sis. Alva Robinson lives (yes, same

name as Bob’s oldest sister). We saw her very nice day care center and had a wonderful stay and

delicious food with her. We had a Communion Service and shared again in prayers and blessed

testimonies there.

We travelled about eight hours southwest to Goondiwindi, where Sis. Laurel Thompson

lives. We visited and spent Tuesday evening with her. We had Communion with her the next

day. We so appreciated her hospitality, testimonies, and great food. She also had lush garden

vegetables to show us.

We arrived back in Tamworth on Wednesday and participated in a spirit-filled prayer and

testimony service at Roy and Daphne’s home where Bro. Danny Archer was in charge. Roy and

Daphne took us to Waterways Wildlife Park where we got to see and pet interesting Koalas, take

pictures of kangaroo, wallabies, emus, ostriches, wombats, parakeets, lizards, etc. We have seen

kangaroo, wallabies, and parakeets and other beautiful birds like cockatoos in the wild. We so

much appreciated them taking us to see these Australian unique creatures.

After two days rest, we traveled to Saints in the Sydney area. We were so blessed to meet and

worship with Bro. Ron and Sis. Jan Mitchell and their granddaughter , Sis. Charise. They picked

us up at our motel and took us to Sis. Faye Butterworth’s home, where Bro. Ron and Bro. Bob

held a Communion Service for us. Sis. Faye shared delicious tea with us and we were able to see

photos of her interesting trip to Thailand where she offered education mentoring.

We met Bro. Albert and Sis. Beth Whipp and their daughter, Sis. Jemma for tea at Goulburn

and had a very nice visit with them. We learned a lot about raising sheep from them shared

testimonies. Beth gave us her beautifully knit stuffed sheep.

We traveled on to Boorowa where Bro. Colin and Sis. Mary Dunn live. We had great fellowship

and fun and were blessed to share in Communion Service and many testimonies and prayers

and travelled up the coast to Bro. Paul Faulker at Gin Gin and

with them. We were able to take them to many different sites that they showed us plus meeting

their grandson, Bro. Grant. Colin and Bob had fun racing their motor scooters up the hill. Mary

endowed us with her beautiful knitted koalas.

We will share more of our visits in the next newsletter.

Love in Christ,

Bob and Sheila Schrunk

ps: Anyone interested in a tour of ministry in Australia in 2014 please contact the SEAAM Board

by way of the CRE Office at PO Box 4085 Independence, MO 64051.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Winter - Tidings of Zion

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: paul gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com



To All: Pastors,
Missionary Board Chairs or officers,
Reunion, Camp, Retreat, Regional area activities directors,
CRE officers,
CRE Council Chairs,
or anyone with a testimony:

We are now seeking input for the Winter 2014 issue of Tidings of Zion.

This Tidings will probably come out abut the middle of February or earlier.

This is the issue in which we usually list all the reunions, camps, retreats, regional gatherings, etc so it will be nice to have all that info available. Feel free to send in any items about branch activities, projects, etc.

THE DEADLINE for this issue is JANUARY 2, 2014, but it would be nice to have your input as soon as possible. Please put this date on your calendar, as there may not be any further reminders.

Also, three dates you might put on your calendar for 2014:

Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 CRE Priesthood Gathering at Oak Grove RB

Sat. April 5, 2014 CRE Gathering for All the Saints at Waldo Ave. RB

Sun. April 6, 2014 Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at Waldo Ave. RB for all who desire to attend.

June 22-27, 2014 Third Annual Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders at Waldo Ave. RB

More info and details can be found on the CRE website and/or the Pastors of Zion (POZ) website as well as the next Tidings of Zion which will be out in late November.

Feel free to pass this info on to anyone on your contact list.

Thanks

In Christ,

Paul Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com
Member Coordinating Councl of Elders
Liason to the Publication Council

Friday, November 15, 2013

Beds needed

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch

We need a twin size bed for a 15 year old girl and a stackable bunk bed for a 11 year old boy and a 5 year old boy. The mother is on dialysis and is blind. The three children are presently sleeping on the floor.
The family is being adopted for Christmas, so we need these items at very low costs or free.
Bedding and mattresses are also needed.

Please contact Pat Golden at 816-833-3716

If you can help with any of these items please let me know.

Thank You and may God’s blessings be with us for this endeavor.

Pat Golden

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Household Items Needed

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rhonda Huntsucker
aaaszo@netscape.net


Household Items Needed

My daughter is moving in to a place on her own
. This is her first place. If anyone has any household items they are getting rid of please let me know. (lamps, dishes ect.)

Thank you
Rhonda Huntsucker
816-510-8397

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waldo Ave Warm Winter Clothing Give Away 11-16-13

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sharon Toms

Waldo Ave Warm Winter Clothing Give Away 11-16-13

It is that time of year again. Winter is fast approaching. Waldo Avenue is hosting its annual Warm Winter Clothing Give Away this weekend. If you have any coats, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets or heavy warm clothing that you wish to donate please contact myself (252-7656 / 456-3245) or Margaret Hobbs (478-8715) to make arrangements or donations can be dropped off at the front doors of Waldo Branch this Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm. We can use all sizes from Infants to Large Adults. We will sort and hang items on Friday evening. The give away will be in the front hallways as there is a tournament in the gym this weekend. Hours for the give away are Saturday Nov. 16th from 9 am - 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and pick out a "new" outfit. Items left over will be donated to the KC Rescue Mission. If you have outgrown last year's, bring it and trade. Please help spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors.

Thanks and God Bless,
Sharon Toms

Book Of Mormon Round Table

From: robyn mun
restorationsparkplug@gmail.com

Book Of Mormon Round Table

3rd Sunday of each month

Ancient Pilgrims of the Middle East

Sunday, November 17th from 6:00-7:00 pm

Presenter: Neil Steede

See you at Stone Church floor “A”
1012 West Lexington Ave., Independence, MO. 64050

Let Us Endure To The End….

(2 Nephi 13:30-32 & 3 Nephi 7:10 RCE / RLDS / CofC ; 2 Nephi 13:30-32 & 3 Nephi 7:10 Church of Christ Temple Lot ; 2 Nephi 31:20-21 & 3 Nephi 15:9 LDS )

Love, Robyn Mun
restorationsparkplug@gmail.com
816-838-6575 cell & text

GRIDEX Information

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jay Huffman


More GRIDEX Information


Again, this is for your information and the request that you are prepared in ways
to sustain you and your family - the Lord has directed and commanded us to be
prepared in ALL things.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/01/AR2010100104245.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/as-worries-over-the-power-grid-rise-a-drill-will-simulate-a-knockout-blow.html?_r=0

http://intellihub.com/2013/11/11/gridex-ii-2013-simulations-for-power-and-control/

https://www.signup4.net/Upload/BOOZ21A/GRID13E/GridEx%20II%20Recruitment%20Deck.pdf

Praise In Motion

From: Pure Dance Studio
puredancestudio@yahoo.com

Pure Dance Studio invites you to attend. . .

Praise In Motion

Get your praise on!— Learn how praise is a verb…

Dance and learn upbeat line dances to contemporary Christian songs.

Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
November 19
January 21
February 18

For ANYONE ages 8 and up—no dance experience required!
(All dancers ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)
Pure Dance Studio is pleased to offer Praise In Motion as a
free program open to the community.

For more information: 816-739-2940 or puredancestudio@yahoo.com

Spread the word and invite your friends!

Three Piece Victorian Set

Three Piece Victorian Set

I have a three piece Victorian reproduction set including Lady chair, gentleman chair and matching settee. Photos are attached. They have a tag on the bottom showing Pelham, Shell & Leckie.

I am asking $2500 for all three pieces and the price is negotiable.

Contact Ann Culver at 816/373-3681 .

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"i am loved - THE CONCERT"

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: contact@lynneericksonvalle.com

"i am loved - THE CONCERT"


**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

Lynne Erickson Valle announces,
The fourth “i am loved – THE CONCERT”.
To benefit 5-year old Leukemia victim,
Aryana Taylor

“i am loved – THE CONCERT” Is A Ministry Of Author Lynne Erickson Valle.
The Ministry's Mission Is To Fulfill The Mandate Of Christ,
“To Comfort Those In Need” (2 Corinthians 1:4).

KANSAS CITY, MO...11/1/13 - Award winning bands partner in the 2013 “i am loved – THE CONCERT” to benefit 5-year old Leukemia victim, Aryana Taylor. The pre-kindergarten student was diagnosed with pre b cell lymphocytic Leukemia on 11 September 2013.

“Aryana is an all-around little girl: bright, beautiful and sassy. She is all heart. The exceptional courage with which my daughter has faced this disease has made her my hero. She has made me a stronger woman.” - Carley Petersen, Aryana Taylor's mother.

The bands scheduled to perform at the 2013 “i am loved – THE CONCERT” are: 9th Hour (2012 – Group of the Year; 2013 – Best Live Performance; 2013 – David Lin - "People's Choice”); Maywood Band (2012 – Best Live Performance; 2012 - Sarah Driskel Sheldon – Vocalist of the Year); Don't Know Dorothy (The album, produced in Nashville by Rusty Varenkamp–Casting Crowns, 10th Avenue North, Satellites & Sirens–they released last July was the #1 album on IndieHeaven for August and September.); introducing solo artist, Sarah Valle.

Raffle tickets will be sold for 4 hours of recording time at AirDigital Recording with recording engineer Jared Valle, and photo shoot with Heather Cole - Heather Cole photography. FREE tickets will be available for door prizes: Books (30 prizes) CDs (18 prizes), handmade cross (1 prize), hair cut and style from Classic Touch (1 prize), and Messiah art print by commercial artist Ryan Valle (1 prize).

“i am loved – THE CONCERT” will be held on Sat. 23 November 2013 at Deerbrook Covenant Church, 200 NE Tudor, Lee's Summit, MO 64086, at 7:00 p.m. For concert details visit: aryanagogo.jimdo.com

Lynne Erickson Valle is an author, storyteller, lyricist and spiritual activist. Her works include: The Double Rose, The Last Exodus Series and The Law of the Harvest. She has over 200 articles published on SUSIE Magazine, Kin Cat Christian Music and Examiner.com. The first “i am loved – THE CONCERT” was held in 2008.

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For Press Inquires Contact:

Lynne Erickson Valle
Event Director, i am loved – THE CONCERT
contact@lynneericksonvalle.com

Love is the Key

Lynne Erickson Valle
aryana.jimdo.com
lynneericksonvalle.com

WASHING MACHINE FOR SALE

WASHING MACHINE FOR SALE
$450 Cash Only
[moving soon, washer not allowed in new place]
Must Sell
General Electric
HydroWave Quiet Agitator Wash System
Model GLWN5250 D
Electric
Purchased less than one year ago
Brand-new condition
Stainless steel wash compartment
$450
You haul
Call Gary Miller
(816) 816-716-0175
Gmiller9900@comcast.net

Looking for a House to buy

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Julie Caldwell
motherintheshoe6@gmail.com

looking for a house to buy

We are looking to buy a 4 bedroom 2 bath house in the greater Kansas City area in the $100,000 price range. We would prefer only a few steps or less to get into the house: stairs inside are ok though. We need a basement and at least a one car garage. It needs to be in a safe neighborhood.

Thank you,
Julie Caldwell
motherintheshoe6@gmail.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tidings - Help with Address changes

From: paul gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com



Help With Address Changes

Dear Pastors and Saints,

We again got a number of Tidings returned from the last mailing in August. If you could help with any of the following, I would appreciate it very much.

I am just listing the name of the person and the town listed in their address. I have no idea what branch most of them might attend.

Maybe the pastors can turn this list over to your Recorders or those who do your branch directory.

Thanks
Paul Gage
Respond to:
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com

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KC, KS Harold Francis

Olathe, KS Russell R. Fletcher

Blue Springs, MO Randal Cooper
Centerview, MO Flossie Polmeri
Chillicothe, MO Gilbert Burchett
Freeman, MO Judy Talor

Grain Valley, MO Chris Nein


Independence, MO

Ralph Brown
Joyce Carver
Dan Conkling
Gordon Cooper
Bob Davies
Patricia Johnson
Gabriel Maldonado
Stephen McMillian
Scott Rejda
Ron Toms

KC, MO

Ethel Penland
Arnold Weston

Lee's Summit, MO

Jody Ewalt
Mark Forth
Mike Segalo
Gayle Shepard
Dennis Vick

Odessa, MO

Carl Ray Barker
Michael Barker
Mark Collins


Platte City, MO Harold Jeschke

Sugar Creek, MO Michael Miller

Sunday, November 10, 2013

HYMNFEST

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David and Kay Van Fleet

HYMNFEST

Saints Knit Together in Heritage Hymns - A Celebration of Restoration Music

NOVEMBER 10, 2013, 6 PM

Remnant Church Conference Center
2820 M291 Frontage Road, Independence, MO

Presented by: Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Restoration Singers and Musicians.

Thanks,
David Van Fleet

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Restoration Christmas Choir and Orchestra services

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Ward


Restoration Christmas Choir and Orchestra services

You are invited to celebrate the birth of

Jesus our Savior

with the

Restoration Christmas Choir and Orchestra

in a service of worship and praise.

Worship Service Dates:



December 8, 6:30 p.m.

Living Hope Restoration Branch

2425 South Crysler Avenue, Independence, MO



December 15, 11:00 a.m.

Atherton Restoration Branch

4910 North Main Street, Atherton, MO



December 22, 11:00 a.m.

Missionary Restoration Branch

3415 North Elsea Smith Road, Buckner, MO



“and thou shalt call His name

JESUS

for He shall save His people
from their sins.”


For more information,

contact Larry or Diane Ward

at laward.01@comcast.net or 816-252-8311

or go to

www.restorationchoir.webs.com

Independence For Sale

Brother George Graybill, who has moved back to Oklahoma, has a house for sale.

It is located at 1405 Bryson St. in Independence. This is just south of 23rd and Cyrsler.

Bryson intersects with Crysler just before you get to Living Hope RB.

If interested you can contact the realtor Marshall Stapleton with Caldwell Bankers at 816-224-8000.

If desired you can contact Brother Graybill's daughter Penny Mambuca at p.mambuca@yahoo.com or 918-231-4812. He is living with her at this time.

SEAAM Philippine Tuition Assistance & Typhoon Haiyan Update

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Mapes, Steve
Steve.H.Mapes@sprint.com

SEAAM Philippine Tuition Assistance & Typhoon Haiyan Update

We want to express our thanks for those Saints who gave Philippine Tuition Support, we were able to raise over $5,000 recently and have enough funds FOR ALL the students to attend this semester J!!! We praise God because many have completed high school ($15 a month to sponsor a student) and even college ($65 a month to sponsor a student), without this their chances for a decent living are greatly diminished. Thank you so much for being a blessing in their lives, since we are starting to raise funds for next semester starting in May we ask for prayerful consideration to sponsor or continue sponsoring a Restoration youth (“SEAAM Philippine Tuition Assistance” fund for any checks mailed to the CRE per below).
Update on the super typhoon that hit Palau and then the Philippines...some reports are that it was the most powerful typhoon to hit land there. Thanks for the prayers for those who knew about that this week...the eye went directly over Palau's northern island of Kayangel...my cousin's family (his wife’s side) is from there and all 69 people survived though all the homes were mostly ripped apart. It is a miracle their lives were all spared as the island surface was pretty much destroyed...yet not even an injury as people hid under houses and even in emptied cement water tanks. We shared the gospel at the school and a picture of the remaining structure is attached. We have a Southeast Asian and Australian Ministries SEAAM fund for Palau Oblations to assist...please consider sending a donation to the CRE, box 4085, Independence Mo 64051....write " SEAAM Palau Oblations " in the memo.

Bro Richard Neil and Bro Jack Hagenson are in the neighboring Philippines right now. They are safe as the passing typhoon was north of them by over a hundreds miles, many have been baptized and many saints are gathering together there. Elder Murray Broughton and his wife Delma have served for the past month in Luzon Philippines and Elder Bob Schrunk, his wife Sheila, and Elder John Eichorn are continuing their mission that includes Nepal and Australia....please keep those listed in your prayers as well as all the people in these places who don’t know Christ and the fullness of his love and gospel. Much work is still to be done in the Lord’s vineyard and we ask His grace to be instruments in His hands...all to His Glory.
As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday we pause to humbly acknowledge the awesome power and providence of our God. We thank him for our lives and this time to serve him and respond to his calling. May God bless you and thanks again for your support in this endeavor.
Steve Mapes – SEAAM Board


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Typhoon in the Philippines

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: paul gage


Typhoon in the Philippines

Dear Saints,

You may have heard that another major typhoon is bearing down on the central region of the Philippines.

The central region is called Visayan.

The Mindanao (southern) region where Richard Neill and Jack Hagensen are at this time is about 450 miles from where the typhoon is expected to hit

The Luzon (northern) region where Murray Broughton may still be is about 340 miles from where the typhoon is expected to hit. I don't know if Murray and Delma are still there or if they have returned to Australia.

To my knowledge there are NO restoration branches in the central region, but there are some Saints and/or family of Saints there.

Pray for them all.

God bless

Paul

Donations for Youth Worship Rally

Donations for Youth Worship Rally

We are looking for donations of jars of spaghetti sauce and packages of spaghetti for Catch the Fire youth worship day and rally.

Contact Muriel Luedeman at the numbers below.

Muriel WinnLuedeman
816-254-8456
816-726-8425

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Combined Prayer Service

From: Pete Hughes
pehughes806@comcast.net

Dear Saints,

Oak Grove and Waldo Restoration Branch would like to offer a special opportunity to come together in PRAYER November 20th 7:00 PM at Waldo Restoration Branch. We will be praying for the English family, CPRS (youth and faculty) and Oak Grove congregation. The Jr. and Sr. High will be meeting in the music room. The adults and younger children will be meeting in the sanctuary. We would extend the opportunity for all branches to participate. All are welcome.

Oak Grove and Waldo Restoration Branches.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Veteran's Day Service

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: steve bishop


Veteran's Day service with a sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Sunday November 10 at 6:00 p.m.
at New Jerusalem Restoration Branch

Veteran's Day Observance with a sentinel from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Elder Paul Frinstahl of Buckner Restoration Branch served as a sentinel at Arlington National Cemetery from June 1965 to October 1968. He will be sharing his experiences and insights gained while serving our country in this rigorous and honored position.

Book of Mormon Foundation Open House

From: The Book of Mormon Foundation
bmfoundation@live.com

Book of Mormon Foundation Open House

You are invited to an Open House at the Book of Mormon Foundation in conjunction with Quetzal Archaeology Center
210 W White Oak St in Independence
Sunday, November 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be a presentation at 2:30 and again at 3:30.

Price Publishing Company 25% off Sale

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: helpdesk@restorationbookstore.org


Price Publishing Company 25% off Sale

Price Publishing Company is once again offering an end-of-the-year 25% Off Sale on all the books and CDs that they have published. (Excluded in this sale are eBooks, tracts and pamphlets, charts, certificates, cards, vials, Vision subscriptions, etc.) We are sorry that we cannot include in this sale the books that are supplied to us from other sources.

If you want to find out if a favorite book is on sale, call the Bookstore at (816)461-5659 or go to our online store at www.restorationbookstore.org. Except for the items listed above, most of the books and CDs with a product code beginning with "901" are on sale. Some of those include:

All the Scriptures (paperback, hardback leather, and deluxe leather editions)

Story of the Church, by Inez Smith Davis

Most of the biographies and autobiographies including:
Memoirs of Joseph Smith III
Into the Latter Day Light
Autobiography of Charles Derry
Autobiography of Joseph Luff
Biography of Alexander H. Smith

Many missionary books including:
The Old Jerusalem Gospel
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
The Angel Message
Fundamental Differences between the LDS and RLDS Churches
Book of Mormon Vindicated
A Voice of Warning
Other Sheep

Favorite Classics:
Call at Evening
In the Shelter of the Little Brown Cottage
The Vineyard Story
Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors

Historical Reprints:
Times and Seasons
Messenger and Advocate
Saints' Advocate

And many others

Attached is a flyer that can be printed and put on your branch bulletin board. This is a good time to add books to your branch library or to send a gift to a friend that will last a lifetime.

The sale ends December 31, 2013.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Website design

Website design

One of our new, young church members in Nepal has started a web design business. He designs and hosts websites for customers in the US, Canada and America. His name is Niroj Shrestha. Most of his clients right now are in Australia. He would like more clients in America. His business address is: http://www.zionweblink.com/

If any of you know someone who is interested in creating a website, please consider this dedicated church member. Not only will it provide him more income, but this it will allow him to give more offerings to his branch, helping grow the church in Kathmandu and, perhaps, throughout Nepal.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

For Sale - Tree and Futon

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
bgiertz45@comcast.net

Does anyone have first-hand information about the Jitterbug cell phone and plans?
If so, please contact
me:
bgiertz45@comcast.net or 816-255-6747

FOR SALE:

8 foot tall, silk Ficus tree - $20.00
Futon, black, metal frame - $50.00


Your Sister in Christ,
Barb Giertz,
816-225-6747

Update on the Sperrys

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Bruce Luedeman
bnmluedeman@sbcglobal.net


Update on the Sperrys

The hurricane damage to Chuck Sperry’s home has been repaired.
Chuck just returned from a very successful trip to Guatemala.

Son, Charles returned to Honduras with mom, Regina, Josh, and Hannah in August.
Charles is taking a year off from College of the Ozarks to work off some school debt.
He will finish up there next year.

Tekvah and Timothy will join Elizabeth at College of the Ozarks in January.
Timothy needs work to help pay for his college expenses.
I know he does odd jobs; he’s congenial and a hard worker.
His phone number is 816-663-5795 if you have something for him to do.

Tekvah will be seeing a new Lyme disease doctor next week.
She is working part time at Hobby Lobby and working business with Lilla Rose, Inc. to earn money for school and medical expenses.
Lilla Rose is the maker of wonderful hair clips. Keep Tekvah in mind when shopping for gifts for the girls and women in your life.
Her phone number is 816-666-2744 and her website is www.lillarose.biz/PrettyPractical .

Hannah can use your prayers. She has severe allergies, especially to dust.
The whole family can use prayer as they continue their work in Honduras.
Chuck has been very influential in setting up neighborhood watch groups
in the various churches to address the drug/gang activity in the region.
It is having an impact and his work has been acknowledged by local and national officials.
Pray for their safety and continued success. The drug thugs plaguing the area do not like Chuck much.

Muriel Luedeman

News from SEAAM

News from SEAAM (South East Asia and Australian Ministries)
from High Priest Francis Harper, Woodbine, Iowa, SEAAM Board Member
I received good news from Elder Dil Gurung of Kathmandu, Nepal on October 30. He reported that his uncle, Elder Ashok Gurung, had visited him to tell him of a Christian group of about 200 people living in the Lamjung District of Nepal. They have requested that someone come to teach them about The Book of Mormon and the Restoration. Brother Dil has requested, prayers for all these people and himself as he goes to provide ministry. SEAAM functions under the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE).
Also pray for
Richard Neill and Jack Hagensen who will be going to the Mindanao region of the Philippines this week.
Elder Murray Broughton and wife Delma, from Australia who are completing a month long mission to the Luzon region of the Philippines.
And Bob and Sheila Schrunk are serving in Australia until mid-December.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Date Change: Saturday December 7 - Concert for Jeff and Dyan

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dayn Cederstrom
daynlarz@yahoo.com

Date Change: Saturday December 7

Love Offering Concert for Jeff and Dyan

The Story

He was from the United States. She was from the Philippines
They met on a mission trip to her country in the spring of 2012.
They made eyes at each other and were teased by her friends and family.
But the seed was planted.
They corresponded, half a world apart, with each other.
On a following mission trip, it was official: they were boyfriend and girlfriend.
And they made plans for the future.
But then evil reared its ugly head in an attempt to destroy their happiness.
She was raped by a co-worker and became pregnant.
But love prevailed. He loved her and loved her child to be.
In the summer of 2013 they became engaged.
(In September Dyan gave birth to her baby, Zelda)

Let’s help Jeff get them here from the Philippines

Come support his ‘Heartfelt’ Testimony

Saturday December 7, 6:30 pm
@ Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler, Independence, MO

Come enjoy a wonderful evening of
Worship, Music & Testimony
Featuring ‘The Hood’, ‘The Cartwrights’
‘New Under The Son’ (David Carter & Jeff’s Band)
Southern Gospel, Blue Grass & More!

$3.00 Book Sale

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: oldbookman@juno.com

Oldbookman November, 2013
$3.00 Book Sale

This offer is good through November 30, 2013, or while supplies last.

E-mail to Oldbookman@juno.com or phone (816) 210-8450 to order.

Anthony, Joseph H., Birds of a Feather, 1978 reprint, soft, 325 pages

Baker, Robert, As It Was in the Days of Noah, 1984, soft, 156 pages

Book of Mormon Stories for Beginning Readers, Ludy & Associates, 2011, soft, 98 pages

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Old Testament, 1965, hard, 400 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Humor in Gospel Living, 1978, soft, 153 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Meet Them in the Scriptures, 1960, hard and soft, 242 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Scriptures from Ancient America, 1964, hard and soft, 368 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Health, 1966, hard, 412 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spirituality in the Space Age, 1962, hard, 264 pages

Cheville, Roy A., They Made a Difference, 1970, hard and soft, 350 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Through the West Door (Graceland College), 1946, hard, 327 pages

Cheville, Roy A., When Teen-agers Talk Theology, 1968, hard, 445 pages

Children’s Hymnal, 1957, hard, (with brown or blue covers), 200 pages

Church, Olive, A Time of Rebellion, 1968, hard, 283 pages

Church and Evangelism, The, 1941, hard, 406 pages

Cole, Clifford A., The Revelation in Christ, 1963, hard and soft, 346 pages

DeLapp, Ardyce, Stories That Teach, 1972, hard, 288 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1954 only, hard, 447 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Life and Ministry of Jesus, 1950 and 1962, hard, 390 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Missionary Sermon Studies, 1940, hard, 310 pages

Edwards, Paul M., The Hilltop Where (Graceland College), Venture Foundation, Lamoni, IA, 1972, hard, 190 pages

Farrow, Percy E., God's Eternal Design, 1980, soft, 316 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, Feather in the Wind, 1952, hard, 332 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, There Is a Book, 1971, hard, 309 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, Village in the Sun, 1975, 261 pages, hard

Gilberts, Helen, Sariah, 1970, hard and soft, 320 page

Gregson, Louise Clark, Book of Mormon Story and Color Book (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), soft

Gregson, Louise Clark, Stories of the Scriptures of Ancient America, (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), soft

Griffiths, Iris, The Vindicator, 1977, soft, 214 pages

Ham, Wayne, Man's Living Religions, 1966, hard and soft, 327 pages

Ham, Wayne, Publish Glad Tidings, 1970, hard, 444 pages

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1945 and 1947, hard, 256 pages

Hartman, Frances, Poetic Voices of the Restoration, 1961, hard, 227 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., The Development of the Early Christian Church, 1967, hard, 341 pages

Holmes, Reed M., The Forerunners, 1981, soft, 280 pages

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 1), 1982, soft, 219 pages

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 2), 1982, soft, 488 pages

Hymnal, The, (the "gray hymnal"), 1956, hard, 582 hymns (fair condition)

Hymnal for Youth, 1951, hard, 395 pages

Hymns of the Saints, 1981, (burgundy) 501 hymns, hard

Jordan, Doris N., Strength for the Journey, private, 1996, soft, 438 pages

Kelley, Edmund G., The Making of a Frontier Missionary (William H. Kelley), 1980, soft, 192 pages

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, undated reprint of 1908 book, soft, 486 pages + index

Kingdom of Heaven is Like, The, 1954, hard, 231 pages

Lea, Leonard J., Views from the Mountain, 1961, hard, 220 pages

McKiernan, F. Mark, and others, The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History, 1979, soft, 357 pages

Montgomery, Jo, To Serve with Love, 1974, hard, 253 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, A Restoration Heritage, 1979, soft, 240 pages

Prince, Gregory A., Having Authority, 1993, soft, 99 pages

Reece, Colleen L., Sanctuary, 1983, soft, 136 pages

Ritchie, Malcolm L., Roy Cheville—The Graceland Years, 1995, Graceland College, soft, 356 pages

Rules and Resolutions, various years, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), Witness to the World (Testimonies from Restoration Witness), 1967, 216 pages, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., comp., Testimonies of the Restoration, 1971, hard, 203 pages

Saints’ Hymnal, 1933 (with blue or purple covers), 442 hymns, hard, fair condition

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, soft, 207 pages

Shute, Dr. Wallace Beresford, Christus (A Play), 1971, hard, 247 pages

Shute, Wallace B., Terra Nova (A Play), 1988, soft, 114 pages

Simmons, Florence Whipple, The Boundless Quest, Florshire Publishers, Denver, CO, 1962, hard, 232 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Restoration: A Study in Prophecy, 1945 and 1951, hard and soft, 290 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1968 reprint, soft, 475 pages

Smith, H. Alan, Our Heritage of Humor, 1982, soft, 320 pages

Snethen, Otis, Echoes of the Valley (Poetry), private, 1979, hard and soft, 275 pages

Stienon, Elaine, Lightning in the Fog, 1977, hard, 235 pages

Stienon, Elaine, Utah Spring, 1979, soft, 224 pages

Thomsen, Blaine C., The Ammonite, 1979, soft, 294 pages

Tickemyer, Garland E., Story Illustrations for Church and Home, 1961, hard, 176 pages

Tinkham, Ruby, The Unwilling Saint, 1959, hard, 160 pages

Troeh, M. Richard & Marjorie, The Conferring Church, 1987, soft, 232 pages

Updike, L. Wayne, Ministry to the Bereaved, 1973, hard, 109 pages

Walter, Gladys Mae, The Solid Rock, 1941, hard, 240 pages

Walter, Gladys Mae, Three Jumps Ahead of the Squirrels, 1971, 227 pages, hard

Walton, Eugene, God Is Alive, 1970, hard, 252 pages

Weldon, Roy E., and F. Edward Butterworth, Book of Mormon Deeps (Volume 1), 1977, private, hard, 356 pages

Weldon, Roy E., and F. Edward Butterworth, Book of Mormon Deeps (Volume 2), 1978, hard, private, 341 pages

Weldon, Roy E., Book of Mormon Deeps (Volume 3), 1979, hard, private, 350 pages

Wellington, Paul A., ed., Challenges to Kingdom Building, 1968, hard, 380 pages

Who's Who in Service, 1977, hard, 164 pages

Go to Oldbookman.us to see lists of thousands of RLDS books available.

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