Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Need Licensed Carpenter

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From: Weisz, Bryon D

Need Licensed Carpenter

My name is Bryon Weisz, My wife and I live in Oak Grove, Mo. We bought a house in January of this year. We are needing a licensed carpenter to do some light work throughout the house to complete some repairs that are required. We need insulation installed and sheet rock hung in our basement. We have a framed in utility room that needs insulation and sheet rocked plus a door hung. Need some light sheetrock done in the garage. Need a guard rail installed on the small porch outside the front door. And a hand rail installed going up the stairs to our front door. We have had two contractors state they would do the work however neither one seem to be in any hurry to complete the work. We need this work done ASAP. We have an escrow account set up for payment once the work is completed. If you are a licensed contractor who is Christian based and are willing to do the work in a timely manner please e-mail me some contact information at

Thank You!


From: Archie Gatrost


We are having an outdoor wedding at our home Oct 24,2015. We are looking at purchasing two 10ft x 30ft wedding tents that are available many places. We were wondering if anyone else has purchased these or similar tents and if they would be willing to rent out or loan it for two or three days. If someone had a 20 ft x 30 ft that would work well. We need one with sides to protect people from the weather.

You may contact us at 816-650-6010 and leave a message or send us an email at

Archie and Sue Gatrost

May God be With You This Day.
Have a Wonderful Day! :)


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October 1 and 2 from 9 to 5 and October 3 from 8-12. Corner of Parker and East College off 24Hwy (911 and 913 East College)

We have a work bench with multiple outlets and lights. Clothes, household, much cake decorating materials (pans, accessories) Welding tip washer, dessert plates and cups, office supplies, kitchen sink faucet, some hardware and much more.
Thank you

Come to the Independence Life Chain this Sunday afternoon!

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From: Job Howen

Come to the Independence Life Chain this Sunday afternoon!

Dear Friends,

The National Life Chain ( is the largest peaceful, prayerful, pro-life, public witness in the world. More than 1,500 cities across the US and Canada are expected to participate on Sunday, October 4th. The Life Chain in Independence, MO led by Steve and Ellen Bishop will be from 2:00-3:30 p.m at the intersection of Noland and 24 Highway. Join fellow Christians from our community and across American as we take a stand and pray for an end to abortion. Signs will be provided, and you may park at the Women’s Clinic of Kansas City. Please see the article attached “Christians Should Attend the Local Life Chain: Seven Reasons Why”. If you have any questions, text or call me at
913-225-4029. I hope you can come!

In Christ,

Job Howen

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

Proverbs 24:10-12

P.S. In 1996 at the age of 2 my sister, Elizabeth Howen, posed for a pro-life bill board located at the intersection of Truman and Noland in Independence which was sponsored by Devon Park Restoration Branch. We can all help to end abortion! If you can't come Sunday please make it a point to pray.

Thank you!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wanted - House to Rent

From Diana Galbraith
Phone: 816-769-7485

Our son and daughter in law are looking for a 3-4 bedroom unfurnished house to rent in $800 range--Independence, Raytown, Grandview or will consider surrounding Kansas City area. Lease running out soon. They have four young children (no pets) and a good steady income.

If you know of any possibilities please email:
Or you can call me at the above #

Many thanks,

The Creator did not "correct" it for us this Shemitah...​

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The Creator did not "correct" it for us this Shemitah...​

Any thoughts about the following article, in particular the quote below:

The Creator did not “correct” it for us this Shemitah….

Our debt to others, to our creditors, is STILL OUTSTANDING this Shemitah, and our ill-gotten gains via unjust debt were not balanced out by major losses as in the past….

Nor was the personal debt cleared at the end of the seven years, the populace as a whole is still in perpetual debt servitude this Shemitah, more than ever….

Understand, the Creator has not JUDGED us in the past seven-year cycles because He has CORRECTED it mathematically for us without us even really understanding what He was doing. The past Shemitah economic hits were mercy hits. They cleared our slate to an extent and balanced the scales enough to allow us to keep going.

Now, we stand with no real meaningful mathematical correction as this Shemitah has concluded, and now we can be JUDGED. A massive debt is still owed. The debt has not been cleared. It has not even truly been balanced out as it was at the end of prior Shemitahs. We are today guilty as a corporate people.

Does this mean we won’t see future economic hits?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Joey Edson - Update - Sept 26

Chris Edson

Joey Edson - Update - Sept 26

Just got home from having Joey's wound vac 'installed'. It took about an hour to actually put it in. It was pretty 'intense'. He will have to have it changed out at least twice a week and after today, everyone involved realized that having Home Health do that isn't an option. So, they are going to try to make some kind of arrangement for us to do it in town. Hopefully the in between days will now be better at least. Once again, I can't say enough good things about the nurses involved in all of this. And yes, I literally did hug my nurse today.

Christmas Special Offer Portraits

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Christmas Special Offer Portraits

11” x 14” Portrait

Single image head and shoulders

Terra Cotta Pencil

Pets or People


Contact Muriel Luedeman


For samples go to

HP Printer Ink Cartridges For Sale​ - HP 02

From: Jeanne

HP Printer Ink Cartridges For Sale​ - HP 02

Black and Colors

Compatible with a HP 6180 Printer

New over $50 will take $25

They have never been used although they were opened.

Call Jeanne at: 816-373-3336

Update on Joey Edson - Sept 26

Chris Edson

Update on Joey: Saw the oncologist today. VERY LONG story, made short--after much ado and paperwork behind the scenes designed to ruin the world, the WONDERFUL nurses that work for our two doctors have gotten things back to some semblance of sanity. Tomorrow, we are going to the hospital to have the wound vac installed. I really can't say enough good things about Dr. Tummala and his nurse, Stephanie, and Dr. Cavagnol and his nurse, Jill. They all bent over backwards to find windows and back doors to get this done because the ridiculous system is in such a crazy mixed up mess. As far as ongoing treatment goes, he had another treatment today and will continue for the time being to receive them. The hope is that now that a lot of the mass has been removed the treatments will be able to do more to slow down the disease. The other hope is that an additional treatment which is pending approval will become available. I'll post more after the installation to let everyone know how that goes.

Friday, September 25, 2015

October Australian Restoration News

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From: Noel

October Australian Restoration News


Please find attached the latest Australian Newsletter.

Kindest regards to all,
Noel Rowlatt



Around and About the Centre Place by High Priest Paul J. Gage, Independence, MO.

Hello Dear Saints,

I trust the good Lord has been with you and blessed you every day, even though it may not have been as you

wanted it. Our Heavenly Father has a special way of doing things His own way and in His own due time. Our

challenge is to trust Him for all, knowing He will only do what is best for us. He knew Adam and Eve would eat

the forbidden fruit, but provided the principle of repentance to save their souls. There is never a "good time" to

turn away from the Lord.

As we "fall" into the Fall Season, many things will slow down some, due to weather, various activities of

families, etc. October is usually a beautiful month in regard to the changing of the tree leaves. Many people will

drive hundreds of miles to see the trees, but won't go two miles to church. The need for Zion has never been

greater! We each, only have to look into our own lives to see why Zion is not yet here.

The Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) again sponsored the annual trip to Kirtland, Ohio. About 70

priesthood gathered at Kirtland on Sept. 19-20, 2015. Saturday, the 19th, started with registration, worship, and

classes at the Kirtland Restoration Branch during the morning hours. The afternoon was left open so those who

desired could tour the Temple or the other historic points of interest around Kirtland. Saturday evening, and

again Sunday morning, the men had the opportunity of worshiping in the Kirtland Temple. Saturday evening

was pure prayer and Sunday morning was pure testimonies. The classes dealt with the responsibility and

importance of priesthood and how each priesthood member can more effectively magnify the office to which he

has been called. A sad note was that both Patriarchs, Mike Ballantyne and Vernon Darling, had planned to

attend, but were not able to do so because of health problems. Please keep these brothers in your daily prayers.

The missionary work continues to be successful in Africa, Central America, and South East Asia and

Australia. A recent email from Brother Marciano Pamongcales "Jun" in Mindanao, the Philippines indicates

they have opened the work in the central island of the Philippines, the Visayans with three baptisms. Elder Bob

Schrunk and wife Sheila, Sylvia Powell, and Elder Ed Essig will be in Nepal and India in late September thru

mid October. Exciting things are happening in Canada as well. You can read about it in the next Tidings of

Zion, which was mailed on September 16, 2015. More missions are planned,from now thru December,in many

parts of the world.

God bless.


Tamworth News submitted by Sr. Bev.Wilkinson

Greetings from Tamworth.

Members met at 93 Glen Garvin Drive, the home of Deacon Roy and Sr.Daphne Schubert for family Worship,

Class Worship Service on Sunday 30th August 2015..Elder Peter and Sr. Helen Archer gave the family

Worship. Elder Peter welcomed us in the name of our precious Lord and Saviour and Sr. Helen read “Safety

with the Lord”. For our class we are studying “Translations of Joseph Smith, 6th Angel”. In the Worship

Service Bro Peter read form Mark 12:47-50 The widow’s mite who gave all to the Lord “Yea even all her

livings”. Peter said “the Lord has supplied everything we need, we owe him everything”. Bro Peter then read

1stTimothy 4:12 “Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in purity”.

He said “Take heed we speak only the doctrine and principles of Christ”. Elder Peter admonished us to pray

always and read 2nd Nephi 14:12 “Ye must not perform anything unto the Lord, save in the first place ye shall

pray unto the Father in the name of Christ that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy

performance may be for the welfare of thy soul. Bro.Peter closed by saying “Put on the whole amour of God,

and pray always”.

Wednesday 16th September members met for Prayer Service, praying for all those on our prayer list. In our

testimonies we thanked our Lord for all our blessings and spoke of God’s goodness to us.

Jonathan Page Bro.Jonathan Page has a severe dislocation of his spine and requests prayers and to be put on

the Prayer List. Jonathan is waiting for more information from his Doctor about an operation.

Bob and I presented the Family Worship on Sunday 20th September, Bob welcomed us and gave the Opening

Prayer. I read “ He was born in a Manger, Died on the Cross, and Lives forevermore” by Sharon Warner.

Elder Peter presided over the Sacrament Service and said we have come here today to partake of the Sacrament.

We have come with one heart and one mind, in love and unity, humbly following in the footsteps of our Lord

who came to do the will of the Father. We are created beings, spiritually created before coming to earth and

created in God’s Image. We must be clean, because no unclean being can dwell in the presence of God. Peter

spoke on images. Do we see the image of Christ in our countenance? Elder Peter then served the Sacrament.

Congratulations and best wishes to Rachel Waters and John Todd who were married on Saturday 5th

September 2015 in Townsville.

And also to Sharon Edwards and Ivan Barbero who will be married on Friday 25th September 2015 in

Brisbane. We wish you all a blessed and happy life together.

We extend our Congratulations to Luke Scott and Bec Young on their Engagement and wish them a happy

engagement party on the 4th of October.

Birthday for October

Gabrielle Waters 24th October

Newcastle News submitted by Sr Gianna Loyd

In August my sister & I were doing a few shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child to be sent to Fiji. They

are still recovering after the devastating cyclone earlier this year. It will be sure to brighten a few children's

faces at Christmas.

On Sundays in August we have been listening to s0ermons from Zions Outpost in Park City Kansas. We can

listen & feel that we are part of the service: lots of good preaching and our son, Priest Josh Loyd, had a couple

of sermons we have listened to and they were very encouraging. I do ask prayers for my parents Don & Nina, as

my father is in pain with a fracture in his hip, bursitis and has myelodysplasia; not producing enough red blood

cells. Till next time take care.

Victoria News submitted by Elder Murray Broughton

Hello everyone, this is my first Australian News contribution from our Kelvin View Branch.

We are thankful for a place, people to meet with, and for the word of God and His Holy Spirit, which gives

us understanding, guidance, help and comfort, and increases our faith to strive to be the people that he wants us

to be. We thank the organist Sr.Elma Grayden and Srs.Betty Broughton and Delma Broughton for the flowers

that they do alternately.

Sunday 22-Aug.Text: “A Choice land above all the Lands of the earth.” Ether 1: 29;--Even unto the land of

promise which is choice above all other hands,which the Lord had preserved for a righteous people. What so

ever nation shall possess it, shall serve God or they shall be swept off. When the fullness of his wrath shall

come upon them.

Sunday 29-Aug.—Sermon theme was “Gather my Saints together unto me, those who have made a covenant

with me by sacrifice”. We went later to Benalla and had a communion service with Bro.Larry Faderson

Sunday Sept.6--Communion service. Theme “Let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus”.Phil. 2:5.

Sunday 13th Sept.---Sermon Theme: based on John ch.2; “I know Life Everlasting;The Wonder of His words”.

Sunday 20th Sept.--Preaching service;Texts:Rev.2: 20-26; and 2 Nephi: “Feast upon the words of Christ,for he

had the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye shall do.”

We have bible study on Wednesday at 2pm at our home. Please remember the sick in your prayers. We

administered to Bro.Dirk Waasdorp in Shepparton and also to Bro.Geoff and Sr.Elma Grayden.

Bro. Neville Broughton’s birthday was Sunday Sept.13. and he couldn’t be in a better place than at church.

In the Philippines, 3 people have passed away since July; included is the father-in-law of Sr. Anadhel, a

member of the church, and Sr. Corazon Naraval who is no longer suffering or in pain.

Birthdays: Brother Geoff Grayden’s birthday is on the 18th Sept. and we wish him all the best of good health.

Harry Broughton's birthday is on 24th Sept.We wish him a happy birthday



Congratulations to Bro.Luke and Rebecca on their engagement, from Kelvin View congregation


Submitted by Sr.Vivian

Garner, South Australia.

May the words of this of this

prayer/poem written many

years ago by Bro.Colin Dunn

who passed away just

recently serve as a memorial

to him.

temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times;

us use you as our

[Alma 5:40] Asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning

strength. Lord, let

thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive,

us use Thee as our

[Alma 5:41] And see that ye have faith, hope, and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works;


[42] And may the Lord bless you, and keep your garments spotless, that ye may at last be brought to sit down


with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the holy prophets who have been ever since the world began, having your

as we comfort each other as

garments spotless, even as their garments are spotless in the kingdom of heaven, to go no more out.

a family on earth,

[Alma 5:43] And now my beloved brethren, I have spoken these words unto you, according to the Spirit which

testifieth in me; and my soul doth exceedingly rejoice, because of the exceeding diligence and heed which ye

that your comforter

have given unto my word.

will dwell with us,

[Alma 5:44] And now, may the peace of God rest upon you, and upon your houses and lands, and upon your

flocks and herds, and all that you possess; your women and your children, according to your faith and good

may our love for

works, from this time forth and for ever. And thus I have spoken. Amen.

Thee and each other

be eternal.

[Alma 14:103] Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth

continually without ceasing: unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given

to reveal things which never have been revealed;

And finally some very challenging words of exhortation by Moroni from 10th Chapter of Moroni

29. Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and if ye shall deny

yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient

for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can

in no wise deny the power of God.

30. And again, if ye, by the grace of God, are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in

Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father,

unto a remission of your sins, that ye may become holy without spot.


A Scriptural Sermon is contained in some of these thought provoking

messages from the Book of Mormon

The words of Alma which he delivered to the people in Gideon.

[Alma 5:38] And now my beloved brethren, I have said these things unto you,

that I might awaken you to a sense of your duty to God, that ye may walk

blameless before him; that ye may walk after the holy order of God, after which

ye have been received.

[Alma 5:39] And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive,

and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long suffering; being

Lord, let

We pray



Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing in health.

Geoff & Elma Grayden , Gwen Whately, Adrienne & Robert Windsor, Mary Dunn,

Audrey Kerswell, Murray Broughton, Alma & Janice Kerswell, Jared Murray.

Harry Broughton, Dirk Waasdorp. Don & Nina DiRico Jonathan Page



17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151


Sun. 4th. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder D.Archer Priest L.Scott

Musical Item for Service. Linda Kerswell

Sun. 11th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Luke Scott Flowers:Janice Kerswell

Sun. 18th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers:Sue Parker

11.15 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder N.Rowlatt

10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder N.Rowlatt Elder A Kerswell

11.00 a.m. Class. Elder N.Churchill

10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G.Parker Elder A.Kerswell

11.00 a.m. Class. Elder N.Rowlatt

Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell

followed by a BYO Lunch.

Sun. 25th. Flowers: Del Churchill

10.00 a.m. Favourite Hymn, Scripture, Prayer & Testimony Service: Elder A.Kerswell.

followed by Morning Tea. (Please bring a plate)

BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for Kingston Branch..

Birthdays. Happy Birthday Wishes to the following people on their Special Day in October.

10th. Linda Kerswell 13th Troy Olsen 28th Samuel Kerswell

Donations. It is time once again for branch members to make our annual donation for distribution in the Philippines to aid

the Philippine sick, poor & needy. Bro.Murray & Sr.Delma Broughton will utilize this money on their next visit to help

meet s few of those needs. Donations to be paid to our treasurer Priest Luke Scott by the end of October.

Closure of Treasurer’s Books for our Financial Year. The finance books for the current year will close on

31st October for the Financial Report to be compiled in preparation for the AGM. Anyone with outstanding

accounts against the current budget will need to submit their account for payment before that date.

Working Bee. Our thanks to the 13 willing workers who turned up and painted the fences. One young lady

went home with a blouse more patterned than when she arrived when someone’s paint brush missed the fence.

Bereavement. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Lenore Ballard who recently passed away.

Lenore was a lovely lady, who, with her late husband Reece Ballard, chose to remain with the organization now

known as Community of Christ. Elder Noel Rowlatt conducted the service.

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 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: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161 Queensland, Australia.

​Small Apartment Wanted​

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From: Sharilyn Truba


​Small Apartment Wanted​

Looking for small one bedroom apartment, upper flat, or efficiency unfurnished
within a $400 – $500 monthly rental rate. All utilities included would be great.
Northeast Independence or Blue Springs would be the ideal location. Please call
816.550.8059 or email Need to find suitable place very soon.

Thanks so much.

News from Oldbookman

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News from Oldbookman

Effective September 22, 2015, Paul V. Ludy is no longer the owner of the Oldbookman name or inventory of RLDS books.

The business has been sold to
Sharon Sherbina, who looks forward to providing RLDS books to Saints and friends.

It has been a joy and a privilege to obtain and supply RLDS books to the Saints during the past several years. Many people have been blessed by getting old and new publications by RLDS authors, and we trust that the work will continue to be a valuable service under Sharon’s direction.

Sharon can be reached at or by phone, 660 251-1120. Please contact her as your source for RLDS books.

For the foreseeable future, Paul will serve as a consultant and agent for Sharon. He will arrange to purchase books with her approval and to sell books for her when he is contacted directly. His phone number is 816 210-8450, and his e-mail address is

Big Estate Sale at the Mansion House

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From: David Frye

Big Estate Sale at the Mansion House

We are holding a huge estate sale at The Mansion House on 23rd and Sterling starting next week on Wednesday the 30th till Saturday Oct. the 3rd.

We have tools, appliances, storage containers, nick backs, and loads of other things that we need to get rid of. We also have an industrial ice maker that may be good for a branch and a big industrial refrigerator that may be useful for a branch as well.

We will also have other people combining their things into this estate sale as well.

There should be something for everyone and if the weather is bad we will be in the chapel next to the mansion so people can still shop.

Thank you
Dave Frye

Tires For Sale

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From: Eric Woolery

Tires For Sale

I have 2 used Mastercraft light truck tires 225/70R 15 that still have good tread left. I would like $25 each or would consider an offer.

Eric Woolery ​​
816-678-5830 or

​Emergency Prayer Request​

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​Emergency Prayer Request​

​This is an emergency prayer request for my Aunt Ramona Schooley. She has been unable to wake for a few hours and unresponsive. They are saying it doesn't sound good. I don't know what that means but, the Lord can do anything!!

Thank you!
Holly Milford

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Re: Good news: Cathy (Crump) Simpson home now

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From: Jean


Re: Good news: Cathy (Crump) Simpson home now

I received this email today and Elaine called to say she is taking Cathy home
today, so all of us here will be helping with whatever needs to be done​.​

All's well that ends well, they say. Praise God.
Thanks for all the prayers everyone.

Jean and Family

​Wood Burning Stove Installation​

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From: Vicky Adkins

​Wood Burning Stove Installation​


We are looking for a qualified licensed wood burning stove installer. We already have the stove. Two people are coming out to bid the job in the next couple of days, but we would really like to see it go to someone who loves the LORD and is fair in price!

God bless you all!

Vicky Adkins

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Survival Food Buckets

From: Sharon Toms

The 37 buckets sold out very quickly. I could have sold twice that many! Sorry to the many who e-mailed and called later. Last week I posted a site on my Facebook page that gives directions and sources for making your own buckets for about $20. Buckets can be bought at hardware stores. You can order the Mylar bags and oxygen packets online. They can be sealed using a household iron or seal-a-meal machine. Making your own allows you to customize it to your family's needs and likes.


I googled emergency food storage buckets and found the site listed there.

If anyone who ordered yesterday wants to go that route instead that is fine. A family, group of friends or branch could get together and make them.

I also highly recommend Kingsville Restoration Branch's Day in the Country next Saturday Oct. 3rd and the Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka, KS Oct. 24 & 25.

Praying we are all prepared spiritually and physically for what lies ahead.

Prayers please - Cathy Crump Simpson

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From: Nancy Skelton

Prayers please

My niece, Cathy Crump Simpson, of Seymour, Missouri, is having emergency surgery this morning to remove her gall bladder. Hopefully it can be removed lab​arascopy. Please remember her in mighty prayers as this was not a planned surgery and she has two children to support.

Thank you.


The name is CATHY CRUMP SIMPSON (Mrs. Brad Simpson). Cathy & Brad were
married last year. The children (Miranda is 15 yrs. old. Andrew is 10 yrs. old.)
Cathy was formerly married to Paul Purvis who is in prison for rape, for life.
The family needs many prayers from family & friends.
Thanks for all your prayers.
Bob Crump, my son-in-law called about Cathy and he told me that Cathy is going
to need more extensive surgery as the tests showed several stones in the gall
bladder, so Cathy will be kept over-night at the hospital. I didn't think to
ask which hospital she's in, but I'm assuming it is Cox South Hospital at
Springfield (MO.).

Thanks to all, God bless everyone,

The Restoration String Band - October 3

From: Dan Edson

The Restoration String Band (a mixture of up beat music, fiddle songs, Gospel music and a beautiful Spirit),
wants you to join us at the Fall Festival held at Zion's Ridge on October 3rd at the campgrounds.

Potluck begins at 4 pm with sports fun, hayride, wiener roast, The Restoration String Band and ending with a campfire!

See you there!!

Directions are:

From 291 - Take 24 Hwy East to Hwy 7, turn North on Hwy 7, then East on Blue Mills, turn North on Koger and then West on Hostetter Road. The campgrounds are at the end of the road just as it veers right.

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; and in the firmament of his power and for his mighty acts; according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet, psaltery and harp, with stringed instruments and organs. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.

In case of inclement weather, it will be held on October 17th.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Financial Administrator - ​FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER

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From: Troy

Financial Administrator






LAINE CARDARELLA (816) 471-8282




The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri is accepting applications for the

position of Financial Administrator in Kansas City, Missouri. The Federal Public Defender operates under

the authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal case and related

matters in federal court. More information about the office may be found at


The Financial Administrator provides assistance to the Defender and/or Administrative Officer in

financial and budget matters. General areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: financial,

procurement, payroll and case management.

The person selected for this position will be the backup for the Administrative Officer and will assist in

budget development, preparing and reviewing budget, payment vouchers, and complying with the

internal controls procedures of the office. Purchasing, procurement, and property management will be

additional duties of the Financial Administrator. In addition, this person will also be responsible for the

time and attendance and our case management program.


The Financial Administrator must have a minimum of three years of general experience, and three years

of specialized experience for a total of at least six years of experience.

In addition, the following qualifications are required:

• Demonstrated experience and a high degree of expertise with various forms of technology, and

the ability to quickly learn and master new forms of software and databases. Position finalists

may be tested on technological capabilities;

• General understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege;

• Ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations;

• Ability to exercise good judgment in a mature and diplomatic manner;

• General knowledge of office practices and legal processes;

• Comprehensive knowledge of fiscal processes including budget preparation, office automation,

procurement, personnel, and operations in a legal environment.


The physical demands of the position are those required in order for an individual to successfully

perform the essential functions of this job, as detailed in the above job description. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential

The Financial Administrator will spend most of his/her time in an office environment. The individual

must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


This is a full-time position and is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer (direct deposit) of pay.

This position is subject to an FBI fingerprint and background investigation. Employment will be

provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the required investigation.


To apply, please submit in pdf format only:

• At least three employment references.

Please submit the application packet to:

Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. The position will remain open until filled.


Santa Cali Gon Testimonies

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eric Woolery

SCG Testimonies

Brothers and Sisters,

Just a reminder about your testimonies from Santa Cali Gon from the Book of Mormon booth. I know that there are testimonies out there that you have from the weekend as some of you have shared them with me or others. Please write them down, no matter how small and simple you may think they are. (Alma 17:35 Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things, are great things brought to pass;) Please email them to me by October 1 so that we can share these with everyone.

Your Brother in Christ,
Eric Woolery

Monday, September 21, 2015

​Need - Bed, Car Seat, Stroller​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vicky Adkins

​Need - Bed, Car Seat, Stroller​

Hi. I am trying to find a good queen size bed, a car seat for a 10 month old girl and a stroller. If anyone has any of these items available free or for a very very low price, please let me know. The great-grandmother, (my sister Linda) is retired and is helping her grandson (23) raise the baby. They do not have a lot of money to spare. The grandson (the baby's father) is working, but they do need help. The circumstances are very difficult so, if you can help, please contact me at or call 833.1555

Thank you so much!
Vicky Adkins

Avon Representative

From: Carol Turner

Avon Representative

Does anyone know an Avon Representative?

Or can you put me in touch with one.

Carol Turner

​Epic Plumbing Company​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: juliemarsh

​Epic Plumbing Company​

I am trying to help my son who has started his own plumbing company get the word out. He has a young family to support.

The company name is Epic. He has been in the plumbing field for over 15 years, he is honest, clean, reliable, proficient in all areas of plumbing also licensed and insurance.
He gives free estimates.

Please pass the word along.
EPIC Plumbing Jesse

Thank you

Need HP LaserJet Replacement ASAP

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Paul Ludy

Need HP LaserJet Replacement ASAP

I am looking for a good LaserJet 1020 or 1100 printer to replace a printer that just gave up the ghost. Anyone have such a printer that will fit in my "dinosaur" system? I will pay cash for it.

Please CALL ME ASAP at 210-8450. I expect to be in Independence Monday p.m., Tuesday a.m., Thursday p.m., and maybe another time this week. I will be glad to pick up!

Paul V. Ludy
3209 Quarry Road

Bates City MO 64011
816 210-8450
For RLDS Books goto

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Chili and Nachos Dinner - Zion's Ridge Campground Fundraiser

---------- Forwarded message ----------


Chili and Nachos Dinner


Zion's Ridge Campground Fundraiser
Chili and Nacho Dinner and Dessert Auction
at New Jerusalem Restoration Branch
Friday, October 16, 2015
Save the date and come for fellowship and fun.

More information will be forthcoming.

Electric Trailer Brake Controller For Sale

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rick Reynolds


One more item to share with all on your list:

Tekonsha P3 Electric Trailer Brake Controller, like new. Paid $200, asking $100. Please contact Rick by phone or text at 816-200-3653 or email at

Air Compressor For Sale

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rick Reynolds

For sale: Ingersoll Rand vertical air compressor, model SS3660V, 3 HP, 60-gallon tank, maximum pressure 135 PSI, CFM 13.2, pump speed 1200 rpm, voltage 230/1/60, 15 amp. Like new, seldom used. Photos attached.
$600 or best offer.

If interested, please contact Rick by phone at 816-200-3653 or email at

Saturday, September 19, 2015

​May Need a Truck​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stacy Frinsthal

​May Need a Truck​

We may be needing a truck sooner than later.

I KNOW there have been posts before about trucks so if anyone is selling please let me know

​God Bless!!
​Stacy Pyatt

Home needed for two Cats

From: ​
Aaron Clute

Home needed for two Cats

These cats are brothers and are about 9 years old. The black and white one is Sammy and the orange and white one is Joey. Joey comes out around people more and Sammy hides most of the time but they are both loving and affectionate. They are both de-clawed in the front and are both fixed. We took them in over a year ago hoping to find a home for them somewhere instead of having to take them to a shelter and drop them off. We really don't want to have to do that but we are kind of on a deadline here now. I've attached some photos of them in this email.

Aaron Clute

Friday, September 18, 2015

Joey Edson - Update Sept 18, 2015

Chris Edson

Joey is having a few post surgery issues--the most concerning of which is a fever that keeps spiking to about 103. His cancer treatment causes him to run a fever of about 101, so the additional burden of the surgery seems to have really overloaded his system. Also having a few issues keeping his pain under control. Would appreciate all those Prayer Warriors out there address those two specific issues over the next few days which will be crucial in his ability to heal.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Need Roof Shingled

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patricia Beebe

Need Roof Shingled

Looking for roofer to shingle a building roughly 32x30. Do not think it will require tear off - only one layer of shingles and roof sound. Need to have job completed before December.

Contact Pat Beebe to schedule bid time

Joey Edson Update

Thanks for your prayers. Please keep Joey, Chris & Stephen in your prayers as they walk through this valley.

Chris Edson

We are back home. Big thanks to Connie Schoepske for coming to sit with me and kill time. Also, thanks to everyone for all the prayers and positive thoughts. Surgery went well. They removed a mass that was 15 cm in diameter, so now Joey can actually lower his arm. They were not able to close the wound, so for now it is dressed and we will go back to the surgeon tomorrow to have the dressing changed and they will show me how to care for it until they can get him set up with a wound vac and a visiting nurse to come and maintain it while it grows closed. The surgeon said it should grow closed over time, probably a couple of months.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book of Mormon Round Table September

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: robyn mun

Book of Mormon Round Table September

Book Of Mormon Round Table

The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 6pm

Speaker/Presenter: Andrew Bolton,

Apostle in the Community of Christ

“ Justice for the poor in the

Book of Mormon? ”

See you on floor “A” of Stone Church!

1012 W. Lexington Ave., (lower north parking lot)

Independence, MO. 64050 816-254-2211

Let Us Endure To The End….

(2 Nephi 31:20-21 & 3 Nephi 15:9 Utah Saints / 2 Nephi 13:30-32 & 3 Nephi 7:10 Iowa Missouri Saints)

Love, Sister Robyn Mun

816-838-6575 cell & text

Car needed for Shannon

From: Franinzion

Car needed for Shannon

One of our church families is in need of a good, reliable car in the $2,000.00 price range.

If anyone has a car to sell or knows of one please contact Shannon Shelton at 816-377-9620

Shannon is a school teacher so if you call during the school day she will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,
Fran Manning

Want a piano or organ?

Want a piano or organ?

If so, call Myrtle Bowerman tonight at 816-886-7843
Piano - $100
Organ - $300 - great & swell keyboards - Baldwin - with pedals

It has to be moved by tomorrow. (Thursday, 17th)


Restoration Groups that Need donations

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: April Erwin

Restoration Groups that Need donations

I began looking for list of Restoration based charities/groups/programs that I could possibly assist with and found the information was a little scattered and not always easy to find. What started as a project for personal use has grown into a four page list that would probably be useful to others as well. Many people were helpful in creating this list - Thank you all!

Most would fall under monetary donations, but not all of them. There are a LOT of different ways to donate and contribute in Zion. I'm sure this is not as comprehensive as it could be, and if you see a listing you feel I could add, feel free to email me and let me know:

I'm pasting the list below, but since that often messes with formatting, I'm also attaching a word doc.

Restoration Organizations needing Donations:
1. Center Place Restoration School, To donate, choose Donations under the MORE menu tab. You can also support them by purchasing fireworks in the summer at their tent (check website calendar for dates and locations)

2. African Restoration Ministries (A.R.M.), to donate, send to: be sure to note that it is for ARM

The Conference of Restoration Elders (ARM)
P.O. Box 4085,
Independence, MO 64051

3. Family Outreach, To donate, send to:
Family Outreach
P.O. Box 22
Independence , MO 64051

4. Latin America Missions Board (LAMB), To Donate, make checks payable to LAMB and send to:
PO Box 4085,
Independence, MO 64051

5. Navajo Ministry Support Group, Please send donations to:
NMSG Donations
3923 Buckner-Tarsney road
Sibley, MO 64088

6. Southeast Asia and Australia Ministries (SEAAM),

To donate, Please note it is for SEAAM and send to:
The Conference of Restoration Elders (SEAAM)
P.O. Box 4085,
Independence, MO 64051
7. Book of Mormon Foundation, To Donate, Click on the donate button in the lower right corner of the home page.

8. Cumorah Books, To Donate, Make checks payable to Cumorah Books, Inc
Cumorah Books, Inc.
P. O. Box 2257
Independence, Missouri 64055
(816) 210-8450

9. Price Publishing Company, To see how you can support their ministry, contact:
Price Publishing Company
915 East 23rd Street
Independence, Missouri 64055

Telephone: 816.461.5659
FAX: 816.461.5565

10. Zion’s Compass Homeschool Co-op, To Donate, contact

11. Restoration Boy Scout Troop 216, To Donate send to:
Devon Park Restoration Branch
824 E Devon Street
Independence, Missouri 64055
David McLean 816-536-7911

12. The Devon Park Life After Death traveling booth ministry, To Donate send to:
Devon Park Restoration Branch
824 E Devon Street
Independence, Missouri 64055
James Noland 816-888-9992

13. The Devon Park church history trip fund, To Donate send to:
Devon Park Restoration Branch
824 E Devon Street
Independence, Missouri 64055
Holly McLean 816-206-0690

14. Odessa Hills Campground, To Donate, Send checks made payable to CMRB
OR Odessa Hills Campground. You may designate a current remodel project, if nothing is specified it
will be put in the general fund.
Odessa Hills Campground
c/o Larry Marsh
706 S. Clay
Holden, MO 64040

15. 2000 Strong for Christ Youth and Young Adults, To Donate, contact

16. Restoration Campus Ministries, Multiple campuses.

Columbia MO: To see how you can contribute, contact:
Organization Email Address
Campus Mailing Address
117 Schweitzer Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Warrensburg, MO: To see how you can contribute, contact:
Organization Email Address
Campus Mailing Address
The Cornerstone
134 W. Pine Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: (660) 747-0780

17. Zion’s Ridge Campground Building Fund, (there is not a website at this time) To Donate, send to the Treasurer,
Otto Beil,
1120 S Elizabeth St,
Independence, MO 64056-2311
Several branches have red jars to collect donations, check
with you local branch.

18. Cornerstone of Zion,
An invitation to share your artwork through a unique missionary outreach center in Nauvoo, IL
To participate, contact: (Jammie Herring) 217 357-5852 (Betty Vickery) 573-491-3743

19. Youth Media Corps, To learn more how you can contribute, contact: Joseph McLean at 816-377-4991 or Holly McLean at 816-206-0690

20. South Crysler Restoration Branch Youth groups (many attend from other braches), To learn how you can support these programs, click on the CONTACT link at the top of the webpage.
Pathfinders and Trailblazers
Year-round program for boys 7 - 17 years old where young men can achieve the core objectives of developing character, personal fitness, and good citizenship. Meets Mondays at 7:00 P.M.

Handmaidens and Lamplighters
Program for girls K - 12th grade; teaches skills and spiritual disciplines essential to the stewardship of home and family. Meets on Mondays at 7:00 P.M.

Zioneers and Zion’s League
Fellowship for junior high and senior high youth, respectively. Activities include worship, study, recreation, and service.

Young Adult
Fellowship for youth past high school.

21. Michele Ludy Pearl Foster Care Storehouse: “I'm always searching for things for foster families...and have been building up a storehouse/clothing closet for needs as I come across them. There's a resource center in Independence and also one in Olathe, which would both love donations. I'm kind of branching in a slightly different direction...when we get kiddos in the middle of the night (which has been the case with every foster family I talk to), it isn't possible to get the clothes you need from the resource centers until later since they have specific hours of operation. We do usually have an hour or two from the time we get the call until the child is dropped off, which is when we try to find clothing that will tide the kiddos over until we can visit the centers. Necessities include: pajamas, underwear, socks, and at least one change of clothes, since the ones they arrive in are almost always too small or way too big, not to mention filthy. I've been building up a stockpile of clothing that has been available for foster families for those types of needs. I also frequent several Facebook groups that foster families go to when those needs arrive, and clothing/baby essentials/shoes/furniture are all swapped for free from other foster families. If you could add me to the list for any children's clothing/shoes/furniture that needs new homes, I'd appreciate it! Plus sizes are also hard to come by at the "foster family" resource centers.

To contact Michele with donations of clothes or other used items:
Call 913-314-0716 or Email

22. Storehouse Ministries of Zion Inc.,
Storehouse Ministries of Zion Inc. is NOT supported by any conference or factional group. It is a stand alone 501c3 tax exempt charity organization that attempts to assist people who have needs, but don’t have the ability to receive oblation from a restoration branch. We also try to help 3rd world saints build churches, build schools, attend schools and orphanages, and have individual stewardships by giving or loaning them start-up capital to start businesses of their own.We are directed by a board of 6 members; we have 2 remnant board members, 3 JCRB board members, and myself from the CRE. There are 4 men and 2 women on the board. Joy Muir is the secretary of our organization. It was originally formed as a place for people to contribute their surplus and tithes to noble causes, since we didn’t have a bishopric. We have intentionally not affiliated with any conference, so we can assist all saints and neighbors. This past year we have helped with Family assistance $700, Medical expenses $3655.12, Stewardship (Cameroon) $2715, First Nation $500, Educational assistance in Belize $640, Central America Assistance $500, and utility bills $158, totaling $8868.12 but we only took in $6853. So we are in dire need of support. In the past we have helped with over $100,000 to purchase lands, build churches, build schools, support an orphanage, and meet a number of local needs. I would love for more people to know about our function, rather than using the secular “GO FUND ME” way to contribute to peoples needs, they can use Storehouse Ministries of Zion, Inc. and get tax receipted at the end of the year. I hope this assures you of this good cause where we are all working together for the cause of Zion.Bill Barrett, board member of SMoZ Inc. and board member of African Restoration Ministries.
To Donate,
Storehouse Ministries Of Zion Inc.
P. O. Box 1196
Independence, Mo. 64051


In an effort to keep things efficient and a current list always at hand for anyone that would like to see it, I've created a public document through Google. Just click the link and view at will. Feel free to share the link with anyone you like, there are no logins or passwords required to view it.

April Erwin
Dysfunction Junction and Missing Pieces by April Erwin & Available Now: JUSTICE BURNING

Gilbert Wayne Marshall - Obituary

Gilbert Wayne Marshall - Obituary

Gilbert Wayne Marshall, 85, of Independence, MO passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015. A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Saturday, September 19th at Carson-Speaks Midtown Chapel; 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO. A funeral service will be held immediately after at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, MO.

Gilbert was born February 6, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the oldest of five children born to Alta Marie (Kinnear) and Ralph Delmont Marshall. He graduated from Rogersville High School and shortly thereafter met his beloved wife, Loretta Sue (Easterly). They made their home in the Rockford/Loves Park IL area where they lived for 30 years. Together they raised three children. Gilbert began his career as a machinist before starting with Twin Disc in Rockford as a tool and die maker, eventually becoming a tool design engineer. He played an active role in local politics in Loves Park, serving 2 terms as a city councilman. After leaving Twin Disc, Gilbert and Loretta moved to Independence in 1981. They jointly owned Rainbow Natural Foods and owned and managed Liberty Corner, while Gilbert worked for Bendix as a tool design engineer until his retirement in 1993. A lifelong member of the RLDS church, he was most recently attending First Branch of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Independence. He served in many leadership and service capacities as a respected member of the priesthood including pastor of the Rockford Branch in Illinois and of the Ridgewood Congregation in Independence. Gilbert was a hardworking, principled, upright person who enjoyed helping others. He was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind daughters, Pat Walsh and husband Rod, and Pam Benson, all of Independence, MO; son, Wayne Marshall and wife LaVon, of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren, Jonathan and Joshua Walsh, Jill Perry, Jennifer and Janelle Cross, Jeff Benson, Miranda Riley, and Marissa Pinkowski; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Everett Marshall and wife Shirley, of Rogersville, MO, and Hubert Marshall and wife Judy, of St. Peters, MO; and sisters, Mary Smeaton and husband Jim, of Nixa, MO, and Connie Noble and husband David, of Springfield, MO. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Loretta Sue (Easterly), and his parents. The family encourages contributions to the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 700 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64050 in his memory. Online condolences may be expressed at (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)

Lynn’s Syllabus For Nine Week Class

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lynn Ridenhour

Lynn’s Syllabus For Nine Week Class


Some of the saints have been asking if there is a registration fee
to take our nine-week class "Reclaiming Your Spirit-led Heritage."


A love offering may be accepted.

Just wanted to clarify.



Your Spirit-Led Heritage”

Resurgence of Present-day Manifestations

Within the Restoration Movement

Taught by
Lynn Ridenhour

Thursday Nights 7 – 9 pm

Starting September 24th, 2015

Thru November 19th

Old Chrisman Sawyer Bank Building

First floor

S.W. corner of Independence Square

201 W. Lexington

Public Welcome


I’ve waited twenty-nine years for someone to do an in-depth study regarding the Spirit-led life taught from the perspective of the restoration movement. I’m still waiting. So I decided to do it. A class taught on spiritual encounters of the early saints and the resurgence of those spiritual manifestations among restoration saints in our day.

We’ve been traveling, speaking in Book of Mormon churches and have been witnessing similar experiences of the early saints. It’s a New Day! Saints are coming together. This year we witnessed a dear LDS sister share her love for the Book of Mormon and preach the gospel, standing in a restoration branch pulpit on a Sunday morning. What a spirit of revival and unity there was! We also witnessed a dear restoration branch brother, seventy, preach from the pulpit of an LDS congregation.

These are wonderful days! Come be with us. We have so much more to share.




Sept. 24th, Theme: “It’s a New Day, a New Day of Discovery” In two ways…

Topics Covered:

· 1) Saints rediscovering their rich Spirit-led heritage.

· 2) We Protestants are discovering the “best-kept” secret—that great modern-day outpouring of the Spirit which occurred in the Midwest during the mid-1830s (of which we typically know nothing about).

· The three great modern-day outpourings of the Spirit – taken in reverse chronological order:

1) Charismatic Renewal, 1960s & ‘70s

2) Azusa Street Revival, 1906

3) Restoration Movement, 1836

· Resurgence of Present-day outpourings of the Spirit among today’s saints.



Oct.1st, Theme: “The Missing Link”

Topics Covered:

· One of Brother Joseph’s callings was to restore the whole Christ to the Church.

· When he came on the scene, most Protestant churches (most Protestant ministers) were worshippers of the Bible more so than worshippers of the living God. Theologically and experientially-speaking, most Protestants were Cessationists. Miracles, healings, supernatural encounters, and spiritual manifestations had ceased when the original 12 apostles passed away, according to their teachings.

· Along comes a 16 year-old teenager who one day walks out into the woods. And has an incredible encounter with the living God. The teenager rushes up town, corners the first preacher he can find, which happens to be a Methodist, and tells him his testimony. The teen simply says,

“I know God lives. I saw Him!”

And that Methodist preacher, that theological professor, went berserk! The conversation in essence went something like: “Impossible! God doesn’t interfere in our daily lives these days. Supernatural encounters have ceased.” Joseph responds, “O, no! He does interfere! He’s out in the woods. I just saw Him! I talked to Him!”

· We’re going to explore the profound implications of that grove encounter. “I’m back!” says God.

Our discussion centers on the tangible Presence of God returning. Returning in the grove, returning in our midst—His manifested presence has been the missing link. What happens when God localizes Himself as He did in the Upper Room? As He did with Joseph in the Grove? As He did with the early saints in the Kirtland Temple? As He does in our midst? An interesting topic, for sure.

In January 1843, while living in Nauvoo, Illinois, Joseph Smith had a conversation with some people who were not members of the Church. He said these words:

I cannot believe in any of the creeds of the different denominations, says Joseph, because they all have some things in them I cannot subscribe to, though all of them have some truth. I want to come up into the presence of God, and learn all things.

Joseph nails it. Joseph chose God’s presence over his own theology and over men’s creeds. Let’s examine those ramifications.


Oct. 8th, Theme: “The Baptism in the Spirit and its Place within the Restoration Movement” (part I)

We will spend two Thursday evenings on this grand topic. 10 topics covered; 5 an evening.

Tonight’s 5 Topics:

1) Joseph Smith taught, believed in, and practiced what we’ll be discussing. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is no strange doctrine to the restoration gospel. To the contrary, this magnificent experience is at the very heart of this movement. It’s not a footnote to your history. Not an asterisk but is front and center throughout your church history. Exciting.

2) The early saints experienced firsthand numerous outpourings of the Spirit. We will reference (volume and page) those church history outpourings.

3) Where do we find this experience? Everywhere. It’s in both sticks (books).

4) What is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

5) And our last topic: We examine distinctions and terms, or terminology, regarding this marvelous experience. On that note, I very much dislike labels, but sometimes labels are necessary in order to communicate and articulate one’s meaning and position. This is one of those “sometimes.”

*Charles and Pat Golden share their life in the Spirit

(End of tonight’s session – to be continued next week…)


Oct. 15th, Theme: “The Baptism in the Spirit and its Place within the Restoration Movement” (part II)

Continuing with our Topics:

6) The two witnesses: 1) outer, 2) inner

7) The Two-fold purpose of the Baptism in the Spirit

8) Not a doctrine. All doctrine is always an invitation into an encounter with the living God.

9) The inevitable question always comes up sooner or later…

“Brother Lynn, do I have to speak in tongues to be filled with the Spirit?”

We’ll address that question from the perspective of restoration church history.

10) The four prominent misunderstandings among Book of Mormon believers regarding the phenomenon known as glossolalia, commonly known as speaking in tongues. Some refer to this experience as receiving your private prayer language.

Background History

During the mid-1980s I was asked by one of your Community of Christ Seventies to assist him in launching an alternative worship service and outreach for predominately young married couples , teens and twenty year olds. The movement was called Contemporary Christian Center (“CCC”), an outreach of the Community of Christ church.

At the time, our family was attending KC Christian Fellowship in southern Kansas City, a non-denominational, charismatic church newly founded by a young man, Mike Bickle. It was during this time that Pastor Bickle joined John Wimber’s Vineyard Church movement. Bickle’s church became known as KC Vineyard Fellowship.

I remember it well. John Wimber would frequently come to KC Vineyard and minister. Signs and wonders would break out in his services. I was at the time reading Wimber’s book “Power Evangelism.” More like devouring it.

It was during this time period that one of the brethren in charge of CCC said, “Lynn, I really want you to come and help us”

“But Wade, I’m not a member.”

“I know that but I still want your help.”

He knew I was a Book of Mormon believer. So I agreed. Paul Lucero, Wade Hankins, and I began traveling across this nation setting up and establishing “CCC” Fellowships. Miracles, healings, and spiritual gifts begin occurring.

My point is…As we traveled among the saints, I kept noticing certain questions popping up, certain misconceptions especially regarding speaking in tongues. Thirty years later these same four concerns continue surfacing. I want to address these four misconceptions:

1) "There was too much tongue-speaking in that meeting for me. I never did hear anybody interpret. It sounded like confusion to me."

2) "It's the least of all the gifts, you know."

3) "Tongues are for unbelievers, you know. They're for a sign to the unbeliever.”

4) "We must be careful not to emphasize the gifts of the Spirit to the neglect of the fruit of the Spirit."

*Marilyn Slauter shares her life in the Spirit.

(End of session)


Oct.22nd, Theme: The Gospel of the Kingdom. What is it?

Topics Covered:

· On Saturday, March 11th, 1854, published in the Millennial Star, Brother Joseph defines for us what the gospel of the kingdom is.

· Jesus preached gospel of kingdom. John the Baptist preached gospel of kingdom. Paul preached gospel of kingdom. Early disciples preached gospel of gospel of kingdom. Joseph preached gospel of kingdom. Early saints preached gospel of kingdom.

· Today in many churches on any given Sunday the gospel of grace is preached, not the gospel of the kingdom.

· We explore those implications

*Gay Spalding shares her life in the Spirit

(TEACHINGS #6,7,8,9 To be announced as Spirit leads)

​Still Needing a Car

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dan Hood​

​Still Needing a Car

My brother-in-law Richard Hartman is much in need of reliable transportation.
He cares for my mother-in-law Delores Hartman, bringing her here, taking her to Dr. appointments, grocery shopping, etc.

His car registration expires at the end of this month (Sept.) and he has been told by Barr's Automotive that it will require several thousand dollars in repairs and for it to pass inspection. It is an old car and been ready for the junk yard for some time.

He has approximately $1000 to spend. . .does anyone out there have or know of someone who might have a reasonably reliable automobile or small van, who would be willing to help them out.

If nothing turns up, he will be out of a car by the end of the month, and I am afraid we will be doing a lot of taxi work.

Please help if you can.
Reply to Dan: or call cell: (816)-401-2644

Thanks so much,
Dan and Nanci Hood

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Help for a mother of three that is moving into an apartment

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mary Ann Erikson

Help for a mother of three that is moving into an apartment

She needs table and chairs, 3 beds and dressers, sofa, chairs, lamps, stands. She has dishes etc.

Please let me know if you are able to help. This is late but she is trying to pick things up at the storage place on Noland Road. She doesn't seem to have any help.

Call me at 816-796-6119

Painting Party on the Square

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Muriel Luedeman

Painting Party on the Square

Painting Party
Muriel Luedeman

201 W. Lexington, 1st Floor,
Corner of Lexington and Liberty on the Independence Square

Monday, September 28st
7:00pm – 9:00pm

15 Spots Available

Canvas, brushes, paints, and inspiration provided
Juice and tea

Be inspired and amaze yourself!

Fee: $35

Contact Muriel at 816-726-8425
Or email

Comfortable, old clothes, and/or a smock

Is the attire for the evening.

If you can’t make the 28th, October dates are available.

Update on Joey Edson - Sept 15, 2015

Update on Joey Edson
Chris Edson

Well, I'm afraid the update on Joey isn't good news. I apologize for sharing it this way, but I just don't have the time to make a bunch of phone calls, so this is the best way I know to share news. He had the CT Scan this morning, then we followed up with the surgeon. He told us that the mass is still growing and that now there is evidence of the cancer in the lymph nodes in his neck and beneath his sternum. The translation for that is, the best he can do surgically is try to make him more comfortable for what time he has left. We are hoping to get in for surgery on Wednesday, but that will be up to insurance. If not then, it will be either Friday of this week or Wednesday of next. We asked him for a best guess at how much time he thinks Joey has left and he says maybe a year if we're lucky.


We got a call saying insurance approved the surgery. Joey is scheduled tomorrow morning at 8:00.

Help in Gathering

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From: paul gage

Help in Gathering

Dear Saints,

Brother Gary Jones, pastor of the Puyallup, Washington RB is seeking assistance for a family that is moving to the Holden, MO area.
They need someone to drive a U-Haul truck from Washington to Missouri.

The planned move is around Sept. 28, 2015

Expenses for air fare, lodging, and meals will be covered by the family that is moving.

If anyone is interested in flying to Washington and driving a U-Haul truck back to Missouri,

please contact

Gary Jones at 360-785-8747 or

or resopnd to me by email and I will forward on to Brother Jones.

Thank you

Paul Gage


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From: ​Jennifer Blatzer​



COOK, 76

LAKE ALFRED - Mrs. Audrey Delores Cook, 76, born March 24, 1939, in Pontiac, MI. Audrey went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2015 after battling cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Iva Judd and brother Roy Judd Jr. She is survived by her husband Arthur Cook, her soulmate of 60 years, sisters Helen Ihle, Lake Alfred, FL, and Linda Hunt, Winter Haven, FL, loving daughters Debbie Cook, Lake Alfred, FL, Gail (Jim) Fletcher, Orlando, FL, and son David (Rhonda) Cook of Fort Worth, TX. Audrey has 4 grandsons Jason (Ann) Jones, MI, Chad (Julie) Sparks, IA, Cory (Angie) Sparks, FL, and Jeff Tunstall, TX and one granddaughter Chasity Sparks, FL and eight great grandchildren.
She was a member of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Audrey was a loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandma, great grandma, and friend and she will be deeply missed by her family.
A Service Gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 865 S. Bueno Vista Drive Lake Alfred, FL 33850.

​(Audrey was Jennifer Blatzer's aunt)​

Monday, September 14, 2015

Twin bed asked for and Found

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From: Nancy Skelton

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From: Nancy Skelton

It is with glad and happy thankful hearts that we report to you that our needy family had an abundance of responses to our request for help and we praise our Heavenly Father for all of His many blessings. The 9-year old boy had a complete new bed frame and mattress and box springs along with plastic covers for the mattress and box springs before the night was over. He had a new bed to sleep in last night! Praise be to God! And thank you and to all those who responded to our cry for help!! May God bless each and every one of you... We are all so very thankful and appreciate you so very much.

Nancy Skelton


Twin bed needed

The Crane family have a friend with a child that is being fed through a feeding tube. Last week the food was spilled all over his bed and it soaked into the mattress and even into the box springs. Despite all cleaning efforts the bed still smells horribly and needs to be replaced.
The child's family cannot afford to buy a new twin mattress and box springs set and are having a difficult time in finding a used set. This family may not even be able to afford a used set unless it is very reasonable in price.

We are asking now if anyone knows of anyone who might have a twin bed that is in the way and would be so very kind as to donate or sell it at a very reasonable price to this needy family, please? It doesn't have to be the complete bed. They just need the mattress and box springs. We are able to pick it up.

If you can help this family in any way, please contact Jim or Linda Crane at 816-796-0862

We would appreciate your prayers in their behalf as well. Thank you so very much in advance for your kindness and prayers in behalf of this family in need.

The Crane family

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fires threatening California - Prayers Needed

From: Wilma Delarm

Fires threatening California

But Amador and Calaveras county in California has a very big fire. So far it is 50,000 acres about 10 houses burnt. It is about to hit some small towns. I live in Amador county, but I am not there now. I do have a lot of relatives and friends there. We need a lot of prayers.

Thank you and Blessings to everyone.
Wilma Delarm

Your Body is Talking, Are You Listening?

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From: julie leibold

Your Body is Talking, Are You Listening?

“Stay Informed to Stay Well”

Your Body is Talking, Are You Listening?

Join Julie Leibold RN and learn about quality of life and what it means for you.
Learn about symptom management and root causes of disease.
PH Balance and balancing the body with nutritional supplementation.

Date. September 15th.
Time. 6pm to 7.30 pm
Instructor. Julie Leibold RN
Fee. $5.00 Registration fee. Call 816 521 5507 option1/option 5. Independence School District.
Fee. $10.00 to Instructor in class. (Total fee $15.00)
Location. Truman High School, Room218

Julie J. Leibold RN/FCN Health Ambassador c. 816 517 6802 "Stay Informed to Stay Well"

Friday, September 11, 2015

Update for Joey Edson

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From: Ron Hofsommer

Update for Joey Edson

Joey had another treatment today. His oncologist doesn't like how things are looking. He feels like the infection is getting out of control, so we are scheduled now for another CT Scan on Monday morning, followed by an appointment with the surgeon to see if he thinks he can go in and clean it up some. It's been a rough couple of weeks for Joey--lots of fevers, pain, nausea, and general feeling bad. Please keep up the prayers.


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From: Bob Schrunk


SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
8:30 am-5:00 pm





Thursday, September 10, 2015

​Odessa Hills Retreat​

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From: DougJudi Smith


​Odessa Hills Retreat​

With the approaching fall season, comes the opportunity to break away for a weekend retreat at the Odessa Hills Campground!

Retreat dates are:

Oct 3-4 for Jr. aged campers (grades 4-6)
Oct 16-18 for Sr. High (grades 7-9)
Oct 23-25 for
Jr. High (grades 10-12)
Nov 13-15 for Older Youth (college age)

Check out the website at for more details and registration information!

Prayer Request for Kreps

Carol Turner

Prayer Request for Kreps

Robert Kreps who has a diabetic foot, fell and broke his hip.

His wife Janet suffers from depression.

They both need prayers.


Prayers for Sarah Piatt Sudduth

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From: Garry D Piatt

Prayers for Sarah Piatt Sudduth

Sarah Piatt Sudduth is 26 weeks pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl. They are both undersized, but the boy much smaller. She is on extended leave from her practice and seeing the doctors twice a week. She needs prayer concerning the babies health issues, because of size and she needs to carry them as long as possible. Sarah and Jeff are asking for prayers for the babies and for wisdom and peace. May the Lord will be done in all things.

May God bless you
Garry Piatt

Live map showing real-time cyber attacks around the globe

Live map showing real-time cyber attacks around the globe

Amazing warfare going on all around the globe

You will not believe this - click on the link

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Elijah Lindstedt Funeral Service

Elijah Lindstedt Funeral Service
(husband of Genevieve)

Open Arms Community of Christ
West College Street
Independence MO

Service will be Friday, September 11, 2015
Visitation from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Funeral at 7:00 p.m.

Elder Kenneth Cartwright Memorial Service

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From: Richard Hoff

Elder Kenneth Cartwright passed away Tuesday, 7:30 PM at the Groves, ​

a Chiropractor in the local area for many years.

​Memorial Service will be ​Sunday, 3:00 p.m. at Living Hope Restoration Branch.

Searching for RLDS Materials

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Searching for RLDS Materials

I am looking for 2 items for customers and would appreciate any help readers can offer.

Item #1: Zion's Light (a publication for children) Vol 1 #10 from Feb, 1999. One issue only.

Item #2: Christian Technology's CD of RLDS Scriptures.

Please reply directly to or call 816 210-8450

Thank you!

CRE Kirtland Trip

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From: paul gage

CRE Kirtland Trip

Dear Brethren,

If you or someone you know is going to Kirtland, Ohio Sept. 19-20, 2015, for the annual CRE Priesthood Retreat,

and have not registered,

PLEASE do so asap so we don't have such a big rush on Saturday morning in Kirtland.

You can register online at or download a copy of the registration form,fill it out and mail it to

PO Box 4085
Independence, MO 64051

Please include the $10.00 registration fee.

Please register by Sept. 15, 2015, otherwise just register at Kirtland.

Feel free to forward this on to others.

Thanks and God bless

Paul Gage
CRE Kirtland Priesthood Retreat
Sept. 19-20, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

​Ford Pickup - For Sale

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From: Todd Schoenemann

2007 F-250
Very Clean, runs great, 91,000 miles, New tires
No Accidents, V-8 5.4L, 4x4
Price $14,995
Contact Todd or Cindy at 816-796-6945

Restoration Christmas Choir to begin rehearsals

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From: Larry Ward

Restoration Christmas Choir to begin rehearsals - You're invited to sing!

Dear Singer,

You are invited to join the Restoration Christmas Choir in preparing services of praise and worship for this year's Christmas season!

Throughout the summer we've been making plans for this special ministry to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. The music selections have been finalized and can be reviewed via the choir resource web page : - just click on the "Rehearsal and Listening Tracks" link. Or, you can go directly to the OneDrive link here:

We're very excited to be singing Pepper Choplin's "One Silent Night" this Christmas. Some choir members have already picked up their choir books and started to learn the music. If you would like to get a "head start" please contact us to set up a time when you can pick up your score. We'll also have rehearsal CD's available as a help learning notes and rhythms. If you would like a rehearsal CD, please send an email to the address below and let us know what part you'll be singing.

As always, we would ask you to invite other musicians to share in this ministry (you can forward this email to those that might be interested in participating).

Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be singing with us this fall so we can be sure to have enough music!

Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at the Atherton Restoration Branch beginning September 13.

The Restoration Christmas Choir worship services will be Sunday evening, December 6 and Sunday morning, December 13.

Attached is a flyer that you can post on your church bulletin board.

Yours in Christ,

Larry Ward

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Rachel Horn

From: "Fort Osage R-1 School District"
Date: September 6, 2015 at 6:02:32 PM CDT

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

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Video Editor/asst. Producer Needed

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From: Bruce

Video Editor/asst. Producer Needed

Looking for a talented high school or college student to edit a short You Tube video advertising a new community safety program for small communities. I have a simple camera and remote mic that has worked for me in past efforts. I do not have tens of thousands of dollars to hire a professional production company but I have a few hundred dollars to pay for a single project video editor. If you are interested please go by my YouTube channel at
​​ for an idea of what I do.

This project will make a great addition to a budding resume. Perspiration and Inspiration combined together can accomplish great things!

Text me with your contact info and a good time to call you. If available a short video showing your work can be attached and sent to the email below or let me know where I can find your work on You Tube. Thanks!

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT

NRA Training Counselor

201 W. Lexington #100

Independence, MO. 64050

Ph# 816-353-6826

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Riding Lawn Mower and Table and Hutch

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From: Connie Guthrie

Riding Lawn Mower and
Table and Hutch

Since David had his stroke in June, he will not be able to mow any more. We are selling our riding lawn mower bought Spring 2014, maybe used 10 times.
$500.00 OBO

Also, we need to sell his OU Table and Chairs and hutch.
Was hand painted.

Thank you,
David and Connie Guthrie
816-656-5222 home

Loveseat For Sale

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From: ​Tammy​

Loveseat For Sale

Gray loveseat with pillows for sale.
Asking $150.
2 years old, no animals in the house.
Great condition.

If interested call Tammy at 372-4709

Lynn's class - from Sunday to Thursday

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From: Lynn Ridenhour

Lynn's class - from Sunday to Thursday

`We had to change our time from Sunday evenings to Thursday evenings. We were scheduled to begin our classes on September 13, Sunday evening. NOTE:
We will begin our classes on September 24th, Thursday evening. And the classes will run every Thursday evening, starting September 24 to November 19th. Same place. Same time.
My apologies for having to change the evenings from Sunday evenings to Thursday evenings.

We're quite excited about taking a look at "Reclaiming Your Spirit-led Heritage: Resurgence of Present-day Manifestations within the Restoration Movement."

Hope to see you there, Lynn

The Sheep Shed


Nine week class

7-9 pm

Class starts

Thursday, September 24th

​Old Chrisman Sawyer Bank Building

First floor

S.W. corner of Independence Square

201 W. Lexington


Your Spirit-led Heritage

Resurgence of Present day


Within the Restoration Movement

Lynn Ridenhour


Topics Covered

Saints of various restoration groups

are beginning to minister among each other

…Present-day Examples

The Present-day resurgence among Protestants regarding the restoration gospel

…millons embracing core restoration beliefs

Reclaiming Your Spirit-led Heritage

Our Journey into the Restoration as Baptists

An in-depth study into the ministry

of the Holy Spirit

…misconceptions regarding moving

of the Holy Spirit

Testimonies from fellow saints regarding the Holy Spirit in their lives

And much more…

For more information,

Contact: Lynn


Sponsored by The Sheep Shed