Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2 Looseleaf Hymnals Available

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From: Paul Ludy

2 Looseleaf Hymnals Available

Excellent gifts for your pianist or organist--or yourself!

I have 2 nearly new looseleaf hymnals for sale at $25.00 each. One will ship for $3.00; 2 will ship for $4.00. (Or I will deliver for $1.00 in the Independence area.)

1981 Hymns of the Saints
1989 Hymns of the Restoration (enlarged with 44 hymns--through #446).

Paul V. Ludy

For "NEW" RLDS Books go to

Help Needed

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From: April Erwin

Help Needed

We are in need of a bathroom remodel due to a mold issue. We have a 75 year old invalid mother who uses this handicap accessible bathroom. We also have a 6 month old baby with a whole in his heart living with us. He has other health issues as well and is scheduled for surgery in a month. We need them to have a healthy living environment.

We are severely strapped financially but can put supplies on a Home Depot credit card. We need someone or several someones experienced in remodeling and mold remediation who are willing to donate their time, barter their time, or be willing to give us a small monthly payment plan. We could also use an experienced electrician. We are in need of this being done as soon as possible.

If you can help us out, please contact Angel or April Erwin. Home # 816-833-7976, Cell# 816-560-0633 or email

Thank you for your prayerful consideration,
April Erwin
Available Now:Dysfunction Junction, Justice Burning, A Volunteer Christmas & The Power of Love,,, or


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From: Paul Ludy


Continued from November
200 RLDS Books on Sale!

Go to to see the entire list of RLDS Books.

Don’t Forget!

All books currently in stock (New and Used) are available at wholesale
pricing for everyone. This offer good through December 31, 2016.
Purchase any 12 books and get a 10% discount on the entire order
Purchase any 24 books and get a 20% discount on the entire order.
The only exceptions are books that I have to purchase from another author or publisher.

This offer good through December 31, 2016, or while supplies last.

Order by e-mail at or call Paul at (816) 210-8450.

$15.00 Books

Saints’ Harmony, 1974 reprint of 1889 book, split pages with 1120 hymns (lyrics) and 542 tunes + 7 hymns with words and music, hard

Simmons, Verneil, Peoples, Places and Prophecies, 1981, soft, 273 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Timbers for the Temple, 1922, hard, 302 pages

$10.00 Books

Book of Mormon (Fair Condition), Replica of 1830 book, Herald House, 1970, hard

Henderson, John and Lilli, Discovery of the Last Chapter Vol 1, 1997, private, soft, 401 pages

Henderson, John and Lilli, Discovery of the Last Chapter Vol 2, 1997, private, soft

Henderson, John and Lilli, Secrets of the Last Sunrise, 1994, private, soft, 360 pages

Henderson, John and Lilli, Keys to the Hidden Mysteries, 1992, private, soft, 414 pages

Palfrey, Louise, The Divinity of the Book of Mormon Proven by Archaeology, Lamoni, IA, undated, hard, 226 pages

Parsons, A. H., Parsons' Text Book, Lamoni, IA, 1902, hard, 327 pages

Research in Mormonism, no date, private, hard, 248 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Brother Elbert, 1959, hard, 438 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1921, hard, 475 pages

Smith, Heman C., The Truth Defended (A Reply to Elder D. H. Bays' Doctrine and Dogmas of Mormonism), RLDS, 1901, hard and soft, 241 pages

Smith, Hyrum O. (“Orion”), Book of Mormon Talks, Lamoni, IA, 1908 and 1912, hard, 194 pages

Smith, Vida E., Young People's History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Volume 2), Lamoni, IA, 1918, hard, 226 pages

Smith, Vida E., Young People's History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Volume 1), Lamoni, IA, 1914, 410 pages, hard

$5.00 Books

Atkinson, Mabel Sanford, The Land Shadowing with Wings, 1952, hard, 270 pages

Bingman, Margaret, Encyclopedia of the Book of Mormon, 1978, hard, 405 pages

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

Cheville, Roy A., Joseph and Emma, Companions, 1977, hard, 206 pages

Doctrine and Covenants (Fair Condition), 1971 Herald House reprint of 1835 book, hard, 282 pages

Donovan, Gregory I., Millennial Countdown, 1978, private, soft, 230 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Life and Ministry of Jesus, 1982, soft, 403 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Edwards Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1986, hard 591 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Our Legacy of Faith, 1991, hard, 335 pages

Flanders, Robert Bruce, Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi, Univ of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1965, soft, 364 pages

Gresty, John T., The Course of Time (Dramatic Oratorio for 1930 Conference)

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1959, hard, 204 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Commentary on the Book of Mormon, 1964, hard and soft, 504 pages

History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Fair Condition) Individual Volumes 1‑8

Holm, Francis W., The Mormon Churches‑‑A Comparison from Within, 1970, hard, 238 pages

Howard, Richard P, The Church Through the Years (Vol. 2), 1993, hard, 631 pages

Howard, Richard P, The Church Through the Years (Vol. 1), 1992, hard, 407 pages

Keairnes, Grace, A Reasonable Service, 1922, hard, 197 pages

Oakman, Elva T., and Lillie Jennings, It Can Be Fun! 1948, hard, 218 pages

Renfroe, Z. Z., Sent Forth to Witness, 1977, private, hard, 440 pages

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, 1939, hard, 207 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Blue Pencil Notes, 1942, 192 pages, hard

Smith, Elbert A., On Memory's Beam, 1946, hard, 350 pages

Stevens, Thelona D., Research Notes on the Doctrine and Covenants (Fair Condition), 1980 and 1982, soft, 442 pages

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

$3.00 Books

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

Anway, Joseph and Carol, Adventures in a New Land, 1987, soft, 224 pages

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

Brockway, Edith, The Golden Land, 1968, hard, 160 pages

Bryant, Verda A., Between the Covers of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1959, hard, 280 pages

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

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Book of Mormon, 1965, hard and soft, 176 pages

Burton, Emma, Beatrice Witherspoon, 1970 reprint, soft, 383 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, Adventures of a South Sea Missionary, 1961, hard, 217 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, Irby, 1976, hard, 96 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, Pilgrims of the Pacific, 1974, hard, 144 pages

Butterworth, F. Edward, Roots of the Reorganization‑‑French Polynesia, 1977, soft, 266 pages

Butterworth, Vida, Girls in White, soft, 176 pages

Cheville, Roy A., By What Authority, 1959, hard, 96 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Did the Light Go Out? 1962, hard and soft, 261 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Expectations for Endowed Living, 1972, hard, 122 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., My Endowing Experiences in Kirtland Temple, 1983, soft, 68 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., Spiritual Resources Are Available Today (Vol. 1), 1975, hard, 256 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Resources Are Available Today (Vol. 2), 1975, hard, 239 pages

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

Cheville, Roy A., The Book of Mormon Speaks for Itself, 1971, hard, 203 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

Cheville, Roy A., When They Seek Counsel, 1954, soft, 133 pages

Cheville, Roy, The Bible in Everyday Living, 1939 and 1944, hard

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

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

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

Cole, Clifford A., Faith for New Frontiers, 1956, hard and soft, 156 pages

Cole, Clifford A., The Prophets Speak, 1954, hard, 199 pages

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

Cole, Clifford A., The Mighty Act of God, 1984, soft, 192 pages

Conduff, Sara, Because He Cares, private, 1988, soft, 255 pages

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

DeLapp, G. Leslie, In the World..., 1973, hard, 250 pages

Dollins, Bill Jr., Lyrical Thoughts, 1966, hard, 71 pages

Doty, Harry L., Prayer Meetings, 1979, soft, 150 pages

Draper, Maurice L., Credo "I Believe," 1983, soft, 307 pages

Draper, Maurice L., Isles and Continents, 1982, soft, 296 pages

Draper, Maurice, Marriage in the Restoration, 1968, hard, 77 pages

Draper, Maurice, The Founding Prophet, 1991, soft, 255 pages

Draper, Maurice, The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit, 1969, hard

Draper, Maurice, Why I Belong, 1958, hard and soft, 144 pages

Edwards, Deane Butler, All Children Are Mine, 1964, hard and soft, 235 pages

Edwards, Deane Butler, White Fields for Harvest, 1970, hard, 442 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, All Thy Mercies, 1962, hard, 213 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Authority and Spiritual Power, 1956, hard, 125 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1958, hard, 469 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, For Such a Time, 1963, hard, 351 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, God Our Help, 1981 reprint, soft, 230 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, God Our Help, 1943, hard and soft, 230 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Missionary Sermon Studies, 1949, hard, 392 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Power that Worketh in Us, 1987, soft, 343 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Divine Purpose in Us, 1963, soft, 261 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Joy in Creation and Judgment, 1975, hard, 255 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Whole Wide World, 1959, (printed in Australia), hard, 176 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Aaronic Foundational Ministries, 1995, soft, 236 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Ethics: The Possibility of Moral Choice, 1987, soft, 246 pages

Edwards, Paul M., F. Henry Edwards: Articulator for the Church, 1995, soft, 142 pages

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

Edwards, Paul M., The Elder: Minister of Mission, 1997, soft, 92 pages

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

Fry, Evan A., Unto All Men, 1959, hard, 139 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 pages

Griffiths, Gomer T., An Exegesis of the Priesthood, mimeo, 154 pages

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor [the cover says "Instuctor"], 1977 reprint, soft, 231 pages

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

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Survey of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1962, hard and soft, 168 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., Let Us Worship, 1946, hard, 190 pages

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

Hettrick, Ric and Marcia, From Among Men, 1976, hard, 220 pages

Holik, Norma Anne, Isaiah's Prophecies in the Book of Mormon, undated, private, soft, 158 pages

Holmes, Reed M., Israel, Land of Zion, 1978, hard, 112 pages

Holmes, Reed, The Patriarchs, 1978, soft, 173 pages

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

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

Hymnal for Youth, 1951, hard, 395 pages

Hymnal, The, (the “gray hymnal” in Fair Condition), 1956, hard, 582 hymns

Hymns of the Saints, 1981, 501 hymns, hard

Inouye, Henry K., Jr., Roy A. Cheville: Explorer of Spiritual Frontiers, 1996, soft, 171 pages

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

Judd, Peter & Bruce Lindgren, An Introduction to the Saints Church, 1976, hard and soft, 228 pages + 108 page User's Guide

Judd, Peter & Clifford Cole, Distinctives Yesterday and Today, 1983, soft, 168 pages

Judd, Peter, The Sacraments, 1978, soft, 174 pages

Judd, Peter, The Worshiping Community, 1984, soft, 178 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

Landon, Donald, To Be the Salt of the Earth, 1965, hard, 214 pages

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

Linder, Ted, Ben Nelson: Defender of the Faithful, 1981, soft, 105 pages

Loving, Albert L., When I Put Out to Sea, 1975, 216 pages, hard

Ludy, Diane Anderson, and Paul V. Ludy (ed.), The Voice of Youth, Ludy & Associates, 2011, soft, 224 pages (NEW)

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

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Roger D. Launius, An Early Latter Day Saint History: The Book of John Whitmer, 1980, soft, 213 pages

Monsees, Laurie, A Week in the Life of the Church, 1992, hard, 107 pages

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

Preston, John, Peter Bosten, 1978 reprint of 1918 book, soft, 352 pages

Reece, Colleen, Above the Winds of Change, 1987, soft, 144 pages

Reece, Colleen L., Fourth Generation P. K., 1981, soft, 144 pages

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

Reece, Colleen L., The Unknown Witnesses, 1974, hard, 159 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Torchbearer, 1988, soft, 147 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Other Nine, 1981, soft, 164 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Ninety and Nine, 1984, soft, 157 pages

Ritchie, Malcolm L., Roy Cheville‑‑The Patriarch Years, 1997, Graceland College, soft, 423 pages

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

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), Evan Fry‑‑Illustrations from Radio Sermons, 1975, hard

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

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

Russell, William D., The Word Became Flesh, 1967, hard, 284 pages

Russell, William, Treasures in Earthen Vessels, hard and soft, 1966

Saints’ Hymnal, 1933 (Fair Condition), 442 hymns, hard

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, 1976, soft, 207 pages

Sarre, Winifred Turner, If With All Your Heart, 1969, hard, 264 pages

Shields, Steven L., Latter Day Saint Beliefs, 1986, soft, 104 pages

Short, Viola, The Fourth Relaford, 1976 reprint of 1928 book, soft, 400 pages

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

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

Skylark Leaders Manual, soft

Skylark Ways, 1983, soft, 132 pages

Smith, Elbert A., Joe Pine, 1971 reprint, soft, 352 pages

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

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

Smith, Frederick M., The Higher Powers of Man, 1968 reprint of 1918 book, soft, 232 pages

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

Smith, Lucy Mack, Joseph Smith and His Progenitors, 1969 reprint of 1912 book, soft, 371 pages

Smith, Mildred Nelson, The Word of Wisdom, 1977, hard and soft, 311 pages

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

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Doctrine and Covenants, 1961, hard, 218 pages

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Book of Mormon, 1955, hard, 501 pages

Starks, Arthur E., Concordance Supplement for the Inspired Version, 1962, hard, 231 pages

Stewart, Georgia Metcalf, How the Church Grew, 1959, 342 pages, hard

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

Stienon, Elaine, The Light of the Morning, 1988, soft, 283 pages

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

Stowell, Addie Spaulding, The Walls of Zion, 1953, hard, 416 pages

Tickemyer, Garland E., Story Illustrations for Church and Home, 1961, hard, 176 pages Tinkham, Ruby, The Unwilling Saint, 1959, hard, 160 pages

Twelve Sermons (by the Council of Twelve Apostles), 1972, hard, 151 pages

Updike, L. Wayne, Worth More Than Sparrows, 2001, private, soft, 108 pages

Walker, Marietta ("Frances"), With the Church in an Early Day, 1971 reprint of 1912 book, 354 pages, soft

Walter, Gladys Mae, The Solid Rock, 1975 reprint of 1941 book, soft, 240 pages

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

Wellington, Paul A., ed., Readings on Concepts of Zion, 1973, 316 pages, hard and soft

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

Yale, Alfred H., Life and Letters of Paul, 1959, hard and soft, 304 pages

Yarrington, Roger, Restoration Ethics Today, 1963, hard and soft, 168 pages

Yarrington, Roger, The Auditorium, 1962, hard, 92 pages

Young, Robert and Doroles, How the Celestial Law Was Compromised, 38 pages

Go to to see the entire list of RLDS Books.

Collectible Fiction Books

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From: Paul Ludy

Collectible Fiction Books

I have a friend who has more than 100 collectible books she would like to sell as a group. Most of them are Whitman Books from the 1950-1970 era. Many others are from TV series.

She and the books are in the Independence, MO, area.

If you are interested in seeing the books and making an offer on them, please contact me at (816) 210-8450 or

FREE CD/DVD Jewel Cases

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From: ​Dana Hall

FREE CD/DVD Jewel Cases

Three boxes containing hundreds of CD/DVD jewel cases need to find a new home. They would be perfect for camp craft projects (they can be arranged to make photo cubes or other ideas, see below).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Prayer request​ for Marlene​

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From: Deanne Murnieks

Prayer request​ for Marlene​

Could you please send out a prayer request for my aunt (Marlene Deputy)? She recently had some small Cerebellar strokes and has been in nursing care. But she may be having a regular stroke right now and has been rushed to the ER. We are so thankful for our Father in Heaven who hears and answers our prayers.

Monday, November 28, 2016

SCRB Blood Drive

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From: Daniel Schoenemann

SCRB Blood Drive

South Crysler Restoration Branch is sponsoring a Blood drive for the Community Blood Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The blood drive will be held in the fellowship hall at the church at 16101 E Salisbury Road, Independence MO.
Please give your gift of life by going online at and enter the sponsor code:​ ​SOUTHCRYSLER
or call Dan Schoenemann at 816-616-4396
or email

Ean Haworth's Benefit Dinner Updated

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From: Michele Schmidt

Ean Haworth's Benefit Dinner Updated

Ean Haworth’s Winter Fiesta Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch
4516 Phelps Road
Independence MO 64055

Saturday, December 10th

At 5:30 PM join us for a meal of chips and salsa, chicken enchiladas, refried beans and rice.

At 6:00 PM, guests can bid on various items donated for a silent auction. A list of items will be compiled and posted on Facebook and through email distribution.

At 6:30 PM, enjoy a luscious dessert while our volunteers prepare the auction items to be cashed out.

Tickets for the dinner and dessert are $10 each.

Tickets for dessert only are $3 each.

Tickets are available from Shelly Schmidt at or 816-868-1436. Please leave an email address or phone number where she can reach you. If you attend Outreach congregation see Alicia Negaard for tickets. Carissa Nauman will have tickets at CPRS. Atherton members can see Pam Chrislip for tickets. Buckner members can see the Mark and Zalfen Colville. See Ronda Ohmer at South Crysler. See Muriel Luedeman at Living Hope.

Due to our need to conserve costs as effectively as possible, we ask that all tickets be purchased and paid for no later than Monday, December 5th.

If you would like to donate items for the auction, your time or a fancy dessert, please contact Shelly Schmidt as soon as possible.

Ean is an 18-year-old member of Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch and the youngest son of Michael and Robin Haworth. At just ten years old Ean was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Already dealing with chronic asthma, allergies and skin conditions, this was a blow to the family. For many years Ean has received treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. On October 11th, Ean had the first of three corrective surgeries at Mayo. He will have the other two in the next several months. This means that Ean and his parents have and will be traveling back and forth to Mayo. They will incur expenses for fuel, food and lodging in addition to those costs not covered by insurance. Ean’s medications are also quite expensive. Due to his extremely delicate health over the last several years, Ean has missed a great deal of school and is currently taking an online curriculum to allow him to graduate. This is another expense related to his health. Please help the Haworth’s with these expenses.

*Ean is an 18-year-old member of Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch and the youngest son of Michael and Robin Haworth. At just ten years old Ean was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Already dealing with chronic asthma, allergies and skin conditions, this was a blow to the family. For many years Ean has received treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. On October 11th, Ean had the first of three corrective surgeries at Mayo. He will have the other two in the next several months. This means that Ean and his parents have and will be traveling back and forth to Mayo. They will incur expenses for fuel, food and lodging in addition to those costs not covered by insurance. Ean’s medications are also quite expensive. Due to his extremely delicate health over the last several years, Ean has missed a great deal of school and is currently taking an online curriculum to allow him to graduate. This is another expense related to his health. Please help the Haworth’s with these expenses.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Restoration Choir and Orchestra Christmas services

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From: Larry Ward

Restoration Choir and Orchestra Christmas services

"Come to Us, Emmanuel"

Celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas season

with the

Restoration Christmas Choir and Orchestra

in our 20th year!

Worship Service Dates:

December 4, 6:30 p.m.
Outreach Restoration Branch
723 South Crysler Avenue
Independence MO

December 11, 10:30 a.m.
Grain Valley Community of Christ
32901 East Pink Hill Road
Grain Valley MO

December 18, 11:00 a.m.
Atherton Restoration Branch
4910 North Main Street
Atherton, MO

For more information,
contact Larry or Diane Ward

or go to

​Graceland College Centennial Cookbook​

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From: "Jennifer McBroom (Work Account)"

​Graceland College Centennial Cookbook​

I am the content specialist in Graceland University’s communications department. For our centennial anniversary in 1995, GU put together a book of alumni recipes and historical photos of the college. GU will be celebrating 125 years in 2020, and we are in the early beginnings of putting together another cookbook in commemoration. I looked through your list of books online and did not see the centennial cookbook from 1995. We have had a hard to time getting our hands on a copy. Do you indeed have one for purchase, or would you know where I may be able to find one?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

Jennifer L. McBroom, MFA
Content Specialist
Graceland University
Lamoni IA 50140

Friday, November 25, 2016

AUSTRALIAN RESTORATION NEWS December, 2016 / January, 2017

AUSTRALIAN RESTORATION NEWS December, 2016 / January, 2017

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

Greetings to all the Lovely Saints in Australia: Here it is, already, time to sing "Silent Night," and "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?" Certainly, 2016 seems to have had wings as the year has gone by so quickly. Quite often, upon awaking, my thoughts are about the Saints I love so much in Australia. How I long and pray for the day, when we shall be with Him in His Kingdom. Memories, like the golden leaves on the trees, that at this time of year in the USA, are falling to the ground, the golden leaves of my memories of the wonderful time spent in Australia, continue to flood my mind. Many of my memories of my time in the land, "down under," will be included in the next issue of Tidings of Zion, which we hope to have in the mail in late December. There will be a goodly number of "remembrances" in this issue from others who have shared in ministry in Australia since 1984.

I have been asked however, to mention my memories of Brother Paul Fulker who lived in Gin Gin. Though I did not have the opportunity to really get to know Brother Paul, I did have the privilege of meeting him and sharing in fellowship and worship with him on two occasions. The first time was in 2007, when my wife, Sharon and I made our first trip to Australia. We, along with Peter and Helen Archer made our way up to see Brother Paul. He was a priest in the Aaronic Priesthod of the church. We enjoyed a wonderful time with him. The second time was when I came to Australia in 2015. Again, with the Archers, we met Brother Paul for tea at a restaurant in Gin Gin after which he gave us a nice tour of the city. He then invited us to his home where we shared in a wonderful Sacrament of the Lord's Supper and rich fellowship. I will remember Brother Paul, who passed away very recently, as a true servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ, and was a shining example, for the Lord, there in his community. That is what we are all called to be, as Jesus said in Matthew 5:16-18, the Inspired Version, "...I give unto you to be the light of the world,...let your light shine before the world, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

It will be a busy month, in the Centre Place as Center Place Restoration School (CPRS) and many of the branches will be implementing events and activities in observation of the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A Restoration Choir will share in ministry at three branches in the Independence area.

The Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) and Pastors of Zion (POZ) continue to share in planning activities of worship and study for all interested Saints. Brother Vim Horn continues to serve as Chairman of the CRE and Brother Dayn Cederstrom is now Chairman of the POZ.

The school, CPRS, continues to need the prayers of the Saints around the world. Brother John Larson recently resigned and Brother Dan Schoenemann will be serving as Administrator of the school for the remainder of this school years. As we all know, there is an ongoing need for financial assistance to keep the school in operation.

On Sunday evening, November 20, 2016, Elder Joseph F. Smith, great grandson of Joseph Smith Jr. shared in ministry at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch. He said he had a message of warning, from the Lord, to share with the Saints. The attendance was between 300-400. It was a message of remembering the promises of God and that when God gives commandments, we have two options. To obey and enjoy the blessings or ignore and suffer the consequences. He gave many scriptures to support his message. The service was livestreamed and can be viewed at It is worth your time to watch the service.

ARM, GEM, LAMB, SEAAM and the Domestic Outreach Program, are all missionary boards functioning under the CRE, have had a number of teams in the field this year. Some of the countries that have received ministry are Australia, Canada, Germany, Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines. A group of young people and others will be in Kenya from December 14-January 10th or so.

A quiz from the Book of Mormon: Did you know that "round abouts were a part of the Nephite's preparation for battle?" See Alma 22:1-3. No joking!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given;

and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and





The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 9:6-9





Elder Neil Kerswell is authoring a 3rd Volume of “Riches from the Scriptures” and has kindly granted permission for them to be printed in our Australian Restoration Newsletter. (Editor)

Riches from the Scriptures Volume 03

Chapter 1 Our Life is a Probation

What is the meaning of Probation?

· The act of testing with accountability

· The testing or trial of a person's conduct, character, qualifications, or the like.

· In Education. A trial period or condition of students in certain educational institutions who are being permitted to redeem failures, misconduct, etc.

· A Testing or Trial Period while still under supervision

· A situation or period of time in which a person who is starting a new job is tested and watched to see if that person is able to do the job properly

Put Simply “Probation” in Christian terms is:

· A finite amount of time in which we have an opportunity to choose whether we will Love God who created us.

[1 Nephi 3:32] Wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.

[1 Nephi 3:33] Therefore remember, O man, for all thy doings thou shalt be brought into judgment.

[1 Nephi 3:34] Wherefore, if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation, then ye are found unclean before the judgment seat of God;

[1 Nephi 3:35] And no unclean thing can dwell with God; wherefore ye must be cast off forever.

A very important part of our probation here on Earth is to learn to avoid and overcome wickedness. Accountability really kicks in here as it says for all our doings we shall be brought into judgement. God is seeking to do a thorough and complete job in working out our salvation with us. If we think about it carefully, no unclean thing can dwell with God therefore to be in His presence we must overcome sin in the flesh completely. This may seem impossible and without the Spirit and ministry of Jesus Christ it is [Sec 22:23a] And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying, The heavens, they are many and they cannot be numbered unto man, but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine; and as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof, even so shall another come; [Sec 22:23b] and there is no end to my works, neither to my words; for this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man.

From this scripture we can see that God will help us because his work in creation is to bring to pass the Immortality and Eternal life of Man, He will not fail except we, through our agency, choose to ignore and block Him out of entering our lives. [Matthew 26:30] Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, I will never be offended. [Matthew 26:31] Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. [Matthew 26:32] Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Apostle Peter and the other Apostles didn’t believe they were capable of denying Christ. We know now from History that they did run away and hide when trouble struck the first time, and that Peter did deny his Lord as Christ had told him he would.

This experience of life mixed with the guidance of Christ helped them understand themselves and learn and grow to do better.

It is my belief that a big part of this life is to help us understand and realise what God already knows about us, we are much like Apostle Peter in as much as we may not believe at first, and until we actually live it out for ourselves, might never have believed (what God already knows) was possible of us.

The main thing to remember here is that the Disciples went on to overcome their fears and achieved marvelous things for God. They improved their state during their probationary period.

We could ask, what are some of the great things the Apostles did for God after this experience?

· Shared the Gospel everywhere they went

· Overcame their fears in service to God

· They were willing to lose their lives in service and in deed if necessary, and because of this they gained their lives in the life to come.

· I am sure you can think of many more!

[Romans 7:18] Now then, it is no more I that do sin; but I seek to subdue that sin which dwelleth in me. [Romans 7:19] For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing; for to will is present with me, but to perform that which is good I find not, only in Christ.

The Apostle Paul realised and taught us that in this life it is a battle to overcome evil. We need the Ministry of Christ in our life to have success through His strength and greatness. Christ is the only one who through His own Strength, Glory and Perfection was able to overcome sin in the flesh. We rely upon His Grace and Mercy.

John (14:21] He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be

loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. [John 14:22] Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, how is it thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? [John 14:23] Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. [John 14:24] He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. [John 14:25] These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. [John 14:26] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost , whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

If we love God we will keep His commandments. If we are willing to try with all that we are, the promise is we shall have His Spirit to be with us which helps and guides us, brings things to our remembrance and is the power to overcome which comes through Christ. Some churches teach that we don’t need to do any works because we are saved completely through Grace only. This is true; we are saved through the Grace of Christ offering salvation unto all, however God won’t make us love Him, therefore, where we are saved to relies completely upon our works and fruits that our lives bare which shows our true nature. In keeping Gods commandments we show Him we are not just hearers, but doers of the word.

Can you the reader tell me why it is so important to be Baptised and Confirmed?

· It’s the only way to truly know God – Like a seed bringing forth the Kingdom

· We cannot even see the Kingdom of God without it

· Water Baptism makes our Temple (body) clean & the Baptism of the Holy Ghost fills the temple with the Spirit of God – remember God can’t dwell in unholy temples, this is why he has asked us to do such specific things in order to covenant with Him for life.

· Baptism & Confirmation entitle us to partake of the Communion/ Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. This constantly renews and strengthens the covenant we have made by ensuring we always have His Spirit to be with us.

[Mormon 4:94] Be wise in the days of your probation; strip yourselves of all uncleanness; ask not, that ye may consume it on your lusts, but ask with a firmness unshaken, that ye will yield to no temptation, but that ye will serve the true and living God.

[Mormon 4:95] See that ye are not baptized unworthily; see that ye partake not of the sacrament of Christ unworthily; but see that ye do all things in worthiness, and do it in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God: and if ye do this, and endure to the end, ye will in no wise be cast out.

We are counselled to exercise Wisdom and Humility in all aspects of life, this because it is so easy to do things unworthily. Satan seeks to turn even our good works into evil ones by corrupting our attitude towards the people we are serving and the acts for God we are doing. This is why in scripture it is said of people in the last days their love shall wax cold, and they will love and make a lie. Beware of Satan and his angels, no one escapes temptation. I We ask you the reader, how do we do these things worthily?

· Seek to be Meek and Sincere of Heart

· Ask God in Prayer to give you a Pure Heart as you keep His sayings

· Do all that you do in the Name of Christ, acknowledging his Love and sacrifice for you

· Always ask for God’s Spirit to be with us.

[James 2:15] Yea, a man may say, I will show thee I have faith without works; but I say, show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.

[James 2:16] For if a brother or sister be naked and destitute, and one of you say, Depart in peace, be warmed and filled; notwithstanding he give not those things which are needful to the body; what profit is your faith unto such?

[James 2:17] Even so faith, if it have not works is dead, being alone.

[James 2:18] Therefore wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead and cannot save you?

We show our true nature by our works, our works are our reaction to God’s word, our works are the fruits of our lives

God has given much help to assist us in this life and Testing Time.

[2 Nephi 6:41] O the greatness and the justice of our God! For he executeth all his words, and they have gone forth out of his mouth, and his law must be fulfilled.

[2 Nephi 6:42] But, behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of Israel, they who have believed in the Holy One of Israel; they who have endured the crosses of the world, and despised the shame of it; they shall inherit the kingdom of God, which was prepared for them from the foundation of the world: and their joy shall be full for ever.

[2 Nephi 6:43] O the greatness of the mercy of our God, the Holy One of Israel! For he delivereth his saints from that awful monster the devil, and death, and hell, and that lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment. [2 Nephi 6:44] Oh how great the holiness of our God! For he knoweth all things, and there is not anything save he knows it. [2 Nephi 6:45] And he cometh into the world that he may save all men, if they will hearken unto his voice; [2 Nephi 6:46] For behold, he suffereth the pains of all men: yea, the pains of every living creature, both men, women and children, who belong to the family of Adam. [2 Nephi 6:47] And he suffereth this, that the resurrection might pass upon all men, that all might stand before him at the great and judgment day. [2 Nephi 6:48] And he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in his name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel, or they can not be saved in the kingdom of God. [2 Nephi 6:49] And if they will not repent and believe in his name, and be baptized in his name, and endure to the end, they must be damned; [2 Nephi 6:50] For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, hath spoken it; [2 Nephi 6:51] Wherefore he hath given a law; and where there is no law given there is no punishment; [2 Nephi 6:52] And where there is no punishment, there is no condemnation; [2 Nephi 6:53] And where there is no condemnation, the mercies of the Holy One of Israel have claim upon them, because of the atonement: [2 Nephi 6:54] For they are delivered by the power of him: for the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them, that they are delivered from that awful monster, death and hell, and the devil, and the lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment; [2 Nephi 6:55] And they are restored to that God who gave them breath, which is the Holy One of Israel. [2 Nephi 6:56] But wo unto him that has the law given; yea, that has all the commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them, and that wasteth the days of his probation; for awful is his state!

Our God pays the price of our Redemption and helps us become Righteous through Him. He protects those that haven’t heard. But wo unto those of us who know of God’s Laws and with knowledge, break them.

· Let us not Waste the days of our Probation!!!!

· Let us Believe and be Doers of the Word and not just Hearers only – Having the Gift of Love.

· May we seek to keep all God’s commandments


The following article did not make it into the last issue and is included here. Elder Kelly & Sr.Gianna Loyd have now moved to the USA and set up residence there. We will miss them and they take with them our love and best wishes. (Editor)

October Long Weekend Reunion submitted by Sr.Gianna Loyd

On Sunday October 2nd, Brother Kelly and Sister Gianna and Sister Nina travelled from our home in Lakelands NSW to Myuna Bay, NSW about a 30 minute or so drive to attend the Communion Service. Elder Kelly Loyd presided along with Danny and Peter Archer and Elder Noel Rowlatt. It was a good Sunday and nice to catch up with all our fellow saints from NSW, Queensland, and Adelaide. We really enjoyed the preaching and company of Bro. Paul Gage, Jack Hagensen, Jacob, Leo Carroll, and Tom.

We spent the day at Reunion and enjoyed plenty of good food thanks to Helen Archer who made many delicious dishes and all the other wonderful sisters and brothers who helped make the Australian Reunion a successful one.

Bro. Kelly and I are enjoying being with our grandchildren and going to Wednesday night prayer meeting and Sunday services. We have been to Colbern Road, Lees Summit, where Josh and Claire got married, and South Crysler Branch.


Tamworth News submitted by Sr.Helen Archer

We continue to have Services each Sunday with Elder Peter Archer presiding.

On October 16th Elder Peter and Sr. Helen had a Sacrament Service with Sr. Marguerite Whitcomb followed by a nice lunch.

We had a visit last week from Marguerite Whitcomb and her mother Jan Backer. We shared a meal and had some good fellowship.

Birthdays for December

Brandon Schubert 8th Laurel Thompson 12th Ashely Gidley 19th

Dawn Archer 20th Kevin Archer 24th he will be 80 Paul Gage 27th


Victoria News (via the grape vine)

Elder Murray & Sr.Delma Broughton are at present away ministering in the Philippines. Please pray for the success of their visit.

Elder Geoff and Sr, Elma Grayden are now both back in their own home and Bro. Geoff presented the service on Sunday 20th November.


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

Geoff & Elma Grayden , Gwen Whately, Adrienne Windsor, Mary Dunn , Audrey Kerswell

Al &Janice Kerswell, . Dirk Waasdorp, Loris Broughton, Jonathon Page. Don & Nina DiRico,

The Hummel Family.

We have combined December & January editions again. 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 endeavor to serve him in the new year of 2017.



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


Sun. 4th. 10.00 a.m COMMUNION SERVICE. Priest L.Scott asstd by Elder N.Rowlatt

Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell

11.00 a.m. Annual Business Meeting Elder A.Kerswell & Sr.Linda Kerswell

Sun. 11th. 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, Luke & Gary M.


Sun. 18th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing. Luke Scott Flowers: Del Churchill 10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Priest P.Churchill Elder G.Melling

Gary Miller's Condition

From: Gary Miller

Gary Miller's Condition

Gary wanted me to send this out so you know how to pray for him.

Gary says:

I can answer calls, but hands too shaky to call out.
No piano playing. Type hunt-and-peck one finger.
Whole body is trembling.
Hands clumsy and I have to have someone else use my phone.
My Blood Pressure is 165\109 at this time. It was 230/? when in the ambulance.
In ER yesterday, they shouldn’t have dismissed me the same day.
Someone else had to open my door and use my phone for me.
Elders are coming tonight at 7:00 pm.
The neighbors took me to the pharmacy for medicine.

Thank you,

William L. Adams - Obituary and Service

William L. Adams, 73, of Blue Springs, Mo. went home to his Lord and God on November 18, 2016. His faith in the Lord God showed though to the passing. He kept stating that "it is in the Lord's hands." He was sick only a very short time. He was surrounded by family and as he passed he surround us with his love and God surround not only him but us also with his love.

Bill was born on September 25,1943 in Kansas City, Kansas, but lived most of his life in Independence Mo. He graduated from William Chrisman High School and then went one year to the University of Central Missouri. The Army did not want him due to a long term medical condition.

Bill worked at the tool and die trade after an apprenticeship to learn the trade. The last 36 years he worked at Dollins Tool and Die until he retired in 2009. He would often tell others he was a glorified machinist.

He married Margaret (Maggie) in 1969. They were married 47 years. They had two girls, Patricia and Amy, which was the joy of his life. Patricia gave him a 2 grandsons and a granddaughter, Devin, Timothy and Eliana, which added joy also. Upon Patricia's marriage this year a grandson and a granddaughter was added.

Bill loved his Lord, but did not like being the center of attention. He showed his love for the Almighty by working in the boys programs at church. Bill was a Cub Master for South Chrysler Restoration Branch from it conception until his grandson went into the Boy Scout part of the program. He then went into the older Scouts program, earning his claws and gaining entrance into the Micasay tribe. He received the highest honor, the Silver Beaver, during his work at Boy Scout camp and Round table contribution. Bill served as an Aaronic Priest in the church.

He is survived by his wife, Maggie, daughters, Patricia and Amy, and by his Grandchildren, along with extended family which includes nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his only brother.

Visitation will be Saturday November 26, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 followed by the Memorial Service at 11:00. The services and visitation will be at South Crysler Restoration Branch, 16101 E. Salisbury Road, Independence, Mo. Memorial contributions are request for the youth program at South Crysler Restoration Branch.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

William Lloyd Adams Service

William Lloyd Adams Service

William Lloyd Adams, 73, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital East in Lee's Summit MO.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 26, at the
South Crysler Restoration Branch Church
16101 E Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

Arrangements: Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick, MO 816-770-3331

See more at:

Fender Stratocaster - For Sale

From: Garland Schnack

Fender Stratocaster - For Sale

Fender Squier Stratocaster, Maple Neck with Hard Oblong Plush Lined Case

Like new condition

Plays like a dream


Someone needs this for Christmas

email =


phone = 816-796-4167

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Car Needed

From: Frederick Gaydusek

Car Needed

Daughter in college (St. Joe) totaled car Tuesday.
Looking for a simple budget vehicle.
I can do mechanic work so not looking for perfect.

Rick 816-550-9073

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Free Cat Food, Travel Cage and Litter Box​ ​- Cat included

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Bruce

Free Cat Food, Travel Cage and Litter Box​ ​- Cat included

Bitsy, the Cat, needs a good home. She is about 9 years old and was formerly about 18 lbs. We have slimmed her down to a healthier 13 pounds. She is a very affectionate and gentle cat. She is declawed so has had to learn conflict resolution skills. She loves to lay on a shoulder and is not afraid of heights; she would do very well with a tall person. Bitsy loves everybody, short or tall. She is an indoor cat and is self-centered enough she would do well as the only pet; although she would probably socialize well with an ant farm or a gold fish.

We have had Bitsy about 7 months and received her from a loving owner who moved into a non-pet environment. We are gone most of each day and travel. Bitsy needs more interaction than we can give her. We need to transfer her to another loving home by November 30th. That is the day we have an appointment to drop her off at the Humane Society. We haven’t broken the news to her yet. If she goes to the Humane Society she will probably need a Hollywood cat therapist. : )

Please contact Muriel Luedeman at 816-726-8425 or Bruce at 816-353-6826. A text is probably the quickest way to get ahold of one of us.

Bruce Luedeman

Items wanted for Christmas

From: L Cozart

Items wanted for Christmas

I am searching for Christmas gifts and would prefer to purchase from someone than from a store.

Items that I am in search of are:

Excellent quality acoustic guitar
Gun Safe
Leather recliner

If you have one of these items that you would like to sell at a decent price please send me an e-mail.


Steve Reuoff - Obituary and Service

Steve Ruoff - Obituary and Service

Steven Wayne Ruoff, 64, of Blue Springs, MO. returned to his heavenly Father on November 20,
2016, after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and firm belief in God
supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Steve was born October 11, 1952, in Independence, MO., to William W. and Florence J.
(Jeanne) Ruoff. He graduated from Truman High School in 1970. He served in the United
States Air Force from 1973-1977. He graduated from Central Missouri State University in 1979
with a BS in Business Administration.

He married his high school sweetheart and best friend, Glenda (Dee) A. Ruoff, July 7, 1972.
They were married for 44 years. Of this union was born their only son, Chad B. Ruoff.
He was employed in management positions for 37 years, including positions with Procter and
Gamble, Labconco, Multi Service Corp, and MS Properties, Inc.

Steve loved the angel message, the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as delivered to the
earth by an angel in these latter days. He spent the last 40 years of his life serving as an Elder;
with the last 28 years as a member of the “The Church of Jesus Christ - South Chrysler
Restoration Branch,” Independence, MO. During that time he served in various roles, including
Branch President (Pastor), Sunday school teacher, and member of Council of Elders. His
desire above all things was that others might see the Lord Jesus reflected in his countenance.

In addition to his faith, he loved spending time with his family and friends. He cherished his
three grandsons; watching them grow and participate in their various activities.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Hazel Ruoff and Dale and
Martelle Shoemaker; and his father, William W. Ruoff.

He is survived by his wife, Dee Ruoff; son, Chad (Heather); grandsons, Cade, Carson and Cruz;
mother, Jeanne Ruoff; brothers, Mark (Meloney) and Tim (Cindy); sister, Jill Ruoff; and many
nieces, nephews and extended family.

A visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, at the South Crysler Restoration
Branch, (16101 E Salisbury Road, Independence, MO).
The service will be held at the same location on Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marian Hope Academy (14820 E 42nd Street, Independence, MO 64055), his grandsons’ school, where he volunteered.

Steve will be sadly missed by family, friends and his church, but we know that the Lord was
waiting with outstretched arms to accept him into His Kingdom.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

​​Small Business Saturday

​Jacob Lair

​​Small Business Saturday

To our restoration friends and family:

Seven local businesses run by church ladies will be sponsoring a Small Business Saturday sale at Outreach Restoration Branch on November 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be hundreds of free giveaways/door-busters for those who can come and support us!

Please see the attached flier for more details.

We hope to see you there!

Jerry and Annie Webb 50th Wedding Anniversary

From: Lisa Aubuchon

Jerry and Annie Webb 50th Wedding Anniversary

The children of Jerry and Annie Webb would like to invite everyone to an Anniversary Celebration the day after Thanksgiving at 7:00 p.m. at the Grain Valley Restoration Church. There will be a short program followed by a cake and punch reception. Would love to see everyone there!

Thank you!

Sam Kemple​ Service

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Dennis Moe

Sam Kemple​ Service​

Service tomorrow for Elder Sam Kemple at Zion's Hope Restoration Branch at 10:00 a.m.

Zion's Hope Restoration Branch
36436 E Stoenner Road
Sibley MO 64088

Call Dennis Moe at 816-650-2059 if you need directions.

Saturday, November 19, 2016


From: Sarah Weston


I am a single working mom in desperate need for some help! I had a live in nanny who almost cost me my job so I had to fire her. My son is in Early Childhood at Mill Creek Elementary and I need someone who would be able to pick him up and bring him home to my house somewhere in between 4:30pm and 6pm because I work until 8pm or 9pm at night. I have someone who watches my kids now, but they have no transportation at this time. This would be M-F except for Thursdays. This could vary between Thursday and Friday on certain weeks. I would be willing to compensate for your time and gas with negotiation. If you feel like you might be able to help me or know someone who would be willing to help, please call me or text me at 816-399-8927. I need this ASAP!

Sarah Weston

Addresses For Tidings of Zion

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

Addresses For Tidings of Zion

Dear Saints,

The following is a list of names of some who have the Tidings returned. If you have any info on any of these, please send me an update on their address.
Feel free to forward as appropriate.

Please send any responses to Paul Gage at:

Many thanks

Paul Gage
Chair, Publication Council

Kansas Overland Park J. T. Gaughf

Iowa Missouri Valley Linda Yetts

Maryland Chevy Chase Roy Moss

Minnesota Burnsville Marjory Zimmerman

Pennsylvania Dalmatia Ashley Yorks

Pennsylvania Reynoldsville Agnus Tokash

South Dakota Hot Springs Elbert Melvin

Utah Provo Pat Richins

Virginia Springfield Dave Griffith

Looking for a Car . . .

From: Dan Hood

Looking for a Car . . .

My Daughter is looking for a good reliable used car, 2002 or later, front or all wheel drive, not too small. . .mainly reliable. . .in the $3,000-5,000 range. We would consider other possibilities.

Contact Sarah:
or Dan: or 816-401-2644

Dan Hood

Friday, November 18, 2016

Center Place Chrsitian theatre - Save the Date - Dinner Theatre!

From: Hampton, Brad B

Center Place Christian Theatre - Save the Date - Dinner Theatre!

Center Place Christian Theatre invites you to save the date for its mystery dinner theatre,

The Case of the Missing Teacher,

and silent auction to benefit the production of Mary Poppins, which will be presented in August of 2017.

Car For Sale

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeff Ohmer

Car For Sale

My 2003 Hyundai Sonata was involved in a front end collision and I didn't drive my car away. However, all internal components work (seats, windows, sunroof, radio, etc.) and the car still starts. I know that it will take a fair amount of work but I believe the car could be used for something more than just being scrapped. 2 weeks ago I posted an ad on Craig's list here's the link to the ad with pictures

Let me know if you have an offer on this car.

Jeff Ohmer

Widows Might Bazaar Saturday November 19 at Outreach

From: Alicia Negaard

Widows Might Bazaar Saturday November 19 at Outreach

Widows Might Bazaar 8-4 Saturday, November 19
at Outreach Restoration Branch
723 S Crysler
Independence MO 64050

Their are handcrafts and Ten vendors.
There will also be a tea room with sandwiches and muffins.
Hope to see you there.

Can I Help You Save This Holiday Season?

From: Julie Leibold RN

Can I Help You Save This Holiday Season?

You Are Invited to Learn how to Turn Your Everyday Spending into Earning and Save on all your Shopping Needs.

Create Your Own Economy by Turning Every Day
Spending into Earning !!!!
Check Out the Short Video at the End of this Flyer.
Cash back on purchases, friends purchases too.
Price Alerts, Price Comparisons, Thousands of Coupons to help you SAVE $$ shop on line for all your needs and deals. cash back too.

Shopping Workshop. Are You In? Meet Julie and Learn How to Become a Preferred Customer, for Free.
Check Out How to Use this Opportunity to Raise Funds for Your Not for Profit Program Too.
Interactive Website so bring your Laptops and or Mobile Devices.

Shopping Workshop. Tuesday November 22nd and 29th at 11:00 a.m. 814 E. Devon, Independence MO 64055

Contact Julie at or 816 517 6802

Visit the Website

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jim and Pat Shimel's 50th Wedding Anniversary November 26

From: Steve Bishop

Jim and Pat Shimel's 50th Wedding Anniversary November 26

The children and grandchildren of Jim and Pat Shimel invite you to celebrate with us their 50 years of marriage

Saturday, November 26th at Buckner Restoration Branch from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

No gifts please, however bring special memories and encouraging wishes for the bride and groom.

Finding the Saints

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

Finding the Saints

Dear Saints,

I am again seeking help in locating some of the Saints who have moved recently.

It would help a great deal, if you know someone on the list, to obtain their new address and send that to me, or have them send their new address to me.

I know that is asking a lot, but as you can see, there is a lengthy list.

I will list those in Missouri, outside Independence, and then list those in Independence. I will just list the town, name, and street.

Adrian June Ayers, Box
Battlefield Jason Perkins S. Robert E. Lee St.
Belton Virginia Fry Evergreen Dr.
Blue Springs Jeremiah Jennings SW 10th St. Terr
Buckner Edwin Shupe E. Highway 24
Centerview Gilbert Wyand NW 701st Rd
Chilhowee Bill McMullen SW 401st RD
Chillicothe Billy Raymo Box
Excelsor Springs Jenna Olcott Lake Maurer Rd
Gallatin Thesesa Ford R 3
Grain Valley Isaac Hausheer NW Hedgewood Dr.
Grain Valley Randy Silver N. Cypress St.
Grain Valley Jeff Wampler Box
Grandvfiew Thurston Stafford E. 129th St
Holden Joe O'Dell SW 750th Rd
Jasper Terry Sweet SW 85th Rd
Kansas City Steve Noga Norfleet Rd
Kansas City Stephen Larson Chestnut Circle
Kansas City Will Rush E. 111th Terr
Kansas City Wanda Hart Albert Ave.
Kansas City June Rost E. 43rd St
Lee's Summit Ryan Brown SE 5th Terr.
Lee's Summit Steve Church NW Georgian Dr
Lee's Summit Connie Preston Box
Maryville Emma Dodds W. Cooper St.
Oak Grove Bertha Heater SW 15th St
Odessa Greg Specker Owl Creek Rd
Odessa Ann Sanders Christy Rd
Pleasant Hill Clarence Kaufman S. Armstrong St
Republic Jim Hood W. State Highway TT
St. Joseph Wilma Wittrock Pickett Rd
Stockton Jacob Stockton E. 1000 RD
Verona Cecil Moon Lawrence
Windsor Cletus Brown SE 1201


James Ballantyne Box
Kenneth Cartwright E. 13th St S
Mike Coffey Box
Jennifer Davis S. Spring St
Rachelle Davis S. Cottage St
Beldon Denman Box
Andrew Dickson E. Walnut St. apt A
Tim Drown Glenview Ave.
Wallace Fike S. Crane St
John Gaughran E. Gudgell
Cheri Geib Baker Cir
Kristin Gilbert N. Geronimo Dr
Mary Gilbert Harvard Ave
Susan Guthrie S. McHenry St
Caylee Hamann S., Home Ave
Rick Howlett S. Noland Rd.
Edward Johnson N. Spring St
Peter Kiel W. Walnut St
M.K. Knussmann W. White Oak St.
Aaron Laster E. Walnut St.
Bea Luther W. White Oak St.
Larry Melton S. Hocker Ave
Calvin Morgan E. 36th St S
Jessica Mundy W. Linden Ave
Bryan Nordike E. 44th St. S.
John Olivarez S. Erin Lane
Gladys Parks E. 37th terr. Ct. S.
Mike Scott S. Pleasant St
Lewis Sharp S. Southside Blvd
Nathan Sherer N. Ashley dr
Cory Simmons S. Harvard Ave
Lois Storms S. Brentwood St
John Thompson S. Larson dr
Ron Thompson S. Main St
Rex Trent N. Crysler Ave
Ronald Van Fleet W. White Oak St

Thank you all

Paul Gage
Chair, Publication Council

Electric Stove For Sale

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From: M. Beem

Electric Stove For Sale

Saints, we have an Electric Stove for sale.
It all works good, except for one burner.
Comes with matching vent hood.
We are asking $60 obo.

Michael Beem
(816) 665-3788

CPRS Sewing Machines

From: Gayle Fleming

CPRS Sewing Machines

Center Place Restoration School sewing class has several sewing machines that are not in good working order. We are looking for anyone who might be willing to donate their time and talent to getting these machines up and running again.

If you are interested in helping us out, please contact Gayle Fleming at 816-726-9538, or e-mail


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bridal Shower Time Change

From: Jennifer Cool

Bridal Shower Time Change

Due to the passing of our dear friend, Steve Ruoff, the bridal shower for Katherine has been moved from the morning of December 3rd to 6:30 p.m. of the same day. The invitation below is still correct in all other aspects besides time.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Aquariums For Sale!

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From: Kelda Glandon

Aquariums For Sale!

10 gallon with aquarium hood & light--$20.00 obo
Two 20 gallon--$20.00 each obo
30 gallon tall--$30.00 obo

There is also an aquarium light for sale that fits a 20 gallon aquarium--$8.00

Please e-mail or text 816-616-3287 for more info.

Pick-up in Independence.

Kelda Brown

​The Election by Francis Harper​

​From: ​
Francis and Iris Harper

​The Election by Francis Harper​

Dear Ones,

I was and still am pleased with the results of the recent election. My prayer for a praying man in the White House has been answered. It is Mike Pence, the Vice President elect, who said at the end of the Vice Presidential debate, "I try to spend some time on my knees every day."

I said many times during the campaign that if Donald J. Trump gets elected, it will be by divine intervention. The Fox News Channel described the 2016 presidential election as the greatest upset in modern history. Trump's election was a miracle. We believe in a God of miracles. He is with us yet! We have been given a reprieve; a second chance to become a more righteous people.

When I heard that 82 percent of the evangelical voters in our country had voted for Trump, I knew that millions of Christians had not only voted, but they had also been praying that their candidate would be elected.

On June 21, 2016, more than 1,000 Christian leaders from all over the United States gathered at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square to ask Donald Trump specific, tough questions about his policies and intentions if he was elected president. Speakers included Jerry Falwell, Jr., Franklin Graham, Ben Carson, James Dobson and Mike Huckabee. At the end of the day it was time for prayer. With few exceptions, everyone in the room knelt in corporate prayer for our country. It was stressed that in the last presidential election, some 40 million evangelists stayed home from the polls, and that was literally the difference in the election. The importance of voting was emphasized. It was said that voting is a significant way of loving our neighbor. Evidently this meeting had a far-reaching effect.

Now we must continue to pray with a renewed faith, knowing that our prayers are being heard and answered. We need to go on the offensive, being "strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might . . . For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:10-12).

Our government has been infiltrated, corrupted and infected with secret combinations. If this infection is allowed to spread within our nation it will eventually destroy us. These words of Scriptural counsel should be heeded: ". . . the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you, that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you . . . for it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations and countries; And it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; even that same liar who beguiled our first parents" (Ether 3:98-100).

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U. S. since the days of Andrew Jackson." Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent." J. Edgar Hoover

"The very word `secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings . . . Our way of life is under attack, those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe . . . no war ever posed a greater threat to our security . . . we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy . . . Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried; not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not revealed." John F. Kennedy

Love to all,



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From: Center Place Restoration School


Tuesday, November 15
4:00-8:00 PM
Chick-fil-A at Independence Center

Identify yourself as a CPRS patron, and the school receives a percentage of the profits from your visit.
Join us for delicious food and great fellowship, and support the school at the same time!

Hope we see you there!

Disabled Woman in Need of Housing

From: David Graham

Disabled Woman in Need of Housing

A disabled, wheelchair bound woman (attends Waldo Restoration Branch) is in immediate need of a place to stay. She must be out of her current apt. by November 30. If you have, or know of a wheelchair accessible place please notify ASAP.

Thank you
David or Arlene Graham

Canceling Bountiful String Quartet at The Groves

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From: Carol Norris Vincent

Canceling Bountiful String Quartet at The Groves

Unfortunately we have to cancel the service by the Bountiful String Quartet at The Groves on November 23. One of the members of the quartet will be having brain surgery. Prayers will be appreciated for the quartet and especially for Sarah Holmes Saylor.

Carol Norris Vincent

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Service and Obituary for Zenna M Campbell

From: Kelly Mattox

Service and Obituary for Zenna M Campbell

Zenna M. Campbell, 91, Sibley, Missouri formerly of Holden, passed away November 8, 2016 at home. Zenna was born November 10, 1924, to Stanley Kaercher and Zola Harrison Kaercher in Kapac, Michigan. Zenna graduated from Northeast High School in 1940. She married William "Bill" Campbell December 15, 1941 and worked for Lake City Ammunition Plant as a visual inspector.

Zenna was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 2009, one grandchild and one great grandchild. Surviving her passing are two sons, William John Campbell III and wife Diana, Sibley, Missouri; Charles K. Campbell and wife Sharon, Independence, Missouri; One daughter, Kelly Sue Mattox and husband David of Sibley, Missouri; eight Gandchildren; ten Great Grandchildren; and four Great-Great Grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions can be made in memory of Zeena M. Campbell to the Campbell-Mattox Foundation.

A Memorial Service is planned for 10:00 A,M, November 28, 2016 at the Buckner Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ Church.!/Obituary

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mount Zion Fall Concert

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From: Tammy Tandy

Mount Zion Concert

Mount Zion Music Association’s
Fall Concert
November 19, 2016 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm

South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 E Salisbury Road
Independence Missouri 64050

This concert features the following works:

Themes from the Moldau – Smetana

Sequoia National Park – Holmes

Emperor Waltzes – Strauss

Symphony in B-flat - Clementi

Please join us for a delightful evening of music and bringing glory to our Lord!


Our concerts are free and open to the public.

Donations are appreciated.

Charlie Golden Memorial Service

From: Jacob Roberts

Charlie Golden Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Charlie Golden at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch, 819 West Waldo Ave., Independence, Missouri 64050.

Looking for Antique Dealer

From: Rachel Horn

Looking for Antique Dealer

I have some pieces and sets of vintage and antique china and glassware I am interested in selling. If anyone can recommend a dealer with a booth who might like to see pictures and consider selling on consignment.

Please contact me at:


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From: Paul Ludy


on These 30 New Books and Booklets
Produced by Paul V. Ludy & Associates



This Offer Good through December 31, 2016

You can also get a 20% discount by purchasing any 24 books—

NEW OR USED—from current stock. No double discounts apply!

Go to to see the entire list of RLDS Books.

Order by e-mail at or call Paul at (816) 210-8450

See Photos Below

You get 20% off the regular prices that are shown:

Album of Ministers and Workers, 2006, reprint of 1904 photo album, 8.5x11", 82 pages, $10.00. Photos of more than 300 ministers help you match a face to a name you have heard about.

Autobiography of Christiana Stedman Salyards, 2009, 56 pages, $5.00. Christiana was the writer of much of the church school materials for 35 years, plus three books.

Book of Mormon Stories for Beginning Readers, 2011, by Sionita School students, 98 pages, $5.00. Includes Nephi Makes a Ship, Ammon Helps the King, Samuel Tells about Jesus, Jesus Comes to America. First and second graders can read this.

Each One Win One, 2016, by D T Williams, first produced in 1949, 59 pages, $5.00. A call for each man, woman, boy, and girl in the Church to become a missionary. Suggestions to help share with friends and neighbors.

Early Church Romance, An, 2000, Oliver Cowdery and Elizabeth Ann Whitmer, 36 pages, $3.50. The history of the early Restoration Movement is the main focus. Excerpts of historical records are included.

Elizabeth Blair: A Daughter of the Covenant, 2004, the wife of W. W. Blair, 36 pages, $3.50. This biography describes Elizabeth keeping the home fires burning while her husband was serving as a missionary.

Endowment Series, The, 2011, by Arthur A. Oakman, 144 pages, $5.00. The text of six lectures given in 1966 to elders in the Stone Church. Presented for the first time in book form.

Exegesis of the Priesthood, An, 2008, by Gomer T. Griffiths (in late 1800’s), 154 pages, $10.00. A handbook for priesthood members, this book describes authority and functions of Aaronic and Melchisedec members.

Good Things to Eat from Old Nauvoo, 2001, by Theo Boyd, 67 pages, $5.00. These recipes give an idea of the kinds of foods prepared by Emma Smith and the Saints in Nauvoo.

Hymnsmiths, 2002, sacred hymns by the posterity of Emma and Joseph Smith, 44 pages, $3.50. A collection of hymns showing their contributions to the Reorganized Latter Day Saints.

Indeed the Church of Jesus Christ, 2000, the 1911 statement of John R. Evans, 28 pages, $3.00. Differences between the LDS and RLDS Church. John Evans went through the Mormon endowment ceremony and later joined the RLDS Church.

Introducing the Book of Mormon, 2002, by R. S. Salyards, Sr., and Elva T. Oakman, 40 pages $3.50. Two pamphlets (tracts) from 1930’s-1940’s present compatible views of the Book of Mormon.

J. C. Clapp, Man of Valor, 2001, from his memoirs, 40 pages, $3.50. Autobiography of Joseph Carlos Clapp, who moved his mother, sisters, and a brother from Utah and found the Reorganization.

J. C. Clapp, Valiant Missionary, 2001, from his memoirs, 56 pages, $5.00. Autobiography of Joseph Carlos Clapp, highlighting his missionary journeys in the Pacific Northwest.

John Brush, Eyewitness of Church History, 2002, from his memoirs in 1891 Autumn Leaves, 44 pages, $3.50. Biography of John Brush, who lived in Independence in 1833, Far West in 1838, and Nauvoo in 1845.

Kingdom Quest, 2016, “A Journey toward the Kingdom of God,” by Patti Bunyan, 44 pages, $5.00. An allegory written by a 13-year-old girl in the Restoration to help young people learn about God’s Kingdom on earth.

Mark Forscutt, Memorable Minister and Musician, 2001, by Ruby C. Faunce, 40 pages, $3.50. A short biography based on his diaries, plus additional testimonies about his musical gift to the Church.

Marvelous Manifestations of God’s Power in the Latter Days, 2012, compiled by Edward Rannie in 1912, 96 pages, $5.00. Forty-five testimonies, mostly telling of healing after administration, plus tongues and visions.

Memories of Old Nauvoo, 2001, from Joseph Smith III’s memoirs, 44 pages, $3.50. Nauvoo in the 1840’s, including the Nauvoo Mansion, Nauvoo Legion, Nauvoo Temple, and the exodus.

Ministry of the Priest, 2015, by L. F. P. Curry, original title: The Priest in Family Ministry, 102 pages, $6.00. Photo-reprint of the original booklet to assist priests in family ministry and work in congregations.

Nauvoo—After the Exodus, 2001, from Joseph Smith III’s memoirs, 36 pages, $3.50. Changes in Nauvoo in the 1850’s and 1860’s; includes attempts by representatives from Utah Church and the Reorganization to gain Young Joseph’s support.

Preaching Ministry, 2016, by Lorne S. White, first produced in 1947, 60 pages, $5.00. A manual of sermon construction and preaching; every priesthood member should read it.

Restoration Beliefs, 2016, revised from 1963 San Francisco Bay District material, 120 pages, $8.00. Contains 21 lessons on Godhead, gifts, Scriptures, authority, Zion, principles of the gospel, etc. Excellent for adult or teen Church school classes.

School Days in Old Nauvoo, 2001, from Joseph Smith III’s memoirs, 32 pages, $3.00. Using homemade pens, homemade ink, playing games, public speaking in the woods, learning courtesy, etc.

Slices of Daily Bread, 2016, selected from 1950 Daily Bread, 44 pages, $4.00. Forty meditations, which are excellent for morning devotions, sermon starters, and teaching illustrations.

Tower Cookery, 2016, handwritten recipes (with signatures) by 1950 Graceland Mothers Club, 388 pages $15.00. A total of 323 contributors; it looks like a “who’s who” from the RLDS Church and Graceland College.

Tribute to Emma, A, 2002, by Mark H. Forscutt, “Commemorative Discourse” after Emma Smith Bidamon’s death in 1879, 40 pages $3.50. Highlights in the life of Emma Smith as they blend into the events of Church history.

Visits to Old Nauvoo, 2001, from the 1910 Journal of History, 28 pages, $3.00. Testimonies of three visitors: a Methodist minister in 1843, an English illustrator in 1853, and an American writer in 1909.

Voice of Youth, The, 2011, from Restoration Youth Magazine, 224 pages, $5.00. 93 testimonies by and about teens, grouped by Courtship, Encouragement, Family, Healing, Obedience, Prayer, Protection, Repentance, Scriptures, and Witnessing.

Witnessing Weekend Manual, 2012, by Jack Basse and T. Ed Barlow in 1970’s, 36 pages, $3.50. How to plan and execute the weekend, using the premise: “It is far more important to ring doorbells than to ring church bells.”