Saturday, December 31, 2016

Oldbookman RLDS Books 2017 Update

From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com

Oldbookman RLDS Books 2017 Update


Thank you for your support and prayers during 2016. It has been such a good year in many ways. We have been able to travel and meet more and more Saints and friends. And we are so glad to see that many people are still reading books--real books!

We have some new books coming soon.

Look for "Oldbookman Cash" during 2017--a return of 10% of each purchase (or a return of 20% if you purchase 24 books or more) which can be used like cash to pay for your next order.

The only limitations are:
1. Orders must be placed by phone at (816) 210-8450 or by e-mail to Oldbookman@juno.com
2. "Oldbookman Cash" is not given or valid at book displays, reunions, etc.
3. That the 24 or more books to qualify for the 20% return must be new books produced by Paul V. Ludy & Associates or used books from available stock--not books that have to be ordered from another publisher.

We will not be offering monthly sales in 2017.


Instead, we invite you to check out all RLDS books on the website--

http://rldsbooks.blogspot.com/

OLDBOOKMAN.US--or just call to see if particular books are available.

Need books? Call Paul!

Have a great 2017!

Paul V. Ludy
816 210-8450


Book Consignment

From: Sharon Sherbina
meyouzoo@hotmail.com


Book Consignment


Sharon Sherbina, with All Good Books, is currently accepting consignments of the following books:

Church Books (RLDS/LDS/Related denominations)
Home School Materials
Vocal and Instrumental Music

Please inquire for details:
660-251-1120

Sharon Sherbina




Large Computer Desk For Sale

From: Linda Datschefski
ldatschefski@gmail.com


Large Computer Desk For Sale


Pull out keyboard tray, has a pull out hanging file drawer, numerous slots for disc, on wheels adjustable shelf for monitor, extra shelves for storage.

Asking $50 OBO


Friday, December 30, 2016

Cats to New Homes

From: DEANA GRIFFIN
lldrgriffin@att.net


Cats to New Homes


I have three older cats (10 years old), 2 females and one male, that need to be placed in a new home immediately.
They are very cuddly and friendly.
They have had all their shots including rabies shots and they are spayed and neutered.
I can no longer have them and so I would like to see them go to a good home, preferably one together, as they have grown up together.
Please call me if you have a home or know of someone that would like to adopt these cats.

Thank you,
Kathleen Maybee
816-522-7741

Commercial Space For Rent

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From: Penny Curtis
mypurewateroasis@gmail.com


Commercial Space For Rent


411 E 23 Street S
Independence MO 64055
Space C

1200 Square FT of space!

Great Space available on busy street. Finish to suit your business or other needs. Ample Parking for your guests and patrons Single level with great ambient light from frontage windows. Signage available both on front of the building and large, lighted street sign to advertise. Reasonable monthly rent.

Rent includes water and trash as well as winter snow removal.

Please contact Penny at 816-682-3205 for more information.



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pure Dance Studio Special Offer!!!


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From: Pure Dance Studio
puredancestudio@yahoo.com


Pure Dance Studio Special Offer!!!


Hello!

We wanted to let you know about a special promotional discount we are offering for new students.

Register for any class by January 5th and receive $10.00 off your first month's tuition!!

For more information about Pure Dance Studio's Classes and Policies see here.
​https://docs.google.com/document/d/18LsoheSdHjiV-q2eC_xr4WVjz3JvjCzkv_VHbzU4Fcw/edit

To register for classes contact us at 816.616.3287 / 816.405.8624 or puredancestudio@yahoo.com.

Happy New Year!!
-Cassy Glandon & Kelda Brown,

Pure Dance Studio
816-616-3287
puredancestudio@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/puredancestudio



Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Prayers please​ for Jeanie Nunn​


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From: Thomas G. Nunn
ppam-1@rcn.com


Prayers please​ for Jeanie Nunn​


Jeanie Nunn had a stroke on December 23 and is in very critical condition and in intensive care.

We ask for you to add her in your prayers for her comfort and recovery.

Elder Keith Adams has administered to her and is on call for another as requested.

We all ask for your prayers.

Priest Thomas Nunn


New Store on 23rd Street

From: Julie Leibold
julieleibold@gmail.com


New Store on 23rd Street


The Second Chance Store 11415 E 23 Street, Independence MO 64050. An E-Commerce Retail Store with great merchandise at very reasonable prices. All New merchandise.

The Second Chance Store gives a portion of sales back to Local Charities. This is a great opportunity for Local Charities to benefit from your purchases. Stop in and shop and enjoy a very friendly community atmosphere.

If you are a Local Charity and would like to register your Charity for funds from purchases, just pop in and pick up the paperwork then ask your supporters to shop here to help out.

HELP. The store also needs your help. Wanted. Plastic Coat Hangers and Hangers for skirts and trousers.

For more info call the Store at 816-888-3149 or just pop in and check it out. Open Monday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. / 7:00 p.m.

You may also call me, Julie Leibold at 816-517-6802

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

GREAT AND MARVELOUS ARE THY WORKS, O LORD...


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From: paul gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


GREAT AND MARVELOUS ARE THY WORKS, O LORD...


Well, a day in our lives, "Christmas Day" or December 25, has past, but what a glory and blessing to know that the mighty works of God go on forever.

If you don't subscribe to the "American Minute," I would suggest it. It goes far beyond just being about America, though, of course, as its name suggest, it is about America. It is a free service.

Since my birthday was December 27...no gifts please... I carefully read what was on the American Minute for that day, and I was blown away. I have never had a great "science mind," but I just marveled as I read about Johannes Kepler and others and how their constant testimony was of a real living God, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

December 28 is a very interesting read as well.

Just go to americanminute.com and go to the day you want. You can go to any date on the regular calendar. Check out your own birthday and see what God did on that day, other than bring you in to the world, of course.

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSING FLOW!

Feel free to pass it on.

In Christ
Paul

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

From: Rachel Horn
horn_music@yahoo.com


Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District


Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Recruit & Hire

https://fortosage.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Recruit & Hire
Apply online for K-12 Jobs in Fort Osage R-1 School District

Fort Osage R-1 School District
Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Dec 25, 2016 and Jan 1, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Paraeducator - Special Education Classified Apply Now
Health Assistant Substitute Classified Apply Now
Part-Time (4 hour) Custodian Classified Apply Now

No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Dec 25, 2016 and Jan 1, 2017.

Fort Osage R-1 School District




Swahili Report #2 - The Brass Plates ​and​ Merry Christmas


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From: Frank Frye
frankfrye@gmail.com

Swahili Report #2 - The Brass Plates ​and​ Merry Christmas


The last few days have been filled with activities that I was largely unaware of. A small group of Saints had come from the Salem Oregon Restoration Branch led by Brian Herren. I had been anticipating meeting them, but they were not to arrive here until Christmas day—today. Four youth (older) and four adults. Today being Christmas day and Sunday, the Kisumu Restoration Branch came to our center where the translation is going on. Of course we did not do anything but enjoy a special meal, preaching ministry and fellowship all day. There were about fifty people in all.

Now it is time for me to send out my special Christmas greetings. I have placed it at the end of an article that I've been working on in my spare minutes from day to day until I finished it last night. I had extra time last night after everyone went to bed. The article is about the Brass Plates and their purpose. I've named it "The Language of Our Fathers." It it is the only Christmas present that have to send to all of you on this Christmas day.

So, may you all have a blessed day and may God continue to bless His work through out the world.

Blessings to all,
Frank Frye

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"The Language of Our Fathers"
by Frank Evan Frye

In 1960 (?) the American nation was challenged to send a man to the moon and return him again alive, no one knew all of the good things that would be discovered in the process. In a similar manner, when it was decided to translate the Book of Mormon into the Swahili language, the resultant blessings that it would cause were also unknown.

Most Saints have heard of the promises in the Book of Mormon regarding the Plates of Brass (Brass Plates). There are two well known prophecies-one in the First Book of Nephi which was reported by Nephi when he and his brothers had just returned from Jerusalem (c. 600 B. C.) after their father Lehi had first examined the Brass Plates. He spoke under the inspiration of the Spirit of God and
said:

1 Nephi 1:169-170 "these Plates of Brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, who were of his seed. Wherefore he said that these plates of brass should never perish, neither should they be dimmed any more by time."
The other is in Alma chapter 17 and is very similar-but much longer:
Alma 17:32-34 (and much more) "these Plates of Brass which contain these engravings, which have the records of the holy scriptures upon them, which have the genealogy of our forefathers, even from the beginning. And behold, it has been prophesied by our fathers, that they . . . should go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue and people, that . . . they will retain their brightness . . . that by small and simple things, are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances, doth confound the wise.

We should ask ourselves, "What is the importance of the Brass Plates? Why have they been preserved and why will God see that the message on these plates goes to every nation in the last days? I believe that the answer lies in their origin and what they contain, and perhaps even where they will be found.

One clue is found in 1 Nephi 1:167-168: "And thus my father Lehi did discover the genealogy of his fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records." As Lehi began to read the Brass Plates, he found that he was a descendant of Joseph the son of Jacob (Israel). Lehi also found that he was related to Laban who had kept these records until that time. The wording of the next phrase gives us the clue: "wherefore" Laban "and his fathers had kept the records." In other words, Laban and his ancestors had kept the records because they were descendants of Joseph that was sold into Egypt.

Another clue is found in 2 Nephi 3:1-5: "And now I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning Joseph, who was carried into Egypt: For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all his seed. And the prophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. And he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; And they are written upon the plates of brass."

Even though we have a significant amount of information about Joseph in the Bible, we have nothing like what is described above. The Brass Plates contain a number of wonderful prophecies by Joseph about his descendants. Were those very ancient prophecies written by the hand of Joseph, or copied down by someone else as he dictated them? It is apparent from his responsibilities that Joseph had learned to read and write as he worked in Egypt.
Joseph was sold by his brothers to Ishmaelites who carried him into Egypt as a very young man, perhaps in his mid to late teens. When Potiphar purchased him, he eventually gave Joseph charge of his personal affairs until Potiphar's wife caused him to be sent to prison. However, even in prison, Joseph continued to excel in the area of management. He had to have learned very well the reading and writing of the Egyptian language. Later the Pharaoh placed him second in command of the entire country of Egypt. Joseph could not have been given this responsibility unless he was well educated in the written language of that country. If Joseph had written his prophecies on anything-papyrus or metal plates-what written language would he have used? Obviously the Egyptian language that he had learned.

Centuries later, Moses was raised in the Pharaoh's court and became a prince of Egypt. No one would question the fact that he received the best possible education in reading and writing the Egyptian language. Herein lies another clue:

1 Nephi 1:158b-161 "my father Lehi took the records which were engraven upon the Plates of Brass, and he did search them from the beginning. And he beheld that they did contain the five books of Moses, which gave an account of the creation of the world; And also of Adam and Eve, who were our first parents; And also a record of the Jews from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah."

The Brass Plates contain the five books of Moses. When Moses wrote his five books, what written language did he know? It is possible that he could have learned some other written language from his father-in- law Jethro after Moses fled Egypt, but his first language was certainly Egyptian.

Without doubt the history of the world, the history of the House of Israel since Joseph, and the history of the Jews down until King Zedekiah were written in the Egyptian language. Is this just a theory? No. The Book of Mormon clearly teaches the same:

Mosiah 1:4-6 "And he also taught them concerning the records which were engraven on the Plates of Brass . . . For he [Mosiah] having been taught in the language of the Egyptians, therefore he could read these engravings."

Here we are told that because King Mosiah had been taught the Egyptian language- "therefore" he could read the writings on the Brass Plates. Can this be any plainer? The Brass Plates are written in Egyptian! We are not told who first wrote on the Brass Plates or who started this precious record, however there is a possibility that Joseph of Egypt was that man. It could have been someone before or after him, but suffice it to say that his prophecies are on those plates.

Did they exist before Moses? Probably. Could these plates be the original records of Moses? Possibly-or Moses' records were copied directly from their originals onto the Brass Plates. Moses was a Levite and not of the house of Joseph. We saw above that the Brass Plates had been entrusted to the descendants of Joseph. Laban, a descendant of Joseph lived in Jerusalem along with Lehi. The Bible states that a portion of the house of Joseph lived in or near Jerusalem. So this Israelite record was kept by the tribe of Joseph. The Brass Plates could have been the official record of the entire nation of Israel, since within its leaves were: "the prophecies of the holy prophets, from the beginning, even down to the commencement of the reign of Zedekiah"- -including the prophet Jeremiah. The Lord chose to preserve them in a strange way, and perhaps for a strange purpose. If they had stayed in Jerusalem, they probably would have been destroyed with the people and the city by the armies of Babylon. Instead the Lord commanded

Lehi to take them with him to the "promised land." They were used to teach multitudes of people in New World for centuries until close to the time of the Nephite final battle when they were hidden up in the Hill Cumorah along with many other records. The promise is that they will come forth at some future time for "a wise purpose."

Most serious Book of Mormon students are aware of the statements made by Nephi and Mormon regarding the inclusion of the Small Plates of Nephi in with the final group of plates that were eventually given to Joseph Smith, Jr. to translate into the Book of Mormon. Both Nephi and Mormon state that this was done for a "wise purpose." Both were unaware of the purpose. Today we know that the translation of the Small Plates took the place of the 116 pages of manuscript that
were lost by Martin Harris. That was important-those plates may eventually be returned to someone in the last days for the great revelation which is contained in the "Sealed Portion" that was originally written by Ether on 24 gold plates and later summarized by Moroni to be revealed at some future date. It is similar to the sealed records kept by the Nephite spiritual leaders that Jesus commanded to be read when he came to the Land Bountiful in the end of the year that he
was crucified and resurrected. That sealed portion along with the plates that Joseph Smith translated will most likely be returned to the Lord's people in the time that the Lord chooses.

However, there is a greater set of promises regarding the Brass Plates. As Alma taught his son Helaman, he told him of the promise which is quoted above in Alma 17:32-34. Until recently I had regarded that prophecy and Lehi's prophecy (1 Nephi 1:169-170) to be the only two important prophecies about the Brass Plates. As I was re-reading the Book of Mormon earlier this year in preparation for several projects, I discovered that Alma did not stop speaking about the Brass

Plates in verse 34. In fact, he continued prophesying about them for nearly two more pages (verses 35-51).

Perhaps others have found this many years ago, but I've never heard anyone else speak or write about it. I had always assumed that those following verses referred to the Small Plates of Nephi because of the use of the phrase "wise purpose." However, Alma never stopped speaking about the Brass Plates and states that they also have been preserved for "a purpose" and that they will witness to future generations. The phrase "wise purpose" is mentioned four times in the context of
speaking about the Brass Plates.

Lehi explains that one of the reasons that his sons should return to Jerusalem to obtain the Brass Plates is so that "we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers." Another reason that their language should be preserved is that they may be able to read God's word and teach their children God's laws as seen below:

1 Nephi 1:82-83
"And behold it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers;

And also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets, which have been delivered unto them by the spirit and power of God, since the world began, even down unto this present time."

The importance of using metal plates to write upon cannot be over emphasized, because their records were to last thousands of years. Jacob, the brother of Nephi explained this clearly when he said: "We know that the things which we write upon plates must remain; But whatsoever things we write upon anything save it be upon plates, must perish and vanish away" (Jacob 3:1-2).

Some climates have preserved things as fragile as cotton cloth and papyrus-Peru and Egypt respectively have extremely dry climates and have preserved such things for thousands of years. However, the climate in which the Nephites lived would have destroyed most things except gold, silver, brass and copper. Jacob knew that where he lived only metal plates like he was writing upon would have survived the ravages of time. The records that Nephi and Jacob wrote have
lasted over 2500 years. A thousand years later, as Mormon was concluding his abridgment of the Large Plates of Nephi, he said that even the way they wrote Egyptian had changed according to their "manner of speech" (Mormon 4:98).

By the time of Christ, the Egyptian language had become a lost language. The meaning of the engravings and writings on temple walls and elsewhere in Egypt had become forgotten and seemingly impossible to understand. For over two thousand years, there seemed to be no hope of reading it again. Then in 1799 a large stone with inscriptions in three languages was discovered near the mouth of the Nile River in Egypt. In the mid 1820s a French Egyptologist named Champollion discovered the key to its translation. The bottom third of the Rosetta stone was written in Greek. Champollion speculated that the same message was written in all three languages. The other two being Egyptian hieroglyphics (top third) and Egyptian demotic (middle third). He is credited with deciphering the Egyptian language, however serious studies did not get underway until the mid 1860s. Today Egyptian can be read again.

The importance of this is great, because the language used to write the scriptures on the Brass Plates is an original form of Egyptian. When the Brass Plates come to light again, their language is no longer a lost and undecipherable text, but will be able to be read. It is for this reason that the Brass Plates will most likely be discovered by someone who is not connected with the Book of Mormon. The Lord provided a miraculous appearance of the Book of Mormon through angelic
ministry for those people who would believe and seek the Spirit of the Lord. This time, the world will be faced with an irrefutable artifact that will be found in the New World. It will be identified as a record of much of the Old Testament, but written in a language which will astonish the nations of the world. The text will not require a miracle to be translated. The fact that other ancient documents have already been found in Israel-the Dead Sea Scrolls-have already set the stage
for this ancient record. The Dead Sea Scrolls were, shall we say, captured by a tiny group of supposedly elite "scholars" who literally held them in secrecy for forty years while they individually did their own research and planned to publish their own books about this great archaeological find. The world is no better because of them. Later the scholars of the world made an agreement that we all hope will be firmly held to. That when other ancient documents or records are discovered, no one group of people will be allowed to "capture" them and hold them in secrecy for any significant amount of time again. They must be published to the world. So when the Brass Plates are discovered and made public, there will be many responses from people around the world. Questions that will be asked are: "How did this record arrive in the New World?", "Who brought it here, why and hen?", and "Why would a Hebrew record be written in ancient Egyptian?"

Many of the prophecies on the Brass Plates clearly witness of the Hebrew Messiah. They contain the Five Books of Moses, the story of Creation, the Flood of Noah's day, and many other prophets of the Old Testament. These things, found in such a manner, will challenge Bible scholars around the world. The Brass Plates will challenge the faith of people of many diverse and non-christian religions. Atheists will be put on notice. The Jews will learn of their Messiah from an original text of their own book that will be much clearer and complete than what they have. The Arab nations,

including many Muslims will be confronted with an original text of the Hebrew Old Testament that is written in Egyptian. Liberal Christians will be challenged by an uncorrupted text of the Old Testament that refutes liberal theology. The nation of Israel, where the Brass Plates came from, will find a new identity with their native American brothers of the New World. In short, these plates
and the library with which they are found will turn the world upside down.

During the month of December this year, I've been working with several teams of men here in Kenya to do a final review of the Swahili Book of Mormon. During that time, we have reviewed and analyzed every verse of what Nephi calls "these plates." We have come to call these first six books of the Book of Mormon the record of the Small Plates of Nephi. His "other plates" we now call the Large Plates of Nephi, and they contain a more complete history that Mormon used to
make his abridgment of the entire book. The Small Plates are written in first person and are not an abridgment, but are the actual writings of Nephi, Jacob, Enos, Jarom, etc. As we struggled to find the meaning of each word and put it in its proper place, it became very clear to me that these words were not written by anyone who speaks English, but they really are a faithful translation from another language. A number of the above ideas have been the direct result of the review of this translation.

Previously when I had worked with the translation teams, I was only a facilitator and teacher about how to translate and preserve the original text. This time, as part of the final review team, I am learning a great deal of Swahili, but most of all, as we review each verse, each phrase, each word, and especially as we feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, new ideas have appeared and new ways of thinking of the words become apparent. It is a wonderful experience to work together like this!

Tomorrow will be Sunday and Christmas day, and the Kisumu branch will be meeting at the location where we are working. Additionally, a group of young people led by Brian Herren from Oregon will be meeting with us. A special meal is being planned and with all of the activities, we probably will not get very much done with the translation. We will enjoy the break as we have been working very long hours every day since we arrived here at the facility about three weeks
ago. We are approaching 25% of the text completed and my time runs out at the end of February, so please keep us all in your prayers.

Merry Christmas to all, and even though our Messiah's birthday is still several months away, may you all have a blessed day with your families.

"The Language of Our Fathers" by Frank Evan Frye
December 25, 2016



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wood Barn For Sale

From: Dana Hall
dmhall7@comcast.net

Wood Barn For Sale


Wood barn for sale (approx. 2 1/2' long x 1' deep x 1 1/2' tall).
It has stall doors that open on the opposite side.
Perfect size for Breyer horses. $40.00

Dana Hall
816-807-8238



Prayer Warriors for Leona

From: Light House Cabients & Woodworking
lighthousecabinetandwoodworking@q.com

Prayer Warriors for Leona


Leona is back home now. She asked that an e-mail be sent out to all of her prayer warriors.

We are still having a lot of trouble with her feeding tube. Because of this she is not getting much nourishment and she is not healing like she should be. She is asking prayers that they can get the feeding tube un-blocked. If it remains blocked they will have to do another surgery; and since she is very weak right now another surgery would like to be avoided. She is also in a considerable amount of pain.

Leona and Wayne Godfrey both would like to thank all of you for all the prayers said on her behalf. We know she has already received a miracle.

Thank you all,
and Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2016

Jeep For Sale

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From: Julia Anderson
cprsanderson@hotmail.com


Jeep For Sale



For Sale:
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
$7000
104K miles. 4 WD
New tires, brakes and battery
Anti-theft device

Contact Julie Anderson at 816.213.7476
or cprsanderson@hotmail.com



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Job Opening in Missouri

​From: M W
wandmwhite@hotmail.com


Job Opening in Missouri

Nodaway County FSA Vacancy

The Nodaway County Farm Service Agency has a vacancy for a full time permanent position.
Applications may be found at www.usajobs.gov by searching for job announcement number MO-2017-0022.
The open application period is from Friday, December 23, 2016, to Friday, January 6, 2017. Grade potential will be based on education, work experience, agriculture knowledge, and background.

For more information on applying, contact Tim Dreier at 660-582-7423​ ​

USDA-FSA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.


Speaker/Subwoofer

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From: Tammy Sue
tammysue88@gmail.com


Speaker/Subwoofer


if anyone is interested in the speaker/subwoofer they can email me or text to 816-337-8220 please. I'm not exactly sure what the speakers are worth but since there's a hole in one I'd just like to get around $20 for it.





Treadmill For Sale

From: Tammy Sue
tammysue88@gmail.com


Treadmill For Sale


I was hoping to get $250 OBO for the treadmill as its hardly been used and it retails for $400 on Amazon.

Tammy Matthews






Enrollment Open for the Spring Semester at Pure Dance Studio! + NEW Classes!!

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From: Pure Dance Studio
puredancestudio@yahoo.com


Enrollment Open for the Spring Semester at Pure Dance Studio! + NEW Classes!!


Hello there!

Enrollment is now open for the Spring Semester at Pure Dance Studio!! We're looking forward to another great year!

We are also excited to announce that we are now offering an additional evening session of our Pre-ballet & Tots Rhythm and Clogging class for ages 3-4 years!! This new session will be offered on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30. To register for this class contact us at puredancestudio@yahoo.com. Follow these links to view our

Class Schedule

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pphJk3mXPEc0Z3kRTvEK584Lmtbh-hU43R6bqgOy3_w/edit

Information Packet

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18LsoheSdHjiV-q2eC_xr4WVjz3JvjCzkv_VHbzU4Fcw/edit

For more information about Pure Dance Studio and our classes please contact us at: puredancestudio@yahoo.com or 816-616-3287 / 816-405-8624

Wishing you the very best in the new year,
-Cassy and Kelda, Co-owners

Pure Dance Studio
816.616.3287 / 816.405.8624
puredancestudio@yahoo.com



​Apartment or House Wanted in Lee's Summit​

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From: Cindy Holman
clholman7@gmail.com


​Apartment or House Wanted in Lee's Summit​


Does anyone know of a place to rent in Lee's Summit that's not too expensive?

Looking for someplace for my step daughter.

Email me at: clholman7@gmail.com

Health Equipment Needed

From: Lisa Eliason
leliason@sbcglobal.net


Health Equipment Needed


My father is the pastor at Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch. His name is Russ Howard. A few weeks ago, he fell and tore some ligaments in both of his legs. He had surgery on both legs, and he is finally ready to come home this weekend. However, he is in need of some equipment on a temporary basis. Would you ask if anyone has the following that he could borrow: a bedside commode, toilet seat extender, and a wheelchair with leg supports on both sides that fully extend into a straight position and have padding to support the legs? If they have such equipment we could borrow, could they please email me at leliason@sbcglobal.net

or my mom at lenoirhoward@sbcglobal.net, or they can call my mom at 816-719-2044


Thanks so much!

Swahili Book of Mormon report # 1 from Frank Frye

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From: Frank Frye
frankfrye@gmail.com

Swahili Book of Mormon report # 1 from Frank Frye

​​
Trip report to Kenya to finish the Swahili Book of Mormon translation, 2006
Frank Frye


Left MCI in Kansas City Nov. 25 at 9:05 a.m. and had a six hour lay-over in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis to Paris flight was nearly 8 1/2 hours long, most of which took place at night at an altitude of about 39,000 feet.

There was cloud cover over most of the North Atlantic. As we flew over England just before dawn, we came in over the northern part near Scotland and down over Manchester. Could see the lights—some very clearly as distinct orangish lines—roads lit by the sodium vapor lights, and some areas as an orangish glow through the thin clouds.

While deplaning this morning at Paris, I met a young man and asked him if he was returning to Kenya. He said no, and that he was from Somalia, which is north of Kenya on the Indian Ocean. I felt an immediate repulsion, as the only thing I’ve ever heard about Somalia is that it’s people are vicious and brutal pirates who capture merchant ships and hold their crews for ransom and even murder some of them. Then I felt ashamed for judging him based on such limited information. The people of that nation also deserve to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The airport at Paris was the most inconvenient airport I’ve ever experienced, perhaps due to the fact that I had less than two hours as a layover and perhaps due to my inability to speak French. There must have been at least a thousand people in a huge area, all being funneled into a half dozen check points where luggage was X-Rayed and every one was required to empty pockets and carry-on baggage, remove belts, etc. I could find no one at first to answer questions, and when I finally found someone how to reach terminal C2, they just said go out that exit in the far corner of the huge room that I had just crossed to get to them. I went back in that direction retracing my steps only to find that there was a kind of line about four people deep that apparently started back near where I spoke to the lady who told me to “go over there.” There was no way to get out of that far exit except to retrace my steps again and search for the beginning of the so-called “line” of four people deep.

I finally just blended in to the group way back near the beginning and stood in that “line” for another hour, wondering how far it was to terminal C2. It was unusually hot and people were fanning themselves and looking for a place to sit from heat exhaustion. I had already taken off my jacket and sweater. Finally I saw a man in a uniform who had come to check on our “line” and asked him if I was in the right line and showed him my ticket. He said yes and turned away. About fifteen minutes later and about the same number of feet forward in the line, I got his attention and asked him again if I had enough time to get to terminal C2. He looked again at my ticket and looked a little flushed, and told me to follow him. We cut across several of those airport barriers that funnel people in zig zag fashion toward the X-Ray machines and across a couple of the doubled back “lines.” He took me to the front of the line and told me to remove everything electronic from my carryon bags (hard drives, electronics, etc.), empty my pockets and take off my belt. In the hurry, I had missed something in my computer case, so I had to return through the check point to take care of that. When I finally got my things back and my belt back on, he said to “run through that door.”

There was a long corridor that snaked around to the terminal where we then had to wait for a bus that arrives about every ten minutes. Terminal C2 was not close. When we finally arrived, signs were scarce and I finally discovered that my gate—C87 was about a quarter of a mile—up an escalator and way “over there.” I ran as fast as I could for between five and ten minutes dragging my computer case behind me and when I finally arrived—totally out of breath at C87, the boarding area was completely empty as the departure time had come and gone. Seemingly all the passengers had boarded. When I finally found my seat and got my carryon bags stowed, we waited another fifteen minutes for “some other passengers who have arrived on another flight that was late.” After the door was closed we waited another fifteen minutes while someone was working on the “brakes.” All of this caused me to rethink my future plans about riding on Air France or going through the Paris airport ever again.

The brakes situation made me remember the last flight that I left Nairobi on at about 1:30 a.m. in 2014. As we finally boarded the jumbo jet walking out to it on the tarmac, I saw an opportunity to take a quick photo of the stairway and the tail fins of the giant airplane with my iPhone. Weeks later when I downloaded and analyzed the photos, I discovered that there was a huge corroded crack surrounding the tail fin on the left side of the plane near the stairway up to the door. It was too late for terror, but not too late to thank the Lord for a safe trip.

On this flight, I had asked the travel agency to book me a window seat on the left side of the plane, hoping that I might see the coast of Italy on the way south as I did on a previous trip coming back from Kenya northward. An hour or so later, I looked out of the window and was instantly dazzled by a range of completely snow covered, very jagged mountain peaks and glaciers. It was the Swiss Alps. I’m sure I saw the Matterhorn. It was just an awesome sight! Like a thin spire of pure white ice sticking up among the mountains. I hope that the pictures turned out. Looking out of the window and then back and forth at the map on the seat in front of me, taught me a lot about the geographical layout of Switzerland and later Italy. As the Alps were left behind the snow disappeared. Our flight path took us right down the middle of Italy. Much of the land was mountainous like I’ve seen in Oaxaca, Mexico from the air.

The passenger to my right was a very pleasant young lady—I mentally assessed her age at 25 and it turned out to be right. She spoke very good English unlike the gentleman to her right—he only spoke French and remained silent the whole trip. Her name is Chiara Dallarosa. She explained that she is from Vicenza, Italy, which is near Venice. I shared with her the purpose of my trip and how in 1992 Pam Agwanda had written me a letter inquiring about the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ and that she was in Nairobi awaiting my arrival. I asked her if she had ever heard of the Book of Mormon, but she answered in the negative. She is a Roman Catholic who lives in Italy, and knows nothing about other Christian churches. I explained that it is a book similar to the Bible, but is the history of God’s dealings with His people in the Western Hemisphere and how Jesus Christ had visited and taught them shortly after he left his disciples in Jerusalem. She seemed to show an interest in that. So I asked her if she would be willing to do me a favor and learn something at the same time. She asked what it was. I told her that I knew of two manuscript copies of the Book of Mormon that had been translated into Italian but had never been proofread by anyone else that I knew of. I then asked if she would be willing to take a look at part of the manuscript and perhaps help us to proofread it in the process of publishing it for the first time in Italian. She said that she would do that, so we exchanged email addresses. Who knows what will come of that discussion? She was going to Kenya to do some social work in some small villages. I told her that I would write her when I got back home to Missouri.

Saw the northern edge of northern Africa as we finished crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The land was a sandy tan stark, barren emptiness. No trees, no crops, just a vast, barren desert. During the next hour and more I could see some waves of dunes. Then a thin cloudiness veiled all that was below.

Looking down over the great desert of northern Africa shortly after flying over Khartoum. The main feature below is a great river that we seem to be following. According to the map in front of me, it is the Nile River that flows out of Lake Victoria which lies between Kenya on its north and east, Tanzania on the south, and Uganda on the west.

It is 4:30 p.m. Central European Time, but our flight plan sends us eastward as we go mostly southward. It must be closer to 6:30 p.m. at this location because the sky is darkening and the reddish golden sun is going down on the other side of the plane. The air is hazy, but it is obvious that there is a patchwork of agricultural fields below. They probably depend on water that is pumped from the Nile which is still visible toward the eastern horizon.

The screen on the back of the seat in front of me says that we are traveling at 39,000 feet and just on the other side of the window the outside temperature is -67° F. Our speed is 560 miles per hour. We have already traveled over 3,100 miles from Paris in 5 1/2 hours. It is still about an hour and 45 minutes until we land in Nairobi where I will be met by Brother James Yogo at the airport. He and some other brothers took me to the airport from his home in 2014 when I last left Kenya. I will probably spend the night with his family and be met by Pamela Agwanda tomorrow.

It is nearly dark outside now and I can see lights below that seem to be following the edge of a river or a lake for short distances and then stop. Another in the shape of a spear. The map does show some lakes down there. They must provide the water to survive in this parched land. The map also says that Addis Ababa is nearly straight east of here, but too far away to see. It is the capital city of Ethiopia, the country that borders Kenya on the north. My laptop dictionary tells me that it has an altitude of 8,000 feet—something I had never expected.

The pilot just announced that we are flying over Nakuru and that we will land in about fifteen minutes. Nakuru is a small town between Nairobi and Kisumu. It is famous for the beautiful game preserve that I got to briefly see in 2010. He also announced that we are crossing over the equator and that it will be rather chilly at Nairobi upon arrival. The jacket and sweater have been very helpful so far on this trip, as airplanes can get pretty cold, especially at the window seats.

After arriving at Nairobi, going through customs, I met a young man his small son who are from Grandview, Missouri. Imagine the “coincidence” of that! We exchanged phone numbers and agreed to get together when we both get home.

Paid $50 USD in cash for the Kenya visa. It is for three months only, but can be extended. The visa application required me to swear that I would not seek to find a job while here. Hmmmm, strange that the US government does not do the same for the myriads of people who come across our borders every day.

Found my luggage without any problem. James Yogo, an Elder from Nairobi met me outside the terminal and took me to put the luggage in his car. Then he took me to exchange some dollars into Kenya shillings (98 to one there). He then took me home where his wife had a supper meal for us. It was close to midnight.

Sunday morning, instead of going directly to Nairobi to start working on the translation as I had expected, I was taken to church where I was asked to teach the adult class and preach. I knew some of the people from 2014 and Pamela Agwanda (Eric Odida’s wife) was there also. It was decided to go on to Nairobi tomorrow (Monday), in a car that they had instead of on the bus. That afternoon, after church and lunch, James took me where I could get a haircut and to look for a King James version (KJV) of the Bible.

While speaking with James and Ruth’s 15 year-old daughter Grace earlier after church, I discovered that her school required her to purchase a Bible for one of her classes. Kenya, being a Christian nation, still teaches the Bible in their public schools. However, the only Bible she was allowed to purchase was a Revised Standard Version (RSV). The RSV is one of the older corrupt bibles that was published first in the USA in 1952. Many of the translators of that bible were not even Christians. It has mostly been abandoned in the USA in favor of other more “modern” versions, however they are all based on similar if not the same corrupt Greek manuscripts such as the Vatican Manuscript. Only the King James and the Inspired Version are not based on those corrupt manuscripts.

I showed Grace and two of her cousins some of the more obvious flaws in the RSV and suggested that she look them up in a KJV. Then when James took me to town, I discovered that KJVs were nearly impossible to find. Apparently the publishing company had made some kind of a deal with the Kenyan government. I’ll bet that they got a new copyright for that outdated version and someone is making the money off of their sales that would not be possible with the KJV. KJVs have no copyright and cost less, so there is less profit. Now the children are growing up being forced to use a Bible that is of a seriously inferior quality. I finally found a tiny pocket KJV in Kisumu the next week and bought it for her. I will give it to her at the youth retreat next week.

Monday Nov. 28th we made the seven hour trip from Nairobi to Kisumu by car. We previously shipped our heavy suit cases by bus to Kisumu in order to save the springs and shocks on the car because of the rough roads. We only saw one small herd of zebras on the south side of the road.

Since the five of us started working on the review of the Swahili translation over a week ago, we have been working on an average of 14.2 hours each day. We take an average of about two hours off for meals each day. Once in a while we take thirty minutes to rest after lunch. We are working in a two story house in the town of Kisumu. Each of us has a small bedroom and there is a patio and a very small kitchen and a dining area that also doubles for a second work area for one of the committees that is doing a preliminary review on certain chapters that need more work than others. There is a security guard at night in the patio.

The work is proceeding slowly as we begin and are quickly learning ways to save time. More men will be arriving next week. It is a real joy to read and analyze each verse of the Book of Mormon with these brethren. Today we reviewed 2 Nephi chapter 9 which includes—among many other wonderful prophecies about the Messiah, His virgin birth and coming kingdom—the quote from Isaiah 9:10–11 that is explained in the book “The Harbinger.” I am keeping careful notes in a clean copy of the Book of Mormon as we work. One of the parts of the work is, after reviewing each chapter, we carefully paste the final text into the publishing layout of the final material that will be used to print the Book of Mormon in Kiswahili.

The men who are currently working together here are Eli Okecha, the pastor (a Priest) of the Kisumu Restoration Branch. Eli is a construction contractor here in Kisumu. Mishael Onyiego (an Elder) who lives in Kisii, which is about a two and a half hour drive from Kisumu toward the south in the direction of Tanzania. Duke Nyakweba who is a business associate (and cousin) of Mishael. Duke is currently the pastor (a Priest) of their branch in Kisii. They have a shop where they make and sell artisanry that they create from soapstone. Bernard (Ben) Ogolla (a member and a Teacher) came from Nairobi several days ago to help us at the request of Eric Odida. Ben is a teacher in middle school in Nairobi. He teaches Swahili, the sciences and English. We anticipate that several other men will arrive within the next week to expand our help in getting the Swahili review finished sooner. I will keep you posted regularly now how the work is proceeding. Mishael just today helped me set up a hotspot with his cell phone so that I will be able to send and receive emails on a regular basis. That will save me from having to leave the work here to go downtown to look for an internet cafe.

Each morning and evening we pray for our families, the work we are doing and the welfare of the church in Missouri and around the world. I have had almost no time to write anything since we started the review here at the guest house. We are up at 7:00 AM every day and usually do not get to bed before 11:30 to 12:00 pm at night. Tonight we stopped an hour early at 10:00 pm because it was Eli Okecha’s birthday. His wife Trufena serves as our cook and another young lady (Pauline) helps her every day.

It looks as if this will take longer than I had originally planned, but we believe that our translation will be better than any of the other Kiswahili translations that have been previously done (LDS, Temple Lot & Bickertonite). We have felt God’s Spirit each day in our work. We pray for you all each day and ask for your prayers.

Frank Frye



"In God we trust"
"En Dios confiamos"

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

Founding Father, John Jay
(America's first Supreme Court Chief Justice and Co-Author of the Federalist Papers that explained the Constitution to the thirteen original Colonies.)
October 12, 1816.
——————————
"La Providencia le ha dado a nuestro pueblo la posibilidad de escoger a sus gobernantes, y es el deber, como también el privilegio e interés de nuestra nación Cristiana elegir y preferir Cristianos como sus gobernantes."

Padre Fundador, John Jay
(Primer Juez de la Corte Suprema y Co-Autor de los Papeles Federalistas que explicaron la Constitución a las trece Colonias originales.)
12 octubre, 1816



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Leather Sofa For Sale

------- Forwarded message -------
From: Susan Johnson
sjohnson19@comcast.net


Leather Sofa For Sale


VERY good condition, Teal Green, 92” long, 20.5” seat depth, 16” seat height $350


Call Lisa at 913-449-9435





Drapes and Curtains Wanted

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Connie Sperry
conniesperry35@gmail.com


Drapes and Curtains Wanted


Looking for living room drapes for double windows, also kitchen curtains.

816-229-9438

or 816-529-8422



Lift Chair - For Sale

From: Linda Datschefski
ldatschefski@gmail.com


Lift Chair - For Sale


This is a lazy boy. Needs a new home.
Husband passed away no longer needed.
Make an offer.

Call 816-877-5314

Prayer Request: Dakota, young boy from North Platte Area


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark McCormick
mrmrldsmember@yahoo.com

Prayer Request: Dakota, young boy from North Platte Area


Greetings Saints,

I have received the following prayer request from Layne Groseth on behalf of a young boy by the name of Dakota from the North Platte area.
He is having seizures, and he has just been life-flighted last night.
Please lift up Dakota and his family before our blessed redeemer for a healing to his body.

Have a blessed day saints.

Your Brother in Christ,
Mark McCormick

Gen. 7:23 "...And the Lord called his people, Zion, because they were of one heart and of one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there were no poor among them!"

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

RWC New Year's Brunch

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: DEANA GRIFFIN
lldrgriffin@att.net


RWC New Year's Brunch


To All Women:
The Restoration Women's Council will be holding our Winter Brunch on January 28, 2017.
It will be held at Colbern Restoration Branch. Registration will begin at 8:00 and the program at 9:00. Brunch will follow.
You can register by calling Mary Prater 816-277-8885 We need to know how many are going to be there so we can let the
Colbern Women know how many to plan for. There is no cost, but we do take up a free will donation to offset the cost to the Colbern branch. Please register as soon as possible.
We hope to see you there.

Sincerely,
Deana Griffin
RWC chair

Monday, December 19, 2016

Seeking used electric Dryer

From: Todd J Smith
smithjje@att.net


Seeking used electric Dryer


Seeking used electric Dryer in the Independence area.

Please send info to smithjje@att.net

or leave a message at (816) 878-7660

Todd J Smith

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mystery Dinner Theatre

From: Brad B Hampton
Brad.B.Hampton@sprint.com

Mystery Dinner Theatre


Center Place Christian Theatre proudly presents our first Mystery Dinner Theater -- “The Case of the Missing Teacher,” a fun evening of mystery and a delicious menu, on Saturday, January 6th. Details in the attached announcement. Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets now!



​Seeking Babysitter​


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angela DeBarthe
angdebarthe@hotmail.com

​Seeking Babysitter​

I am looking for a babysitter for my 4 and 7 year old, girl and boy. I'm a homeschooling mom who works part-time. I am looking for a sitter in the start of the new year. Please reach out if you are a teen or older or a stay at home mom would be able to help me out. I live in Blue Springs. Contact: angdebarthe@hotmail.com

Thank you,
Angela DeBarthe


Great Toddler Bed For Sale


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Angela DeBarthe
angdebarthe@hotmail.com


Great Toddler Bed For Sale


Toddler bed of Lightening McQueen.
Last minute Christmas gift.
This has been a great bed and is in great shape.
Comes with sheets, pillow case and blanket matching bed. $50
IN Blue Springs. Please pick up.

Available all week.
angdebarthe@hotmail.com








Prayer Request - Leona Godfrey

From: Kathy Cole Morash
mcmema@q.com

Prayer Request - Leona Godfrey


Please pray for Leona. Following her cancer surgery she is having complications with the feeding tube being plugged. She is from North Platte NB and is now in the Omaha Hospital where she had her surgery.

Restoration Choir and Orchestra service rescheduled

​---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Ward
laward.01@comcast.net​​


Restoration Choir and Orchestra service rescheduled


Because of weather conditions, the service that was planned for Sunday, December 18th is being rescheduled for Sunday, January 8th. For more information go to http://www.restorationchoir.webs.com/

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


"Come to Us, Emmanuel"

Celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas season

with the

Restoration Christmas Choir and Orchestra

in our 20th year!

January 8, 11:00 a.m.

Atherton Restoration Branch
4910 North Main Street
Atherton MO

For more information,
contact Larry or Diane Ward
at laward.01@comcast.net or 816-252-8311
or go to
www.restorationchoir.webs.com







Friday, December 16, 2016

House for Rent​ - 2 Bedroom​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Penny Curtis
mypurewateroasis@gmail.com


House for Rent​ - 2 Bedroom​


Great little house for rent with a white picket fence, located in Independence! This house has 2 bedrooms and 1 holly wood style bathroom with a laundry shoot to the basement.

The eat-in Kitchen is equipped with a stove and refrigerator.

This house has a partially fenced back yard on a large lot. Basement is outside access only but has a washer and dryer and lots of storage space.

Pets ok with a Non refundable pet deposit.

Rent $650.00 per month with $650 deposit upon 1st month rent.

No Smokers please.

Contact Rex and Penny Curtis

816-682-3205

or

816-405-8160



Archery Excellence - Emergency Fund

From: Archery Excellence
archeryexcellence@gmail.com


Archery Excellence - Emergency Fund

We need to raise $1200 today to keep the lights and water on, or we can't open for business this evening...
thank you for your consideration...
any help would be greatly appreciated!!

https://www.gofundme.com/archery-excellence-needs-funding

Kevin Anderson Services

From: Gayle Fleming
gayleegirlfleming@hotmail.com


Kevin Anderson Services


Kevin Anderson of the Oak Grove congregation passed away Wednesday evening. His services are;

Visitation - Friday, December 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Oak Grove Restoration Branch

Service - Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 PM at Oak Grove Restoration Branch

Kevin Lee Anderson, 50, of Independence, Missouri, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 14, after a lengthy battle with liver failure. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones.


Kevin is survived by his beloved wife, Julia, of the home; his parents, Richard and Charlotte Anderson, Independence, MO; his twin brother Karl (Margie) Anderson, Grain Valley, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.


Kevin was born May 23, 1966, in Independence, MO, and graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1984. He was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ, Oak Grove Restoration Branch, where he served faithfully for many years. Kevin will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, son, and brother, and most importantly, as a minister and servant of Jesus Christ. His spiritual gift for music will be missed by all who knew him as a beautiful tenor, pianist, and composer.


Visitation for family and friends is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, at Oak Grove Restoration Branch, 1203 N Broadway St, Oak Grove, MO 64075. A memorial service will held at the church, as well, at 3:00 p.m. Saturday December 17, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations are recommended to the Kevin Anderson Memorial Fund, United Consumers Credit Union, 1111 E 23rd St, Independence, MO, 64055 (checks made payable to Julia Anderson).


Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley, MO 816-847-4441
http://royerfuneralhome.com/12142016-Kevin-Anderson-Independence-MO.html

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Adventures of Beezrom - Book

From: Mindy Jane Mulheron

mindyjane15@yahoo.com


The Adventures of Beezrom - Book

Pre-Columbian Studies Institute is proud to announce an exciting new project, just in time for Christmas!

"The Adventures of Beezrom", a feature page which appeared in the quarterly periodical, glyph notes, for the last five years is now available as a stand alone book.

The book includes the final chapter of Beezrom's chronological journey through the Book of Mormon--which was not previously published. Each chapter can be read as a stand alone story or as the next installment in the larger story of the Book of Mormon history.

Best of all, the book is spiral bound for easy re-production and each chapter has an activity to enhance the lesson being presented. It is the author's hope that many might be able to use the book for Sunday School or other outreach purposes. (In fact, 50 copies are already on their way to minister to the Saints in Kenya! Praise the Lord!)

Copies are available at Price Publishing and The Book of Mormon Foundation for interested Saints in the KC metro area. Information on availability and shipping outside the metro can be obtained via Mindy Mulheron at: mindyjane15@yahoo.com
(Please write "Beezrom" in the subject line so it doesn't get lost.)

Merry Christmas!





Mission to Kenya

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

Mission to Kenya


Dear Saints,

A group of young people and adults left Wed. Dec. 14 on a mission to Kenya. They are from the NW part of the USA and mainly from the Salem, Oregon Restoration Branch. They will be having camps and such for the young people in Kenya. They will be gone about two weeks.
Please keep them in your daily prayers.

Thanks
God bless
Paul Gage

Simply Sweet Christmas and Simply Sweet Hymns Vol. 2

From: Archery Excellence
archeryexcellence@gmail.com


Simply Sweet Christmas and Simply Sweet Hymns Vol. 2 Now Available!


Attached are the flyers regarding my newest releases...

Thank you!

Melinda Hawley





Restoration Bookstore 25% Off Sale

From: David Price
dashing55@hotmail.com


Restoration Bookstore 25% Off Sale

Price Publishing Company Books and CDs*

Hours: 9:00–5:00 Monday through Thursday...Closed Friday…9:00 a.m. – Noon on Saturday

* The Scriptures (paperback, hardback leather, and deluxe leather editions)

* Story of the Church, by Inez Smith Davis

* Memoirs of Joseph Smith III, Into the Latter Day Light, Autobiography of Charles Derry, My Book of Acts, Autobiography of Joseph Luff, and most of the other biographies and autobiographies

* Many missionary books, including The Old Jerusalem Gospel, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, Book of Mormon Vindicated, and The Angel Message

* Favorite classics: Call at Evening, In the Shelter of the Little Brown Cottage, The Vineyard Story, Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors, etc.

* Historical reprints: Times and Seasons, Messenger and Advocate, Saints’ Advocate

* And many others

Check the online store for the list of books beginning with a Product Code of “ppc” or “901,” or call (816) 461-5659 to see if a favorite book is on sale.

**********************************

*Books supplied to us from other sources are not included in the sale, as well as non-book items such as tracts, certificates, cards, eBooks, charts, maps, prints, used books, etc.

Sale ends December 31, 2016

David Price--PPC

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Update on Leona Godfrey

​From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com


Update on Leona Godfrey



Leona had surgery Monday in Omaha. That went well. The cancer was removed, and her pancreas is working as it should. She was walking today (Wednesday).

She expects a few more days in the hospital before going home to North Platte.

Please keep Leona Godfrey in your prayers for continued healing.


Paul V. Ludy

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

State of Kansas Highlighted Jobs


From: Adam Willson
mormonadam@hotmail.com


State of Kansas Highlighted Jobs


Listed below are some of the State of Kansas highlighted jobs as of 12/12/16.
For a listing of ALL vacancies with the State of Kansas, you can go to our Civil Service Job web site at:

​http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings

State Employment Center - Home
jobs.ks.gov
Providing excellent customer service every time to citizens, state agencies and state employees


Upcoming Applicant Workshop:
December 13 – Topeka Workforce Center – 10:00 – 11:30


County
Title
Agency
Req#
Closes
Butler

Protection Specialist
Dept for Children and Families
185427
Coffey

Equipment Operator
Department of Transportation
185453
12/22/2016
Cowley

Certified Nurse Aide I
Veterans Commission
185474
12/19/2016
Cowley

Certified Nurse Aide I
Veterans Commission
185465
12/19/2016
Cowley

Certified Nurse Aide I
Veterans Commission
185428
12/15/2016
Cowley

Human Services Consultant
Dept for Children and Families
185480
Cowley

Licensed Practical Nurse
Veterans Commission
185457
12/18/2016
Crawford

Human Services Assistant
Dept for Children and Families
185475
12/19/2016
Crawford

Lottery Gaming Facility Analyst
The Kansas Lottery
185444
12/22/2016
Crawford

Lottery Gaming Facility Analyst
The Kansas Lottery
185443
12/22/2016
Finney

Equipment Operator
Department of Transportation
185469
12/23/2016
Finney

Equipment Operator
Department of Transportation
185436
12/20/2016
Geary

Administrative Assistant
Indigents Defense Svcs St Bd
185445
12/23/2016
Grant

Administrative Specialist
Department of Transportation
184770
12/19/2016
Johnson

Utility Worker
Highway Patrol
185433
Labette

Licensed Practical Nurse
Parsons St Hosp & Trng Center
185451
12/18/2016
Labette

Mental Health/Dev Disab Tech
Parsons St Hosp & Trng Center
185450
12/18/2016
Labette

Mental Health/Dev Disab Tech
Parsons St Hosp & Trng Center
185429
12/15/2016
Labette

Mental Health/Dev Disab Tech
Parsons St Hosp & Trng Center
185430
12/15/2016
Labette

Senior Administrative Assistant
Parsons St Hosp & Trng Center
185449
12/18/2016
Leavenworth

Electronic Technician
Lansing Correctional Facility
185448
12/19/2016
Leavenworth

Facilities Maint Supervisor
Lansing Correctional Facility
185456
12/19/2016
Lyon

Library Assistant
State Library
185479
12/30/2016
Montgomery

Human Services Counselor
Dept for Children and Families
185478
Pawnee

Administrative Assistant
Larned State Hospital
185440
Pawnee

Safety & Security Officer
Larned State Hospital
185467
12/23/2016
Pawnee

Safety & Security Officer
Larned State Hospital
185466
12/23/2016
Pawnee

Senior Administrative Assistant
Larned State Hospital
185431
Reno

Senior Administrative Assistant
Hutchinson Correctional Fclty
185485
12/23/2016
Riley

Emergency Management Coordinator
Kansas Dept of Agriculture
185468
Seward

Motor Carrier Inspector I
Highway Patrol
185442
12/17/2016
Shawnee

Administrative Assistant
Board of Cosmetology
185461
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Administrative Assistant
Highway Patrol
185434
12/20/2016
Shawnee

Administrative Specialist
Department of Education
185482
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Attorney
State Board of Healing Arts
185470
1/16/2017
Shawnee

Capitol Area Guard I
Highway Patrol
185439
12/21/2016
Shawnee

Customer Service Representative
Department of Revenue
185483
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Customer Service Representative
Department of Revenue
185481
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Customer Service Representative
Department of Revenue
185484
Shawnee

Customer Service Representative
Department of Revenue
185202
Shawnee

Customer Service Representative
Department of Revenue
185454
Shawnee

Facilities Maint Supervisor
Lansing Correctional Facility
185455
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Human Resource Professional
Department of Revenue
185458
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Human Services Supervisor
Dept for Children and Families
185473
12/16/2016
Shawnee

Lab Improvement Specialist
Dept of Health & Environment
185425
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Lab Improvement Specialist
Dept of Health & Environment
185426
1/4/2017
Shawnee

Laboratory Technician
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
185432
12/20/2016
Shawnee

Lock System Specialist
Kansas Juvenile Correct. Cmplx
185459
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Professional Civil Engineer
Department of Transportation
185446
Shawnee

Program Analyst
Dept of Health & Environment
184753
12/30/2016
Shawnee

Program Consultant
Ks Dept for Aging & Disab Svs
185476
Shawnee

Protection Supervisor
Dept for Children and Families
185472
12/19/2016
Shawnee

Public Service Administrator
Department of Transportation
185435
12/20/2016
Shawnee

Public Service Executive
Adjutant General
185228
12/22/2016
Shawnee

Public Service Executive
Dept of Health & Environment
184563
1/3/2017
Shawnee

Resource Protection Officer
Adjutant General
185269
12/23/2016
Shawnee

Senior Research Economist
Corporation Commission
185447
Shawnee

Trainer
Department of Transportation
185460
12/22/2016
Wyandotte

Equipment Operator
Department of Transportation
185086
12/21/2016

* As of 12/12/16
Please see the requisition job description for instructions on how to apply.




​Celestial Law Book 1 Wanted

​From: Darrell Webster
dcfwebster@att.net

​Celestial Law Book 1 Wanted


May name is Darrell C. Webster, Sr. and I am looking for a book titled Celestial Law book 1.​
I received a copy of chapter 14 some time ago and I am looking for a copy of the full book.
I unfortunately don’t have the author’s name. However there is a name of Phil Hood on the cover which I believe is the name of the illustrator of the cover picture which was copyrighted 1998.
I am interested in perching a copy of the full book.

My e-mail is dcfwebster@att.net, my phone number is (440)352-7465
Please contact me if you have a copy for sale.

Your brother I Christ,
Darrell C. Webster, Sr.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Wanted Coal for Heat Stove

​From: Pat Johnson
onetypist@yahoo.com

Wanted Coal for Heat Stove


We have a coal burning stove and looking for a source to buy coal.
Can anyone help us ?

Thanks
Don Johnson
modemdriver@hotmail.com


Prayer Request for Sally Yotz

From: Gary Miller
mgary9496@gmail.com


Prayer Request for Sally Yotz


Hey Gary!! Prayer request please!!! My mother Sally Yotz was in a car accident this morning!!! Her car is totaled!!! And as of right now, they think she just broke her wrist...please say a prayer for her!!!

Thank you so much my friend!
Mickey

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

​From: Rachel Horn
horn_music@yahoo.com


Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District


https://fortosage.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Job Listings
Search Type any part of the Job Title, Job Type, or Job Location to Search

Job Title Posting Date Type Location
Cybersecurity/Networking Instructor 12/09/2016 Certified CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER Apply
Cook 12/08/2016 Classified FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT Apply
SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE - RN 12/07/2016 Classified Fort Osage School District Apply
Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations 12/02/2016 Certified Gragg Administration Center Apply
Sign Language Interpreter 11/10/2016 Classified Fort Osage School District Apply
Certificated Paraeducator - Recovery Room 11/02/2016 Classified BUCKNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Apply
Food Service Substitute 10/19/2016 Classified FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT Apply
Certificated Paraeducator - Elementary Special Education 09/23/2016 Classified DISTRICT ELEMENTARY BUILDING Apply
Before and After School Childcare Substitute 07/20/2016 Classified CHILDCARE FORT DISCOVERY Apply
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER 07/08/2016 Substitute Fort Osage School District Apply
Bus Driver 02/03/2016 Classified TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Apply
Bus Monitor 02/03/2016 Classified TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Apply
Trip Driver 09/16/2015 Classified TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Apply



Antique Secretary and Radio For Sale


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Susan Johnson
sjohnson19@comcast.net


Antique Secretary and Radio For Sale


Antique Secretary – Excellent condition – only $395.00 OBO

Antique Philco Radio from 1940’s – Uses four C batteries – $50.00 OBO

Thanks!
Susan Johnson
816-795-5599













Treadmill​ Wanted​


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dan Hood
fineline@earthlink.net

​​
Treadmill​ Wanted​


'Tis the season for not walking. . .we are looking for a used treadmill. . .maybe something that is cluttering up your spare room or basement.

Please contact Dan at fineline@earthlink.net
or by phone 816-401-2644 (cell)
Don't call home phone. . .it's a surprise.

Thanks,
​D​an Hood

Housing For Rent

From: Mary Ann Erikson
s7erik@sbcglobal.net

Housing For Rent

3 Bedroom Apartment
17516 Hidden Valley Road
Independence MO
$650

2 Bedroom Duplex
1615 Lee's Summit Road
Independence MO
$500

3 Bedroom House
312 3rd Court S
Independence MO
$650

Call Mary Ann at:
816-796-6119
Leave a Message

For Sale: 2011 Dodge Caliber

From: Linda Datschefski
ldatschefski@gmail.com


For Sale: 2011 Dodge Caliber


Need to sell this car. It is a Mainstream with a moon roof. It has 39,500+ miles.
Handles very well and has had regular oil changes and tire rotations.
Sirius satellite radio is available with paid service. (currently not contracted)
Asking $7300.00 or best offer.

contact Linda Datschefski
816-877-5314

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Prayer Warriors Needed


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ​Leona Godfrey
lighthousecabinetandwoodworking@q.com


Prayer Warriors Needed


Many of you know that I have been battling cancer and Obamacare since September. Unfortunately, when I went for my meeting with the surgeon on November 30 th, following an MRI the day before, I was asked why I had waited so long to come in for surgery. The doctor said that if I had had the surgery done back in September after my first MRI, it would have been an easy fix. Now, not so easy. He said that I now have a 30 % chance of living 5 years and that this delay-of-care “killed me”.

On Monday, December 12, Wayne and I will be in Omaha at Creighton University Hospital, where the doctor will try to remove the cancer from my pancreas. If he is unable to do so, he will simply put me back together and my story will be ending soon. The surgeon told me that he needed a margin between the cancer and the healthy tissue for this to be a successful surgery.

Please pray that the cancer will shrink and that the margin will be there. I want to be here a while longer and love back all those wonderful people in my life who love me. And, I would really like to see our granddaughter, little Miss Calli Hobbs, get old enough to remember her Grandma Godfrey. Thank you for the prayers.

Love from Leona Godfrey


Friday, December 9, 2016

Tidings Addresses ?

From: Paul Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


Greetings,

I am trying to locate some Saints for whom the last Tidings was returned.

If you can help with an actual address, it would be most helpful and appreciated

Send info to me at: pauljg_64055@yahoo.com

Independence, MO


Kristin Gilbert last on N. Geronimo

Susan Guthrie S McHenry St

Rick Howlett S Noland Rd

Aaron Laster E Walnut st

Bryan Nordike E 44 St. S

Mike Scott S Pleasant St. Apt 707

Cory Simmons S Harvard Ave

Ron Thompson S Main St

Rex Trent N Crysler

Kansas City, MO

Wanda Hart Albert Ave

Steve Noga Norfleet R

Will Rush 111th Terr


Many thanks
Paul Gage

Table and 4 Chairs and Cedar Chest For Sale

From: Dana Hall
dmhall7@comcast.net


Table and 4 Chairs and Cedar Chest For Sale


Cedar Chest - $40

Table and Four chairs - $35


Dana Hall
816-807-8238




Bike For Sale


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elsie Hensley
richard-hensley@att.net


Bike For Sale



Avalon 10-speed, 6001 Alloy
Dual Shox
Perfect condition
used only 10 miles
$90.00

816-796-8801

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sheet Rock Panels - Free

From: Dana Hall
dmhall7@comcast.net

Sheet Rock Panels - Free


There are approximately 6-8 large panels of sheet rock available.
Very heavy.
Free to a good home!

Dana Hall
816-807-8238
dmhall7@comcast.net

55 Gallon Metal Barrels for Free

From: Dana Hall
dmhall7@comcast.net

55 Gallon Metal Barrels for Free


There are five 55 gallon metal barrels available. The barrels were initially used to store honey (the barrels were purchased from Coopers in Peculiar), so have a coating inside. They could be cleaned out or mixed with water for storage purposes (the water would be sweet).

Please, no scrappers.

Thank you
Dana Hall
816-807-8238
dmhall7@comcast.net

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rolling Storage Units for Sale

From: Dana Hall
dmhall7@comcast.net


Rolling Storage Units for Sale


There are ten of these units available at $5 each. They would be great to put in classrooms to store materials for crafts, etc. Also great for organizing a garage. If the wheels are removed, they can be stacked.

Dana Hall
816-807-8238



January Priesthood and Men's Retreat

From: Vim Horn
HornW@umkc.edu

January Priesthood and Men's Retreat


January 19 and 21, 2017

Oak Grove Restoration Branch
Oak Grove, Missouri


“The First Step to Wisdom is Silence

The Second is Listening”

The winter months provide a prime opportunity to expand your learning and explore God’s calling upon your life in each respective priesthood office. Please mark your calendar to be present at the Oak Grove Restoration Branch in January to ingest the words of Christ. The Central Missouri Restoration Branches, the Pastors of Zion and the Conference of Restoration Elders invite you to participate in a priesthood and men’s education classes scheduled for:

· Thursday, January 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

· Saturday, January 21 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (Lunch provided)

All priesthood are invited to attend and have the opportunity to bring non-priesthood men from their congregation who are earnestly seeking the Lord’s will in their life and journey on this path.

Please ponder the following scriptures as you consider the theme of Wisdom:

Ø 2 Nephi 12:37 Blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom;

Ø Mosiah 1:49 Behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God.

Ø D&C 94:1a Verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice, even the voice of my Spirit, that I may show unto you my will concerning your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly humble, and are seeking diligently to learn wisdom and to find truth;

Ephesians 1:17-18 Psalm 4:1 D & C 10

Acts 21:40 Acts 22:1-2 III Nephi 4:54

Pre-registration is not required, however we do ask that you do so, so we can plan for lunch. To register online go to the CRE website, eldersconference.org, or click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017JanuaryRetreat. You can also pick up a registration form at the CRE office, or contact the office and request that a form be mailed to you. To contact the CRE office, call 816-836-3421 (local) or 877-748-8947 (toll free)

For questions or more information, please contact Steve Kropp at skropp@saint-lukes.org, or Vim Horn at hornw@umkc.edu.

William (Vim) Horn

Scriptures for Christmas

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Paul V. Ludy
restorationscriptures@gmail.com


Scriptures for Christmas


There is still time to order THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, Restoration Scriptures Edition, and have books delivered before Christmas.

This new 3-in-1 is priced at $80.00. We ship via Priority Mail within the US; the fee is $13.45. One or two books can fit into one box, so you may want to combine an order with a friend and split the shipping fee. The cost of 1 book + shipping is $93.45 or 2 books + shipping is $173.45.

Checks should be payable to Cumorah Books, Inc. Normally we ask for them to be mailed to Cumorah Books, Inc., PO Box 2257, Independence, MO 64055. But because we pick up that mail only 1 or 2 times a week, you will get faster service by mailing to Paul V. Ludy, 3209 Quarry Road, Bates City, MO 64011. We will ship immediately after receiving the payment.

If you are in the Independence, MO, area, you can pick up copies of The Holy Scriptures from Charlie and Susan Booth and avoid the cost of shipping. They live near 23 Street and Lee's Summit Road. Phone 816-517-4352 to make arrangements.

If you have questions, please call Paul or Dee Ludy at 816-210-8450


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Items For Sale by Dana

From: Dana Hall
dmhall7@comcast.net


Items For Sale by Dana


Items for sale:
$ 20 Hall Tree
$ 60 Student Desk (very well made and sturdy)
$ 20 White Dresser
$ 25 Microwave Cart
$ 5 Bread Bin
$ 50 Girl's Dresser and Bookcase

Not pictured:

$100 Queen Size Mattress and Box Springs (new covers for both are included - purchased for $55)
$ 40 Cedar Chest with cushion on top (light oak)
$ 20 Brown Couch

Dana Hall
816-807-8238