Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 2017 Monthly Tidings of Zion

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From: Paul Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


October 2017 Monthly Tidings of Zion


Greetings Dear Saints,

Please find attached the October 2017 Monthly Tidings of Zion.

God bless
Paul Gage

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The Monthly
TIDINGS OF ZION

by the Publication Council of the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE)
October 20, 2017

Greetings to the Saints around the world,

The monthly Tidings of Zion is new effort by the CRE to reach out to the Saints. It does not replace the quarterly Tidings of Zion magazine. The monthly TOZ will only be online. Feel free to copy and distribute to anyone you know who may not have internet availability. We encourage each pastor to copy and make available to your branches and groups. Your assistance will be very much appreciated.

Saints and branch leaders may send in items for the monthly Tidings as is also done for the quarterly magazine. We would like to receive testimonies, reunion, camp, retreat experiences, branch events and activities, or articles you may want to write and so forth.

Domestic Outreach: The Domestic Outreach Program, ministry to the USA and Canada, has functioned under the CRE for many years. At the 2017 CRE, a resolution was passed with the intent to "rev up" the Domestic Outreach efforts. The USA and Canada have been divided into ten regions and two priesthood assigned to each area. The intent is to touch base with Saints, leaders, and priesthood in the ten regions. The purpose is to visit with leadership in each area for input as to how the CRE can be more helpful in fulfilling its purpose, as found on the inside front cover of each issue of Tidings of Zion magazine.. Leaders in each area will be contacted by those planning to visit in order to make sure all arrangements are satisfactory to all. Some teams have already been out in the field and sharing with the Saints along the way.

The CRE tries to keep the Restoration Branch Directory up to date and so would appreciate notice anytime there is a change in leadership of the branch/group. It is also very helpful to have a copy of a directory of your branch. The Saints, quite often call the CRE office requesting information to help them in their local situations. This information can be sent to: CRE PO Box 4085, Independence, MO. 64051. ATTN: Paul Gage.

Issue # 121, October/November/December, 2017, of the quarterly Tidings of Zion is currently at the printers. It is expected to be in the homes by mid to late November. This issue will include a number of testimonies from the CRE Priesthood Retreat in Kirtland, Ohio in September as well as other reports of events around the church and testimonies from several Saints.

The Golden Eagles of Center Place Restoration School, (CPRS) are off and flying into the new school year. They recently had a chile supper to support the school's Robotics Club. The chile was great and the robotic demonstrations were fantastic. They will also present the fall play, "Singing in the Rain," in November. Brother Dan Schoenemann is the school administrator. Continue to uphold the school, staff faculty, and students in your daily prayers. Enrollment is around 175 so far this year.

Go Ye therefore, and teach ALL Nations! That is our commission from Jesus, in Matthew 28:19. But that only applies to going to another country. right? What about the hymn we sing, "Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling?" The second verse reads, "If you cannot cross the ocean, and far mission lands explore, You can find the needy nearer; You can help them AT YOUR DOOR." The third verse states, "Let none hear YOU idly saying, 'There is nothing I can do, While the souls of men are dying, and the Master calls FOR YOU."

All the Missionary groups that function under the CRE, as well as other Missionary efforts, are very actively engaged in the mission fields of the areas they sponsor. Missionaries, in the last year or so, or the year before us will have gone to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Honduras, India, Kenya and several other countries in East Africa, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines/Mindanao. Palau, the Philippines/Luzon, Russia, Taiwan, Tahiti, and maybe even more.

But what about YOUR town, neighborhood, work place, school, and so forth? Go YE therefore!

Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE)
Officers and Councils for 2017-2018

CRE Officers Corporate Officers
Chair: William "Vim" Horn President: William "Vim" Horn
Secretary: David Joyce Secretary: David Joyce
Treasurer: Ray Lane Treasurer: Ray Lane
Historian: Danny Hight

Aaronic Council: Aaron Dillion, Ray Dillion, James Friend, Lonnie Griffin,
Stephen Henson, Ken Prater, Aaron Saylor, Tim Saylor, Wilbur Wilson

Coordinating Council: Jack Hagensen, Brian Mundy, John Mundy, Richard Neill, Chair,
Don Norman, Howard Parker, Garry Piatt

Education Council: Synthia DeBarthe, Brenda Eggert, Tracy Levengood, Lonnie Wilson

Evangelism Council: Dale Bainter, Leo Carroll, Russell Reid, Lyle Smith
Representatives from: ARM; GEM; LAMB and SEAAM


Publication Council: Paul Gage, Chair, Jackie Frinsthal, Rebecca Griffin, Jason Hamilton,
Janet Huntsucker, Pam Neidboldt, Jacob Roberts, Christy Schrunk

Stewardship Council: Dale Carrick, Vaughn Cornish, Terry Griffin, Elzy Lasley, Tom Rindels

Women's Council: Suzanne Bendorf, Chair, Nicole Capps, Angie Goff, Deana Griffin,
Mary Prater, Jennifer Rafferty, Monica Rush

Youth Council: Stephen Henson, Todd Henson

The CRE Resource Center

The CRE Office, or Resource Center has many materials available to the Saints. The following are some of the areas or topics:

Church School Quarterlies that have been reprinted and updated are in stock.

Books: Various books are available by authors such as Francis Harper, Kim Augenstein, Jean Robison, Beryl Immer, the Family Steps to Zion by Jack Hagensen and many more. There is also a Restoration Library at the Resource Center with a goodly number of books, mainly from past years. Materials in the library may be checked out.

Booklets, Papers, and Tracts: These materials include topics found in the basic Restoration Gospel. There are also back issues of Tidings of Zion. These are free of charge and can be used in sharing with friends, family and on mission trips.

The Resource Center is also available for meetings and classes as might be desired by the Saints. The office is generally open on Mon-Wed-Fri from 10 am to 4 pm. The office phone number as well as all contact information for the CRE is on the inside front cover of each issue of Tidings.

Any questions, comments, etc. regarding the Monthly Tidings of Zion, may be directed to Paul Gage by email at pauljg_64055@yahoo.com or phone at 816-833-6552.

GIVE THANKS, WTIH A GRATEFUL HEART,
TO THE ONE WE SING, HOW GREAT THOU ART!"
BECAUSE HE HAS GREAT PLANS FOR MAN,
HE DIED AND LIVES! LOVE IS HIS PLAN!
THANKSGIVING YEA, AND CHRISTMAS TOO,
HE IS THE WAY, FOR ME AND YOU!
SO SERVE HIM WELL, AND THEN SOME DAY,
HE WILL HAVE THESE WORDS TO SAY,
WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!
ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD!



MOVING BOXES AVAILABLE - Jill

From: Jill Gowan
jill.gowan@yahoo.com



MOVING BOXES AVAILABLE - Jill


Lots of moving boxes and packing paper available.

Call or text Jill at: 816-260-0432

Jill

Dick Brackman Memorial Service

From: Judith Hawley
judhaw@gmail.com


Dick Brackman Memorial Service


Richard (Dick) Brackman passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017.
His memorial service will be on Saturday, October 21, at 11:00.

It will be held at:
Church of Jesus Christ Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch
4516 Phelps Road
Independence, MO 64055

Elder Dick was a long-time treasurer for the Hill Cumorah Branch.

Read Obituary at:

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Brackman&lc=9698&pid=186973922&uuid=d233e96e-a055-4f14-a5d3-9496d69d915e




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Garage Sale October 20, 21

From: Sharilyn
816-423-1001


Garage Sale October 20, 21


Large Garage Sale
Friday, October 20 and Saturday 22
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Weather permitting

A little bit of everything plus Autumn and Christmas floral arrangements and items.

Questions call Sharilyn Trube: 816-423-1001



For Sale: Chainsaws and Weed Trimmer

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From: Rick Reynolds
8162003653@mms.att.net>


For Sale: Chainsaws and Weed Trimmer


Homelite 33cc chainsaw for sale, Runs good needs sharpened or new chain. 16” bar. $40.00
Home lite i3850b chainsaw 18” bar needs sharpened or new chain, carb needs some work. $20.00
Troybilt weed trimmer, two years old needs some carb work $40.00






"Rod of Iron"

From: Eric Kirkwood
erickirkwood69@gmail.com


"Rod of Iron"


I am looking for copies of the book "Rod of Iron", to teach my junior high class.

I would be willing to purchase them.

Sincerely,
Eric Kraig Kirkwood
Maysville Restoration Branch


Monday, October 16, 2017

Restoration Voice for Visually Impaired

From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com


Restoration Voice for Visually Impaired


We are beginning a new service to make Restoration Voice magazine available in Word format. Now visually impaired Saints and friends can hear the articles read with screen readers such as JAWS, and low-vision users can more easily enlarge articles with Zoomtext, etc.

The articles are straight text--no photos, boxes, or distracting graphics. They are separated into pages with prompts such as "This is page 3 from Restoration Voice."

At present, there is no charge for this service.

If you would like to receive the September-October, 2017, issue of Restoration Voice by e-mail, please reply to PaulVLudy@gmail.com with your name and phone number.

Of course, the hardcopy Restoration Voice magazine is still available. This issue (#235) features beautiful autumn scenes. For it, we suggest a contribution of $20.00 per subscription (6 issues).

We will also send sample copies of Restoration Voice at no cost to you. We have a large quantity of back issues that should be enjoyed by your friends. Just give us their names and complete addresses. We will mail samples of recent issues along with our next regular mailing in December.


Washer and Dryer For Sale - Downey

​From: Missouri Sorting Service LLC
cdowney26@comcast.net


Washer and Dryer For Sale - Downey


We have a washer and dryer still very useable we would like to sell.
Dryer is natural gas.
They are both Kenmore brand.
We are asking $150.00 for the washer and 100.00 for the dryer.
We would take $225.00 if you want both.

Contact Connie or Randy Downey if interested,
Connie 816-679-4430
Randy 816-914-0707














Saturday, October 14, 2017

Neal's Yard Remedies

From: Sharon Sherbina
meyouzoo@hotmail.com


Neal's Yard Remedies


Growing up in the church, I was always conscious about what we ate, but I wasn't always as conscious about what I was putting on the outside of the body. Over the past couple of years I started reading not just the labels on all my food, but now on all my hygiene and skin care items. I've been able to find some wonderful things in local health food stores, and have even learned to make a few salves, tinctures and such. Mom and I were shopping around for safe skin care and came across a line called Neal's Yard Remedies. I like it so much that I've decided to represent it in our area, and I wanted to send out a brief post introducing myself, the line and the website. You may contact me directly with any questions, or you can explore the products online at your leisure. Like other companies, you may host a party where a group of friends may sample various things prior to purchasing. If you'd like to read about the company itself, I think you'd be pleasantly surprised at the care with which they source their ingredients, their numerous awards for fair and ethical business practices, and most, the quality, safety and effectiveness of the products. The company itself is based in London, and abroad they are probably most well known for their baby and mother balms. They are internationally renowned for their facial care and gentle aging creams and oils, the Frankincense line. As a cancer survivor, I personally like their non-toxic deodorants. My husband likes their after shave balm.

My website is

us.nyrorganic.com/shop/sharonsherbina

Or you can reach me at

Cell: 660-251-1120
Email: meyouzoo@hotmail

Thank you for your consideration.



Custom 2 1/2 inch wooden plantation shutters

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From: Barb Allinder​
barballinder@gmail.com


Custom 2 1/2 inch wooden plantation shutters


I have 4 pair of custom plantation (off white) wooden plantation shutters. Each pair is 34 3/4 wide X 48 3/4 tall with 2 1/2 inch slats. Total cost for all 4 shutters is $100.00.

Contact Barb @ 816-719-6173



​Restoration Singles Activity Rescheduled​

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From: Restoration Singles
restoration.singles4christ@gmail.com


​Restoration Singles Activity Rescheduled​


The activity scheduled at Zion's Ridge Campground for today has been rescheduled for next Saturday, the 21st at 5 p.m., due to the weather.

Amanda

Friday, October 13, 2017

Francis Harper Message for 10/13/17

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 10/13/17


Our Number One Enemy





Our number one enemy is the person we see in the mirror every morning. Man’s greatest malady is himself. The natural man that we are from birth must be put to death. We must exchange our selfish willful way, for the divine will and way, or we will die. “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16).

It is written, “For the natural man is an enemy to God [and himself], and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, for ever and ever; But if [unless] he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man, and becometh a saint, through the atonement of Christ, the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father” (Mosiah 1:119-120). Baptism by immersion is a perfect illustration of putting the natural man to death, burying him and he being raised again as a new person. Paul described the process in Romans 6:4: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

How do we know when we have passed from death to life? The Apostle John answered this question when he wrote: “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death” (1 John 3:14). There are other ways we can tell if the natural man has been put to death. When the natural man dies and is buried, the new person no longer lusts, covets, feels anger, seeks revenge or ever feels lonely, neglected or unloved. His pride is gone and is replaced with love.

Death of the natural man is the greatest liberation known on earth. The captives are set free. What a glorious release! Jesus came to liberate the captives and to “open the prison to them that are bound” (Isaiah 61:1).

Before the Lord can dwell in us we must be willing to clean the house! “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16). The Lord cannot dwell in unclean temples. He “can not look upon sin with the least degree of allowance” (D & C 1:5c).

Jesus came to cleanse us. Peter objected when Jesus offered to wash his feet. Jesus said, “If I wash them not, thou hast no part with me” (John 13:8). We need to submit to the cleansing Jesus provides, making us “clean every whit” (John 13:10).

The Lord will forgive [cleanse] and empower, by the indwelling presence of his Holy Spirit, all those who are willing to make a sincere effort to overcome the deadly traits of the natural man. “For we know it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do” (2 Nephi 11:44).






Weslo Cadence Treadmill

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From: Dan Hood​
fineline@earthlink.net


Weslo Cadence Treadmill


We have a Weslo Cadence 2100 fitness track (treadmill) we just don't have room for.
FREE to a good home. . .you pick up.

Call Dan 816-401-2644 or fineline@earthlink.net


Young Rembrandts Teaching Opportunity

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From: Muriel L
mur620@gmail.com


Young Rembrandts Teaching Opportunity



Sarah Hirtzel, a friend of mine who owns a Young Rembrandts franchise, is looking for teachers and helpers for her children's art classes in the Missouri side of the metro area.

If you are looking for a fun way to spend your time that changes kids' lives, this path may be just for you. It was for me.

The great thing is the lessons are so easy to follow, one doesn't have to be particularly arty to teach them.

The attached flyers show images of student work and what YRs offers for children, and you can navigate through the Young Rembrandts website to get a feel for the program.

I would be happy to share my experience with YR and connect you with Sarah. Lead teachers earn $25 per hour lesson taught, helpers earn $12.50 per lesson.

Muriel Luedeman
816-726-8425
mur620@gmail.com





Thursday, October 12, 2017

Vintage Ethan Allen Hutch For Sale

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From: Jill Stewart
hotmamajill@gmail.com


Vintage Ethan Allen Hutch For Sale


Beautiful hutch in excellent condition. Lead glass on upper doors. Carved wood on lower doors. Original hardware and finish. Very good condition inside and out. "Ethan Allen" is stamped inside one of the drawers. Solid piece of furniture. Hutch and buffet can be separated for moving. Located in Blue Springs. You must come pick it up. Asking $325.

Text or call 816-786-2866

One of the feet on the back side is broken. I still have the piece. You cannot see it and it is still sturdy.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Need to Borrow Coffee Percolator

From: Eric and Kristie Baker
ek.baker11@gmail.com


Need to Borrow Coffee Percolator


Wondering if anyone has an old coffee percolator to be used in a play at Lee's Summit West?
Would just like to borrow as a prop and will return when the play is over.

Thanks,
Kristie Baker


​Daycare for Theodore​

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From: Katy Allinder Palmer
marykallinder@gmail.com


​Daycare for Theodore​


Hello Saints-

My husband and I are looking for daycare options for our newborn son Theodore.
We are looking for an in home sitter or a small in home daycare option starting the first of the year. Theodore will be 3 months old at that time and would need care on Mondays and Thursdays every other week.

If you are interested or know anyone who is please contact me at: marykallinder@gmail.com

Katy Palmer (Allinder)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Moving - Boxes Needed for Grace

From: Grace Little Eagle
amazinggrace2u@comcast.net


Moving - Boxes Needed for Grace


Hello to all,

We are moving and are in need of boxes...if you have some that you can spare let me know.
My phone 816-679-4148
or email me at: Amazinggrace2u@comcast.net

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Love and Blessings,
Grace Little Eagle



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Young Married Retreat

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From: DougJudi Smith
dougjudismith@gmail.com


Young Married Retreat


Central Missouri Restoration Branches are hosting a "Young Married Couples" retreat this fall at Odessa Hills Campground!

The retreat starts Friday, November 3 and runs through Sunday, November 5!

We'll be talking about some practical tips on strengthening your relationship with each other and with God! Come join us!

For more information and to register online, go to: www.odessahills.com

http://www.odessahills.com/family-retreats.html


Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Book Of Mormon Round Table

From: Robyn Mun
restorationsparkplug@gmail.com


October Book Of Mormon Round Table


Book Of Mormon Round Table

The 3rd Sunday of the month

The BOOK Of MORMON Round Table - OUR GOAL

Here are some links to websites for your convenience: The Book Of Mormon on line . Book Of Mormon Foundation
www.bookofmormonroundtable.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.


OUR PANEL: Neil, Eric and Bob

a review of Dr. Stephen Jett's new book "ANCIENT OCEAN CROSSINGS"


See you in Luff at Stone Church!
1012 W Lexington Ave. (upper west parking lot)
Independence MO 64050
816-254-2211


sista robyn ​ mun​
"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people."
(4 Nephi 1:15 LDS / 4 Nephi 1:17 RLDS)





​Restoration Singles - October 14th​

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From: Restoration Singles
restoration.singles4christ@gmail.com


​Restoration Singles - October 14th​


Hello,

Our next gathering will be at Zion's Ridge Campground. We will be joining others on Saturday, October 14th at 5 p.m. There will be a meal first. We are asked to bring a dessert or side dish to share. They will have hotdogs and drinks already there. Along with visiting, there will be a campfire and a hayride. Remember to bring a lawn chair.

Amanda

Friday, October 6, 2017

JOB POSTING - Law Clerk

JOB POSTING - Law Clerk

Job opportunity for a clerk in a busy Independence, Missouri legal office.

Flexible hours. Typically 25-35 hours a week.

Must be familiar with medical records, charts and medical terminology.

Should know Word, Wordperfect and Outlook.

Practice is primarily Worker's Comp, Personal Injury, and Social Security claims.

Contact Bernie at: (816) 842-6411



Francis Harper - Message for 10/6/17

Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper - Message for 10/6/17


Dear Ones,

In discussion, during a recent priesthood meeting, it was mentioned that many Christians do not understand that the Lord wants to speak to us today, even as he did in the days of Moses and the prophets. They forget the words of Malachi: “For I am the Lord, I change not . . .” (Malachi 3:6). They need to be reminded that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Many Christians are not aware of the many ways and means the Lord utilizes to communicate with us. Joseph Smith III, wrote: “The means by which [the Lord] reveals his will to man may be said to be infinite.” Joseph continued, “As in the days of old, these divine messages were given through different ministrations, such as by sending a messenger [angel] direct who conversed with the prophet [and others] . . . or by sending a ministering spirit, which in a dream or vision conveyed unto him the will of God and authorized him to say, thus saith the Lord, or thus saith the Holy Spirit” (Joseph Smith III and the Restoration, pp 596-599).

The Lord is very creative in the multitude of ways he reveals his will to us. He has used precise timings on numerous occasions to communicate his plans and purposes: Simeon and Anna coming to the temple in precise timing to meet the Christ-child, and his parents, was ordered by the Lord. “And Joseph and Mary, marveled at those things which were spoken of the Lord” (Luke 2:33). Precise timings should alert us to the possibility that the Lord may have a purpose in these unusual meetings.

The Lord has arranged many divine appointments for his servants, throughout the pages of history. I will name only a few of these: Peter and Cornelius – Acts 10; Paul and Lydia – Acts 16:9-15; Abraham’s servant and Rebekah – Genesis 24:43-55; Alma and Amulek – Alma 6:23-52.

We need to prepare for divine appointments. Is it likely that God will arrange an appointment for us if we are not prepared? We need to be prepared as Alma and the sons of Mosiah: “For they were men of a sound understanding, and they had searched the Scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God. But this is not all: they had given themselves to much prayer, and fasting, therefore they had the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority, even as with the power and authority of God” (Alma 12:4-5). When we are prepared, as Alma and his friends, the Lord will arrange many appointments for us. “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few” (Luke 10:2).

The Lord speaks to us by bringing certain scriptures to our attention. Although I was not acquainted with the scripture recorded in Hebrews 9:22, the Lord brought these words to my mind again and again: “Without shedding of blood is no remission.” This answered my question, “Why did Jesus have to die in such a cruel way?”

Likewise, my question concerning the reality of the Lord’s eternal kingdom on earth was answered by the Lord when he brought another obscure and unknown scripture to my mind, and repeated it to me over and over again: “For here [in this world] have we no continuing city [all is temporal] but we seek one to come” (Hebrews 13:14).

As was said, “The means by which the Lord reveals his will to us are infinite in number.” We must always be alert, listening, watching and praying that we will be “tuned to hear his slightest whisper.”

Remember, God commanded, “Hear ye Him!”

My love to all, Francis




Francis Harper - Hear Him

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper - Hear Him


The words, “Hear Him,” were spoken three times by the Heavenly Father as he introduced his Son to the world. John the Baptist was the first to hear the divine introduction: “. . . and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Jesus. And lo, he heard a voice from heaven saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him” (Matthew 3:45-46 IV; 3:16-17 KJV).



The second occasion at which Jesus was introduced by the Father occurred on a high mountain [most likely Mount Hermon]. This experience is recorded in Matthew 17: “And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James and John, his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain, apart, and was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias [John the Baptist] talking to him . . . while he yet spake, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matthew 17:1-5).

Moses had been dead nearly 1500 years and John the Baptist only a few months, yet here they were together, talking with Jesus, who was living in the flesh! Peter referred to this never-to-be-forgotten experience in his second epistle: “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. For he received from God honor and glory, when there came to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have therefore a more sure knowledge of the word of prophecy, to which ye do well that ye take heed . . .” (2 Peter 1:16-19). Peter was not only an eye-witness but he also heard the voice from heaven.

The third time Jesus was introduced in similar words took place in the United States, in the early part of the nineteenth century. This experience was described by Joseph Smith, Jr., who was only fourteen years old at the time. “I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun . . . when the light rested upon me I saw two Personages [whose brightness and glory defy all description] . . . One of them spake unto me, calling me by name . . . ‘This is my beloved Son, hear him’” (Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story, page 5).

Jesus said, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established” (Matthew 18:16). Those who witnessed the three experiences I have mentioned could never deny [nor did they] that Jesus was the Son of God, and that every person on earth needs to “hear Him!”

Jesus commended Peter for his testimony, in which he said “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:17). Peter had heard the divine introduction spoken by the Father. Jesus was responding to Peter’s testimony when he said, “Blessed art thou Simon Bar-Jona; for flesh and blood [man] hath not revealed this unto thee but my Father who is in heaven . . . and upon this rock [a testimony of Jesus received from heaven] I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18-19).

The gates of hell invariably prevail against the churches that rely upon the teachings of men. The Church of Jesus Christ will never accept the leadership of men nor their teachings. The Church of Jesus Christ will always be led by Him. This requires the members to “hear him” and ever be on guard against men who occasionally usurp the right to lead his church. Jesus spoke of the shepherd, “. . . and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him” (John 10:4-5).




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Purebred Black Labrador Looking for Good Home

From: Jennifer Allen
hsrosebud2@msn.com

Purebred Black Labrador Looking for Good Home


We are looking for a new home for our 6 year old black lab Lily. She is up to date on all shots, is spayed, house trained, and a very sweet good natured dog. She would be great as an indoor dog for an older couple, or an indoor family dog, as she loves to sit, wag her tail, and be petted for hours on end. She has never chewed on or torn up any of our furniture when we keep her in our finished basement. She is medium sized lab around 50 lbs. She has been around 8 young children consistently and has never growled, barked at, or snapped at any of the children. She needs to have a fenced back yard. Please contact me for further information.

Thank you~
Jennifer Allen








Wednesday, October 4, 2017

​Dexter Cows and Heffers - For Sale​

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From: Stacy Frinsthal
srfrinsthal@yahoo.com


​Dexter Cows and Heffers - For Sale​


We have both and we need them to go.
Much smaller in size, so less to feed in the winter
AND their milk is supposed to be amazing.

We would like $600 each

God Bless!!
Stacy Pyatt

​Absolutely Beautiful Dining Set​

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From: Stacy Frinsthal
srfrinsthal@yahoo.com


​Absolutely Beautiful Dining Set​


We have an absolutely beautiful dining set, but we need it to go because we are in a different house now.

Asking $500 for the entire set, but please contact us and we will be glad to negotiate.

Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

CPRS Robot Team - Chili Supper

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From: Center Place Restoration School
cprsgoldeneagles@yahoo.com


CPRS Robot Team - Chili Supper


cprs robot team
chili supper
Saturday, October 14, 2017 * 5:00-7:00 PM
(come and go)
South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

The menu includes several varieties of
homemade chili served with
cheese, crackers, and lemonade.

Cost is by donation.
Funds raised will help pay for our registration
for a qualification match and competition meet.

Come and see last year’s robot in action!
Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

​Latex Paint Needed​

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From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


​Latex Paint Needed​


Large amounts of paint are needed for painting backdrops for the CPRS musical, “Singing in the Rain”, especially light blue, tan, and brown. If you have any leftover gallons of latex wall or exterior paint, we can use them.

Muriel WinnLuedeman
816-726-8425
mur620@gmail.com

Monday, October 2, 2017

Hospital Bed Needed​ - Cheryl​

From: Cheryl Clute
luvs2travelgal57@comcast.net


Hospital Bed Needed​ - Cheryl​


I’m in need of a hospital bed for my almost 93 year old mother to borrow, I can buy a new mattress for it if it doesn’t come with one, it would be nice if it also came with bed bars. I also need a smaller wheelchair that cannot be wider then 25 inches to borrow too. We live in Independence, MO and we’d come and pick these up in our truck. My mother has been on Hospice for over a year and now has improved according to them and they’ll be cutting her loose this Friday, she is either in bed or in a wheelchair. If anyone can help us out with these needs it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Contact me through email: luvs2travelgal57@comcast.net
or call my home phone 816-461-5510, this is a landline number and you cannot send texts to it.

Thanks,
Cheryl Clute

2008 Dodge Charger RT For Sale

From: Jared Brotherton
jaredbrotherton93@gmail.com


2008 Dodge Charger RT For Sale


My Brother Jordan is selling his 2008 Dodge Charger RT cause he got a truck. Leather, heated seats, power moon roof, power everything, 102k miles, 5.7liter Hemi makes 340 HP and 340 torque, Lots of room. Great running car!
Asking $8,900

Thanks!

Call or text Jared Brotherton for pics and more info at: (816)694-6032



​Needing a Place to Rent - Pam​

----- Forwarded message -----
From: ​ ​Pam French​
pamfrench5555@comcast.net


​Needing a Place to Rent - Pam​


I am Needing a place to rent or if you have space and are wanting to trade some work for rent that would be fine as well. I have little income at this time. There could be various scenarios so if you have a place for me to live let me know.
A little about my background. I am soon to be 62 years old have a well behaved cat, managed a bed and breakfast before this and sold my house so needing a place to live now. Respectful, kind, caring, loyal, was in Real Estate for 25 years. Just in a tough spot right now and could use a clean cared for space to live. Please let me know if you have any ideas for me.

Thanks
Pam French
816-616-5555
or
pamfrench5555@comcast.net

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 Sep 24, 2017 and Oct 1, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category FT
Custodian-Night Shift Classified Apply Now
Certificated Paraeducator - Kindergarten Classroom Classified Apply Now

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Oct 1, 2017 and Oct 8, 2017.


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Update on Lucy Scherer

From: Jacob Scherer


Update on Lucy Scherer


Thank you for all the prayers and visits to Lucy.

She has moved to Rosewood - Room 338 and will be there for Rehab.

Jacob and Lucy Scherer

Saturday, September 30, 2017

BofM or Bible Flannel Graphs

From: Jackie Shearer
jackie.l.shearer@gmail.com


BofM or Bible Flannel Graphs


Does someone have flannel graphs for the Bible or Book of Mormon that they are no longer using and are willing to donate to a Junior Church? Or be willing to let me borrow and return?

It would be so appreciated, to be able make the stories we teach the young ones come to life!

Jackie Shearer
jackie.l.shearer@gmail.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

Francis Harper Message for 9/29/17

From:Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Message for 9/29/17


Dear Ones,

I hope we can all become extravagant givers. The old saying, “You cannot out-give the Lord” has proven to be true many times. As someone has said, “God’s shovel is larger than our own.”

Paul wrote: “But this I say, he that soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully, Every man according as he purposeth in his heart [as he is led by the Spirit], so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity . . . And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:6-8).

Robert Morris, in his book The Blessed Life, shared a testimony on giving. Robert was led by the Spirit to give the entire offering which he had received, to a missionary who had given a brief testimony during a church service. Robert yielded to the voice of the Spirit. An hour later, a well-dressed man approached him at the pizza place and gave him a check. The amount—to the penny—was ten times the amount he had given to the missionary!

Morris’ testimony reminded me of the testimonies of Burton and Hattie Moores (my sister and husband and our next door neighbors) who faithfully and accurately rendered an accounting and paid their tithing each year of their marriage of more than 60 years.

One year a young couple with three small children were not financially able to attend that year’s reunion. Learning of their predicament, Burton and Hattie gave them a sum of money which enabled them to attend the reunion after all. Shortly after the reunion, there were storms in another area of our country. The electric power company of that area issued a call for linemen to come and assist them in restoring power to their customers. Burton, a lineman, volunteered. The overtime pay for his services amounted precisely to ten times the amount of the gift they had given!

Sometime later, the same couple had a fire in their home. Once again the Moores gave them money to help them recover from their loss. Soon after the fire, Burton once again volunteered to go to another area where storms had damaged electrical lines. Once again, his overtime pay amounted—to the penny—ten times the amount of the sum they had given. This was more than a coincidence. It was a double witness that we cannot out-give the Lord! Generosity pays! This is the Spirit of Zion, “. . . and there were no poor among them” (Genesis 7:23 IV).


I will conclude with the parable entitled:

Two Brothers.

Two brothers worked together on the family farm. One was married and had a large family; the other was single. At the day’s end, the brothers shared everything equally, produce and profit. Then one day the single brother said to himself, “It is not right that we should share equally the produce and the profit. I am alone and my needs are simple.” So each night he took a sack of grain from his bin and crept across the field between their houses, dumping it into his brother’s bin.

Meanwhile, the married brother said to himself, “It is not right that we should share the produce and profit equally. After all, I am married and have my wife and children to look after me in years to come. My brother has no one, and no one to take care of his future.” So each night he took a sack of grain and dumped it into his single brother’s bin.

Both men were puzzled for years because their supply of grain never dwindled. Then one dark night the two brothers bumped into each other. Slowly it dawned on them what was happening. They dropped their sacks and embraced one another.
Author Unknown.

My love to all,
Francis Harper

Generosity

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Generosity


Paul reminded the Macedonians: “I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, ‘It is more blessed to give
than to receive’” (Acts 20:35).
We are not born with the inclination to give. We are born takers; selfish and self-serving people. We
all need to struggle to overcome our selfishness and pride. King Benjamin taught his people that “the
natural man is an enemy to God . . . but if he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit” he can overcome
the natural man and become a saint (Mosiah 1:119-120).
We need to become streams of living water; conduits through which the blessings of God can flow.
Each of us can be an expression of God’s love. “Freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:7). We
are stewards of God’s blessings; spiritual and temporal.
According to those who have counted, there are 500 verses in the Bible on prayer and 500 verses on
faith. But there are more than 2,000 verses in the Bible on money and possessions. Money is referred to in
16 of the 38 parables of Jesus.
Some say tithing was under and law and is no longer applicable today. But the truth is that tithing is
an eternal principle. Jesus said our righteousness should exceed the law. Our giving should exceed the
tithe. Literally, tithing means a tenth. The tithe should not be the end of our giving, but the beginning.
Abram gave his tithes to Melchisedek (Genesis 14:17-20). Tithing was a part of the covenant of Jacob:
“Of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee” (Genesis 28:22).
Properly interpreted tithing should never be a burden. Every person and family should have their
just “wants and needs” provided before the amount of tithing owed is assessed. Tithing should be
calculated upon the income remaining after every just want and need for food, clothing and shelter has
been supplied. This has been called increase. “And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the Lord” (Leviticus 37:22). The family needs had been supplied before the increase was counted. “Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed that the field bringeth forth year by year . . .” (Deuteronomy 14:22-23). Likewise, the increase of seed was determined after the family needs had been supplied.
Jesus endorsed the giving of tithes in Matthew 23, when he said, “Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier things of the law: judgment, mercy and faith; these ye ought to have done and not to leave the other undone.
Those who pay their tithing are always blessed. Those who give above and beyond the amount of their tithing will be blessed even more. Our giving should spring from a grateful and loving heart. “God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). Jesus mentioned the poor widow who gave only two mites, who cast in all she had (Mark 12), and Mary’s extravagant gift of ointment (John 12:3).



Generosity is a gift of the Spirit, an earmark of a saint. The message of Jesus to us is this: give
extravagantly of your love, mercy compassion, forgiveness, time, talent and money. “Give and it shall be
given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over . . . for with the same
measure that ye mete . . . it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38).


Books - Don't Forget 10% Back

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com



Books - Don't Forget 10% Back



Don't forget! 10% back in Oldbookman Cash on purchases!

Tell My People is available for $6.75 each (12 or more) or $6.00 each (24 or more).



Grain Valley Home For Sale-3 bed/2 bath

From: Gayle Dunning
gaylesdunning@gmail.com


Grain Valley Home For Sale-3 bed/2 bath

I am working with a church member to sell her home in Grain Valley. It is located at 1210 NW Baytree Drive in Valley Hills Estates subdivision. The home is immaculate in a true move-in ready condition. The kitchen includes ceramic tiling, recessed lighting, and beautiful wood cabinets with a center island, plus all appliances stay!

The master bedroom features a walk-in closet, vaulted ceiling, and separate full master bath complete with double vanity, over-sized soaking tub, and separate shower. The lower level is partially finished and stubbed for plumbing.

Please see the attached flyer or link below for more information:

http://matrix.heartlandmls.com/matrix/shared/MgJzPQ9l43Dd/1210NWBaytreeDrive

If you would like to set up a time to visit the home or have any questions, please call me (Gayle) at 816-547-1971 or email gaylesdunning@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Gayle S. (Shepard) Dunning, Realtor®, MBA
Platinum Realty
____________________________________________________________
Mobile: 816.547.1971 | Office: 888.220.0988 | Fax: 888.220.0989
gdunning@MoveWithPlatinum.com | www.MoveWithPlatinum.com

Mother in need of help

From: Heidi Matlock
hidjo68@gmail.com


Mother in need of help


I don't know if you can help me or not, but I have a friend that just left her husband because she was in a domestic abuse marriage. She is in need of housing. She has a one month old baby and a nine year old son. She left with very little, but is safe now, and needing a place to live. I didn't know if you would maybe know of any resources that could help her. Any help at this point would be a great help and greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Heidi Matlock
hidjo68@gmail.com

Need Toy Wooden Fence Repaired

From: Pam Miller
pammysue56@gmail.com


Need Toy Wooden Fence Repaired

I need to hire someone who does woodworking to repair a toy fence that goes to a farm set. I think a granddaughter accidentally stepped on it.

You may email, text, or call me.
Thank you,
Pam Miller 816-694-9389



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Black Guest Check Presenter

From: Brenda Eggert
btdesigns403@gmail.com


9" x 5" Black Guest Check Presenter


I have 19 brand new guest check presenters. They are American Express branded. Also have one that is brown and just says Thank You.

$10 for all

Please contact Brenda Eggert if interested.
btdesigns403@gmail.com



TRUE LOVE WAITS WORKSHOP - November 3-5

From: Helen Brotherton
816-859-5933


TRUE LOVE WAITS WORKSHOP - November 3-5


Presented by Helen Brotherton and Jim Bailey

TEENS 11 years and up, Parents, Grandparents, Especially FATHERS!!!

* Building communication skills for teenagers and parents
* Frank discussions on courtship vs. dating and other important topics viewing
how God taught the Hebrews about marriage and COVENANT from God’s
perspective
* Commitment service and mutual goal setting for teens and parents, when teens
will receive their commitment token

SOUTH CRYSLER RESTORATION BRANCH
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

NOVEMBER 3 - 5, 2017

Friday 3rd, 7:00 pm

* Parents / Grandparents must attend
* Bring $10 for class materials
* Bring $20 for Saturday Noon and evening meal

Saturday 4th, Classes 10:00 am till ?

* Parents / Grandparents must attend

Sunday 5th, COMMITMENT SERVICE 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Epic Yard Sale. . .

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


Epic Yard Sale. . .



EPIC YARD SALE--Wednesday September 27 thru Saturday September 30, 8:00 a.m. till dark.
Last sale of the season!
Household items, tools, building materials, clothes, kitchen items, books, games, lots more!
1 new Vorex toilet, still in box.
Optimus in-dash cassette/radio(c.1996 but brand new in box).
New pair Sony 2-way 60 watt speakers for your car or truck.
Box coil roofing nails.
Pentax 35mm camera/zoom lens/soft case.
Lots and lots more!

Come to 2516 Harvard Avenue
Independence MO 64052

1 block west of Sterling, 2 blocks south of 23 Street.
Follow signs! Don't miss this!

Thanks,
Dan Hood



Graveside ​Service​ - ​Jeffrey Bernard Morgan​

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Kimberly Morgan
kimstravels@hotmail.com


Graveside ​Service​ - ​Jeffrey Bernard Morgan​


Dear all,

My loving brother, Jeffrey Bernard Morgan, has passed on and is now in the arms of his Heavenly Father, who knew every hair on his head, and every struggle and triumph. He is survived by his siblings Kim Morgan, teacher at West Point and owner of Woodstock Inn, Lance Morgan, veteran of the US Air Force, Caroline Morgan of Independence, and Jeremiah Morgan, attorney and General Counsel to the Missouri Supreme Court. He is met in heaven by our angel mother Susan Jane Case Wheatley of Independence.

He will be buried tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27. The graveside service will be at 2:30 in the afternoon at Mound Grove Cemetery, North River Boulevard, Independence, Missouri. All are welcome. The family will be at Woodstock Event Center right next to the bed and breakfast at 1210 West Lexington right after the service until 6:00 p.m. to receive guests that would like to pay their respects.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Love,
Kim


Spanish Service at Waldo, October 1

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


Spanish Service at Waldo, October 1


Bienvenido a Waldo!

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch is holding a series of combined Spanish/English services on the first Sunday evening of the month. The next service is this Sunday, October 1 at 6:00 PM. Brother Tyler Ramirez is scheduled to speak. Address is 819 West Waldo Avenue, Independence, MO 64050.

We invite those who speak or are learning Spanish and would the exposure to the language. We would also encourage you to invite Spanish-speaking friends or relatives to come hear the gospel and to worship Jesus Christ.

On Livestream:
https://livestream.com/WaldoAvenue/events/7749475


Jon Tandy
tandyland@earthlink.net



Monday, September 25, 2017

There's an Old, Old Path arranged by Dale Rider

From: Paul V. Ludy
restorationscriptures@gmail.com


There's an Old, Old Path arranged by Dale Rider


I am looking for a copy of "There's an Old, Old Path" arranged by Dale Rider. It should have 2 extra verses added to the hymn.
If you have a copy available, please call me.
Please call me with info.

Thanks so much!
Paul V. Ludy
(816) 210-8450

Sitter Needed for 10 Year-Old Girl

From: Cynthia Brady
luvr5kds@gmail.com


Sitter Needed for 10 Year-Old Girl


We are looking for a sitter for our 10 year old girl whenever school is out for the day and 1/2 days during the summer. She is a sweet girl and we live in the south Blue Springs area. We would like to have a high school or college age girl with their own transportation so they are able to pick her up from school on those 1/2 days. We need to have someone dependable.


Please call to discuss further details at 816-589-5405

Cindy Brady

Saturday, September 23, 2017

ON MEDICARE??? MUST READ!!!

From: Stuart Gage
stu12gage@hotmail.com


ON MEDICARE??? MUST READ!!!


Medicare can be hard to understand which is why I'm offering a free consultation for as many saints as possible to go over the new changes to make sure they are in the best spot.

Also, if you have a Medicare supplement PLAN F, please call me right away. I'm almost certain that I can save you a significant amount of money. I can be reached at 816-536-5970 or stu12gage@hotmail.com.
Spots are filling up so give me call.

God bless,
Stu Gage

In Search of Nanny - Houston, Texas

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Emily Allinder Scott
emily.allinder@gmail.com


In Search of Nanny - Houston, Texas


Hello Saints,

We are looking for an experienced, loving nanny to take care of our infant twins, Henry and Violet, in our home in Houston, Texas. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Emily and Aaron Scott
Emily Scott
Emily.allinder@gmail.com
816-536-4175

October 2017 Australian Restoration News

------ Forwarded message ------
From: ​​Noel Rowlatt
nandjrow@bigpond.com


October 2017 Australian Restoration News


Greetings to all. Please find attached the latest Australian Restoration News.

Kindest regards,
Noel Rowlatt

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AUSTRALIAN RESTORATION NEWS
OCTOBER 2017

Around and about the Centre Place by High Priest Paul Gage, Independence, Missouri.
Greetings to the lovely Saints in Australia, I trust the Lord God, Almighty is blessing you every day in His marvelous ways. The annual CRE Priesthood Retreat was held Sept. 16-17, 2017. It was a very good experience for many. We were privileged to have priesthood present from Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, Canada, and Kenya. Those who gathered to Kirtland, Ohio September 16-17, 2017, I believe were touched by a portion of the Spirit of Endowment. As in any event such as this, a camp, retreat, reunion, Sunday-Wednesday services, and so forth, everyone is touched in some way. We have all heard the old saying, "The proof of the pudding is in the eating," meaning what we really get out of any experience will be validated by our future actions. We have a hymn that says, "We talk of Zion," but simply talking about Zion will not bring it forth. We may say, "I have decided to follow Jesus," but if we turn away in the face of temptation and trial, it becomes just words. I Corinthians, in talking about love and charity, reminds us that unless we have charity, we are just like tinkling brass and clanging cymbals, (My wording). We can plant all the seeds we want, but if we do not nourish and take care of them, they are just planted seeds. Though we do not like to hear it, DC 140: 5 makes it extremely clear that it is the lacking in our spiritual lives that causes Zion to be closer or further away. Another phrase we hear a lot, is "Practice what you preach." Our children, friends, and neighbors will not always give much credence to what we say, unless or until they See that we do as we say. Regardless of what experiences we may have had this past year, they won't mean much until people see them in action. Let's Go Forward Unto Zion!! In the Centre Place, summer is over and school is back in session. There will be a number of retreats at Odessa Hills Campgrounds, as well as around the country. May God bless and keep you. ******************************************************************************************* ESSENTIALS submitted by Sr.Jillian Maas, Brisbane Dear Reader, AIR and PRAYER are both vital to sustaining life. Air is essential to the human body for it to survive. We can go without the other necessities of food and water, for a period of days, but without air even for a few minutes, our brain and bodies cannot continue.
Prayer is the same for our spiritual bodies. Prayer is just as necessary for our survival, as Air. Why else would God have instructed us to PRAY CONTINUALLY? Other than breathing, which the brain usually looks after automatically, there is little else that we are instructed to do continually. There are 17 references throughout the Bible, Book of Mormon & Doctrine and Covenants, that refer to praying continually, or always. Perhaps when we practice this instruction, it too becomes automatic in our lives, just as breathing is.
“Behold, my beloved brethren, remember the words of your God; pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy name by night” (II Nephi 6:103)
Without prayer, we struggle, falter and fall. With sincere and genuine prayer, we rhythmically flow through our days, uplifted, protected, encouraged, strengthened and guided. In Genesis Chapter 2, we learn that when God created man, He breathed life into him: AIR. Later in the garden, man walked and talked with God: PRAYER. It is interesting to note in Genesis that God is recorded as having said quite a lot, and mankind did the listening. When did we feel the need to change that perfect order of communication? We seem to do a lot of talking nowadays, usually asking for things, and God does the listening. Prayer is a two-way avenue of communication with our Heavenly Father. When we are in prayer, we are also to be open for God to communicate with us. He does talk to us still to this day, but not everyone is listening (John10:27).
There is NO excuse for not praying. If responsibilities, time constraints, forgetfulness or simply not interested are our reasons for not continually communicating with God, then that’s every reason why we should start talking with Him NOW. So that our lives become less complicated and more aligned with the plans he has for us.
“For I [God] know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call unto me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13). “. . . calling on the name of the Lord for the Comforter, which shall teach them all things that are expedient for them, praying always that they faint not; and inasmuch as they do this, I will be with them even unto the end. Behold, this is the will of the Lord your God concerning you. . . Amen” (Section 75:2c). May the Lord guide us in prayer, teach us how to be receptive to His voice and obedient to His instruction. ******************************************************************************************** Testimony. “Evil Spirits Overcome” by Elder Neil Kerswell, Brisbane, Australia Over my life time I have seen many evidences of the interference of Evil Spirits in families, in the Church, in general and in myself. I would like to be able to say I have it all worked out and am able to use God’s gifts every time with absolute assurance to overcome them but that would be a lie (I am still learning). I grew up in the church in times when it had become weak due to falling away from the truth. I knew great ministry from some of the older generation that were very aged when I was young. I knew of great things God had done through them shared in testimony from my parents and others about miracles, gifts and casting out of evil spirits. I never really understood why, but it seemed God took almost all that generation home to Himself before the trials of our day came upon the Church and the world in general. Maybe so we would step up and discover the greater truths for ourselves, instead of standing behind legends My first recollection of an evil spirit was to do with myself. I went to bed and was saying my prayers. I sensed a dark coldness enter my room and I became afraid and didn’t know what to do. The coldness came upon me and I went into uncontrollable shivering and trouble breathing. My Father came into my room and I tried to explain to him what was happening to me. He sat beside me held my hand and prayed, as he did so the dark cold left me and flowed up his arm away from me, the experience wasn’t instant but was over eventually and warmth came back into me. Dad told me I had been attacked by evil and that it had no place in our family. This experience has allowed me many times over the years to sense when evil is attacking others so I can pray for them.
Years later Peter Churchill, Gary Melling and myself were in charge of a youth camp where we travelled some distance to do outreach with others who didn’t regularly get to attend church. Our youth were strong in the Lord and worked well as a team usually. This camp wasn’t going well however we struggled to have harmony and had unusual outbursts from individuals. We kept praying it would improve. My sister Linda was the first to bear testimony she had seen an evil spirit in the house as she was feeding her baby and had to pray it would leave. Then the next morning we woke up early and Peter came to me and said he had seen strange things with the dogs and asked me to look into the eyes of the mother dog. As I did so I saw evil. The 3 of us talked it out and agreed Peter and I would go somewhere private to pray that the evil spirits be removed from our camp once and for all. As we knelt on the ground and began to pray, the evil entered all the puppies and they started running around us in a circle and jumping at us trying to knock us over. At the same time the Spirit of excess laughter rested around us (I had never understood the references in the D&C about it so well as until this day), for myself I felt an almost uncontrollable desire to laugh instead of focusing on the great responsibility we had undertaken, it was completely out of character and wasn’t welcome. Peter was strongest on this occasion and spoke out loud commanding in the name of Jesus Christ for the evil spirits to depart and leave our camp (I don’t remember exact wording). His request was answered immediately, peace came upon us and the animals in an instant. The puppies went back to playing peacefully on their own, the spirit of excess laughter was nowhere to be found and Pete and myself were able to pray earnestly in the presence of God’s Spirit for a blessing to be poured out upon the camp experience. The camp from that time went much better. I will add though the evil one tried on other occasions to upset the camp in other ways (he never ever gives up on trying to frustrate the ways of God). However after we bore our testimony the youth were more aware and worked together in faith, which ultimately gave God the victory. Satan also attempted to handicap my two sons when they were little. To give you some history when I was a boy I stuttered through my primary school years. It was mostly when I had to do presentations in front of the class. I struggled with i-i-i-i-th-th-th-th which was humiliating and was the source of much teasing and hurt feelings from children in my classes. To a young boy I felt like it was never going to end. Then one day I decided I would love it if God called me to priesthood someday when I was a man. I prayed often that God help me to overcome stuttering so that someday I could preach the Gospel. Towards the end of grade 7 God heard and answered my prayers. It just went and I was free, it was wonderful and I went on to become a very confident public speaker and preacher/teacher as I matured. When we had children I prayed that the curse that came upon me never come upon them. To my knowledge our daughter Emma has never had any problem with it. Our boys were another matter. The first experience was I came home from work and Joanne met me quite upset that Joshua who could talk very well, suddenly that day started to stutter. I found him in his bedroom alone, he tried to talk and all that came out was i-i-i-i-th-th-th-th. I stopped him and explained his Mum and I were not going to tolerate this happening to him. We believed Jesus had paid for our sins and taken all our problems upon himself so we if faithful don’t have to endure them. I told him I was going to pray and rebuke the evil spirit that had come upon him and he would be OK. I prayed and then spoke with a strong voice that this curse stopped with myself and was not to be passed onto my children., I rebuked evil saying it was not welcome in our house and especially with our son, depart in the name of Jesus Christ (it’s a long time ago wording may not be exact but the sentiments are spot on) in an instant Joshua was able to talk properly like he had before and the curse passed him by and has never returned. About 3 years later I came home to a similar experience. Joanne met me upset that Samuel had suddenly started stuttering that day for the first time. Like Joshua I met Samuel in his room and he couldn’t speak properly i-i-i-i-th-th-th-th. We approached this time the same as with Joshua, explained to him what would happen so he wasn’t afraid then rebuked the evil spirit in the name of Christ. Samuel too from that moment was able to speak properly and has to my knowledge never had an issue ever again with stuttering. I on the other hand carry a thorn of remembrance. On very rare occasions I will begin to choke on a word and God has taught me to immediately think of another word with the same meaning and speak it instead, this takes away the feeling and allows me to continue without anyone knowing it even happened. I have wondered why I still carry this very small portion of what once was. All I can think of, is to keep me humble and in remembrance of the miracle God performed and the horrible handicap he lifted from me. There have been other experiences I could bear testimony of but feel this is enough at this time. I prefer to focus on the wonderful things done through Jesus Christ our Lord. However there is a need from time to time to make people aware of how Satan works and how he and his followers can be overcome. I will finish as I started, I am no expert and often have times of stupidity and lack of wisdom. Thanks be to God he never allows us to be tempted beyond what we can bare and overcome through Him if we are willing. ********************************************************************************************Australians are to decide on the very divisive issue of Same Sex Marriage. A National postal vote encompassing all Australian voters is currently in progress with a simple YES or NO response. The outcome will be known in November and if that outcome is “YES” it will become law here in Australia. It is called a “conscience vote” and with my firm Christian beliefs, my conscience is voting NO! Editor
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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Restoration Branch, Kelvin View submitted by Elder Murray Broughton Sunday 20. August 2017. Class-Psalms 85: 11; Exekiel 37: 15-17 ;Isaiah 29:11,12,14,15,17. John 10:v16 ; 11 Nephi11:v16 That our children may know.Helaman 5::56. Sunday 27 August --No church service due to sickness. Sunday 3 September. -Readings: John 15: 7 - 16; John 10: 9 - 15. Text :There's no love like the love of Jesus. 6 present Sunday 10 September. -Study on Blessing of children and not to Baptize little children Mark 1: 11 - 14; Matthew19:13 – 15 Acts 2: 36 & 37. and . Moroni chapter 8. There were 6 present Sunday 17 September. -Study-Genesis 1: 29; 11Timothy 3:1 - 7; Romans 6: 23. Romans 1: 24 - 27; James 4: 4; Lev.18: 6 – 22. Poem women We went to Violet Town today,18th September. Had Bro.Geoffrey still been with us he would would have been 89 years old. We took Sr,Elma Grayden to her home and then out for lunch. We would like to thank Bro.Paul Gage for the American News. I do pray for the people who need our prayers also for the Elders who travelled to Kirtland Temple. We need to feel thy spirit abundantly to prepare for that which is to come, and I believe that Kirtland temple would be a lovely, spiritual place to commune with and dwell in His presence. Our deepest sympathy to those who have lost their love ones and thanks to Bro.Gary and Sister Esther Hoover for their lovely cards and words. .Our love and our prayers go to you all our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Till next news letter, May God bless us all.
**************** Tamworth News submitted by Sr.Helen Archer
The weekend of Fathers Day, Elder Peter and Sister Helen went to Sydney staying with Danny. On Fathers day the 3rd of September Elder Peter Archer, Sister Helen and Elder Danny Archer and Kris travelled to Wyong to give Sacrament to Sister Nina Di Rico and Sister Donna Arnall. Brother Peter gave the opening comment and said we should come with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Brother Danny gave the message of Love, sharing some testimonies, one from Brother Verle Cornish where he was at a Reunion and felt the love that God had for us all. We had a lovely fellowship lunch which Sister Donna provided. Then Peter and Helen travelled home to Tamworth and Danny and Kris took the train home to Sydney.
On the Sunday the 10th a Sacrament Service was held at Deacon Roy and Sister Daphne's home with Elder Peter presiding over the Service. Four of us were in attendance.
Brother Roy and Sister Daphne travelled over tto Taree to attend a School Reunion at Hannam Vale on Saturday the 16th.
On Sunday the 17th a Sacrament Service was held at Brother Peter and Sister Helen Archer’s home with Elder Peter presiding and this was followed by lunch. Brother Bob Wilkinson was in attendance. He had been away visiting with his family and it was good to catch up with him.
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Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing
Alma & Janice Kerswell Elma Grayden Gwen Whately, Mary Dunn
Monique Hummel & Family George Parker Dirk Waasdorp Murray Broughton
Adrienne & Robert Windsor Audrey Kerswell ****************
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESTORATION BRANCH, KINGSTON
17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151
ACTIVITY SCHEDULE, OCTOBER, 2017.
Sun. 1st. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder P.Archer asstd.by Elder D.Archer
Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell
This will be followed by a Fellowship Morning Tea. Please bring a plate.

Sun. 8th. 9.50 a.m. Flowers: Linda Kerswell
10.00 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE. Sr.Jillian Maas
10.30 a.m. Testimony, Favourite Hymn, Scripture & Prayer Service. Elder A.Kerswell
(Theme: What the Lord means in my life.)

Sun. 15th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Jillian Maas Flowers: Del Churchill 10.00 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE. Br.Glenn Kerswell
10.30 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder N.Churchill asstg.be Elder G.Melling
Musical Item for Service. Linda Kerswell and Elsie Melling
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Sun. 22nd. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing Linda Kerswell Flowers: Janice Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Priest P.Churchill asstd.by Elder N.Churchill
Followed by fingerfood Fellowship Lunch. (Please bring suitable food.)

Sun. 29th.. NO SERVICE

BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for Kingston Branch.

Birthdays. Happy Birthday Wishes to the following people on their Special Day in October.
10th. Linda Kerswell 19th Becky Scott 28th Samuel Kerswell
Visitors in October.
Elder Peter and Sr.Helen Archer from Tamworth along with their son Elder Danny Archer and his friend Kris from Sydney, will be visiting Brisbane on the first weekened in October and will be utilizing the accommodation at the Branch. It will be good to have the fellowship on the Sunday with them. Elders Peter and Danny have agreed to preside at the Communion Service.

Contributions to the Australian Restoration News need to come by the 20th of the month and must be submitted
by email if possible. Email details are nandjrow@bigpond.com.au Phone contact: 07 3824 8386
We would love to have contributions from isolated members in Australia; articles or testimonies or just greetings. We would also like to hear from American saints who have ministered in Australia.
If you do not have access to an internet facility and would like to post your article to me, I will try and have it typed and included, but I would need to receive it by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the next issue. Postal details are as follows: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161 Queensland, Australia.


​"Tell My People" is Back in Print

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com


​"Tell My People" is Back in Print


We have just reprinted Tell My People by Patriarch Walter Weldon. It is designed to let the Saints know God's plans and commands to prepare for Zion and the return of Jesus Christ.

Brother Weldon's book was first printed in 1993--24 years ago. We are now 24 years closer to the establishment of Zion and being with the Lord. Are we 24 years more ready than in 1993???

For those not familiar with the book and those who need a reminder, Brother Weldon was awakened early one morning in 1990 and told, "Get out of bed and write." He was given 12 statements, each prefaced with "Tell My People."

The statements are:

"I have gathered many of you to the land of Zion."
"You are here to build My Zion."
"This is the day of your preparation."
"I am waiting for you, My people, to sanctify your lives."
"Keep the Lord's Day holy."
"Come out of Babylon. Be not partakers of her ways."
"Of the parable of the ten virgins--we are now in that time period."
"My coming is near. Be ye ready."
"Keep My commandments."
"My Word must become flesh."
"Foretold calamities are coming to cleanse My people and the land of Zion."
(Tell My Priesthood) "Go ye out from among the wicked. Save yourselves. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord."

The new printing is a "revised edition."
It is slightly larger in page size.
It has been updated to make it more timely.
Some minor flaws have been corrected.

The new book has 172 pages and sells for $7.50 each. It is available at a discount for branches and groups to study:
12 or more copies at $6.75 each.
24 or more copies at $6.00 each.

Order from Paul V. Ludy by calling 816 210-8450 or sending e-mail to PaulVLudy@gmail.com. I can ship with an invoice and envelope for your payment. Postage is $3.00 for 1 book, $4.00 for 2 books, and dependent on weight for larger orders. I deliver in the Blue Springs and Independence, MO, area for only $1.00.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Destiny of the Saints

​From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


The Destiny of the Saints

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The destiny of those who qualify as saints of God is indeed worthy of our utmost effort. Paul was willing to suffer the loss of all things to be given the privilege of living with the Lord in his millennial kingdom. As he wrote, “If by any means [whatever is required] that I might attain unto the resurrection of the just” [the First Resurrection] (Philippians 3:11). Why is it so important for us to come forth in the first resurrection—the resurrection of the just? Those of the First Resurrection will be allowed to live with the Lord during his millennial reign.



Paul wrote of the gathering of the saints at the time of the Lord’s Second Coming: “. . . even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say by the word of the Lord . . . For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then they [the righteous] who are alive, shall be caught up together into the clouds . . . to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).
The righteous, living and dead, will all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the last trump.
“. . . For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:51-53). Those of the First Resurrection, who presently have spiritual bodies, will also be given immortal bodies.
What a reunion this will be for those who will meet the Lord in the air. This meeting is described: “And the Lord said unto Enoch, then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there; and we will receive them into our bosom; and they shall see us, and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other. And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come out of all the creations which I have made; and for a thousand years shall the earth rest” (Genesis 7:71 IV).
Surely we, like Paul, are willing to relinquish every sin and worldly lust that might hinder us from being at this glorious meeting. The Bridegroom and his bride will never be separated again. “And in his presence is “fulness of joy, at his right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).
John wrote, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine
linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God” (Revelation 19:7-9).
John continued: “And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write; for these words are true and faithful” (Revelation 21:2-5). God assured John and the saints that this is indeed our destiny! “. . . and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished . . . Blessed and holy are they who have part in the first resurrection [who] shall reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4-6). This is the destiny of the saints for which we should be willing to suffer the loss of all things!







Francis Harper Message 9/22/2017

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message 9/22/2017


Dear Ones,
Many today have embraced the false doctrines of McDonald and Darby that the most zealous and faithful Christians will be raptured [caught up] 3 ½ years before the Lord’s coming. This doctrine was concocted in an effort to interpret the prophecy recorded in Daniel 9:27. The translation of Enoch and his city to be with the Lord (Genesis 5:24 KJV; 7:77-78 IV) is a type and shadow of the catching up of the faithful saints to be with the Lord at the time of his coming, not 3½ years before his coming. Other scriptures supporting the catching up of the saints on the day of the Lord’s coming are: the parable of the wheat and tares (Matthew 13), and the teaching of Jesus that “one would be taken and the other left,” (Matthew 24; Mark13; Luke 17).
Jesus came the first time as the Lamb of God. The second time he will come as a King. “. . . and the government shall be upon his shoulder . . . of the increase of his government and peace there is no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
Our destiny, as would-be saints, rests in the hands of our kind and merciful Heavenly Father. Only as we surrender our will to his can we become his saints. Evidence of this truth has been fully proven. The city of Enoch was translated to heaven because “the Lord came and dwelt with his people . . . 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” (Genesis 7:20, 23 IV).
The early-day saints “were all filled with the Holy Ghost . . . and the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul; neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own . . . neither was there any among them that lacked” (Acts 4:31-34).
Likewise, for two-hundred years after the visitation of Jesus to the Israelites who were led to Meso-America, the people “were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift [blessed by the Holy Ghost] . . . there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people . . . And surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of the Lord” (4 Nephi 1:4, 17,19).
The common denominator of these examples of Zionic people, is that the presence of the Lord and his Holy Spirit was dwelling with them or in their hearts. As I write today, the President of our nation will be speaking at the United Nations, the organization formed to bring peace to the world. Man is incapable of accomplishing this desire of all nations. God promised through his prophet Haggai, “And I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations [the Prince of Peace] shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:7). He also speaks to us through the prophet Zechariah: “Not by might, nor by power [of men] but by my Spirit,” will Zionic conditions be established (Zechariah 4:6). Zion will become a reality; not by the edicts of man, but by the in-dwelling presence of God in our hearts.
A slogan made popular by Karl Marx is: “From each according to his ability, unto each according to his need.” This Communist, Socialist slogan has never been achieved in these societies. Only by the presence and power of God and the Holy Spirit, dwelling in our hearts, filling us with love, will we be motivated and empowered to fulfill this slogan. I conclude with this parable:
Once, so an old story goes, there was a city called Beautiful. It was the Master City of the world. Through it flowed a river—a life-giving river, named the River of Love. It watered the fertile valley and bore ships with cargoes from other lands. By its sweet water the city was cleansed and the inhabitants refreshed. It furnished fountains around which the children played, youth and maiden wooed, and age rested. Its banks were alternations of grassy slopes and busy marts, with ships and wharves and stores. Its placid spots reflected the blue sky and the brown hills far away.
When the sun kissed the hills “good morning,” and glittered from the towers and minarets, the men went to work in the valley, and when the shadows were long, they returned, bearing the fruit of their toil. At the gate through which they all passed, for it was a walled city, stood an urn with the inscription, From each according to his ability, unto each according to his need. Into this each man deposited his earnings liberally, saying “This I do for the common good,” and the River of Love flowed through the city, the Master City of the world.

My love to all,
Francis Harper