Monday, May 22, 2017

Van Ramp and Home Gym

From: Arleta Cahill

Van Ramp portable - For Sale

Posting ID # 6127913018:

"Van Ramp portable"

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Home Gym - For Sale

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"Home Gym"

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bridal Shower for Regan Thomas

From: Lisa Herron

Bridal Shower for Regan Thomas

Please join us Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m.
at SCRB for a Bridal Shower
for Regan Thomas, fiance' of Jordan Brotherton

You may click these links to view and shop the couple's registries at:
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

KC Federal Public Defender Positions Open

KC Federal Public Defender Positions Open

Position for Attorney, Paralegal and Investigator with the Capital Habeas Unit

Daily Oakman Thoughts

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From: Jay Huffman

Daily Oakman Thoughts

Garland -
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and you can see at the bottom, that they who change their mind at anytime, can
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managed audience.


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From: Jay - The Truth of All Things

the Truth of ALL Things


My People Will I Preserve

By Arthur A. Oakman Apostle 1938-1964;

Excerpts from a Typed Transcript of a Sermon Delivered November 1957,
at the Metropolitan New York District Conference, Norwalk, Connecticut

I wonder how I may present my point of view. Perhaps if I tell you what happened
to me on the first day of January 1939, it may help, because I am conscious of the fact
that essentially the same set of circumstances is present today as was present then-
perhaps in a more horrific scale than they were then. I was supposed to preach in
Birmingham, England. on the first day of January, which happened to be Sunday.
It was also our second wedding anniversary. I was perplexed. Munich had come and gone.
And although the world was brought, at Munich, to the edge of disaster and had looked
into the jaws of the abyss and had drawn back shuddering from fear, none of us
felt that it would be too long before, from the depth of that abyss, the whole world
would be plunged into darkness. and the effects of selfishness would be revealed
in blood, fire, and vapors of smoke. Men were crying "Peace" as they are
crying "Peace" today; and there was no peace.

But yet I was perplexed, It was not fair to minister to those people some
platitude about peace. when I knew that they needed to be strengthened for
what they were about to face, like you do today. And I prayed much about that
and went into the pulpit, and was still perplexed. They had the opening hymn
and the prayer and someone sang a solo, beautifully; like the solo was sung tonight.
I was introduced and I still was perplexed. As I addressed myself to the task,
the scripture from the [Inspired Version came to my mind. which is borrowed
from the prophecy of Enoch. And God swore with an oath to Enoch:

"And the day shall come that the earth shalt rest. But before that day
the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth;
and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth. And great tribulations
shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve;
and righteousness will I send down out of Heaven and truth will I
send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten;
his resurrection from the dead; yea and also the resurrection of all men"
(Genesis 7:68-69; italics added).

My mind was directed to that part; of the scripture which says,
"great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my
people will I preserve." That is where we are today.
I wish it could be different, but it is not.
The facts are brethren and sisters, that this nation
must be chastised for its wickedness, its pride, its whoredoms
and its adulteries-for its worship of the golden calf. It must
be chastised because of the secret cancers that prey upon its body,
which are not now removed by the efforts of the best men.
I refer to the secret, underground kingdoms of vice, graft, and corruption
which are robbing the nation of its substance: God has made this land rich.
There is no richer country on God's earth. And because it is rich,
it is the purpose of the devil to impoverish it.

{ And from the timeliness - yes somewhere near late 1957, the
watchman states the Truth, the Truth of All things - knowing full
well there are some in the audience who are pure in heart and others
need to hear even more harsh -
[ And the words which I have written in weakness, will he make strong unto them;
for it persuadeth them to do good; it maketh known unto them of their fathers;
and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and
to endure to the end, which is life eternal.
And it speaketh harsh against sin, according to the plainness of the truth; wherefore,
no man will be angry at the words which I have written,
save he shall be of the spirit of the devil. 2nd Nephi 15:5 - 6 ]

To the truly penitent, Jesus was and is and will always be so kind and
forgiving and merciful - the thief on the cross, the woman taken in adultery,
the centurion who pleaded for his servant, the man for his child, even
Zacchaeus and Nicodemus.

Yet to the scribe, the Pharisee, the Sadducee, the Essenes, the Zealots,
in fine, all they who were and we have them today - are;
presuppose they are the elites among us, so they think. Several
sources describe scribes thusly:
scribes: If there had not been copyists and interpreters, there would
have been no transmission of the biblical text.
They were basically bureaucrats, experts on Jewish life and law.
Because they depended on the wealthy for their training and
their positions, they were loyal to
the chief priests and leaders.
Oh, we have an abundance of these today -

Just as Jacob went up to the temple and realized the wide variety of
spiritual levels, so brother Oakman and any of us who seek to minister
for the Lord Jesus, must also be so keenly aware of and realize
the greatest expression of Charity is to speak the
Truth for the Truth's sake, and for theirs.
[ And also, it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech,
concerning you, before your wives and your children, many of whose
feelings are exceeding tender, and chaste, and delicate before God,
which thing is pleasing unto God; And it supposeth me that they have
come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God, yea, the word
which healeth the wounded soul. Wherefore, it burdeneth my soul,
that I should be constrained because of the strict commandment which
I have received from God, to admonish you, according to your crimes,
to enlarge the wounds of those which are already wounded, instead of
consoling and healing their wounds; And those which have not been wounded,
instead of feasting upon the pleasing word of God, have daggers placed
to pierce their souls, and wound their delicate minds.
But, notwithstanding the greatness of the task, I must do according to the
strict commands of God, and tell you concerning your wickedness and abominations,
in the presence of the pure in heart, and the broken heart, and under the glance
of the piercing eye of the Almighty God. Wherefore, I must tell you the truth,
according to the plainness of the word of God.

And again, Jacob describes the scene in the temple that day:
But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart.

O all ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the
pleasing word of God, and feast upon his love; for ye may,
if your minds are firm for ever.

On this day, May 19, 2017; this nation is so embroiled in a class warfare;
that save the people who profess Jesus Christ call upon the Lord in mighty prayer
for deliverance; we shall repeat the same consequences of the church
in every dispensation of man, except one (1) - Enoch.

Helaman chapter 2: For as their laws and their governments were established
by the voice of the people, and they who chose evil were more numerous than
they who chose good, therefore they were ripening for destruction,
for the laws had become corrupted

The push and press(in both senses of that word), is to not only destroy the
president, but in the larger sense what we the people voted for.
How a people who once were so enlightened, as the Nephites, and perhaps,
even us (nation and church) can and have turned away from God. Again from
Helaman chapter 2: And it came to pass on the other hand, that the Nephites
did build them up and support them, beginning at the more wicked part of them,
until they had overspread all the land of the Nephites, and had seduced
the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works,
and partake of their spoils, and to join with them
in their secret murders and combinations. And thus they did obtain
the sole management of the government, insomuch that they did
trample under their feet, and smite, and rend, and turn their backs upon the poor,
and the meek, and the humble followers of God. And thus we see that they were
in an awful state, and ripening for an everlasting destruction.

This deep state, this shadow government, this outright assault on your freedoms
and all that made America great is staring all of us in the face, as are the
judgements of God; and where is the raised voice? where are they who are to
warn and in the next breath, share the Pleasing Word of God to all they who
are ready to receive it? Isaiah says it this way:
"His watchmen are blind; they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs,
they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are
greedy dogs, which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that
cannot understand; they all look to their own way,
everyone for his gain, from his quarter."

Well do these verses describe, let's see, is it them or us:
them - just prior to the crucifixion catastrophe; or us
the many of the land and of this church:

"And some were lifted up unto pride and boastings, because of
their exceeding great riches, yea, even unto great persecutions:
for there were many merchants in the land, and also many lawyers,
and many officers. And the people began to be distinguished by ranks,
according to their riches, and their chances for learning; Yea, some
were ignorant because of their poverty, and others did receive
great learning because of their riches; Some were lifted up in pride,
and others were exceeding humble; some did return railing for railing,
while others would receive railing, and persecution, and all
manner of afflictions, and would not turn and revile again,
but were humble and penitent before God; And thus there became a
great inequality in all the land, insomuch that the church began to be broken up;"

"And there began to be men inspired from heaven, and sent forth, standing among
the people in all the land, preaching and testifying boldly of the sins and
iniquities of the people, And testifying unto them concerning the redemption
which the Lord would make for his people; or in other words,
the resurrection of Christ; and they did testify boldly of his death and sufferings.
Now there were many of the people who were exceeding angry, because of those
who testified of these things:
And those who were angry, were chiefly the chief judges, and they who had been
high priests and lawyers;
Yea, all those who were lawyers, were angry with those who testified of these things."

Brother Oakman, in this opening portion of his testimony and sermon, speaks
well of the secret, underground kingdoms. Later on in the Book of Mormon,
Captain Moroni took up the fight against the "king-men" of his day.
Now we have the declared summer of resistance, they who seek to
overthrow the duly elected government, funded and organized by
Soros and Obama and the DNC(of which part of your tax dollar pays for).
We are witnessing the historical repetition of the decline and fall
of what was a great nation, under God, or as another president stated:
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

Perhaps the greatest tragedy, is the response and lack of response of many
of our current day scribes, Sadducees, Pharisees, lawyers, and all the rest,
who say - it is all prophesied - which is such a distortion of the truth.

What is prophesied is that if the Lord's people do nothing and say nothing
and just run for cover and duck and run and continue to hide behind their
pomposity, pride, position, and all the rest, then yes, when this nation
and any nation that possess this land shall be ripened in iniquity -
the iniquity of unbelief, disbelief, pride, all they who draw near to
God with their lips but their hearts are far from Him; all they
who are offended for the Word of God and the
inconvenient Truth of this email - and it has and is and will always start
in the House of God; because so many seek to justify themselves
and their do nothing mentality - the greatest iniquity of all people
and of any people, and for far too many, this people.

The remedy has been stated and given - repent. }

In Gospel Bonds
Brother Jay

O that Zion were established !!!

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" O that ZION were established "

Laus Deo !!

His name is Jesus,
the Holy One of Israel
El Gibbor - the mighty Elohim
Aviyad - the Everlasting Father
Sar-Shalom - the Prince of Peace
Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem

Many seek to be THE ONE,
I choose to speak of BEING ONE IN CHRIST JESUS
Yeshua Hamashiach
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord -
*** Jay Huffman
*** A Prisoner of Jesus Christ
*** A stranger and a pilgrim on the earth
*** May He come quickly

Friday, May 19, 2017

Idolatry from Francis Harper

Francis Harper

Idolatry from Francis Harper

The first four of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship with God. The six remaining govern our relationship with one another. The Ten Commandments are summarized in the Great Commandments, “. . . Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (Matthew 22:36-40).

It is clearly pointed out in both sets of commandments, that our love and devotion to God must be given first place in our lives. Whenever anyone, or anything, takes precedence over God in our love and devotion, we are guilty of idolatry. This is iniquity and sin.

God said to Moses: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me . . .Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image . . . Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate [do not love] me” (Exodus 20:3-5).

Similarly, Jesus said, “He who loveth father and mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he who loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10). Jesus was not saying we should not love members of our family. He was saying our love for family should not supplant or supersede our love for God, the Lord Jesus, or his kingdom. It’s a matter of precedence: God first, others second, things and self last. As Jesus said, “Wherefore, seek not the things of this world but seek ye first to build up the kingdom of God, and to establish his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6).

From the beginning, mortals have had a great propensity to turn away from the worship of our invisible God and turn quickly toward idolatry. In the days of Moses, “. . . when people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, ‘Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him [out of sight, out of mind]’ . . . and the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.
“And the Lord said to Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people . . . have corrupted themselves; they have turned aside quickly out of the way . . . they have made them a molten calf and have worshipped it and have sacrificed thereunto . . . And the Lord said . . . If they will repent of the evil which they have done, I will spare them, and turn away my fierce wrath . . . but upon all that will not repent . . . I will execute all that which I had thought to do unto my people” (Exodus 32).
Today, as we await the return of the great Prophet like unto Moses [Jesus] (Deuteronomy 18:18), will we continue to eat and drink and rise up to play? Will we say, as they, “We know not what has become of him.” Will we quickly turn aside to the worship of idols? A multitude of idols are tempting us to turn aside from God and the establishment of his kingdom. Idolatry is quite likely one of our greatest sins. Speaking of our day, God said, “Every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world, and whose substance is that of an idol . . . which shall perish in Babylon . . . which shall fall” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:3e).

Idolatry - from Francis 5/19/17

From: Francis Harper

Idolatry - from Francis 5/19/17

Dear Ones,

I have written, and sent, several messages of congratulations to graduates recently. Words of counsel were invariably included.

Solomon, noted for his great wisdom, was better at sharing words of wisdom than abiding by the wisdom he shared. I fear that the same could also be said of me! In spite of Solomon’s failings , our youth—and the aged too—can be blessed by following his good words of counsel: “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth . . . let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13).

There is a tendency in all of us to put God and the establishment of his kingdom on hold until we get our fill of the world and all of its enticements. The common thought is that God can wait until I grow up, get an education, get a job, get married, have a family and “settle down,” then I can get serious about a relationship with God. This is not the scenario God has chosen for us.

He wants us to establish our relationship with him at the beginning of our lives. Too often people wait until their lives are a mess before they awaken to their need for the Lord. David, the shepherd boy, could face Goliath as a youth because he had already become acquainted with God, and had developed an unwavering faith in him. Joseph Smith, Jr., at age 14, turned to God in prayer and was given a testimony that gave him a rock-solid foundation for his life.

The best counsel was given by the Lord long ago: “I love them that love me and those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17). Our youth should be urged and challenged to seek the Lord early in their lives. Ask them if they have a foundational testimony. Urge them to seek one. The native American youth were encouraged to go on a Vision Quest to help them establish a relationship with the Great Spirit. It is best to establish a relationship with God early in life, but it is never too late to seek a more intimate relationship with him. As it is said, “It’s better late than never!”

Believe and be Satisfied

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone, to have a deep relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God to a Christian says, “No, not until you are satisfied and content with living, loved by me alone. Not until you are satisfied with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to me; to have an intensive, personal and unique relationship with me alone.

“I love you, my child, and until you discover that only in me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect, human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with me, exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow me to give you the most thrilling plan existing . . . one that you cannot imagine.

“I want you to have the best. Please allow me to bring it to you. Keep watching me, expecting great things. Keep that satisfaction, knowing that I am. Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you, and you must wait. Don’t be anxious and don’t worry. Don’t look around at things others have or that I have given them. Don’t look at the things you think you want.

“Just keep looking up to me, or you will miss what I have to show you. And then when you are ready, I will surprise you with a love more wonderful than you would ever dream of. You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have planned for you is ready, you have to wait. I am working this very minute to have both of you ready at the same time. And until you are both satisfied exclusively with the life I have prepared for you through me, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me, for this is a perfect love.

“And, dear one, I want you to have the most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with me, and enjoy the everlasting beauty, perfection and love that is offered to you.

“I love you utterly. I am God Almighty. Believe and be satisfied” (Author Unknown).

Likewise, before we choose a vocation or seek for wealth we are counseled to seek for the kingdom of God and a hope in Christ: “But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ, ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them, for the intent to do good; to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted” (Jacob 2:23-24).

I send my love to all,

Thursday, May 18, 2017

King Size Mattress/Box Spring

From: Laurell Ogle

King Size Mattress/Box Spring

Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Luxury firm. King size. Only 2 years old. Retails for over $2,000 asking $800 for mattress and box spring. In excellent condition and has always had a mattress protector covering it. Please contact Laurell Ogle if interested 816-308-0823

Camp ​"​Walk the Talk​"​

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Cara Smith

Camp ​"​Walk the Talk​"​

June 5-9
Independence, MO
Restoration Camping Inc (RCI)

Camp Walk the Talk is a new camping opportunity for campers entering grades 9-13 who desire to be doers of the word and not hearers only (James 1:22). This camp is five solid-packed days of fun, fellowship and awesome opportunity to share Jesus Christ with the greater Kansas City community in real and tangible ways. As we come to realize how much God treasures us, we can’t help but see his treasured people in the world around us. Be prepared to be challenged outside your comfort zone as we put the Gospel into action, loving others not just in word, but truth and in deed (I John 3:18).

Camp Walk the Talk is a church dwelling (as in we are actually sleeping in a church all week), comfort zone pushing, teamwork building, people loving, Gospel living, service project doing, treasure hunting, Jesus serving camp (Mosiah 1:49)! It’s also limited to the first 30 campers, so grab a friend and sign up today!!

Camp is quickly approaching, so please register today.
Registrations and further information available at:

RCI - Restored Camping, Inc. - Camp Info - WalkTheTalk - 2017

Camp Walk the Talk is for campers in grades 10-13 who desire to be doers of the word and not hearers only (James 1:22). This camp is five solid-packed days of fun ...

Prayer Request for the Redfords

From: G. Miller

Prayer Request for the Redfords

To treat her ongoing sciatica, Laurelle is having another first in a series of three epidural shots tomorrow morning, Thursday, 5/18. She said the first shot is always a 20 on a pain scale of 1-10. Pray for patience and endurance. Laurelle is not eligible for surgery due to end-stage emphysema and end-stage COPD.

Charles has cellulitis on his entire calf. The rash is red, hard, painful and swollen. In the middle of it is a possible meniscus tear. He is in a great deal of pain and is very concerned. Laurelle depends on him for her transportation to medical care.

Laurelle is thankful to the Saints for their love and prayers.


Gary Miller


From: Stuart Gage


June 18-24 @ Odessa Hills.
This camp is for all youth who are going in to 10th grade to those who just graduated high school. We are going to have a fantastic camp. Our theme is "EMBRACE THE TRUTH"
$20 discount for registering at least 2 weeks before camp starts. Go to to register. You don't have to pay online. You can register online and pay when you get to camp. Grab a spot today and bring a friend or two.

If you have any questions contact:
Stu Gage

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Ransomware Hit Globally Friday!

From: Mark Etter

New Ransomware Hit Globally Friday!

Once again there was a major threat that started Friday via email that was Global and spread extremely fast.


We have very good utilities in place to stop most threats but since there are so many new threats created daily it is impossible to stop everything. Most of the new
ones are coming in via email and try to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment.


Below is what hit Friday:

This was escalated quickly! For those of you who did not read any news on Friday, you need to know that a massive tidal wave of malware just struck.

The culprit? A piece of ransomware, called WannaCryptor but also going by Wanna Cry and Wcrypt, has been spreading rapidly.

Unlike most encrypting-type malware, this one has wormlike capabilities, allowing it to spread by itself.

As a result, it has spread very quickly indeed. This is what victims see:

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rental Needed

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Barbara Harris

Rental Needed

Son is looking for a house to move his 85 year old parents into after moving them up from Texas in June or July. He is looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with the laundry facilities and at least one bedroom and one bath on the main floor. He is looking anywhere within Jackson County but not too far from civilization.

Contact Don Harris by phone or text at 816-678-6449

Recline Needed

From: Bonny

Recline Needed

I am in need of a recliner while recovering from a broken shoulder.

Will you please call 816-373-6661
or email

Please let me know if you have one that I could borrow or buy.

Thank you,

Saturday, May 13, 2017

McLean Family Singers at Waldo Avenue

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Jon Tandy

McLean Family Singers at Waldo Avenue

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch invites you to join us
tomorrow night, 5/14/2017, at 6:00 PM,
for the McLean Family Singers!

819 West Waldo Avenue
Independence, MO

or on LiveStream at

Auditions for "Families Are Eternal" 2017 Production

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Robyn

Auditions for "Families Are Eternal" 2017 Production

​Ad for the auditions for Families Are Eternal Production. Auditions are open to anyone, you do not have to be a member to participate. I hope the restoration community responds and this can be another Zionic endeavor for us to share in!

sista robyn
still enduring :0
Doctrine & Covenants 100:13; 101:17-19 LDS / 97:4a; 98:4g RLDS; Mosiah 4:13 LDS / 2:24 RLDS

May Book Of Mormon Round Table

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

May Book Of Mormon Round Table

Book Of Mormon Round Table
The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 6pm
Speaker/Presenter: Terry Weldon
“God’s Covenant with Abraham: Fulfillment in the New World”

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

sista robyn
still enduring :0
Doctrine & Covenants 100:13; 101:17-19 LDS / 97:4a; 98:4g RLDS; Mosiah 4:13 LDS / 2:24 RLDS

Friday, May 12, 2017

Endurance by Francis Harper

From: Francis Harper

Endurance by Francis Harper

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold; but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Mark 3:13).
In spite of the afflictions and oppositions which are sure to come, the Lord expects us to endure and be strong finishers. “Wherefore, settle this in your hearts, that ye will do the things which I shall teach and command you. For which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have money to finish his work? Lest, unhappily, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish his work, all who behold, begin to mock him, Saying this man began to build, and was not able to finish. And this he said, signifying there should not any man follow him unless he be able to continue . . .” (Luke 14:28-31).
Jesus blazed the trail of endurance for us. “And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). Nothing could deter him. At the end he could say, “It is finished” (John 19:30).
Paul was another trail-blazer for us. He wrote to Timothy, saying, “I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (2 Timothy 4:6-8).
What is the key to being able to endure in following the Lord to the end of our mortal lives? Isaiah wrote, “I hid not my face from shame and spitting, for the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded [dissuaded]; therefore have I set my face like a flint [rock], and I know that I shall not be ashamed, and the Lord is near and he justifieth me. Who will contend with me? Let us stand together [in the fellowship of the Saints]. Who is my adversary? [it may be myself—the natural man]. Let him come near me . . . for the Lord God will help me” (Isaiah 50:5-6).
The Lord expects us to follow him “with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent . . .” (2 Nephi 13:16). Doing this requires much self-discipline and endurance.

Alma gave up the prestige and security of his office as chief judge, “that he might go forth among the people of Nephi, to preach the word of God unto them” (Alma 2:22-28). “Alma labored much in the spirit, wrestling with God [like Jacob] in mighty prayer, that he might pour out his Spirit upon the people . . .” (Alma 6:11). In spite of this, in one city the people “withstood all his words, and reviled him, and spit upon him and cast him out of their city . . .” (Alma 6:16). Alma endured. “While he was journeying toward the city of Aaron, being weighed down with sorrow, wading through much tribulation and anguish of soul, because of the wickedness of the people . . . an angel of the Lord appeared unto him, saying, blessed art thou Alma; lift up thy head and rejoice, for thou hast great cause to rejoice: [at this point I may have asked, ‘Are you kidding me?’] for thou hast been faithful . . . (Alma 6:17-19).
Alma, like Paul, with the faithful and enduring strength of the Lord, was able to endure; having the strength to finish his course, giving him great cause to rejoice because he remained faithful. We can do the same—in the strength of our mighty God, who stands by to help us. “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation”—to be less than we are called to be (2 Peter 2:9).

Stahlman ​Yard Sale​

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman

Stahlman ​Yard Sale​

Saturday 5.13.2017

8:00 AM - ??????


Many items: books, saddles, Strawberry Shortcake items, clothes, dishes, Care Bear items, Some old crocks and a butter churn and lots of various things too many to mention.

Looking for House. . .

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From: ​ Dan Hood​

Looking for House. . .

A brother in the Restoration who has been living and working in Kansas for several years, is retiring and looking to buy a house in the area: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath or bath and a half, sound basement (not necessarily finished), upgraded electrical, central heat and air, etc. He is not looking for a fixer-upper, but might consider some repair. His range is $50-90K, and he has a substantial down-payment.

Please contact David via telephone: 913-514-2343
Or for email, contact Dan:

Dan Hood

Announcement: I Believe in America choir practice notice

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From: Connie Guthrie

Announcement: I Believe in America choir practice notice

I Believe in America -

David Guthrie, Music Minister Director at Waldo Restoration Branch is announcing for everyone to mark their calendars for July. I Believe in America will be presented by the Waldo Congregation Choir ALONG with all other congregations who would love to sing in this beautiful music celebration of our country, with praise and glory to our Lord.

Choir practice will begin SATURDAY May 20 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Waldo Restoration Branch 819 West Waldo Ave, Independence MO. SUNDAY May 21 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Waldo Restoration Branch 819 West Waldo Ave, Independence, MO.

You can reach David at: 816-832-8456 or by email:

Please share. Your voices and talents are needed for this music celebration of America!

David Guthrie

I Believe in America
Arranger: Bob Krogstad

The truths presented in I BELIEVE IN AMERICA are poignant. Never more than today have our people needed to be reminded of the principles on which our country was founded and the dreams of our forefathers to see "One nation, Under God."

Music Celebration of America

Presentation of Colors

I Pledge Alliance to the Flag

​Free Parts for ​ Frigidaire Gallery Series Model FRS262TH​

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman

​Free Parts for ​ Frigidaire Gallery Series Model FRS262TH​

If you are in need of replacement DRAWERS AND SHELVES for a ​​
Frigidaire Gallery Series Model FRS262TH Frost proof side by side Refrigerator.
They are all intact and excellent shape.
I couldn't see them be just thrown away in case someone had a broken one that they would like to replace.

THEY ARE FREE, but I won't be storing them long. I have been getting rid of UN necessary (to me) items.


3 Bedroom Rental Property Wanted

​From: Barbara Harris

3 Bedroom Rental Property Wanted

A Couple in their 80's moving to Independence in a little over a month and has been unsuccessful thus far in finding a rental that will fit all their needs. They are looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with laundry facilities on the main floor. At least one bedroom and bath and the laundry facilities need to be on the main floor as they are not able to manage stairs safely. They are looking within Eastern Jackson County.

​Don Harris by phone or text at 816-678-6449​

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Obituary for Arthur Jack Clement

From: Mark Clement

Obituary for Arthur Jack Clement

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 20, 2017 at:

The Church of Jesus Christ Missionary Restoration Branch
3415 Elsea Smith Road
Buckner Missouri 64016

Visitation at 1:00 p.m. followed by the Service at 3:00 p.m.

Please visit the Obituary for Arthur Jack Clement

Mary Poppins Auditions

From: Joy Cain

Mary Poppins Auditions

Call for auditions! Open to all high school and up! If you have a younger child who would like to audition, please direct your questions to Joy Cain

Questions? Joy Cain:

Handmaiden and Lamplighter Garage and Bake Sale

From: Lade Rick

Handmaiden and Lamplighter Garage and Bake Sale

Handmaiden and Lamplighter Garage and Bake Sale
this Saturday May 13 from 8 - 3pm
at the South Chrysler Restoration Branch
16101 E Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

If you want do some spring cleaning,
donations can be brought to the church
May 11 & 12 from 6 - 9 pm
Your surplus, is our blessing!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Free Patio Bricks

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From: Tim Carr

Free Patio Bricks

I have some patio bricks I'd like to give away. They vary in condition...good to poor. Must pick up at our house - 1305 N. Indian Ln. in Independence. Anyone interested can email me at

Thank you!

Garden Preparation


Garden Preparation

We are looking for someone who has the equipment to plow or rototill our garden.

Please call: 816-252-8410

Thank You
Jack Hagensen

Organic Garden Vegetables For Sale May 13

From: Kelli Miesse

Organic Garden Vegetables For Sale

Several types of organic garden plants will be for sale on Saturday, May 13th, from 9am-1pm at 5520 Lane Ave, Raytown MO.

There is a large variety of tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, pumpkins available, as well as some herbs and sweet peppers (most of the herbs and peppers were sold out by pre-sales). There are also some cool weather vegetables left – including lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and purple and green cabbage, as well as some kale.

These have all been started from seed, and tended to in the backyard greenhouse.

A percentage of the proceeds from this sale is being donated to Missouri German Shepherd Rescue, which puts Love Into Action on a daily basis, to save the lives of abandoned, abused and injured German Shepherds across the Missouri and Nebraska areas. Donations also being accepted on site for MoGS, as well as donations of hygiene items, socks and underwear for children, for a local Shelter for Traumatized Children.

Please come by and visit – we may have something you want!

Regards and Blessings,


Desk For Sale

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From: ​ Barb Allinder​

Mahogany Desk For Sale

Mahogany stained desk with attached bookshelf for sale $500 or best offer. Buyer must move.
Measures 78 inches high x 72 inches wide x 25 inches deep.

Contact Barb @ 816-719-6173

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Restoration Singles - May 20

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From: Restoration Singles

Restoration Singles - May 20

Okay everyone,

We are getting together on Saturday May 20th at 4:00-6:30 p.m. at Cool Crest for a game of Mini Golf and fellowship. Please let us know if you will be able to attend so we can let them know how many to expect in our party and that we all stay together. We will meet at Cool Crest at 10735 E US Highway 40, Independence, MO. We will meet in the front of Cool Crest on the Northwest side by the fence.

Hope to see you all there and please let us know ASAP, if you are coming.

Blessings to you all,

Portable Dance Floor For Sale

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From: Kelda Glandon

Portable Dance Floor For Sale

42 sections of 3'x3'. That's 378 square feet of flooring. It comes with side pieces for a smooth transition. $750 O.B.O. Located in Independence for pick up. Will deliver for more.

Contact Aaron Rust at for more details.

Thank you!

Joel Daugherty and Rebecca Erlandson Wedding

From: Duff Daugherty

Joel Daugherty and Rebecca Erlandson Wedding

Joel Daugherty is currently engaged to Rebecca Erlandson of Odessa and they were planning on a wedding in July this summer. Joel is currently serving in the ARMY National Guard and his unit was set to deploy over seas this next month. Joel was to stay in "rear detachment" which meant that they would be able to stay state side and they could take their time and prepare for the wedding. Then last week Joel was given 30 days' notice that he is going to be deployed with his unit overseas for abut 9 months. So, Joel and Rebecca have moved their wedding up to Saturday, May 20th. They will have a small outdoor ceremony at the Odessa Hills Camp grounds. Due to limited time and space they will have an invitation only wedding but want all of SCRB to know how much they love you and appreciate the congregations support and prayers during this exciting time.

SCRB Summer Volleyball, 2017!!!

From: Judi Faunce

SCRB Summer Volleyball, 2017!!!

Dear Volleyball contact!

We at SCRB are really excited about the summer coed volleyball season we plan to host during June and July! We thank you so much for your participation last summer and hope you will again recruit a team, select a name and let me know as soon as YOU know if you plan to participate!

We will follow pretty much the same format as in previous years. A round robin competition for league play with a single elimination play off on the last night. Matches will be 2 out of 3 games with the first two games to 25 and the third, if needed, to 15 points.

We will be playing on Friday nights from 6:00 to 9:30 or 10:00. And, we will not be playing during the week of the SCRB Reunion, June 11 through June 17, 2017!

At this point, I just need to know for sure if you will be having a team, and the name of your team so we can plan a tentative schedule!
Don’t forget to inform your players of the $5 entry fee per player. This fee is charged whether you play one night or all of the nights and is only charged once, not per game! It also saves a lot of confusion if you have a scorekeeper available, when your team is playing.

Be sure you have enough players (minimum of 8) so that there will not have to be any forfeits. Forfeits are not fun and really disappoint your opponent for that week! If you are having trouble finding enough players use this as an outreach tool and recruit outside your congregation or combine congregations. Just be sure they understand that this is a Christian League with an expected code of conduct that reflects that.

A list of the playing guidelines will be sent to all captains/contacts as we get your commitment to enter a team. The only major difference this year is that we have made a greater commitment to the co-ed concept. So, no team can be all female, or all male. (There cannot be more males on the court than females at any time and you must have at least 2 males on the court at all times.)

The DEADLINE to form a team and contact Judi Faunce at 816-716-9469 is May 26th!!! You can also email her at

Thank you so much for seeing that this information gets into the hands of interested participants in your area!!! We love hosting this event and look forward to SCRB summer volleyball, 2017!!!

God bless you as you form your teams!
Judi Faunce, VB Coordinator SCRB

Tidings Deadline - THURSDAY MAY 11, 2017

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From: paul gage

Tidings Deadline - THURSDAY MAY 11, 2017

Greetings Saints,

This is the final call for any items for the next issue of Tidings of Zion.

If you are an officer or council chair of the CRE, POZ, branch pastor or department leader, member with a testimony, class taught, sermon preached, branch activity etc. please submit your item by:


Photos are also welcome. Send them separately from your article.

Submit article in font Times New Roman size 12.

Send to me at the email address below

Thanks and God bless
Paul Gage
Chair Publication Council, CRE

2017 Restoration Branch Family In-Town Reunion & Conference of Restoration Elders

From: Horn, Vim

2017 Restoration Branch Family In-Town Reunion & Conference of Restoration Elders

Reunion Theme: Jesus is calling! O Hear Him Today

The Pastors of Zion (POZ) and the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) are once again sponsoring a combined Reunion and Elders Conference. The reunion and conference will be held at the Center Place Restoration School (CPRS)/Waldo Ave Restoration Branch from June 25 to Jun
Register Now - by going to the CRE website at

The Conference of Restoration Elders
UP COMING EVENTS. 2017 Restoration Branch Family Reunion & Conference of Restoration Elders. June 25 thru June 30, 2017. Printable Bulletin Insert. Printable ...
You can also go to the website to print out a registration form. There is only one registration form for both the Reunion and the CRE.

For more information, visit the CRE website, or call the CRE office. Local calls: 816-836-3421 or Toll free calls: 877-748-8947. (Please leave a message if no one answers)

William (Vim) Horn
Associate Director
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 W. Pershing, 6th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
Direct # - (816) 235-1756
Cell Phone # - (816) 803-0297
IHD Main # - (816) 235-1770
IHD Fax # - (816) 235-1762
Email -
Website -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Apartment for Rent

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From: Aaron Brown

Apartment for Rent


Available June 1st

214 W Farmer, Independence, MO
Right off Historic Downtown Independence Square, this Craftsman built home has lots of charm and built in storage! This 2 bedroom apartment in a fourplex will be ready for move-in June 1st. Walking Distance to Bus, McCoy Park, tennis, restaurants and shops on the square.

Extra Storage available
Carport- off street parking

Owner pays for water/sewer! Tenant pays electric and gas.
No yard work!

Rent: $675 per month
Follow this link:
to view photos of the apartment. Email or call us to set up a showing today!
Please allow 24 hour notice for viewing as the unit is currently occupied.
Please don't bother current tenants.

Aaron Brown, Property Manager

Missionary Family Reunion Scriptures for 40 Days of Preparation

​From: Greg Thomas

Missionary Family Reunion Scriptures for 40 Days of Preparation

Dear Saints,​​

On 8 May, we begin 40 days of Spiritual preparation for the Missionary Reunion held at Graceland University in Lamoni Iowa, culminating in its start on Father’s Day, 18 June. We hope each of you are considering joining us for the 17th annual Missionary Family Reunion. The theme is "Just Share It” and it will be held at Graceland University from June 18th - 24th in Lamoni, Iowa.

The Missionary Family Reunion has organizational ties only to Jesus Christ, crossing all sectarian and organizational lines. It exists to promote the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and provide the tools and encouragement to make you, His Disciples more effective in bringing others to Him.

Often we seek opportunities to share Jesus’ love with others, but procrastinate out of fear – or waiting for just the right circumstances. The time to delay has passed! and it is now time to get out in the world and, “Just Share It!”

With classes and activities for everyone, Bob Bobbit will be leading the main adult class with information and ways to put this theme into action in your life. Of course it wouldn’t be a Missionary Family Reunion without an abundance of missionary testimonies and preaching.

Here are the 2017 daily themes:

Sunday 18th - Just Share It!
Monday 19th - Share God’s Love
Tuesday 20th - Share God’s Salvation Plan
Wednesday 21s t - Share God’s Will
Thursday 22nd - Share God’s Hope in Jesus
Friday 23rd - Share God’s Mercy
Saturday 24th - Share God’s Power

Additional information is available via the Missionary Family Reunion Facebook group.

Registration can also be made via paper form (attached). Please feel free to print or share electronically with your friends and branch.

The registration fee is $50 per family with the balance of the budget made up by free will offering. ALL donated funds will be used exclusively to offset reunion expenses.

For additional information please contact Greg and Jani Thomas at

Whether you are able to attend reunion or not, we humbly submit the attached scriptures for your study and meditation.. We would like to thank Joel Loving, Ammon Thomas and Abram Thomas for their time and consideration in the selection of these scriptures.

We also ask for you to keep this and all other Restoration reunions and camps in your prayers.

May God richly bless you as you consider his Word and seek to serve him.

Your Fellow Servants in Christ Jesus,

Jani and Greg Thomas,
Reunion Directors

PS Many who have said they are attending have not registered yet. Please do so as we must begin providing Graceland with meal count information very soon.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

From: Rachel Horn

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Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

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In need of a Caregiver

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From: Nancy Skelton

In need of a Caregiver

I am in need or a part-time caregiver. I wonder if there is a dependable teenager who drives or an adult who would like to earn some extra money and might have an hour or two every Monday to assist me with a few household chores. I do expect to pay cash for their time.
If anyone is interested, please reply and we can discuss more details about Monday as well as other recurring tasks I need help with.

Thank you and may God bless all,
Nancy Skelton

I would rather walk in the dark with God than walk in the light alone.

​The Prophet to Come​

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From: Frankie Schuelke​

​The Prophet to Come​

The Prophet to come, to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will lead believers into the Consummation of all things
The attachment, I wrote January 10. 2013 “Two--house movement.” ​

Please note what is highlighted. “In the Restored Church there are many things to learn yet about God’s plan for the Israelites and those adopted, drafted into the house of Israel.”
Suppose God wanted to give His latter Day Prophet some things, that we are facing today, but He knew the people would not accept it? In God’s wisdom we do not as yet have these revelations.
We shall be taught these things by the Prophet to come.
We are so very blessed to be able to hear Oakman’s and other RLDS Minister’s sermons who have gone on.
On January 1, 2017 I heard a sermon out of Independence over Live Stream. The sermon was on the authority given to God’s Prophet at the time Christ Restored His Church.
In the fourteen chapter of the book, “Insights Into The Book of Revelation” by George Njeim, we have the account of the Three Earth Bound Angels, and their purposes.
Quoting Njeim: “The first of the earthbound angels merely had the gospel to preach to those who dwell on earth and to warn them of judgments that were coming.
The second angel appears to sound a note of exultation “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wreath of her fornication.” (It is as Njeim states, the second angel could not have sounded this note before the work of translating the plates was finished, The Book of Mormon.) The third angel brings the needed authority to preach the good news and whosoever is converted from beast worship to the restored gospel of Christ might be able to enter into the fold as Christ had indicated. It made very little sense if beast worshipers were to be warned of the danger facing them and yet had no way opened to them for refuge, The third angel sounds that note.”
Evangelist Arthur Okman Zionic Endowment
Priesthood Class Reconciliation Fred Young
At the first of this year I had the desire, and I still have that desire, to learn all I can from the scriptures about The Twelve Tribes of Israel.
About a month ago I searched “Two-house movement” on You Tube.” I am surprised how very many young men from Protestant and Catholic Churches who are teaching from the scriptures our Hebrew Roots and about Ephraim in the last days.
NEW2Yeshua: Identity Crisis by Jim Stanley--This message will change your life (listen as soon as possible—may be taken off soon) 1 hr. 21 minutes.
As I listen to these teachers teaching about the Gentiles and Ephraim, I have the most exulting feeling about the “Pearl of Great Price” that we as RLDS have in Christ’s Restored gospel. Can you image their teachings when they hear and accept the fullness of the Gospel? Christ has His name on Jerusalem and on Zion, the Center Place; America, is Joseph’s land. We know the earth will again be one land mass. We read in the Book of Mormon, that all people in the Americas who accept the fullness of the gospel will inherit Joseph’s land. “For out of Zion shall go forth the law ETC.” (Isaiah 2:3 in part) “For the law shall go forth of Zion ETC.” (Micah 4:2 in part) We study must pray for enlightenment.

Frankie Schuelke---May 7, 2017

​Book of Mormon Evidences in North America​

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman

​Book of Mormon Evidences in North America​

Wayne May

Post Office Box 370
Colfax, Wisconsin 54730
Phone: 715.962.3299
Toll Free: 1.877.494.0044

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fred Striley Update

From: Kathryn Striley

Fred Striley Update

I'm happy to say that we brought Fred home this morning. He's doing well, but will have to wear the halo for about 5 more weeks. We thank all of you for your prayers and visits during his stays in the hospital and in Carmel Hills.

God's blessings to all.
Kathryn Striley

Where's the Beef?

From: Mark Strychacz

Where's the Beef?

Where's the beef? I got it. $3.50 a lb hanging weight plus 60 cents a pound for processing. No vaccination's or antibiotics. Buy whole cow, or 1/2 or 1/4 if I can line up the buyers. Cow is still grazing.

Mark 816-695-5041

P.S. Cow is grass feed

Friday, May 5, 2017

Watch! “Stop, Look, Listen”

From: Francis Harper

Watch! “Stop, Look, Listen”

“Verily, I say unto you, Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching; for he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them”
(Luke 12:40 IV; 12:37 KJV).”Watch ye therefore! for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, watch” (Mark 13:52-53 IV; 13:35-37 KJV).
In these scriptures the Lord is commanding us to watch for his second coming. He promises to all the blessed privilege of sitting down to eat [the marriage supper], being served by the Lord to his bride. A place at the Lord’s table will be reserved for his disciples who are found watching for the time of his coming. This is an appointment none of us want to miss!
Peter warned, “. . . that in the last days there shall come scoffers, saying, where is the promise of his coming? . . .” (2 Peter 3:3-4). Jesus will come as he promised. As Peter added, “The Lord is not slack [negligent] concerning his promise and coming . . .” (2 Peter 3:9).
Jesus described the days before his coming as a time of great tribulation and wickedness and he said, “except those days should be shortened there should none of their flesh be saved. But for the elect’s sake, according to the covenant, those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:19-20 IV; 24:22 KJV).
Luke recorded these words of Jesus concerning his elect: “And shall not God avenge his own elect which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:7-8). Surely there will be a remnant which will have a steadfast faith when he comes—but we need to remember that only eight souls were saved in the days of Noah!
Paul was referring to Isaiah 1:9 when he wrote of a remnant being saved. Then he adds, “For he will finish the work and cut it
short in righteousness; because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth . . .” ( Romans 9:27-29). What will be required of those who will be numbered with the “very small remnant” described by Isaiah. (See Isaiah 1:9, 16-19).
The adherents of Islam are threatening God’s elect today. Israel’s Benjamin Natanyahu recently quoted Henry Kissinger calling Islam, a “cause.” Their cause, or design, is to subjugate the world, beginning with Israel and the United States. Nuclear power in itself is not a threat to the world, but nuclear power in the hands of men who are mentally deranged, or who espouse the cause of Islam, is a threat to the entire world. We need to be awakened to our precarious situation. “In the last days perilous times [for body and soul] shall come” (2 Timothy 3:1).
Negotiation and diplomacy have not succeeded in effecting a change in the policies of our adversaries. The United Nations, designed to ensure a safe and sane world, has failed miserably. Where is hope; if there is hope?
We must not lose our faith. Faith begets hope. Hopelessness and despair are tools of Satan. Faith and hope go hand in hand. They uphold one another. Many generations ago, the prophet Ether wrote: “Whoso believeth [has faith] in God, might with surety [certainty] hope for a better world [here and hereafter], yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God” (Ether 5:4)

Testimony of Marty Breeden

From: Francis Harper

Testimony of Marty Breeden

Dear Ones,

I am not personally acquainted with this man, but I believe his testimony deserves our most sincere consideration.
“I Am Coming Back Soon”
Testimony of Marty Breeden [Transcribed from www. a]
For ten years, Marty was a police officer in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Rockingham County, near West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains. The stress of his occupation, added to his other health issues, culminated in an acute respiratory failure on July 17, 2015.
On that morning, his wife took him to the emergency room at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. After a battery of tests in the ER, he was transferred to the critical care unit. While enroute to the CCU, he stopped breathing and went into code blue. This was fully documented by the medical personnel involved.
The first encounter with the Lord – July 17, 2015
After going into code blue, Marty experienced the sensation of moving very rapidly through a tunnel. When he emerged from the tunnel, he immediately heard the voice of the Lord. The voice was undeniable and unmistakable. It was the voice of the Lord. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” He repeated those same words a second time, and a third time. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” The third time the words were spoken with more volume and more passion than before: “MY CHURCH DOES NOT REALLY BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON!”
At this point Marty said, “Lord, Lord, we do believe you are coming back soon. We sing about it, preach about it, teach about it . . . .” But the Lord replied, “MY CHURCH DOES NOT BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON, FOR IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD NOT BE LIVING LIKE THEY ARE?”
Then he said, very lovingly, “I AM COMING BACK SOON AND MY CHURCH IS NOT READY.” He continued, “Now you go back and tell the things you have heard, and know that that your message will not be received.”
The first year Marty did not go public with the news of his experience. He felt he should go to the pastors first. He shared with about 50 pastors privately. Just as the Lord had said, the message was not received by the pastors, but there was one disabled pastor of a backwoods church who invited him to come preach. He preached to about twelve people. The Lord moved powerfully and touched the hearts and lives of the people who heard his message that morning.
The second encounter with the Lord – August 14, 2015
On August 14, 2015, Marty was transferred from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to the University of Virginia Transitional Care Facility. During his first night there he had his second encounter with the Lord. He, like the Apostle Paul, could say, “Whether in the body or out of the body,” he could not say.
After falling asleep, he saw an oval shaft of light that grew in size and intensity. Suddenly Marty realized he was standing in a huge football stadium, but he was the only person there. He saw a football sitting on the two-yard line. When he looked at the scoreboard, he saw the numbers 2:13. Then he heard the same voice he had heard before, saying, “My church should be living as though this is a two-minute warning.”
The Lord knew Marty would understand the significance of a two-minute warning as in an NFL (National Football League) game. He knew Marty was a huge football fan. Marty realized that in that last 120 seconds, with the ball on the two-yard line, victory or defeat would be determined. The referee was about to blow the whistle. Limited time calls for a maximum effort.
The next morning, Marty was back in his wheelchair again. He was thinking of his vision, and the two-minute warning, when he heard a knock on the door of his room. He responded, “Come in,” and two ladies entered. One was a physical therapist and the other an occupational therapist. After some discussion, related to their specialties, the physical therapist asked Marty, “Do you consider yourself a man of faith?” His response was, “I certainly have not always lived it; I have made a lot of mistakes. I have had a lot of failures, but I am a follower of Jesus.”
The women smiled at each other, and one said, “We had no intentions of coming to see you this morning. As we were on our way to see other patients and we came by your room, we saw super-imposed upon your door the number two. We wondered about the meaning of this strange thing. We were prompted by the Spirit to come in and ask you.” Marty responded with, “The Lord is coming soon. The two-minute warning has sounded.”
A very few accepted Marty’s testimony during the first year following his encounters with the Lord, but more recently [2017] doors have started to open, giving Marty more opportunities to share his testimony. Later, while praying in his living room one day, he asked the Lord, “Why did I see 2:13 instead of just the number 2?” The Lord told him to turn to Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

“. . . the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Daniel 12:10). A word to the wise should be sufficient.

My love to all,

Francis Harper

Looking for local Lawn Care Company

From: Bruce Luedeman

Looking for local Lawn Care Company

I am looking for a local lawn care service to do regular fertilizing and seeding for a residential lawn. Any referrals are appreciated. I prefer not to go with one of the large franchise companies as they usually require a contract. Thanks!

Bruce Luedeman
Independence, MO

List of Restoration Reunions and Retreats

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"This is my work and glory..." and the electric universe

From: Dwight Burford

"This is my work and glory..." and the electric universe

Dear Family and Friends,

While convalescing from a debilitating case of the shingles this spring, I was able somewhat to draw my attention away from the pain of the illness by learning about the electric (or plasma) universe.

The basic premise of this alternate view of the universe is that the force of gravity is not sufficient to shape and hold together the cosmos as we see it today, whereas the electromagnetic forces that are found throughout the universe are able to explain its structure as it is observed.

One of the reasons I find this particular field of study both fascinating and of significant worth is that the electric universe model portrays the universe as stable and without beginning or end. Conversely, gravity models portray the universe to be inherently unstable with a very unstable starting point (aka the big bang) and evolving in an unstable manner as well, being dominated by unobservable black holes and dark matter, etc.

Even though the big bang, black holes, dark matter and the like are most often mentioned in the news regarding the universe and how it came into being, there is a growing body of knowledge and research that is coming forth that is bringing to light the role of electromagnetic forces in our solar system and the universe as a whole.

What I found most revelatory and especially refreshing about the electric universe model is how it agrees with the word of the Lord as recorded in the following verses of scripture:

And the Lord God said unto Moses, For mine own purpose have I made these things. Here is wisdom, and it remaineth in me. And by the word of my power have I created them, which is mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth. And worlds without number have I created, and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many. But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you; for behold there are many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power; and there are many also which now stand, and numberless are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me; for they are mine, and I know them. And it came to pass, that Moses spake unto the Lord, saying, Be merciful unto thy servant, O God, and tell me concerning this earth, and the inhabitants thereof; and also the heavens, and then thy servant will be content. And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying, The heavens, they are many and they can not be numbered unto man, but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine; and as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof, even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words; for this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man. And now, Moses, my son, I will speak unto you concerning this earth upon which you stand; and you shall write the things which I shall speak. (Section 21a-24a)

It is my hope that you can set aside some time (without having to come down with the shingles) to learn about the electric universe. To help you in this endeavor, I’ve included a few video links below. To get started, here is a short video (1 min 33 sec) that will serve as a brief primer for the topic:

· Welcome to the Electric Universe! (Published on Sep 16, 2013)

This next video is a bit longer (9 min 21 sec) but provides some updates on recent topics in the field:

· Happy 2017, Electric Universe! | Space News (Published on Jan 11, 2017)

If that is all you have time for, I believe it will be well worth your time and consideration. But if you can spare a little more time, I’ve included a number of other links to videos below, some short and some a bit longer, that greatly expand on what is being discovered in this area of research.

One of my favorite lecturers on this topic is Donald E. Scott Ph.D., a retired professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. For ready reference, here are links to some short videos (nominally 10 to 15 min each) featuring his work. Following this short list of video links are some links to longer lectures by Prof. Scott, each of which add further information on the topic. Also, older videos are listed first, followed by links to more recent lectures.

Short News segments featuring Dr. Don Scott

· Donald Scott: The Electronic Sun | EU2012 (Published on Jun 8, 2012)

· Preview with Dr. Donald Scott: Cosmic Power Lines | EU2015 (Published on May 25, 2015)

· Evidence of the Electromagnetic Sun - Earth Connection | Space News (Published on Jul 12, 2015)

· An Electrical Engineer's Take on "Magnetic Reconnection" | Space News (Published on Jun 7, 2016)

· Mysterious Sounds from Space | Space News (Published on Jan 31, 2017)

· Plasma Jets and the Electric Earth | Space News (Published on Apr 18, 2017)

Longer presentations by Dr. Don Scott

· Plasma Physics' Answers to the New Cosmological Questions by Dr. Donald E. Scott - Full Video (Uploaded on Jan 18, 2011)

· Dr. Donald Scott: A New Model of Magnetic Structure in Space | EU2014 (Published on May 16, 2014)

· Donald Scott: Modeling Birkeland Currents, Part 1 & 2 | EU Workshop (Published on Jan 11 & 22, 2015)

· Donald Scott: Cosmic Power Lines Parts 1 & 2 | EU2015 (Published on Feb 3 & 9, 2016)

· Donald Scott: Electric Solar Wind | EU2016 (Published on Oct 11, 2016)

This list of videos represents only a small portion of the information now available on the internet about the electric universe. For example, here is a play list of a number of Space News reports (~10 mins each) that cover numerous related topics, many of which feature discussions by Wal Thornhill, who first introduced “The Electric Universe” model not so long ago.

· Space News – Thunderbolts Project

Another lecturer I have found informative is Dr. Michael Clarage, a scientist on the SAFIRE project team. Here are a couple of Space News articles featuring his work.

· Solar System as an Electrical Transformer | Space News (Published on Aug 23, 2016)

· A New Way of Seeing the Solar System | Space News (Published on Aug 26, 2016)

Yes, I must admit that viewing all of these links and some of the many others that are available would take quite some time. Nevertheless, I hope that you can find some time to at least watch a few of them as an introduction to the topic.

I do recognize that these lecturers may or may not necessarily wish to promote a Christian world view. Nor am I promoting their philosophical views. Rather, I believe that the scientific information they present about the known universe helps us see more clearly the wonders and grandeur of God’s creation around us, a creation He maintains according to His living and abiding word. With that, I especially hope you will contemplate anew what the Lord means when He says:

…But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you; for behold there are many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power; and there are many also which now stand, and numberless are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me; for they are mine, and I know them. … The heavens, they are many and they can not be numbered unto man, but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine; and as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof, even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words; for this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man. … (Section 21a-24a)

As a final plea, be careful to hold fast to the rod of iron so you do not stray into forbidden paths of speculation and supposition that lead away from the tree of life. Remember also how it was the people who were in the large and spacious building who were in an attitude of mocking, not those who fell down at the tree of life and partook of God’s love together.

God’s richest blessings,

Dwight Burford

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

​Restoration Camps and Retreats List

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From: Horn, Vim

​Restoration Camps and Retreats List

You can find a list of the Restoration Camps and Retreats under the "Events" tab on the CRE website.

You can go directly to it here:

Vim Horn​


From: Paul Davis


"Jesus Saith.....Come Learn of Me"

JUNE 11--17 at Graceland University

SCRB's Reunion is almost here! We would love to have you and your family worship and study with us.

The Preliminary Meal Count is Due May 12, so if you have been considering coming, then please get your registration form in right away!

Please contact the Registrars with questions: Paul and Lynette Davis.




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ultimate​ Mom's Expo

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From: Phyllis Scott

Ultimate​ Mom's Expo

Going to a fantastic day to come out and enjoy all the wonderful vendors at a beautiful venue.

House Cleaning - Pam Miller

From: Pam Miller

House Cleaning - Pam Miller

I have been cleaning houses for people in the Independence/Blue Springs/Buckner area and also subbing in the Fort Osage School Cafeterias. As school is drawing to a close and I will no longer be subbing, I could use a few more cleaning jobs. I am honest and dependable and can provide references from several satisfied customers,if you like. I am paid $15 per hour. I don't mind deep cleaning, just can't work around chemicals such as paint and adhesives or mold. Regularly scheduled cleaning, occasional cleaning, or one time cleaning are all fine. I am flexible.

Thank You,
Pam Miller

Monday, May 1, 2017

Behind Enemy Lines and Other Stories of World War II

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From: Dayn Cederstrom

Behind Enemy Lines and Other Stories of World War II

For all history buffs, especially of WW II,
please note

@ Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 South Crysler Avenue
Independence, MO

May 20, 2017 Family Self Defense Class

From: Bruce Luedeman

May 20, 2017 Family Self Defense Class

This is a Missouri/Kansas CCW class and I’m inviting older teenagers (16-18 years of age) to attend with a family member. I will cover all the state required material for the CCW permit (you may choose not to apply for the permit) and also include information on family defensive tactics. This is an all day program from 8-5pm and includes a course of fire and a shooting orientation. For those attending with a family member, and 16-18 years of age, may attend for the price of the deposit. Attendees younger than 16 may not have the attention span for an all-day class or the maturity to safely operate a fire arm. Feel free to call me to discuss further.

Please go to my website at and click on the classes tab; then scroll down to CCW class. You can use your own hand gun (bring 40 rounds) or rent one of my class hand guns and ammo. Class Deposit required. Please text or email with any questions. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
NRA Training Counselor
USCCA Training Counselor
Ph# 816-353-6826 (also text )
2425 S Crysler #5
Independence, MO 64052

Happy May 1st

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From: Kim McDaniels

Happy May 1st

Happy the 1st of May! So much going on today:
...Opening of our satellite office at 210 West Lexington, and

...Guest speaking at the 'Coffee & Chiropractor' event tonight at 6pm with Vollmecke Chiropractic. Also a chance to sit down and talk to a Doctor of Chiropractic about questions/concerns you may have about your health or the health of someone you love.

William Chrisman High School
1223 N. Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050

Brenda VanFleet BSN, RN, BCN, CNT
Certified Neurofeedback Clinician, Certified NeurOptimal Trainer
Owner Of Directed Minds/Kavanah LLC Neurofeedback For Life
Phone: (816) 301-7222

Kim McDaniels
Visual Marketing Strategist
Skype: kim.mcdaniels

Wagstaff Fundraiser - Thank You

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From: Muriel Luedeman

Wagstaff Fundraiser - Thank You

Dear Living Hope​ Family and all Saints,

Steam Train Travelers and True Blue bands were able to raise $1080 for Officer Wagstaff. Thank you so much for your sacrifices of time, effort, and money for one who puts his life on the line every day for all of us. Thomas Wagstaff was shot when gun fire was exchanged during a robbery in Independence March 29th. Officer Louis Virgil was on hand Friday night to give us an update on Wagstaff. He told the crowd that Wagstaff was given “zero probability of recovery” by the surgeon. After nearly a week, his fellow officers had said their good byes to their friend. On Tuesday, April 4th, a final series of tests were run before the decision was made to take him off life support. The tests showed marked signs of improvement and gave everyone hope for the first time in a week. Wagstaff was soon talking in sentences and fully aware. The surgeon admitted it was a miracle. Wagstaff was transferred to a brain trauma rehab hospital out of state. A police guard is with him 24/7. He makes small significant steps in his recovery every day.

Officer Virgil said the Wagstaff family and the police department are amazed and gratified by the outpouring of support from the whole KC area and across the nation. It did so much for all Independence police officers. He asked us to continue our prayers for Wagstaff as he continues to recover. Virgil takes photos of all the fundraisers to show to the family.

Fundraiser T shirts and bracelets are available for sale. If you are interested in helping that way, call Officer Louis Virgil at 816-325-7643. Also, checks can be made out to “Answering the Call”, a non-profit group set up to accept funds for the Wagstaff family.

Once again, thank you, one and all, for coming out for this event. Special thanks to everyone who “answered the call” to help with the concert.

Muriel Luedeman