Monday, July 31, 2017

Prayer Request updates from Woodbine Reunion

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From: Jennifer Soldner

Prayer Request updates from Woodbine Reunion

Good Day Saints,
Please see the attached for prayer request from CBRB and updates from prayer requests during the Woodbine Reunion.

Here is a list of the updates/new names added to the prayerlist (for those that have trouble opening up the PDF)
(Note: in the attachment updates/new names are highlighted in yellow.

Have a blessed day saints! Keep being the prayer warriors we all need to be!

FYI - Mic Coolman was released from the hospital yesterday! Keep him and the family in your prayers as he continues to gain strength and recover.

From Woodbine Reunion:
Daune L’Hommedieu – Terminal Pancreatic Cancer (Sheri Kern’s Father)
Bev L’Hommedieu – Multiple Myaloma / Missouri (Sheri Kern’s Mother)
Jim Daugherty – Heart problems, leg swelling, loss of eye sight (Butler, Mo Branch)
Russ Rowlett -- diabetic legs/foot issues, (Norfolk Branch)
Brett McFarland – Heart problems, leg swelling
Ray Phelps – Autoimmune issues, surgery recovery (Angie Goff’s Father)
Ron Gamble – shoulder surgery recover
Mary Gufstason – Brain Disease (Brian Burk contact)
Steve Smith – Shingles in Eyes, threat to loss of eye sight (Mt. Ayer Branch)
Gracia Garcia – Car Accident (Everett Nelson Contact)
Abbey Uecker Family – Abbey passed away at 25 years old. Prayers for family
Terry Horn – Terminal cancer
Marion Vernado – Bad asthma and blood clots
Rose Howard – Heart Problems
Gypsy and Family, Abbie Busshell -

From CBRB:
David Dyke – General health, depression, and major legal issues. (7/31/17)
Gene Rookstool – Minor Heart Attack (7/31), In hospital for tests. (7/31/17)
Blanche Collins- Back Pain, loss of hearing in right ear (7/31/17)
Paul Martinez & Family – Paul’s health (7/31/17)
Mr. Benning Family – Mr. Benning passed away (Paul’s contact) (7/31/17)
Sam McCormick Family – Sam (Gary’s Brother) passed away (7/18/17)

Your Brother in Christ,
Mark McCormick

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

Need rear door of 1999 Toyota Rav 4

From: Sherri Macomber

Need rear door of 1999 Toyota Rav 4

My sister is looking for a rear door replacement for her 1999 Toyota Rav 4 Front Wheel Drive.
With or without the glass.
White or any other color.

If you have any ideas, please let me know.

Thank you!
Sherri Macomber

For Sale 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special

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From: Rae Swafford

For Sale 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special

17,XXX miles
New Brakes
New Tires

We have a passenger seat, back rest, travel pack and luggage rack that we would sell if interested.
The travel pack, which is a seat with a small trunk attached is the same color as the motorcycle. The color is blackened cayenne.

Contact Jim at: 816-519-5416

Underwater Ancient Pyramids in WISCONSIN LAKE

From: Fern Smith

Underwater Ancient Pyramids in WISCONSIN LAKE

Underwater Ancient Pyramids in WISCONSIN LAKE Older than Giza, Pre-Flood, 16,000 yrs old.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District - 07/23 to 07/30

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District - 07/23 to 07/30

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

Fort Osage R-1 School District
Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jul 23, 2017 and Jul 30, 2017

Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Paraeducator - ISS/Recovery Room Classified Apply Now
Child Care Site Coordinator Classified Apply Now
Child Care Assistant Classified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - Elementary Art Certified Apply Now
Custodian Day Shift (5 hours/day - INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY Classified Apply Now
Part-Time (4 hour) Custodian Classified Apply Now
Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jul 30, 2017 and Aug 6, 2017.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Paraprofessional - Library Classified Apply Now
Certificated Paraeducator - ISS/Recovery Room Classified Apply Now
Child Care Site Coordinator Classified Apply Now
Child Care Assistant Classified Apply Now

​Violin Outfit - For Sale

From​: Garland Schnack

​Violin Outfit - For Sale

Full Size Violin
Chin Rest

Contact: Garland Schnack

Saturday, July 29, 2017

​Beautiful Dining Set For Sale​

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From: Stacy Frinsthal

​Beautiful Dining Set For Sale​

For sale: beautiful dining set in excellent condition.
Includes custom made table protectors.
We can no longer use it in our farm house.

Asking only 750.00
We really need to move it, so we are willing to help in the moving process.

Contact email or phone: 816 520-0445

God Bless!!
Stacy Pyatt

Friday, July 28, 2017

ISO Three Bedroom Rental

From: Jason Hale

ISO Three Bedroom Rental

Family of seven looking for a three bedroom rental in Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Odessa area. Needs to accept pets.

Please contact Jason Hale at 816-718-1858
or Amanda Hale at 816-392-2143

Thank you

For those who are Acronym challenged like me
ISO = In Search Of

Moe Farms Tomatoes

From: Dennis Moe

Moe Farms Tomatoes

Moe Farms has tomatoes for sale. $1.00 a pound.

Call: 816-650-2059


Summer Series YOUTH SERVICE - Sunday, August 6

From: Dayn Cederstrom

Summer Series YOUTH SERVICE - Sunday, August 6

A Feast of Fat Things

​From: Francis Harper​

A Feast of Fat Things

“And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things . . .” (Isaiah 25:6). Isaiah was speaking of the ministry of Jesus who, in Jerusalem, would “swallow up death in victory and would wipe away tears [of sorrow] from off of all faces. . . .” It was in Jerusalem that our two great enemies—death and sorrow—were vanquished for all people.

The Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem provides a “grand feast” for our souls; a feast of spiritual nourishment (Hymns of the Restoration, #68).

There should never be any doubt that these two events of great spiritual significance actually happened. In a court of law, eyewitnesses are utilized to establish truth. Paul spoke of some of the many eyewitnesses of the Savior’s resurrection. He wrote: I delivered unto you first of all . . . that Christ died for our sins . . . And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day; And that he was seen of Cephas [Peter], then of the twelve; After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto the present, but some are fallen asleep. After that he was seen of James . . . and last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time” (1 Corinthians 15:3-8).

Jesus “showed himself alive unto the apostles by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).

When Paul compiled his list of eye-witnesses, he was not aware of the two thousand five hundred eye-witnesses of the resurrection living in Meso-America. John recorded these prophetic words of Jesus: “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold [the land of Jerusalem]; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd” (John 10:6). These prophetic words were fulfilled after Jesus’ ascension from the mount called Olivet. “And it came to pass that there was a great multitude gathered together, of the people of Nephi, round about the temple which was in the land Bountiful [Meso-America/ Southern Mexico] (3 Nephi 5:1).

“And there was in number about two thousand and five hundred souls; and they did consist of men, women and children” (3 Nephi 8:27). And they were conversing about this Jesus Christ, of whom the sign had been given, concerning his death. And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, they heard a voice . . . “And behold, they saw a man descending out of heaven; And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand . . . saying . . . I am Jesus Christ, of whom the prophets testified should come into the world . . . Arise and come forth unto me, that ye may thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands, and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel, and the God of the whole earth, and have been slain for the sins of the world.

“And this they did do, going forth one by one . . . and did see with their eyes, and did feel with their hands and did know of a surety, and bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, should come” (3 Nephi 5:3, 16).

“Wherefore, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight [hindrance], and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us . . .” (Hebrews 12:1).

Testimony of Sundar Singh

From: Francis Harper

Testimony of Sundar Singh

Dear Ones,
Paul listed himself as an eye-witness of Jesus “as one born out of due time” (1 Corinthians 15:8). There are others who can be listed in this category. Joseph Smith, Jr. and Sidney Rigdon would be among those. On February 16, 1832, these men “beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father.” Their experience is recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 76. It is written: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him, that he lives; for we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the only Begotton of the Father; that by him, and through him and of him, the worlds are and were created; and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D & C 76:3g-h). There are other eye-witnesses of Jesus, born out of due time. In the early 1900’s, a young man from the Punjab region of India, Sadhu Sundar Singh, was converted. He tells the story of his conversion in his own words: “I was sent for my secular education to a small primary school that had been opened by the American Presbyterian Mission in our village of Rampur. At that time I had so many prejudices about Christianity that I refused to read the Bible in the daily Bible lessons. My teacher insisted that I should attend, but I was so opposed to this that the next year I left that school and went to a government school at Sanewal, three miles away, and there studied for some months. To some extent I felt that the teaching of the gospel and the love of God attracted me, but I still thought it was false and opposed it. So firmly was I set in my opinions, and so great was my unrest, that one day, in the presence of my father and others, I tore up a Gospel and burned it.

“Though, according to my ideas at the time I thought I had done a good deed in burning the Gospel, yet my unrest of heart increased, and for two days after that I was very miserable. On the third day, when I felt I could bear it no longer, I got up at three in the morning, and after bathing, I prayed that if there was a God at all He would reveal himself to me, and show me the way of salvation, and end this unrest of my soul. I firmly made up my mind that, if this prayer was not answered, I would before daylight go down to the railway, and place my head on the line before the incoming train.

“I remained until about half past four, praying and waiting and expecting to see Krishna or Buddha, or some other Avatar of the Hindu religion; they appeared not, but a light was shining in the room. I opened the door where it came from, but all was dark outside. I returned inside, and the light increased in intensity and took the form of a globe of light above the ground, and in this light there appeared, not the form I expected, but the living Christ, whom I had counted as dead. To all eternity I shall never forget His glorious and loving face, nor the few words which he spoke: ‘Why do you persecute me? See, I have died on the cross for you and for the whole world.’ These words were burned into my heart as by lightning, and I fell to the ground before Him. My heart was filled with inexpressible joy and peace, and my whole life was entirely changed. Then the old Sundar Singh died and a new Sundar Singh, to serve the Living Christ, was born.” (Lindell, Jonathan, Nepal and the Gospel of God, United Mission to Nepal, New Delhi, India, 1979, pp 84-86).
On his sixteenth birthday [1905], Sundar Singh was baptized at the parish church in Simla, a town high in the Himalayan foothills. In October, 1906, he began walking the roadways, wearing a yellow robe and turban. The yellow robe was the “uniform” of a Hindu Sadhu, or Holy Man. The young Sundar Singh had chosen the Sadhu’s way, but he would be a Sadhu of a different way—the way of the cross.

In 1914, at age 25, Sadhu Sundar Singh entered the Ilam District of Nepal. The day was special with the bazaar filled with people. The Sadhu Singh stood and preached Christ to crowds of people. An officer arrived and arrested the preacher, and after a discussion escorted him back to India. But he returned and continued preaching in the bazaar. This time they put him in prison, fastened his hands and feet in stocks, stripped off his clothes and left leeches to crawl and suck on his body. They threw filth at him and abused him. For two or three hours he felt his sufferings very much, but then the presence of the Lord filled him and turned the prison into a paradise. He sang songs, praising God [like Paul and Silas], with people listening, and he preached to them again. When released, he made his way back to India.

In 2017, 103 years later, we have a thriving Restoration Branch in Phikal, Ilam.

Love and blessings to all,
Francis Harper

Need a little Sewing Work done

From: Bret Hoover

Need a little Sewing Work done

We have a little sewing work that needs to be done.
We need five, single-panel curtains each split into two smaller panels.

Call Nancy: 816.853.2110
or email:
to chat about price and time frame.

Bret and Nancy Hoover

Sewing machine. . .

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From: ​ ​Dan Hood​

Sewing machine. . .

Wondering if anyone knows of a reliable sewing machine tech. . .just needing a tune-up I think.
I think it's a Kenmore. . .works but kind of raggety stitching. Any help would be appreciated.
You may contact me by phone at 816-401-2644, or email me at

Dan Hood

Thursday, July 27, 2017

​Refrigerator Needed for Joel​

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From: Garland Schnack

​Refrigerator Needed for Joel​

A blessing is needed for Joel and Kathy Adams in the form of a good refrigerator. The sale and use of goat milk is impossible without it. Theirs broke down 3 days ago. Looking for either inexpensive or donation. Contact info as follows

816-225-6261 or 816-721-4607

Thank you and God bless

​Inspirational Movie: The Cokeville Miracle

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From: Muriel Luedeman

​Inspirational Movie: The Cokeville Miracle

7:00 p.m., Friday, July 28 at Living Hope
2425 S Crylser
Independence MO

Free admission bring snacks to share
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

"The Cokeville Miracle - theatrical trailer"

On May 16, 1986 in the sleepy town of Cokeville, Wyoming, a madman took an entire elementary school hostage. The Cokeville Miracle follows the true story of that fateful day, and the investigators account as he looks into evidences of a purported “miracle”. Gather the proof, and decide for yourself. When tragedy strikes, do you seemiracles?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CPRS Jr Class Ice Cream Social

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From: Janel Bezona

CPRS Jr Class Ice Cream Social

Join the CPRS Junior Class for a refreshing sweet treat as you watch the South Crysler Summer Volleyball final tournament.

Friday, July 28, 6:00—9:00 p.m.
South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

Need Place to Reside for Handful of Weeks

From: Andrew Naylor

Need Place to Reside for Handful of Weeks

Dear Saints,

As some may know, I am planning on moving into the center place very shortly and to God’s credit I have been blessed to finally find a place at least for the time being. However, I am not able to move into that residence until the first part of September, no later than the 13th of that month. I am asking if there is anyone around Independence or KC area who would have an accessible living situation to put me up beginning the 11th of August til the first part of September when I can move? If not that whole time, at least for part of that span? If anyone has access that is accessible to a basement level living area with a big enough bathroom to allow my wheelchair to get in and out would be ideal.

To contact me, you may email me at or reach me by my cell # at 641-442-5466

The deadline is fast approaching for me to be out of my current residence (which is Aug 10th), so if there are folks who have a situation which they feel may work, please let me know ASAP so as to plan accordingly. : )

Thank you all very much and have a blessed day!

Andrew Naylor

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dresser Needed

From: Judy Gard

Dresser Needed

A family is in need of a sturdy dresser in good condition ASAP.
Please contact me if you have one or know of someone who does.

Thank you.
Judy Gard

The Smarty R Farm

From: GraceAna Garcia

The Smarty R Farm

I am excited to share my new children’s book! Here is the link to Amazon: The Smarty R Farm: Exploring Phonemic Patterns--consonant r & vowel + r (Stories that Teach) (9781521910153): GraceAna Garcia, Lauren Rene: Books The Smarty R Farm: Exploring Phonemic Patterns--consonant r & vowel + r (Stories that Teach) (9781521910153): GraceAna Garcia, Lauren Rene: Books

I hope that you enjoy reading this to your children, grandchildren and classroom!

Pure Dance Studio--Upcoming Summer Workshops!!!

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From: Pure Dance Studio

Pure Dance Studio--Upcoming Summer Workshops!!!


We are so excited to dance with you this summer!! Please check out our featured workshops below, and let us know if you have any questions!

P.S. Our fall schedule is coming soon! Watch for more details.

Thank you!
-Cassy and Kelda

Pure Dance Studio
816.616.3287 / 816.405.8624

For more information call 816.616.3287
To Register Click Here

Boogie Shoes Workshop
Explore the Fun of Social Dance!

Come learn the fundamentals of social dance! From hoedowns
to sock hops to wedding receptions, we’ve got a dance style for
every occasion! We will be offering sessions in line dancing,
clogging, and swing dance. Choose one session or all three!

August 4-5 ~ Ages 12 & Up ~ $10.00/Session


Private Lesson Intensive #2
One-On-One Instruction, Tailor Fit to You!

Customize your workshop experience to meet your goals!!
Come maintain your skills, learn something new, or try out dance
for the first time! Lessons may be shared by two people, so
bring your friend along for the adventure!

July 31-August 3 ~ All Ages ~ $20.00/1-Hr. Lesson


Monday, July 24, 2017

Equipment stolen! Please help recover

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From: Mark E Farnham

Equipment stolen! Please help recover

My name is Fred Clark. I live in Kansas City where my truck/trailer/skid steer and tools were all stolen this morning, July 24th, 2017.

The last sighting we had was they were heading north on 435. Obviously that could've changed.

The truck is a black regular cab 97 F-450 also known as a super duty. It has a dump flatbed with headache rack over the cab. All black, very unique looking, haven't seen one like it in the area. Cooper A/T Tires on the rear.
License Plate Number: 73B-2LY

The truck was pulling a 2008 20ft tilt trailer, all black.
License Plate Number: 35D-4NK

Also on the trailer was a 99 New Holland Skid Steer. Model LX885. The loader is yellow and black. With a set of forks.

Thank you,

My number is 816-805-7616

Again my name is Fred Clark, any help would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to send this out to as many people as you can​ ​that would be fantastic.

​Free Swing Set

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From: ​Garland Schnack​

​Free Swing Set

Swing Set

2 Swings
Trapeze swing​
You Haul Away

Call: 816-796-4167
Cell 816-305-1144

Experienced Auto Mechanic Needed

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From: Deborah Bergquist

Experienced Auto Mechanic Needed

Booker's Automotive Repair needs one or two new team members.
Located on 40 Hwy just west of 7 Hwy Blue Springs

Owner Brian Booker: 816-229-8884
He is a great guy. It is a very highly praised shop.

​Fender Bass Guitar / Crate Amp

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From: ​Garland Schnack​

​Fender Bass Guitar / Crate Amp - For Sale

Fender Squire P-Bass Guitar
Full scale Rosewood Fingerboard

Crate Bass Amplifier BX-15
Equalizer controls
Earphone plug
External speaker plug

Call: 816-796-4167
Cell: 816-305-1144

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Apply online for K-12 Jobs in Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jul 16, 2017 and Jul 23, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Paraeducator - High School Special Education Classified Apply Now
Certificated Paraprofessional - Library Classified Apply Now

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jul 23, 2017 and Jul 30, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Teacher - Gateway Computer Science Teacher Certified Apply Now

Powered by TalentEd Recruit & Hire TM Applicant Tracking and Hiring for K-12

Sunday, July 23, 2017

August 2017 Australian Restoration News

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From: ​Noel Rowlatt

August 2017 Australian Restoration News


Around and About the Centre Place by High Priest Paul J. Gage, Independence, Missouri
G'DAY! to all the wonderful Saints in Australia,
An interesting event is going to happen in the Centre Place on Monday, August 21, 2017. There will be a total eclipse of the sun in the Independence, Missouri area. One of the three best places in the USA to view the eclipse will be Saint Joseph, Missouri which is only about 65 miles or 104.6 kilometres from Independence.
Many people are coming from all over the world to witness this event. A number of motels have been booked up for almost a year. I won't go into all the details about an eclipse and so forth as you can find that out on your computer or phone.
These special events, created by God, are unique and very interesting, but don't we, as humans, usually go overboard, or to excess on such things. People can make a phone call in the length of time the eclipse will last, but billions of dollars will be spent, time "wasted" and so forth in the attempt to be a part of this event.
How will that compare to the time we take, each day, to seek our Heavenly Father? Are we willing to do what He asks of us to know Him better? Read D&C 90 and see what God asks us to do if we want to see the TRUE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. Do we realize that we have the opportunity to "Walk in the Light, in the Light of God," every second of every day, and yet we often find ourselves in darkness of some type. The adversary who can be transformed into an angel of light, as we find in II Corinthians 11:13-15 is always seeking to deceive us and lead us away from Jesus. Read I Peter5:6-8 where Satan is called a roaring lion seeking to devour, while Jesus Christ is the Lion of Judah who came to save us from our sins and I Peter 2:21 says that Jesus has left us an example, that we should follow His steps.
Isn't it amazing that people will spend time, money, resources, etc for a few thrills, some of which might actually be a "once in a life time" event, and yet won't give much thought to their salvation. The belief of many is called, "easy believeism," because they think all they have to do is just say, "I believe." Jesus gives us a different outlook in Matthew 5:2-5, as He gives us the keys to His Kingdom. These verses 2-4 are only found in the Inspired Version of the Holy Scriptures.
Sometimes, even in the Restoration, we look for the easy way out. For the yoke to be easy and the burden light, it must be His Yoke and not our own, just as in Ephesians 6:10-18 we are instructed to take upon us the whole armor of God. Our armor, whatever it might be is simply not sufficient to battle our spiritual enemies and we can't just put on part of the armor. A lady was once told, by the Lord, that she needed to put on His whole armor every day. That is the only way He can be with us always, even unto the end.
It is summer time in the Centre Place and things are literally sizzling. Temperatures have been in the 90's (30's) for a good number of days. Camp and reunion season is winding down, with the last reunions scheduled for the Kirtland, Ohio and Maine areas July 29-August 5.
The Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) and Pastors of Zion (POZ) held a very successful reunion in Independence, Missouri, June 25-30, at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch/Centre Place Restoration School. Saints came from several states and Seventy Juan Reyes and his wife, Tina from Saltillo, Mexico. Alas! No one from Australia. Maybe next year. The reunion theme was, "Jesus is Calling-O Hear Him Today." The daily themes were the focus of the worship, classes, sermons, etc. Elder Karl Anderson, from Oak Grove was the Friday night speaker. He informed the Saints, very strongly, that--the Church of Jesus Christ is not broken-- it is we, the people, who are broken and that we must come back to the True Light, which is Jesus Christ, and walk daily in that Light. There will be more information in the next Tidings which should be in the homes by late August. Did you get your last Tidings? I have not heard from very many.
All the missionary groups are functioning and will have missions this fall going to Africa, Canada, Germany and possibly England, India, Nepal and the Philippines. Thought and prayer is being given to missions to Australia in 2018. SEAAM seeks input from Australia as to your desires for ministry.
The POZ is in the midst of their annual Sunday evening summer preaching series at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch. The series started June 9 and will conclude August 20, 2017. Each Sunday evening a different branch will be in charge of the service and another branch will provide refreshments. The ministry provided thus far has been very good. There are about 14 branches that affiliate with the POZ.
Centre Place Restoration School (CPRS) is gearing up for another school year. It is one of very few Christian schools remaining in the Centre Place area. Brother Dan Schoenemann will again be serving as school administrator.
A goodly number of branches now live stream at least their Sunday morning services. Waldo and Oak Grove, for two, are listed in the back of the Tidings. If you are interested, and have a computer, just type in the name of the branch and it should take you to the website. Also, the Oakwood Branch in Michigan sends out CD's and DVD's for those desiring them. You can find a list of Restoration Branches on the internet, though the list may not be up to date. If you would like a current list, you can contact me at
God be with you and keep you in His arms of love.
Riches from the Scriptures Volume 03 by Elder Neil Kerswell, Brisbane, Australia Chapter 6 “THE GLORY of GOD” Part 2 Let us begin with a brief recap on the last time we met;
No Man can behold all God’s Glory and remain in the Flesh on the Earth.
Do not Take God’s Honor unto ourselves, Follow Christ’s example, Satan thought he was Equal to Christ, and wanted to take agency away from Man
God often uses a cloud to withhold his glory from those that are not sanctified. Inviting those within whom he chooses.
One of the purposes of Zion is to prepare a people to abide the Glory of God.
Our Agency lived out determines how close to God we can become through Christ, therefore bringing about the need for degrees of Glory after the Resurrection.

In part 1 of this Series, in 1st Corinthians we saw that there are 3 main distinctions of Glory – Celestial, Terrestrial and Telestial which are different from the other. We will now examine the best example I know of, describing the Glories, D&C 76. On their return from the Amherst (Ohio) conference to Hiram, Ohio (D. and C. 75), Joseph Smith resumed translation of the Scriptures with Sidney Rigdon as his scribe. On February 16, 1832, while they were thus engaged, they came to John 5:29. While meditating on the rendition they were given by the spirit of revelation, they shared a vision which they reported in the words of this section. [Sec 76:1a] Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants thereof, for the Lord is God, and beside him there is no Savior; [Sec 76:1b] great is his wisdom; marvellous are his ways; and the extent of his doings, none can find out; [Sec 76:1c] his purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand; from eternity to eternity he is the same, and his years never fail. [Sec 76:2a] For thus saith the Lord, I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end; [Sec 76:2b] great shall be their reward, and eternal shall be their glory; and to them will I reveal all mysteries; yea, all the hidden mysteries of my kingdom from days of old; and for ages to come will I make known unto them the good pleasure of my will concerning all things pertaining to my kingdom; [Sec 76:2c] yea, even the wonders of eternity shall they know, and things to come will I show them, even the things of many generations; their wisdom shall be great, and their understanding reach to heaven; and before them the wisdom of the wise shall perish, and the understanding of the prudent shall come to naught; [Sec 76:2d] for by my Spirit will I enlighten them, and by my power will I make known unto them the secrets of my will; yea, even those things which eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor yet entered into the heart of man. God is speaking here unto those who fear (respect) Him and serve Him in Righteousness and Truth unto the end. This begins to give us a hint of what God is about and how deep He wants the relationship to be with us, His creation. Besides God there is no Saviour and never could be. As in so many other passages the importance of being a person who serves to the end is made mention. May we be amongst those who can endure to the end. [Sec 76:3a] We, Joseph Smith, Jr., and Sidney Rigdon, being in the Spirit on the sixteenth of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, by the power of the Spirit our eyes were opened, and our understandings were enlightened, so as to see and understand the things of God; [Sec 76:3b] even those things which were from the beginning before the world was, which were ordained of the Father, through his only begotten Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, even from the beginning, of whom we bear record, and the record which we bear is the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, who is the Son, whom we saw and with whom we conversed in the heavenly vision; Joseph and Sidney had their eyes opened and their understanding enlightened by the Power of God’s Spirit. This happened while in the act of translating Scripture. All the ingredients were in place for this experience to happen. They were in a repentant and prepared condition of heart and mind, this was absolutely necessary to do the work they were engaged in, God’s Spirit was working in the gifts of Revelation and Prophecy, therefore as they had questions in their hearts, God was able to move easily within their lives and point them in the direction and understanding they required to satisfy their longing to understand what they had been reading. God also knew that you and I and all who are willing to receive would need this understanding to more fully investigate Eternal life and seek after it with all our hearts. Therefore God moved where it was possible to move, to bring forth this great light and truth. Never think for one second that God didn’t see you the reader as he performed this miracle in their sight. All things are before God

and present, he is in all things and through all things and loves all His Creation and yes you can be assured He was mindful of you personally just as much as Joseph and Sidney. Therefore as this scripture opens your heart and mind and thrills your soul with Gladness and Hope. Repent in your heart and mind and allow God place to more fully prepare you to receive. [Sec 76:3c] for while we were doing the work of translation, which the Lord had appointed unto us, we came to the twenty-ninth verse of the fifth chapter of John, which was given unto us as follows: [Sec 76:3d] speaking of the resurrection of the dead, concerning those who shall hear the voice of the Son of man, and shall come forth; they who have done good in the resurrection of the just, and they who have done evil in the resurrection of the unjust. [Sec 76:3e] Now this caused us to marvel, for it was given unto us of the Spirit, and while we meditated upon these things, the Lord touched the eyes of our understandings, and they were opened, and the glory of the Lord shone round about; [Sec 76:3f] and we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father, and received of his fullness; and saw the holy angels, and they who are sanctified before his throne, worshiping God and the Lamb, who worship him for ever and ever. [Sec 76:3g] And, now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him, that he lives; for we saw him, even on the right hand of God; [Sec 76:3h] and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father; that by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created; and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. It is no surprise that as the Glory of God shone round about them, that the first great revelation was that of our Lord and Saviour on the right hand of God the Father. Jesus is our advocate with the Father and pleads our case before Him at all times. We are told the Holy Ghost groans as we pray because our hearts are so far from being right with God, therefore God by His Grace, through the Holy Ghost and the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, translates our prayers and requests into something more worthy. This is because the Lamb, (Jesus Christ) is the only one truly worthy and we are saved through His righteousness. Jesus stands and mediates for us his brethren (Hebrews 2:17-18). Therefore it is likely, Joseph and Sidney were having their eyes opened to the reason why men in their weakness, as themselves, were being granted this great testimony. [Sec 76:3i] And this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel of God, who was in authority in the presence of God, who rebelled against the only begotten Son; whom the Father loved, and who was in the bosom of the Father; [Sec 76:3j] and was thrust down from the presence of God and the Son, and was called Perdition; for the heavens wept over him; he was Lucifer, a son of the morning. And we beheld, and lo, he is fallen! is fallen! even a son of the morning. [Sec 76:3k] And while we were yet in the Spirit, the Lord commanded us that we should write the vision; for we beheld Satan, that old serpent, even the Devil, who rebelled against God, and sought to take the kingdom of our God and his Christ; [Sec 76:3l] wherefore he maketh war with the saints of God, and encompasses them round about. [Sec 76:3m] And we saw a vision of the sufferings of those with whom he made war and overcame, for thus came the voice of the Lord unto us. [Sec 76:4a] Thus saith the Lord, concerning all those who know my power, and have been made partakers thereof, and suffered themselves, through the power of the Devil, to be overcome, and to deny the truth, and defy my power; [Sec 76:4b] they are they who are the sons of perdition, of whom I say it had been better for them never to have been born; [Sec 76:4c] for they are vessels of wrath, doomed to suffer the wrath of God, with the Devil and his angels, in eternity, concerning whom I have said there is no forgiveness in this world nor in the world to come; [Sec 76:4d] having denied the Holy Spirit, after having received it, and having denied the only begotten Son of the Father; having crucified him unto themselves, and put him to an open shame: [Sec 76:4e] these are they who shall go away into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the Devil and his angels, and the only ones on whom the second death shall have any power; yea, verily, the only ones who shall not be redeemed in the due time of the Lord, after the sufferings of his wrath; [Sec 76:4f] for all the rest shall be brought forth by the resurrection of the dead, through the triumph and the glory of the Lamb, who was slain, who was in the bosom of the Father before the worlds were made. [Sec 76:4g] And this is the gospel, the glad tidings which the voice out of the heavens bore record unto us, that he came into the world, even Jesus to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness; [Sec 76:4h] that through him all might be saved, whom the Father had put into his power, and made by him; who glorifies the Father, and saves all the works of his hands, except those sons of perdition, who deny the Son after the Father has revealed him; [Sec 76:4i] wherefore he saves all except them; they shall go away into everlasting punishment, which is endless punishment, which is eternal punishment, to reign with the Devil and his angels in eternity, where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched, which is their torment, and the end thereof, neither the place thereof, nor their torment, no man knows; [Sec 76:4j] neither was it revealed, neither is, neither will be revealed unto man, except to them who are made partakers thereof: [Sec 76:4k] nevertheless, I, the Lord, show it by vision unto many; but straightway shut it up again; wherefore the end, the width, the height, the depth, and the misery thereof, they understand not, neither any man except them who are ordained unto this condemnation. [Sec 76:4l] And we heard the voice saying, Write the vision, for lo, this is the end of the vision of the sufferings of the ungodly! We see here the origin of the devil and those who follow him. These do not inherit a Kingdom of Glory. They have known truth and tasted of God’s goodness and Holy Spirit and then deny Him, they also deny the only begotten Son of the Father, which is like crucifying Christ and putting him to an open shame. It is clear from this reading that God has only given us a quick glimpse of the suffering of these people. Because the only ones who will truly understand it, are those who will go through it because of really bad choices they have made in this life. [Sec 76:5a] And again, we bear record for we saw and heard, and this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ, concerning them who come forth in the resurrection of the just. [Sec 76:5b] They are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name, and were baptized after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name, and this according to the commandment which he has given, that by keeping the commandments, they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins,
[Sec 76:5c] and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed unto this power; [Sec 76:5d] and who overcome by faith, and are sealed by that Holy Spirit of promise, which the Father sheds forth upon all those who are just and true; [Sec 76:5e] they are they who are the church of the Firstborn; [Sec 76:5f] they are they into whose hands the Father has given all things: [Sec 76:5g] they are they who are priests and kings, who have received of his fullness, and of his glory, and are priests of the Most High after the order of Melchisedec, which was after the order of Enoch, which was after the order of the only begotten Son: [Sec 76:5h] wherefore, as it is written, they are gods, even the sons of God; wherefore all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs, and they are Christ's, and Christ is God's; and they shall overcome all things; [Sec 76:5i] wherefore let no man glory in man, but rather let him glory in God, who shall subdue all enemies under his feet; [Sec 76:5j] these shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ for ever and ever: [Sec 76:5k] these are they whom he shall bring with him, when he shall come in the clouds of heaven, to reign on the earth over his people; [Sec 76:5l] these are they who shall have part in the first resurrection; [Sec 76:5m] these are they who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just; [Sec 76:5n] these are they who are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly place, the holiest of all; [Sec 76:5o] these are they who have come to an innumerable company of angels; to the general assembly and church of Enoch, and of the Firstborn; [Sec 76:5p] these are they whose names are written in heaven, where God and Christ are the judge of all; [Sec 76:5q] these are they who are just men made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood; [Sec 76:5r] these are they whose bodies are celestial, whose glory is that of the sun, even the glory of God the highest of all; whose glory the sun of the firmament is written of as being typical. The Celestial Kingdom is the greatest of all, to be able to dwell in the Fullness of the presence of God and His Christ, to receive of the fullness of what God offers to them that do all He has asked, following all the steps of the Gospel. Read through it again for yourself. Is this the desire of your heart? If you didn’t know much about it, I encourage you to obedience. If you feel it’s beyond what you could ever do, this is a good thing at first, to not think more highly of yourself than you aught. We know what happened to Satan. If you are truly humble, it puts you in a good place to work from. Always remembering it is only possible through Christ that you can actually stand in the Fullness of God the Father; put your trust in Him and seek with all your heart to keep His commandments. When you fail, repent and seek forgiveness, be baptised and come before the table of the Lord often. Become sanctified and holy through Christ our Lord. [Sec 76:6a] And again, we saw the terrestrial world, and, behold, and lo; [Sec 76:6b] these are they who are of the terrestrial, whose glory differs from that of the church of the Firstborn, who have received the fullness of the Father, even as that of the moon differs from the sun of the firmament. [Sec 76:6c] Behold, these are they who died without law; and also they who are the spirits of men kept in prison, whom the Son visited, and preached the gospel unto them, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, who received not the testimony of Jesus in the flesh, but afterwards received it; [Sec 76:6d] these are they who are honorable men of the earth, who were blinded by the craftiness of men: [Sec 76:6e] these are they who receive of his glory, but not of his fullness; [Sec 76:6f] these are they who receive of the presence of the Son, but not of the fullness of the Father; wherefore they are bodies terrestrial, and not bodies celestial, and differ in glory as the moon differs from the sun; [Sec 76:6g] these are they who are not valiant in the testimony of Jesus; wherefore they obtained not the crown over the kingdom of our God. [Sec 76:6h] And now this is the end of the vision which we saw of the terrestrial, that the Lord commanded us to write while we were yet in the Spirit. The Terrestrial Kingdom is not as great in Glory, like unto the difference between the Sun (Celestial Kingdom) and Moon (Terrestrial Kingdom). Those who inherit Terrestrial have not been willing to discipline their lives to the degree of the Celestial, therefore they cannot abide the presence of God the Father in His fullness. However the Mercy of Christ claims them and they can dwell in the presence of Jesus Christ. [Sec 76:7a] And again, we saw the glory of the telestial, which glory is that of the lesser, even as the glory of the stars differs from that of the glory of the moon in the firmament; [Sec 76:7b] these are they who received not the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus; [Sec 76:7c] these are they who deny not the Holy Spirit; [Sec 76:7d] these are they who are thrust down to hell; [Sec 76:7e] these are they who shall not be redeemed from the Devil, until the last resurrection, until the Lord, even Christ the Lamb, shall have finished his work; [Sec 76:7f] these are they who receive not of his fullness in the eternal world, but of the Holy Spirit through the ministration of the terrestrial; and the terrestrial through the ministration of the celestial: and also the telestial receive it of the administering of angels, who are appointed to minister for them, or who are appointed to be ministering spirits for them, for they shall be heirs of salvation. [Sec 76:7g] And thus we saw in the heavenly vision, the glory of the telestial which surpasses all understanding; and no man knows it except him to whom God has revealed it. [Sec 76:7h] And thus we saw the glory of the terrestrial, which excels in all things the glory of the telestial, even in glory, and in power, and in might, and in dominion. [Sec 76:7i] And thus we saw the glory of the celestial, which excels in all things; where God, even the Father, reigns upon his throne for ever and ever, before whose throne all things bow in humble reverence and give him glory for ever and ever. [Sec 76:7j] They who dwell in his presence are the church of the First- born; and they see as they are seen, and know as they are known, having received of his fullness and of his grace; and he makes them equal in power, and in might, and in dominion. [Sec 76:7k] And the glory of the celestial is one, even as the glory of the sun is one. And the glory of the terrestrial is one, even as the glory of the moon is one. [Sec 76:7l] And the glory of the telestial is one, even as the glory of the stars is one, for as one star differs from another star in glory, even so differs one from another in glory in the telestial world; for these are they who are of Paul, and of Apollos, and of Cephas; [Sec 76:7m] these are they who say they are some of one and some of another, some of Christ, and some of John, and some of Moses, and some of Elias; and some of Esais, and some of Isaiah, and some of Enoch, but received not the gospel, neither the testimony of Jesus, neither the prophets; neither the everlasting covenant; [Sec 76:7n] last of all, these all are they who will not be gathered with the saints, to be caught up unto the church of the Firstborn, and received into the cloud; [Sec 76:7o] these are they who are liars, and sorcerers, and adulterers, and whoremongers, and whosoever loves and makes a lie; [Sec 76:7p] these are they who suffer the wrath of God on the earth; [Sec 76:7q] these are they who suffer the vengeance of eternal fire; [Sec 76:7r] these are they who are cast down to hell and suffer the wrath of Almighty God until the fullness of times, when Christ shall have subdued all enemies under his feet, and shall have perfected his work, when he shall deliver up the kingdom and present it unto the Father spotless, saying: [Sec 76:7s] I have overcome and have trodden the wine press alone, even the wine press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God; then shall he be crowned with the crown of his glory, to sit on the throne of his power to reign for ever and ever. [Sec 76:7t] But, behold, and lo, we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the telestial world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as the sand upon the seashore, and heard the voice of the Lord saying: [Sec 76:7u] These all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall confess to him who sits upon the throne for ever and ever; [Sec 76:7v] for they shall be judged according to their works; and every man shall receive according to his own works, and his own dominion, in the mansions which are prepared, and they shall be servants of the Most High, but where God and Christ dwell they cannot come, worlds without end. The Telestial Kingdom is made up of many Kingdoms which are all less in Glory than the Terrestrial; like looking at the stars in the sky, all differing in brightness and glory. These people do not deny the Holy Ghost and will be able to abide a Glory filled with the degree of the Holy Ghost that they truly are in heart, but where God and Christ are they cannot come. They can receive ministry from the Terrestrial and the Terrestrial can receive ministry from the Celestial. Something to be noted, the Telestial Kingdom surpasses all understanding therefore it is a blessing to be there, sharing in a degree of the Glory of God. However any reasonable thinking person will realise the higher glories are more beautiful and are there for us if we but allow Christ to do a greater work in us than we have before. [Sec 76:7w] This is the end of the vision which we saw, which we were commanded to write while we were yet in the Spirit. [Sec 76:8a] But great and marvelous are the works of the Lord and the mysteries of his kingdom which he showed unto us, which surpasses all understanding in glory, and in might, and in dominion, which he commanded us we should not write, while we were yet in the Spirit, and are not lawful for man to utter, [Sec 76:8b] neither is man capable to make them known, for they are only to be seen and understood by the power of the Holy Spirit, which God bestows on those who love him and purify themselves before him; to whom he grants this privilege of seeing and knowing for themselves; [Sec 76:8c] that through the power and manifestation of the Spirit, while in the flesh, they may be able to bear his presence in the world of glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. These last couple of verses thrill my soul, God wants us to experience the greatness of His Spirit in the flesh, to help us be ready to truly abide His Presence in the world of Glory to come. I can’t express finishing this reading better than to quote the end of verse 8c. (To God and the Lamb be Glory, and honour and dominion for ever and ever. Amen). I would like to share a quote from Volume two of Riches from the Scriptures - Those who die without the law we are told are judged in the spirit according to men in the flesh. The previous scripture showed us that some of those who die without law will be part of the Terrestrial Kingdom which are able to dwell in the presence of Jesus Christ the Son but are unable to dwell in the fullness of the Father. We have Joseph Smith Junior’s testimony below of being told by God that those who die without a knowledge of the Gospel, who would have received it if given the opportunity, become heirs of the Celestial Kingdom where the Father and the Son sit upon the throne. This also confirms to me that others of those who die without the law and gospel become heirs of the Telestial Kingdoms which differ as the stars differ in glory. Because to me it is intelligence that in amongst the vast millions that have never heard the name of Christ. There will be people of all persuasions, just as there are amongst the countries of the world now that know of Christ. Some are saints and some are devils. Plus there are all the types of people in between. VISION BY JOSEPH THE SEER On the evening of the 21st of January, 1836, the First Presidency met in the west schoolroom of the Kirtland Temple, at which time they ordained Joseph Smith, Sr., Patriarch of the Church, and also received their patriarchal blessings under his hands. Joseph states concerning this meeting and other matters as follows:
"The heavens were opened upon us, and I beheld the celestial kingdom of God, and the glory thereof, whether in the body or out I cannot tell. I saw the transcendent beauty of the gate through which the heirs of that kingdom will enter, which was like unto circling flames of fire; also the blazing throne of God, whereon was seated the Father and the Son. I saw the beautiful streets of that kingdom, which had the appearance of being paved with gold. I saw Fathers Adam and Abraham, and my father and mother, my brother Alvin, that has long since slept, and marvelled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in the kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time, and had not been baptized for the remission of sins. "Thus came the voice of the Lord unto me, saying: "'All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry, shall be heirs of the celestial kingdom of God; also, all that shall die henceforth without a knowledge of it, who would have received it with all their hearts, shall be heirs of that kingdom, for I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts.' "And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability, are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven. "Many of my brethren who received the ordinance with me saw glorious visions also. Angels ministered unto them as well as myself, and the power of the Highest rested upon us, the house was filled with the glory of God, and we shouted, Hosanna to God and the Lamb." —Church History, vol. 2, p.16.
I thank God for the understanding, light and truth that is available to us in the Restoration. We truly have been given the Riches of Heaven if we will receive it.
Victoria News Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch, Kelvin View submitted by Elder Murray Broughton “Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.Pslm 50: 5.”
Sunday 25 June . Sermon. Elder Murray Broughton. Reading Gen..3: 1-10. “Satan, Devil, Dragon, Lucifer, Perdition, Serpent.” (Where did he come from, What is he doing, Where will he go)?. Many readings from Inspired Version , Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants.
Monday 26 June We went to Violet Town to see Brother and Sister Geofrey Grayden. Both asked to be administered too in Nursing Home.
Sunday 2 July. Sermon Elder Murray Broughton Readings 1 John 3: 1 - 4. and 1 Peter 1 - 4.
Text Lively Hope . Communion together with our Pastor Geofrey Grayden ,[ though he was not feeling well.]
July 5, we went to Merrigum, called in at Tatura to see Bro. Comet and Judy Waasdorp; had prayer with them before leaving, they are both not well.
July 6. Visited Bro Geofrey and Sr. Elma Grayden [ Bro Geofrey said “you will have to carry the fort."]
Sunday July 9. Elder Murray Broughton. Reading. Doctrine and Covenant 1: 3 . Text Prepare ye ,Prepare ye. Many scriptures taken from High Priest Francis letter.[ Graydens not well enough to come to Church]
July 11 2017 Had call from Violet Town on 101 service,when we got home, went to Violet Town, Bro Geofrey was fast asleep,They both had Administration. Next morning i was told he was up having Breakfast..
July 13 2017. went to Violet Town Nursing Home,Bro. Geofrey and sister Elma asked for administration. They have had wonderful blessings through this sacred ordinance.
!7 July2017 Went to Violet Town to see Bro and Sr. Grayden. Bro Anthony Grayden was there; he had traveled a long way to be with his parents, and been doing it often
“I Love the Lord because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”Psalm 116: 1 - 2.
Please remember the sick in your Prayers,and also Sr Joy Maranan,and daughter Joya ,in the Philippines. ********************

Tamworth News submitted by Sr.Helen Archer We are still meeting together in our homes.
Elder Peter Archer’s mother passed away on the 28th June and her funeral was held on the 3rd of July at St Paul's Church Armidale.
Everyone has been away on and off this month. With Brother Roy and Sister Daphne away on a holiday and Brother Bob visiting his family in Sydney helping his sister with her husband in hospital.
We have held Services at those times when people have been present.
We had the pleasure of Sister Patty Fulton visiting with us. She flew into Tamworth and travelled to Parkville to help her brother Johnathon Page who has not been well. She stayed there for two weeks. Then came back and stayed again over night. We had a Sacrament Service on the Tuesday night the 18th of July and she flew out very early Wednesday morning.
Bob Wilkinson 8th August
(Our deep sympathies are extended to Elder Peter Archer and family on the loss of his mother. Editor) **************** Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing Geoff & Elma Grayden Gwen Whately, Mary Dunn Alma & Janice Kerswell Monique Hummel & Family George Parker Dirk Waasdorp Jonathon Page Adrienne & Robert Windsor Audrey Kerswell Peter Archer Jan & Dennis De Uray, Emmeline Waters Sr Joy Maranan,and daughter Joya ,in the Philippines ****************

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

Sun. 6th. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder N.Rowlatt Elder G.Melling
Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell 11.10 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder N.Rowlatt

Sun. 13th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers: Janice Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Priest P..Churchill Elder N.Churchill
Musical Item for Service. Jillian, Linda and Rebecca
followed by a Fingerfood Fellowship Lunch. (Please bring suitable food.)

Sun. 20th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers: Olive Melling
10.00 a.m. Favourite Hymn, Scripyure, Prayer & Testimony. Elder N.Melling

Sun. 27th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Jillian Maas Flowers: Cathy Melling 10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G.Melling Elder A.Kerswell 11.10 a.m. Class: Elder N.Churchill
BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for Kingston Branch..
Happy Birthday Wishes to the following people on their Special Day.
2nd August. Alva Robinson 9th. August. Adrienne Windsor celebrates her 91st.
12th. August Neil Kerswell 22nd. August May Steadman will have her 97th.Birthday.
Wedding Anniversary. Luke and Rebecca Scott will celebrate their first anniversary on the 6th August
Contributions to the Australian Restoration News need to come by the 20th of the month and must be submitted
by email if possible. Email details are Phone contact: 07 3824 8386
We would love to have contributions from isolated members in Australia; articles or testimonies or just greetings. We would also like to hear from American saints who have ministered in Australia.
If you do not have access to an internet facility and would like to post your article to me, I will try and have it typed and included, but I would need to receive it by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the next issue. Postal details are as follows: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills, 4161 Queensland, Australia.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Car Desperately Needed

From: Bill Faunce

Car Desperately Needed

There is a Restoration member who is in immediate need of a dependable vehicle to get her to and from numerous Dr. appointments. Her present car has too many repairs needed to warrant spending money on it. It would need a good working heater and air conditioner, Funds are very limited. If you have or know of anyone who might have a car that she could buy,
please call or text 816-716-9469

Ben and Jared's Business Survey

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From: Ben Nelson

Ben and Jared's Business Survey

Hello everyone,

Jared Brotherton and I (Ben Nelson) are starting a small business. We are currently doing some research to help us build our business model.

If you could take a quick survey, it would help us gather some great data to make some important decisions. The survey should take just a couple minutes and is completely anonymous.

Here is the link to the survey:

Thanks everyone!

Ben and Jared

Looking to buy Cast Iron Bistro sets

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From: Kimberly Morgan

Looking to buy Cast Iron Bistro sets

We need to find 2-3 heavy cast iron bistro sets (small table with two chairs). Would like the fancy French kind if possible. Will buy even if they are not in great shape as long as they just need a good paint job. If you have any of these you would like to sell, please let me know.

Kim Morgan
Woodstock Inn

Friday, July 21, 2017

​Kustom PA System

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From: GmailGD

​Kustom PA System

Kustom PA System For Sale
2 large speaker cabinets
Powerful Amplifier Head with many Microphone Inputs
Discounted to around $200.00

There are also Microphones
Special Effects machine

This Estate Sale is at:
6508 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown MO

For Information call:
Ladybug Estate Sales
LaVern Fry

Saturday, July 22 is the last day of the sale.

Story of Rees Howells

From: Francis Harper

Story of Rees Howells

Dear Ones,

“Rees Howells was born on October 10, 1879, the sixth of a family of eleven. The little white-washed cottage still stands on the Llandilo Road, in the mining village of Brynamman, South Wales, where Thomas and Margaret Howells brought up three girls and eight boys. It is a wonder that little home could contain them.

“But they were a happy family, for godliness and love were pre-eminent in the home. His mother’s love was one of the deepest impressions on Rees’ young life, especially as he watched her ceaselessly nursing one of the three little members of their circle who were later taken from them.

“Outstanding from Rees’ earliest days was his consciousness of God. It seemed as if an invisible Presence overshadowed him from birth, the One who, as with Paul, separated him from his mother’s womb and called him by His grace. In this respect Rees’ grandparents were the most powerful influence on his early years. Their home was another little white-washed cottage, called Pentwyn, up on Black Mountain, and to cross their threshold, Rees said in later years, was to pass from earth to heaven. They had been converted in the 1859 Revival, and Rees always believed that their blessing came down to him. Something drew him to that little home: ‘God was its atmosphere,’ he would say.

“After the death of his grandparents, Rees continued to walk to Black Mountain to visit his invalid Uncle Dick, who was still living at Pentwyn, the grandparent’s old home. On New Years’ Day, before going to visit him, Rees ran upstairs to his room to pray.

“That morning, quite unexpectedly, the Holy Spirit spoke to him: ‘It is the Father’s will to restore your uncle.’ It seemed ‘too good to be true, and too great to believe’—that after all these thirty years his uncle should walk again as other men! When he arrived at Pentwyn his uncle, who was always eagerly awaiting his weekly visit, asked him the usual question: ‘Anything new from the Lord?’ ‘Yes,’ answered Mr. Howells, ‘and it is about you.’ ‘About me?’ was the surprised reply. ‘Have I done anything wrong?’ ‘No, but the Lord has told me it is His will to heal you.’

“We can only imagine what the news must have sounded like in the uncle’s ears. All he could say was that he must go out and see the Lord about it. After a quarter of an hour in the little garden in the back, he returned with his face radiant. ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘I am to be healed in four and a half months, that will be on May 15; Whitsunday. He is healing me in memory of Pentecost. God has told me that I am to be healed at 5 o’clock in the morning and I am to walk to chapel and back [a distance of three miles] for the first time in thirty years.’ Two weeks after it was made known, his uncle took a turn for the worse and was in bed for a month. People said that instead of being restored, he would be in the grave when the day came!

“On the night before Whitsunday, his uncle was as bad as ever. Every night between one and two a.m. he had to get up, being unable to remain lying down, and he had to do it that morning. It was the last attack of the enemy, who whispered, ‘It is all up. You are just the same now as any other night, and you have only got three hours.’ One minute is quite enough for the Lord. Uncle Dick went back to bed, and deep sleep came over him.

“The next thing the uncle heard was the clock striking five, and he found himself perfectly restored. He called the family up, and there was such a solemn awe in the house that they were afraid to move, realizing that God Himself had done that great act at that very hour. He walked to and from church that day for the first time in thirty years, just as he had been told!

“After his healing, his uncle Dick was appointed a kind of honorary home missionary in the district, and during the next five years visited every house within a radius of three miles over and over again. He walked eighteen miles with his nephew one day, and never had a day’s illness after his healing until the Lord called him home, after telling him his work on earth was done” (Norman Grubb, Rees Howells, Intercessor, pp121-126). In 1991, I visited the Bible College of Wales at Swansea, founded by Rees Howells.

Love to all,
Francis Harper

Anything New From the Lord?

From: Francis Harper

Anything New From the Lord?

A common greeting often heard when people meet is, “What’s new?” I believe a more appropriate greeting for the Lord’s people would be, “What’s new from the Lord? We should be ever alert and listening to hear his “slightest whisper” (Hymns of the Restoration, #322)

On many occasions the Lord Jesus said, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew11:15; Mark 4:9; Luke 8:9; Revelation 2:7). Only a few have ears to hear the words of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. “And he said, unto you [his elect] it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them [others] it is not given. For whosoever receiveth, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance; But whosoever continueth not to receive, from him shall be taken away that he hath” (Matthew 13:9-11). The Lord Jesus purposefully spoke in parables, which requires the presence of the Holy Spirit to enable us to properly interpret them.

Sadly we live in a day similar to the days of the prophet Eli, described in 1 Samuel 3:1: “And the word of the Lord was precious [almost non-existent] in those days; there was no open vision.”

The words, “Hear Him” need to be heeded every day of our lives. “For the heart of this people is waxed [has grown] gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed . . .” (Acts 28:7). The voice of the Lord is drowned by the noise of the world. We need to be still and hear him. This is an absolute necessity if we want to survive spiritually, as individuals, and as his church.

The Lord wants to reveal himself to us, but he will not shout to get our attention. We must knock, seek, ask and wait for his direction and counsel. He speaks to those who sincerely want to hear him.

Jacob wrestled all night to receive a blessing. “And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me” (Genesis 32:26). The persistence of Jacob was rewarded. “And he said, thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed . . . And he blessed him there” (Genesis 32:28-29).

The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church as long as the members are daily and persistently seeking the Lord for guidance. See Matthew 16:19.

The Lord is pleased when we diligently seek him. “He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2). He is pleased when we are willing to dig for the golden nuggets that are hidden in his word.

The Lord is very creative in the multitude of ways he has conveyed his will to men. The divine will is most often revealed to us as we read the Scriptures. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The Israelites had to gather fresh manna every day, except on the Sabbath. Likewise, we cannot survive on yesterday’s manna. We need a fresh, new word from the Lord to help us meet and overcome the ever-changing challenges of each succeeding day.

What’s new from the Lord?

Thursday, July 20, 2017


From: Susan Bass


35 Years experience.
Acoustical Ceilings,
Door frames,
Walls built wood or metal studs.

Fred Bass 816-872-7019

Steve Davis Fundraising event - we need volunteers

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From: April Erwin​

Steve Davis Fundraising event - we need volunteers

We Need Volunteers!

Steve Davis, of the Kingsville Restoration Branch, needs a lung transplant. His family needs our help and support to make it possible. Steve, and his wife, Kim, will have to live in St. Louis for 4 months during the transplant process. That means they will have to pay for the expense of maintaining 2 active homes, as well as pay travel and medical expenses.

In an effort to help offset this massive expense, we are hosting a Concert/Silent Auction at Waldo Restoration branch at 7 pm on Saturday, August 19th. A concession stand will also be open. We need volunteers to assist in setting up the auction and cleaning up after the event is over. We're also looking for donations for the auction.

Do you have a youth group, Scout Troop or class that will volunteer as a service project? Would you be willing to assist personally in some way?

Please contact Angel or April Erwin at 816-560-0633 or 816-833-7976 to volunteer or if you have an item to donate. You can also email at:
or private message April on Facebook.

April Erwin
Available Now:Dysfunction Junction, Justice Burning, A Volunteer Christmas, The Power of Love & Justice Redeemed

Garage Sale / Vendor Fair

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From: Becky Stayton

Garage Sale / Vendor Fair

There will be a huge garage sale / vendor fair at Living Hope - 2425 S Crysler Avenue
on August 12th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Each person will set up, run their own booth, collect their own money and clean up after themselves.
Booths are 8x8 and include 1 table and 1 chair.
Garage Sale booth $10
Vendor Booth $15

Money raised will benefit the branch missionary fund.

We have about 15 spaces left. If you would like to be involved, please call or text Becky at 816-830-5141 to get the form. Return it with your payment to Becky Stayton ASAP!

For more information call or text Becky at 816-830-5141