Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jingle Bell Hop Expo

From: Brianne Specker

Jingle Bell Hop Expo

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... but are you ready? Feeling just a teeny tiny bit Scroogey? At the Jingle Bell Hop you'll find those gifts you need to stash away, Christmas decor, lots of unique crafts and a whole lot more. Come on in. With over 80 vendors, we'll wrap you up in Christmas bliss and get you ready for the holidays!

We are excited to announce that our raffle will be benefitting Mother's Refuge this year! Mother's Refuge's mission is to shelter and educate homeless, pregnant and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services that empower them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies. Mother's Refuge is near and dear to our hearts and we're excited to be donating all raffle proceeds to them at the Jingle Bell Hop!

Stage Schedule for the Day:

❄️10 am - Christmas Craft Class by Jessica

❄️11 am - Christmas Card Making Class by Shari

❄️12noon - Flip Flop Freckles Sewing Class

❄️1 pm - Pour Painting Demo & Class by Terese

❄️2 pm - Fasion Show!!!

❄️2:30 pm - Chick-Fil-A Cow coming to visit

❄️3 pm - SANTA!!!!!!! (This is free!)

Tickets are $5, or $3 if you "check in" on Facebook. Children 16 and under enter for free! MEN SHOP FREE all day!!

The Jingle Bell Hop Expo will be from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Stoney Creek Convention Center in Independence, Mo (by Bass Pro). The first 150 customers in the door will receive a Swag Bag with products and savings from the vendors.

*Free Entry to Expo with purchase of any DIY class listed above

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Employment Opportunities

From: Jim Schuman

Employment Opportunities

Plastic Packaging Technologies is an industry leading printer and manufacturer of flexible packaging products. PPT and the flexible packaging industry continue to see robust growth year after year. If you are looking for an exciting career with a great future and unlimited advancement opportunities, PPT is the right choice for you.

We have over 35 positions open in the company; a good family oriented company with an opportunity to work daily with all aspects of a production facility, from the sales and customer service representatives through the plant managers and equipment operators.

Let me know if you have any questions

James Schuman
EH&S Manager

750 South 65th Street | Kansas City, KS 66111

Telephone: 913-596-9093

No task shall be considered properly performed unless safety was the first and last concern!

Prayers needed for Corissa Leutzinger

From: Lynette Davis

Prayers needed for Corissa Leutzinger

No surgery today because of infection.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Scam Alert (Fwd: Invoice 485368 reminder)

From: Gina Krieg

Scam Alert (Fwd: Invoice 485368 reminder)

Dear Paul and Garland,

I have just received the below email. The email address at the bottom was highlighted but I haven't clicked on it. I assume it is a scam because I haven't ordered anything. Could you please warn others in case they receive this email?

Thank you, from Gina

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Wayne Kearns
> Subject: Invoice 485368 reminder
> Dear Gina Krieg,
> I tried to reach you by phone today but I couldn't get through. Please get back to me promptly with the payment status of this invoice below.
> Invoice 485368 reminder:
> Warmest Regards,
> Wayne Kearns

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District 11/20/17

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District 11/20/17

From: "Fort Osage R-1 School District"

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

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Nov 12, 2017 and Nov 19, 2017.

Job Posting Title Job Category Child Care Assistant Classified Apply Now No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Nov 19, 2017 and Nov 26, 2017.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

3 Bedroom House For Rent

From: Mary Ann

3 Bedroom House For Rent

$800.00 per month if you do Lawn Work

$840.00 per month if we do Lawn Work

Call Mary Ann at:

Need for old, broken, short etc. candles

From: Ivan Bird

Need for old, broken, short etc. candles

Lonnie Reser from Outreach Restoration Branch is making small emergency heat and light candles for the homeless. He uses old, broken, short, and any color/size candles, except jar candles. His supply is very low and the need is very great. He has already made several thousand this fall season. Please give your candle donations to Ivan or Stella Bird. 816-769-5852

In town pickup can be arranged.

Two Commemorative Plates

From: Bret Hoover

Two Commemorative Plates

We have two commemorative plates for sale. One has an image of the Stone Church on it, the other is the original San. $15 each. Will deliver to anyone local (Independence). If you're out of town, we will pack them and ship, but buyer will have to pay the shipping costs. Email us at

Bret and Nancy Hoover

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book Review: Left for Dead by Dick Guinn

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Muriel Luedeman​​

Book Review: Left for Dead by Dick Guinn

(Disclaimer: Consult a physician before using the following information. Herbs are drugs in their natural state and may counteract negatively with other drugs.)

Muriel Luedeman here. As I was filling capsules this morning I felt the urge to write this review and send it out through Garland Schnack. It may be just the kind of information someone is desperately looking for.

A friend put me onto a book, which I, in turn, highly recommend. The benefits of Cayenne pepper are widely known. Its capacity to stop bleeding internally and externally is what I have known it does. But the story Dick Guinn tells in his book, Left for Dead, is incredible, really worth sharing with everyone. Dick Guinn was dying at age 42, after bypass surgery in 1978.

Dick came with a family history of heart disease and strokes. Both sets of grandparents died before he was born. His father and father’s brother died of strokes at 47. Their sister died of a stroke. Dick’s mother survived a heart attack at 38. Dick was 42 in 1978 and in fairly good health, only a few pounds heavier than when he graduated from high school. He had quit smoking the year before. His blood pressure had been high since he was 16. When he experienced a major cardiac event, it was no surprise. He had the bypass surgery for 98% blocked arteries. , but ran some more tests, which resulted in a recommendation for more surgery. Dick said he couldn’t and wouldn’t do that and ask for something else, something new. The Doctor had nothing and became angry for suggesting it. His surgeon had nothing left to offer him except more surgery, which Dick knew he would never survive and the doctor gave up on him and, left him for dead, hence the title of his book.

I must interject here that this story took place in 1978. Many doctors and surgeons are more enlightened today. I have experienced many doctors using integrated therapies, recommending herbs, essential oils, and other less invasive treatments for serious conditions.)

Grasping for anything, Dick took the advice of a woman he had met six months earlier. He wasn’t doing well a week after the bypass, no energy, no strength, barely able to walk, etc. He dragged himself down to the lake near by one morning for some sun. An acquaintance, the mother of a friend, approached him, noticing the struggle he had walking to the beach. She told him he needed to take Cayenne Red Pepper. He blew her off, thinking a grocery store spice could do nothing to help his heart condition. After the doctors verdict, Dick immediately thought of the Cayenne pepper. I ran to the store and bought a 69 cent can of Cayenne Red Pepper, went home, emptied a few capsules from an old prescription, filled them, and swallowed three. He said he didn’t expect anything to happen and it didn’t right away.

The next day, though, he woke an hour earlier than usual and felt like getting up. Usually he woke tired. He didn’t think of the Cayenne. He said he felt strangely impatient, even energetic. He felt so good, he put on his hat, coat, scarf and gloves and went outside. He felt terrific but was afraid it wouldn’t last. An early snow had come, and a pile had slid off the house onto the porch rook. He had asked his sons to shovel it off after school that day. It felt so good to feel good, that Dick climbed up on the roof and began shoveling. It was heavy and wet snow, four feet deep, but it seemed so easy to shovel. He shoveled the entire porch roof, all 28 feet of it.

Suddenly he realized what madness it was to shovel snow. It was completely against doctor’s orders. Even healthy people have heart attacks shoveling snow. But he felt so good he just did it without thinking. He said he scolded himself as he walked back into the house and sat on the living room couch, wondering what had come over him. Then he remembered the Cayenne. He ran out to the kitchen and took three more capsules and has taken a dose every day since.

I haven’t read much farther in the book than that. That was enough for me to head for Terra to buy some bulk Cayenne and empty capsules to fill for me and Bruce. Bruce takes meds for high blood pressure. The package says this about Cayenne: “Cayenne pepper consumption dilates the blood vessels and speeds the metabolism due to the high amounts of capsaicin. This increases circulation and blood flow to all major organs, facilitating oxygen and nutrient delivery. Capsaicin my support a healthy energy balance while suppressing appetite.

The book was written in 1992, fourteen years after Quinn’s surgery and recovery discovery. The friend who recommended the book says Dick tells of 10 other herbs he uses to maintain his health.

God is so GOOD to provide us with amazing plants that work miracles in themselves. Just recently I found a booklet on the herb Cat’s Claw on the free table at church. I read it and learned it reduces inflammation. I have had severe lower back pain for several months, so it was worth buying some Cat’s Claw to try it. I am doing many things to get on top of this debilitating condition, but as I take the regular dose every day, the pain is going away and quickly.

I hope knowing about these herbs will help.

Muriel Luedeman

Friday, November 17, 2017

Book of Mormon Round Table for November 2017

From: Robyn Mun

Book of Mormon Round Table for November 2017

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 6pm

Speaker Presenter: Bob Myers

What Exactly Did John
the Apostle Write?

See you in Luff at:
Stone Church
1012 W Lexington Ave (upper west parking lot)
Independence MO 64050

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

Thanksgiving message by Norman Vincent Peale

From: Francis Harper

Thanksgiving Message by Norman Vincent Peale

Dear Ones,
This Thanksgiving message by Norman Vincent Peale was printed in November, 1993, 24 years ago, yet it is as timely as it was on the day it was written.
“Each Thanksgiving, we Christians, out of whose spiritual heritage freedom grew and in whose faith it alone can be maintained, should pledge ourselves before God to preserve the American tradition.
“What are the essential elements of this heritage? Two fundamental concepts underlie the American structure of government: the sovereignty of God as the ruler of this land, and the sacredness and supreme worth of the individual human soul.
“The American tradition flowed down two streams. At the junction of these two streams was formed a revolutionary, unique political and social entity. In two centuries, this fertile soil produced more wealth, freedom, and human happiness than ever in history. True, there were desperate problems such as slavery. But so greatly did this concept of government impress Abraham Lincoln that he said, ‘This is the last best hope of earth.’
“If that was true when the Great Emancipator uttered those words, doubly true is it today. Therefore we should pledge to preserve that which is to all people of most value today, the American tradition.
“What has made America great? The size, the ruggedness, and magnificence of the country itself tended to produce strong, self-reliant, independent people. They understood that government was to serve them. They had seen too much of big government prying into their intimate lives, controlling their movements, supervising their thoughts.
“In this new country, they determined to have only enough government to keep the peace, and to see that people lived together in honor and conducted themselves according to the rules that they, themselves, established.
“One can only imagine what the early Americans would think of today’s bureaucratic era, when agencies minutely supervise the activities of the people until we are all crushed beneath the complicated minutia of a sprawling government.
“All power originates from the people, and free government is only by consent of the people. This is primary American doctrine. But it seems to have been forgotten by the partisans of the big state, the paternalistic super-government that assumes to know more about what the people need than they themselves.
“But the people know what is good for them, thanks be to God. They have not yet been corrupted to the false, undemocratic idea that big government is a panacea for the world’s ills. They still believe that free people know how to govern themselves.
“The solutions to America’s big problems are not big government, big capital, nor big labor, but in big men and women over whom no one stands but God.
“It is sad how the intellectual climate of this country has changed. Once, we roared like lions for liberty. Now, we bleat like sheep for security. Many of our leaders no longer have faith in a free economy. The cause of some of our economic problems arises from governmental manipulation of taxation and spending, but our leaders never think of stopping that. It arises from the enormous expenses of government, but it never occurs to them to reduce expenses.
“Reduce government spending and pay off the public debt; encourage industry to increase output; reduce restrictions on small businesses, and economic problems will take care of themselves.
“The second great pillar of the American tradition is the sovereignty of God. Americans have always recognized Almighty God as their Supreme Ruler. George Washington tells us that through all the trials of the formation of America, he could see evidences of “a great hand” guiding, leading, protecting and directing. He often said, ‘The event is in the hand of God.’
“When faith in God declines, faith in the state is sure to take its place. A serious intellectual tendency of our time is the elimination of the thought of God from public affairs. We may entertain our private faith in God, but his name must be eliminated publicly, many insist, for fear that it might offend someone who does not hold our views.
“Long ago, William Penn said, ‘Unless we are governed by God, we will be governed by tyrants.’ If man abandons the God of the Old and New Testaments, the super-state, which is in essence the deification of man, will take the place of the Divine Being. Then we will tremble before the colossal power of the state, our freedom gone,
“Deeply rooted in the American tradition is the idea of the sacredness of human personality and the sovereignty of God. Upon those two pillars rest America’s strength and prosperity. Let us again pledge ourselves to the preservation of the American tradition.”

My love to all,
Francis Harper

Our Thought Life - 11/17/17

From: Francis Harper

Our Thought Life - 11/17/17

As a man “thinketh . . . so is he.” All that we are, and all that we ever hope to be, begins with our thoughts. The Lord knows us, even our inmost thoughts. We sing, If suddenly upon the street my gracious Savior I would meet, and he should say, ‘As I love thee, what love hast thou to offer me?’ Then what could this poor heart of mine Dare offer to that heart divine? His eye would pierce my outward show, His thought my inmost thought would know . . . (Hymns of the Restoration, #354).

We can hide nothing from God. He knows all our thoughts, good or bad. He even keeps a record of them. It is written, “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him” (Malachi 3:16-17). Jesus said, “Behold, I know your thoughts . . .” (3 Nephi 13:17).

Our lives proceed from our thoughts. Our thoughts are the roots from which we either thrive or fail, spiritually. Thoughts, inspired from above, will produce good people. We will never become more holy or righteous than our thoughts. Our words and actions spring forth from our thoughts. Our love is birthed in our thoughts. The same is true of our patience and humility. If our thoughts are focused upon Jesus, day by day we will become more and more like him, and

“. . . when he shall appear, we shall be like him” (1 John 3:2).

Would we be willing to let our friends and family walk through the picture gallery of our minds, to look at all of our thoughts pictured there in living color? Are we willing to say with the psalmist, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23).

Are we without guile, as was Nathanael? “Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile [no hypocrisy]! Nathanael said unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answering said unto him, Before Philip called thee when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee” (John 1:47-48). The Lord knows where we are, and who we are, inside and out, even at this moment.

Our faith is measured by our ability to keep our thoughts of the Lord, and the establishment of his kingdom, first and foremost in our minds. Our lack of faith is measured by our fearful and anxious thoughts of material and temporal things. Likewise, our humility, or lack of humility, is measured by how much we are affected by the praise, or lack of praise, from others.

It has been written that, “Perhaps one of the most uplifting examples of a Christian whose thought-life was saturated with God’s presence and God’s love, was John Fletcher, the co-worker of John Wesley. It was said by Wesley that Fletcher was the godliest person he ever met.

“Fletcher received an overwhelming experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit. It was said that every word that fell from his lips appeared to be accompanied with an unction from above. He seemed to live and think and talk in the Spirit. He was called an ‘angel’ of a man.”

“His greatest joy was to spend time in his prayer room. He was constantly giving thanks to God. He was always in a grateful frame of mind. It was his chief delight to honor God by offering him his praise and thanksgiving.”

It is our thought-life that molds us into Christ’s image, or into the image and likeness of the world, or Satan. It is our thought life that proves the extent to which the Holy Spirit is filling us.

The presence of the Holy Spirit will engender within us godly thoughts. Godly thoughts within us will beget godliness!

Neil Steede Update - 11/17/2017

From: Neil Steede

Neil Steede Update - 11/17/2017

Thanks for asking. To create a longer story than you probably desire…I will share with you the whole story if you will share it with others.

On Monday, two weeks ago I awoke at around 7 a.m. to go to the bathroom which is normal for me. At 9 a.m. I rewoke, but found that I could not even sit up in bed. I panicked and yelled for Trudy. She had a couple as visitors who entered the bedroom with her. The gentleman attempted to help me stand, and then helped me as I stumbled to the bathroom.

At this point a rightfully panicking Trudy made two phone calls. The first one is to Elrey Goheen to come over and minister to me. The second is to an ambulance service. Now in the Living room, Elrey blesses me with a “laying on of hands”. At this time the ambulance and fire department arrives. They begin to help me out, but I am walking “pigeon-toed” (a classical stroke-victim’s gate) only to find that I cannot go down the front stairs to my house. At this point I am put on a gurney and placed in the ambulance. I was transported to Truman West.

By the time that I arrive I am passing in and out of consciousness. When they inquire as to if I know where I am, I answer, “St Luke’s” which illustrates that I am not aware. By the end of the first day they have checked all the signs of stroke, and they find no signs of stroke anywhere.

By noon the next day I have seemingly returned to normal. I am now lucid. Now, the medical team is checking for infections since no signs of a stroke are present. They are hoping to find little Mexican germs with sombreros, six-shooters and Tequila bottles. But, alas, none of these are found either. Thus ends day three.

I am released on day four with a clean bill of health.

I reason that Elrey’s blessing, along with the hundreds of prayers on my behalf resulted in this blessing.

Thank you all,
Neil Steede

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Paul's Picks for Great Gifts

From: Paul Ludy

Paul's Picks for Great Gifts

Paul’s Picks
for Great Gifts

We have thousands of RLDS books available—new and used. Check them out online at or Then e-mail to or call Paul at (816) 210-8450 to order.

Here are descriptions of a dozen of Paul’s favorites. These are all new books and excellent for gifts. Scroll down to see a photo of the books.

Eyewitness accounts of Book of Mormon heroes. The words are in first person, as if the 19 heroes were speaking directly to us. This is not fiction; it contains many quotes from the Book of Mormon. Easy reading—this book is rated at third and fourth grade reading levels. It is ideal for 8 to 12-year-old children and older. 100 pages. $6.00

This book contains eyewitness accounts from Restoration heroes from 1805 to 1844. It is adapted from several historical sources. The 17 heroes tell their stories from their own perspectives. Easy reading; most of this book is rated at fifth and sixth grade reading levels. This book has a 5-page quiz at the end to help readers learn. 100 pages. $6.00

This is a historical novel by Margaret Gibson. It includes many events from Church history interwoven with stimulating conversation. This is a slightly revised edition of the 1954 book, including an account of Joseph Smith naming his unborn son, David. 232 pages. $8.50

This book by Walter Weldon encourages the Saints to become ready for the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of Zion. It is based on 12 statements Brother Weldon was told to “tell My people.” This should be studied in all congregations. 172 pages. $7.50 each; $6.75 each for 12 or more; or $6.00 each for 24 or more.

This is a compilation of 10 radio sermons by Elbert A. Smith in 1938, which presents evidence that Joseph Smith, Jr., was a prophet of God. It is designed to help those who know little about Joseph and to remind others of what he accomplished. It is excellent to give to nonmembers. 52 pages. $5.00

Written in the style of The Pilgrim’s Progress, this booklet describes the children of the king being invited to come home to his kingdom. It is really a journey toward the Kingdom of God, the adventure of a lifetime! Easy reading, it should be read by or read to every young person. 44 pages. $5.00

Selected meditation thoughts from the 1950 Daily Bread, the 40 testimonies and illustrations are excellent for personal meditation, family worship, sermon starters, classroom illustrations, etc. 44 pages. $4.00

This book has 21 lessons to present the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Godhead, spiritual gifts, principles of the gospel, Zion, stewardship, the Restoration, etc. It contains questions for discussion. Originally published in 1963 by the San Francisco Bay District. 120 pages, spiral bound. $8.00 each; $7.20 each for 12 or more; $6.40 each for 24 or more.

This is a collection of testimonies and articles from the pages of Restoration Youth Magazine, 1990-2007. They are grouped into these categories: Courtship, Encouragement, Family, Healing, Obedience, Prayer, Protection, Repentance, Scriptures, and Witnessing. 224 pages. $5.00

This is a reprint of the book compiled by Edward Rannie in 1912. Most of its 45 testimonies are regarding healing after administration; there are also accounts of visions and the gift of tongues. 100 pages. $5.00

This book contains the six lectures of Arthur A. Oakman given to members of the Melchisedec priesthood at Stone Church in 1966: “Our Spiritual Universe,” “A Spiritual View of History,” “The Holy Spirit and the Church,” “Gifts of the Spirit,” “Angelic Ministry,” and “Toward Spiritual Endowment.” 144 pages. $5.00

This is a commemorative edition of the cookbook published by the Graceland Mothers’ Club in 1950. Handwritten recipes are signed by the 323 contributors. Besides autographs of many RLDS and Graceland personalities, the book contains lots of interesting recipes. 378 pages. $15.00

“Oldbookman Cash” is given on purchases (unless they are already discounted). You can use it like cash on future purchases.

Free Angel Wing Begonia Starts

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Muriel Luedeman

Free Angel Wing Begonia Starts

I have several pruning starts from my angel wing begonia that need a good home. My plant is 27 years old from a start of my church friend, Billie Plumb’s begonia. She had hers many years. Angel wings are an indoor plant but likes being outside in the summer. It can grow large and very tall, but I keep mine pruned down to fit a 12” medium/large size pot. Call me if you want to adopt one.

Muriel Luedeman

Cast Replicas--Kirtland Temple and Stone Church

From: Paul Ludy

Cast Replicas--Kirtland Temple and Stone Church

I have 2 heavy cast models--1 each of Kirtland Temple and Stone Church.
They are made of some alloy, not cast iron.
$25.00 each, plus shipping or delivery.

Please CALL ME to order.
Paul V. Ludy

For "NEW" RLDS Books go to

For Used RLDS Books go to OLDBOOKMAN.US

For information about the new 3-in-1, go to RESTORATIONSCRIPTURES.BLOGSPOT.COM

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ammo Reloaders - 10 gallons casings For Sale

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

Ammo Reloaders - 10 gallons casings For Sale

Ammo Reloaders - 10 gallons of various caliber casings for sale
These casings of various pistol and rifle calibers (mostly 9mm) are from the floor of my Dad’s gun range. The casings are unsorted and dirty. There will be some aluminum and steel casings mixed in plus .22 caliber. I am asking $25 per 5 gallon bucket.

Please bring a clean and empty 5 gallon bucket for exchange. Funds go toward my college expenses.

Please text or call me at 816-254-8456 to pick up.

Winn Luedeman
620 S Main Street
Independence MO 64050

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Groves Fall Festival

From: Julie Leibold

The Groves Fall Festival

Fall Flier

Address for this event is:
1515 W White Oak
Independence MO 64050

Julie Leibold RN/FCN. Health Ambassador.
816 517 6802
Stay Informed To Stay Well

Monday, November 13, 2017

I love what God is doing!

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Muriel Luedeman

I love what God is doing!

Dear, Friends,

By Divine Circumstance, God let me meet one of His sons last night!

I needed to pick my daughter up by 6:00pm. Looking at my watch, I saw I had just enough time to get to Aldi for some things before closing time. As I lined up to check out, a young Hispanic woman came up in line behind me. She greeted me with a smile and said hello. I smile and greeted her back, appreciating her confidence to do that, when I recognized her accent. Maybe it’s just me, but most people of other cultures seem keep to themselves. A man joined her, I assume was her boyfriend or husband. The checker got me through the line and I rolled my cart to the bagging counter. I overheard an exchange between the Hispanic man and a man in line behind him. There were actually two young men together, perhaps in their twenties. One was Black, the other White. The Black man began speaking in Spanish to the Hispanic man, which surprised and delighted him. I turned around to see. This happy interchange went on as they made their way through the line. (At this moment, I recognized The Holy Spirit pouring love through that checkout line between the woman, and me, and the two men in line behind.) They said their good byes and the Black man was now up to the checker. He transferred two skateboards from his cart to the checkout cart.

This was a remarkable sight unfolding in front of me - a Black skateboarder speaking fluent Spanish, blessing a Mexican couple in their own native language. I took my groceries out to the van, and finished loading. I was gripped right then, compelled to go back in and speak to him. He was bagging up his purchases now. I approached him and said hello.

“I had to come back in and ask you how it is that you speak Spanish so well.”

“Oh, I just I ask questions and pick it up here and there.”


“Yes. You know, I just love people. I want to help, no matter who they are, and want to be able to talk to them and bless them. I learned sign language, too, so I could talk to deaf people.”

“No kidding?! That is AMAZING! What a blessing you are!” A huge smile broke across his face. I stood there looking at this man, a big kid, really, wishing I had time to know his whole history.

He seemed to read my thoughts, “I like to give credit to a higher power for it all.”

I said, “Yes! Thank you, Jesus.”

Then He said the most profound thing, “I try to be careful not to name that Power, because I don’t want to offend anyone. I do believe in Jesus, like you, but not all people do, and I respect that.”

How wise this young Black man was! I told him so. I told him that what he was doing was so inspiring, I needed to get busy and learn other languages well enough, so I could bless people like he was doing. He was beaming as I thanked him again, and asked God to bless him in all he did. He spoke the same for me and I headed to my car. I got in and suddenly was impressed to give him some money. I yanked open the change tray where I had a few spare dollars. There was enough he could split it evenly with his friend if he wanted, and each have a sandwich somewhere. The two fellows, skateboards in hand, were leaving the parking lot, headed west onto the side street. I called to them again, walking quickly before they got away. I pressed the money into the fellow’s hand.

“I want you to have this; I wish it was ten times more. Don’t stop what you are doing. This town needs a hundred more just like you. We would have the Kingdom overnight. God is truly going to bless you in all you do!”

Both men appeared shocked. The Black man started to weep and thanked me. I didn’t linger, not wanting to embarrass him, and I needed to be on my way to pick up Jenna.

Back at my van, I wished I had gotten his name, so I could stay in touch with him. This is a man with a message I want others to hear. His loving way of hospitality and grace with people was incredible, a lesson for me as I interact with others around me. Sometimes I try to push my Jesus on people. There is a time and place for that, but it should be as the Spirit leads, farther down the road in a relationship when questions naturally arise. All God wants me to do is show up to take care of others as the need arises. Knowing their language helps that process. As trust grows, the source of all my goodness will come out. God will see to that.

I thank God for putting me in that place last night to meet one of his servant/leaders - a young Black man with a skateboard. It was humbling! By outward appearance he is a man without much, yet he possesses Everything. He is Rich! Very Rich! Figuring that one out really says something about the strange, delightful ways of God. We never know where we will find His diamonds, pearls, and gold. I do believe Heaven is right under our noses, right before our eyes, and we don’t recognize it.

God’s great love and blessings to all of you as He opens loving ways to serve Him. May we all have many divine appointments like the one I had last night!

Muriel Luedeman

Handyman Needed for Castillo's

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Sharon and Manuel Castillo

Handyman Needed for Castillo's

This is not a large job but one that will need 2 men to disconnect and remove an old claw footed tub and move it to our front porch. No steps. We have a shower base to install but we can do that ourselves if we don't find a plumber. We will pay any reasonable offer.

Thank you,
Sharon and Manuel Castillo

Babysitter Needed from Amanda

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From: Amanda Everett

Babysitter Needed from Amanda

My name is Amanda Everett and I'm in need of someone that might be able to watch my son (Blake), who is 9, a couple days a month before I go to work? Only in the mornings after I leave for work from 6:30 am until his bus arrives at 9:00 am. I am willing to pay.

Thank you so much!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Daily Oakman Thoughts for: November 12, 2017

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From: Jay Huffman

Daily Oakman Thoughts for: November 12, 2017

the TRUTH of ALL Things - From the House of Bread


"As It Was in the Days of Noah ••• " - continued -
A Word of Warning by Arthur A. Oakman
October 15, 1938

As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. ---Matthew 24:37.


This is a day of warning and a day of work. The work of the
fire is to destroy wickedness. If people are to be saved, and
saved from the fire, they must be baptized in the fire. They must be possessors
of a burning hatred of all that robs men of their rightful heritage, and
come to look on sin with abhorrence , "I have a baptism to be baptized with, and now
I am straightened until it be accomplished," said Jesus.
"Are ye able to be baptized with the baptized I am baptized with?"

He asked on another occasion. The baptism of the Spirit is
essential to salvation. It can be ours if we take to heart the admonition
of the prophet on this American continent:

"And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion
at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of
the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end, they shall be lifted up
at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of
the Lamb;...." I Nephi 3:187-188

Shall we heed the Divine invitation? What shall be our response?
"Take heed to yourselves," said Jesus. "As it was in the days of Noah,
so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man."

The Father saith "Yea!" The Spirit Amen!"
Repeat to the nations this warning again,
The end is approaching - Redemption is near
And Jesus, ere long, will in glory appear."
Joseph Luff

{comments and the remains of the day:
So, how was it in the days of Noah?
We, out of necessity, need to look at our surroundings
as did the writer of Genesis so pen this account. We need to
see and know what is happening and things as they really are.
How else can the voice of warning be intelligently lifted to
specifically identify and address the sin that so easily
besets the human race and what is and was left of the church
and the knowledge of the Gospel? There were many who knew of
what was once delivered to the saints of "their old" -
Adam, Abel, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch.
The scriptures says that these men were preachers of righteousness.
So within their history, was a knowledge of the Kingdom of God.

How was Noah in his day, and what was he doing and what was his
goal and direction and motivation? By responding to the voice of God
and in spite of all he knew of they who knew the truth of God
and had turned away, who had apostatized as well as they who were
totally ignorant of or who had totally rebelled against God -
sound familiar - sound like today - both in and out of the church?
What was the group think and group speech and political status quo
in that day? Was good called evil, was evil called good and celebrated?
sound familiar - sound like today - both in and out of the church ?
And what did the discussion of lineage sound like? Did he not have
the right last name or who was his great great grandfather?
Did Noah receive a letter of silence from that spiritual wickedness
in high places or was he shunned and treated with such disregard and
disrespect and disdain and spoken evil of because he would NOT go along with the
crowd and popular opinions and group think and group speak and
the lies that were spread all around about him? Instead, he declared
the TRUTH as it is found in Christ Jesus. Wow - sounds very familiar.

In spite of all this, Noah was about his Father's business. The voice
of the Lord came to him and he proclaimed Jesus Christ. Noah was busily engaged
in the work of the Kingdom. In fact, because of his obedience and faith
and steadfastness and discipline, the spirit of God moved upon the animals
and Noah and his family and they knew that a sufficient portion of Zion
was being established and that the promises of God would be there and
nurtured and protected such that:
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down
with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall
put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full
of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

A place of refuge was the ark, a place of safety, a place of peace.
At that time, to what degree did the waters cover the sea?

How was is in the days of Noah? How was Noah in the days of Noah?
How is it in your day?
How are you in this day?

Are you engaged in the work and spirit of: "And thus commandeth the Father that I
should say unto you, At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel,
and shall reject the fullness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the
pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the
whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits,
and of mischiefs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts,
and whoredoms, and of secret abominations;
And if they shall do all these things, and shall reject the fullness of my gospel,
behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fullness of my gospel from among them;"

of the which we have such an abundance of evidence ...............

Are you open to receive more light and truth from the
Father or satisfied to remain in the prison houses of lies, half truths,
politics, and what the majority of the COC, CRE, POZ, JCRB, Remnant,
and all the rest of the factions and fractions, who to this day refuse to

If you decide to remain in such a state and such a place, then the prophecy
already given shall be fulfilled to you and in you:
" These people are willingly ignorant. The world in the days of Noah
was overflowed with water and the inhabitants perished. And the world
in our day will soon be flooded with TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS and sweep
away all that offend from the kingdom of God and the church.

are you busily engaged seeking to establish the cause of Zion? Do you seek the
welfare of another? Will you believe the promises:
"And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day,
for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost;
And if they endure unto the end, they shall be lifted up at the last day, and
shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb;"

The Father saith "Yea!" The Spirit Amen!"
Repeat to the nations this warning again,
The end is approaching - Redemption is near
And Jesus, ere long, will in glory appear."
Joseph Luff }

End of article.

In Gospel Bonds
From the House of Bread
Brother Jay

O that Zion were established !!!

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
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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

2018 Dates, Articles and Reports

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From: paul gage

2018 Dates, Articles and Reports

Dear Saints,

We are requesting dates for 2018 Restoration Branch Camps, Retreats, Reunions, CRE/POZ retreats/events, branch retreats/events, Missionary trips and other calendar events.

These will be listed in Tidings of Zion Issue # 122 which hopefully will be published about mid- to late February, 2018.

We are also requesting articles, experiences, testimonies, reports from Branch/group activities, etc.

If you are one who can supply the dates, we appreciate it. If not, please pass this on to someone who could supply the information, This too, will be appreciated.


Many thanks
Paul Gage
Chair, Publication Council

Friday, November 10, 2017

​Free Kenmore Humidifier

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From: Garland Schnack

​Free Kenmore Humidifier

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the humidistat no longer works​
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Call: 816-796-4167
Cell: 816-305-1144

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Lexington Restoration Branch Pew

From: John Eichhorn

Lexington Restoration Branch Pew

The Lexington Restoration Branch in Lexington, MO has been in its newest location now for about 2 years and the owner of our older building downtown has given us the pews now and we need to remove them. Can you share on your site that we have 20 pews that are 9 feet long and 2 that are shorter? We need to move these ASAP and have found a storage facility for now.

Call and visit with John and/or Donna Eichhorn at: 816-230-4682 or send an email to:

God bless,
John Eichhorn, Pastor
Lexington Restoration Branch

Conversion of Sundar Singh - Message for 11/10/17

From: Francis Harper

Conversion of Sundar Singh - Message for 11/10/17

Dear Ones,

The Sadhu [Holy Man] Sundar Singh told 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 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 I studied for some months. To some extent I felt that the teachings of the Gospel on 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 mother, 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, 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 till about half past four praying and waiting, 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 to 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 if by lightning, and I fell on 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.” (See A.P. Apassamy, Sundar Singh, pp 20-21).

On his sixteenth birthday [in 1905], Sundar was baptized at the parish church in Simla, a town high in the Himalayan foothills. Then in October, 1906, he began walking on the roads, wearing a yellow robe and turban. The yellow robe was the “uniform” of a Hindu Sadhu [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. He became known as “the apostle with bleeding feet.”

In 1914 Sundar Singh was in Darjeeling District and entered Nepal by the village of Simana. He preached to the people along the way until he reached Ilam. [Now, 100 years later, a Restoration Branch is located in Ilam!]. The day was special, with the bazaar filled with people. Sundar stood and preached Christ to the crowds of people. When an officer arrived, he arrested the preacher, and after a discussion, had him escorted back over the border. But Sundar returned and continued preaching. This time they put him in prison, fastened his hands and feet in stocks, stripped off his clothes and left leeches to suck on his body. They threw filth and abused him. At first 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, with people listening, and he preached to them again. When he was released, although he was very weak, he made his way back to India.

My love to all,
Francis Harper

“When you are converted . . .” Message for 11/10/17

From: Francis Harper

“When you are converted . . .” Message for 11/10/17

“When you are converted . . .”

“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired you, that he may sift the children of the kingdom as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not; and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:31-32).

Peter was offended. He was “aggrieved.” In defense, Peter said, “Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and unto death. And the Lord said, I tell you, Peter, that the cock shall not crow this day, before that you will thrice deny that you know me” (Luke 22:33-34).

Jesus knew Peter’s future and how he would react when under the pressure of the possible crucifixion of himself! Jesus had already warned Peter and had promised to pray for him.

Peter had witnessed many of the miracles of Jesus. He had been with James and John when Jesus was transfigured into a being of light. It was Peter who said, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.” He heard the voice out of the cloud say, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matthew 17:1-4).

In spite of being a witness to these miraculous events, Peter was not fully converted until after Jesus was raised from the dead.

Perhaps it was not until Jesus appeared to seven of his disciples, including Simon Peter, on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee, that Peter became fully converted.

Peter may have remembered the words Jesus had spoken to him as he quickly cast himself into the sea, and hurriedly went to meet Jesus. Jesus knew Peter was now more fully converted and was ready to strengthen his brethren, so after they had finished their breakfast, Jesus turned to Simon and said, “Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? [catching 153 great fish! Peter must have loved fishing and catching fish]. How could Peter ever give up what he so dearly loved to do? This was a real test for Peter, but he answered, “Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee.” Then Jesus said to Peter, “Feed my lambs” (John 21:15). Twice more the question was asked, and Peter’s answer was the same. Two times Jesus said, “Feed my sheep” (John 21:16-17).

This early morning meeting of Jesus with Peter and the sons of Zebedee [James and John], and the four others, is not a cunningly devised fable. I have twice been at Saint Peter’s Landing, near Capernaum. Simon Peter lived in this little fishing village with his wife and her mother. On one occasion, “Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever and they besought him for her. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she came and ministered unto them” (Mark 1:27-28; Luke 4:38-39).

I felt a kinship with Peter while I was in his hometown. I could identify with his feelings of unworthiness. It was Peter who fell down at the knees of Jesus, and said, “Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” (Luke 5:8). The Lord promised to pray for Peter. I have asked him to pray for me. And I have no doubt that he has.

Rock on Sea of Galilee 001When I was at St. Peter’s landing, I picked up a small, black stone at random, as a souvenir. Later, I discovered it is shaped like a human heart, and is similar in size and shape to a small map of the Sea of Galilee, I found in a magazine. A year later I purchased a satellite map of Israel, and my souvenir stone is precisely the same size and shape as the Sea of Galilee, on this map.

This was an additional piece of evidence that we have a living Savior, who is saying to each of us today, “When you are converted, strengthen your brethren!” Ask him to pray for you. He prayed for Peter; he will also pray for you!

Prayer Request - Tamara Fowler

From: Maeanna Mefferd

Prayer Request - Tamara Fowler

My bosses wife Tamara Fowler I have put her on the prayer list before but she really could use more and continued prayers. For a lung healing and or improvement of it's functions.

This past year Tamara has started experiencing a great deal of lowered lung function. Out of no where it seems.
She has been in the hospital many times and seen many many doctors
Even a specialist in St. Louis
No one can pin point a true diagnosis they say it is very rare someone in her condition
She is at half lung function right now.
They are trying new meds to try and at least keep it at where it is if it isn't improved

If her lungs continue to decline she will need a lung transplant which they don't want... They have already placed her on the transplant list even though they say it is last resort. All of those type of transplants only prolong life only so long and typically only gives another 5 years.

She is one that gets anxious and I can only imagine how this has made her feel

So if you would also include comfort and peace for her and her family I know they would greatly appreciate it!!

Thank You,
Maeanna Mefferd

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Winter Item Giveaway - 2017

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From: Jacob Roberts

Winter Item Giveaway - 2017

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch Annual Winter Items Giveaway Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Front foyer of the church.

If you wish to donate coats, blankets, scarves, heavy socks, gloves, and other winter items bring them to Waldo Friday November 10 at 4:00 pm

For more information call Rebecca Griffin at: 816-254-0610

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Elijah - April 14, 2018

From: Robyn Mun

Elijah - April 14, 2018

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

Huskee Snowblower

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From: Rick Reynolds

Huskee Snowblower

5 HP, 2 stage, Runs good
6 forward and 2 reverse
Price reduced $325.00

Snow is coming !

In need of a Caregiver for George Gross

From: Sallie Presler​

In need of a Caregiver for George Gross

We are in need or a part-time caregiver, three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) to assist our dad, George. He is 92, gets around with an electric wheelchair. Is there a dependable teenager who drives or an adult who would like to earn some extra money and might have 6 to 8 hours per day to assist dad with household chores, appointments and companionship. Paid position. Independence area.
If interested, please reply and we can discuss more details.

Thank you,

Sallie Presler


Val Gross


​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Jay Huffman

the TRUTH of ALL Things - From the House of Bread


"As It Was in the Days of Noah ••• " - continued -
A Word of Warning by Arthur A. Oakman
October 15, 1938

As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. ---Matthew 24:37.


The ark was built by the believers. It was a task conceived by Deity
whereby men in doing it might save themselves and others.
Zion, the goal of the church of Jesus Christ, is an exact parallel.
In the ancient day, the warning to escape would have been useless
without the means of escape. Such warning would be equally useless
today without the means of salvation from destructions.
Our generation must be warned. But a way of escape must also
he provided. Some structures must arise built under Divine guidance
by believers which is of such a nature that it will rise triumphant
over every judgement which must come upon people of wickedness.
In the process of preaching and building, opportunity must be
given to all who will share in the task. This is the evident
intention of Divinity and the task of His church. A city is
to be built. It will be built when men believe sufficiently to build it.
It will be free from the judgement which comes to cities where
wickedness reigns because the inhabitants will keep the law of righteousness.
Peace will be in its borders because its people will give allegiance
to the Prince of Peace. In it, disease will be looked upon as sin,
and every person will be healthy. The love of men, instead of waxing cold, will
grow warmer and warmer because every man will seek the interest
of his neighbor, and all shall have equal opportunity, under God,
of making the most of himself. Such a city "hath foundations,"
and its "builder and maker is God."

Such shall be. "As it was .... so shall it be." The gospel shall
be preached, the world shall be warned, a way of escape shall be prepared
into which shall be gathered every needful, thing to perpetuate the purposes
of Deity. The cry today:
"Save yourselves from this untoward generation,"
"Gather ye out-of Babylon"
"Stand ye in holy places."

{comments and the remains of the day:
Bro. Oakman shares basic, yet crucial insights and
actual approaches to be implemented unto those who
truly seek the Zion of God. As we read the Inspired Version,
we see even in this sacred topic, the Lord allows the
principle of there being an opposition in all things
[ as father Lehi so beautifully discloses in the Book of Mormon ]
to persist, because this principle is an Eternal principle.
The I.V. records there were and are two (2) Zions.
There were even two (2) Enochs.
The one most glorious and everlasting is further identified and
criteria for us given to distinguish is also found in at least
three other places in the New Testaments. Further light and Truth
is found throughout the Doctrine and Covenants.

And in all of these, the principles stated by Bro. Oakman are
expounded upon and given that we might be better aligned with
and to and LOYAL to the loyal town(one Hebrew rendering), the
Zion of God.

The other enoch and other zion, are, for far too many in places of
"leadership" about every faction and fraction who self-associate
with the Fullness of the Gospel, use the enoch and talk of the zion
of a lesser god- the god of self aggrandizement, self promoting, and
the elitists mind set which permeates and pervades. In the Zion
which God took unto Himself, every person, every citizen, every member
was given and afforded his or her turn. Yes, not all have the
same gift, but who are any of the current elites to dictate that only
the same 3, 4 5 person are allowed to bring their offering before
the Lord. To allow all to share in the bringing
forth and seeking to establish the cause of is one of the most
charitable acts of God toward the human race and demonstration
of Divine Power and Grace. In part, Nephi's statements about
how great are the condescensions of God unto the children of men.

Of course, there are those who teach and write and promote the
'doctrines' that many of the revelations of Jesus Christ are time bound
and 'may' not be relevant or applicable to us, today. Which is only
both laying the ground work for and furthering the premise that
certain groups can call other seventy, apostles, high priests,
patriarchs, and various quorums. And many of the remaining factions and
fractions, continue to 'assimilate' such representatives into the
assembly of Saints who are making such attempts to remain true
and faithful to the Gospel once restored to the Saints.

Apostle Paul states:
"Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation,
it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should
earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."

And I would suppose that every faction and fraction of the religious world
has, in part, even wrested this scripture to justify and "prove"
their respective claims.

Bro. Oakman, and others, have written and warned and admonished us to
be about the work of the Lord's Zion - "For Zion's sake"

It long appears that the children of men will have to be compelled to be humble.
We read and hear of types and shadows, of paradigms, of harbingers, of
that which is to come. The Book we have in our midst, and most of the
various edits and editions and printings have NOT altered this part;
our treatment of and our conduct toward every aspect of the Book of Mormon
has been such that the Lord stated:
"and the whole world lieth in sin, and groaneth under the darkness and under the bondage of sin:
and by this you may know they are under the bondage of sin, because they
come not unto me; for whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin;
and whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me;
and by this you may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the
whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now.
And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because
you have treated lightly the things you have received, which vanity and
unbelief hath brought the whole church under condemnation.
And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all; and they shall
remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant,
even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them,
not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written,"

There is a storm coming inspite of all the railings and variances and
'interpretations' of the many of the many factions and fractions and
even in this some would and will use even this to their
own advantage, for a little while. What is left, what remains for
us to do is to be found among those who shall remain and whom the Lord
will determine as this:
"O all ye that are spared, because ye were more righteous than they,
will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and
be converted, that I may heal you?"

The prophets cry out to us, to AWAKE !

The Lord says: "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand."}

In Gospel Bonds
From the House of Bread
Brother Jay

O that Zion were established !!!

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Free Acrosonic Piano

From: Bret Hoover

Free Acrosonic Piano

We have a Baldwin Acrosonic piano and bench that we're ready to part with. It's always been in good repair, but no one plays it anymore.
We'd love to give it away to someone who has children ready for piano lessons or just needs a piano for their own enjoyment. Let us know if you're interested or know someone that would appreciate having it.
A picture is attached.

Interested people may email me at:

Thank you!
Nancy Hoover

Neil Steede - Suffered Stroke​

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From: David Brown

Neil Steede - Suffered Stroke​

This is to inform you that it appears that Neil has suffered a stroke this morning. As I write this he is being transported to Truman East Medical Center for emergency assessment and care. He is presently unable to walk on his own. His wife Trudy is asking for the prayers of the Saints in this matter.

David B. Brown
Hill Cumorah Expedition Team, Inc.

Book of Mormon Beezrom Books

From: Sallie Presler

Book of Mormon Beezrom Books

The East African church is asking for 120 of the children's Book of Mormon Beezrom books. They are put out by Pre-Columbian Studies Institute and are $4.50 each. There are 4 missionaries going to Africa in January that could hand carry them. Please, if you can fund 1 book or 50 books... all will be very much appreciated. Donations are tax deductable. Please make checks to African Restoration Ministries and send to:

A.R.M c/o Brian Mundy
20509 E Courtney Atherton Road
Independence MO 64058

***Please put "Children's books" in the memo of your check.

Thank you so much
Sallie Presler

Monday, November 6, 2017

Pure Dance Studio Invites You to Attend Master Classes w/ Guest Instructor!!

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From: Pure Dance Studio

Pure Dance Studio Invites You to Attend Master Classes w/ Guest Instructor!!

We are excited to announce that we are bringing guest instructor, Lianne Ames to come teach master classes at Pure Dance Studio on Tuesday, November 21! These master classes are open to anyone who loves to dance or sing, and we hope all of you will be able to come participate in this awesome opportunity!! Contact us or follow this links below for more information and to register!

Information Page:

Online Registration:

A little bit about Lianne. . .
Lianne Ames was our (Cassy and Kelda's) musical theater and voice instructor for many years. The knowledge, skill, and experience that she has given us has been priceless through the years. It has not only been important to us as dancers, instructors, and performers, but also on a personal and relational level, too! We are so excited to provide an opportunity where Lianne can share some of these things with our students. If you would like to read more about Lianne follow the link below:

The Classes:
Onstage! Improv & Performance Coaching
Ages 7-11 & 12+
In this class students will participate in various acting activities and exercises to teach them how to react in the moment, following their gut instinct with confidence. This master class is meant to increase the students comfort level on stage enabling the student the freedom to be spontaneous. Students will also learn how to carry themselves and move with finesse on the stage. This is a great learning opportunity for students in any of the performing arts or for personal development and confidence. All skill levels welcome.

Full Voice: Singing & Vocal Instruction
Ages 7-11 & 12+
Students will learn to interpret and put meaning into the words they sing. Younger students will be taught a musical theatre song to apply the vocal skills that they learn. Technique will be included for older students in the 12+ age group. Students in this age group may also prepare 8 bars of a song of their choice for vocal coaching; however, this is not mandatory for taking the class. Students preparing solos may either sing accapella or bring their music on a phone or device. This a great environment for students of all experience levels.

We are looking forward to seeing there!

-Cassy Glandon & Kelda Brown
Pure Dance Studio
816.616.3287 / 816.405.8624


Pure Dance Studio

Fall Master Class Information Page

Class Information:
Onstage! Improv and Performance Coaching
Ages 7-11 & 12+
In this class students will participate in various acting activities and exercises to teach them how to react in the moment, following their gut instinct with confidence. This master class is meant to increase the students comfort level on stage enabling the student the freedom to be spontaneous. Students will also learn how to carry themselves and move with finesse on the stage. This is a great learning opportunity for students in any of the performing arts or for personal development and confidence. All skill levels welcome.

Full Voice: Singing & Vocal Instruction
Ages 7-11 & 12+
Students will learn to interpret and put meaning into the words they sing. Younger students will be taught a musical theatre song to apply the vocal skills that they learn. Technique will be included for older students in the 12+ age group. Students in this age group may also prepare 8 bars of a song of their choice for vocal coaching; however, this is not mandatory for taking the class. Students preparing solos may either sing accapella or bring their music on a phone or device. This a great environment for students of all experience levels.

Venue and Parking:
The group master classes will be held at our home studio--17094 N. Dakota Drive, Independence MO, 64056. You can enter through the front door of our house to access the studio. Private vocal lessons may be available (see below information). If so, they will be held at Cassy’s home--721 N. Yuma Avenue, Independence MO, 64056.

As much as possible, please use our driveways for all parking and pick-up/drop-off activity, as we need to keep traffic congestion to a minimum. Thank you.

Class Attire:
Students may wear any comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Close-toed footwear should be worn.
Students may need a water bottle to bring with them to class.

The cost is $10.00 for the Full Voice: Singing & Vocal master classes and $15.00 for the Onstage! Improv & Performance master classes. Tuition may be paid in cash or check at the time of the class. Checks may be made out to Pure Dance Studio, and payments may be given to Cassy or Kelda.

Page 2 of 2 Schedule:
30-min. private vocal lessons may be available on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. If you are interested in this opportunity please call or e-mail us. (See contact information below.) If private vocal lessons become available, the cost will be $25.00 per 30-min. lesson, and they will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fall Master Classes
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
4:00-4:45 p.m. Full Voice: Singing & Vocal Instruction (ages 12+)
4:45-5:45 p.m. Onstage! Improv & Performance Coaching (ages 12+)
6:00-6:45 p.m. Full Voice: Singing & Vocal Instruction (ages 7-11)
6:45-7:45 p.m. Onstage! Improv & Performance Coaching (ages 7-11)

Phone: 816-405-8624 (Cassy) or 816-616-3287 (Kelda)

More About Lianne Ames. . .

Lianne Ames began her professional performing career at the Promised Valley Playhouse in Salt Lake City as a singer/dancer. Her next venue was playing the lead role of Belle Davenport in a historical play in Skagway, Alaska. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Dance Theater from Brigham Young University where she played lead roles in main stage productions including Florence in "Chess" and Anne in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." She has also toured with the Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors. Lianne has received numerous awards including: First place in the Kansas City Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singers and a Blue Cappy Award for Best Choreography in a high school musical in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. She has choreographed for college, community and high school productions including "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Oklahoma," "Hello Dolly," and "Once Upon a Mattress." She choreographed for Central Missouri State University's show choir troupe. She and her husband owned and operated the Salmon Valley Playhouse, in Salmon, Idaho, with productions including, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Hansel and Gretel." She has directed, co-directed and performed in "The Nutcracker" for more than 19 seasons. In 2002 she was invited to co-direct American Rhythm with Twilla Mann. She and her husband own Legacy Performing Arts Academy in Roosevelt, Utah where Lianne continues to teach ballet and music/dance/theater which she has loved doing for over 25 years.

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District - 11/6/17

From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District - 11/6/17

Fort Osage R-1 School District Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Oct 29, 2017 and Nov 5, 2017. Job Posting Title Job Category Food Service Substitute Classified Apply Now Part-Time (4 hour) Custodian Classified

Apply Now No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Nov 5, 2017 and Nov 12, 2017.

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

Fort Osage R-1 School District

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tidings of Z17ion Mailing List Update - 11/5/

------ Forwarded message ------
From: ​ ​Paul Gage​

Addresses for Tidings of Zion

Tidings of Zion Mailing List Update

November 5, 2017

Dear Saints,
If you can help find new addresses for the following people, it will be very much appreciated.
Thanks so very much for your help.
If you respond, please respond to me at:

Jeremiah Jennings SE Moreland School Rd Blue Springs MO
Karl Miller E. Pink Hill Rd Grain Valley MO
Renee Wersching W. 29th St. S. Indep. MO
Dustin Barger NE County Rd 11004 Urich MO

Bill Hunt Pan American East PRKW Albuqerque NM
Lowell Piedt N. Arrowhead Rd Silver City NM
Loraine Murray Grindstone Rd Grindstone PA

Paul Gage
Chair, Publication Council

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Judy Gard - Needs Pickup

From: Judy Gard

Judy Gard - Needs Pickup

We are in need of a pickup truck in good condition and that runs well.
If you have one you need to sell that is not too expensive.
Please contact us at:

Thank you
Judy Gard

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pork For Sale - Brian Mundy

From: Brian Mundy

Pork For Sale - Brian Mundy

If you are interested in farm raised pork please contact Brian Mundy at: 816-668-4521
Our pigs are raised on select MFA feed no scraps.

We only have 9 1/2 butcher hogs left that will be ready in December and January.
Half hog for $130 whole hog $225.
All processing fees paid by customer.

Past customers have given us glowing reports on our meat.

Please contact me if your interested or have any questions.

Brian Mundy
Triple M Livestock

ACSA Position Available in Cheyenne, Wyoming

​From: Eugene Jone

ACSA Position Available in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Have you ever dreamed of being a Cowboy or Cowgirl?
Are you living in a house, condo or apartment where your neighbors are so close, they can hear you flush?
How about letting your dogs out and run around your 10 acre property while you ride your horse or ATV around?
Have your children ever asked to own a pony, goat, llama, or even a camel?
Can you imagine wearing Wrangler jeans, boots, and an oversized belt buckle everyday?

Well, this is your opportunity as we have an ACSA/Litigation Support position open in our Cheyenne, Wyoming office.

(See information below)

​Office of the
Federal Public Defender
Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
Virginia L. Grady, Federal Public Defender
Warren R. Williamson, First Assistant
Veronica S. Rossman, Chief, Appeals
James H. Barrett, Wyoming Branch Chief

District of Colorado
633 17th Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-294-7002
Fax: 303-294-1192

District of Wyoming
214 W. Lincolnway, Suite 31A
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-772-2781
Fax: 307-772-2788



The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, seeks a full-time Assistant
Computer Systems Administrator (“ACSA”) to serve our Wyoming Branch Office. The office operates
under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C.§ 3006A, to provide zealous and professional legal
representation to persons unable to afford counsel who are charged with criminal offenses in the United
States District Courts in Colorado and Wyoming, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth
Circuit. This position is stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and requires residence in or near Cheyenne.
Job Description: The ACSA receives technical guidance from the Computer Systems Administrator
(“CSA”) and provides assistance to the CSA on all aspects of the administration of an integrated
Windows Server network. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting attorney and legal
personnel in the use of technological support tools for the collection, review, analysis, production, and
court presentation of case materials; answering routine computer questions; resolving user hardware
and software issues; diagnosing and resolving systems and networking problems; assisting in the
training of office employees; and maintaining technological equipment. Systems maintenance may
occasionally require work at night or weekends.
Requirements and Qualifications: Applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and possess
3 years of general experience working in the information technology field and 2 years of specialized
experience with computer systems administration and litigation support. Applicants must be
knowledgeable in computer hardware and software to include, but not limited to, Laptops, Desktops,
Tablets, Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat. The ability to lift up to 50
pounds, a valid driver’s license, and support-related travel to the court in Casper, Wyoming, is required.
Strong preference is given for applicants with experience in litigation support and the ability to train
and communicate with computer users at all levels. Preference will also be given to applicants with
experience in the management and analysis of data and data reporting programs, paper documents and
electronic media; preparing and conducting electronic courtroom presentations for hearings and/or
trials; and knowledge of court rules, local practices, and the Federal Criminal and Civil Rules of
Procedure in analyzing litigation support requirements. People skills are essential.
Applicant must be a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and
receive compensation from this agency. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background
investigation including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and Thrift Savings Plan.
How to Apply: Qualified individuals may apply by submitting a letter of interest and resume. Faxed
applications will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted in person. Cost of travel must be
incurred by the applicant. This position is subject to the availability of funds. Position open until filled.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.
Send application by U.S. mail or e-mail to: Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer
Office of the Federal Public Defender
633 17th Street, Ste #1000
Denver CO 80202
(please do not send multiple emails)

Remember, dreams can come true!
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Have a fantastic weekend!

Gene Jone
Computer Systems Administrator
Federal Defender's Office of Colorado and Wyoming
(303) 294-7002

Plates and Sword - Joseph F. Smith

From: Kim Gilchrist

Plates and Sword - Joseph F. Smith

I received this today and thought you might be interested in listening to at least part of it.
This was recorded at Zarahemla Restoration Branch.
Joseph F. Smith tells of his experience in Brazil where he saw and handled the Gold Plates and the Sword of Laban.
If you skip to 1:03:00 to 1:13:00 you can hear his testimony.

This is for your information and not an endorsement.


------ Forwarded message ------
From: Jay Huffman

the TRUTH of ALL Things - From the House of Bread


"As It Was in the Days of Noah ••• "
A Word of Warning by Arthur A. Oakman
October 15, 1938

As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. ---Matthew 24:37.

This is a day of tremendous possibilities. Never at
any time before has knowledge been so wide or deep as it is now.
In every realm of the outer world men have extended their
conquest of physical substance. Wind and tide,
heaven and earth, atom and universe, have yielded up
their treasures to the ceaseless search for power.
We have built dams, our bridges and our aircraft.
We have released energy that has been for generations
locked in substances which a few years ago were not discovered.
The possibilities that lie in these achievements are enormous.
If we use our powers with good will toward all, nothing
but mutual benefit can come to men and nations.
If, however, we use these achievements in the spirit
of fear and hate, then destruction awaits us; and
the very discoveries become a means of cursing instead
of blessing. Bacon once said that knowledge was power:
but the ultimate significance in the possession of
knowledge and power lies in the purposes for which it is
gained, and the ends to which it is devoted.
Knowledge of physical substances is the servant of men
for good or for ill. It is impervious to moral issues,
and it is in the moral realm that today we must work out our salvation.

The dominion which has been given to man over the
outer world is entirely secondary to the dominion which
it is intended by Divinity he should achieve within himself.
The record of our ability to keep the peace with
each other is lamentable. We have yet to learn how to win
the kind of warfare that will insure peace. Knowledge in
the moral realm is not easily gained, and when it is,
it is diffused with difficulty. Prophet-souls have arisen
in history who have seen the destruction that awaits the
people of wickedness, and the peace that is dependent
upon righteousness. Most of these men have lost their lives
in an attempt to educate the public conscience. There is
a kind of moral blindness which prevents people from seeing
the consequences of their acts. And, it is not unusual
to find this blindness of mind co-existent with the
highest culture. Nineveh and Tyre, the glory that was
Greece and Rome are dust. Any peace that was ever
given them was transient. Their culture did not save
them because the forces in which they trusted cheated them.
When fear and hate, envy and malice dominate the social order
as they do today, any ray of light wrested by men of science
from the physical world serves only to intensify the gloom.
"The light in them is darkness ;" We dare not be deceived by
our physical accomplishments. The lull of carnal security
is the breath of spiritual death. Even now there lives
within the fabric of our society the seeds of destruction.

{comments and the remains of the day:

From 1938, as WWII looms upon the world's horizon,
and He who knows all speaks through His servant
that apostolic and prophetic voice, which Bro. Oakman
has aforetime wrote of:
"Prophecy," said one man, is the ability to look forwards into the past... "
Bishop Butler said that prophecy was "History written aforetime;"

Isaiah states this Eternal truth in his day:
"Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times
the things that are not yet done, saying,
My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure; "

Bro. Oakman, in the midst of the church and an institution in
which the seeds and tares of apostasy are being "officially"
planted and cultivated, and within some of the men at that day
who carry the seed of those who further lead what remains of the
"official institution" of this day - do I say in the plural sense?, they of the
CRE, COC, POZ, JCRB, Remnant, Temple Lot, Utah, and all the rest,
in the paths of apostasy still; Bro. Oakman responds to the
Holy Ghost to plead with they of that day, and to us of our day,
to consider our ways.
How many wicked generations must be, before the Love of the Truth
finds its way to be paramount, especially among they of the "church?"
And just as it was in the days of Noah,
few there be that listened and fewer still they who gave heed
and they jeered and sneered and shut their ears to hear. Today,
there are those who simply un-subscribe or turn a deaf ear of
which is the same response as all they who drowned in the
flood. The Lord has said:
"And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as
with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters
of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city,
that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth
for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle,
and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem."

The flood will NOT be water, rather it shall be that flood of
righteousness and TRUTH which shall sweep away and purge and rid and
cleanse from every sinful and wicked heart and all they who profess the Lord,
but know him not [ Sec. 105 ] and that they would repent and return unto
the God of our Fathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob); the God of Lehi and Nephi;
and the God who so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son.

What evil designs existed in the hearts of men in our land in 1938,
pales in comparison as to what lies within the dark recesses of
many who would seek our demise, destruction, bondage, and slavery.
Enemies both within and without our land and government.
With multiple layers of justice and law, how shall the
faithful long endure or survive, save our righteousness
exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees?

An early patriot declared: "Give me liberty or give me death"
Where are the faithful whose hearts desire is the
Kingdom of God? When shall their voice be heard and their
efforts of righteousness be found?

How long shall the corruption in our nation of they who
are the elite and "leaders" of factions and fractions remain
unrepentant or continue to lead astray and to you who allow
them to lead you astray be satisfied with the wisdom of men?

How was it in the days of Noah? Look around, you won't see
a big boat, even though the conditions warrant it. What you will
see, in far too many; and that is of they who are or are in the church;
are hearts that have waxed cold, hearts that are hardened to the
Truth as it is found in Jesus Christ; and their love is more of themselves
than the Zion of God.

Come quickly Lord Jesus !}

Baruch Haba HaShem Adonai

" 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