Thursday, November 30, 2017

Honey for Christmas !!!

​From: David Ben Torah

Honey for Christmas !!!

The end of the year is close at hand and the Honey supply is getting small. If you want some Honey before the end of 2017 please give us a call at 816-965-3589.

4oz $4
8oz $6
8oz $7
1lb $8
1lb $10
quart $14
2lb $15
5lb $30

David Anway

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Roofing Help Wanted

From: Carol Barber

Roofing Help Wanted

Carol and Ron Barber need help to re-roof the back roof of their house. It is a relatively flat low slope roof, 871 sq ft, and accessible from the 3rd floor dormer. It needs several sheets of decking removed and replaced. Rana cannot handle the plywood by herself. Cold application roll roofing will replace the shingles that are on it. Would like to begin working on it immediately before it gets cold. If you can help or know someone please call or email. Or if you know a roofer who won't charge thousands please call or email.

Carol Barber
1036 W Waldo
Independence, MO 64050


Home: 816-886-5286
Carol Cell: 816-872-5407
Rana Cell: 816-872-5408

Thank You!
Carol Barber

Free Christmas Cactus

From: Garland Schnack

Free Christmas Cactus

Does anyone want a Christmas Cactus?

Call: 816-796-4167
or cell 816-305-1144

​​Spanish Service at Waldo, December 3

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

​​Spanish Service at Waldo, December 3

Bienvenido a Waldo, y Feliz Navidad!

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch is continuing its combined Spanish/English services on the first Sunday evening of each month. The next service is this Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. Address is 819 West Waldo Avenue, Independence, MO 64050.

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

The next service after this will be January 7, 6:00 PM.

Jon Tandy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Men's Prayer Breakfast: Saturday December 2

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

Men's Prayer Breakfast: Saturday December 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Men's Prayer Breakfast: Saturday December 2 at 8:00 am
at Farview Restoration Branch.
11404 E 24 Street S
(24th Street and Vermont)
Independence MO 64052

Unto ALL Men

All men of the Restoration are invited to breakfast,
worship, and prayer this Saturday, December 2
at Farview.

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

Hymnal Comparison

From: Paul Ludy

Hymnal Comparison

Comparison of Hymn Numbers in Hymns of the Restoration

The large-print edition of the BLUE HYMNAL (1984) of Hymns of the Restoration is out of print.

The large-print edition of of the PURPLE HYMNAL (2007) of Hymns of the Restoration is available.

Most hymns in the BLUE HYMNAL are also in the PURPLE HYMNAL, although with different numbers and sometimes different tunes, words, etc.

Tape this comparison inside your large-print PURPLE HYMNAL, and you can use it when playing hymns from the BLUE HYMNAL.

If you have trouble receiving this chart, you can e-mail to to have a chart sent by return e-mail.
Comparison of Hymn Numbers in Hymns of the Restoration
The first number is from the BLUE HYMNAL (1984); the second number is from the PURPLE HYMNAL (2007). “—” means there is no corresponding number. If the number of verses is different, the numbers are shown as “3&4.” Other differences are indicated by these letters: A = Amen; F = Fermata; I = Introduction; K = Key; T = Tune; Ti = Timing; W = Words.

The chart is in seven columns but when copied and pasted into this post it came out as a single column. You can copy and paste into your word processor and format into columns or you can request an email attachment at my address:

1, 1
2, 13
3, 23
4, 11
5, 38
6, 7
7, 9
8, 40
9, 365
10, 43
11, 492 3&4
12, 8
13, 21
14, 89
15, 25
16, 16
17, 50
18, 48
19, 514
20, 90 4&5
21, 47
22, 34
23, 497
24, 45
25, 44
26, 35
27, 161
28, 145
29, 339
30, 71
31, 245
32, 79
33, 102
34, 51
35, 267
36, 39
37, 33
38, 46
39, 49
40, 61
41, 60 K
42, 55
43, 53
44, 42
45, 201
46, 57
47, 524
48, 64
49, 315
50, 396
51, 59
52, 412
53, 325
54, 214
55, 30
56, 316
57, 326
58, 160
59, 307
60, 27
61, 26
62, 88
63, 314
64, 312
65, 309
66, 385
67, 313
68, 24 Ti
69, 28
70, 454
71, 510
72, 227
73, 507
74, 462
75, 465
76, 456
77, 442
78, 455
79, 463
80, 431
81, 452
82, 443
83, —
84, 439 Ti
85, 453 W
86, 448
87, 496
88, 238
89, 423
90, 458
91, 437
92, 436 T
93, 200 T
94, 236
95, 480
96, 522
97, 521
98, 250
99, 232
100, 520
101, 370
102, 371
103, —
104, —
105, 298
106, 295
107, 107
108, 112
109, 110
110, 124
111, 120
112, 121,
113, 113
114, 109
115, 116
116, 123
117, 118
118, 122
119, 117
120, 106
121, —
122, 301
123, 305
124, —
125, 104
126, 85
127, 32
128, 323
129, 125 TK
130, 346
131, 332
132, —
133, 133
134, 135
135, 132
136, 129
137, 128
138, 131
139, 424
140, 134 K
141, 130
142, 14
143, 19
144, 91
145, 103
146, 20
147, 18
148, 440
149, 488
150, 459
151, 392 TK
152, 136
153, 92
154, 467
155, —
156, 468
157, 469
158, 466
159, 460
160, 140
161, 449
162, 139 Ti
163, 225
164, 222
165, 233
166, 511
167, 429
168, 188
169, 196
170, 197
171, 187
172, 184
173, 194
174, 191 A
175, 230
176, 186
177, 251
178, 198
179, 178 TK
180, 171
181, 180
182, 177
183, 167 F
184, 175
185, 207
187, 170
188, 179
189, 168
190, 192
191, 218
192, 441
193, 252
194, 217
195, 219
196, 216
197, 213
198, 206 TK
199, 254
200, 265
201, 257 F
202, 256
203, 258
204, 263
205, 261
206, 83
207, 264
208, 272
209, —
210, 275
211, 268
212, 273
213, 181
214, 276
215, 280
216, 289
217, 284 I
218, 287
219, 283
220, 286
221, 426 T
222, 288
223, 495
224, 231
225, 343 A
226, 381
227, 417
228, 150
229, 98
230, 419
231, 152
232, 3
233, 477
234, 151
235, 306
236, 420
237, 418
238, 487
239, 399 Ti
240, 517 Ti
241, 159
242, 163
243, —
244, 208
245, 203
246, 157
247, 221
248, 351
249, 165
250, 164 K
251, —
252, 389 F
253, 478
254, 350
255, 317
256, 470
257, 411
258, 457
259, 476
260, 481
261, 473 K
262, 169
263, 76
264, 474
265, 205
266, 209 F
267, 199
268, 340 A
269, 247
270, 485
271, 239
272, 235 F
273, 422
274, 243
275, 105
276, 73
277, —
278, 366
279, 373
280, 322
281, 183 T
282, 471 K
283, 490
284, 380 K
285, 368
286, 379
287, 388
288, 374
289, 376 K
290, 369
291, 413
292, 506
293, 363
294, 391
295, 155
296, 401
297, 78
298, 409
299, 393 A
300, 96
301, 400
302, 226
303, 362
304, 410
305, 472
306, 527
307, 378
308, 408 A
309, 386
310, 156
311, —
312, 352
313, 348 K
314, 77
315, 324
316, 330
317, 82
318, 101
319, 491
320, 4
321, 331
322, 353
323, 342
324, 499
325, 318
326, 356
327, 390
328, 81 K
329, 349
330, 354
331, 509
332, 512
333, 486 K
334, 516
335, 37
336, 74
337, 494
338, 501
339, 166
340, 97
341, 387
342, —
343, 240
344, —
345, 343 TKA
346, —
347, 319
348, 436 Ti
349, 193 T
350, 426 T
351, 80
352, 138 T
353, 382
354, 355
355, 119
356, —
357, 302
358, 84
359, —
360, 93
362, —
363, 497
364, 95 F
365, 303
366, 508
367, —
368, 99
369, —
370, 300
371, 336
372, —
373, —
374, 542
375, 479 W
376, 67
377, 500
378, —
379, —
380, —
381, —
382, 532
383, —
384, —
385, —
386, —
387, —
388, —
389, —
390, 548
391, 549
392, 552
393, 546
394, —
395, 543
396, 545
397, —
398, 547
399, —
400, 550
401, —
402, 447
403, —
404, 345
405, 154
406, 492 T
407, 100
408, 334 T
409, 87
410, 278 A
411, 266 A
412, 327
413, 274
414, 277 A
415, —
416, 347
417, 415
418, 269
419, 72
420, 172
421, 141
422, 394 A
423, 397 A
424, 398 A
425, 94
426, 493
427, 361
428, 335 A
429, 482
430, 237
431, 308
432, 364
433, 270
434, 451 F
435, 383
436, 31
437, 66 K
438, 329
439, —
440, 5 KW
441, 12
442, 445
443, —
444, —
445, 450
446, 176

Monday, November 27, 2017

Big Boggle Game

From: Paul Ludy

Big Boggle Game

Does anyone in the Independence area have a Big Boggle game in good shape that you will sell cheap?

Will consider either 25 cubes or 36 cubes.

Please call Paul V. Ludy at: 816-210-8450


Missouri Department of Corrections Career Fair

Missouri Department of Corrections Career Fair

Missouri Department of Corrections

Career Fair
Cameron MO 64429
December 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Electrical Small Job

From: Jill Gowan

Electrical Small Job

We are needing an electrician who can convert a hot tub power source into a regular outlet outside. We have a couple of small projects indoors as well. Please contact me if you have the skill and time to bid this.

Jill Gowan

Free Studio Daybed

From: Ellen Winston

Free Studio Daybed

I have a studio sofa/ daybed to give away/ Free. The upholstery on the back is faded from the sun, but looks presentable otherwise. It folds out to a queen-size sleeper.

Need the room back in our sunroom. Taker will have to arrange to move it.

Contact by email: Ellen Winston

Needed 2 Guys and a Pickup

From: Garland Schnack

Needed 2 Guys and a Pickup

I would like to hire a couple of guys who have a pickup to move some exercise equipment.
This will be in the East Independence area (24 Highway).

Please email or give me a call if you can help me.

Garland Schnack
816-305-1144 cell

Christmas Concert - December 10

From: King, Jeffery A (Jeff)

Christmas Concert - December 10

All are invited a Christmas Concert at the CoC Temple on Sunday December 10th 2:30 -3:30PM. Performed by CoC Staff Organist and Outreach Restoration Branch member Jeff King. This year besides Christmas music performed on the marvelous 5,600 pipe Temple Organ, Jeff will be joined by pianist Sara Weston, Flutist Lisa Erickson, Trumpeter Bob Harvey and Vocal Soloist Paulette Resch.

There will also be a Christmas hymn sing-a-long.

Cost is free.

Employment Opportunity CPA Firm

From: Mike and Tami Stephenson

Employment Opportunity CPA Firm

Do you want a job with flexible hours and with the summers off? Would you like to learn income tax preparation? We may have what you are looking for.

We are a small CPA firm with offices in Overland Park and Harrisonville. We are looking for a person to work during tax season, mid-December to the end of April, in our Overland Park office. Longer term opportunities may be available to the right person.

Primary duties will include light bookkeeping, payroll preparation, and tax filings. Other duties will include answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, and interacting with clients.

Please call Mike at: 816-838-9080

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Request for Donations - Night to Shine

From: Vicki Ferdig

Request for Donations - Night to Shine

For the last two years, my daughter’s photography company, Beloved Images Photography, has donated their services for an event that we wanted to share about. The Tim Tebow Foundation puts on a prom for those that are handicapped to feel very special. Each year the honorees list has grown by leaps and bounds and this year they are expecting 500 Special King’s and Queens of the prom to be honored. Last year and again this year the event is being held at Arrowhead Stadium. It’s really the perfect place for such an event.

The sponsoring church is Summit Point Church (formerly Blue Summit Baptist Church.). This is their third year sponsoring the event and they have been so blessed to make their donation needs in time. Corporate sponsorship letters have gone out but no responses yet. At this point they are still in need of donations to meet the event space rental and food budget. If you are so inclined to give, you can send donations made out to the church and will receive a tax letter for the donation.

As a vendor, we have been tremendously blessed to be part of this. Last year I was given the opportunity to photograph the honorees with various superheroes. They all had so much fun!! I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything!! I’ve attached a link to the Tebow Foundation’s promo for the event. Please take a minute to watch and see if you aren’t moved to help. Every $1 is so helpful!! The event is in February so time is short.

Blessings to you all as you consider if and how you might help. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about the event.

Donation link:

Facebook link:

Send donations to:
Summit Point Church
1700 Bryan St
Kansas City, MO 64126

Vicki Ferdig

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Side Walk Restoration needed

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

Side Walk Restoration needed

I need a 5’x 5’ section of 4” thick side walk restored. An edge of the side walk has been pushed up 2”, not broken, by a tree root. The side walk can either be ground down 2” to level or perhaps the whole section replaced. Who can do the work and what would the cost be? The motivator behind the request is a polite but non-negotiable request from the city. I would like to get the work done in the next couple of weeks.


Bruce Luedeman
620 S Main Street
Ph# 816-353-6826

Friday, November 24, 2017

Prayer Update on Ann

From: G. Miller

Prayer Update on Ann

I just got off the phone with Annie. She was bursting to tell me her problem was resolved smoothly. She's amazed. She called the doctor's office and requested transfer to another doctor. Within 20 minutes, the new doctor called her back. He will gladly accept her, she went to see him today, and he personally put the medicine in her hands. She said it amazed her that it was taken care of like magic. This week she's been feeling discouraged and staying to herself. Now, as I talked to her, she sounds as if she'd won the lottery. She said she planned to go outdoors and do some cartwheels. I told her she'd better not. It's too cold out there. LOL. She's soon to be 80.

She can't wait to go down and play cards this evening. She is very thankful for our prayers.


For Sale - ​Elliptical

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Garland Schnack

For Sale - ​Elliptical

Elliptical model #70 by Horizon Fitness

Used very little.

$100.00 or trade for Treadmill

Call: 816-796-4167 or cell 816-305-1144

Francis Harper Message for 11/24/17

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 11/24/17

Dear Ones,

I once thought the fire that would destroy the earth might be the result of a nuclear holocaust. After walking over the great mounds of ashes, treading on the ashes of the wicked of Sodom in 1991, I was convinced the Lord does not need any help in destroying the earth by fire. I often carry my bag of ashes from Sodom and Gomorrah as evidence of that which is sure to come.

In addition to the warning of Jesus to all of us, that the day of his coming will be as the day of Sodom’s destruction, he warned the Jews—God’s chosen people—at Capernaum: “And thou Capernaum, which are exalted unto heaven . . . if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. I say unto you it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee” (Matthew 11:25-26). Would he say the same to his church people today?

Other scriptures that deliver words of warning to our generation are these: “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly” (2 Peter 2:6). “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 1:7).

A review of the parable of the wheat and the tares [a weed of the grass family] is appropriate here: “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field; But while he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? Whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the wheat into my barn; and the tares are bound in bundles to be burned . . . Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house. And his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked. The harvest is the end of the world, or the destruction of the wicked. The reapers are the angels, or the messenger sent of heaven. As, therefore, the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world, or the destruction of the wicked. For in that day, before the Son of Man shall come, he shall send forth his angels and messengers of heaven. And they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them out among the wicked; and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. For the world shall be burned with fire. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 13:22-29; 35-45).

I like the words of Ron Wyatt: “Friends, if we defy God’s kind, and merciful entreaty to come to him and be saved, and be renewed, and forgiven, we shall end up in exactly the same condition as Sodom and Gomorrah; the word of God tells us so, and God says, “I am the Lord, I change not, neither does he alter the things that that have gone out of his lips” (Malachi 3:6; Psalms 89:34).

Love to all,
Francis Harper

Global Warming

From: Francis Harper

Global Warming

It can be truthfully said, global warming has become a hot topic lately. I have not been too concerned about this phenomenon. Perhaps if I lived near sea level like the people of the Netherlands, I would be more interested.
While many are spending great sums of money, time and effort to solve this problem, they may be neglecting to read the Scriptures on the subject. I believe the global warming spoken of by Jesus and the prophets is much more important and timely than the studies being done by the scientific world. The destruction of the world by fire is not a popular subject, but neither was the destruction of the world by flood widely acclaimed and accepted.
Noah was probably the laughing stock of his neighborhood. He preached one hundred and twenty years and only eight souls were spared! He was successful in saving only his family! Jesus said, “And as it was in the days of Noe [Noah]; so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot [Abraham’s nephew]; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (Luke 17:26-30). We dare not forget these words of Jesus!

I must also mention the words of warning Encapsulated particles of sulphur [brimstone] can be
given by the prophet Malachi: “For Behold, the day
found in the ashen remains of Sodom and Gormorrah
cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear [honor] my name shall the Sun [Son] of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall [protected]. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 4:1-3).
Joseph Smith, Jr., testified that the angel Moroni quoted these words of Malachi to him four times on September 21 and 22, 1823. The words of Malachi 4 are extremely important for us to hear and heed! Jesus also emphasized the importance of the words of Malachi in 3 Nephi 11:22-24.
Those who fully embrace the teachings of Jesus do not need to fear the fire of God’s judgment of the wicked. “For the time speedily cometh, that the Lord God shall cause a great division [between the righteous and the wicked and the wheat and the tares; Matthew 13:22-29] among the people; and the wicked will he destroy; and he will spare his people, yea, even if it so be that he must destroy the wicked by fire” (2 Nephi 12:90).
The Apostle Peter adds these words of warning, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall shake, and the earth also shall tremble, and the mountains shall melt, and pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be filled with fervent heat; the earth also shall be filled, and the corruptible works which are therein shall be burned up. If then all these things shall be destroyed, what manner of persons ought ye be in holy conduct . . .?” (2 Peter 3:10-11).
Jesus answers, “therefore what manner of men had ye ought to be” Verily I say unto you, Even as I am” (3 Nephi 13:5).

Prayer Request for Ann in Need of Rare Medicine

From: G. Miller

Prayer Request for Ann in Need of Rare Medicine

Please pray for my friend, Annie. She has a serious medical condition for which she takes a rare medicine. The med is hard to obtain, as not much of it is manufactured. Annie has been going through some considerable red tape this week involving her doctor, the pharmacy and Big Pharma. The pharmacy had only four pills available. They THINK they can give her six pills on Friday, but they're not sure.

Further, Annie said her doctor showed a turnabout change in his personality last time she saw him. He has treated her several years for same, but at the last visit he told her she does not have this condition and never did. He had even forgotten who Annie is. Her daughter is a nurse, was with her at the visit, and told her to change doctors ASAP. Ann is in bad need of her medicine. Please pray that this med will be available to her on Friday.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

December/January Australian Restoration News

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Noel Rowlatt

December/January Australian Restoration News

An early SEASONS GREETINGS to all,

Please find attached the combined December / January Australian Restoration News accompanied by my best wishes,

Noel Rowlatt




Around and About the Centre Place by High Priest Paul J. Gage, Independence, Missouri

The Importance of God's Word: In today's world, maybe more than at any other time in history, mankind is turning away from anything and everything that has to do with God, religion, or simply natural vs unnatural, or good and bad. If a person does not want to believe in God or that we are bound to follow God's commandments, they just say, "I don't believe in a God, if there is one." In Genesis 5:4 in the Inspired Version, it reads, "But, behold, also Cain hearkened not, saying, Who is the Lord, that I should know him?" In Jacob 5:23, in the Book of Mormon, Jacob has been challenged by Sherem to give him a sign. Jacob answers by saying, "What am I , that I should tempt God to shew unto thee a sign, in the things which thou doest knowest to be true?" Like Sherem, many people of our time, at least know about God, but because they (we) want to do our own thing, our own way, we say, "There is no God." Many, like Sherem and even Satan wrest the scriptures to make them read as they wish they would read. The word, "wrest" is found in the scriptures, at least five times, Exodus 23:2 and 6; Deuteronomy 16:19; Psalm 56:5 and II Peter 3:16. Peter especially hits the mark, when he says, referring to some of Paul's writings, "As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to be understood, which they who are unlearned and unstable, wrest, as they do also the other scriptures unto their own destruction." Wresting the scriptures means to twist, turn, change, or alter it to say what you want it to say. A young daughter once asked her mother why the temple in Independence, Missouri was "twisted." The mother's response is a classic. She said, "When you twist (wrest) the truth, you twist (wrest) the temple." A number of the "factions," from the 1830's up to today, have taken a scripture given to the Church, at large, and wrested them, trying to make them apply to a small group over here, or a small group over there. In Deuteronomy 17:14-20, we find directions given to the king, in regards to knowing and keeping God's word. The king was to copy the law for himself, keep it, and read it daily as long as he lived. How many times do we "take for the gospel truth" what someone else says? In Mosiah 1:3-12, King Benjamin explains why the written Word of God is so vital to each of us individually and all of us collectively. Without the Word of God, that is the scriptures we have, the plates they had, we would dwindle in ignorance and unbelief. That is also why it so important that we teach and train our children in the Word of God and the way they should go.
As always, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is our ultimate example. In every situation, He was guided by the instructions given to Him by His Father. This is shown clearly in Matthew 4:1-10 when, after having been led by the Spirit, into the wilderness to be with God, and fasting for 40 days and nights, and had communed with God, was left to be tempted of the devil, Jesus, in all three temptations, used the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, when He said, "It is written...." We must know the Word of God well enough so that at every encounter with the adversary or those who work with the adversary, we will know how to use the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God, as we are told in Ephesians 6:17. Remember also, that often, the adversary's helpers are wolves among the sheep. As Jesus responded in the first temptation, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Amen and Amen!
The importance of God's Word is especially vital to us at this time of year, when we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus was designated from before the foundation of the world, to come into the world in the meridian of time in order to save us from our sins. From Genesis to Isaiah to Micah to Matthew, Luke and John to Helaman 5 and Third Nephi and other scriptures we see the promises of God. Though mankind has and is doing everything they can to offset God's plan, they can't do it. God's Word stands sure, just like the Solid Rock. Others can have their "Happy Holidays," "Season's Greetings," I will thankfully say, "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
WALDO AVENUE RESTORATION BRANCH OUTREACH MINISTRY. Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch (WARB) has been an integral part of Center Place Restoration School (CPRS) since its inception in 1991-92. At that time, the Independence, Missouri City Council required that there be a church along with the school. That is the way it was before the facility was purchased by Saints of the Restoration. WARB was thus founded to support CPRS.WARB has been involved in ministry, beyond the branch for many years. WARB sponsors a Mission at the Groves, which used to be called Resthaven. A worship service is provided each Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm. The current pastor of the Mission is Elder Leo Carroll from WARB. Several other branches and ministers, from around the Center Place help provide the services and many people are involved in helping transport residents to the services. English/Spanish Services are a new venture for WARB. On the first Sunday evening of each month, the service is conducted in both languages and then translated. This project began in September with Elder Chuck Sperry preaching. In October, the speaker was Elder Tyler Ramirez. Annual Give-A-Way Projects. Each year, in the fall and in the spring, WARB sponsors give-a-way events to help those who have need of clothing, and various other items. In the fall, it is geared more toward winter items and in the spring, general items.
The Missionary groups are all busy planning mission trips for 2018. Trips are planned for Australia, Africa, England, Germany, Nepal and the Philippines and possibly other areas.
The Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) and Pastors of Zion are in the beginning stages of planning for the June 24-29, 2018 Restoration Branch Family Reunion.
Riches from the Scriptures Chapter 12 by Elder Neil Kerswell, Queensland, Australia.
God can Deliver His People: Part 2
When God Restored His Church again in 1830 it opened unto all who would listen, obey and endure to the end, an opportunity to lay hold upon the fullness of the Promises and Blessings of God, to be a part of God’s chosen family here on the Earth and in Heaven. Section 1 of our Doctrine and Covenants was to serve as a preface to the Book of Commandments and is a charge from God. It deservedly takes its place at the beginning of latter day revelation. It is one of my favourites.
D&C 1:1a-8c God has provided a way for His People
[Sec 1:1a] Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say, Hearken ye people from afar, and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together; [Sec 1:1b] for verily the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape, and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated; [Sec 1:1c] and the rebellious shall be pierced with much sorrow, for their iniquities shall be spoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed;
[Sec 1:1d] and the voice of warning shall be unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days, and they shall go forth and none shall stay them, for I the Lord have commanded them. [Sec 1:2a] Behold, this is mine authority, and the authority of my servants, and my preface unto the book of my commandments, which I have given them to publish unto you, O inhabitants of the earth; [Sec 1:2b] wherefore fear and tremble, O ye people, for what I the Lord have decreed, in them, shall be fulfilled. [Sec 1:2c] And verily, I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal, both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious; What a Powerful Church and Gospel, having Authority to Seal on Earth and in Heaven. This is the difference that sets our Church apart from all others. God wanted it to be here and gave instruction as to how, when, and why it was to come about. God has never failed His people and never will while ever we seek with all our hearts to be led His way, according to His wisdom, love and power.
[Sec 1:2d] yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure;
[Sec 1:2e] unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man. The lesson here is that God will recompense every man (man, woman and children of accountability in the covenant) according to their works, and measure to every man according to how we have measured to our fellow man. In other words, if we have dealt harshly, rudely or unfairly (as an example) with our brothers and sisters, we shall be made to feel the same pain, rejection and sadness they did as a result of our actions. The only way to avoid this outcome is if we have truly repented in this life, apologising to God for our transgression and especially to those who we have offended, in a heartfelt manner and making restitution as provided for in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is only under the principle of repentance that we can be truly forgiven through the merits of Christ once having known Him. If we are truly filled with God’s love in this manner, what will be measured to us (in relation to the example given) will be the relief, love and joy our fellow man experienced when we apologized and made restitution (gaining again our brother or sister), and not the pain and suffering we originally caused. On the other hand when our works have truly been a blessing to others, encouraging them in humility and love, to believe in God, believe in the fullness of their potential in God, motivating them according their own agency and timing to step forward and realise God’s investment in them personally. Then we can be assured (in relation to this example of goodness), Goodness shall be measured to us, I ask the question, can we even begin to imagine what would be measured to us if we were an instrument in God’s family to bring about such light and wonder in a person’s life as just described. Maybe this is why we are told great is the joy associated with helping bring one soul to an understanding of God.
[Sec 1:3a] Wherefore the voice of the Lord is unto the ends of the earth, that all that will hear may hear; [Sec 1:3b] prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh; and the anger of the Lord is kindled, and his sword is bathed in heaven, and it shall fall upon the inhabitants of the earth; and the arm of the Lord shall be revealed;
[Sec 1:3c] and the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets and apostles, shall be cut off from among the people;

Our church has an important mission, which is to prepare a people to meet God. Other Churches can bring to one degree or another, knowledge of God to their followers. However our church is to be a living church worshiping the living God. Therefore making her followers alive in Christ, in experience and filled with continual testimony. Satan has been leading people throughout the word and church when it’s in place, astray for thousands of years, making the world and its people dead in the Lord, devoid of Godly testimony, letting go of truth and feeling their way towards pride of place and pride of self, complete reliance upon self, belief mainly in self and selfish ways, thus carefully Satan is darkening minds and encouraging filth and disrespect towards God and our fellow man. The love of many has waxed cold as prophesied. Thanks be to God it was in just a time he has brought the Light of the Everlasting Gospel into the world. To break down the strong and mighty through the weak. It’s very simple really if we will listen and obey we shall be blest and gathered; if we reject God’s voice and His true servants we shall be cut off and scattered. [Sec 1:3d] for they have strayed from mine ordinances, and have broken mine everlasting covenant; they seek not the Lord to establish his righteousness, [Sec 1:3e] but every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world, and whose substance is that of an idol, which waxeth old and shall perish in Babylon, even Babylon the great, which shall fall. People with covenant in God have broken His laws and commandments and have taught others so to do, thus as the scripture says walking in their own way after the image of their own God whose image is in the likeness of the world. We need to be very careful and asking God’s understanding constantly, so we do not fall into this trap. I think we have all seen over the years Brothers and Sisters in the faith blown about on the path by winds of doctrine and failing to hold on to the Rod of Iron (Gods Word). God saw the trouble falling from his ways brings upon the world. [Sec 1:4a] Wherefore I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth, called upon my servant Joseph Smith, Jr., and spake unto him from heaven, and gave him commandments, and also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; [Sec 1:4b] and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets; [Sec 1:4c] the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world; [Sec 1:4d] that faith also might increase in the earth; that mine everlasting covenant might be established; [Sec 1:4e] that the fullness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple, unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers. [Sec 1:5a] Behold, I am God, and have spoken it; these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding; [Sec 1:5b] and inasmuch as they erred it might be made known; and inasmuch as they sought wisdom they might be instructed; [Sec 1:5c] and inasmuch as they sinned they might be chastened, that they might repent; and inasmuch as they were humble, they might be made strong, and blessed from on high, and receive knowledge from time to time; [Sec 1:5d] and after having received the record of the Nephites, yea, even my servant Joseph Smith, Jr., might have power to translate, through the mercy of God, by the power of God, the Book of Mormon; [Sec 1:5e] and also those to whom these commandments were given might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity, and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I the Lord am well pleased, speaking unto the church collectively and not individually; [Sec 1:5f] for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance; nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven; [Sec 1:5g] and he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received, for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of Hosts. [Sec 1:6a] And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth, I, the Lord, am willing to make these things known unto all flesh, for I am no respecter of persons, [Sec 1:6b] and will that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh--the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand--when peace shall be taken from the earth, and the Devil shall have power over his own dominion; [Sec 1:6c] and also the Lord shall have power over his saints, and shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea*, or the world. *Idumea: Edom (ancient) [Sec 1:7] Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled. [Sec 1:8a] What I, the Lord, have spoken I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; [Sec 1:8b] and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the same; [Sec 1:8c] for behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Church at the time this revelation was given was the only true and living church, others draw near unto Him with their lips but their hearts are far from Him. Not because they are bad, but rather they lack. Unless our worship is taught from on high by those having authority to do so, and is filled with the light of the Spirit of almighty God, it lacks the nourishment and power to save and lift. Satan is ever trying to destroy the light of God where ever it shines. Therefore God’s people are hit hard. Hold on. Hold on. God’s Mercy is extended to us through the ministries of the Church. However He cannot look upon sin in the least degree of allowance, and as previously mentioned, this is where individual repentance comes into play and why we have been told in revelation (teach nothing but repentance unto this people). If we repent and seek to keep the commandments of God, we shall be forgiven. If we forever avoid repentance thinking we are whole of ourselves then we have a rude awakening waiting for us when it is measured to us as we have measured to others. God has given us extra precious testimony like the Book of Mormon and intends on giving us much more, when he finds faithful people, willing to do the work. This scripture mentions a time when Peace shall be taken from the earth and the Devil have power over his dominion. This is probably what is described as the time when unless we are willing to take up arms against our Brother we must flee to Zion. Even in this God has prepared a way for His people. God shall bring his Holy City and Kingdom into the hearts of His people and in reality here upon the earth. How much has our Heavenly Father done for us if we will but believe and act accordingly. This scripture points out a lot of the serious consequences associated with God’s displeasure with the world in the state it is presently in. Yes God is going to do terrible things to the willfully ungodly. However if you stand in Holy places with your thoughts ever lifted to God in praise and thanksgiving, doing all things in and through the name of Christ, keeping the integrity of your faith, you shall be blest. Remember as you have treated your fellow man, no matter how you have justified it in your own minds is how you shall be treated. May we always be humble, full of love, repentant at all times, is my prayer for you and I, in the name of Jesus Christ I ask it, Amen.
Testimony “Forgiveness and Judgment” by Sr.Janice Kerswell, Kingston Branch, Queensland. When I was a very little girl my father wasn’t of our faith and my mother’s dearest wish was for her children to learn of the beliefs she loved so much. It was with much sacrifice that my mother got us to church. She was not allowed to go herself. We had to catch a bus to the Gabba, a tram to Buranda and then walk up to the church. The buses only ran every 1 & ¼ hours. We either got to the church far too early or we got there as they were singing the first hymn. My brother would take my hand as we walked up the first few steps then wait till we could go in. He would turn to me and say “can you feel the Love”. I would always answer “yes”. How we loved to feel that. It wasn’t until I was a woman, that I realised it was the Holy Spirit. We all suffered a lot to go to church but hated to miss going. I was pondering on these memories and wondered what has happened to us today. Do I feel his Spirit when I walk into the church building I have to answer “no”. Do I feel his spirit in the services? “Only on rare occasions”. But do I hear judgment? “a lot”. The thing is when we are judging, we have to remember we are all sinners. Some people’s sins are more open to see, but we all sin and need to be concentrating on removing and repenting of the sins we have. Maybe a bit of love will help people through their situations and in some cases’ we should pray about the situation and let God be the judge. He sees our hearts. I committed a sin when I was young and for 3 years could not forgive myself. I was told under administration twice that I was forgiven for the sin that was troubling me. I still doubted he had forgiven me. The second time I was told to go on from that day & put it behind me as I was forgiven. These Elders did not know of my concerns. If God can forgive me, I feel we need to be careful how we judge others, because as we judge we will be judged. ****************** Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch, Kelvin View submitted by Elder Murray Broughton
October 22,2017--Study on Genesis 11: 1 – 6. Book of Ether.chapter 1: 7 – 81.
October 29,2017--Reading: Judges 7: 1 - 9. Text--1 Samuel 14: 6. Sermon: But many, or by few?
Trying time, devoted Saints must be prepared and willing to give and be obedient,(not half hearted).
Nov.5,2017--Communion Service
1 Peter, chapter 1;3,4 & 19 - 25. Text: Lively Hope ( Living Hope).
Nov.12,2017--Hymn singing with scriptures reading. Psalm 100, Colossians 3: 16 -17.
Ephesians 5: 19 - 20; Colossians 2: 6 - 10; Isaiah:35: 8 & 9.
Nov.19,2017--Prayer and Testimony Service
Readings :D & C 18: 4a ; Alma 12 : 1 - 6; Matthew 13: 35 - 45
Psalm 55: 16 & 17; 2 Nephi 11: 145.
Reading: The Ministry of Swen Swenson, from the Tidings of Zion page 15.(Please read)
We have been remembering and praying for the needs of those people who have lost their love ones.
I am looking forward to going to the Philippines. We leave on the fourth week of December. We will go direct to Trece Martirez City and we have a baptism the next day; confirmation and communion service following after the baptism. We will then travel to the country (Pangasinan) where we will stay for 3 weeks.
Please remember us in your prayers, and pray the Lord for his guidance and protection in our traveling.
Sister Elma Grayden is still playing the organ at 91 years of age. I thank the Lord for her and her faithfulness.
My thoughts and love are for all the saints, God Bless us all..
Philippines Visit. Elder Murray & Sr.Delma Broughton will be flying to the Philippines on 22nd December to visit and minister there and will return to Australia on 25th January. Please pray that God’s Spirit may accompany them and that blessings for the people there will be manifest.
Sr.Mary Dunn is now in residence in aged care at Sunset Lodge, 49-53 Bannaby St, Taralga, NSW. 2580
Please keep remembering her in your prayers as she is at the stage where she is having memory problems. **********************
Tamworth News submitted by Sr.Helen Archer
Sunday 29th October. Our Service was held at Deacon Roy and Sr. Daphne Schubert's home. We had visiting with us; our son Danny, his friend Kris and her Dad and Stepmother.. Elder Danny Archer gave the message. A fellowship lunch followed
Sunday 5th of November. Elder Peter and Sr. Helen Archer, Deacon Roy and Sr. Daphne travelled to Parkville to give ministry to Brother Johnathon and Sr. Patty Fulton. Sr. Patty was there from Townsville to help her brother. We had a lovely Sacrament Service. We had a fellowship lunch after the service
Sunday 19th November. Our Service was held at Elder Peter and Sr. Helen Archer”s place with Elder Peter giving the message on Lazarus rising from the dead. Sr. Daphne and Deacon Roy stayed for lunch after Church.
Brother Bob Wilkinson has been away visiting with his sister in Sydney, while his brother in-law has been in hospital having hip Surgery.
Wishing everyone a Blessed Christmas from the Tamworth Group.
Hope you have some special time with your families.
************* Please include in your prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing Gwen Whately, Elma Grayden Mary Dunn Alma & Janice Kerswell Monique Hummel & Family George Parker Dirk Waasdorp Jonathon Page Adrienne & Robert Windsor Audrey Kerswell Peter Archer Gary Rowlatt ****************
17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151 ACTIVITY SCHEDULE. DECEMBER, 2017.

Sun. 3rd. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder N.Rowlatt Elder A.Kerswell
Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell 11.10 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder N.Rowlatt


Sun. 10th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers: Cathy Melling
10.00 a.m. CHRISTMAS SERVICE. Priest P.Churchill
Musical Item for Service. Linda
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH Ladies to organize.

Sun. 17th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Rebecca Melling Flowers: Janice Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder N.Melling Elder N.Rowlatt
Musical Item for Service: Rebecca and Gary
11.10 a.m. Class. Elder N.Churchill
Youth Class. Sr.Jillian Maas

Sun. 24th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Jillian Maas Flowers: Linda Kerswell
10.00 a.m. CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE: Elder G.Melling & Family
Musical Item for Service. Jillian & Linda
Followed by Fellowship Christmas cuppa and biscuits
Sun. 31st. NO SERVICE

8th Rebecca Kerswell 9th Neville Churchill 14th Janice Kerswell 17th Joanne Kerswell
22nd Sue Parker 27th Luke Scott 30th Del Churchill

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

Sun. 7th. 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder A.Kerswell Elder N.Rowlatt
Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell 11.10 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder A.Kerswell

Sun. 14th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Linda Kerswell Flowers: Rebecca Melling
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G.Melling Elder N.Churchill
Musical Item for Service. Cathy, Jillian and Rebecca
11.10 a.m. Class. Elder N.Rowlatt
Youth Class. Sr.Jillian Maas
followed by a Fingerfood Fellowship Lunch (please bring suitable food)

Sun. 21st. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Jillian Maas Flowers: Janice Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder N.Rowlatt asstd,by Elder G.Melling
Musical Item for Service: Glenn and Linda
11.10 a.m. Class. Elder N.Churchill
Youth Class. Sr.Jillian Maas

Sun. 28th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Rebecca Melling Flowers: Del Churchill
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE Elder N.Churchill Elder N.Melling
Musical Item for Service: Jillian and Cathy
11.10 a.m. Class. Elder N.Melling
Youth Class. Sr.Jillian Maas

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS. 30th Elsie Melling

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. Q4161

We have combined December & January editions again. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all who have contributed to the Australian Restoration News over the past 12 months with articles, testimonies, reports and news, and we ask for your continued support and literary contributions over the next year.
We wish everyone a joyous Christmas as we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus, and share with family and friends. We pray that God will pour wonderful blessings on each one as we endeavor to serve him in the new year of 2018. Elder Noel Rowlatt (Editor)
Isaiah 9: 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7. Of the increase of his government and peace there is no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Neil Steede​ - Update 11/23/17​

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: David Brown

Neil Steede​ - Update 11/23/17​

Hello All,

Well, it appears that there may be a Round Two to Neil's dilemma. He went for physical therapy on Tuesday and it was a very rigorous session, then Wednesday he spent most of the day confused, slumped over sleeping in his chair. When he went to the front door, he fell into a bunch of boxes and it took two people to help him get up. Because of his confusion, fatigue and imbalance, they sent him to the hospital about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

He is currently in Truman West to undergo testing. He called me about 10 PM last evening and was sounding very good, but he said it was the first time yesterday that he felt alert and aware, and he had no recollection of Wednesday prior to the ambulance ride to Truman. Please keep Neil in your prayers and also those who are providing his care that they may be able to identify what is occurring with his neurological system.

In the Bonds of Christ,
David B. Brown

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


From: Jill Gowan


Moving? Organizing? Need boxes for your Christmas Decorations?
I have a plethora of boxes.

Email me or text please. First come first served.

Jill Gowan

Need to send Christmas Packages to Ohio

From: Phillis Bailey

Need to send Christmas Packages to Ohio

I am needing to connect with someone traveling from Independence area to NE Ohio, Kirtland area. I have Christmas presents to send to my daughters and family in Kirtland. I would rather send them with someone than to send them in the mail. I have made warm PJ sets for them and a fleece blanket as well as a quilt. I can put them in deflatable bag to compress the air out to conserve space.

I thought if anyone was here for Thanksgiving and going back near there. They are ready to send. Or if someone is traveling t-hat way in December. I would love to be able to ship them with someone.

PM me Phillis Bailey on Facebook. or call 816-690-7156

Phillis Bailey

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.