Friday, March 23, 2018

Free School Materials

From: Cheryl Hout

Free School Materials

I have school materials that I wish to give to the cause of building up the waste places of Zion. I wish to give to Restoration groups homeschooling or not. My other choice is to give to another country. I prefer to give to local Zionic endeavors.

The materials tend to be for elementary grade levels and will need sorted through for such. There are also paperback books for a reading library.


Missionary Teams in Australia, Rwanda, Kenya

From: Paul Gage

Missionary Teams in Australia, Rwanda, Kenya

Thanks for the prayers for the missionary teams.

There still two elders in Australia. Kevin Humphrey will be returning around April 10th and Tom Rindels will be returning around May 10th.

The team that was in Rwanda and the team that was in Kenya are all back home.

Thanks to everyone who was praying for Presler Odida, one of Eric and Pam's sons.
He was having abdominal pains and a high white blood count.
He is now well and back in school.

Other missionary teams will be going to Canada, Nepal, the Philippines and possibly other areas in April and May. Keep the prayers going.

Praise the Lord!
God bless
Paul Gage

Francis Harper Message for 3/23/18

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 3/23/18

Dear Ones,

As we approach the season of Passover and the Resurrection, our minds should be focused on the words of John the Baptist, and of John, the beloved apostle. “Behold the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). “. . . the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).

We need to remember the words of Jesus: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:13-14). In the book, Fundamentals, by F. Henry Edwards, pages 120-121, a story is shared which beautifully illustrates sacrificial love.

“There is a story of a little girl whose mother was a singularly beautiful woman except for her hands, which were badly disfigured. One evening, in an outburst of affection, the little girl said, ‘Mother, you are beautiful, and I love you very, very dearly.’ Then, wishing to be honest, she added, ‘Except for your hands.’ Drawing the girl closely to her, the mother answered, ‘Daughter, let me tell you a story. Many years ago, when you were just a little girl, my hands were as beautiful as my face. One night, when I came back from visiting some friends, I was horrified to find our house on fire, and the fireman apparently unable to do anything about it. Of course, the first thing I said was, Where is my little girl? Somehow, everyone had taken for granted that you were safe, but I soon realized that you were still in that blazing building. I am not sure what happened during the next few minutes, although I remember the firemen trying to hold me, and saying that I could not go into the house. But I pulled away from them, and after a few terrible minutes of groping through that blazing furnace, I was back again in the cool night air, and I had you with me. My poor hands were terribly burned, and I have never looked the same since; but for some reason I have not minded nearly as much as you would expect.’ The little girl was quite silent for a moment; then she said, ‘Mother dear, you are beautiful, and I love you more than I can tell. Your hands are the most beautiful of all.’”

The death of Jesus, as ugly as it was, becomes beautiful when we see his crucifixion as an act of love. Some of the words of the hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” come to mind: “When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the Prince of glory died, . . . love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”

The crucifixion of Jesus is more than fiction. It was an actual historical event, which happened in Jerusalem, on the “preparation of the Passover” (John 19:4). God arranged to have his Lamb; the Son of God, slain at the right season, on the right day [the day of preparation] at the right hour [3:00 p.m.], when all the Passover lambs in Israel were being slain.

It was by the blood of a lamb smeared on the doorposts of each home that the children of Israel were spared in Egypt. Likewise, it is by the blood of the Lamb of God that we can be made fit to dwell with God in his eternal kingdom. After the shedding of the blood of the Lamb of God on Mount Moriah, in Jerusalem, Jesus said, “Ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood . . . Ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit (3 Nephi 4:49).

And so at this season, as in all seasons we, as his prodigal sons and daughters, need to “come to ourselves” and return to our Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. He will receive us with open arms. This is atonement; becoming one with the Father and Son. As Jesus prayed, “That they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 17:21).

My love to all,
Francis Harper


Remission of Sin

I asked the Lord, "Why did Jesus have to die in such a cruel way?" He answered, "Without shedding of blood is no remission" (Hebrews 9:22). Sin is a universal problem. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Therefore being justified only by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; whom God has set forth to be a propitiation [payment for sin] through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past . . ." (Romans 3:23-25). Sin is like a cancerous growth which will destroy our physical bodies, unless by some means remission is attained. Quite often after a period of time the cancer will return. Likewise, after our sins are remitted [forgiven] we must constantly strive to retain a remission of our sins. King Benjamin described the process of receiving a remission of sins: "And they viewed themselves in their own carnal state, even less than the dust of the earth. And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying, O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of Christ, that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, and our hearts may be purified: For we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God . . . And it came to pass that after they had spoken these words, the Spirit of the Lord came upon them, and they were filled with joy, having received a remission of their sins, and having peace of conscience, because of the exceeding faith they had in Jesus Christ . . ."

(Mosiah 2:2-6). Isaiah also spoke of the remission of sins and the atonement; the reconciliation of sinful man with his Creator: "Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:6-7).

Some subscribe to the "once saved, always saved" theology. This is fallacious thinking. Peter warned, "For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they had known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire" (2 Peter 2:20-22). Paul also warned, "But I keep . . . my body, and bring it into subjection; lest by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway" (1 Corinthians, 9:27). King Benjamin counseled: ". . . humble yourselves even in the depths of humility, calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith . . . And behold, I say unto you, that if ye do this, ye shall always rejoice, and [will] be filled with the love of God, and [will] always retain a remission of your sins; And ye shall grow in the knowledge of the glory of him that created you, or in the knowledge of that which is just and true" (Mosiah 2:21-23).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dorothy Hall Service and Obituary

Gregory Lyons

Dorothy Hall Service and Obituary

Saturday, March 24 at South Crysler Restoration Branch

9:30-10:00 a.m. - Visitation
10:00-11:00 a.m. - Memorial Service


Dorothy Jean Hall – October 6, 1939 – March 17, 2018

Dorothy Jean Hall was born on October 6, 1939, to Doc and Maude Johnson in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She spent her young adult years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she began to start her family. In 1989 Dorothy and her loving husband Thomas made Independence, Missouri their home.

Dorothy was baptized in the RLDS church at a young age and was a devoted member of South Crysler Restoration Branch where she shared her gift of music as an organist for the church. Dorothy was a devoted woman of God and loved sharing her spiritual knowledge and unwavering faith with all of those around her. Her true passion was her love for the Lord and she was a voracious reader of scripture and good church books.

Dorothy transitioned into eternal rest peacefully on March 17, 2018, with her loved ones at her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Doc and Maude Johnson, husband Thomas Hall, son Roger Johnson and daughter Myling Sophia Hall. Sisters Lillian Ware, Alma English, Viola Johnson, and Lovely Pitts. Brothers Daniel Johnson, Edward Johnson, Raleigh Johnson and Leroy Johnson

She leaves those to cherish her precious memory. Daughters: Dorothy (Jose) Garcia of Independence, MO., Thomasine Bennett of Independence, MO. Sons: Alex (Janet) Johnson of Leavenworth, KS., Leon Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO. Andre Hall of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Derek (Judy) Hall of Kansas City, MO. Sisters: Virginia Johnson and Fannie Brown both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brother: Paul Johnson of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Anyone Collect Postage Stamps?

From: Paul Ludy

Anyone Collect Postage Stamps?

Back in the old days people did!

I just uncovered 5 or 6 boxes of used stamps from around the world. Some are grouped in baggies and most are just loose. They are probably not valuable--but we understand the enjoyment is mostly in the hunt.

These are free to a collector.

Please call me at 816 210-8450 to arrange pickup or delivery.

Paul V. Ludy
Bates City, MO 64011

For New & Used RLDS Books go to OLDBOOKMAN.US

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

CPRS Spring Play

From: Pam Chrislip

CPRS Spring Play

Center Place Restoration School
Spring Play
"The Masterpiece"

Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at 7:00 PM

Tickets are $7.00 per person and are available in the school office or at the door on the nights of performance. The box office opens at 6:15 PM, auditorium opens for seating at 6:30 PM, and the performance begins at 7:00 PM.

Please come support our youth as they share an evening of smiles, faith, and worship.

Proceeds go to the CPRS Tuition Assistance fund.

2018 Women’s Spring Retreat

From: Angela Goff

2018 Women’s Spring Retreat

“The Lord Carries Us Through Our Brokenness”

April 14, 2018
Atherton Restoration Branch
4910 N Main Street
Independence MO 64058

Please join us for a morning of worship and fellowship, followed by lunch, on the morning of April 14, 2018. The topic of “The Lord Carries Us Through Our Brokenness” will be shared throughout the morning classes. Our speakers will be Melanie Coonts and Charlotte Anderson.
Pastor: Elder Jason Howard

Registration: Begins at 8:30 a.m.
Retreat to start at 9:00 a.m. and go through noon.
Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by:
Restoration Women’s Council
Any questions: Contact Mary Prater at 816-277-8885

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gun Auction- 80 Guns-Ammo-Reloading Supplies

​From: Charles Golden

Gun Auction- 80 Guns-Ammo-Reloading Supplies

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 AM CST
701 East Main
Maysville MO 64469

Local Owner is selling a 70 year collection of Guns-Ammo-Some US GI-Reloading Supplies

Doors Open at 10:00 A.M. At the June Conley Building

701 East Main
Maysville MO 64469
(East Edge of Maysville on Highway 6)


Guns -- Many Calibers of Ammo -- Holsters -- shot Gun and Riffle, Reloading Supplies -- Primers- Bullets- Powder -- collectible Ammo -- Much More!!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Giving the Basics

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

Giving the Basics

Dear, Saints,

Giving the Basics, a community support group started by Teresa Hamilton of Bob Hamilton Plumbing, was featured on the front page of the KC Star yesterday. I was intrigued to know more about it since I have been involved with community outreach for several months. Attached below is a link to a 7 minute video which I copied from their website. Giving the Basics supplies personal care products to 315 schools and agencies across the KC Metro area. There is so much convicting information in this short presentation. Please watch it to understand the magnitude of the problems our children face every day. Take note of the numbers the speakers talk about, that within the Shawnee Mission School District alone, there are 500 students who meet the federal guidelines of homeless, 10,000 children are economically disadvantaged, and 40% qualify for free and reduced fee lunches. It will take you to your knees asking the Lord for insight on what we all can say and do together for the Kingdom.

What Teresa Hamilton is doing is nothing short of Kingdom building whether she knows it or not, stepping in to fill a great need. Before Teresa got involved, community support groups like City Union Mission, the Good Samaritan Project, Salvation Army, and area school teachers were scrambling to find, and paying out of their own pockets for personal hygiene supplies for low income and homeless families they serve. With Giving the Basics in place as a linking distributor of these essentials, all these community groups have a consistent supply source. That is Kingdom style organization.

I disagree with Mrs. Hamilton on one point she made in the article, that this mission of hers isn’t about religion or politics, she just wants to free people from shame and help them get to a place where they can help themselves. It IS about religion because the followers of Jesus are commanded to take care of widows and the fatherless. It is critical to building the Kingdom. Restoration Saints are called to organize themselves to serve the needs of the poor, homeless, and fatherless. God is doing that work through others and we can feel good about supporting Giving the Basics, and learning from Teresa, praying and going about knowing what else God would have us do to make the Kingdom real here in this place and now.

What Giving the Basics is doing is being replicated across the country. It is coming out of the Center Place. It is not a Restoration group that is doing it, nevertheless other communities are seeing what is happening here and looking to this region for answers. God moves in mysterious ways to perform His works. We have great reason for hope here in the Center Place of Zion. It is AWESOME! To God be the Glory!

Muriel Luedeman

Bobcat Operator Wanted

From: Tanya Bausback

Bobcat Operator Wanted

Looking for a bobcat operator to fill and level an area where there used to be an above-ground swimming pool.
Seeking a person with experience and that will supply the bobcat to do the job.
Need the job to be done within the next 2 weeks and will pay per the job (not hourly).

Thank you!

Tanya Bausback
text or email to: 816-716-9260

Monday, March 19, 2018

Leota Faye (Eliason) Anderson Obituary

From: anderson.kelly

Leota Faye (Eliason) Anderson Obituary

Leota Faye (Eliason) Anderson passed away on March 15, 2018, in Lee's Summit, MO.

Leota, daughter of the late Warren H. and Ida C.(Staffanson) Eliason, was born in Malad City, Idaho. She grew up and completed high school in Leon, Iowa. On June 8, 1947 in Leon, Iowa, Leota married Dennis D. Anderson. Dennis worked for the Iowa Southern Utilities in Leon, Iowa, where he and Leota started their family, and worked together on their Eliason Dairy farm (affectionately known as Hillcrest). They later moved to Grinnell, Iowa where Leota was Director of Housekeeping at Grinnell College. At that time, she attended school to complete her LPN nursing degree at Marshalltown Community College in 1971. Shortly after graduation, Dennis & Leota moved to Independence, Missouri. Over the course of her career her passion was with the aging population. For eight years she worked at Independence Home Health Agency for the City of Independence where she became lifelong friends with her supervisor, LaDon Piepergerdes. When she was hired, during her interview LaDon said she wanted Leota because, "She would give this place some class!" Leota was beautiful inside and out with a Hollywood smile for all. Her family, as well as her church family, were very important to her. Affectionately called "Dode" by her grandchildren, she was frequently asked to give advice, help with illnesses and she was everyone's best friend. She was so very proud of her heritage in Montana and stayed strongly connected to her family there. She was a member of the South Crysler Restoration Church where she was very active and had many, many close friends.

Surviving family members are her sons, Douglas (Linda) Anderson of Kingsville, MO, Gregory (Tina) Anderson of Independence, KS, grandchildren Michael (Sarah) Anderson, Kelly Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Scott (Janet) Anderson, Briana Anderson, Michael (Samantha) Anderson, Amanda (Jesse) Moley, Ida Anderson and 10 great grandchildren. Leota is preceded in death by her brother Donald Eliason and her husband Dennis.

Visitation will be from 9-10 am Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Speaks Suburban Chapel. A Celebration of life will follow at 10 am at the chapel..
Please share you online condolences at:

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel; 816-373-3600

Art Lessons for Ages 3 - 13

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

Art Lessons for Ages 3 - 13

Dear, Friends,

If you have children or grandchildren, nieces and nephews, I highly recommend Young Rembrandts art lessons for them. Art lesson make excellent gifts that keep on giving benefits.

Speaking as a professional artist and instructor, every child is creative and needs to be encouraged to do art. Every child, whether he or she is gifted artistically, benefits from learning to do art through Bette Fetter’s Young Rembrandts fundamental drawing lessons. Art, like learning to play music, helps develop a child’s mental capacities, eye hand coordination, and transfers over into study habits in core subjects like math, language, and science. Children who do art and music, do better in school because learning to do art helps a child break down a subject into small segments which can be drawn and perfected with practice. At the same time, doing art is highly enjoyable for a child of any age, so the child is learning important things, but it doesn’t feel like it. It is more like play.

I encourage you to look up Young Rembrandts online. The lessons are very affordable. My good friend from my Hallmark days, Sarah Hirtzel, is the YR franchise owner for the KCMO area. Her contact information is 816-944-9064, and She is looking for teachers as well as students. This teaching experience is well worth the time and effort. I just finished a year as one of her instructors. It is excellent for retired teachers and those who want something extra to do which is meaningful and satisfying.

Muriel Luedeman

Restoration Hymn Festival

From: Alan and Valle Smith

Restoration Hymn Festival

Restoration Hymn Festival to be held at the Stone Church at 7:00 p.m April 6.
The Pastors of Zion, Conference of Restoration Elders, JCRB, Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Community of Christ and LDS are all helping with the program.

Alan Smith

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Organic Garden Vegetable Plants For Sale

From: Kelli Miesse

Organic Garden Vegetable Plants For Sale

Hey, everybody. It’s Organic Vegetable time again!

All vegetables and herbs will be priced at $3-$5, are hand-grown, organic plants, raised in my backyard and greenhouse. If you would like to reserve them, please send a pre-order request to: with what you want, and how many. Otherwise, Walkup Plant Sales will start approx the 3rd week of April. Please feel free to call with questions: (816) 516-6593.

Available plants:

Cherokee Purple
Better Boy
Early Girl
Amana Orange
Yoder Yellow
Mr Stripey
Pink Girl
Sweet Cherry
Red Zebra
Yellow Pear
Black Krim
Pink Vernissage
Red, orange Grape

Bell Peppers
Green, Yellow, Orange or Red
Hot Peppers (limited supply)

Crookneck yellow
Straight yellow


Straight Eight



Beans (Green, Purple Thai, Black)

Sugar Snap Peas

Herbs (basil, thai basil, cilantro, dill – there may be others, but won’t know for a few weeks how well they are growing)

SCRB Summer Coed Volleyball League forming teams now!

From: Judi Faunce

SCRB Summer Coed Volleyball League forming teams now!


FRIDAYS, STARTING JUNE 1st – JULY 20 or 27 6:00-10:00 PM

How to pick your teams:
1. Get a commitment from 8 to 15 players who will play on your team. Ages are from 8th grade to Adult +!
2. Forfeits are not fun! So, be sure you have enough players to field a team each and every Friday night!
3. We want to play co-ed competition, so no all female or all male teams. (Cannot have more males on the court than females at any time, but must have at least 2 males.)
4. WE NEED MORE ADULTS PLAYING! These games are family friendly! We have a lot of talent that sits in our pews that could be playing on our courts on Friday nights!
5. Deadline for turning in your team roster is May 27!
6. A fee of $5 per player needs to be collected by your team captain and turned in, preferably with your proposed roster.
7. As soon as possible let me know you plan to have a team and submit a team name so I can begin to set up the schedule of matches.
8. If you are having trouble finding enough players use this as an outreach tool and recruit outside your congregation or combine with another congregation! Just be sure they understand that this is a Christian League with an expected code of conduct.

Judi Faunce
1613 N Emery Street
Independence MO 64050
Phone: 816-716-9469

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Missionary Report from Australia - March 17

From: Paul Gage

Missionary Report from Australia - March 17

Greetings Saints,

The Missionary team of Elders Kevin Humphrey and Tom Rindels, from Missionary RB, left March 6, 2018 for Australia. They arrived safely in Sydney and then flew on to Tamwowrth, New South Wales (NSW) the home of Peter, Helen and David Archer, Roy and Daphne Schubert, and Bob Wilkinson. After a few days there and having services on Sunday, March 11, 2018, they headed to Goondiwindi and had a nice visit, Sacrament Service and lunch with a dear 90 year old Saint named Laurel Thompson

They journeyed on to Miles, Queensland, (QLD) and then to Mackay, QLD. On Wednesday, March 14th they arrived in Townsville, QLD about noon. This took two and a half days and traveling 1800 kiliometers which is 1118 miles. Townsville is the home of Michael and Patricia Fulton, and their daughter and her husband, John and Rachel Todd and children, Emmaline, Gabriel and Alexandra. Brother Fulton is in great need of the prayers of the Saints.

The elders will be leaving Townsville Sunday or Monday, March 18-19 and heading for Maryborough QLD to visit Alva Robinson and then to Brisbane QLD.

NSW and QLD are states/provinces in Australia like the states in the USA.

Please keep the elders and the Saints in your prayers.

Missionary teams are also in Rwanda and Kenya in East Africa. Sylvia Powell has been ill, but I have not heard anything in few days.

In Christ,
Paul Gage

Sectional For Sale

From: Mrs Bauman

Sectional For Sale

Call Catherine Bauman for more details.
Click on link to see full listing:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Farm Raised Angus Cross Beef For Sale

From: Carl Martens

Farm Raised Angus Cross Beef For Sale

Freezer Beef For Sale - Farm Raised Angus Cross

We have grain finished farm raised steers with May processing appointments, meat will be ready for pick up around the first of June. Will sell by whole, half or quarter.

For info please call
Carl at: 816-560-6024
Becky at: 816-560-6044
or email:

Carl and Becky Martens

Francis Harper Message for 3/16/18

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 3/16/18

Will He Find Faith?

“I tell you that he will come, and when he does come, he will avenge his saints speedily, Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8).

When the Son of Man cometh shall he find faith on the earth? This is a question we should be asking ourselves. When the Lord comes, will he find faith in me? Will he find faith in the hearts of my children? Will he find faith in my church family; my community; my country?

The level of faith in the hearts of the people in our nation has dwindled. In America, during the thirty year period of 1960 to 1990, crime quadrupled, divorce doubled, single parent homes tripled and forty percent of all children were being born out of wedlock. Since 1990, the dwindling in unbelief has continued. Today, “almost half of all children are born out of wedlock, and even more are being raised by single mothers” (Philadelphia Inquirer, August 9, 2017).

Saints of God, we must watch and pray lest we be overcome by the avalanche of sin and wickedness which is sweeping over our nation. We need to heed the words of Jeremiah, “Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in the way, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way. [Jesus is the ‘way, the truth and the life’ (John 14:6)] and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16).

“The behavioral norms (based upon sound Christian principles) that were almost universally endorsed between the end of World War II and the mid 1960’s were: get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language. Be respectful of authority. Refrain from substance abuse and crime” Adapted from a speech delivered on December 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C., as a part of the AWC Foundation Lecture Series).

These behavioral norms were widely accepted in the mid-1960’s because Christianity was still being taught; it was widely accepted and practiced by most Americans. Marriage was based on scriptural teaching that it was to be a covenant relationship between a man and a woman until death. Parents were to bring up their children in the way they should go . . . the parable of the talents was taught to encourage them to develop strong bodies and minds. The scriptural teachings that men should work, go the extra mile, love his neighbor and that it was “more blessed to give than receive,” were the rules that guided our lives.

Beginning in the sixties, the Supreme Court decisions, making Bible reading and religious instruction unconstitutional in our public schools, led the way to a breakdown of the spiritual laws that had previously given strength to our nation. Legalized abortion, same-sex marriage and the use of mind-altering drugs will lead to an even greater decline in the moral fabric of our country. Will the tide be turned? Will he find faith when he returns?

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; 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).

Although the number will be few, he will find faith on the earth when he comes. The question is, will we be among the Saints who will be gathered to meet the Lord when he comes?

“Behold, the way for man is narrow . . . and the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel: And he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way, save it be by the gate, for he can not be deceived . . .” (2 Nephi 6:81-82). He that would enter some other way is “the same as a thief and a robber” (John 10:1).

Colbern Road and Oak Grove Preaching Series

From: Michael Barrett

Colbern Road and Oak Grove Preaching Series

Colbern Road and Oak Grove Restoration Branch invite all to a spring preaching series April 22 - 25th

Sunday morning 11:00 a.m. and evening 7:00 p.m. Speaker Elder Lyle Smith at Oak Grove Restoration Branch
Monday and Tuesday evening 7:00 p.m. Speaker High Priest Marlin Guin at Colbern Road Restoration Branch
Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service at Oak Grove Restoration branch.

We have purposefully not selected a theme and are praying for the Lord to direct these men to bring the spiritual food the flock needs at this time. Please join us in your prayers.

Mike Barrett

Thursday, March 15, 2018

1500 - 2000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles to Borrow or Buy

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

1500 - 2000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles to Borrow or Buy

Muriel and Jenna Luedeman would like to borrow or buy Jigsaw puzzles with at least 1500 pieces.

Shortest measurement should be 30” or less.

Call us at 816-726-8425 or email:

Muriel Luedeman

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Restoration Choir and Orchestra Resurrection Services 2018​

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Larry Ward

Restoration Choir and Orchestra Resurrection Services 2018​

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Alma Rhoads Memorial Service

From: Bill and Saralee Rhoads

Alma Rhoads Memorial Service

Services for Alma: There will be a Memorial Service at Atherton at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The church will be open with music and slides at 6:30 p.m., just before the service. Instead of a meal, the family is asking friends to stay for snacks and fellowship afterward. Alma was not a formal kind of guy. Further, there will be cards to write on, to share fun memories of times with him. We’d like to put together a book of memories for his children.

Book of Mormon Round Table for March

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

Book of Mormon Round Table for March

Book Of Mormon Round Table

The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 6pm

Presenter / Speaker: Bob Myers

“Why Do New Testament Phrases

Appear in the Book of Mormon?”

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)

Queen Size Mattress

From: Joan Sharkey

Queen Size Mattress

Queen mattress in good condition with built in electric heater.

Brand is Flair


Joan Sharkey

Job Openings - Liberty

From: Kyle Bryant

Job Openings - Liberty

We have a few job openings up here in Liberty.

We have a 2nd shift Shipping Clerk and a 2nd shift Hoist Operator position posted.....

Have them apply online at, and there is a spot where they can put my name is as a referral. (Kyle Bryant)

Home - LSC Communications
x LSC Communications is excited to announce that we have acquired The Clark Group!
Go here to learn more about Clark:

Thank you!

Nanci Needs Hay. . .

From: Dan Hood

Nanci Needs Hay. . .

My wife likes to garden using lots of hay mulch, preferably older "spoiled" hay that is not much good for anything else. Her source for the last couple of years has only top grade hay at this time, so we are looking for a source of spoiled or otherwise useless hay. We have had the big round bales in the past, but I have no way to haul them. . .would prefer small bales.

Please call Nanci at (816) 833-5978 or
Dan at (816) 401-2644 or
email Dan:


Monday, March 12, 2018

Scout Troop 216 - 2018 Pancake Breakfast

From: David McLean

Scout Troop 216 - 2018 Pancake Breakfast

Plan on eating some pancakes this coming Saturday with Scout Troop 216
2018 Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 a.m.
4516 S Phelps Road
Independence MO 64055

CPRS Preschool OPEN ENROLLMENT for 2018-2019

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From: Center Place Restoration School

CPRS Preschool OPEN ENROLLMENT for 2018-2019


Open Enrollment has Begun!

CPRS is happy to announce that enrollment is open to the general public for our 2018-2019 preschool program!

Classes will be half-days on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To enroll, students must be 4 years old by July 31. The enrollment fee is $45 and the supply fee is $40, both to be paid at the time of enrollment. Monthly payments are $144. With the exception of a later start date (beginning the Monday of our first full week in August) the preschool's annual calendar will follow the same days as the regular CPRS calendar.

Class size is limited, so be sure to call and schedule an appointment with our Administrator right away!

Center Place Restoration School

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lonnie Griffin Obituary and Memorial Service


Lonnie Griffin Obituary and Memorial Service

Lonnie LaRue Griffin, 75, passed away on March 9, 2018.
Lonnie was a member of the Church of Christ, Restored Waldo Ave. Branch, he served the Lord, Jesus Christ as a priest in the church until his death.
Lonnie loved children and last worked as a bus monitor for head start for the Independence School District. He retired from that job in May of 2015 and then started volunteering at Lunch Partners in Independence. He enjoyed serving patrons that came to Lunch Partners and helping them in any way he could.
Lonnie is survived by his wife of 19 years, Deana Lasley Griffin, his sons Chad and wife Olga of Lenexa Kansas, Boyd of Independence, Mo and his daughter, Amanda Wadkins of Pelican, Louisiana. He is also survived by grandchildren Valerie Velikaya,Thomas Mahaffey and Ryleigh Garret and step grandchildren Samantha Stoddard, Cassandra, Trevor and Jacob Wheeler, Christian Witt, Gabriel, Eric, and Anthony Lafaber, Krysta Beudoin, and adopted granddaughter Karla Stump. He also has 4 great grandchildren.

Memorial services for Lonnie will be March 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Living Hope Restoration Branch on Crysler Ave.

Sermon Topic Search

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From: Nancy Skelton

Sermon Topic Search

Does anyone remember a sermon given at Atherton Restoration Branch (or another branch) where the speaker (I don't remember his name) told of (I don't remember if it was a story or dream or experience) a room with drawers the size of index cards. These drawers lined all of the walls of this room and contained cards that had a sin written on it that this person had committed during his lifetime. ​T​his person had been taken into this room by an angel? and was admonished that if he did not change his ways that he would not be included in the Lamb's book of life when he finally did pass away and was judged by the Heavenly father - for the Heavenly father would look at these cards before passing judgement upon him. And that he should work diligently to have each card destroyed before he died.

Would anyone know who gave this sermon and how I might obtain a copy of this sermon? If anyone has one I could borrow, please, I would really appreciate it.

I am also looking for a CD called "Miracle of Faith" by Steve Courtney that I could please borrow?
I promise not to keep them more than a few days.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Missouri Oratorio Society and the Elijah

From: Robyn

Missouri Oratorio Society and the Elijah

Dear Friends,

It's time for our quarterly update on what is happening with the Missouri Oratorio Society and the Elijah performance April 14, 2018!
Please visit us on our website at:
Please help us spread the word of this wonderful oratorio performance!

Events Coordinator for Missouri Oratorio Society

Artistic Director Cory S. Reames
816.838.6575 cell or text

Friday, March 9, 2018

Francis Harper Message for 3/9/18

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 3/9/18

Be Not Ashamed

Jesus said, “Whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own kingdom, clothed in the glory of his father, with the holy angels” (Luke 9:26).

Those who have an unshakable testimony of Jesus will never be ashamed of him and his word. Immature Christians are often hesitant to be identified as a follower of Jesus; this is especially true when Christians are being ostracized or persecuted for their belief in Jesus.

During the early morning hours of the day of the Lord’s crucifixion, Peter refused three times to acknowledge that he was a disciple of Jesus. His faith was being tested. At this point in his life, Peter’s faith and testimony of Jesus was not sufficient to help him overcome fear of being condemned to die with his Lord. Later, after his faith was strengthened, he was crucified upside-down for his testimony of Jesus. By this demonstration of his loyalty to the Lord and his words, Peter proved that he was no longer ashamed to be known as one of his disciples.

The followers of Jesus in America today are not physically threatened or persecuted for their faith, but they are occasionally shunned by their more worldly peers. Young people are often tempted to abandon their faith because of classmates, or peers, who do not fully accept their faith and testimony. Young people need to be fortified by good teaching before they reach this critical time of their lives. We need to pray for them as Jesus prayed for Peter: “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 . . .” (Luke 22:31-32).

The prophet, Lehi, had a dream which addresses this problem of believers becoming ashamed. Nephi, a son of Lehi, described his father’s dream, in which he saw “numberless concourses of people, many of whom were pressing forward, that they might obtain the path which led to the tree [of life] by which I stood. And it came to pass that they did go forth and commence in the path which led to the tree. And it came to pass that there arose a mist of darkness; yea, even a great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced on the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost. And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron [the word of God; the Scriptures], and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree. And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were ashamed.

“And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld on the other side of the river of water [filled with filthiness] a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth; And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; And their manner of dress was exceeding fine; and they were in the attitude of mocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at, and were partaking of the fruit. And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed because of those who were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost . . . And after they did . . . point the finger of scorn at me, and those that were partaking of the fruit also; but we heeded them not . . . for as many as heeded them had fallen away” (1 Nephi 2:65-84).

This account of Lehi’s dream, written more than twenty-five centuries ago, has never been more appropriate for people to consider than it is for us! Those who are followers of Christ today must become completely impervious to the influence of persons and things which would cause us to be ashamed of Jesus and his work.

In Town Reunion and CRE Announcement

From: Horn, Vim

In Town Reunion and CRE Announcement

Dear Saints-

The Pastors of Zion (POZ) and the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) are once again sponsoring a combined Reunion and Elders Conference. The Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Elders Conference will be held at the Center Place Restoration School (CPRS)/Waldo Ave Restoration Branch from June 24 to June 29, 2018. We invite all restoration branch saints and priesthood to consider participating in the 2018 Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders. We believe that this Reunion will once again be a wonderful opportunity for the Saints to draw close to the Lord and to each other.

You can register for the Reunion/Conference by going to the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) website at You can also go to the CRE website to print out a registration form. There is only one registration form for both the Reunion and the CRE. For more information, visit the CRE website, or call the CRE office. Local calls: 816-836-3421 or Toll free calls: 877-748-8947. (Please leave a message if no one answers) To register now, click the following link:

This year’s overall theme is, Zion the Beautiful (I Nephi 3:187-189 and Genesis 7:21-25). Zion the Beautiful beckons us on. Are we prepared to do what is needed to go onward to Zion? Are we committed to march on with a song? This year the reunion and conference will focus on our vision of Zion the Beautiful and learning of ways to seek to establish it. Below are the daily themes with some associated scriptures.

Sunday Zion the Beautiful Beckons Us On

Scriptures: Psalm 50:2 & 5; D&C 97:4a,c&d

Monday Onward to Zion—Seek to Bring Forth & Establish My Zion

Scriptures: D&C 12:2a-3b; DC 6:3a; D&C 10:3a; D&C 11:3b; D&C 38:4
Tuesday: Onward to Zion—Bind Yourselves with A Covenant
Scriptures: D&C 38:4; D&C 81:4c-5b; D&C 83:8; D&C 102:1-2; D&C 106:1a-2c; 4 Nephi 1:3-4; 4 Nephi 1:17-19
Wednesday: Onward to Zion—Prepare Yourselves and Your Families
Scriptures: D&C 64:7-8b; D&C 68:4a-g D&C 138:3a-e; D&C 140:5a-d
Thursday: Onward to Zion—Prepare Ye the Center Place
Scriptures: D&C 57:1; D&C 45:13; D&C 94; D&C 108:2a-4c; D&C 136:3; D&C 98:9a-11d
Friday: Onward to Zion—March on With a Song
Scriptures: Genesis 9:22; 2 Nephi 5:90-92; D&C 45:14; D&C 98:4f-g; D&C 100:3b-f

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Clarence Leo Carroll Jr. Services

From: Paul Gage

Clarence Leo Carroll Jr. Services

Clarence Leo Carroll Jr. passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his home.

He had suffered from cancer of the liver and bile ducts.

His Memorial Service will be:
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 am at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch, 819 W. Waldo Avenue, Independence, Missouri.

Visitation will be following the service. Lunch will follow visitation. All who desire to stay for lunch are welcome.

Missionary Prayer Request

From: Paul Gage

Missionary Prayer Request

Dear Saints,

Please uphold in prayer the missionaries that are in the field.

Australia Elders Kevin Humphrey and Tom Rindels March 6-May 8, 2018

Kenya Elder Doug Smith, Elder Val Brotherton and wife Anita, Sylvia Powell, Marilyn Middleton and Cara Smith March 8-20, 2018

Rwanda Elders Chris Capps and Eric Woolery March 6-20, 2018

Mark these names and dates on your calendar and put them on your branch prayer list.

Thank you and God bless
Paul Gage

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Reign of the Judges - Movie

Reign of the Judges - Movie

Title of Liberty


FEAST YOUR EYES-- OUR NEW POSTER! Like, Share, and whatever you do RESERVE YOUR SEATS for one of our premieres-- it's gonna be EPIC!


Concept Artist/Photographer: Chad Keyes

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bottler Needed

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From: Penny Curtis

Bottler Needed

We have a position open for a responsible person that is able to lift, carry and place 5 gallon bottles on the delivery truck. (40 lbs) It would be a perfect after school job or a few hours a day for someone wanting a little extra money. Can either bottle early before the route begins or in the afternoon or early evening when the driver gets back.

Call us today for an interview.

5 days a week about 2 hours per day

starting pay $8.50 per hour.

Penny Curtis

Pure Water Oasis
411 E 23rd Street
Independence MO 64055

MARCH 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion

From: Paul Gage

MARCH 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion

Dear Saints,

Please find attached the March, on-line- issue of Tidings of Zion.
Feel free to share and/or pass on as desired.

Pastors, if you or someone in your branch could copy this and have copies available at your branch, it would be appreciated.

God bless
Paul Gage
Publication Council
Conference of Restoration Elders


Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE)

MARCH 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion

Greetings to the Saints around the world,

Entering into the third month of this year, we are MARCHing on toward the Kingdom of God, hopefully. The CRE is continuing to plan and prepare for the annual Reunion/Conference in Independence, Missouri June 24-29, 2018. Information and schedules will be in the next regular issue of Tidings of Zion, which is at the printers at this time and should be in the mail in a week or so. Information can also be obtained by going to the CRE website at The next Tidings will also contain 2018 camp, reunion, and calendar events schedules as well as some vibrant testimonies from six elders in the Center Place.

The Pastors of Zion (POZ) held a combined Sacrament Service at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch/Center Place Restoration School on Sunday, March 4, 2018. More than 550 were in attendance, representing over ten branches. It was a very good service and a joy to be among so many Saints.

The Missionary Boards that function under the CRE are very active and sending forth missionary teams into all the world. (ARM) African Restoration Ministries is sponsoring two missions to Africa in March. A team consisting of Elder Doug Smith, Elder Val and Anita Brotherton, Sylvia Powell, and Marilyn Middleton will be in Kenya March 8-20 to conduct a women's retreat and other ministry. On March 6-20, Elders Chris Capps and Eric Woolery will be in Rwanda and will also visit the Saints from the Congo.

The Southeast Asia and Australian Ministries Board, (SEAAM) is sponsoring a mission to Australia March-May. Elders Kevin Humphrey and Tom Rindels leave Tuesday, March 6. Elder Humphrey will return about April 11 and Elder Rindels about May 8. They will be holding Sunday services in Tamworth, Townsville, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Euroa while visiting many of the Saints around the country. Missions to India, Nepal, the Philippines and other areas will take place in April and May.

Elder Brian Mundy has recently completed missions to England and Germany and plans to return in May. Europe is part of the mission field for (GEM) Greater European Ministries.

The CRE Domestic Outreach program is functioning, as well. Elder John Mundy is currently ministering in Arizona and California. Gary and Michael Livingston from Salem, Oregon will be visiting Saints in the Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada area in late March.

Center Place Restoration School is presenting the 27th Annual Restoration Celebration Spring play, "The Masterpiece." The play will be at 7pm on March 30-31 in the school auditorium at 819 W. Waldo Avenue, Independence, Missouri.


March 1 1830 Book of Mormon printed.

March 3 1865 US Congress authorized placing the words, "In God We Trust" on US currency.

1894 Temple Lot Decision giving the Kirtland Temple to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

1931 The Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem.

March 4 1789 The US Constitution took effect.

March 27 1836 Kirtland Temple Dedicated


March 11 2018 DST Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 am this Sunday.

Spring forward. Set clocks ahead one hour.

March 25 2018 is PALM SUNDAY


Perhaps you have heard of the "Clouds Over Zion" experience of Ray Huggett, back in 1958. Sister Hope Richards wrote a song, some years ago, entitled, "Is Zion Just a Dream?" Seemingly, there are still clouds over Zion which keep it from becoming a reality. A suggestion was once made to Obtain, Retain, Maintain, Sustain, and thus Gain "Zion."

Obtain: Set the goal, list your objectives, "see the picture," Get the Vision of Zion!

Retain: Hang on to your dreams, cling to the Rod of Iron, store the word of God in your heart and show it in your life.

Maintain: Guard against invasion by the adversary or anyone or anything that would try to "erase" your vision. Nurture and cherish the vision of Zion.

Sustain: Obey God's commandments, meet together often with the Saints, pray, fast, study, worship, visit and Live for JESUS AND ZION!




How long did it take Enoch to establish his Zion? Genesis 6:26 and 7:76-78. We still have ten months left in this year.

In and With Christ:

It is not so much where you have been, but where are you going?

It is not so much that you have been hurt, but will you heal?

It is not so much what you have done, but what you will do.

It is not so much whether you have fallen, but will you get up?

It is not so much that you are suffering, but how you bear your suffering.

It is not so much who you are, but who you can be IN CHRIST!

Bearing the Cross: Thomas a Kempis

Jesus hath many lovers of His Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross; He hath many desirous of consolation, but few of tribulation; He findeth many companions of His table, but few of His abstinence; All desire to rejoice with Him, but few are willing to endure anything for Him or with Him; Many follow Jesus into the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the Cup of His Passion, many reverence His miracles, but few follow Him to the Cross.

A Bit of Homely Philosophy

A philosopher said, once, that we could not prevent the birds from flying over our heads, but we could prevent them from building nests in our hair. We may not always be able to force or keep our thoughts altogether in subjection; but we can prevent them from making us do or say what is reprehensible. He that overcometh himself, you know, is greater than he that taketh a city. Do not let those evil or pernicious thoughts find lodgment, any of them, brethren, in your hearts, to continue there." Joseph Smith III, Conference Minutes, 1907. page 1024.


The Monthly-on-line-Tidings of Zion is an effort by the CRE to stay in closer contact with the Saints around the world. The regular Tidings of Zion is still published quarterly and the current issue should be in the homes by late March.

All are encouraged to send in testimonies, experiences, events, activities, etc. from families, groups, branches, or individuals. All contact information is always printed on the inside front cover of each issue of Tidings of Zion.

Job announcement 2018-04, CJA Panel Coordinating Attorney, NM

From: Shari Allison

Job Announcement 2018-04, CJA Panel Coordinating Attorney, NM

Please share the attached announcement with anyone who might be interested.
Shari Lynn Allison
Research and Writing Specialist
Federal Public Defender Office
506 S. Main, Suite 400
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-6930

Please post the following job announcement for the Federal Defender office in NM.


Melissa Read
Administrative Officer

Federal Public Defender
District of New Mexico
111 Lomas Blvd NW, Ste 501
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone - (505) 346-2489
Fax - (505) 346-2494


Margaret A. Katze Supervisory Assistant
Albuquerque Office 111 Lomas Blvd NW, Suite 501 Albuquerque, NM 87102 Tel: (505) 346-2489 Toll Free: 877-511-4686 Fax: (505) 346-2494
Stephen P. McCue Federal Public Defender Albuquerque
Barbara A. Mandel Supervisory Assistant
Las Cruces Office 506 S. Main, Suite 400 Las Cruces, NM 88001 Tel: (575) 527-6930 Toll Free: 855-527-6930 Fax: (575) 527-6933
The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full-time attorney to serve as the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Coordinating Attorney for the District of New Mexico.

The CJA Panel Coordinating Attorney will work closely with the Courts, the Federal Public Defender and the Defender Services Office to improve the quality of representation and the efficient management of the CJA Panel. Duties will include providing training and assistance to CJA Panel attorneys, assisting CJA Panel attorneys and the Court with the efficient processing of vouchers for reimbursement, and other duties as assigned consistent with the mission of the position. The CJA Panel Coordinating Attorney eventually will be required to supervise other staff in carrying out these functions. This is a full-time FPD staff attorney position that will not permit court appearances or the private practice of law.

Applicants must have an the following qualifications: an established working knowledge and demonstrated command of federal criminal law; at least five years’ experience practicing federal criminal law; significant experience working under the Criminal Justice Act; proficient data management and automation skills. The successful applicant also must be a self-starter with a positive work ethic, a reputation for personal and professional integrity, and an ability to work well with the Court, the Federal Public Defender, the Defender Services Office and members of the CJA Panel. There is a preference for applicants who have substantial experience billing under the Criminal Justice Act.

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school, licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; be a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and be a U.S. citizen or person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation as a federal employee. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Salary commensurate with experience. The Federal Public Defender operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A. The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer. Direct deposit of pay is mandatory.
In one PDF document, please submit a statement of interest and detailed resume of experience with three references to:

Stephen P. McCue, Federal Public Defender Reference 2018-04 in the subject line.
Applications must be received by April 16, 2018. The position will remain opened until filled and is subject to the availability of funding. No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The information contained in this electronic message is protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510, et seq., attorney-client privilege and/or attorney work product doctrine. It is intended for the use of the individual and/or entity named above and the privileges are not waived by virtue of this having been sent electronically. This e-mail contains confidential information belonging to the sender which may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the named recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of the e-mailed information is strictly prohibited. If you think you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by replying to the e-mail and by telephone at (575) 527-6930.
----- Forwarded by Shari Allison/NMF/10/FDO on 03/06/2018 02:54 PM -----

Riverboat Ramblers listen up please

From: Judith Hawley

Riverboat Ramblers listen up please

The Riverboat Ramblers, a singing group of Graceland College performed in the late 1970’s the song, “If We Have Faith”. Music by Ken Cooper and words by Judith Harden-Hawley.

I am looking for a copy, probably on cassette, of this group singing that song. I would like to use it at a Youth Retreat in West Virginia in mid April. If anyone has a copy of this song by the Riverboat Ramblers please contact me:

Judith Hawley, or phone 816-252-5373

This is not the song, “If We Have Faith” which the Brother John group wrote and sang many years later.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tom Hairabedian’s 94th Birthday

From: Carron Hairabedian

Tom Hairabedian’s 94th Birthday

Tom Hairabedian has recently moved back to Independence from California. His new residence is at The Villages of Jackson Creek in the Assisted Living Building, Room 214. He would enjoy visitors any time! There will be a birthday party for his 94th birthday on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the “Bear Lodge Room” at the Villages of Jackson Creek in the Assisted Living Building at: 3980 S Jackson Drive, Independence, MO 64057.

Please RSVP to his daughter by March 20th so plans can be made for refreshments.
Her email is:

Thank you

Gene Winslow Services

Gene Winslow Services

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Service: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Speaks Suburban
18020 E 39 Street S
Independence MO 60455

Read the Obituary at:

Please Pray for Ann Sanderson

From: G. Miller

Please Pray for Ann Sanderson

Ann has been feeling lethargic, run-down, and has a low-grade temp. She is taking an antibiotic that is making her sick and which is not working very well.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Looking to Purchase Vehicle

From: John Olivarez

Looking to Purchase Vehicle

We are looking to purchase a vehicle if anyone is looking to sell one of the following types:
Toyota Camry 130,000 miles or less
Honda Civic 4-Door or Accord 130,000 or less
Possibly Toyota Corolla 130,000 or less.

If you have purchased a new car or are thinking of purchasing one and have one of these you were going to trade in, email me to setup a time to look at it. This would be a personal vehicle for me and my wife, I'm not a car dealer. We have sold our vehicle and do have cash, if it is within our price range.

Thank you,
John Olivarez

Saturday, March 3, 2018

George Gross Obituary

From: Sallie Presler

George Gross Obituary

George Gross Jr., 92, of Deer Isle, Maine, and then Independence, Missouri, passed away February 11, 2018. Born March 27, 1925 in Stonington, Maine, he served proudly in the 107th Seabees during WWII in the Marshall Islands and on Tinian. George met Polly, his late wife, when his ship docked in Portland, Oregon, after the end of the war. He was only there for a few days until the Navy secured passage for him to return to Maine, but he saw Polly on the street corner and it was love at first sight. They were married a few months later. They had 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. They shared 66 years together before she passed. George was always active. He started the Stonington Lobster Co-op, built the Stonington Recreation Center, worked in real-estate, insurance, and helped charter a bank. He also led archaeological tours through Central America, was active in local politics, and traveled the United States as an elder in the R.L.D.S. Church preaching the love of Jesus. He loved to tell the story of Jesus.

His memorial service will be Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Visitation, 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service at:
The Gathering Place Worship Center
2820 M-291
Independence MO 64057

Friday, March 2, 2018

Spanish Service at Waldo, March 4

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

Spanish Service at Waldo, March 4

Bienvenido a Waldo!

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 night, March 4 at 6:00 PM. Address is 819 West Waldo Avenue, Independence, MO 64050.

Over the next several months, we will have having a series of classes for presenting the gospel in Spanish. These would be good opportunities to invite non-members, and also to equip the saints for sharing with others.

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.

Watch on Livestream at

The next service after this will be April 1, 6:00 PM (Easter).

Jon Tandy

Francis Harper Message - March 2, 2018

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message - March 2, 2018

Dear Ones,
We should take warnings and give warnings. The Lord has been warning our nation with preliminary judgments since 09/11/01. We have been called as watchmen. “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman . . . therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword [of justice] come and taketh him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. . . . But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword [of justice] come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand” (Ezekiel 33:3-10). Thus we see the sacred, solemn duty we have as watchmen to warn the people, beginning with members of our own families.
In The Book of Mormon, the same principle is applied to the watchmen. Jacob wrote, “. . . taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins of the people upon our own heads, if we did not teach them the word of God with all diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our mights, their blood might not come upon our garments; otherwise, their blood would come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the last day” (Jacob 1:19-20). Jacob was speaking primarily of the responsibility of the priesthood to teach and warn the people to repent and change their ways.
Some have quoted the late Billy Graham, wherein he stated that 70 percent of those who consider themselves Christians will not escape the “wrath to come.” I am using the words of John the Baptist, as he spoke to the religious people of his day (Matthew 3:33 IV; 3:7 KJV). We can take comfort in knowing that God will be our Judge, and his judgment will be just.
We must beware and resist the liberal theology accepted by many in our world today. “And there shall also be many which shall say, Eat, drink, and be merry; nevertheless, fear God, he will justify in committing a little sin; yea, lie a little, take the advantage of one because of his words, dig a pit for thy neighbor; there is no harm in this. . . . and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner . . .” (2 Nephi 12:10-12).
There is no such thing as a little sin! “. . . 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 . . .” (D & C 1:5f). “For we know it is by grace we are saved after all we can do” (2 Nephi 11:44). “And the Lord said unto me, Marvel not that all mankind, yea, men, and women, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, must be born again; yea, born of God, changed from their carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters; and thus they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in no wise inherit the kingdom of God” (Mosiah 11:186-187).
This is the warning and blessed hope we have to share with all who are within the range of our voices and who have ears to hear. Lord, give us the heart of Alma, who said, “O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people” (Alma 15:52).

My love to all,
Francis Harper


Warn the People

“Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned, to warn his neighbor; therefore, they are left without excuse, and their sins are upon their own heads” (Doctrine and Covenants 85:22a). On July 10, 2015, the words, “I send you forth to testify and warn the people” were repeated many times in my mind. The Holy Spirit was urgently reminding me of my calling. And I must add, this is the calling of every dedicated Christian. We must take our calling very seriously, “as we see the day approaching.” “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting [warning] one another; and so much the more, as you see the day [of the Lord] approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). Going to church on Sunday morning, and to the midweek prayer service, should not be a debatable issue in our homes. We promised to be faithful in our church attendance on the day of our baptisms. The streets are not crowded on Sunday mornings; they are often as silent as a morgue! Paul warned, “For he hath made it impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost . . . if they shall fall away, to be renewed again unto repentance . . . For the day cometh that the earth shall be cleansed with fire . . . therefore, they who bring forth not good fruits, shall be cast into the fire; for their end is to be burned” (Hebrews 6:4-8). Not long ago, a young man who is a member of our church called and asked, “Do we believe the earth will be cleansed by a literal fire?” I assured him that we certainly do believe this. In answering his question, I read the words of Malachi 4, which were quoted four times to Joseph Smith, Jr.; “For behold the day 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; preserved]. 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). Jesus quoted the same words of Malachi to the Meso-Americans in 3 Nephi 11:22-24. He said further, “These scriptures which ye had not with you the Father commanded that I should give unto you, for it is wisdom in him that they should be given unto future generations” (3 Nephi 11:29). We are the future generations who need to hear and heed the words of Malachi. Jesus is the second witness of the truth of the words of Malachi. After witnessing the great mounds of ashes at the site of Sodom, near Masada, Israel, I have no doubt that God will, in the near future, destroy the wicked as he did “in the days of Lot” (Luke 17:2830). “. . . and it becometh every man who hath been warned, to warn his neighbor; therefore, they are left without excuse, and their sins are upon their own heads” (D & C 85:22a). “For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, the Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:30-31).

Mormon Restoration Conference

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Anthony J Davis

Mormon Restoration Conference

(For your information)

Inviting all the branches of Mormonism to come together in unity and hope for Zion

Date: Saturday June 23, 2018
Location: Boise Idaho

To all Restoration Branches:

We are delighted to invite all churches, branches, and groups everywhere, with ties to the original restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith, to participate in a gathering to promote understanding and fellowship.

It is indeed an exciting time for us as great light is available and increasing, but darkness is also answering in kind. It is our hope that after 175 years of incongruity and separation, we can come together in love and unity, and celebrate our similarities. We hope that we can meet together, bringing open hearts and minds, and learn from one another. We see no reason to fear different ideas, traditions, or beliefs, but desire to celebrate our common roots and hopes for Zion.

This conference is open to all people who rejoice in the Gospel of Jesus Christ restored through Joseph Smith. We, a group of fellow believers in Boise, are hosting this one-day conference, and inviting speakers from all the various groups who wish to participate. The purpose is not to evangelize or convert one another, but rather to understand one another and seek common ground. We will also worship through hymns and music, and a fellowshipping potluck dinner after the meeting at a local park.

We look forward to increased understanding and friendship between the various groups, based on our shared beliefs.

Please see the rest of this website for more detailed information:

Restoration Voice

From: Cumorah Books

Restoration Voice

Have You Seen the Latest Restoration Voice?

Would You Like a Free Copy?

These photos are from January/February, 2018, Issue #237

If you are not receiving Restoration Voice regularly, you are missing a wealth of material that can strengthen your homes and your witness. Each issue has a blend of testimonies, sermons, and articles from the past and the present. They proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, affirm the divinity of the Scriptures, and promote the establishment of Zion.

The magazine is mailed free of charge every other month and supported by the donations of the readers. We suggest a $20.00 annual contribution to mail to U.S. addresses ($25.00 to Canada and Mexico, and $40.00 to all other countries). Any amount is appreciated. We realize that some people are not able to make a contribution, but we still want them to receive Restoration Voice if they want it. Many readers give an additional amount to help those who can’t give.

If you order soon, your subscription will begin with Restoration Voice #237. To order, write to Restoration Voice, P.O. Box 2257, Independence, MO 64055. Make your check or money order—in U.S. dollars—payable to Cumorah Books, Inc. If you are not able to send a contribution, you can order by letter, by phone to 816 210-8450, or by e-mail to:

Would you like to share Restoration Voice with your friends? You can subscribe for them, or you can request that sample copies be sent to them (at no cost to you). Samples will come from extra copies on hand from the past year or so. They will be mailed at the same time as our normal mailing (usually within two months). You can request samples by letter, by phone to 816 210-8450, or by e-mail to:

Check out:
on the Internet for additional information, including an index to articles and testimonies used in the magazine since 1978. If you find an article you need, you can request a copy. Most back issues of Restoration Voice are available for $3.50 each, plus shipping.

If you are not sure whether you want to subscribe, please feel free to request a sample copy of Restoration Voice so you can look it over. We trust that you will like what you see!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Restoration Singles Activity 'All Saints' Movie

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Restoration Singles

Restoration Singles Activity 'All Saints' Movie

Hello Everyone,

I am planning on showing the movie 'All Saints', on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 p.m.
We will meet at:
Missionary Restoration Branch
3415 North Elsea Smith Road
Buckner MO 64016,+Buckner,+MO+64016/@39.16222,-94.2603507,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87c10675ce865313:0xc0e88ca59005a13d!8m2!3d39.16222!4d-94.258162

Please bring a snack to share.
I hope to see you there.


Here is a link for the trailer to the movie:
It is based on a true story.

​Table Saw Motor Needed​

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Vernon Pearson

​Table Saw Motor Needed​

Looking for a 3/4 horse, table saw motor, 1750 RPM in good condition.

Vernon Pearson 816-650-6405

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

F. Carmain Dutton Obituary

From: Barbara Dutton

F. Carmain Dutton Obituary

A memorial service for F. Carmain Dutton will be held at Waldo Restoration Branch, 819 W Waldo, Independence MO 64050 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

His obituary can be seen at:

Deebot M87 Vacuum For Sale

From: Garland Schnack

Deebot M87 Vacuum For Sale

ECOVACS DEEBOT M87 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, White/Grey
List Price: $399.99

I am selling it for: $180.00

Effective 5 stage cleaning featuring an advanced mopping system that sweep, lift, vacuum, wet mop and dry in a single pass
Stair safety, obstacle Detection technology, auto recharge, and schedule daily or Weekly cleanings
Smart move technology which simulates a human cleaning pattern for bare floors. Smart motion technology which cleans in a random pattern for carpet cleaning
Control the DEEBOT directly from your mobile phone or using the remote

Used very little

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Denver, Colorado

From: Sheila Tyler

Vacancy Announcement for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Denver, Colorado


The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado seeks applications for a Systems Specialist.

This position is open for internal and external application. Deadline for application is March 4, 2018.

Sheila M. Tyler
HR Specialist

Please feel free to share the attached vacancy announcement:

2006 Saturn VUE For Sale

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Ron Van Fleet

2006 Saturn VUE For Sale

For Sale $2,100 cash
2006 Saturn VUE ve

171,000 miles
leather seats (some a little worn)
tires good, new brakes and timing belt
front wheel drive
4 door with hatchback
CD and radio
Sun Roof
AC (pulley makes noise, but AC works... or I think that is what mechanic called it)
Front bumper has a crack in it, not very noticeable.

Call Ron or Brenda Van Fleet (Independence area)
816-721-3962 or 816-721-4048

Directed Wellness Center
208 & 210 W Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 301-7222
Directed Wellness Center, Directed Minds/Kavanah LLC, Directed Minds BEMER Group

​​Pancake Breakfast March 10​

​------ Forwarded message -------
From: Julia Anderson

​​Pancake Breakfast March 10​

Pancake Breakfast

All you can eat!


(Raising funds for Senior Banquet)

Pancakes and Syrup
(Gluten Free Pancakes and Sugar Free Syrup available)
Scrambled Eggs
Milk / Juice

Saturday, March 10, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Center Place Restoration School
819 W Waldo, Independence

$6 per person or $25 per family (up to 5)

See a Junior Class member for tickets or pay at the door.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Vehicle Needed (Modest Price)


Vehicle Needed (Modest Price)

An elderly couple from my home branch needs to acquire (at a modest price) either a small car or a small pick-up truck. Please call me so that I may pass you message on to the couple in need of this car / truck.
Home phone: 816-886-6114 Cell: 816-832-7026
Both numbers have the ability for you to leave a recorded message if I'm not able to answer your call.

May God grant you a blessed day!

Dottie and Vern Allen

* Land of the free BECAUSE of the brave.
* "Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is
coming back tomorrow." -Theodore Epp
* If you don't do anything the entire day, you're called a bum. If you do it in a boat, you're called a fisherman.

Obituary of Tom Beem

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Michael Beem

Obituary of Tom Beem

Thomas John Beem, 69, a resident of Independence, MO passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 21, 1949 to Ray and Doris (Luff) Beem in Independence.

Tom was united in marriage to Carol Ann Myers on August 7, 1971 in San Jose, CA. He was a High Priest in the Church and enjoyed teaching and preaching the gospel throughout the Midwest and California. His church ministry was his greatest joy and he loved the Lord Jesus with a great passion. Tom enjoyed scripture study, wood working and designing model railroads. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 46 years, Carol A. Beem of Independence, MO; sons, Mark Beem (Dyanna) and their children, Gabriel and Elizabeth of Independence, Michael Beem (Janey) and their children, Joseph, Lindsay and Julia of Independence; daughter, Melissa Owings (Brad) and their children, Kathryn, Bethany, Annalise, Sariah and Marshall of Sibley; sister, Rae Simmons of Independence; brothers, Steven Beem of Independence, and Randall Beem (Coleen) of Independence.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Memories of Tom and words of comfort to the family may be shared at:

A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service honoring Tom’s life at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Zarahemla Restoration Branch, 502 S.W. 17th St, Blue Springs, MO. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Kansas City Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Tom and words of comfort to the family may be shared at:

The service will be Live Streamed. Just go to the branch website and select the Live Stream Link.

Michael Beem
(816) 665-3788

Saturday, February 24, 2018

New Translation of Caractors Transcript

From: Blair Bryant

New Translation of Caractors Transcript

I wish to do TWO things with this email:
1) Notify all my contacts that I have changed my email server. My address is now:

If you desire to have future communications with me, please change your address book to this new address. If you would like to be removed from my address book, please send me a reply requesting that I do so. Thank you.

2) Tell all my friends with whom I have communicated over the past 23 years of my working on the Caractors (Anthon) Transcript (CT), that I now have a better translation and that I have written a book for 'The Skeptic' about the subject. You may download that book FREE. It is available in a .pdf file at the following link: ROM-CHAOS-1-1.pdf

Those of you who know nothing of my work on the CT, attached below is a picture of the cover of the book.


BUT, if you would like to see what that message really SAYS, I suggest you download the book and see for yourself. It is a wonderful testimony of Jesus. It says that Jesus is the Christ, that Jesus IS God, and yet, he is also the Son of God. While our minds have trouble comprehending that apparent paradox, it is the doctrine of the Trinity. The CT reinforces that doctrine.

Consider 1 John 4:2-3 (KJV).

2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Those of you that believe, TEST the Spirit. According to 1 John, this message could NOT have been generated by the powers of evil. Thus, this book has a message from God, that is for YOU and all of mankind who will listen and respond. And here is wise counsel from the book of James (1:5-6):

5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.

The CT message is not mine. It is from God, and it SAYS that in no uncertain terms. Follow James 1:5 leadings and ask God for wisdom.

If, when you have read the book and agree with me that this is a message from God, feel free to share the news with others. I think everyone in the world needs to know this message is available for THEM. Pass it on!

If you are a skeptic, read the book to test the validity of your skepticism—this book was written for YOU, the skeptic. It suggests ways that you might try to discredit the message. But if you do not want to see the book, delete this message, and, as I said before, I wish you well!

Blair Bryant
Translator of the CT
February 23, 2018