Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Saints in St. Louis Area

From: Andrew King
Andrew_King@ooida.com


Saints in St. Louis Area


Dear Saints,

In these pretentious times in which we live, it is important that we find strength in our Lord Jesus Christ as well as in our fellowship with one another. One essential principle of Zion is that we meet together oft, “for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20).” While places such as Independence, MO are abundantly blessed with members and priesthood so that they can meet together to worship and to fellowship, many other areas are not.

It is important to remember our brethren in other parts of the country while we strive to build up the Center Place. Therefore, I would like to presently call on those church members who live in the St. Louis area to see if there are those who are already meeting together and or those individuals who would like to meet. Additionally, if you know of others in the St. Louis area who would be interested in learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, please contact Andrew King by email at: Andrew.King.87@outlook.com
or by phone (call or text) at: 816-255-5686


God bless,
Your brother in Christ,
Andrew King, an elder at Outreach Restoration Branch



Monday, January 15, 2018

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District January 15

From: Rachel Horn
horn_music@yahoo.com


Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District - Jan 15, 2018

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

https://fortosage.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

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

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



Certificated Teacher - Physical Education 01/11/2018 Certified FIRE PRAIRIE UPPER ELEMENTARY Apply
Speech Language Pathologist 01/11/2018 Certified Fort Osage School District Apply
2018 Summer School Position 01/08/2018 Certified Fort Osage School District Apply
Certificated Teacher - Special Education (Current Opening) 11/20/2017 Certified DISTRICT ELEMENTARY BUILDING Apply
Part-Time (4 hour) Custodian 11/01/2017 Classified FACILITIES DEPARTMENT Apply
Food Service Substitute 10/31/2017 Classified FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT Apply
Before and After School Childcare Substitute 10/04/2017 Classified CHILDCARE FORT DISCOVERY Apply
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER 17-18 06/30/2017 Substitute Fort Osage School District Apply
SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL NURSE - RN 12/07/2016 Classified Fort Osage School District Apply
Bus Driver 02/03/2016 Classified TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Apply
Bus Monitor 02/03/2016 Classified TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT Apply
Trip Driver 09/16/2015 Classified

TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT





Sunday, January 14, 2018

Price Publishing Article on Brazil BofM Experience

Price Publishing Article on Brazil BofM Experience



Below is a reminder of the background for this article.

Plates and Sword - Joseph F. Smith

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

If you skip to 1:03:00 to 1:13:00 you can hear his testimony.

This is for your information and not an endorsement.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/109371953



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Honey Deal for this Next Week!!!!

From: David Ben Torah
anwayd@hotmail.com


Honey Deal for this Next Week!!!!


Hi all!!! This is the Honey Guy and I'm running a special this next week!!! If you buy 1 8oz jar of Honey for the price of $6 you can get a 2nd one for only $4!!! So you are saving $2 on the 2 jars!!! And remember that I deliver at no charge!

Call, Text or email me with your order:
816-965-3589
anwayd@Hotmail.com
and put Honey in the email.

Orders must be in by Tuesday January 16 by 7:00 p.m. !



Duplex For Rent in Sugar Creek​​

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bret Hoover
bret.hoover@gmail.com


Duplex For Rent in Sugar Creek​​

We have a newly renovated duplex half at:
11403 E. Anderson in Sugar Creek.
It's only a few blocks from Sterling & 24 Highwwy.

Two bedrooms, one bath
Newly renovated bathroom
New paint
Hardwood floors
New HVAC about five years ago
Deep, single car garage
Separate laundry room on the garage level


Rent is $595 per month. Security deposit is $595, but we are able to accept reduced deposits under certain conditions. Our basic rental standards are:

Income three times the rent
Decent-ish credit
No evictions less than 7 years old
No recent criminal history


For a showing email us at: rentals@hpmkc.com
Or call us at (816)820-2604
If you call, mention you saw us on the "Restoration News" Schnack-Web!




Bergundy Chair

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Joan Sharkey
dakotakid1@comcast.net


Bergundy Chair


Recliner for sale, excellent condition. $25.00

Phone #
816-726-3914
Joan Sharkey



Prayer and Fasting for the Sick

From: Paul Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


Prayer and Fasting for the Sick


Dear Saints,

You all know we have been strongly encouraged to pray and seek God's guidance in every aspect of our lives.

We know that James 5:16 says that the "effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (person) availeth much".

Paul in Ephesians 6 reminds us that we are involved in spiritual warfare and tells the armor of God that we should put on. This armor is not put on like we put on our clothes, but is put on by the lives we live and if those lives reflect our obedience to God's commandments.

In Matthew 17:15-21 Jesus said that with certain types of things (demonic spirits) that this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

It is obvious that the Saints of God are under attack from the adversary as much or more than those "of the world." Could it be that God has a great plan for each of us and the adversary is seeking to keep us from God's blessings?

Almost every branch has a prayer list that is very long, which is an indication of the need for the Saints to be healed.

I know that a tremendous number of Saints have been praying for healing of the Saints and a recent 8 year old, who was just baptized in November said to his family, "Why don't we fast?"

Would we, as the "Body of Christ" be willing to sacrifice and set aside a time each day for fasting and prayer that the Spirit of healing from Almighty God might sweep through His Saints and bring that healing? Not because any of us "deserve" it, but

TO THE HONOR AND GLORY OF GOD AND THE EFFECTS OF HIS HEALING WOULD BRING FORTH MIGHTY TESTIMONIES
AND SERVICE IN THE FUTURE BY THOSE HEALED.

Each one can decide for themselves how they might do this, but be specific. Don't just say I will fast and pray. Say and write it down, I will fast one meal per day (or whatever you choose) and pray at a set time or times, each day. Fasting can be anything from a total fast, no food or drink, for a specific time to a partial fast, Daniel 1 and Daniel 10 and others throughout the scriptures.

Let us consider Sunday, January 14 through Sunday, January 21, 2018 as a point of beginning.

God bless and keep you
Paul Gage


Friday, January 12, 2018

January Priesthood and Men's Retreat Flier and Schedule

From: Horn, Vim
HornW@umkc.edu


January Priesthood and Men's Retreat Flier and Schedule


Dear Brethren,

Just a reminder that the January Priesthood and Men’s retreat is less than a week away. We encourage all who can to come and participate. We hope to see you on both Thursday and Saturday, but encourage you to come to what you can.

If winter weather becomes questionable for Thursday evening and/or Saturday, please check the CRE website for cancellation information.
www.eldersconference.org.

Below is the schedule for the event, as well as a link to pre-register if you can.

Link for Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018JanuaryRetreat



Francis Harper Message for 1/12/2018

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 1/12/2018


Dear Ones,

One of the hymns we often sing with the saints in our congregation is titled, Trust and Obey. These words could be our motto for 2018; our theme song. What a recipe it is for a happy new year!

Trust and Obey
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His word, What a glory
He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with
us still, And with all who will trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, Not a cloud in the skies, But His smile
quickly drives it away; Not a doubt nor a fear, Not a sigh nor a
tear Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, Not a sorrow we share, But our toil He
doth richly repay; Not a grief nor a loss, Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove The delights of His love Until
all on the altar we lay, For the favor He shows, And the
joy he bestows, Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet, Or we’ll
walk by His side in the way; What He says we will do,
Where He sends we will go, Never fear, only trust and obey.

Refrain: Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be
happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Hymns of the Restoration, 371)

I was so impressed with this hymn as I prepared to lead the priesthood prayer service on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018, that I searched and found the account of its origin: “The evangelist Dwight Moody was conducting a series of meetings in Brocton, Massachusetts. One night a young person rose in a testimony meeting and said, ‘I am not quite sure – but I am going to trust, and I am going to obey!’ A listener jotted down this simple statement and sent it to a minister who wrote a poem using the words. Later it was sent to a musician who arranged the music.
We used the hymn in the priesthood prayer service. Then, without any prompting from me, the lady who led the early morning worship selected the same hymn to be sung by the congregation. Later, the elder who gave the Lord’s Supper message emphasized our need to trust the Lord as we face the uncertainties of the new year.
Another hymn comes to mind; “O’ God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, Be thou our guard while troubles last and our eternal home” (Hymns of the Restoration, 228).
In God We Trust, our nation’s motto, is inscribed on every coin and denomination of currency minted and printed by the U.S. government. Although there has been some agitation to remove the motto from our money, hopefully it will never happen.
Some have mistakenly thought the words, In God We Trust on our money were indicating that our money is our god. This can happen. If and when it does, disaster is sure to follow. The souls of those who trust in riches will shrivel and die.
Jesus warned us not to trust in riches. He said: “…it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God…And he said unto them, It is impossible for them who trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God; but he who forsaketh the things which are of this world, it is possible with God, that he should enter in” (Luke 18:25-27).
Riches are not the problem. It is the trusting in riches, rather than trusting in God, that creates the problem. Money is not the root of all evil, it is the love of money we need to avoid. “For the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). Paul counseled: “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17).
Another hymn I love to sing with the saints, is “God will take care of You” by Fanny J Crosby. I especially enjoy singing the refrain, “Oh, what a Father, Redeemer and Friend!” After my many years of trusting in him I can say with confidence, “we can trust him for all” (Hymns of the Restoration, Hymn 289).
As we trust and obey, obedience is “our part of the bargain”. A scripture I have often heard my father quote is : “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams” (1 Samuel 15:22). In latter day revelation we read: “I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise” (Doctrine and Covenants 81:3-b).

Love to All,
Francis Harper

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The High Calling of God

The Apostle Paul wrote: “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ
Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). What is the mark? What is the prize?

The mark toward which we are called is Christ Jesus. Our calling as Christians is to become like
Him. This should be our foremost goal. Peter asked: “what manner of persons ought ye to be in holy
conduct and godliness, Looking unto, and preparing for the day of the coming of the Lord…? (2 Peter
3:11-12). Jesus answered Peter’s question: “Verily I say unto you, Even as I am” (3 Nephi 13:5). “Yea,
your joy shall be full, even as the Father hath given me fullness of joy; and ye shall be even as I am, and I am even as the Father; and the Father and I are one; (3 Nephi 13:22).

Even as he is?! Perhaps you are saying, it will never happen! But Jesus has prayed for us and his
prayers are always answered. He prayed: “I pray for them; I pray not for the world, but for them which
thou hast given me; for they are thine…Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall
believe on me through their word;” (John 17: 9-20). John wrote: “we know that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him;…And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure”
(1 John 3:2-3).



God has promised: “I will raise up unto myself a pure people that will serve me in righteousness”
(Doctrine and Covenants 97:4). God keeps his word. We will become his pure people when we fully
yield ourselves to his will and purposes.

Paul was willing to suffer the loss of all worldly things to win the prize; to “win Christ”. So Jesus
is the mark and also the prize! Those who achieve Christ-likeness, not only receive the “prize” of being
with Jesus, there’s a threefold bonus!

1) They will come forth in the first resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
2) They will receive an invitation to the marriage supper (Revelation 19:9).
3) They will live and reign with the Lord in his kingdom a thousand years” (Revelation
20:4-5).

Even as an earthly bride wants to be with her bridegroom, the Church of Jesus Christ will be filled with a great desire to be with her Bridegroom; willing to give up every worldly lust and pleasure to
be with him in his kingdom.

Jesus concluded his Sermon on the Mount with these words: “Wherefore, seek not for the things of this world but seek ye first to build up the kingdom of God, and to establish his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:38 I.V.; 6:33 KJV).

Most people today are afflicted with short-sightedness. They have not been blessed with an eternal perspective. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are
foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians
2:14)

We need the mind of Christ. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for
the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising [looking beyond] the shame, and is set
down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

Moses, the great prophet like Jesus [Deuteronomy 18:18], “when he was come to years of
discretion, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt” (Hebrews 11:24-26).

I recall some of the words of a hymn, “God of Grace and God of Glory…Grant us wisdom, Grant us courage for the facing of this hour,…Grant us wisdom, Grant us courage, for the living of these days…Grant us wisdom, Grant us courage, Lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal, lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal. Amen” (Hymns of the Saints, 419).



​Wanted to Buy 5+ Acre ​Property

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Richard Hoff
richardhoff61@yahoo.com


​Wanted to Buy 5+ Acre ​Property


My daughter is looking for property to buy with at least 5 acres, house and barn in Missouri this spring and is moving here from Colorado.

Richard Hoff
richardhoff61@yahoo.com
or phone 816-729-4757

Book Of Mormon Round Table January 2018

From: Robyn
restorationsparkplug@gmail.com


Book Of Mormon Round Table January 2018




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


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Prayer Requests - January 11

From: G. Miller
mgary9496@gmail.com


Prayer Requests - January 11


Please pray for the following people:

Laurelle Redford: On top of emphysema and COPD, she has caught a cold virus which could become dangerous. She is tired all the time. She needs prayers asking for strength and stamina.

Mary Wright: She’s at the Groves, in the Rosewood Building. Pray for Mary’s morale and pray that her sons will make wise decisions. She is lonely, and visitors are quite welcome.

Bill Barton, President of Heritage Green Resident Organization, has been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and will be having to move to Texas to live with relatives. Plans and arrangements are somewhat uncertain at this time.

Dennis Lucius: My friend and neighbor, friend of Mary Wright, has had a stroke. He’s improving but still recovering. He’s feeling a little discouraged and concerned. He asked for my church to pray for him.

Thanks,
Gary



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Special Price for Honey

From: David Ben Torah
anwayd@hotmail.com


Special Price for Honey


This is a one day sale on our Honey!!!

Buy 1 Quart jar at regular price of $14 and get the 2nd one for $13!! You have to place your order by this Friday midnight and we will make deliveries this Sunday afternoon, and Monday (will deliver almost any time on Monday.

Call 816-965-3589 or email with the word Honey and we will set up delivery time with you!!!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

​Leota Anderson Estate Sale​

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Kelly Anderson
anderson.kelly@comcast.net


​Leota Anderson Estate Sale​


Due to the incoming ice storm we have decided to postpone opening until Friday morning at 9:00 am for our and everyone else’s safety.

January 11, 12 and 13

1921 N Concord Road
Independence MO 64058


https://www.estatesales.net/MO/Independence/64058/1766307


Thank you so much!
​Kelly


​Understanding God’s Language of Music


------ Forwarded message ------
From: "William- Katrina Baker"
oneinchristkwb@yahoo.com


​Understanding God’s Language of Music


​Date: Saturday, February 3
Time: 6-8 pm
Waldo Restoration Branch
819 West Waldo Avenue
Independence MO 64050

For more information contact:
Katrina Baker 816-405-7555

To be live-streamed at:
https://livestream.com/WaldoAvenue


Thank you.
Katrina

Understanding God’s
Language of Music
How God created music to testify of Him,
Use of Hebrew numbers and words in music,
Learning the keys that will unlock higher praise
and deeper worship,
Building the Kingdom of God through endowed
music.
Teaching the child-like in heart of every
generation

Speaker: Phil Rogers
President of Rogers Foundation of Music
and Air Digital Recording
Date: Saturday, February 3
Time: 6-8 pm
Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch
819 West Waldo Ave., Independence, MO 64050
For More Information call
Katrina Baker at 816-405-7555
Event will be live-streamed at:
https://livestream.com/WaldoAvenue






Monday, January 8, 2018

"Oldbookman Cash" January 2018

From: Old Book Man
oldbookman@juno.com


"Oldbookman Cash" January 2018


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Prayer Request for Elaine Crump

From: Nancy Skelton
ns5skelton@yahoo.com


Prayer Request for Elaine Crump


Please pray for my sister, Elaine Crump, of Seymour, Missouri, and her family as she will have knee replacement surgery tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Springfield, MO hospital. She is 67 years old and has been the primary caregiver for her husband and family as well as our 87 year old mother. She is also a retired school teacher but is still active and a popular substitute teacher in many small towns in and around the town of Seymour.

She will need the same knee replacement surgery on the other knee later on after she has recovered from this surgery.

Thank all of you prayer warriors for your love and support in our time of need.

May God bless and be with all of you always.
Nancy Skelton

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

Prayer Request for Wilma

Prayer Request for Wilma

A waitress at Englewood Cafe, Wilma, has asked to be put on the prayer chain. Her husband has advanced cancer, is in hospice care, and has been given two weeks to live. Wilma had been working at the cafe two days a week just to get herself out of the house. Now that her husband is at home under hospice care, she has quit her job until her husband passes on. Please pray for strength for Wilma, that she'll have the endurance to get through this trial.

Thanks

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Spanish Service at Waldo, January 7 - Canceled

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Jon Tandy
tandyland@earthlink.net


RE: Spanish Service at Waldo, January 7 - Canceled


All,

We made the call last night to cancel both morning and evening services at Waldo today. That includes the Spanish service.

I’m sorry about that, but please join us next time on Sunday, February 4, at 6:00 PM for the next Spanish/English service.


Jon Tandy


Friday, January 5, 2018

Francis Harper Message for 1/5/2018

From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 1/5/2018


Dear Ones,

Every member of a combat operation of the U.S. Army, from the private to the commanding officer, is required to know the mission. Like-wise, as disciples and soldiers in the Lord’s army, entering the battle against the forces of evil in 2018, it is vital that every member know the mission of our leader and commander. His mission is also our mission.

Peter stated the mission of Jesus in these well chosen words: “For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just [Jesus] for the unjust [us], being put to death in the flesh, but quickened [made alive] by the Spirit, that he might bring us to God. Bringing souls to God is the Lord’s mission and ours. It is a mission of love.

John wrote: “Hereby perceive we [we understand] the love of Christ, because he laid down his life for us;…we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16). Jesus explained how his mission was, and will be, accomplished: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

Jesus assured Pilate that his kingdom was not of this world. He said, “if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now is my kingdom not from hence [the world].

And so we sing; “Lead on O King Eternal, the day of march has come; Henceforth in fields of conquest thy tents shall be our home. Through days of preparation thy grace has made us strong, and now, O King Eternal, we lift our battle song.

“Lead on, O King Eternal, till sin’s fierce war shall cease, and holiness shall whisper the sweet amen of peace; for not with swords loud clashing nor roll of stirring drums, with deeds of love and mercy the heavenly kingdom comes.

“Lead on, O King Eternal, we follow not with fears, for gladness breaks like morning when-e’er thy face appears. Thy cross is lifted o’er us, we journey in its light; the crown awaits the conquest; lead on O God of might. Amen. (Hymns of the Restoration, 149).

Every soul is precious in the sight of God. My father was still in his twenties when he suddenly became very sick with an infectious disease called Brucellosis or Undulant Fever. This disease causes a fever, chills, weakness, aches and pains and a very depressed feeling. Antibiotics were not available in the 1930’s. He was unable to work. The doctor told him the fever could persist for six weeks to seven years! He was facing a desperate situation. He promised God, if he was healed, he would make a special effort to study the Scriptures. He was healed. Keeping his promise, he started with the Doctrine and Covenants. He was deeply impressed when he read in section 16:3-c: “REMEMBER THE WORTH OF SOULS IS GREAT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD…” He said these words seemed to stand out from the page as he read them. The words of this scripture became like a lode-star; a guiding star and the central focus of his life.

Jesus prayed for his disciples that “none be lost”. He said, “I pray for them…I come to thee, Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me…while I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name; those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition [Judas]; that the scripture might be fulfilled” (John 17:9-12).

Jesus prayed for Simon Peter: “…Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired you, that he may sift the children of the kingdom as wheat. But I have prayed for you…”(Luke 22:31-32). Surely he will also pray for us if we ask! Jesus told of leaving the ninety-nine and searching for the one which was lost (Luke 15:1-6). “For the Son of Man is come to save that which was lost, and to call sinners to repentance…” (Matthew 18:11).

I challenge you to make a list of at least twelve you will pray for “that none be lost”. Let this be your resolve for the new year. Some on your list will likely be members of your own family. What will heaven be like if some of your family or other loved ones are missing?

With love and best wishes for the new year,
Francis Harper


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Testify and Warn the People

On the evening of July 9, 2015, I prayed for inspiration; an inspired message I could share with others. I remembered this prayer, when during the four o’clock hour the following morning I was awakened with these words being repeated to me again and again, “Go forth and testify and warn the people”. I tried to go back to sleep but due to the constant repetition of these words, sleep was impossible.

I felt that these words could be found in the Scriptures. I thought perhaps they could be found in the Doctrine and Covenants. I searched in my concordance of the Doctrine and Covenants under the word, Testify. This word is used only eight times in the revelations given to the church in these latter days. I was pleased to find nearly the same words, which had been repeated to me, in Section 85, paragraph 22: “Behold, I sent you forth 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”.

Those who have been blessed with the knowledge of the consequences of unremitted sins and the way of salvation have an obligation to warn those who have not heard, or have not been taught the principles of the gospel. They need to be warned; “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Cain asked, “Am I brother’s keeper?” Jesus said to Peter: “…when you are converted strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:32). What Jesus says to one he says to all. “And what I say unto you I say unto all, watch” (Mark 13: 37 KJV; 13:52 I.V.).

Paul understood his call to preach Christ: “whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man with all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus (Colossians 1:28). Wisdom dictates that we should not use undue pressure or scare tactics to bring souls to the Lord. God never violates man’s freedom to choose. The father did not force his prodigal son to return (Luke 15). He uses the simple invitation: “come unto me” (Matthew 11:29).



Those who neglect to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with all those who have “ears to hear”, will quite likely suffer for this dereliction of duty. Paul said “…necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16).

Ezekiel wrote: “Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,…he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword [of justice] come, and blow not the 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. So then, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them for me” (Ezekiel 33:1-9).

Jacob, son of Lehi, wrote of his responsibility, “having firstly obtained mine errand from the Lord…taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins …upon our own heads, if we did not teach them the word of God with all diligence…” (Jacob 1:17-20).

The Lord is calling his servants, the priesthood and non-priesthood of our day, to go forth to testify and warn the members of our families, neighbors, and others, that the day of judgment for all of us is near.




Thursday, January 4, 2018

Spanish Service at Waldo, January 7

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Jon Tandy
tandyland@earthlink.net


Spanish Service at Waldo, January 7


Bienvenido a Waldo, y Feliz Año Nuevo!


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, January 7 at 6:00 PM. Address is 819 West Waldo Avenue, Independence, MO 64050.
​https://www.google.com/maps/place/819+W+Waldo+Ave,+Independence,+MO+64050/@39.0959857,-94.4278354,16.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87c0fd1728f7345b:0xc69e8e75baa6c526!8m2!3d39.0960737!4d-94.4260467​


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 https://livestream.com/WaldoAvenue/events/8001604


** NOTE: There is a significant chance of freezing rain coming in Sunday afternoon, which might require us to cancel the service. If we do cancel, we will announce it via this e-mail list, on all the major TV stations (and associated radio), and on our Web site at: http://www.waldoavenuerestorationbranch.org.

​http://www.waldoavenuerestorationbranch.org/index.php

The next service after this will be February 3, 6:00 PM.

Jon Tandy
tandyland@earthlink.net





Passing of Sister Patty Eklund, Oak Grove Restoration Branch

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Charlie & Susan Booth
csbooth2001@yahoo.com


Passing of Sister Patty Eklund, Oak Grove Restoration Branch


Obituary for Patricia "Patty" Eklund (Wood)
Patricia “Patty” Eklund, 83, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away January 2, 2018. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 pm Friday, January 5, 2018, at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 1pm at the chapel. Burial will take place in Mound Grove Cemetery. Patty was born on January 13, 1934, in Independence, MO.

Read complete Obituary at:
http://www.speakschapel.com/book-of-memories/3388009/Eklund-Patricia/obituary.php


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

50+ Acres Wanted in Kansas City Area

From: Tanya Bausback
tanyabausback@gmail.com


50+ Acres Wanted in Kansas City Area


Dear Saints and Friends,

I have a Restoration client interested in purchasing a large parcel of land (50 acres or more) in the greater Kansas City, MO area. They would prefer land in either Jackson County or Cass County. The property must have the potential to earn income (i.e. crop share, pasture, etc.). If you have land you’re interested in selling or know of someone who might be willing to sell, please call me.

Thank you,

Tanya Bausback
Platinum Realty
Email: tbausback@movewithplatinum.com
Cell: (816) 716-9260

Men's Prayer Breakfast: Saturday January 6 at 8:00 am

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Jay Huffman
jay.hashem@gmail.com


Men's Prayer Breakfast: Saturday January 6 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, January 6
at Farview.


--
Baruch Haba HaShem Adonai

" O that ZION were established "

Laus Deo !!

His name is Jesus,
Yeshua
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
************************************************


Monday, January 1, 2018

January Priesthood and Men's Retreat Flier and Schedule

From: Horn, Vim
HornW@umkc.edu


January Priesthood and Men's Retreat Flier and Schedule


​​Link for Registration:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017JanuaryRetreat








William (Vim) Horn
Associate Director
UMKC Institute for Human Development
215 W. Pershing, 5th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
Direct # - (816) 235-1756
Cell Phone # - (816) 803-0297
IHD Main # - (816) 235-1770
IHD Fax # - (816) 235-1762
Email - hornw@umkc.edu
Website - www.ihd.umkc.edu