Sunday, August 19, 2018

Open House Sunday Afternoon

From: Donna Browne

Open House Sunday Afternoon
August 19, 1:00 - 4:00
2931 S. Victoria Ln Dr.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Price just reduced to $288,000
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4 bedrooms
4 baths
Over 3000 sq. ft.
Finished walk-out basement
Master suite on the main floor
Quiet cul-de-sac
Outstanding neighborhood and neighbors
Vaulted ceilings
Jacuzzi
See-through fireplace
Lots of storage
Blue Springs schools
Independence utilities



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Obituary for Judy McElroy

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From: Bill Barrett
billabarrett@outlook.com


Obituary for Judy McElroy


Judith McElroy, 78 passed away on Tuesday evening August 14, 2018 after a short stay in the ICU at Centerpoint Medical Center. She was given excellent care, but was not able to overcome the illness. Judy was born Sept. 2, 1939 to Ruth Marjorie (Bowser) Barrett and Alvie Allen Barrett at McAllen Texas.

Judy was a lifelong member of the RLDS church, and later the Restoration Branches. She Graduated from Graceland College (now University) in 1959, and married her sweetheart track star from Graceland, John E. Swift. John joined the Air Force for 4 years, during which time they began a family of four children. They were later divorced, and Judy married Jerry McElroy. Jerry preceded her in death in 2011.

John also preceded Judy in death in 2017. Judy was a resident of Independence

Manor for 12 years and made many friends. She was well liked by residents and caregivers alike. Judy is survived by her brother Bill Barrett (Pam), 4 children Melinda Steve Jeff and Ron Swift, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a niece, a nephew, 4 great niece, a great nephew, and a great great niece. Judy will be missed by all who knew her, but we know she is in her Father’s House.

There will be a memorial service held for Judy on Saturday August 25 at 2:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ Living Hope Restoration Branch at 2425½ S Crysler Avenue Independence MO 64052






Friday, August 17, 2018

Marriage Class August 19, 2018

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman
mjrjstahlman@gmail.com


Marriage Class August 19, 2018


Description of class

Happy is good. Holy is better.

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person.

It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.

What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy ... but holy?

Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier.

It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. It offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages.

Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, and how married sex feeds the spiritual life.

Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s purpose. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the Savor of Christ.

ATENTION:

Married Couples
(Both spouses required to attend.)

WHEN:
August 19, 2018
1:00 pm

It will continue for a total of six consecutive Sundays.

For those of you that missed session one; you can view it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bCvV6eqspI

August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16

WHY:
Come join us in the sharing of our lives.
You never know when you may be able to encourage another in their walk
or be encouraged yourself.

WHERE:
Restoration Church of Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints; Gospel Park
919 Delaware
Independence MO 64050

(Both groups are of the Restoration)

Sincerely,
Rhonda



AMPRAY SOLAR

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From: Chris Pedersen
chris@ampray.com


AMPRAY SOLAR

Lately people have had some pretty high electric bills!

No matter where you live or who your electric provider is, Ampray has a rebate program available along with the 30% Energy Tax Credit from the federal government.

Call me ASAP and let’s get your escalating residential or business electric rate under control by converting to solar power.

Chris Pedersen
Ampray Solar Energy Steward
816-286-7557
chris@ampray.com

Grand Piano For Sale/Donation

From: Donna Browne
brownemusicstudios@sbcglobal.net


Grand Piano For Sale/Donation


I am moving out of state, and I cannot take my 7-foot Baldwin Concert Grand with me. I am wondering if any of the Restoration Branches are in need of a piano. This piano looks and plays like new. It was rebuilt in 2004 and has been in my home studio ever since. It has a beautiful, bright sound and a great touch. Holds tune better than any piano I have ever owned.

If interested, please give me a call at 816-668-5577





Francis Harper Message for 8/17/2018

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From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 8/17/2018


Dear Ones,

“Lord speak to me that I may speak in living echoes of thy tone . . .” (Hymns of the Restoration, #266). Bakht Singh, foremost planter of Christian congregations of the 20th Century, in India, wrote: “I began to read the book of Genesis in the month of January 1930. I found these words again, and again. ‘God said, God said.’ I found these words repeated 500 times and this very fragment was a blessing to me: ‘God speaks, God speaks.’ So I said, Oh, God, speak to me. I want to hear thy voice. I have no ambition for any other experience. The longing of my soul is that you should speak to me and show me thy way day by day. I believed like a child. Even though it may take some time to learn the lesson that God must speak, the fact remains that when he becomes real (to us) he does speak. A day came when I began to hear his voice every day.” (Brother Bakht Singh of India, T.E. Koshy, Page 86).

The foundation upon which Jesus built his church was, and is, based upon communication between God and man. Jesus asked his disciples; “whom say ye that I am?” Peter answered, “thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven . . . and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” ( Matthew 16:16-18, IV; 16:15-18, KJV). The church will survive as long as it communicates with the Father in heaven. When this communication ceases, the church will soon die.

I received a letter this week, from which I will quote: “I have to confess that I’m sometimes envious of the often fantastic testimonies that others have of hearing God speak to them audibly, or being called by name. I’ve even told my husband on occasion, “God doesn’t talk to me!” Well, I can now say that’s not at all true . . . He speaks, but I need to listen better and pay more attention! In the past month, God has spoken to me at least three times: 1) through an elder, 2) my patriarchal blessing, and 3) by sending me a love letter. During my morning walk, I suddenly stopped, looked down, and there at my feet was a perfectly heart-shaped stone. I felt like He was just saying to me, ‘I love you.’ And so, I picked it up, and said, ‘I love you, too, Lord!’”

The second prophet of the Restoration was Joseph Smith III. He said: “The means by which God reveals himself to men may be said to be infinite” (Joseph Smith III and the Restoration, Page 597). He is very creative in choosing a way to communicate with us. He has often utilized the number 333, as a signal that he has a message for me. After he gets my attention, he delivers a message; a passage of scripture; a word of counsel; a commendation; or a simple, “I love you.”

Upon one occasion I was asked to have a funeral for a young man, 21 years old, who was killed in an auto crash, through no fault of his own. His family, especially his mother and sister, were so filled with grief during the funeral service that I felt they were not being comforted by anything I said. After the funeral I asked if they would come and visit me when they felt better. They came as they had promised. We had a good visit as I made a second effort to comfort them. After their departure I leaned back in my chair and noticed the time was 3:33. And immediately these words of scripture were quoted to me by the Holy Spirit: “Whosoever, therefore, shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:28 IV; 10:32 KJV). I was not acquainted with this scripture until the Holy Spirit brought it to my attention!

Moses, the prophet like Jesus (Deuteronomy 18:18), was not the only prophet in Israel. “And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My Lord, Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? Would God that all the Lords people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them” (Numbers 11:27-29). All the Lord’s people should be hearing and heeding him.

My Love to All,
Francis Harper

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Lord, Speak to Me




The Lord wants to speak to us. Are we listening? “. . . he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out . . . he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers: (John 10:3-5). Are we his sheep?

We need to hear him. We need to hear the Lord every day. When Jesus was baptized, John (the Baptist) saw the heavens open and the Spirit descending like a dove, and he heard a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him” (Matthew 3:45-46, IV).

Later, Jesus invited three of his disciples, Peter, James and John, to accompany him to “. . . a high mountain, apart, and was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias (John the Baptist) . . . a bright cloud overshadowed them; and, behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matthew 17:1-2, 4 IV; 17: 1-2, 5 KJV).

After his ascension, Jesus appeared to his “other sheep” (John 10:16), who were descendents of Joseph who had emigrated to the narrow neck of land in the Western Hemisphere. They too, heard a voice from heaven “which did cause their hearts to burn but they understood it not.” This happened twice. Then “again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; . . . and it said unto them, Behold, my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name, hear ye him” (3 Nephi 5:5-8).

During the month of May, 1820, a 14 year old youth; Joseph Smith, Jr., went to the woods to pray. He needed to know which church he should join. During his prayer two personages appeared “(whose brightness and glory defy all description) standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me calling me by name, and said, (pointing to the other), This is my beloved Son, hear Him.” (Church History, Vol. 1, page 9).

These four nearly identical messages from the courts of glory should be enough to convince us that God speaks and that we need to hear and heed the voice of his Son, Jesus.

We seem to prefer hearing and heeding the voice of strangers, or perhaps listening and yielding to our own inner voice? The scripture says his sheep will not follow the voice of a stranger, “but will flee from him” (John 10:5). We need to be blessed with the gift of “discerning of spirits” (1 Corinthians 12:10) which will enable us to discern the voice of a stranger and run from him.

Adam and Eve communicated with God, until they heard and yielded to the voice of Satan. . . “and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual and devilish” (Genesis 4:13, IV).

Paul warned: “. . . the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves, teachers, . . . And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Isaiah spoke of the rebellious who say to the seers, “See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speck unto us smooth things . . . (Isaiah 30: 9-10).

We sing: “Jesus, mighty King in Zion, Thou alone our Guide shalt be . . . We will follow none but thee. We will follow none but Jesus, Jesus is the Life, the Way; This the path in which he leads us, This the gate to endless day. Amen” (Hymns of the Saints, #353).


Thursday, August 16, 2018

DVD and VHS Players for classroom

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From: Stacy Frinsthal
srfrinsthal@yahoo.com


DVD and VHS Players for classroom


For those of you going digital these days, I am looking for a DVD and VHS players for the classroom. I will pay you if you are looking to sell or you could donate it to the high school religion classroom.

1 machine with both or two separate machines will work. Either way is great.

816-520-0445 text me if you want to help me out.

Thanks

Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

House for sale next to Restoration family

From: Claire Loyd
claire.loyd@icloud.com


House for sale next to Restoration family


Our neighbors are moving! We’d love it if a church family would move in next door!

The neighborhood is quiet and safe.
Quick, easy access to the Independence Center, Centerpoint, and surrounding businesses.
About 15 minute drive to CPRS.

Blessings,
Josh and Claire Loyd

https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zillow.com%2Fhomes%2Ffor_sale%2FIndependence-MO%2F58611864_zpid%2F12038_rid%2F39.065706%2C-94.352206%2C39.054542%2C-94.367656_rect%2F15_zm%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C9d72f4c0ab594829aaf108d603a86083%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636700419036175308&sdata=juwab79p3jkjEWdBZ3xVyxTlNnYvXUnpQb0JF5JFKRo%3D&reserved=0





CPRS JUNIOR CLASS FUNDRAISER

From: Lynette Davis
lynettedavis2400@gmail.com


CPRS JUNIOR CLASS FUNDRAISER


Every Dollar Helps Support Our Cause !! Thank You !!

CPRS JUNIOR CLASS

THURSDAY AUGUST 16
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

IHop
4149 Sterling Avenue
Kansas City MO



Come and dine with us!
15% of the proceeds will go back to the school!!

Every Dollar Helps Support Our Cause !! Thank You !!



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

12 Foot Enclosed Trailer

From: Dennis Young
denny802@comcast.net


12 Foot Enclosed Trailer


The Buckner VFW Post 8101 would like to sell this 12 Foot Trailer.
Price is: $1500.00

The trailer is also available to Rent at $50.00 for two days.

Contact: Dennis Young
816-686-0197 cell
denny802@comcast.net



Mountain Bike For Sale

From: G. Miller
mgary9496@gmail.com


Mountain Bike For Sale


Custom Electra American Comfort bike

Model: Delivery-7
Cromo 4130
Serial #W50103812
Built by Mark Pace
Ridden less than 20 miles
7-speed
Pump
Tire kit
Water bottle
Brakes – metal axal type
Front lite strobe or constant light
Back light red, illuminated
Luggage rack with saddle bags & instructions
Comfort seat

$500 firm
Cash only

Contact Gary Miller at mgary9496@gmail.com
Cell Phone: 816-716-0175



Experience with Flip Books?

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From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com


Experience with Flip Books?


Is there anyone in the Independence area who has made flip books with realistic page turning effects from JPEG or PDF pages?

I would appreciate a little mentoring in the art if someone has the experience and a little time to share with me.

Please call Paul Ludy at 816 210-8450 or send e-mail to: PaulVLudy@gmail.com

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2 Units for Rent on Independence Square

From: Margaret French
mfjac4424@aol.com


2 Units for Rent on Independence Square


Loft Apt on Lexington Ave on Beautiful Independence Square -Upstairs 1 bedroom- large rooms-Hardwood floors - High ceilings-Fully furnished - including washer and dryer. Very private
Mature - references- Security Deposit - No smokers no pets. $875 a month includes all utilities and Wifi and Trash.

Call Margaret 816-678-4859

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Storefront office on Lexington Ave on Historic Independence Square. Beautifully Remodeled space, great for retail-offices-small business - approx. 600 sq ft. Great parking.
All utilities paid including heat, water, trash and wifi - except electric. References mature. Security deposit. $800 per month.

Call Margaret 816-678-4859





Free Terra Cotta Posts

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From: Stacy Frinsthal
srfrinsthal@yahoo.com


Free Terra Cotta Posts


I have terra cotta pots that I would like to go to a good home.
All shapes and sizes.
I just need someone to come and get them.

Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

PPC History of Joseph F. Smith

From Price Publishing Company


PPC History of Joseph F. Smith


From Restoration Bookstore: On the homepage of:
http://restorationbookstore.org/
Price Publishing Company has just posted links to the following four new articles exposing the Brazil Faction:


For Twenty-Three Years PPC Has Warned that Joseph F. Smith Was Misleading the Saints
Two Previous Articles About Joseph F. Smith by Richard Price
Joseph F. Smith Does Not Believe in High Priests



Monday, August 13, 2018

Please pray for Mary Dearing

From: Brian Ward
bwardmaverick@gmail.com


Please pray for Mary Dearing


Please pray for Cammy Ward’s Mom, Mary Dearing.
She is in NKCH with pancreatic cancer. Currently on life support.

Brian Ward

Saturday, August 11, 2018

​Used Car Wanted​

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From: Ron Gage
travelgage1@yahoo.com


​Used Car Wanted​


My son is looking for a used reasonable priced car.
Please email me if you have something.

Thanks
Ron Gage
travelgage1@yahoo.com


Call to Assemble

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From: Jon Tandy
tandyland@earthlink.net


Call to Assemble


Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch invites you to the following worship services:

Sunday, August 12, POZ Youth Service, 6:00 PM

Come tomorrow night to hear the testimonies of the youth.

Sunday, August 26, Back to School Prayer Service, 6:00 PM

We would invite anyone associated with CPRS or those who would like to come and pray for the Lord’s blessing on the school and for all the youth and the church in the coming year.

Sunday, September 16, Solemn Assembly, 6:00 PM

Open service to petition the Lord for revival and an outpouring of the Spirit. Come with prayer and fasting, with an attitude of confessing our sins and seeking the Lord to reveal His will for how he would direct his church to prepare for the coming of Christ. (Joel chapter 2)

All services at 819 West Waldo, Independence, MO 64050

Jon Tandy

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com

​​
INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE


USED RLDS BOOKS

Now Through December 31, 2018

20% OFF ALL USED BOOKS IN STOCK

1. Go to Oldbookman.us to see an alphabetized list of all RLDS books with short descriptions and prices. Scan the list to find what you would like.

2. E-mail to Oldbookman.us@gmail.com or call Paul at 816 210-8450 to see if the books are available.

3. Place your order via e-mail or phone. Be sure to include your address and your phone number just in case there is a question about the order.

4. Your order will be shipped with an invoice and envelope for your payment. When your books arrive, write your check and mail it to Paul V. Ludy & Associates.

NOTE 1: This sale does not include new books, but you can still order them at the regular prices.
NOTE 2: “Oldbookman Cash” will not be given for sale books, but you can still apply “Oldbookman Cash” that you have toward payment of the sale books.


Paul V. Ludy & Associates

Specializing in RLDS Books—Old and New




Friday, August 10, 2018

Francis Harper Message for 8/10/2018

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From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 8/10/2018


Dear Ones,

“Thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God; the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people” (Deuteronomy 7:6-7). “. . . it is because of their belief (faith) in me that I have chosen them out of the world” (3 Nephi 9:20).

We are a chosen people of God inasmuch as we are a people of great faith. “. . . many are called, but few chosen” (Matthew 20:15). In reality, we must choose to be a chosen people. We must choose to be a people of faith in a faithless and perverse generation! Jesus asked: “When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith? (Luke 18:8). “ . . . the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him” (2 Chronicles 16:9). A perfect heart is one that relies upon God in faith and trust.

Faith has been defined as “the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The reality of things unseen such as the Lord’s second coming, the marriage supper and the establishment of his millennial kingdom here on earth requires faith. These things unseen by the natural eye are foolishness to the unbeliever of which there are many today.

Paul wrote: “Now the just (righteous) shall live by faith; but if any man draw back (in unbelief) my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who drew back unto perdition (destruction by fire); but of them that believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:38-39).

Paul wrote of many throughout history who have lived by faith. “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, . . . prepared an ark to the saving of his house . . . and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith” (Hebrews 11:7). By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went” (Hebrews 11:8). He trusted and obeyed! His faith “was imputed to him for righteousness” (Romans 4; 5, 22). “Now it was not for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead” (Romans 4:23-24). “By faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).

Will we become the chosen people of God in this “faithless and perverse generation?” Will we, like Moses, be willing to forsake the pleasures of the world for a season, enduring; trusting and obeying him who is invisible? Which will we choose? The pleasures of this world or the joy of eternity?

The chosen people of God will be a people of faith. They will be motivated by their faith, knowing that God is “a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:1) and that in heaven they “have a better and an enduring substance” (Hebrews 10:34). “Cast not away your confidence (faith), which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:35-36).

The chosen, faithful people of God will also be blessed in this temporal world. “Lord give us such a faith as this, and then, what-e’er may come, we’ll taste e’en here, the hallowed bliss of an (our) eternal home” (Oh, For a Faith That Will Not Shrink, Hymns of the Restoration #278). After the ascension and visitation of Jesus to his other sheep; the descendants of Joseph, who had migrated to the area known to them as “the narrow neck of land,” lived in peace for two hundred years. It is written of them that “surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God” (4 Nephi 1:19). They “ . . . were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them” (4 Nephi 1:12).

Love to All,

Francis Harper


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A Chosen People

Peter’s message to the members of the first century church should be repeated to the church of the twenty first century: “ye are a chosen generation . . . a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God; which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims (see Hebrews 11:13), abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul . . . submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake; whether it be to the king as supreme; or unto governors . . . for so is the will of God, that with well doing ye have put to silence the ignorance of foolish men . . . Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. Servants be subject to your masters with all fear (respect); not only to the good, but also to the forward (opposition) . . . if when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps . . .” (1 Peter 2:9-21).

What a challenge it is to “follow his steps.” We are called to be the body of Christ in a faithless and perverse generation, even as it was in the days of Jesus. Due to the deficiency of their faith the disciples of Jesus were unable to heal a certain man’s son. The father came saying “Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and sore vexed; for oft times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him” (Matthew 17:15-16).



Jesus was upset by the faithlessness of his disciples. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer (put up with) you? Bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; for verily, I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit, this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:17-21).

Would Jesus be pleased with the level of our faith today? Would he be as disappointed with us as he was with the disciples who followed him during his earthly ministry? It is true; “without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

In fulfillment of his words; “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold (Judah), them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd” (John 10:16), Jesus appeared (after his ascension) to some of the descendants of Joseph who had migrated to the Western hemisphere about 600 B.C. Jesus was pleased with their faith. He said: So great faith have I never seen among all the Jews” (3 Nephi 9:35). “. . . it is because of their belief in me that I have chosen them out of the world” (3 Nephi 9:20).






Thursday, August 9, 2018

Refreshments for the Youth Service - Sunday, August 12

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Dayn Cederstrom
daynlarz@yahoo.com


Refreshments for the Youth Service - Sunday, August 12


POZ Youth Service
Sunday, Aug 12 - 6:30 pm @ Waldo / CPRS

All branches are ask to help with refreshments
for the Youth Service, Sunday, August 12.

We have a lot of hungry youth to feed!

Please bring your contribution to the kitchen in the gymnasium.



LADYBUG Estate Sale August 9-11

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Sharon Toms
hondhereicome@yahoo.com


LADYBUG Estate Sale August 9-11


LADYBUG Estate Sale 3421 NW Jefferson StreetBlue Springs, MO 64015 GUITARS August 9-11

Great Guitar Sale in Blue Springs, MO
3421 NW Jefferson Street
Thursday, August 9th 10-4:00
Friday, August 10th 10-4:00 25% Off
Saturday, August 11th 10-4:00 50% Off
Cash or Card - No Checks

Guitars: Martin DR, 1960s Gibson C-L Classical, Epiphone Masterbilt, Silver Creek, Yamaha, John Lennon Epiphone (surface crack), Alvarez, Cordoba, Washburn, Manuel Rodriquez, Luna Elec Acoustic.
Electric Guitars: 2 Ibanez Bass Guitars, Several Entry Level Electrics and many in need of repair or in the process of being repaired.
Rogue Resonators, Mandolins - Kentucky, Rogue, Epiphones, Violins - 10 Silver Creeks, Dorelis, Viola, Cello, Amps - Fender, XD, Fender Blues Junior, Fender G-DEC 100, Crate 33 Blackheart, Roland Acoustic Amp, Casio Keyboard COP-100, Banjo's (need repair), Artisan Lap Steel, SofiaMari Accordian, Hohner Squeezebox (circa 1910), Martin Empty Cases, Bass Guitar Cases, Several other hard cases, Strings, Parts for Violins, Mandolins, Guitars, Bridges, Kohler Saxophone, Kohler Trumpet, E.K. Blessing Pro Model M1 Trumpet and Much More. Visit our website at www.ladybugestatesale.com.

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Pastors of Zion Annual Youth Service - Sunday, August 12

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Dayn Cederstrom
daynlarz@yahoo.com

Pastors of Zion Annual Youth Service - Sunday, August 12




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I have Kittens looking for new homes

From: Jacquelyn Baker
jacrhea@sbcglobal.net


I have Kittens looking for new homes


I am guessing that they are 6-7 weeks old. We caught them in the neighbors yard (born to a feral mother cat here in our neighborhood) about 1 and 1/2 weeks ago. I have since kept them in the house and handled them every day. They are eating kitten food, drinking, and using a litter box. They are still a little shy to new people and things but have made amazing progress since I've had them. At first they would Shake and hiss if you were within 3 feet of them. They have quit all of those things unless something strange comes near them, like today the Rumba! They can be handled easily now, although they still want to hide at times.

There are 4 kittens. Two female calico kitties and two black and white male kitties. They are very playful and have become quite fond of me wiping them down with a damp cloth. It relaxes them, like their mom bathing them. I feel they will adjust fine to new homes but may take a little TLC at first.

If you are interested in one or more Please call or text me (Jacquelyn Baker) at 816-699-6037. I prefer the phone contact but you may also send me an email although that may take longer for me to see it that way: Jacrhea@sbcglobal.net.

Thank you in advance. Please help me find these Kittens homes. I would love to keep them but my Asthma is telling me differently.




Movie Night at SCRB

From: Duff Daugherty
duffdaugherty@yahoo.com


Movie Night at SCRB

Friday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.



"COURAGEOUS"



Movie Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=i9VT_NBIVfs

Looking for a “Junior Partner”

------ Forwarded message -----
From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com


Looking for a “Junior Partner”


Having reached the ripe old age of 75 and facing the likelihood that I may not live to be 150, I want to make some serious plans now to help insure that older RLDS books will be available to a generation of Saints—whether I am available or not.

Therefore, I am looking for a “junior partner” who could commit to serving the Saints with RLDS books for the foreseeable future. An individual, a couple, a family, a small group, or an organization could effectively continue this ministry.

My inventory of used RLDS books, website, contacts, experience, etc., will be made available to the right party. Details of the transfer will be determined as we work together.

The immediate question is, “Who is interested in making a commitment to provide good Church books from the past to the people of the present?” I would hope that any and all “hopefuls” will make this concern a matter of serious prayer before planning such an undertaking. And I invite them to contact me for some discussion prior to presenting a letter of intent to me.

Ideally, the person or group should:

• Be young enough to give years of service.
• Be old enough to be dependable.
• Have a heritage in the Restoration and a love for its literature.
• Be located near the Center Place.
• Have time to devote to the project.
• Not be dependent on income from book sales for living expenses.
• Be physically able to move and carry books.
• Be spiritually attuned, with an attitude of serving our fellow beings.
• Have patience and love for others.
• Be able to interact with people from various religious organizations.

I do not expect this to be a “first come-first served” situation. Take time to consider the needs and the dedication required. By September 30, 2018, I would like to have a formal letter of intent (either via e-mail or snail mail) from each interested party stating the willingness to serve. We will then meet together for interviews, prayers, hands on experience, discussion of financial arrangements, etc., prior to determining the person or group to continue this service to the Saints.

Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and questions. To God be the glory!

Paul V. Ludy
816-210-8450
PaulVLudy@gmail.com


Time to submit for the Tidings of Zion

From: CRE Publications Committee
centerplacetidingsofzion@gmail.com


Time to submit for the Tidings of Zion


It is time to submit testimonies from camps and reunions for the fall Tidings of Zion. We have a new email address for submissions and communication with the publication committee:

centerplacetidingsofzion@gmail.com

To have the opportunity to be a part of the next issue, please submit by August 22nd, though we are always accepting articles, testimonies, and other beneficial items to include in the Tidings of Zion. Thanks!

If you have any questions, shoot us an email!
centerplacetidingsofzion@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

​Free Concert August 11, 2018​

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Restoration Singles
restoration.singles4christ@gmail.com


​Free Concert August 11, 2018​


There is a free concert this Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 6-8:00 p.m. The doors open at 4:00 p.m.

It is for anyone, not just for the singles group.

It is at the Grandview Amphitheater
13501 Byars Road
Grandview MO 64030

Map:
https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=13501+Byars+Rd.+Grandview+MO+64030+United+States

They ask if each person would bring a school supply or a food pantry item, to help with the Grandview Assistance Program.

Link with more information:
http://life885.com/event/life-88-5-birthday-bash-free-concert-with-matt-maher/2018-08-11/




Monday, August 6, 2018

Isaiah's Prophecies in 7 Video Vignettes

From: Dwight Burford
dpburford@all4liberty.net


Isaiah's Prophecies in 7 Video Vignettes


Isaiah's prophecies as told in each of 7 video vignettes - presented by the Isaiah Institute


Dear Family and Friends,

The following links are to a set of 7 vignettes on the prophecies of Isaiah. Each begins with God’s charges against His people for their crimes against Him. As each video progresses, God’s promised redemption is revealed, finally concluding with the great joy of His promised salvation in the Holy One of Israel.

Vignette 1/7 – https://vimeo.com/114946880
Vignette 2/7 – https://vimeo.com/118611020
Vignette 3/7 – https://vimeo.com/124770306
Vignette 4/7 – https://vimeo.com/132605486
Vignette 5/7 – https://vimeo.com/132654431
Vignette 6/7 – https://vimeo.com/121895415
Vignette 7/7 – https://vimeo.com/133097323

May God richly bless you as you consider the overarching message presented in this unique collection of videos. If some of the images offend you, please at least consider just listening to the reading of God’s words, which reveal His loving favors that He is extending to us notwithstanding the sins of the world.

You can learn more about the Isaiah Institute and Avraham Gileadi at these next links:

http://www.isaiahexplained.com
http://www.isaiahexplained.com/about


Blessings,

Dwight Burford


Marriage Class August 12

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman
mjrjstahlman@gmail.com


Marriage Class
August 12, 2018


Sacred Marriage

ATENTION:
Married Couples
(Both spouses required to attend.)

WHEN:
August 12, 2018
2:00 p.m.

It will continue for a total of six consecutive Sundays.
August 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16

WHY:
Come join us in the sharing of our lives.
You never know when you may be able to encourage another in their walk
or be encouraged yourself.

WHERE:

Restoration Church of Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints & Gospel Park
919 Delaware
Independence MO 64050
(Both groups are of the Restoration)

Saturday, August 4, 2018

House on 2 Acres in Independence

From: Albert Gatrost
agatrost@embarqmail.com


House on 2 Acres in Independence


Friends of ours just listed their house for sale off Perrin Road in Independence.

This 1900 square foot single family home has 3 bedrooms and 2.0 bathrooms.
It is located at 3315 N Perrin Road, Independence, MO

See all the details and contact information in the Zillow listing.

https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zillow.com%2Fhomedetails%2F3315-N-Perrin-Rd-Independence-MO-64058%2F2281132_zpid%2F%3Fview%3Dpublic&data=02%7C01%7C%7C9f671df16d7440b06c9508d5fa426a80%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636690085509342791&sdata=Yb2MlWG7hmMq2X%2BjqVzMarch3Ja9bZ7wLn2a%2B0Lbyp4%3D&reserved=0




2009 Crysler Town and Country Van

From: LAUREL ALEXANDER
laurelalex@hotmail.com


2009 Crysler Town and Country Van


For Sale - 2009 Town and Country Chrysler

163,000 Miles

DVD players

Seats fold up into the floor

Asking $4500

Call or text my cell 816-699-0078
Laurel Alexander




Friday, August 3, 2018

What is it going to take to have Zion?

What is it going to take to have Zion?

What is it going to take to have Zion? What is it going to take to have Zion? By Doug Smith at CRE Conference/Reunion Thursday, June 28, 2018

What is it going to take to have Zion?
By Doug Smith
at CRE Conference/Reunion
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Sharing Service
Livestream Available at: waldoavenuerestorationbranch.com

“The only thing I offer oh my Lord to thee. Is my whole life and heart, and everything in me, everything I need. . . I offer you my life, and all that’s dear to me.” From “My Only Offering/ Tanging Alay Ko” sung by the Saints in the Philipines.

What is it going to take to have Zion? Just everything in me.

The first time I became acutely aware of the need the world had for Zion, was a time when we were in a town called Eldorette in Kenya and we were talking about Zion. We had done a great job of intellectually telling everyone what Zion was. And they had a lot of questions, especially about this thing of… ”Everyone’s money goes where?” I said, “Well, it comes down to a thing of love.”

When I was growing up, I loved myself. I took very good care of myself. I made sure that I had everything I needed. I had plenty of food and clothes and all of those things. But there came a time in my life, when I met this young lady named Judy Goucher. That love I had for me all of a sudden went out to this other person and everything I had was hers. I would give my life so that Judy would have the things she needed to stay alive and to enjoy life. But you know it didn’t stop there. It wasn’t too long later and all of a sudden our son Brett came along and that love that I had for Judy just expanded to this little guy. He couldn’t even talk, but still I would have given everything I had so that he could have what he needed. Nothing was more important to me than that little guy. But it didn’t stop there. Three years later daughter Lauren comes along. And then it expanded some more. And then three years later daughter Natalie comes along. And there was no problem expanding that to Natalie. And then when son Brian comes along, it was like yeah, everything I have. I will give it. I would give my life so that these will have what they need.

I said Zion is no big mystery. Zion is when the love that I have for me and my family expands to your family. And I would give everything I have, and I would give my life, so that your family has the things that they need. Oh, that threw them into a tizzy. They were like “Yeah, but when my son turns 18 years old, I can’t keep supporting him. They’ve got to get on their own and be able to do things on their own.” They were trying to figure out what we could possibly be talking about. How is this love going to expand and go to everyone?

One of the men in the back was Nathan Muyela. Nathan was sitting there and his face was all kind of screwed up, and he finally put up his hand. He asked me a question. He said, “Doug, is there such love in America?” And with everything in my heart I wanted to say “Yes, there is. In fact, there is a whole city where the people love each other, just this way. Come and see.” But I couldn’t say that. I had to say, “No. But we are working on it.”

Brothers and sisters, that broke my heart. I said to myself right then and there: “I never want to have to say that again. I never want to say, “No.” I want to say, “Yes. there is a whole city where the people love that way. Come and see. Come and learn of her ways.”

Do you see why we need Zion? We talk about who’s right or who has authority. The only reason that we are here brothers and sisters is to build the kingdom of God so that Zion can be a reality. And if you are
doing anything else, then I am sorry, you are not the church of God. I don’t care what authority you claim. If you are not using it for the Lord’s purposes then I doubt that you have it. Apostle Author Oakman once said, “Unless and until the kingdom of God is a reality, the church has no reason to exist.” We are not here to have church services on Sunday. We are not here to have conferences and reunions. We are not even here to sing great songs from all over the world. We are here to build the kingdom of God. To become followers of Jesus Christ. To listen to what He says and follow his law and to love each other in such a way that the Kingdom becomes a reality in our heart and the physical expression of
that kingdom, which is Zion, comes to pass.

Section 98 of the Doctrine and Covenants tells us that Zion cannot be removed out of her place. That means that Zion is not going anywhere. And that means that since Zion isn’t leaving, either we’ve got to build it or we’ve got to leave. That’s why we are here. We have to do it. It is the reason for your covenant. It is the reason for your existence and it is the only hope for the world.

You’ve heard tonight how your brothers and sisters all over the world are looking to you because they want to have a place where they can come to see how this Christ-like love works. To see how people truly love each other. To see God’s kingdom. To see people who follow the king all living and working together. It’s the only hope for this world.

Are we ready yet? Have you felt the spirit this week? Have you felt the spirit here this night? It’s easy to say yes. But Doctrine and Covenants 10 reminds us, “Now verily, verily I say unto you, put thy trust in that spirit which leadeth to do good, yea to do justly, walk humbly, and judge righteously and this is my Spirit.” the Spirit of God is not just a nice feeling. It is not a chill that runs down your spine when you sing “Tanging Alay Ko”. the Spirit of God is what leads you to do good. there is nothing about a feeling there. the Spirit of God is what leads you to do good. To walk justly. To walk humbly. To judge righteously. the Lord says that is his Spirit. And so if you are feeling the Spirit of God, you are feeling a desire to do. And if you haven’t felt a desire to do something different from what you have ever done in your life before, then you haven’t felt the Spirit of God. No one should leave this room tonight the same person you were when you came in. Because if God has touched your life, you have got to be different. You have got to be inspired to do something different than what you have done.

So I ask you again, are you ready yet? Are you ready to love? Not just lovable people, but unlovable people. Are you ready to love your families? those members of your family that should know better? Are
you ready to love the people in your congregation? those people that disappoint you sometimes? Are you ready to love those people in that congregation that you left because they were being so silly and making such bad decisions? Are you ready to judge righteously?

Oh this thing of judging righteously is really weird you know. If I’m judging righteously, that just means I’m right, right? Absolutely not. What is it that you can judge? It is not another person. the Lord makes that very clear. We are not to be judging other people. So what does that mean to judge righteously? What is it you are judging? You are judging your response and you are judging your actions. that is the only thing that you are a judge over.

The Lord said that in his kingdom he is going to throw out a net and there are going to be all kind of fish in that kingdom. there are going to be good fish and there are going to be bad fish. there are going to be fish that taste great and there are going to be fish that taste lousy. There are going to be fish that are nice and fleshy and there are going to be fish covered in prickles that are poking everybody else in the net. It is not up to the fish in the net to push the bad ones out. It is up to the net (the kingdom) to bring everyone in and the Lord is going to take care of that. He told the story about the wheat and the tares. the wheat and the tares are growing up together. Angels said, “Lord there are some ugly people out there in that kingdom of yours. Can’t we go stomp on them? Can’t we go tear them out?” And the Lord said, “No. If you go tearing up the bad things -- the people that are doing wrong and making wrong decision -- you are going to tear up the wheat too. Nothing is going to grow.”

So as wheat, our job is not to identify the tares and try to make sure that they know that they are bad. Our job as wheat is to put all of our effort into growing and bringing forth the fruit that the Lord has put inside of us to bring forth. the Lord will take care of that in the last day. It is not your responsibility to judge anyone and it is not your responsibility to punish anyone. It is not your responsibility to turn your back on them. It is not your responsibility to ostracize them. It is not your responsibility to leave that congregation and go to a different congregation. It is your responsibility as Saints in Zion to love each other and to decide in your own life what you are going to do. It is your responsibility to judge righteously and make every decision and every action a righteous decision and a righteous action. And when you judge that you have made a mistake, then you need to call yourself out.

The other day I was late getting on my way from home to here and was very nervous about getting here on time. As I started to pull out of our lane and I went down the road, I got to thinking about something else and all of a sudden there was another SUV that turned the corner coming down my road. I was turning right into them and they were just terrified. I looked up and saw that I was probably an 1/8 of an inch from their door. I whipped my wheel around, got out of the way. I thought, “I ought to stop and tell them I’m sorry, but I’m late, I’ll just keep on going.” As I kept on going, I thought, Doug, that was terrible. That wasn’t a good judgement. That was a terrible thing to do.

So, when I got here, I got on my phone and I sent an email out to our Homeowners Association and I said, “Hi, I need this letter sent to everybody in the Homeowners Association. I don’t know who it was, but I almost killed someone on my road and I’m sorry. I thought that I was in a hurry and couldn’t wait and stop and see if they were okay and I just want to tell them I’m sorry.” I put my phone number on there and told them, “You know if it’s you, or someone you know, or a friend that’s visiting you, just have them call me so I can apologize.”

I made a bad judgement and then I made a righteous judgement. We need to judge righteously.

Do you think that all the apostles were perfect before God used them? Do you think they knew every line of doctrine? Are you kidding me? They didn’t even know that Jesus was going to rise again. They didn’t believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They thought he was gone. Yes, he told them that stuff, but he’s dead right? The Lord had given them power and authority to cast out devils. He was using them, but they didn’t even know that Jesus was going to rise from the dead. Jesus had been teaching the kingdom for three years and yet after his death and resurrection he came back for 40 more days. To do what? Congratulate them on the fact that they had now become perfect? No! To tell them about the kingdom of God and all the things of the kingdom for 40 more days. He said, “You know, I’ve been with you guys for three years and somehow you are just so dense, you haven’t quite caught up with it.”

Even the very week before Jesus died, the apostles were together and they were saying, “Hey, which one of us is better? I think I’ve seen you and I think you are not quite as good as me and I think I ought to be on God’s right hand. What’s more, my mom thinks I should be too.” Who were these people that Jesus was using? Who were these people that God was sending into all the world to preach his gospel? They were not perfect people. Did Peter even understand that the Gentiles were supposed hear the Gospel before Jesus died? No. He and Paul fought about it. Was Paul a perfect person because he knew it was supposed to go to the Gentiles? No. He and Barnabas fought about whether Mark should be able to come with them anymore because Mark wasn’t serious enough for Paul.

So as we look at each other, are we judging each other? Are we saying you don’t know the Gospel enough? You don’t have the right doctrine? Do we have that right? Is that what is going to bring us together in Zion? Are we ready yet to love? I long for the day when we do finally make the decision that we are going to keep the commandments of God and the biggest commandment he has given us is to love. I long for the day when the love that you have for yourself and your family can expand to someone else and to their family. It doesn’t have to be more love than you have for your family, it just has to be the same love. Just the same love that Jesus has given you.

So are we ready yet? What more do we need? Do we need a couple of more big donations. Maybe if we had a million dollars that would take care of it and then we could go and do this work. Maybe we just need to have a few more classes and then we will be ready. It’s very interesting in the DC 98:10c the Lord says, “There is even now already in store a sufficient yea, even abundance to redeem Zion and establish
her waste places, no more to be thrown down, were the churches who call themselves after my name, willing to hearken to my voice.” We don’t need one more thing if the churches who are calling themselves after Jesus name, would just hearken to his voice. Just listen to him. Just do what he says. We don’t have just enough to accomplish his work, we have an abundance. We have everything that we need. We don’t need one more thing.

I take that back, we do need one more thing. We need my heart to turn to the Lord. We need me to sing that song we sang earlier with real meaning. My only offering is everything I have. All that is dear
to me. I desire to give to the Lord. Are we ready yet? I hope you are. I am. I never want to have to tell another person outside of this city, “No, we don’t have such love in America.” I want to say, “Yes. there is a city, where the people show this love. Come and see.”

What a missionary tool! That would make what we do out there so much easier, if someone could just see it. Not just in one person’s life. If they could see it in action on a large scale. Wouldn’t they flow unto that city to learn of her ways? How is it that people can do this? How is it that people can love this way?

It just starts with us. Zion will not be moved out of her place and we are the guys that are here. We are the ones. It is time. It is time for us to make that decision to start working together. To start looking for ways that we can show that love to each other so that no one is left behind. I don’t care what faction they belong to. I don’t care what misunderstanding they have. If we are working for Zion, and there is someone else who wants to work for Zion too, we can work together. If the Lord is working on your Baptist friend to come and work for Zion, are we going to reject them and say, “No, this is my job, you can’t be a part of it.”

The apostles came to Jesus and said, “They are casting out devils and they are not with us. We forbade them and said you can’t do this.” Jesus said, “What? If they are doing good things it is because God is with them.” God is working with them too. And if God is working with them, why is it up to us to reject it and say it can’t be. You can’t do it that way. Why don’t we do it God’s way? Why don’t we start looking at the things we are doing and forget about what everyone else is doing. And if God wants to bring someone else along to work with us, let’s work together with him or her.

It’s going to take some work. It’s going to take a lot of love. It’s going to take a lot of prayer. I want you guys to know that your brothers and sisters around the world are praying for you to get the work accomplished.

After a hymn was sung, three people were invited to offer a prayer for Zion -- Saul Reyes from Mexico, who offered a prayer in Spanish, Eric Odida from Kenya and Brian Mundy, from the Center Place.

This is the prayer offered by brother Eric Odida from Kenya:
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, the God of Elijah, we thank you with the opportunity to come before your presence in the manner by which you have already welcomed us as testified by the Spirit that has been here with us. We lift this land up to you oh, Lord — even this land of Zion that you have meant to be the Center Place and whose boundaries you have marked with your own hands. In asking you for this blessing, Oh Father, we remember the testimony of Elijah, when the Syrian army came to capture him. Lord we know that you opened up his eyes — and his servant’s — that they were able to see the security that was surrounding them.

We are not asking that we see your angels Lord, even as they are armed, but we are praying that Father, you come back and look upon this land, again, and that Father you put a hedge around it. And that those very angels, those very fierce fighters of yours, you stationed around it. We pray that you may be able to lift up a wall around her and raise it up high. For the enemy has trained it’s focus on this place, even thy Center Place. As the latter day has come upon us Father, so is the enemy ready to wage fierce battle against the people of this land and against your truth, weakening her strong places and trying to destroy that which has been here, of which the ancients spoke, and is coming to realization. We pray that you look back upon this land Father with favor and that you be able to put a gate that is strong and not easy to be pulled down by the enemy.

We pray that your light would be able to shine upon our streets and Father that her fathers and her sons and her old men will turn back to you again with full hearts. We know that this is the last time. I know
that the time is near, very, very close Father. Return the sons and daughters of this land to you Lord. Return her children back to your Father. Return her marriages back to you oh Lord. Return her relationships to you Father. Those that have strayed and walked out of the land, Father, return them back to the land and to her God — the God of Abraham, the father of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Let the excitement come again upon the people of this land.

We ask you father to bring healing upon the entire breadth and width of the center place. We pray healing upon the people of this land. We ask to raise them up again Father one more time — this last time, — to the realization of the goal that you placed before them. On behalf of the entire world, and the peoples of the world that are called by your name, as a testimony Lord and hope for those that are hopeless, we take these people and place them into your hands. We lift them up to you.

Bless them Lord. Let your blessing come upon each and every one of them. Walk into their homes, into their places of work, into their businesses, into the schools where their children are. Visit their children, who are out of this place in other cities and beyond, and turn there hearts and their minds back to this land and the calling unto which they have been called. Look into their health issues and into their burdens. Lord Jesus take these upon yourself. Father heal this land. Heal this land, Lord. Put your security around it. Heal this land. In Jesus name we pray and trust, Amen.

This is the prayer of brother Mundy.
Almighty God our Heavenly Father, I want to join my voice with that of my brothers, for you have said that where two or three are gathered together touching one thing that you are in our midst. Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the inspiration that has already been shared. Father, in my prayers of preparation, even for this night, I saw an administration taking place upon this land. For you have told us in your word that if there are any sick among you that they are to call for the elders of the church and they will anoint their heads with oil and they will pray over them and the prayer of faith shall save the sick and if they have committed sin oh Father, it shall be forgiven them.

As Elder’s in your church Oh God, we place your hands upon this Holy Land. It is so sick and encumbered by sin. Almighty God, I pray that your spirit would flow over this land and wash it clean. It
would wash over every building and every people and that even the animals might rejoice, Father, in your mercy and your love that you are showing to them. Oh righteous and heavenly Father, we have allowed sin to creep into our lives and into the lives of this city and it has failed to be that which you have had it to be —even an example, an ensign unto the world.

And so heavenly Father, even as my brothers and sisters are joined hand in hand, we hold this land up to you. Father we beg of you, to go down the highways and the byways and find those things that are unpleasing to you. And it tears my heart up Father that there are those even within the hearing of my word and those that would hear this prayer that might be left out of when the circle is placed upon this land, even as our brother White experienced so many years ago. Father, we pray that the endowment might take place and a cleansing might take place upon this land -- that even the streets might glisten and the building would glisten and that we, Father, as lively stones might glisten. So Father forgive us, forgive this land and heal it. Take away that, Father, which is causing pain, and minister unto the root causes of the illness that has plagued this land. And so heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, we seal this blessing both in heaven and upon this earth, for the sake of thy Kingdom, even so, in Jesus name, Amen





Peaches and Tomatoes at Moe Farms

From: Moe Farms
moefarms4@embarqmail.com


Peaches and Tomatoes at Moe Farms


Moe Farms finished picking peaches today for the year.

#1 peaches for $1.00 a pound and $.50 a pound for canners.

We also have beautiful tomatoes for $1.00 a pound.

Moe Farms
31509 Allen Road
Buckner, MO 64016-9150
816-650-2059
moefarms4@embarqmail.com





​Francis Harper Message for 8/3/2018

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


​Francis Harper Message for 8/3/2018

Dear Ones,

We will be rewarded for doing good deeds. Some quote Ephesians 2:9-10: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; but it is a gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.” Some argue that we are saved by grace and faith alone. And thus they believe good works are not necessary. Words from The Book of Mormon may be helpful. “For we know that it by grace that we are saved after all we can do” (2 Nephi 11:44). Nevertheless, we should not boast of the good deeds we may have done.

Both; faith and good works are important. James wisely counseled: “What profit is it, my brethren, for a man to say he hath faith, and hath not works? can faith save him? Yea, a man may say, I will show thee I have faith without works; but I say, Show me thy faith without works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. For if a brother or sister be naked and destitute, and one of you say, Depart in peace, be warmed and filled; notwithstanding he give not those things which are needful to the body; what profit is your faith unto such? Even so faith, if it hath not works is dead, being alone” (James 2:14-17).

James continued: “Therefore wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead and cannot save you? Thou believest there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble; thou hast made thyself like unto them, not being justified. Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he had offered Isaac upon the altar? Seest thou how works wrought with his faith, and by works was faith made perfect? . . . Ye see then that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only” (James 2:18-21).

If we keep the second of the great commandments we will be kept busy doing good deeds: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:38-39). Jesus was speaking of the judgment when he said: “When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he shall sit upon the throne of his glory; and before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth sheep from the goats; the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. And he shall sit upon his throne, and the twelve apostles with him.

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger and ye took me in; naked and ye clothed me; I was sick and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

“Then shall the righteous answer him saying, Lord, When saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee; or thirsty, and gave thee drink? . . . And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me . . . Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it not unto me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:32-47 IV; 25:31-46 KJV).

We are here to serve our brothers and sisters. King Benjamin said to his people: “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are in the service of your God” (Mosiah 1:49).

A Chaplain found a wounded soldier on a battle field and asked if he could read some words of scripture and have prayer with him. The wounded man said I am so thirsty, could you give me a drink? The Chaplain gave him a drink from his own supply. Then the soldier said I am so hungry, could you give something to eat? Once again, the Chaplain gave him some of his own ration. Next the soldier said, I am so cold! Then the Chaplain gave the wounded soldier his over-coat. At this point the soldier looked up at the Chaplain and said, If there’s something in the Bible that caused you to do all the things you have done for me, I want to hear it!

My Love to All,

Francis Harper

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Watch Your Deeds

“. . . if you do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe to keep the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of the Lord, even to the end of your lives, ye must perish” (Mosiah 3:49).

We will be judged according to the deeds done in our mortal bodies. We will face “the righteous judgment of God who will render unto every man according to his deeds; to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor, and immortality, eternal life; But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil; . . . But glory, honor and peace to every man that worketh good; . . . For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified” (Romans 2:6-13).

Alma asked: “Can ye imagine yourselves brought before the tribunal of God, with your souls filled with guilt and remorse; . . . Yea, a perfect remembrance of all your wickedness? . . . Can you think of being saved when you have yielded yourselves to become subjects of the devil? There can no man be saved except his garments are washed white; Yea, his garments must be purified until they are cleansed from all stain, through the blood of him of whom it has been spoken by our fathers who should come to redeem his people from their sins” (Alma 3:34-40). Alma lived before the birth and ministry of Jesus, yet he knew of his coming and by his blood we can be forgiven or cleansed.

If we can be forgiven why should we be so careful not to do evil deeds again and again? Peter warned: “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (and his forgiveness), they are again entangled therein, and (are) 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 returned to his own vomit; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire” (2 Peter 2:20-22).




Jesus said to the woman he had forgiven for being caught in the very act of adultery, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). It is written in a latter day revelation, “and now, verily I say unto you, . . . go your ways and sin no more; but that soul who sinneth (again) shall the former sins return, saith the Lord your God” (Doctrine and Covenants 81:2).

We will retain the remission of our sins if we are faithful. 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 of that which is to come . . . And behold, I say unto you, that if ye do this, ye shall always rejoice, and be filled with the love of God, and 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, August 2, 2018

Knee Scooter Update

From: Dwight Elefson
drelefson@gmail.com


Knee Scooter Update


Thank you to all who have so generously offered your knee-scooter. I now have one borrowed.
Thanks, also, for the prayers on my behalf.

Dwight Elefson
816-252-1118
drelefson@gmail.com

Typist Needed

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From: Terry Scott
tscott75@sbcglobal.net


Typist Needed

A temporary typist is needed to type approximately 300 hand written archaeological notes.
Words that are difficult to interpret may be represented by a ______ blank.
Typing can be done at the typist’s location and placed on a flash drive over next 30 days.

Those interested should contact: Eric Scott at 816-468-3197 with typing speed, a reference and method of compensation required.

Thank you.
Terry Scott
​816-468-3197

Pastors of Zion Annual Youth Service - Sunday, August 12

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From: Dayn Cederstrom
daynlarz@yahoo.com


Pastors of Zion Annual Youth Service - Sunday, August 12







Wednesday, August 1, 2018

TV and Entertainment Center for Free

From: Mrs Bauman
thebaumans3@gmail.com


TV and Entertainment Center for Free


Remodeling our basement.
32” tube TV and black entertainment center for free.
Both in good condition.

Call Catherine or text: 816-506-2791

Thank you!




One Acre Building Site in Independence MO

From: Riane Thomas
riane.thomas.2012@gmail.com


One Acre Building Site in Independence MO


Great building site on acre lot, with new development in the area. Land is zoned residential but could be rezoned commercial like much of the surrounding property. Located on corner of Truman Road and Swope. Bring all offers!
1 acre lot for sale in Independence, Missouri. Conveniently located with 3 miles/10 minutes of historic downtown Independence Square, 0.5 miles from Highway 291. Lot is located in a quiet, older neighborhood, but on the corner of Truman Road and Swope for easy access to main city thoroughfares.
There was a house previously located on the lot, but has since been demolished; new water lines and yard hydrant (with back flow regulator) were installed within the last two years. Recently leveled and reseeded yard. Majority of lot is very level, with the southern edge sloping down to a small stream, which crosses the southwestern corner of the lot.

Riane Thomas
riane.thomas.2012@gmail.com

Zillow Listing:
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17901-E-Truman-Rd-Independence-MO-64056/2300724_zpid/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emo-sendtofriend-hdp&rtoken=07b68b86-7b43-4163-acc6-a0ab2ca20551~X1-ZUvesk0r1f8sg9_305s2



Stacy's Table and Chairs

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From: Stacy Frinsthal
srfrinsthal@yahoo.com


Stacy's Table and Chairs

6 chairs, table with drop sides and two leaves. Seats 6-8 (10 if you have extra chairs)

$75.00

please contact by text: 816-520-0445

God Bless!!
Stacy Pyatt




Knee Scooter

From: Dwight Elefson
drelefson@gmail.com


Knee Scooter


I have injured my foot and was wondering if anyone had a knee scooter I could borrow for about 3 weeks.

Thank you,
Dwight Elefson
816-252-1118
drelefson@gmail.com