Friday, September 21, 2018

Francis Harper Message for 9/21/2018

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 9/21/2018

Dear Ones,

We have been told to preach nothing but repentance to this generation. “Say nothing but repentance unto this generation” (Doctrine & Covenants 6:4-b). Before we can repent and change our ways we need to identify our sin or sins. We need to admit we have a problem. As in an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting in which each person introduces themselves by giving their name and saying, “I am an alcoholic.” Our sins need to be identified and admitted. My name is Francis Harper and I am a sinner.

First, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to penetrate our hardened hearts, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Evidently Paul’s heart was touched by the Spirit which caused him to say, “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24-26). Isaiah answered Paul’s question when he prophesied of Jesus: “. . . he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities . . . and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

We are very good at covering up our sins and even denying them. Jesus said we can see the smallest sin of others and cannot see even the larger ones of our own. “Again, how canst thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote [small particle] that is in thine eye when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? . . .” (Luke 6:42).

Some of the behaviors that are specifically mentioned as being sinful in the Scriptures are no longer considered evil by many in our country today. The statistics compiled by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and others in 2008, revealed the following percentages of adults who approve of the behaviors listed: gambling 61%, adultery 42%, fornication 60%, abortion 45%, pornography 38%, profanity 36%, drunkenness 35% and homosexuality 30%. 51% of mainline clergy support the legality of abortion, 65% of clergy support same sex marriage, 57% of Christians do not believe that Satan exists, only 42% are certain that God exists. Periodic updates since 2008 indicate the decline in moral values are declining at a rapid rate. We are rapidly becoming an “I’m ok, you’re ok,” society.

I am deeply concerned when I observe many of those I sincerely love, becoming involved in some of the sinful things listed, without recognizing they are endangering their immortal souls and salvation! I become very frustrated when I see their peers applauding them for their courage in taking a stand against what the Scriptures clearly teach as sin. As a result great multitudes of people live without the least conviction of the sins they are committing!

When people do not consider their sinful behavior as sin, they do not recognize their need to repent and in their blindness they do not repent! And if they do not repent God cannot forgive them! God never violates our freedom to choose.

Our lives can become a slippery slope. Choosing anything but complete obedience to the word and will of God, is the first step toward moral decay. We need to pray daily: “. . . suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:14IV). “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished” (2 Peter 2:9).

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

Jesus prayed for Peter. He will also pray for us, if we ask, “Lord, Pray for me.”

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


“Open My Eyes, Lord”

There are two kinds of blindness; physical and spiritual. Which is worse? Most of us are afflicted with some degree of spiritual blindness, if not cured, may cause us to lose our immortal souls!

Jesus was speaking of spiritual blindness when he called the Pharisees “blind leaders of the blind.” He added: “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:13-14). These words of Jesus on spiritual blindness are still appropriate for us to consider today.

Jesus promised that after his departure he would send us the Holy Spirit: “I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin . . . when he the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he will not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come.” (John 16:7-13).

In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul spoke of the Spirit as a sword: “. . . take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of body and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:12-13).

Blindness will be removed from our eyes if we abide in the presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Our spiritual eyes will be opened if we diligently study his word.

Paul walked in darkness: physical and spiritual, until Ananias placed his hands upon him and prayed. Immediately scales fell from his eyes and he was “filled with the Holy Ghost” (Acts 9:17-18). The Holy Spirit awakens us to a “lively sense” of our sins. See Mosiah 1:83-84.

David and his son Solomon were guilty of some of the most abominable sins! David repented and was forgiven. Solomon did not repent. It is written: “And his heart (Solomon’s) is become (wicked and sinful) as David his father: and he repented not as did David his father, that I may forgive him” (1 Kings 11:33). How could Solomon who was known for his great wisdom, “neglect so great (a) salvation (Hebrews 2:3-4). Billions of people on the earth today are following in the footsteps of Solomon!

Why did Solomon “not repent as did his father.”? Most likely it was because the Holy Spirit was not present in his life to awaken him from his spiritual blindness! Solomon’s seven hundred wives, princesses and three hundred concubines had “turned away his heart” from God (1 Kings 11:3). Likewise billions today are not aware of their sins and of their need to repent and ask the Lord to forgive them.

David had a humble and contrite heart. He prayed: “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions . . . Cast me not away from thy presence; take not thy Holy Spirit from me . . . my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me” (Psalm 51). David’s spiritual eyes had been opened by the Holy Spirit. He acknowledged his sins, repented and was forgiven.

We need to pray as David; “Cast me not away from thy presence; take not thy Holy Spirit from me.” Open my eyes, “that my sin may be ever before me.” Seeing our sins will create within us humble, contrite and penitent hearts. “. . . a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Psalm 51:17). Most of us have not committed greater sins than David! When he saw the depths of his sins, he truly repented and was forgiven. This should give us the blessed assurance that when we see our sins and truly repent, we will also be forgiven. Open our eyes, Lord!

Restoration Women's Council Fall Retreat

From: Barb Capps

Restoration Women's Council Fall Retreat

Just a reminder for the Restoration Women's Council Fall Retreat, Saturday and Sunday September 22-23 at Odessa Hills Campground.

Our theme is "The Lord Healeth My Broken Heart" Job 23:10 and 1 Peter 1:7. Our classes will be taught by Sisters Jean Robison and Rita Woolery. Chris Capps will be assisted by Eric Woolery as pastors for the weekend.

Cost: $40 for the weekend, $20 for Saturday only.

Contact: Barb Capps 660-238-2430

We hope to see everyone there!

Winter clothes 2 boys in Independence MO

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From: ​Karen​

Winter clothes 2 boys in Independence MO

Family in need of winter clothes for 2 boys ages 3 and 5.
3 year old needs shirts size 4T, jeans size 3T adjustable waist if possible, sweatpants 3T would work fine.
5 year old needs shirts 5T or boys small 5/6, jeans 5T adjustable waist if possible and sweatpants 5T works fine.
If you happen to have anything you could donate or would talk small amount for

please contact Karen at:

God Bless you and Thank you

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ladies Basic Hand Gun Class

From: Bruce Luedeman

Ladies Basic Hand Gun Class

Ladies Basic Hand Gun Class, Tuesday, October 2nd 1pm-4pm Safe Shoot class room (the Old Hope Day School) 2425 S. Crysler #5, Independence, MO.

The Basic Hand gun class is for those that are inexperienced and or have never fired a hand gun. Cost is $60 (cash or credit card) and includes the use of a hand gun and 50 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. If you have your own hand gun please bring it and I will teach you how to use your gun. You will furnish ammunition for your own hand gun. Please bring ear and eye protection (prescription or bifocal reading glasses OK for eye protection).

The class will cover the safe operation of a hand gun, disassembly for cleaning, safe storage, ammunition types, basic defensive techniques and about an hour at a gun range. We will shoot inside of an old limestone mine. Seats are limited.

Please email or text me at the contact information below.
Questions welcome!

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
NRA Training Counselor
USCCA Training Counselor
Ph# 816-353-6826 (also text )
2425 S. Crysler #5
Independence, MO 64052

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


From: Deana Griffin


I am selling my piano. It is an Acrosonic by Baldwin.
It is in great shape and has good tone.
I am asking $500.00 for it.

I am also selling a men's ten speed bicycle for $35.00.
It is in good shape.

I am asking for cash only on either of these.
If interested you can call me at: 816-254-2806

Thank You
Deana Griffin

Gun Safe Needed

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From: Bruce Luedeman

Gun Safe Needed

Looking for 10+ long gun safe for my class room. Must be digital open rather then old style roller combo.


Free TV Set

From: Bruce Luedeman

Free TV Set

Color TV with rabbit ears and digital conversion box; 19” screen. Has built in DVD player. The TV works well but it is surplus for us. Would be great for a church class room or home school setting. If no takers in the next week TV will go to the Salvation Army. Thanks!

Bruce Luedeman
Independence, MO

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

OCT 2nd Session Mentor4Moms

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From: Holly

OCT 2nd Session Mentor4Moms


With all the divisions and problems our church at large faces... how do we do it?

It starts when they are young....

This will be the subject of the next
Mentor4Moms session on October 2, 10am - noon. Please invite ALL your restored gospel mom friends to particularly come to this group session! ALL restored gospel believers are invited to join us to learn more about how we can turn the tide!

To register and RSVP for FREE childcare, please contact Holly McLean 816-206-0690 text please. Session will take place at Devon Park Restoration Branch, 824 E Devon St, Independence, MO.

To see more articles from past sessions, visit

Friday Night Joseph Smith Papers continued

From: Robyn Mun

Friday Night Joseph Smith Papers continued

Monday was great! The focus was on the New Jerusalem, the Center Place of Zion.

This Friday night, September, 21st, again, the two scholars from Joseph Smith Papers Project will be speaking on the "Character of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr." at 7:00 PM.

Friday is scheduled to be at the Visitors Center, but since there were over 300 people tonight at the LDS Stake Center, (705 W Walnut, Independence, MO 64050) President Cato will be contacting the Visitors Center tomorrow morning to suggest it be moved to the Stake Center, cultural hall, casual dress so all can be accommodated.

I'm suggesting you head to the Stake Center first located at 705 W Walnut, Independence, MO 64050. You will most likely know by all of the cars in the lot.

Hope to see you this Friday night as we bask in the character of our beloved Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr.!

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)


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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman


​NAMI​ support group starting up Tuesday September 18 2018 for families with children with mental illness


Support Group for Families with
Children with a Mental Illness
Forming Now for Fall, 2018 Startup

You are not alone. 1 in 4 families is touched by mental illness.
A special peer-led support group for those with children with

mental illness is coming Fall, 2018

3rd Tuesday of the month beginning
September 18th 6:00 pm

ReDiscover Mental Health Services
1555 NE Rice Road, Suite 1595, Bldg A
Lee’s Summit MO

For more information and to indicate your participation contact: Amye or Rhonda


Bob Giertz' Books, etc

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From: Barb Giertz

Bob Giertz' Books, etc

Bob Giertz' books and papers are available to enhance your library.

Pick out what you want or need for your library.

1100 West Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Barb Giertz

Monday, September 17, 2018


From: Ted Cox III



My wife and I have decided to sell our photo booth business after 3 years due to health issues. It's Fun and Exciting and you are Always the hit of the party!! It would make a great side business for a couple with lots of potential business. You can work as much or as little as you want to. It is ready to go out and make money right now! Comes with a new $2K website included. All advertising images, Facebook, Instagram following, All the extras that make the business easier. It's a turnkey and we are happy to share our experience as what to do and what not to do in this business. Plus you will have your own ideas. Business value with everything is $8,000+ but are willing to sacrifice at $5,500. If you are looking for Fun, Enjoyable, Exciting Business to compliment your current income, You set your own schedule, Work your own hours, and make money starting this weekend! If this is you, then give us a call with your questions and we'll be here to answer and help you walk thru it quite simply.

Ted Cox

Eternally Grateful


Eternally Grateful

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I just want to express my gratitude to all the saints that supported me with their many cards, prayers and financial support. As the scripture states "my cup runneth over" Psalm 23:5. I really miss my Companion Laila, but I know that she is with our Lord and Savior.

Sincerely Grateful,
Your Loving Brother in Christ,
Jack Hagensen

Bikes For Sale

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From: Julie Marsh

Bikes For Sale

My dad has several vintage bikes (over 100) for sale.
Some need minor work others can be used for parts.
Priced from $60.00 and below.

If interested please contact Russell at: 816-519-1067

Neil Steede Presentation Report

From: Garland Schnack

Neil Steede Presentation Report

Neil Steede gave a special presentation at the Stone Church Sunday, September 16, 2018. He had a 4 day vision following his hip surgery. He said now is the time to go to Mexico to Hill Cumorah to excavate and find the 24 Gold Plates, the Urim and Thummim and the Sword of Laban. It is to be done by archaeologists and government officials. He is asking for people to donate for a goal of $100,000 for the project.

Neil has offered free DVDs and CDs. Please call the phone below.

Neil Steede

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Important Family Home Evening

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From: Robyn Mun

Important Family Home Evening

This Monday, September, 17th, we are having a family home evening at the LDS Stake Center, 705 W Walnut, Independence, MO 64050

It will begin at 7:00 p.m. We have the opportunity to have two individuals, who have been involved with the "Joseph Smith Papers", in Independence. They will present the character of Joseph Smith and the importance of Independence as the Center Place.

What a marvelous opportunity to hear from individuals who have studied and know the prophet Joseph. I know this is last minute but we just found out they would be here. It will be in the cultural hall, so Sunday dress is not required. This is well worth our efforts. See you Monday night.

President Cato

Prayer Request for Phyllis Jackson

From: G. Miller

Prayer Request for Phyllis Jackson

Phyllis Jackson had a neurological event (stroke or seizure) which resulted in a car accident and totaling of her car. She is currently staying with a relative and will not be able to live alone in the future. Please pray that the doctors will have divine guidance in her treatment.


Requested by Ann Sanderson

5G and possible health concerns


5G and possible health concerns


Many of you may know that there is evidence showing increased health risks related to EMF exposure or Electromagnetic Frequencies specifically from cell phones and internet technology. I am concerned, with many others of the rise in health issues and risks that may be experienced with the deployment of 5G technology. Yes, it will provide us with faster data, but I believe it will be at a cost that we will see in our health and the health of our loved ones, from infants to elderly. If 5G is deployed in our area no one will be exempt from the added radiation exposure that 5G carries with it. If you are concerned about the possible health risks, please join me in quiet support at the Independence City Council Meeting, Monday, September 17 at 6:00pm as I share my findings and concerns with Independence City Council.

If you have any questions or comments, please facebook private message me or email me at:

Thank you,
A concerned resident of Independence, MO

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Prayers for Flo Noear Family


Prayers for Flo Noear Family

Hello Dear Loved Ones.

Flo Noear has been placed in Hospice Care at Centerpoint.
She is near changing worlds.
Please share with others that may know Flo.
Her husband Max Noear changed worlds in (?) 2009.
The family needs prayers.

Love and Blessings

Power Wheelchair For Sale

From: Rachel Horn

Power Wheelchair For Sale

For Sale: Golden LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair with a Golden retractable desk arm for the controls. $1050. (Original price was $1500.)
Barely used. Disassembles into three pieces for loading. Will fit into most car trunks. No piece is heavier than 35 pounds.
A folding walker is available as well.

If interested contact

Neil Steede Presentation

From: Neil Steede

Neil Steede Presentation

To All,

A most important announcement will be made at Luff Auditorium at The Stone Church tomorrow night Sunday, September 16, at 6:00 p.m. Neil Steede will be giving the presentation on “The 3 Visitations of Christ, as a thief in the night”, at the end of which he will be making a extremely important announcement concerning The Book of Mormon.

It is guaranteed that this announcement will not only shock you, but should thrill you beyond all expectations.

Neil Steede

Mentor4Moms​ - 9/18/2018​

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From: Holly

Mentor4Moms​ - 9/18/2018​

Spanish Doctrine and Covenants

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From: Charles Sperry

Spanish Doctrine and Covenants

Dear Saints,
We are looking for Spanish Doctrine and Covenants (Doctrina y Pactos). They are no longer being printed and our supplies in Honduras has been depleted. If you have an RLDS copy new or used and are not using it, we would be interested in purchasing it. Please call at 816-489-6218. Thank you very much.

En Cristo,
Chuck and Regina Sperry
la RestauraciĆ³n
Honduras, Centroamerica

Friday, September 14, 2018

Record Albums Available

From: Jean Robison

Record Albums Available

Record Albums - For Sale
Call Jean and make offer on all or individual Albums

Nat King Cole Treasury/The Longines Symphonette – Gold Medal
Gold Medal Recording/Nat King Cole – The Longines Symphonette Recording Society (1)
Presentation (Set of 6 Albums)
The Magnificent Golden Strings (2)
Lucky Strike Collectors Item ~ Remember How Great? 12 Big Bands (1)
Glenn Miller – A Legendary Performer & Orchestra (1)
18 Great Hits of the 30’s and 40’s (1)
Judy Garland – 2nd Record Set (1)
Pearl Bailey/Custom High Fidelity (1)
The Plummer Family “Live” (1)
The Plummer Family – Old and New Favorites (1)
The Plummer Family/The Old Country Church/Country Music Show (1)
Ferrante & Teicher/30th Anniversary on Stage (1)
Cocktail Piano Time (1)
The Great Benny Goodman/Columbia Presents (1)
Bourbon Street Beat/Warner Brothers, High Fidelity (1)
The Magic of Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops (1)
Famous Love Songs – Floyd Cramer (1)
This is Floyd Cramer/Victor Stereo – 2 Album Set – RCA
Floyd Cramer – Piano Masterpieces – 1900-1975 (1)
The Treasury of Favorites/Floyd Cramer – RCA (1)
All Time Favorites – Frank Sinatra – 2 Album Set
Connie Francis – Sentimental Favorites (1)
Connie Francis – Treasury of Love Songs (1)
The Sea/The San Sabastian Strings (1)
There Goes My Heart/ The Four Aces (1)
Dream Along – Eddy Duchin (1)
My Number Is Barbara, Two (1)
Barbara Streisand/ The Third Album (1)
Continental Strings & Brass (1)
Come On, Ring Those Bells (1)
The Ray Conniff Singers/It’s the Talk of the Town (1)
Beethovan’s Symphony #6/Family Library of Great Music (1)
The Kraft 75th Anniversary Radio Special (1)

Movie Soundtracks
Doctor Zhivago Sound Track (1)
Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins/Disneyland Records (1)
Love Story/Music from Original Soundtrack of Paramount Pictures (1)
Sound of Music/Julie Andrews RCA (1)
Fiddler on the Roof/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2)

Restoration Music
Auditorium Chorale/Song of the Restoration, Jesus’ Priceless Treasure (1)
Favorite Hymns from the Auditorium Organ (1)

Gospel Albums
EVIE – Unfailing Love (2)
EVIE – Hymns (1)
Sandi Patti – Hymns Just For You (1)
Restoration/A Prayer in Music for the Church – Evie & Pella Karlsson (1)
Cornerstone/Howard Hill/Hymns (1)
Praise Strings 5 – (1)
Art Linkletter Narrates the Bible for the Children of the World (1)

Christmas Albums
For Christmas This Year/The Lettermen (1)
From Under the Christmas Tree/The Christmas Song (1)
The Little Drummer Boy ~ Christmas Songs (1)
Barbara Streisand/A Christmas Album (1)
Perry Como Christmas Album/Victor RCA Stereo (1)

Addition Items for Moving Sale

From: Donna Browne

Addition Items for Moving Sale

MOVING SALE - by appointment Saturday, September 15,

Call Donna 816-668-5577

ADDED ITEMS - Kawasaki 100 crossover motorcycle, Craftsman tool bench

Francis Harper Message for 9/14/2018

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 9/14/2018

Dear Ones,

Most of us have encountered some difficult times in our lives. During some of these the situation may have appeared hopeless. But the truth is, for those who believe in God, there are no hopeless situations. “For with God nothing can be impossible” (Luke 1:37).

Before the pilgrims arrived in America, they faced almost certain death in a storm on the North Sea. During what appeared to be a hopeless predicament, this prayer was offered: O, Lord, we know that even now [in this hopeless circumstance] you can save us,” and He did!

During World War II, Eddie Rickenbacker and his crew of airmen crashed into the South Pacific. Their hopes for being rescued were not promising. They drifted for twenty-one days. They could have appropriately prayed the pilgrim’s prayer; “O, Lord, we know that even now you can save us.” They survived by drinking the salt-free water supplied by the occasional showers of rain. At one point in their ordeal a seagull landed on the head of one of the crew members. This bird nourished them and supplied bait utilized to catch fish which also provided nourishment.

I recently heard of the greatest sea disaster in the history of the US Navy. At 14 minutes past midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk. Of the 1196 seamen aboard, about 900 made it into the water in the 12 minutes before she sank. Only 317 of these survived. Most of the survivors were wearing the standard kapok life jacket around their necks to keep their heads above the salty ocean water. Shark attacks began with the first day and continued until the men were physically removed from the water. After almost five days of constant shark attacks, starvation, terrible thirst, suffering from exposure and their wounds, the men of the Indianapolis were finally rescued from the sea. One of the survivors by the name of Harrel lived to tell his story. As he abandoned the ship he prayed, “God, help me.” He kept his hope alive. Many lost their hope, drank the seawater and perished.

Whenever we are faced with what others would call a hopeless situation we must keep our hope alive because we know even if our mortal life or the lives of our loved ones end, we know life does not end in a cemetery. Our souls are immortal.

The song, It is Well With My Soul, was written by the very successful Christian lawyer Horatio Spafford. His only son died in 1871 at the age of four. In 1872, the great Chicago fire wiped out his vast estate, accumulated from a successful legal career. In 1873 he sent his wife and four daughters to Europe on the ill fated SS Ville du Havre. Since he had a lot of work to do, he planned to follow them later. The ship sank and he lost his four daughters with his wife being the only survivor. She sent him a famous telegram which simply read, “saved alone.”

On his return home, his law firm had burned and his insurance company refused to pay for his loss. They called it “an act of God.” He had lost nearly everything, but his soul: He wrote the well known hymn; It is Well With My Soul. “ . . . when sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul.”

My Love to All,
Francis Harper

There is Hope

There’s a scarcity of hope in the minds of many today. Suicides, especially in the younger generation, are increasing. Those who study this problem say that nearly 20% of our youth have suicidal thoughts. Jesus said: “The thief [Satan] cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). There is hope!

“Then spake Jesus, saying, come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls; for my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30 IV; 11:28-30 KJV).

Jesus invites all of us to come and be closely associated with him. He will help us bear the burdens of life. He said; “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). Far too often we try to carry life’s burdens without his help.

Jesus invites us to join him in the establishment of the kingdom of God. “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). “And blessed are they who seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end, they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb” (1 Nephi 3:187-188). Becoming involved in this kingdom building enterprise gives our lives purpose and meaning and promises great rewards.

Our ultimate hope is to be worthy to dwell with the Lord and his people in his everlasting kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy. Jesus will return and fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah:

“. . . and the government shall be upon his shoulder . . . and of the increase of his government and peace there is no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7). The fulfillment of this prophecy is as sure as the sun shall rise tomorrow morning. Our hope for a place in the celestial glory of the Lord’s everlasting kingdom rests in our preparedness. He will help us in our preparation. He wants all of us to be there.

Paul wrote: “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:20 IV; 15:19 KJV). If we have no hope beyond this mortal life which is so often filled with struggles, sufferings and sorrow, we would be most miserable. But we have the promise that Jesus will come to usher in his millennial kingdom, filled with unspeakable joy. For “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9, Isaiah 64:4).

I met Elder Tom Dooley at the North Dakota Reunion in August, 2003. He told me that he and his wife Angie had traveled to Mexico thirty-seven times in 37 years to do missionary work. Upon one occasion, after reading of the things God has prepared for those who love him, his wife Angie responded: “Tom, we better love Him a lot.” He is easy to love. He gives us hope.

Solemn Assembly - Reminder

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From: Jon Tandy

Solemn Assembly - Reminder

This is a reminder and invitation that the

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch
invites you to a Solemn Assembly
this Sunday night, September 16.

Joel chapter 2 talks about calling a solemn assembly, for the elders and all the assembly to fast and pray and to plead for the Lord’s forgiveness on the people and the nation. We invite you to come seeking the Lord.

Place: 819 West Waldo
Time: 6:00 PM

Who is invited: Anyone desiring the kingdom

Agenda: Repentance and seeking the Lord’s will

The theme will be, “I am doing a great work so that I cannot come down” (Nehemiah 6:3). This was Nehemiah’s statement to the enemy of God, who was trying to distract him from the work of building the wall of Jerusalem.

Also, as a reminder to those who attended this past Summer Series, we have a number of items that were left behind. See the attached photo if you recognize any of them and wish to claim them.

Jon Tandy

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Raytown House For Rent

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From: Stacy Frinsthal

Raytown House For Rent

Raytown, MO
3 bdrm
2 and 1/2 baths
finished basement
privacy fence
garden area

Stacy Pyatt God Bless!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

MOVING SALE - Saturday, September 15

From: Donna Browne

MOVING SALE - Saturday, September 15

Call Donna 816-668-5577

FURNITURE - top grain leather sette and chair, black wooden decorative desk with lighted hutch, brown office chair, 6 stackable office chairs, regulator clock, 4-door wooden entertainment console, pack-and-play, 4’x7’H wooden bookshelves

RECREATION - Diamondback mountain bike, scooter, pretty green adult bike, ping pong table

EXERCISE/HEALTH - TRIO whole body vibration machine, BACK-A-TRACTION inversion table, Total Gym weight bench

AUTO - hitch-ready metal (trailer) shelf for truck/SUV, car-top luggage carrier,

OUTDOOR - Weber Water Smoker, 2 large decorative beverage jars with spigot

MUSICAL - electric guitar and amp

STORAGE - 2 Sauder closet organizer kits plus drawers (new in box), heavy duty metal utility shelves

SMALL APPLIANCES - Cuisinart Bread Maker, Omega vertical juicer, Excalibur Food Dehydrator, Soyabella soy milk maker

Broadcast Camera

From: Donna Browne

Broadcast Camera

Free Professional Video Camera

Professional Sony broadcast quality video camera. Perfect for live-streaming video of sermons, services or musical productions/concerts. I will donate to any Restoration Branch or Christian School or Ministry that could use this camera.

Call Donna 816-668-5577

Waldo Movie Night

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From: Erin Fitch

Waldo Movie Night

Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch will be having a movie night on Sunday October 14 at 5:30 p.m.
We will be showing "Emma's Footsteps," showing the life of Emma Smith from the time of Joseph's death, until her death. The movie shows her faith, devotion, and struggles.

All branches are invited.
Bring a snack to share and your own covered drink.
Hope to see you there.

819 Waldo Avenue
Independence MO 64050

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Artists needed for painting CPRS backdrops

From: Muriel

Artists needed for painting CPRS backdrops

Muriel Luedeman is recruiting artists to help paint backdrops for the CPRS musical, State Fair, November 1-3.

Please contact her at:


Foss Pork For Sale

From: Clayton Foss

Foss Pork For Sale

Foss Family Farm has pigs ready for the butcher.
We raise non-confinement pigs on locally grown grain, skim milk and garden produce. No growth hormones and no antibiotics. Currently, we have 2 pigs still available out of our group that is going to the Higginsville processing plant on September 17th. The meat would be marked with your name in the cooler and then cut and packaged to your specifications. We sell half or whole, our price is $1.25 per lb on the hanging weight and you pay processing fees to the butcher. We also sell Angus beef, but we're currently sold out for the year and are taking orders for Spring 2019.

For more information, visit our website:
or call

Pam French - Final Moving Sale

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Pam French - Final Moving Sale

Final Moving Sale Wednesday-Saturday 9/12-15th

750 N Allen Road
Independence MO 64050

Furniture, few Antiques, Glassware, Decor, Tapestries, King Bed Spread, Linens, Electronics and more...

​Storage Container For Sale​

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From: Cindy Holman

​Storage Container For Sale​

FOR SALE: 20x8 ft storage container
Has two doors which open at one end
We stored our belongings in it for five
years and recently got them out and
they were in perfect condition

$1900.00 plus you pay to have
it moved which is $100.00

If interested call: 816-317-7562 Cindy

Monday, September 10, 2018

Garage Sale Fundraiser THIS Saturday!

From: Give Back Hope International

Garage Sale Fundraiser THIS Saturday!

Please come support the Give Back Hope International annual garage sale fundraiser THIS Saturday, September 14th! If you have gently used items you would like to contribute to the sale, we will be accepting item drop-offs on Friday and Saturday, per the flyer below.

The proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Hope Restoration Youth Home in Malawi, Africa. You can learn more at

Hope to see you there!

Celebrating the 231st anniversary of signing the Constitution

From: Robyn

Celebrating the 231st anniversary of signing the Constitution

"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)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Stolen Cats

From: Sandra Williams

Stolen Cats

Hello all,

Back in May there was a listing for 2 cats needing a new home. One was Jasper, a 8 year old Siamese and Dolly 4 year old female black and white. These were posted by Val Logan, our neighbor. Sadly, she picked them up while we were moving. She misguided people stating they were abandoned. She did not have the right to pick them up or re-home them. They belong to us! My kids are devastated.
We are asking that if you are the person (s) ,or know who did, who re-homed our cats from Val Logan that you contact us immediately so they can be returned to the rightful owners.

We pray for their safe and swift return!

Thank you and please send this on so everybody knows !

Thank you!
Sandy Lewis

Nonviolence Resolution Survey

From: John Moody

Nonviolence Resolution Survey

Have you seen this. Click on the "share your perspective" link below.
Church is rejecting nationalism and populism, rule by the people.

Reminder: Nonviolence Resolution Survey
The Resolution on Nonviolence has been selected by the First Presidency for consideration at the 2019 World Conference using the first part of the common consent process. This means that delegates will spend additional time listening to one another and surveying.
To help us prepare for that activity, we need your help identifying the perspectives on this resolution within the church. Please share your perspective

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