Wednesday, October 31, 2018

​CPRS State Fair

​From: Joy Cain
joy.cain1986@gmail.com


​CPRS State Fair




All Performances Open to the Public

Thursday, November 1, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.


$8.00 Ticket Available at the CPRS front Office or at the Door

819 W Waldo Avenue
Independence MO 64050
816-252-1715

Supplies needed for Indian Reservation Trip

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Supplies needed for Indian Reservation Trip

Dear, Saints,

First Fruits Prayer Group (Temple Lot daily) is partnering with Team Jesus, a Jesus/Kingdom Now focused mobile ministry that serves the immediate and extended needs of the homeless to help them rebuild their lives, to assist an elderly Native American Christian woman at Standing Rock Reservation near Bismarck, North Dakota. (Check Team Jesus out on the internet.) Brian and Yvonne Carline are the pastors.

A trip is planned for this Thanksgiving weekend to Bismarck, to help Joyce Kitson, an elderly, fragile Native American grandmother trying to minister to her people. Our focus is to bring the love of Jesus to those she minsters to, and provide items that will help her people establish cottage industries. We are requesting the following items to take with us:

Sewing Machines

Sewing Thread

Tools

Scissors
Nippers
Pliers

Musical Instruments

Children’s Recorders
Native American flutes
Native drums
Guitars

Art supplies

Acrylic paint
Brushes
Sketch and painting pads
Drawing pencils
Erasers
Charcoal
Pastel sets
Crayola colored pencils
Glue guns and hot glue

Sleeping bags
Blankets
Emergency thermal blankets made of durable insulating Mylar-type material, (The internet has one site that has them for $1.25)
Coats
Hats
Gloves
Non-perishable foods
Visa Gift Cards (To assist with gas and expenses for the volunteers)

(More needs may be made known in later emails.)

Please pray for Joyce Kitson and her mission to take care of her people. Joyce has been lifted up by First Fruits for many months. She is not a Restoration believer, however her work with the poorest of people is worthy of support. First Fruits is grateful to Team Jesus volunteers who have some along side to assist in this mission. They will be establishing ongoing, consistent help this first trip to Bismarck.

The volunteers will tentatively leave Independence, Wednesday, November 21 and return Sunday, November 25. Items should be turned in by Monday, November 19.

To donate or need more information, contact:

Muriel Luedeman
816-726-8425
mur620@gmail.com





Temple Lot

From: Garland Schnack
gdschnack@hotmail.com


Temple Lot


Interesting Article from FOX 4 News

Several different religions believe the Second Coming of Jesus will happen in Independence, Missouri. And to this day, three different churches surround that sacred soil.

https://fox4kc.com/2018/10/29/3-faiths-surround-independence-land-where-many-believe-second-coming-will-occur/?fbclid=IwAR0PHqqOJZdKC-A9_ZvbJL2Hm-gW8YHBfMyowcO_R4Dl5bFU2EEc7KWpHRU

Three different churches surround this sacred soil and are preparing for the day when Jesus makes his return.






Mt. Zion Garage Sale

From: Deana Griffin
lldrgriffin@att.net


Mt. Zion Garage Sale


Mt. Zion Restoration Garage and Bake Sale

15008 E 35 Street
Independence MO 64055

Friday, November 2nd 8:30 am until 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 3rd 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

HUGE sale to raise funds for our building fund.
Clothes, furniture, tools, kitchen items, nic-nacs etc.

We will have a bake sale also, featuring banana breads,
pecan pie muffins, date-nut pinwheel cookies and much more.






Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Old 1991 Ray Treat Cassettes

From: Jennifer Henderson
morningstar250@outlook.com


Old 1991 Ray Treat Cassettes


I am giving away at least 54 old 1991 Cassette Recordings of Ray and Mary Lee Treat’s classes and sermons.

If anyone is interested…

Call
Jennifer Henderson
831-236-4059



Monday, October 29, 2018

This Land 2018 Conference

From: Cheryl Clute
luvs2travelgal57@comcast.net


This Land 2018 Conference


Doors will be opening at 4:30 p.m. this Friday afternoon so people will have plenty of time to check out all of the presenter's booths with their books/dvds/etc for sale...







2005 Toyota Corolla CE For SALE

From: A. D. Clute
aaronclute@gmail.com


2005 Toyota Corolla CE For SALE - $2900


I have a good condition dark blue 2005 Toyota Corolla CE for sale. I am the original owner and bought it brand new back in 2005 off of the lot at Adams Toyota in Lee's Summit. It has 198k miles and has never been in a wreck. The tires still have plenty of life in them. Has had regular maintenance done, oil change every 3k, tires rotated, etc. If you have any other questions just feel free to shoot me an email. I am asking $3000 OR BEST OFFER. Willing to negotiate on price. Thanks for looking!



https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/2005-toyota-corolla-ce-for/6729332414.html




Newbookman Correction

From: Paul Ludy
paulvludy@gmail.com


Newbookman Correction

An apology from Paul: In my overwhelming desire to invite you to view my updated website for new RLDS books, I neglected to tell you where the party is being held.

Please go to NEWBOOKMAN.BLOGSPOT.COM to see the display. If you forget that, just google for “Newbookman” and “RLDS” together.

Thanks for your patience with me. I was becoming a bit impatient because no one had sent me a note of cheer. Perhaps no one wanted to mention the obvious!

Happy viewing!


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NEW RLDS BOOKS FROM NEWBOOKMAN

I want to invite you to preview my updated website for new books supporting the RLDS tradition. I've been working hard to make the site more user friendly and to display the new books better.
It's not quite like picking up a book and reading a few pages--but it's close! For most of the books, you can choose to see a preview of pages, read some of the text, and have a better idea if the books will meet your needs.

Or perhaps they will be exactly what you want to order as a gift for someone you love.
Please take a look and navigate through a few books. Even if you don't order, please send me a note and tell me if you like the new look and feel. Or let me know what else I can do to improve your browsing or shopping experience.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a variety of good books to the Saints.

Paul V. Ludy
816-210-8450

Don't forget: We are offering FREE 6-month subscriptions to Restoration Voice for new subscribers. Please send names, addresses, and phone numbers for yourself and friends you would like to receive 3 FREE issues of the magazine. With the third issue we will send a notice asking if they want to renew.

For Used RLDS Books go to:
OLDBOOKMAN.US

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





Saturday, October 27, 2018

Update on Marilyn Middleton 10/27/18

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com

Update on Marilyn Middleton 10/27/18

Marilyn will be at Center Point until Monday, waiting to hear from her insurance regarding transfer back to Rosewood, or discharged to go home. She continues to improve.

Room 616

Phone number 816-698-7616

She appreciates and thanks everyone who has prayed for her and the visitors who have stopped by.

Muriel Luedeman
918-726-8425


November 2018 Australian Restoration News

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Noel Rowlatt
nandjrow@bigpond.com


November 2018 Australian Restoration News


Greetings from sunny Queensland.

Please find attached the latest Australian Restoration News.

Kindest regards,
Noel Rowlatt


AUSTRALIAN RESTORATION NEWS


NOVEMBER, 2018
Around and About the Centre Place by High Priest Paul J. Gage, Independence, Missouri.
November greetings to all the wonderful Saints in the land down under. It is hard to believe that we only have two more months in 2018. This has certainly been a most unusual year, at least in the USA, in many ways. As a singing group, years ago, sang, “For the times, they are a changing.” The one area in our lives that should only change for the better and grow stronger every day, is our relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. As long as we work diligently to keep that relationship steadfast and sure, we can handle what the adversary and/or the world throws at us. We have a hymn entitled, “O God, Our Help, in ages past, our Hope for years to come.” speaks of time as an ever rolling stream that carries everything away. But our hope is in Jesus Christ and He has a plan for us of us, while on this earth, and in the here-after.
Another hymn, “Father, When In Love to Thee,” speaks of time- that is, our stewardship of time. It asks God to forgive us for the “times we’ve stood, for the things of lesser good. And for stewardship of time, we have spent, unlinked with thine.” Many times, we all complain, and say, “I don’t have enough time!” I have heard several references to Elbert A. Smith and Arthur Oakman, who, when men of the priesthood complained about working all day and coming home to take care of things around the house, and so forth.
The response was, All those men you work with have the same obligations you have, and they still find time to go to the bars, sports events, etc. “People do what they want to do.” If I don’t want to go to church, the slightest little thing can keep me away. On the other hand, if I want to go to church, there is essentially nothing, within my own power and agency, that can keep me away.
Some will say, “Yes, that’s ok, for you, but you don’t know my circumstances. That is totally true, BUT God knows your circumstances and another line of that hymn states, “In the midst of sin and strife, teach us how to live a life, marked by graces of new birth. Worthy of Thy Saints on earth.” Fall events are taking place around the Centre area. Each weekend in October and up into November, young people of various ages came together at Odessa Hills Campgrounds near Odessa, Missouri for fall retreats… These campgrounds are owned and operated by the ten Restoration Branches that make up the Central Missouri area.
In months that have five Sundays the Pastors of Zion (POZ) host a 5th Sunday Service at Waldo Avenue RB. The last one was September 30, 2018. It was live streamed and well worth watching. All the Sunday morning services at Waldo are live streamed, as well as several other branches. You can generally go to the website of any branch by typing in the name of the branch and location. A great number of Restoration Branches have websites.
Center Place Restoration School, (CPRS) is off to a good start in another school year. The enrollment in K-12 is about 175 students. it is one of the very few Christian schools still operating in the Independence area.
The Missionary Boards are all functioning well and had missions in Kenya, India/Nepal and the
Philippines in mid to late October 2018. There will be other missions to various parts of the world in 2019. The SEAAM Board seeks input from the priesthood and membership of Australia to help determine what ministry may be available in 2019.

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AUSTRALIAN RESTORATION NEWS

Riches From The Scriptures. by Elder Neil Kerswell, Queensland,Australia. Volume 3. Chapter 22 Church History Part 4.
As a reminder of where we were last time, John the Baptist brought back the Aaronic Priesthood to the earth. This priesthood was conferred upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Baptism was instituted and the Spirit of God came into Joseph and Oliver’s lives as they rose out of the water. This Spirit opened their minds to understand scriptures to a greater depth than they ever had known before.
Church History Vol 1 Chapter 5 Page 59 – Melchisedec Priesthood
1829 - AFTER the thrilling events related in the last chapter occurred another of the most important events of this dispensation; of elder in the higher or Melchisedec priesthood; which priesthood, according to a subsequent revelation, holds “the keys of all the spiritual blessings of the church; to have the privilege of receiving the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; to have the heavens opened unto them; to commune with the general assembly and church of the firstborn; and to enjoy the communion and presence of God the Father, and Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant.”-Doctrine & Covenants 104: 9.
What transports of peace, what exultant praise, what overwhelming joy must have filled their souls, if they realized the import of all the promises enumerated here! But probably they did not; but few men, if any, ever do. It furnishes food for a lifetime of careful thought. It gives occasion for a lifetime of the most triumphant joy that the mind of humanity can experience. It causes man to feel that heaven is nearer, and earth more blessed. It gives him a higher regard for honor and purity; and yet it admonishes him to be virtuous and humble, lest he be unworthy of such exalted and desirable privileges.
Let us again hear Joseph while he relates this remarkable event: - [Page 60] “Meantime we continued to translate, at intervals, when not necessitated to attend to the numerous inquirers, that now began to visit us; some for the sake of finding the truth, others for the purpose of putting hard questions, and trying to confound us. Among the latter class were several learned
priests who generally came for the purpose of disputation: however the Lord continued to pour out upon us his Holy Spirit, and as often as we had need, he gave us in that moment what to say; so that although unlearned, and inexperienced in religious controversies, yet were we able to confound those learned Rabbis of the day, whilst at the same time, we were enabled to convince the honest in heart, that we had obtained (through the mercy of God) to the true and everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ, so that almost daily we administered the ordinance of baptism for the remission of sins, to such as believed. We now became anxious to have that promise realized to us, which the angel that conferred upon us the Aaronic priesthood had given us; viz., that provided we continued faithful we should also have the Melchisedec priesthood, which holds the authority of the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We had for some time made this matter a subject of humble prayer, and at length we got together in the chamber of Mr. Whitmer’s house in order more particularly to seek of the Lord what we now so earnestly desired: and here to our unspeakable satisfaction did we realize the truth of the Savior’s promise; ‘Ask, and you shall receive, seek, and you shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you;’ for we had not long been engaged in solemn and fervent prayer when the word of the Lord came unto us in the chamber, commanding us that I should ordain Oliver Cowdery to be an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ, and that he also should ordain me to the same office, and then to ordain others as it should be made known unto us, from time to time: we were, however, commanded to defer this our ordination until such times as it should be practicable to have our brethren, who had been and who should be baptized, assembled together, when we must have their sanction to our thus proceeding to ordain each other and have them [Page 61] decide by vote whether they were willing to accept us as spiritual teachers, or not, when also we were commanded to bless bread and break it with them, and to take wine, bless it, and drink it with them, afterward proceed to ordain each other according to commandment, then call out such men as the
Spirit should dictate, and ordain them, and then attend to the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost upon all those whom we had previously baptized; doing all things in the name of the Lord.”-Times and Seasons, vol. 3, p. 915.
Peter James and John - Some have supposed that they received two ordinations; one under the hands of Peter, James, and John, and one by each other; but it is scarcely supposable that they would fail to mention so important an item. There is no historical evidence of such an event. Nor is there any evidence that [Page 65] Peter, James, and John were present, either when the instruction was given to ordain or when the ordination actually took place. The only historical account of their appearance is in the epistle quoted from above, and the place of that appearance is definitely given as between Harmony, Susquehanna County (Pennsylvania), and Colesville, Broome County (New York) while the place of instruction concerning ordination, as also the ordination itself, was at Fayette, Seneca County (New York). It is not safe then to write historically that Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were ever ordained literally under the hands of Peter, James, and John. He who does so writes recklessly and without sufficient evidence upon which to base his conclusion.
I have tried to say little here as the historians are giving their views. I personally believe Peter James and John at the very least were in charge and guiding events as the authority of the Melchisedec Priesthood was restored again to the earth. It is good to note here that Joseph and Oliver were not to be Ordained until the baptised membership of the church where they were, had opportunity to vote as to whether they would receive them to be their teachers in Spiritual things. This is very good because it upholds and respects the agency of God’s people, with the added blessing of being an added safeguard to protect the church from corrupt leadership forcing their will upon the Lord’s people. Let’s look at D&C 26 2A-3G in relation to Peter James and John and others - [Sec 26:2a] Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fullness of my everlasting
gospel;
[Sec 26:2b] to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim; and also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things, or the restorer of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days; [Sec 26:2c] and also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias; [Sec 26:2d] which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, Jr., and Oliver Cowdery, to
ordain you unto this first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron; [Sec 26:2e] and also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse; [Sec 26:2f] and also with Joseph, and Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers; by whom the promises remain; and also with Michael, or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all, the ancient of days.
[Sec 26:3a] And also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be apostles and especial witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry; [Sec 26:3b] and of the same things which I revealed unto them; unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times;
[Sec 26:3c] and for the fullness of times, in the which I will gather together in one all things, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; and also with all those whom my Father hath given me out of the world; [Sec 26:3d] wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armour, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all ye may be able to stand. [Sec 26:3e] Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, which I have sent mine angels to commit unto you, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked;
[Sec 26:3f] and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of my Spirit, which I will pour out upon you, and my word which I reveal unto you, and be agreed as touching all things whatsoever ye ask of me, [Sec 26:3g] and be faithful until I come, and ye shall be caught up, that where I am ye shall be also.
Amen.
One of the truly amazing things about the Restoration is that we believe that in and through God, we are united with all the believers who have gone before us and those who shall come after us. We are all one in the Lord according to his Grace and Love and our desire to be with Him and His creation in a life of obedience. May our hearts be turned to our Fathers and our Fathers be turned to us. We are a generation in great need of help from God and the prayers and blessings of those who have gone before us, especially in relation to the promises associated with the days in which we live. Let’s look at a little more from Church History.
Page 64 Joseph and Oliver agree as to their being commanded of God to ordain each other; also as to the fact that they did so ordain. Joseph states in an epistle written at Nauvoo, September 6, 1842, that he heard the voice of Peter, James, and John, but says nothing of such an event as their laying hands on them. His statement is as follows: - “And again, what do we hear? Glad tidings of Cumorah! Moroni, an angel from heaven, declaring the fulfilment of the prophets-the book to be revealed. A voice of the Lord in the wilderness of Fayette, Seneca County, declaring the three witnesses to bear record of the book. The voice of Michael on the banks of the Susquehanna, detecting the Devil when he appeared as an angel of light. The voice of Peter,
James, and John, in the wilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna County, and Colesville, Broome
County, on the Susquehanna River, declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom, and of the dispensation of the fullness of times. And again, the voice of God in the chamber of old Father Whitmer, in Fayette, Seneca County,” etc.-Doctrine and Covenants 110: 20, 21. (See also Times and Seasons, vol. 3, pp. 935, 936.)
Thanks for reading and sharing with me, as you well know I believe Peter James and John played a very big part in the Authority of the Melchisedec Priesthood being alive amongst us again, these great events of our past have made it possible for us to have sacraments and ordinances available to God’s people today and into the future. It is a sacred responsibility and gift God has given. May we respect love and honour our God who gave it for the benefit of His creation. I encourage you to read your scriptures and church history. Pray about it before you start and long after you finish for guidance and direction and understanding so you can, according to your own agency, form your own God guided beliefs, opinions and decisions. Never blindly follow any man or woman, never put your trust in the arm of flesh or in other words never let the understanding of another person become your own, unless you have put it to the test (does it harmonise with Scripture, is it in harmony with that which God has given before). God will be with you if you open the door and are willing to listen to what He is saying. May you continue to be blest is my prayer in Jesus Name Amen.

Tamworth News submitted by Sr. Helen Archer
The Tamworth Saints continue to meet each Sunday. Sunday the 7th of October we listened to a Sermon from Waldo Restoration Branch with High Priest Paul Gage on the Subject of Hope we really enjoyed and benefited from this Sermon.
We were Blessed to have the Ministry of Brother Elder Noel Rowlatt. Arriving on Thursday the 11th of October. We all went to pick him up at the airport. He stayed at Deacon Roy and Sister Daphne
Schubert’s home. That evening we all had a meal together at the Schubert’s. Friday Roy and Daphne showed Noel some of the sights of local area.
Elder Danny Archer and Kris came up from Sydney Friday night. On Saturday we all met to have a
picnic in the Botanical Gardens.
Sunday the 14th we had a Sacrament Service at Elder Peter and Sister Helen Archers with Elder Noel Rowlatt giving the message and also a Class, with fellowship and a meal after the services.. Danny and Kris then travelled home to Sydney.
Monday morning we farewelled Noel at the Airport at 6.30 am.
We really enjoyed having Brother Noel and we thank him for his Ministry.
Sunday the 21st of October Elder Peter gave a message on Little Children and the importance of becoming like a little child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Birthdays
Michael Fulton 3rd of November, David Archer 13th. November, Danny Archer 24th. November.

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Victoria News. Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch, Kelvin View by Elder Murray Broughton.
September 24th- I went and administered Sr. Dawn Mackrell
September 26th- Wednesday bible study in our home at 2 p.m.
Study: Genesis 1: 26-29; Genesis chapter 2 & 3
September 30th- Sunday, no church service in Kelvin View.
Administration to Sr. Delma. We visited Sr. Dawn Mackrell in Violet Town Nursing Home.
October 3- Bible Study in our home at 2 pm. Genesis chapters 4 & 5. Administration for Linda Jukes
October 5-Friday , called in at Tatura to visit Komett and Judy Waasdorp. He had just arrived home from
hospital in Melbourne. Had talk and prayer with them. (please pray for them too)
October 7-Church service in Kelvin View Hall Communion Service
Reading Acts 10: 38-42; Romans 14: 7 – 12 Text Acts 10 : 39 And we are witness of all
things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem, whom they slew and hanged on a tree.
October 9- Bible study in the evening on Exodus, life of Moses with Rebecca
Caducio and Virginia Nilo, from the Philippines.
October 10-Bible Study in our home on Genesis 16: 1;2;20
Genesis 17; Genesis 18;1-14; Genesis 19: 23 to 41
Genesis 21; 1 -19; - Abraham and Sarah
October 14--Church at Kelvin View. Reading; Second Nephi 13;22 & 32.
Sermon text; If a man die, shall he live again? Trials of Job - and Scripture Reading.
October 17-Bible study in our home. Genesis chapter 21;22; and 25.
Acts 1v3 to 11;..the last day.
Mathew 24; 22 & 51; Luke 21:24; 28. 1 Timothy 4:1 – 4.
11 Timothy 3:1 - 7.
Lovely to have with us Linda Jukes from Ruffy, Graeme Byers, Charlie Mead from Benalla and Rebecca
Caducio Nilo from the Philippines, for Sunday home service here in Euroa.
October 23---We went to Shepparton to visit Sr. Dawn Mackrell at Goulbourn Valley Hospital. Please
remember her in your prayers.
.Dennis de Uray, Bro. Kevin Dowell who did get bad news, I have been there helping get things ready for clearing sale, Br. Komett Waasdorp and wife Judy, and also Sr. Delma and myself.
Let Us Pray For One Another. Your brother In Christ. Murray Broughton (Pastor)

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Please include in your daily prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing
Gwen Whately, Gary Rowlatt Alma & Janice Kerswell George Parker
Jonathon Page Dawn Mackrell Audrey Kerswell Peter Archer
Adrienne & Robert Windsor Michael & Patty Fulton Komett & Judy Waasdorp
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESTORATION BRANCH, KINGSTON
17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland. Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE. NOVEMBER, 2018

Sun 4th . 10.00 a.m. COMMUNION SERVICE. Elder A. Kerswell asstd. by Elder G. Rowlatt
Musical Item for Service. Glenn Kerswell
11.00 a.m. Prayer & Testimony Service. Elder A. Kerswell

Sun. 11th . 10.50 a.m. Hymn Sing. Linda Myers Flowers: Linda Myers
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Priest P. Churchill asstd by Elder G. Rowlatt

Musical Item for Service. Linda Myers
followed by a Fingerfood Fellowship Lunch (please bring suitable food)
Sun. 18th. 9.50 a.m. Hymn Sing: Rebecca Melling Flowers: Rebecca Melling
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE Elder G. Melling asstd.by Elder N. Churchill

Musical Item for Service: Cathy Melling & Jillian Maas
Class: Elder N. Rowlatt

Sun. 25th. Flowers: Jan Kerswell
10.00 a.m. PREACHING SERVICE. Elder N. Churchill
Musical Item for Service: Glenn Kerswell

11.00 a.m. Class. Elder N. Melling

BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for Kingston Branch...
Birthdays. Our best wishes to the following people who have their Birthdays in November.
George Parker on the 9th. Jessica Kerswell on the 17th Glenn Kerswell on the 28th.
Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to Robert & Adrienne Windsor who will achieve their 69th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday 10th November. Sadly, Sr. Adrienne has been in hospital for several weeks now and is physically incapacitated, and will be moving into residential care. Robert is sorely missing the close companionship of his dear wife.
Branch AGM. Our Branch Financial year ends on the 31st October. the treasurer needs to have any
outstanding accounts by that date to allow time for the minutes for our AGM to be printed and distributed. Reports from all Branch officers need to be received by the secretary by Sunday 4th.
November. Our AGM is scheduled for Sunday 2nd December, after the Communion Service.
The Branch Christmas Service is planned for Sunday 9th December and will be followed by the Branch Christmas Lunch.
Contributions to the Australian Restoration News need to come by the 20th of the month and must be submitted by email if possible. Email details are nandjrow@bigpond.com.au Phone contact: 07 3824 8386
We would love to have contributions from isolated members in Australia; articles or testimonies or just greetings. We would also like to hear from American saints who have ministered in Australia.
If you do not have access to an internet facility and would like to post your article to me, I will try and have it typed and included, but I would need to receive it by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the next issue. Postal details are as follows: Noel Rowlatt, 6 Wetheral Place, Alexandra Hills. Q4161

Friday, October 26, 2018

NEW RLDS BOOKS FROM NEWBOOKMAN

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From: "Paul Ludy"
paulvludy@gmail.com


NEW RLDS BOOKS FROM NEWBOOKMAN


I want to invite you to preview my updated website for new books supporting the RLDS tradition. I've been working hard to make the site more user friendly and to display the new books better.
It's not quite like picking up a book and reading a few pages--but it's close! For most of the books, you can choose to see a preview of pages, read some of the text, and have a better idea if the books will meet your needs.

Or perhaps they will be exactly what you want to order as a gift for someone you love.
Please take a look and navigate through a few books. Even if you don't order, please send me a note and tell me if you like the new look and feel. Or let me know what else I can do to improve your browsing or shopping experience.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a variety of good books to the Saints.

Paul V. Ludy
816-210-8450

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Trying to build a contractor list

From: Rachel Horn
hornmusic88@gmail.com


Trying to build a contractor list


I am looking for recommendations for people who are skilled in any of the following:

Electrical
Plumbing
Carpentry
Painting
Drywall/ceiling work
Remodeling
Architectural sheet metalwork
Brickwork
Mudjacking
Foundation repair
Drainage
Fireplace maintenance (gas or masonry)
Home exterior repair
Door/window repair/replacement
General maintenance
Concrete repair
Asphalt maintenance
Snow removal

(Did I forget anything?)

I manage rental property and have great people to call on, but sometimes they are unavailable, or we have a number of little items or larger projects and I need to have more people to draw on. Some jobs/tasks need a person/company who is licensed and insured, some do not. I’m interested in all recommendations. If you consider yourself to be skilled or want to promote your company, please don’t be bashful about recommending yourself.

Thank you in advance for all recommendations.

You can reach me at:
midwestrentals360@gmail.com




CPRS Playbill

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Rachel Miller
reggert91@gmail.com


CPRS Playbill


If you, or your business would like to advertise in the CPRS fall musical's playbill, please send your advertisement to the School's Office by TODAY, October 26th no later than 7:00 ​p.m.

Payments need to be marked in an envelope for Mrs. Miller. Full sheet- $30, Half Sheet- $20, Quarter- $10

Rachel Miller

Francis Harper Message for 10/26/2018

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


Francis Harper Message for 10/26/2018


Dear Ones,

We express our love for God by loving our neighbors. “If a man say, I love God, and hateth [does not love] his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also” (1 John 4:20-21). In other words, the two great commandments actually become one. We cannot love God without loving our neighbors.

The second of the great commandments is: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:38 IV; 22:39 KJV). This is a very difficult commandment for most of us to keep. We tend to be self-serving, instead of being the servant of others. Jesus said, “whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister. And whosoever of you will be the chiefest [greatest], shall be servant of all” (Mark 10:43-44). “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 1:49).

A great reward is promised to those who serve their fellow men. “. . . 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? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in; or naked and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 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” (Matthew 25: 36-41 IV; 25: 35-40 KJV). The righteous shall inherit “life eternal” (Matthew 25:47).

The greatest service we can render to our neighbors is to introduce them to Jesus; the source of abundant life. He said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Quite often, however, before we will have an opportunity to introduce Jesus and his everlasting gospel, the immediate physical and temporal needs of our neighbors must be met. We need to be ever alert to see the unseen troubles and concerns of our daily acquaintances. We may have our own cares with which to deal making it difficult to see the needs of others.

Our branches and congregations should have a reputation for being friendly and caring. The saints of the Sinamangal Restoration Branch in Kathmandu, Nepal, have proven themselves to be a people who care. During my visit at the branch in 2012, several shared their testimonies with me. Among them was Sita Baral. Sita is a widow with a 16 year old son. She is very concerned about her son’s education, knowing that in the future he will be her only means of support. Sita told me her sad story. Her husband was killed by a hit and run driver and his body was not identified for 26 days! During that period she didn’t know what had happened to him. Sita and her son had no shelter or bed, and very little to eat during this difficult time. When her husband’s body was finally identified and she was notified, she entered the 13 day Hindu mourning fast. So for 39 days she had very little to eat. She went to a church to get help, but no one offered to assist her until she found the Sinamangal Restoration Branch. She said she and her son have been richly blessed since their baptisms. In addition to being blessed in physical ways, they have received love from the saints and have been given the strength and hope of the gospel. They have found Jesus, who is “able to succor them” (Hebrews 2:18). She often requests administration for her son, Sanjeev, and herself.

My Love to All,

Francis Harper

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Becoming Good Neighbors




The second of the great commandments is “Love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 22:38 IV; 22:39 KJV). A lawyer asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:30 IV; 10:29 KJV). Jesus answered this question by relating the parable of the good Samaritan. Every person we meet is a potential neighbor. It is not likely the man who fell among thieves was acquainted with the Samaritan who befriended him. The Lord is the friend of every person on earth. He invites “all to come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female. And he remembereth the heathen, and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile” (2 Nephi 11:113-115). The final words of the parable of the good Samaritan were: “Go, and do likewise.” In other words, we should be a good neighbor to every person; black or white, bond or free, male or female.

How many of us are good neighbors? Have we ever passed by persons who have been spiritually or emotionally wounded? Have we been so busy we did not notice them? Perhaps we noticed them but were unwilling to spend the time and effort it would take to help them? What will it take to qualify us as good neighbors? Jesus was a blessing to every person he met.

I was privileged to be a member of the Restoration Branch [RLDS] at Ames, Iowa, during the early 1950’s. I recall saying to the people there, “I would not hesitate to invite any person, even the President of the U.S.A., or the Queen of England, to join us in our gatherings for worship and fellowship. I was confident all would be blessed because the Holy Spirit was there. I presently attend the Woodbine, Iowa, Restoration Branch. A recent guest said to me after attending a Sunday morning service with us; “There is passion here.”

Following Isaiah’s experience at the temple in Jerusalem, wherein he saw the Lord, he heard the voice of the Lord, saying “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me” (Isaiah 6:1-8). Obviously, Isaiah fulfilled his commission to deliver the Lord’s message to the people of his nation; his neighbors.

Enos had a similar experience when he went to hunt beasts in the forest. He said: “And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul . . . and there came a voice unto me saying, Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed . . . Now, it came to pass that when I heard these words, I began to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren . . .” (Enos 1:5-12).

There’s a pattern for us in the experiences of Isaiah and Enos. In the presence of the Lord we recognize our need for his forgiveness. When we come to him with humble and contrite hearts seeking his forgiveness, he will forgive us. “Yea, and as often as my people repent, will I forgive them their trespasses against me” (Mosiah 11:139). After the cleansing we can be filled with the Holy Spirit. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we will “feel a desire for the welfare of our brethren.” We will be good neighbors!

I will never forget my experience at a Lord’s Supper Service I attended as a student at Iowa State. I thought I was a pretty good guy until the Holy Spirit touched my heart during this hour of worship. After my heart became broken and contrite, I felt what I described as “a glorious release;” a sense of a cleansing and forgiveness of my sins. I was filled with love, peace and joy.

After this blessed hour, I went to work as the cashier at the Memorial Union Cafeteria. During the days preceding my encounter with the Holy Spirit, my mind was so occupied with my own concerns that I hardly noticed the people passing by, except to collect their cash! But now I noticed I was sincerely interested in each person as they stopped for a moment to pay for their food. I do not know if they noticed a difference in me, but I sure did! Within an hour, I had become a caring neighbor! When we are filled with the Spirit this invariably happens; we become good neighbors.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hens For Sale

From: Clayton Foss
earlybirdinc@centurylink.net


Hens For Sale

Have 35 two year old hens for sale, breed is Black Star, need room for the pullets.

$3 each, $2 each if you take them all.

Have to be picked up at Foss Family Farm.

Please call 816-597-3230

Book of Mormon Reading Challenge

------ Forwarded message -----
From: Benjamin Pedersen
b1nzion@yahoo.com

Book of Mormon Reading Challenge


A Book of Mormon Reading Challenge to the Saints:

Is there anything that all of the Restoration Gospel peoples can agree on? If there is, one thing is probably the validity and powerful truth of the Book of Mormon. The early missionaries led with the Book of Mormon because it contains words that speak to our soul – words that were written specifically to us as saints and for this very monumental time in history.

Wouldn’t it be pretty powerful if we decided to read the Book of Mormon together?

Many in our membership have never read the Book of Mormon. Some haven’t read it in years. This is a great way for us to come together to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of this book or to remember the powerful messages contained in these beautiful words of eternity.

Moroni 10:1-7 tells us to ask God to know the truthfulness of all things and He will confirm their truthfulness by the POWER of the Holy Ghost. We live in a world full of darkness and distractions. Holding onto the Iron Rod, or word of God, is so very critical and could save us from pits of darkness and destruction. Reading God’s words, especially the Book of Mormon, speaks truth to our soul, allowing us to recognize God’s words when we read them because we will recognize His voice. The old adage says that the best way to know counterfeit currency is to view real currency over and over and then when we see the counterfeit, it is recognized because it is just different enough from the real ones. The same goes for reading God’s word. As Alma 16 says, when we read the good word of God, it becomes delicious to us and enlarges our soul. The good Spirit of the Book of Mormon is the same Spirit that leads us into truth and allows us to know truth when we hear or read it.

Now, more than ever, the restoration needs to find ways to come together.

· Can we try a challenge together?

· Are you willing to participate in a reading challenge of the Book of Mormon?

· Are you willing to organize others to participate as well?

Outreach Restoration Branch took on this challenge at the start of 2018. We were accountable to each other and came together often to discuss our readings. We organized our Sunday School classes to discuss what we read that week. We involved the children by having them read “Between of the Covers of the Book of Mormon” by Verda Bryant (which can be purchased at Price Publishing) and rewarded their successful completion of the challenge. We organized small groups that met every-other-week. We started a Facebook group for the reading challenge. We encouraged each other to keep going. We prayed, testified, and celebrated throughout the reading challenge. The result was we grew together and had wonderful experiences together that strengthened our faith. It helped our branch be more united as a part of the body of Christ.

The attached reading calendar starts the readings on November 19th and goes to April 5th. What a great day to finish – the eve of the anniversary of the restoration of Christ’s church to the earth!

If you are unable or don't have time to read, you can visit www.outreachbranch.org for audio readings of the Book of Mormon (click on the “Book of Mormon Audio” button).

The chapters and verses on the calendars are from the RLDS Book of Mormon text.

Please prayerfully consider taking up this challenge.

Your Brother in Christ,
Elder Benji Pedersen, Outreach Restoration Branch

“Next Year In Zion”


Garage Sale – October 26/27

From: Garland Schnack
gdschnack@hotmail.com


Garage Sale – October 26/27


Come to our Garage Sale
Friday, October 26, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
and
Saturday, October 27, 8:00 a.m. to ? p.m.

1811 N Ethan Lane
Independence MO 64058
(East on 24 Highway, North on Salem Drive, East on 18th Street to Ethan Lane)

Guitars, Deebot Floor Cleaning Robot, Bicycles, Books, CDs, Fireproof Safes, Toys, Tools, Western Hats and much more…





Healing the Breach

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Patrick McKay
patrick23seventy@outlook.com


Healing the Breach


Mormonism, Metaphors, and the Pieces of the Puzzle

I have just released a new book titled, “Healing the Breach: Mormonism, Metaphors, and the Pieces of the Puzzle”.

Patrick S. McKay, Sr



The day is fast approaching when the compilation of the many testimonies manifest in the various branches of His church will be woven together into a beautiful tapestry revealing the effort to which the Holy Spirit has gone, that God might have a happy, and united people. Yet today, the Restored Church is fractured.

In Healing the Breach, author Patrick McKay uses figurative language, common testimony, and prophetic expressions to illustrate the personal conviction, great spiritual truths, and lofty ideals of our epic latter-day theme. This commentary testifies of the rich tradition and sweet influence of the Holy Spirit that has accompanied the scattered Saints as remnants of the original church, with the express intent to one day reunite us. McKay’s insights present an olive leaf to all the honest in heart to give consideration to our common fate, emphasizing the need we have to band together in order to fulfill our divine destiny as latter-day Saints.

Each branch of the Restored Church has a rich legacy of testimony that has been created, preserved, and transmitted to them from the initial days of the Restoration, reminding us all of our spiritual birthright as inheritors of the angel message. Like Michelangelo who once declared, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” McKay has seen the destiny of the Saints of the Restoration, and has written to set them free, offering fresh insights and optimism to enliven the reader to press forward toward Zion’s borderline.

The book is available in paperback from:

amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1483490963/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk?fbclid=IwAR3SFlIOkSpSGxgRnx0XsU3lfljZZXFBjbYJNgcDntUHge5qSs0rau-W0iw

barnesandnoble.com
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healing-the-breach-sr-patrick-s-mckay/1129766640?ean=9781483490960

The book is available in hardback, paperback and eBook from:
lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-s-mckay-sr/healing-the-breach-mormonism-metaphors-and-the-pieces-of-the-puzzle/hardcover/product-23816178.html

Second Estate Sale for Lynn Shaw in Odessa, MO

------ Forwarded message -----
From: Jamie Brownlie
jamie@245trioxin.com


Second Estate Sale for Lynn Shaw in Odessa, MO


Tools, woodworking tools, 250 year old loom, antique furniture, quilting
racks, bins and bins of material, sewing supplies, high quality pool table.

Friday October 26th and Saturday October 27th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




Election Prayer Services 2018

From: G. JONES
tandemtownusa@msn.com

Election Prayer Services 2018


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

As in the past the Mount Zion Restoration Branch held a special Prayer Service for the Presidential election.

God heard our concerns and prayers and responded with his Love and concern for the American people.

The time has now come for midterm elections and again we as the children of God are gravely concerned as to the direction this country is headed.

We will hold two (2) separate Prayer services for the up coming election.

The first being Sunday evening November 4, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

The second being held Monday evening November 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome to come and participate. The address is:
15009 E 35 Street
Independence MO 64055

Elder Morris Jones presiding on the 4th.
Elder Garrett Jones presiding on the 5th.

Any questions can be addressed to Bro. Morris at 816-373-8232.
Or Bro. Garrett at 816-500-3390

Sincerely yours through Jesus Christ

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Men's Prayer Breakfast​ - ​November 3

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


Men's Prayer Breakfast​ - ​November 3 ​


UNTO ALL Men

Many years ago, brave men stood and pledged their
lives, their fortunes, their all, that a free people
might come forth and be established upon this
choice land. One of the most important and frequent
things they did, was offer prayer to God.
Somewhere between the criticality of the
mid term elections and the mob that marches upon
our southern border, we need to be found in
prayer to God.

Saturday, ​​November 3, 2018 there is a
Men's Prayer Breakfast at Farview Restoration Branch,
11404 E 24 Street S
Independence, MO
(24th and Vermont).

We will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Gentlemen, this is far too important to succumb to what divides us.

--
Baruch Haba HaShem Adonai

" O that ZION were established "

Laus Deo !!

His name is Jesus,
Yeshua
the Holy One of Israel
El Gibbor - the mighty Elohim
Aviyad - the Everlasting Father
Sar-Shalom - the Prince of Peace
Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem

Many seek to be THE ONE,
I choose to speak of BEING ONE IN CHRIST JESUS
Yeshua Hamashiach
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord -
************************************************
*** Jay Huffman
*** A Prisoner of Jesus Christ
*** A stranger and a pilgrim on the earth
*** May He come quickly
************************************************


Update on Marilyn Middleton

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Update on Marilyn Middleton

My cousin, Marilyn Middleton, is back at Center Point in room 616. She was admitted Tuesday morning, October 23rd, for a blood transfusion. Her hemoglobin was very low, 6.8, and had a high white blood cell count of 16,000. They’re running test to find the root cause of this new development. She will be at Center Point another day or two depending on her recovery. She is not experiencing any unusual pain with this which is a blessing. Please continue to uphold her in prayer. You can contact me at the numbers below for updates.

Muriel Luedeman
816-726-8425
mur620@gmail.com



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

FREE New Release! "Aspects of Faith" by April Erwin

From: April Erwin
authoraprilerwin@gmail.com


FREE New Release! "Aspects of Faith" by April Erwin


NEW RELEASE!

Aspects of Faith is now available at amazon.com. To celebrate the release of this new study guide, I'm offering the ebook for FREE on Amazon. Follow the link to get your copy and please share with your friends and family. Hurry, it's only available October 23rd-27th.



getbook.at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J9QWQPX

“Faith is one of the most basic acts of being a follower of Jesus Christ. It’s faith that Jesus is the Son of God who sacrificed himself on a cross and defeated death and sin to rise again so that we could be free, that brings us to commit our lives to Him. I would even say it ’s the first step, because how can you come unto him and repent, if you don’t already have faith to believe He’s real?

Faith doesn’t stop there. Once we make that covenant, then our faith has to continue to grow and become active. It’s that type of faith that I think many of us struggle with the most. I certainly do and I know I’m not alone. It’s not something we often talk about as a group of believers, but maybe we should.

Why, if we have faith in who Jesus is, do we also struggle to have faith in what Jesus will do? Sure, He died for my sins, but can or will He really heal me? Or help me overcome my financial/personal/emotional struggles?

Personal faith in the divine is what I wanted to understand deeper. To go beyond the general or even abstract definition and understand the basic steps that build personal faith. I invite you to join me on my journey to learn the many aspects of faith.”

Enjoy and God bless!

April Erwin

Available Now: NEW Aspects of Faith, Creation's Ballad, Dysfunction Junction, Justice Burning

view Author.at/AmazonAprilErwin, https://www.amazon.com/April-Erwin/e/B00HI0GTBO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?&qid=1438920624

www.AprilErwin.com, www.Facebook.com/AprilErwinAuthor, www.TheErwins.com or Projecting A at: http://projectinga.blogspot.com/



Monday, October 22, 2018

Francis Harper Message for 10/19/2018

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


Francis Harper Message for 10/19/2018


Dear Ones,

The days of this earth are numbered. Although the number of remaining days are known only to the Father, Jesus would say to us, “O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!” (Luke 24:24), if we fail to recognize we are living in the last days.

Daniel spoke of the time of the end when “many will run to and fro and knowledge will be increased” (Daniel 12:4). Surely this is an accurate description of the days in which we live.
Without volition on my part, I have been given knowledge of two additional prophetic warnings of the imminent return of the “Lion of the tribe of Judah” (Revelation 5:5). During the early months of 2008, I became aware of two prophecies, not found in our Scriptures, that I believe were made known to me as additional witnesses and as a warning that we are indeed rapidly approaching the final countdown of days.

I became aware of the first of these two prophecies while I was reading, A Visitors Guide to China, Elizabeth Morrell, p 294. As I was reading the segment on Tibet, I read about the present Dalai Lama. “Today the Dalai Lama lives in Dharamasala, India, where he was forced into exile in 1959-1960, when China took control of Tibet. The Dalai Lama’s lives in the foothills of the
Himalayas, where he heads a community of 40 Buddhists monks, and a kind of government-in-exile which is made up of many exiled Tibetans. Unlike the previous Dalai Lamas he has a wide knowledge of the world, is greatly respected and has sent several delegations to Tibet and Peking [Beijing]. He has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in late March or early April of 2008. He is the fourteenth Dalai Lama. It was predicted long ago that there would be only fourteen Dalai Lamas.”

When I read the final sentence about the Dalai Lama I wondered how long ago the prophecy was given. I also wondered why there would not be a 15 th Dalai Lama, a 16th, and so on. These questions reminded me of a little book my secretary, Lou Waite, had given me, entitled The Saffron Robe, written by Lobsang Rampa [Copyright 1966].

The book came in a box of old books Lou had purchased at a garage sale. She thought I might be interested in this book, related to the people of Nepal/Tibet, so she gave it to me. Even though I had traveled to Nepal, which borders the Buddhist country of Tibet, it did not interest me at the time, so I put it in the bottom drawer of my desk, where it remained untouched for many months. After reading of the Buddhist prophecy in the Visitor’s Guide to China I remembered The Saffron Robe, and thought perhaps it might have something to say about the Buddhist prophecy of long ago.

Much to my surprise, the book was very interesting, and I was pleasantly surprised to find more information on the Buddhist prophecy. On page 135 I read, “. . . it seemed that the world was just about aflame. There seemed to be trouble in Russia, trouble in England, the Irish people were making a commotion—only we of Tibet were peaceful. I fell silent as I recalled the prophecies which had been made about Tibet centuries before . . .”

My question was answered—long ago was centuries ago! It had been at least two-hundred years since the Dalai Lama prophecy had been given. Continuing with the quote from The Saffron Robe (1966): “. . . and I knew that in our time, in my lifetime in fact, we of Tibet would have our own troubles [they had their troubles in 1959-1960]. I knew also that our own beloved Dalai Lama [the 13th] would be the last actual Dalai Lama, and although there would be one more, he would not be of the same spiritual significance.” Was it a coincidence that I was led to this information that the present Dalai Lama was prophesied to be the last?

Was it coincidence that 1) Lou purchased the box of books and gave this particular book to me? 2) Was it a coincidence that Ram Baral had given me his Visitors Guide to China, and I chose to read about Tibet? This Buddhist prophecy that the final Dalai Lama would not be of the same spiritual significance as the earlier ones has already been fulfilled. This gives us confidence that the rest of the prophecy will also come to pass.

As I pondered the significance of the present Dali Lama being the last, I recalled another prophecy which had been given to an Irish Saint in 1139 AD. A few years before 2008, while visiting the Religious Museum located between Logan and Missouri Valley, Iowa, I read about the prophecy of Saint Malachy, who lived in Ireland during 1094-1148 AD. He was known for his gifts of healing, miracles and prophecy. While in Rome in 1139 AD he received a vision showing him there would be 112 additional popes, up to the end of time. St. Malachy’s prophecy was not fully accepted by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, and it was forgotten until 1590 AD. The passage of time has vindicated much of the prophecy of St. Malachy. His prophecies have proven to be amazingly accurate. He even accurately prophesied the precise date of his own death. Was this also a coincidence that I happened to see and read of St. Malachy’s prophecy during my visit to the religious museum near my home?

We should not be surprised that God has revealed his secrets to his servants, the prophets, in nations other than our own. He promised, “And I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of earth” (2 Nephi 12:57).

We should ask ourselves, “Why has the prophesied number of the long succession of popes and Dalai Lamas come to an end at the same time?” Surely this, too, is more than coincidence.

Could it be that Jesus will return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the very near future, and will replace all of our leaders, both secular and religious? The Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, both being in their 80’s, gives us another cause to believe the Lord’s coming is very near. “Watch, therefore, for ye know not at what hour our Lord doth come . . .” (Matthew 24:49 IV; 24:42 KJV).

Francis Harper

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When Will the Lord Return?

Aesop’s fable #210 is an account of a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf.

I recall a certain man predicting the Lord Jesus would return in 1988. He even wrote a pamphlet listing 88 reasons why the Lord would return during that year. Needless to say, he had given a false alarm. Others have issued similar alarms. These false alarms cause skepticism. And the words of Peter are fulfilled: “. . . in the last days there shall come scoffers, walking after their own lusts. Denying the Lord Jesus Christ, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? . . .” (2 Peter 3:3-4).

We must be cautious when we speak about the timing of the Lord’s coming. For “of that day and hour no one knoweth; no, not the angels of God in heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:43 IV; 24:36 KJV). Although none will know the day and hour of the Lord’s return, Jesus said; “Now learn a parable of the fig tree [symbol of Israel]: when its branches are yet tender, and it begins to put forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh at hand. So likewise mine elect, when they shall see all these things, they shall know that he is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:42 IV; 24:33 KJV). Throughout the Scriptures God has used Israel as his prophetic time clock.

Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948. On June 7, 1967, Israel regained control of Jerusalem which had been under Gentile occupation for 1,897 years! Finally, in December, 2017, President Trump announced the United States Embassy was being moved to Jerusalem, thus recognizing the Holy City as the capital of Israel. Surely all these things indicate that the coming of
Jesus is at the doors.

Jesus said “Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled” (Luke 21:23 IV; 21:24 KJV). Then he added: “Verily I say unto you, . . . this generation, when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, shall not pass away til all be fulfilled” (Luke 21:32). The Gentile domination of Jerusalem ended on June 7, 1967. We have been living within the final generation for more than fifty years.

Jesus was asked, “What is the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Among the signs he gave of his return, he said, “. . . and except those days should be shortened, there should none of their flesh be saved. But for the elect’s sake . . . those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:19-20 IV; 24: 22 KJV). After August 6-9, 1945, when the atom bombs were dropped on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, we knew the extinction of man had suddenly become possible.
Now, 73 years later, it has been stated that Israel is targeted for complete annihilation. The Lord will intervene if necessary.

The Lord said, “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked” (Matthew 24:32 IV; 24:14 KJV). The gospel is being preached even in the uttermost parts of the earth today. In areas such as China where preaching of the gospel is forbidden, the Scriptures are available and are being secretly read on iPads!

The prophet Daniel was informed by an angel that our day; at the time of the end, “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase” (Daniel 12:4). Who could have imagined at the beginning of the 20th Century that on July 20, 1969, a man would walk on the moon and safely return? We are living at the time of the end. “Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as you think not, the Son of Man cometh” (Matthew 24:51 IV; 24:44 KJV).




House and 1 and 2 bed Apartments FOR RENT - Independence

From: Aaron Brown
aaron.brown.re@gmail.com


House and 1 and 2 bed Apartments FOR RENT - Independence


Greetings Saints!

I have several rental options, searching for clean and courteous people looking to call a new place home.

Apartments for rent
631 S. Fuller St Independence, MO
Studio apartment $450/mo (coming soon)

631 S. Fuller St Independence, MO
1 bed,1 bath apartment $500/mo

1424 West Walnut Street Apt #C. Independence
2 Bed, 1 Bath upstairs apartment $625/mo
2nd floor of triplex
wireless internet and cable ready

House for rent
2415 S Vermont St. Independence, MO
2 bed, 1bath house, $700/mo
no basement

Terms:
No Pets
No Smoking inside
No Evictions/Landlord judgements
Must make min income 3x monthly rent
Off Street Parking
Lawn care provided (Apartments only)
Tenant pays Utilities

Please email with questions and your best available times to view the property. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Aaron Brown
Restored Homes Property Management
aaron.brown.re@gmail.com
816-419-9725


Restoration Campus Ministries Alumni Night THIS SATURDAY!

From: RCM Warrensburg
hello@rcmwarrensburg.org


Restoration Campus Ministries Alumni Night THIS SATURDAY!


Calling all RCM Alumni!

Restoration Campus Ministries is having its 1st Annual RCM Alumni Night this Saturday, October 27th, and you’re invited!

Alumni Night 2018 coincides with UCM's Homecoming, so if you're interested in watching the homecoming football game, the game is at 1:00 PM. RCM's activities will start following the football game:

Open House @ RCM Building – 3:00-4:30 PM

The RCM building will be open for visiting! We'll have the old t-shirts and albums out, as well as some displays with some exciting news about RCM this year. Feel free to just drop by to take a look or stay for a while and fellowship!

Light Dinner @ RCM Building – 5:00-6:00 PM

There will be a light dinner and snacks while we fellowship with each other and share testimonies about the gospel and God's goodness. We'll be doing a group blessings jar, too! The food is provided by RCM.

Campfire & Worship Service – 6:30 PM

Following dinner, we'll be having a campfire and worship service. Exact location is still TBD, but it will likely be a few minutes away from the RCM building. We'll have singing and worship led by the current RCM students.

More information and RSVP at https://rcmwarrensburg.org/alumni-night

See you there!






Sunday, October 21, 2018

Marilyn Middleton Update

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Marilyn Middleton Update


Marilyn is improving at the Groves. Will be there several more days doing physical therapy.
My apologies - her correct information is room 325 and phone is 816-521-4864

Muriel Luedeman

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Prayers for Marilyn Middleton

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Prayers for Marilyn Middleton


Marilyn Middleton is recovering from dehydration and renal failure due to Ecoli. She is at the Groves, Rosewood, room 325. Her phone number is 816-521-8464. Marilyn is doing well, but is experiencing swelling in her feet and legs, so she's not out of the woods yet.

Muriel Luedeman

Friday, October 19, 2018

​Trunk or Treat ?​

​----- Forwarded message -----
From: Stacy Frinsthal
srfrinsthal@yahoo.com


​Trunk or Treat ?​


I was looking for a congregation doing something for the kids.

I would appreciate any information


Stacy Pyatt God Bless!!


Reminder for this coming Sunday

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


Joel 2:29 Reminder for this coming Sunday


Joel 2:29
And also upon the servants and
upon the handmaids
in those (last) days
will I pour out my Spirit.


You are invited
to come and hear
Sister Rita Woolery
bear truth of Joel 2:29
as she testifies of
God’s goodness
in her life.


Psalm 119:24 “Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my counselors.”
this coming Sunday,
October 21, 2018
6:00 pm
919 S Delaware Street
Independence MO 64050

Noland to 23rd / West on 23rd / North on McCoy / West on South / building sits on corner South and Delaware / parking on north side of building

Psalms 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so (tell their story), whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy”

Psalms 111:4
“He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered.”

Your story is the key
that can unlock
someone else’s prison.


Psalm 45:1

“My heart is *inditing a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made touching the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”

*Indite means to write; compose.



When Will the Lord Return?

From: Francis Harper


When Will the Lord Return?

Aesop’s fable #210 is an account of a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers
into thinking wolves are attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear and the boy again
calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf.
I recall a certain man predicting the Lord Jesus would return in 1988. He even wrote a
pamphlet listing 88 reasons why the Lord would return during that year. Needless to say, he had
given a false alarm. Others have issued similar alarms. These false alarms cause skepticism. And
the words of Peter are fulfilled: “. . . in the last days there shall come scoffers, walking after their own lusts. Denying the Lord Jesus Christ, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? . . .” (2 Peter 3:3-4).
We must be cautious when we speak about the timing of the Lord’s coming. For “of that day and hour no one knoweth; no, not the angels of God in heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:43 IV; 24:36 KJV). Although none will know the day and hour of the Lord’s return, Jesus said; “Now learn a parable of the fig tree [symbol of Israel]: when its branches are yet tender, and it begins to put forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh at hand. So likewise mine elect, when they shall
see all these things, they shall know that he is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:42 IV; 24:33 KJV). Throughout the Scriptures God has used Israel as his prophetic time clock.
Israel became a nation on May 14, 1948. On June 7, 1967, Israel regained control of Jerusalem which had been under Gentile occupation for 1,897 years! Finally, in December, 2017,
President Trump announced the United States Embassy was being moved to Jerusalem, thus
recognizing the Holy City as the capital of Israel. Surely all these things indicate that the coming of Jesus is at the doors.
Jesus said “Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles
be fulfilled” (Luke 21:23 IV; 21:24 KJV). Then he added: “Verily I say unto you, . . . this
generation, when the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, shall not pass away til all be fulfilled” (Luke 21:32). The Gentile domination of Jerusalem ended on June 7, 1967. We have been living within the final generation for more than fifty years.
Jesus was asked, “What is the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Among the
signs he gave of his return, he said, “. . . and except those days should be shortened, there should none of their flesh be saved. But for the elect’s sake . . . those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:19-20 IV; 24: 22 KJV). After August 6-9, 1945, when the atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, we knew the extinction of man had suddenly become possible.
Now, 73 years later, it has been stated that Israel is targeted for complete annihilation. The Lord will intervene if necessary.
The Lord said, “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness
unto all nations and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked” (Matthew 24:32 IV; 24:14 KJV). The gospel is being preached even in the uttermost parts of the earth today. In areas such as China where preaching of the gospel is forbidden, the Scriptures are available and are being secretly read on I Pads!
The prophet Daniel was informed by an angel that our day; at the time of the end, “many
shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase” (Daniel 12:4). Who could have imagined at the
beginning of the 20 th Century that on July 20, 1969, a man would walk on the moon and safely
return?
We are living at the time of the end. “Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as you
think not, the Son of Man cometh” (Matthew 24:51 IV; 24:44 KJV).

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Hope 21st Annual Fall Festival

From: Kim McNurlin-Hawley
gmakim4514@comcast.net


New Hope 21st Annual Fall Festival


Welcome to our 21st Annual Fall Festival!!

Do y'all remember those pies that our Women's Department has been working on? Well, Friday and Saturday is your chance to come by and taste our wares. We'll have Chili, Rocky Mountain Potato Chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs, cake, cookies, pies galore and more!

We also have baked goods, crafts, our Country Store and raffle drawings!

Come one, come all! I'll be there all day Friday. Any questions call the church, 816-521-4071
New Hope RLDS
220 W Moore
Independence MO





Buick Park Avenue 2002 For Sale​​

​------- Forwarded message -----
From: Penny Curtis
mypurewateroasis@gmail.com


Buick Park Avenue 2002 For Sale​​


My friend Ben has a car for sale for just the right person for $3,500.00 OBO

Buick Park Avenue 2002


This car has been updated with a new transmission, air conditioning , and front end. Ben has all the paperwork regarding the work that has been done to make this car a dependable ride!

It has good tires, 127,000 miles

Call him for more details or to take a spin in it.
Ben
816-739-4089




+++++++++++++++++++

Penny Curtis
Owner
Pure Water Oasis
411 E 23 Street
Independence MO 64055
816-254-3335
www.purewateroasis.com

Honey Deliveries

From: David Ben Torah
anwayd@hotmail.com


Honey Deliveries


Pray and Hope all of You are well! It is time to start Honey Deliveries again!!! We have a new Jar this year!!! It is a glass bear and we have 20 pieces of Honey candy in it with 3 straws of Honey for only $8!

4oz $4
8oz $6
8oz $7
1lb $8
1lb $10
2lb $15
QT $17
4lb $25
5lb $30

You can text me at 816-965-3589 to set up a delivery day and time!

David (the Honey Guy)



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Trip to Tennessee

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Andrew King
andrew.king.87@outlook.com
​​

Trip to Tennessee


For the last several years, a group of saints comprised of church members from different branches has traveled to Lexington, Tennessee to bring ministry twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

Our Fall series will take place October 19 through the 21. We will have a song and preaching service for both Friday and Saturday night starting at 6:30 with a campfire after the Saturday night service. We will have a prayer service Sunday morning at 10 am, followed by a preaching service at 11 am. We will have a potluck Saturday night, as well as Sunday afternoon before we head home. Anyone in the area is welcome, we would like to encourage any and all to attend. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this information to them.

The theme for the series is "Why the Restoration". Brother Sean Allen will be preaching Friday and Saturday on the "Angel Message" and the "Restoration of the Church," respectively. Brother Andrew King will be preaching Sunday on "Our Calling and Purpose".

The Church in Lexington is located at:
7756 Highway 22A
Lexington TN 38351

If you have any questions, you can contact Andrew by email at Andrew.King.87@outlook.com or phone at 816-255-5686

God bless,
Andrew King



MISSION TRIPS 2018

From: paul gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com


MISSION TRIPS 2018


DEAR SAINTS,

PLEASE KEEP YOUR PRAYERS GOING FROM NOW THROUGH OCTOBER FOR THE FOLLOWING MISSION TRIPS:

LYLE SMITH, AARON AND SALLIE PRESLER ARE IN KENYA AND WILL BE GOING TO NEPAL/INDIA OCTOBER 16, 2018

BOB AND SHEILA SCHRUNK WILL BE GOING TO NEPAL TO MEET LYLE'S GROUP AND THEY WILL ALL BE THERE UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER.

RICHARD NEILL AND JEFF STILWELL, WITH JEFF'S FAMILY WILL BE GOING TO MINDANAO, THE SOUTHERN ISLAND IN THE PHILIPPINES AND WILL BE THERE THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER.

BRIAN HERREN AND A TEAM FROM THE SALEM, OREGON BRANCH WILL BE GOING TO AFRICA TO HELP IN SOME PROJECTS THERE THIS MONTH.

THANKS
PAUL GAGE



Pam Maitland Passed Away

Janet Price
singerjp@sbcglobal.net


Pam Maitland Passed Away


From Les Maitland Re: Pam Maitland, passed away August 25, 2018.
As many of you already know, this earth lost a beautiful soul. She lost her battle with Dementia and left us all way too early in her life. That smile could light up a pitch black room and her laugh was contagious. She never met a stranger and she always wanted you to know the real her. The 36 years together was not enough, even though we had experienced a lot of things and gone a lot of places. I loved her with all my heart and I will miss her everyday. Our Heavenly Father took her in peace and now she can rest in Paradise. Don't cry in sadness, smile and know she touched your life and made her mark. RIP my beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter.



Monday, October 15, 2018

CPCT Fundraiser...Honoring Veterans

From: Joy Cain
joy.cain1986@gmail.com


CPCT Fundraiser...Honoring Veterans


CPCT Fundraiser...USO style show and dinner honoring veterans

USO Style Dinner Show
Honoring our Veterans
Saturday, November 10th 6 p.m.
Gourmet spaghetti dinner (see menu below). $20.00 per person.

Help us fund our Summer 2019 musical, "The Sound of Music!" You'll enjoy a great night of delicious food and beautiful music for less than a burger/fries/drink and a movie!

Special guests you won't want to miss!

Read the ad below for more information!

Thank you for your support!



Sunday, October 14, 2018

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District 10/2018

From: Rachel Horn
horn_music@yahoo.com


Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District 10/2018


Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Oct 7, 2018 and Oct 14, 2018.

Job Posting Title Job Category

Child Care Assistant Classified Apply Now
HVAC Maintenance Worker Classified Apply Now


No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Oct 14, 2018 and Oct 21, 2018.

Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Hire

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


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





Saturday, October 13, 2018

Glass Cataract Information

From: Garland Schnack
gdschnack@hotmail.com


Glass Cataract Information


Dear Saints,

A fellow Saint needs to have cataract surgery on both eyes. They have been told that all of the lens implants used to replace the natural lens are all made of plastic or silicone today.

However, this Saint is allergic to plastic and is also a diabetic so is unable to have the plastic or silicone lens implanted.

Are there any of you out there who have had cataract surgery and have a glass lens?

If so, would you be willing to please share the information on your ID card that shows the following information please so that this Saint can contact that company to see if a lens can still be purchased from from them so the surgery can be done, please? :

The Information about your implant: the name and number

The information about the company who made the lens:
Name and address of the company

Any other information that is pertinent to identifying the lens.

Be assured that any information you share will be held in the utmost confidence.

This Saint sends utmost humble thanks to all of you fellow faithful Saints and asks for prayers on their behalf in the search for lens that will be suitable for implant and for a successful surgery and a safe and quick healing. Also for protection for the eyes in the meantime from further blindness and infection.

Blessings to all the Saints.

This person wants to remain anonymous. I will send them any information you share.
To reply on this post you can click on reply or my email address:
gdschnack@hotmail.com





Living Hope Hymn Sing

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Becky Stayton
sbstayton87@gmail.com


Living Hope Hymn Sing

October 14



Waldo Movie Night - Sunday October 14

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Erin Fitch
efitch07@yahoo.com


Waldo Movie Night - Sunday October 14


Waldo movie night will be tomorrow evening at 5:30.

We will be showing "Courageous"

Come join us for an evening of fellowship.

Bring a light snack to share and your own covered drink.

See you there!

Free Puppy

From: Regan Brotherton
regandthomas90@gmail.com


Free Puppy


We have a free puppy to good home. He's 7 months old, half Lab and half English Shepherd. He weighs about 60 lbs. Sweet personality and lots of energy - he would make a great dog for a family with older kids or as a running buddy.

We just can't keep him since we live on a farm he does not do well around livestock and poultry.

If you're interested, see the pictures attached or text or email Regan Brotherton:
804-832-5593
or
regandthomas90@gmail.com