Monday, November 11, 2019

November 2019 Book of Mormon Round Table

From: robyn

November 2019 Book of Mormon Round Table

Wow, has this year flown by!! Here is the Book of Mormon Round Table Meeting for November 17, 2019. We take December off and return in January 2020. Thank you!

Book Of Mormon Round Table
The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Presenter: George Thoma
Testimonies of the Book of Mormon

See you at:
StoneChurch in Luff Auditorium!
1012 W Lexington Avenue
Independence MO 64050

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

Bed and Dresser Needed

From: Roger Fullerton

Bed and Dresser Needed

Wanted: Queen Sized Bed and a Small Dresser.

Call or text at:

Furniture For Sale by Nicole

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Bird, Ivan S

Furniture For Sale by Nicole

I am listing these items for a friend who is moving to Florida.  Need to sell by THURSDAY and be moved by Saturday 11/16. 

A very nice Oak bedroom set from Vineyard Furniture Chest, dresser with mirror, and night stand
King bed with head board, foot board, bed  pillow top mattress with 1 set of white sheets All oak. No pressed wood Dove tail joints
Very clean Non smoker No pets Small blemish on night stand (shown in photo)It does need a couple pulls replaced Only $450 OBO. 

Also have a leather couch from Macy’s furniture Kinda key lime color Excellent condition No pets Non smoking Only $350 OBO.   

Items must be picked-up in near the Independence Center. 

Please call Nicole at 816-305-5167 to make arrangements. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Go Ye and Teach DVD's

From: Eric Wooler

Go Ye and Teach DVD's

I am looking for a set of the "Go Ye and Teach" DVD set with 4 disks. This was produced in 2006 by the Oak Grove Restoration Branch and featured Elders Steve Mapes, Bob Bobbitt, Jack Hagensen and Lyle Smith sharing the Restoration Story: The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

You may contact me at:

Thank you and God Bless,
Eric Woolery

Friday, November 8, 2019

Francis Harper Message for 11/8/2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 11/8/2019


The popularity of Jesus with the multitude continued until the supply of loaves and fish was exhausted. “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:66-69).

The Lord’s question, “Will ye also go away?” is still appropriate for each of us to consider and answer today. There are many in our nation, and even in our church, who accepted Jesus, were baptized and promised to follow him all the days of their lives, who no longer walk with him! According to a survey conducted in 2018-2019, 65% of Americans now consider themselves Christians. This is down 12 percentage points within the last decade. Jesus, speaking of the time of his second coming, prophesied: “And then shall many be offended, . . . And because iniquity shall abound, the love many shall wax cold; but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Mark 13:12-13).

We need to remember the song we occasionally sing: “I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, No turning back. Tho’ none go with me, still I will follow, No turning back, No turning back. The world behind me, the cross before me, No turning back, No turning back.” I recall the Nepalese saints singing this at their baptismal services. Becoming a faithful Christian is always costly, but this is especially true in countries where Christians often face persecution, imprisonment and even death.

Jesus taught: “Wherefore, settle this in your hearts, that ye will do the things which I shall teach, and command you. For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have the money to finish his work. . . signifying there should not any man follow him, unless he was able to continue . . .” (Luke 14:28-31).

Jesus also said: “. . . no man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). Paul mentions a fellow servant, Demas, being with him in the ministry. Later, in his letter to Timothy he writes: “. . . Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10). This is the sad commentary that could be written for many who have good intentions to follow Jesus who do not finish well. Paul could truthfully say: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

There’s always opposition. As it is written: And to bring about God’s “eternal purposes in the end of man . . . it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life” (2 Nephi 1:97-100).

Our most formidable foes are Satan and ourselves. The natural man is an enemy to God and to ourselves. God will help us if we ask: “Let thy goodness like a fetter bind my wand’ring heart to thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love. Here’s my heart, O take and seal it. Seal it for thy courts above” (Hymns of the Restoration #10).

The words of Peter have been tested and proven to be true: “God knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation...” (2 Peter 2:9). If we rely on him, he will help us “endure unto the end.” And we shall be saved! (Mark 13:13).


Dear Ones,

I promised the Lord I would write a message each week if he would give me a subject and assist me with the writing. In the early hours of October 27, I was awakened by a quiet whisper of the Holy Spirit. I was given a one word message. The word was endurance.

As I pondered upon the word endurance I thought of the many saints through the ages who have endured. Paul listed many of these: Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, David, Samuel and the prophets. See Hebrews 11.

Paul could have named many others who have suffered great hardships for the cause of the kingdom. He was not aware of Lehi, Nephi, Abinadi, Alma, Samuel and others who suffered great trials to bring forth the kingdom in the western hemisphere. Finally Paul reminds us of Jesus: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God . . . consider him that endured . . . ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin . . . wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees” (Hebrews 12:2, 4, 12).

In our review of those who have willingly suffered and endured in supporting truth and righteousness we must mention Joseph and Emma Smith and their associates. Joseph was mocked and persecuted from the beginning of his ministry. He was beaten, tarred and feathered, imprisoned and was finally killed. Through all their trials, Joseph and his wife Emma, never wavered in upholding their testimony of truth.

What must we endure and overcome today? Most of us, especially in America, are not being threatened physically. The threats we face in the USA are primarily in the spiritual realm. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). We have heard the words such as the “deep state” and the “swamp” being used to describe the corruption within our government. This corruption is undoubtedly due to the decline of the spiritual values of those who govern and in those who elected them.

The pollsters report the following percentages of American (USA) adults who approve of the following listed behaviors: Gambling 61%, Adultery 42%, Fornication 60%, Abortion 45%, pornography 38%, profanity 38%, drunkenness 35% and homosexuality 30%. Christianity appears to be losing ground in our nation.

At one point in my life I prayed: “Lord, is your kingdom only a utopian dream? Shortly after I offered this prayer I was awakened in the night with these words being repeated again and again: “In this world we have no continuing city.” I was not acquainted with any scripture expressing this thought. I searched for the word in my Bible Concordance using the word “continuing.” The scripture being repeated to me is found in Hebrews 13:14: “For here [in this world] have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come [an eternal, everlasting city]. This experience was blessed assurance that God’s kingdom will come, even as Jesus taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven” (Matthew 6:11 IV; 6:10 KJV). Would Jesus teach us to pray for God’s kingdom to come, if it will never come? I think not.

We look forward with great anticipation to the day when “the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout . . .” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). “For behold, he cometh in the clouds with ten thousands of his saints” (Revelation 1:7). Enoch and his city of Holiness will be among them, “Then they [saints] who are alive, shall be caught up together into the clouds . . . to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be ever with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

“And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the 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).

My Love to All,
High Priest Francis Harper

Thursday, November 7, 2019

25% Off Sale at Restoration Bookstore

From: David Price

25% Off Sale at Restoration Bookstore

Price Publishing Company is once again having a 25% off sale on all books and CDs published by PPC. Some of these include:

Histories and biographies
Missionary books
Favorite classics
Historical reprints
And many others

The sale began on November 1 and extends to December 31. If you want to find out if a favorite book is on sale, call the Bookstore at 816-461-5659 or check out our online store at:

We also have a wide selection of over 100 out-of-print books and booklets. The books range in price from $1.00 to $3.00, and the booklets from 10 cents to 25 cents.

Store hours:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday
(We are closed on Friday)

The Name YaHuWaH Preserved by the Lost Tribe of Issachar, the Cherokee!

From: Garland Schnack

The Name YaHuWaH Preserved by the Lost Tribe of Issachar, the Cherokee!

Jobs Available in Oak Grove

From: Charles Booth

Jobs Available in Oak Grove

A good Christian business owner in Oak Grove, Ted's Automotive, needs two experienced mechanics.
Ted is currently working seven days a week due to the amount of auto repair business he has, and would prefer not working weekends, especially Sundays.

You may reach him at:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Vacancy Announcements FDO/WDTX in San Antonio

Vacancy Announcements FDO/WDTX in San Antonio

Good morning,

The Federal Public Defender for the WDTX is accepting applications for a WAN Administrator and an Operating Systems Administrator, National IT Operations and Applications Development Branch located in San Antonio, Texas. Please post the attached announcements.

You may view our announcements at:

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Victoria B. Longoria
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender

Western District of Texas
727 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Suite B-207
San Antonio, Texas 78206-1278
210.472.6700 Main
210.981.2081 Direct
210.472.6731 Facsimile

Position Announcement 20-01
WAN ADMINISTRATOR (Temporary/Permanent)
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Western District of Texas (San Antonio)

THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER, Western District of Texas is accepting applications for a WAN
Administrator, National IT Operations and Applications Development Branch, located in San Antonio,
Texas. This is a temporary position for one year and a day, with the option to convert to a permanent
position with acceptable job performance. The NITOAD branch supports the federal defender program’s
staffed offices in 204 locations throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the
Virgin Islands, and Guam. The federal defender program operates under authority of the Criminal Justice
Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by
appointment from the court to individuals unable to afford counsel.
Job Requirements. To qualify for a Network Administrator, a person must be a high school graduate or
equivalent and have at least demonstrated 5+ years of network design and architecture experience, to
include LAN, WAN, and production datacenter environments supporting web-hosting components and
infrastructure, including web servers, application servers, load balancers, mail and DNS servers. Some
higher education from an accredited college or university, preferably with a concentration in computer or
management-information science or a related field, may be substituted for some of the required
experience. Notwithstanding any educational substitution, specialized experience in two or more of the
following areas is required:
• Installing, maintaining, configuring and troubleshooting a variety of local and wide-area network
equipment, including routers, switches, load balancers and security appliances;
• Solid knowledge in routing technologies included but not limited to BGP, MPLS OSPFv2/v3,
EIGRP for IPv4/IPv6 and RIPv2;
• Implementing and supporting enterprise Wi-Fi deployments and vendor managed VoIP and Video
conferencing systems;
• Working with various network monitoring programs, such as Splunk, Wireshark, and SolarWinds;
• Operating, administering and maintaining experience with RADIUS, TACACS+, DMPVN and
VPN technologies; and
• Understanding of Splunk especially feeding Syslog and other data into Splunk (servers,
workstations and NetFlow data from applications like Palo Alto, SolarWinds, Cisco etc.).
Experience with a public defender, law offices or court functions, policies and procedures preferred. This
position is classified as “highly sensitive.” Employment will be considered provisional pending the
successful completion of an initial 10-year background investigation with updates performed every five
years thereafter. Continued employment will depend upon the successful completion and favorable
determinations based on investigation results. Applicants must be US citizens or be eligible to work for
the federal government.
Duties. The network administrator provides consultation, day-to-day network administration, and support
to the defender network with a strong customer-oriented focus in providing technology services. He or she
assists in developing, monitoring, and deploying the national Federal Defender security technology
programs. He or she will be responsible for the maintenance of equipment configurations, technical
support for all issues related to network systems, planning and development of new infrastructures,
expansion of existing services, and security to protect the network infrastructure and equipment at the data
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Some of the specialized duties include:
• Maintaining and resolving issues in routing, switching, vendor managed VoIP and Video
conferencing, security incidents and analyzing intrusion detection data.
• Responsible for technical implementation, planning, system configurations, customization,
integration with big data and statistical and analytical modeling.
• Provide expert product capabilities and input into solution design, build, defining, documenting
and enforcing system standards.
• Read and analyze bandwidth logs and utilization reports and conduct appropriate analysis of
threats and possible security enhancements.
• Operate and maintain all Enterprise Management functions and perform EM activities. Integrate
and operate system management tools to improve the overall operation and maintenance of
production systems.
• Design and implement broader data and network integration.
• Prepare, review, and evaluate documentation, specifications, test plans, and procedures.
• Serve as an escalation point between customers and vendor managed services Support operations
and provide support for an enterprise on Premise security solution based on Splunk, Palo Alto,
Tenable, Panorama, GSX, SolarWinds, Cisco and other common network platforms.
• Support Extract, Transform, and Load operations to retrieve content from Palo Alto, Cisco and
Tenable repositories as well as existing hardware, software, system boundary inventories.
Maintain and present that content within Splunk and build detailed Splunk reporting for internal
use cases to identify possible causes of problems.
• Generate, monitor, and track incidents through resolution while serving as a Level 3 technical
support to other IT professionals.
• Some travel and lifting equipment up to 50 Pounds required.
• Other duties as assigned.
The applicant should also demonstrate an attention to details and the ability to maintain effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Other duties as assigned.
Salary and Benefits. Starting salary will be fixed commensurate with experience and qualifications
within a range from JSP-12, Step 1 to JSP-13, Step 1 and currently yielding $74,854 to $89,011 per
annum. The position is in the excepted service and does not have the tenure rights of the competitive Civil
Service. The position does carry regular government employment benefits including health and life
insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer
(direct deposit).
How to Apply. Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest (mentioning announcement
number 20-01) and résumé to: Maureen Scott Franco, Federal Public Defender, Western District of Texas,
7550 IH-10 West, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78229. (No electronic submissions will be considered
unless they are submitted through or This includes emails to the
Defender.) For applicants with disabilities, this organization provides reasonable accommodations, which
are decided on a case by case basis. To request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application or interview process, contact Personnel Administrator, Victoria Longoria (210) 472-6700.
More than one position may be filled from this announcement. Position originally announced October 10,
2019, modified and re-announced November 6, 2019; subject to the availability of funds, and is open until
The Federal Public Defender is an equal-opportunity employer.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Oak Grove Thanksgiving Service Announcement

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Mindy Jane Mulheron

Oak Grove Thanksgiving Service Announcement

Send digital photos to Mindy Jennings at:

Living Windows Volunteers

From: Muriel Luedeman

Living Windows Volunteers

From Nancy Eppert:

It is time to start gathering the choir of angels.

I need firm commitments for the Living Windows event on the Independence Square by November 29. Men and women ages 16 and above would be best. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes to 9:00 p.m. We will have one rehearsal at 5pm just prior to the event. All those who participate will be robed, so I need sizes ahead of time. We can accommodate small to extra fluffy sizes.

Interested persons can contact me via email. On the rare occasion that they don't have email, they can call. I don't answer to an unknown number, so please leave a message.

Thank you for singing to the Lord...He approves even making "a joyful noise"!

If you have a good choir voice, please pray about participating in this event. It will give the IIAW much needed visibility in the community.

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary

Melinda Marie Swift – Obituary

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Bill Barrett

Melinda Marie Swift – Obituary

Melinda Marie Swift, 57, of Independence Missouri passed away on October 12, 2019 in the home of her cousin Michael Barrett. She was under Hospice care and died as a result of Metastatic Breast Cancer that had spread throughout her body.

Melinda was born on December 18, 1961 to John E. Swift and Judith Lea (Barrett) Swift at the 401st Tactical Hospital on the Air Force Base in Alexandria Louisiana.

She grew up in Lee’s Summit Missouri, and got her BFA in Commercial Art from CMSU.

She worked for Winchel’s Donuts, Herf Jones Publishing, Lifetouch Publishing, and Tristar Publishing as a graphic artist.

She loved to paint, and she loved her cats.

She played the piano, and she had a beautiful singing voice. She sang in several choirs, one of which went to Carnegie Hall in New York. She also sang in the Independence Messiah Choir.

She was baptized in the RLDS church as a child, and attended Belton Restoration Branch and then Living Hope Restoration Branch.

Melinda is preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her three brothers Steve, Jeff and Ron.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday November 23rd at:
Living Hope Restoration Branch
2425 S Crysler Avenue
Independence MO 64052

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dangerous Places/Dangerous People: Situational Awareness

From: Bruce Luedeman

Dangerous Places/Dangerous People: Situational Awareness

Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., I will conduct my family-oriented program, “Dangerous Places/Dangerous People: Situational Awareness. Individuals are also welcome!

The morning session focuses on awareness skills that may alert you and family members to potential threats. The afternoon is an individual field trip around the area, to use your newly acquired skills. Many of these techniques are the same as Police Officers use when responding to a potentially dangerous call. Lunch will be on your own, and you will practice the skills you have learned earlier in the day.

Utilizing your personal vehicle and GPS, the afternoon will be a field trip to various locations around the local area to observe and report what you see. The participants will be given a route description and a sheet with observation requirements and space for notes. You and your companions will also make location decisions, “Where is a safe place or quick exit”?
At the conclusion of the route you, or your group, will meet the instructor in the food court of a large local shopping mall to relax, debrief and enjoy your favorite soft drink (diet soft drink in my case).

Cost is $25 per participant and $12.50 for each participating member of your family or group. Your family or group can secure a seat with a $25 payment on the web site with the balance payable at the start of the class.

Because of the logistics, class size is limited to approximately 15 people. These classes fill up quickly. Check your calendar and enroll your family, group or just yourself now.
The class will convene at 9 a.m. at the:
Safe Shoot Classroom
2425 S Crysler Ave #5
Independence MO 64055

Please park on the upper east side of the building.

Funeral Service for Frances Mundy

Funeral Service for Frances Mundy

FRANCES (Mrs. Aaron) MUNDY, finished her earthly probation on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Visitation is Friday, November 8 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at:
Speaks Suburban Funeral Home
18020 E 39 Street
Independence MO

Funeral is Saturday, November 9 2019, 2:00 p.m. at:
Buckner Restoration Branch
2607 N Twyman Road
Independence MO 64058

Paul Kenneth Palmer - Obituary

Paul Kenneth Palmer - Obituary

Paul Kenneth Palmer, 91 years, of Independence, MO, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at CenterPoint Medical Center, Independence, Missouri.

Paul was born on July 20, 1928, to Fred and Norine Palmer. He grew up in Cheyenne, WY. He joined the Navy towards the end of WW II, serving from 1945-1947. Paul served on the USS Dyess, a battleship that accompanied President Truman on the USS Missouri to Brazil for the Rio Treaty at the end of WWII, and then escorted the presidential yacht with the Truman family back to Washington D.C.

Using the GI bill, Paul attended Graceland College, K.C. Junior College, and then graduated from Rockhurst College with BS in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. In 1971, he earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a Finance Specialty. He worked the majority of his career at Missouri Public Service Company based in Raytown, Missouri, beginning in 1956. He took early retirement in his mid 50's but continued to serve afterwards as a consultant for a few more years.

Paul married Elnora V. Maitland on November 9, 1952. Paul was a Lifetime Member of Optimist International where he served as secretary/treasurer, vice president, and Boys Work chair and volunteered in various capacities as an active member from 1962-1981. He had an early teen interest in playing pool and chess. He and Elnora were also on an Optimist Club bowling team for several years. In later years, his hobby was following the stock market by day trading, but his greatest lifetime passion was supporting his family by attending the many concerts, sporting events and other school activities of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His family fondly remembers the weekly Sunday evening gatherings of his children and grandchildren at his house that involved playing board games, watching Chiefs games together while eating Taco Johns or pizza, and Paul bouncing many a baby on his lap.

Paul was baptized at age 10 in the RLDS church in Cheyenne, WY. Paul and his wife, Elnora, attended the Raytown RLDS Congregation while raising their children. They were charter members of the South Crysler Restoration Branch in Independence, MO, and attended there at the time of his death.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.

He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Elnora Maitland Palmer. He was a beloved father to four children: Paulette Baker Eubanks(Bennie) of Independence, Chuck Palmer(Jennifer) of Independence, Sharon Palmer Hamm(Eric) of Monrovia, CA, and Marjorie Palmer of Independence; and "poppy" to 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren with one more due in January, and 3 great, great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 6-8 pm and a celebration of life will be held the next day at 10 am, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St. in Independence. Interment will follow in Mound Grove Cemetery.

Paul made many contributions to many school fundraisers and many nonprofit organizations throughout the years. Contributions may be made in Paul's memory to: Friends United, Center Place Restoration School, or South Crysler Restoration Branch (youth work).

Online condolences may be expressed at:

Free Exercise Equipment

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Susan Emslie

Free Exercise Equipment


Gym has 7 workout stations...very good condition.  It was assembled in our home, so it will need to be somewhat disassembled, in order to move it.  

Please call, if you would like more information.

Sue Emslie

Invitation to a Concert and Soup Supper

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Janice Jordison

Invitation to a Concert and Soup Supper

You are invited to an Unforgettable Evening of music from the

Golden Age of the 40's and 50's performed by the Jordison family.

This is an adoption fundraiser for Michael & Julia Jordison,
Samuel, Isabel, Joshua & Elyse.

Please come eat Soup and Desserts while enjoying the concert.
Gluten Free Options will be available
Free Will Donation

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

East 39th Street Community of Christ Church
15006 E 39 Street
Independence MO 64055

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Graco Pack n Play

From: Karen Baker

Graco Pack n Play

Graco pack n play sport for sale in Independence MO

This Pack 'N Play is a Larger size and has side panel (to block out light) comes with matching sheet.



Apartment For Rent in Independence 64052

From: Jan New

Apartment For Rent in Independence

Apartment For Rent in Independence 64052

It has: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, living room, kitchen, laundry room and storage.

Call Jan New at:

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bunk Beds Needed

From: Lori Smith

Bunk Beds Needed

Our son, Nick, needs a set of bunk beds for his sons.
They can either have the mattresses or not.
If anyone has a used set they are wanting to get rid of.

Please call Lori Smith at:

November 30th Invitation

From: Robyn Mun

November 30th Invitation

The Christmas Season is coming fast and it would be great if we Saints could celebrate the Season together as family!

Independence Stake Center
705 West Walnut
Independence MO 64050

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

Friday, November 1, 2019


From: Holly McLean


Hello Saints!

Have you been struggling with an unruly toddler? You don't need to struggle!

Or maybe you just want to get some tips and training on parenting solutions in general? Tips are always helpful and encouragement and support are available at Mentor4Moms.

This coming Tuesday, the very first session at Mentor4Moms with a media presentation will start at 10am!

There is a new online course being developed to help parents teach and train their children to behave, and to be happy and well-adjusted into adulthood.

The full course will be a paid-online venture... but those who come to M4M sessions will get the entire course free as an in person presentation by The Mommy Answer Lady! This Tuesday the free minicourse will be presented which sets the foundation for the full course that will start in December.

The free minicourse will include lessons on:

Mature Parenting
You Are in Charge
Building Trust

Certainly there will be few dads who can make it on a Tuesday morning, but anyone who can come is invited to share in the free course lessons. FREE childcare is available with RSVP.

Session will be 10am-noon
Tuesday, November 5th
824 E Devon St
Independence, MO
RSVP 816-206-0690

Take children to fellowship hall (blue house next door to church) and then come to main building for session.

If you can't make it to the sessions, you can listen to the podcasts that are currently online... and subscribe to the website so you will know when the free minicourse and main full course will be available. Check out the podcasts here...

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or text 816-206-0690

Blessings to you and your families!

Holly McLean
The Mommy Answer Lady

Francis Harper Message for 11/1/2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 11/1/2019


As Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately, and asked, “What is the sign of thy coming; . . . and the end of the world? (or the destruction of the wicked, which is the end of the world). And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many . . .” (Matthew 24:4-6, 9 IV; 24:3-5, 11 KJV).
Deception was the first sign Jesus gave of his coming. When Jesus said many would come in his name saying, “I am Christ,” he was quite likely referring to the thousands of Christian denominations that are claiming to represent Jesus in our world today.
Another sign was that false prophets would arise. Paul warned Timothy: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine . . . And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Such persons are easily deceived by false prophets and teachers who teach and preach things people want to hear, such as the “prosperity gospel” presently being preached in some of the mega churches of our land.
The words of Isaiah are still being fulfilled: “. . . this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord; which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits;” (Isaiah 30:9-10).
Paul wrote to Timothy: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1). True prophets speak the truth even when it hurts. They are usually considered extreme, fanatical and negative. They are rarely accepted by the majority. Paul was identifying with Elijah when he said: “Lord, they have killed thy prophets, . . . and I am left alone, and they seek my life” (Romans 11:3). Moses prophesied of Jesus: “The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me” (Deuteronomy 18:15). Yet when Jesus “came to his own,” fifteen centuries later, “they received him not” (John 1:11). The people were deceived by their priesthood and Jesus was crucified.
Isaiah wrote: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). We are witnessing this deception in our nation today. Paul wrote: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts; to dishonor their own bodies between themselves . . . for this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature; And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving that recompense of their error which was meet [appropriate]” (Romans 1:24-27). Today, those who reject the homosexual lifestyle are considered evil!
In another letter, Paul says: “. . . because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved . . . God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:11). I have been asked, “Would God actually send delusions to those who have not received the love of the truth?” My answer was: He allows us to be deceived, because he honors our freedom to receive or to reject the truth.
Jesus promised: And whoso [receiveth and] treasureth up my words, shall not be deceived” (Matthew 24:39 IV). “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14). Spiritual discernment shields us from deception.


Dear Ones,

Paul wrote: “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.” . . . the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits. . .” (1 Corinthians 12:7-10).
Paul counseled: “. . . covet earnestly the best gifts” (1 Corinthians 12:31). Discernment is certainly one of the best gifts for which we must fervently pray, lest we be deceived. The spiritual gift of discernment will assist us in distinguishing right from wrong and good from evil. A counterfeit is designed to deceive. We need to be able to differentiate the difference between that which is even slightly evil or sinful from that which is perfectly good and righteous. For God “cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:5-f).
It has been stated: “With discernment comes division. A person who seeks to be discerning must be willing to suffer the effects of division.” The history of Christianity is littered with painful divisions. Many first century Christians willingly became martyrs rather than to deny that which they discerned to be true.
A few centuries later, many thousands even millions, of people who discerned a departure from faith within the Roman Church were killed. It is recorded in the Bible Commentary by Thomas Scott, 1857, Philadelphia: “No computation can reach the numbers who have been put to death, in different ways, on account of their maintaining the profession of the gospel, and opposing the corruptions of the church of Rome. A million of the poor Waldenses perished in France; nine hundred thousand orthodox Christians were slain in less than thirty years after the institution of the Jesuits; the Duke of Alva boasted of having put thirty-six thousand to death in the Netherlands during the space of a few years. The Inquisition destroyed by various tortures, one hundred and fifty thousand within thirty years.”
The Reformation Movement prepared the way for the Restoration which was led by Joseph Smith, Jr. This young man was accepted by many as a true prophet of God. In spite of this the majority rejected his message and he, like so many true prophets before him, was martyred. It is true that “time vindicates a prophet.” During the nearly two hundred years since the beginning of Joseph Smith, Jr.’s ministry, the evidence continues to accumulate to prove that he truly was a prophet of God.
Discernment, given by the Holy Spirit, has caused many divisions and separations within the Restoration. These separations have caused great suffering, especially when members of the same family see things differently. Satan understands the principle of war: “divide and conquer.”
The first great division within the Restoration happened when Brigham Young assumed the leadership of the church. Many were led by the Holy Spirit to reject his leadership. These people later became members of the RLDS Church [The Reorganized Church of Jesus Church of Latter Day Saints]. These persons claimed to be the faithful remnant of the Church of Jesus Christ.
In 1984 a major division occurred within the RLDS Church. As Jesus said to Peter: Satan would “sift the children of the Kingdom as wheat” (Luke 22:31). Since 1984, the deceptions and separations have continued. Long ago it was prophesied: “the numbers of the church would be few and their dominions small.” See 1 Nephi 3:220-231.
The warnings of Jesus to his disciples nearly two thousand years ago are especially appropriate for his disciples today: “Take heed that no man deceive you . . . For in those days [at the time of his coming], there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that if possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:5, 23 IV; 24:4, 24 KJV). We are witnessing these things today.

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Paint Sprayer needed in Independence

From: Karen Baker

Paint Sprayer needed in Independence

We have a room that needs to be sprayed. Tried rolling but wall is particle board and it isn't working. If anyone has one we can borrow for an hour

We also need an Air-Compressor.

Please call Karen at:

Bookkeeping Business

From: Angela DeBarthe

Bookkeeping Business

Hello friends,
I have started a Bookkeeping business called Bountiful Solutions Bookkeeping. I have Proadvisor Quickbooks experience and would love to help support you and your business in the daily grind of paperwork and work entries.

Come visit my facebook page at Bountiful Solutions or my email at:

Angela DeBarthe

Monday, October 28, 2019

2004 Nissan Maxima For Sale


2004 Nissan Maxima For Sale

2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL
4-door, Moon - Roof
Heated steering wheel and seat
Tires almost new
Good condition

Call Laurel at:
or email:

Sunday, October 27, 2019

November 2019 Australian Restoration News

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Noel Rowlatt

November 2019 Australian Restoration News


NOVEMBER, 2019 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 2019. 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 and thus did not have time to perform their priesthood duties, 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. The same applies to every aspect of our lives, fasting, praying, study, visiting, etc. 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." November is the month of Thanksgiving in many countries. We should always offer daily prayers to God in thanksgiving for His continual care, guidance, and love. I Corinthians 15:57 ": But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."  I Thessalonians 5:18 "IN EVERYTHING give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 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 29, 2019. It centered on the Priesthood retreat in Kirtland and the Women's retreat at Odessa Hills. 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. Tidings of Zion: Issue # 128 should be in your homes by mid-November. It has several articles from the CRE Reunion in late June as well as a number of testimonies. We have not had any testimonies from Australia in a while. Center Place Restoration School, (CPRS) is off to a good start in another school year. The enrollment in K-12 is over 200 students. it is one of the very few Christian schools still operating in the Independence area. Great remodeling is about to take place in the sanctuary and foyer of the building. Administrator, Dan Schoenemann has a nice article in the Tidings of Zion.     The Missionary Boards are all functioning well and had missions in Kenya, India/Nepal and the Philippines through the year. Doug Smith is now living in Kenya and operating a medical clinic there. There will be other missions to various parts of the world in the next six months including Africa, Canada, the Philippines, and possibly Australia and Russia..        

Riches From The Scriptures                               by Elder Neil Kerswell, Queensland,             Vol 4 Chapter 5       Testimony Ministry Weekend Recently Joanne and I travelled to visit with some isolated saints in Port Macquarie New South Wales – Merran, Gina Krieg, Lance and Georgia Dunn and their children Isabella, Xavier – Baptised, Charlotte, Malachi, and Sebastian.  We were originally invited to visit a couple of months or so earlier by Merran as two of her grandchildren had been baptised approx 12 months earlier and were in need of  follow up ministry. The weekend started with a meet and greet with dinner on Friday night as Georgia Dunn had never met us before and we would be teaching their children at times while they were working, therefore she wanted to make sure we were good people (this we greatly respected as we would do the same). Conversation came very easy and within no time Georgia was a good friend to us. Georgia later bore testimony at Sunday’s prayer and testimony service that for her and Lance it was a testimony straight away that their children felt at total ease with us. Xavier spent some time giving me a hug in front of mum and dad and apparently it was unusual for him to take to someone like that. My wife Joanne very quickly had the younger ones sharing openly with her. Georgia saw us both before she left Friday night to say she felt at ease with us teaching the children and that the 3 youngest probably wouldn’t participate as they were too young and not to be upset with them if they did, we put her mind at ease, no one would be upset with the children while we were there. Saturday started with being invited to Lance and Georgia’s Café – BitterSweet, for Breakfast, it’s a beautiful café which keeps them very busy and is something they enjoy doing together, the staff were wonderful and breakfast was incredible, they have a lot of regulars who must have thought it strange for us strangers to be treated like royalty. Georgia later that day shared that it was a record day for them in sales. Joanne and I thanked God as we weren’t allowed to pay for our breakfast through their kindness. We believe this was God’s blessing upon them. We were at Merran’s house by 9:00am and started our first class on God. There was wonderful participation by all the children and the only one to ever leave was the youngest Sebastian who would come and go and was very quiet allowing classes to proceed uninterrupted. God was with us by His Spirit and the contribution by all adults and children alike was a blessing to all. Xavier started the class laying on the lounge with a bad headache, however he still participated and before long was at the table with all of us. After a small break our next class was on Prayer. Gina arrived for that one and like before adults and children shared together and it just worked with the help of God’s Spirit. Lance came from work and picked up the children and we had lunch with Merran and Gina. That afternoon it was over to Lance and Georgia’s we could smell some slow cooking Lamb Roasts which made the mouth water. Everybody was present and we had a class/quiz on Noah and the flood, there was no winner even though we had two teams as everyone helped each other. We would read approx 10 verses from Inspired version of the bible and then answer 3 or 4 questions (the answers being in the scripture just read). Then we read some more, once again all present shared in a blessed manner. Next was a preaching service subject being “Baptism is the Gate – what’s next”. I had wonderful liberty of speech through the leadings of God’s spirit. The service was well received. I had no idea though till the next day’s Prayer and Testimony service that a miracle had occurred. Lance bore witness that God had spoken to him through my lips in the preaching service. There wasn’t many dry eyes as he shared. This is a witness to me that God is always capable of doing His own work, all we as ministry and congregation have to do is prepare and provide a humble worship environment and God does the rest. This is not the first Time I have born witness to this, many years ago when I was Pastor of Wynnum Branch, the priesthood for about a month were all lead to cover the same topic but in different ways according to their gifts. I was very happy with the unity at that time. Finally I had the preaching service and covered another topic which I felt led to do at the time. After the service people came up and said thank you for the ministry that day, then a woman came up and not only thanked me but told me what she had received which was a wonderful new understanding to her. The message she then shared was the topic which had been covered for the last month. I was so thankful to God. Some people pick up on things at different speeds. This woman still needed more of the previous topic even though most had understood already. God did not leave her behind. Lesson learned, God can do amazing things even when we are unaware, all we have to do is turn up prepared and the congregation who prepare also are blessed. Next day was prayer and testimony then Communion, I have already given away some of the blessings shared. God’s Spirit was with us and peace abounded. Joanne and I were blessed by each and every person we shared with. It was a rich experience that we will not forget. God was truly worshiped and honoured and he gave us much to be thankful for. It has been a joy sharing with all of you, God is great and blesses His people abundantly. May God bless all who are reading these words. Amen.

Tamworth News                          submitted by Sr. Helen Archer
We have been meeting each Sunday, with Elder Peter Archer presiding. Sunday the 20th the Opening Scripture came from DC 110:24b then Isaiah 40:1-13Brother Peter  told us the story of Joseph and the Coat of Many Colours  and how Joseph told Pharaoh that it was God that told him the meaning of his dream, not by his own power . Peter said that Joseph forgave his brothers, after even selling him into slavery. He also read some of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech” and that he hoped  we would all be one people one day, without any prejudice. Martin Luther’s hope was for us to be able to work together, to pray together............We have to be a loving people of all Nations and Nationality if we want to have the Kingdom of God. Birthdays & News David Archer  13th November       Danny Archer 24th November Abby and her family are now well. Thank you for all your prayers

Victoria News    Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branch.         Kelvin View, Euroa.                                                                                            Reported by Elder Murray Broughton, Pastor             22-9-19. Church at Kelvin View Hall.               Study--Gen.17: 1-6,. 21 - 22.    Gen .18: 1-18.    Gen.21: 1-12.    Gen 22: 1-17.25-9-19. Bible Study in our home,  Luke Chapter 4.29-9-19. Church in Euroa, at our Home.   Sacrament Service.  Visits by Bro. Earnie & Sr Ludia Natino from Philippines. and  Linda Jukes from Ruffy3-10-19..Went to see Edna and Don Shannon. (Edna and her Mother Victoria have came along to Church).  Don was not well in bed and, he asked me to have a prayer for    him, which I did.6-10-19. Church at Kelvin View Hall.               Sacrament Service.    Reading Colossians Chapter 1: 10 -18.               Address 11 Timothy Chapter 1: 9 – 10.   John Chapter 10: 17 - 18.13- 10 -19.  Church in Euroa. No one came.                   read 1 Nephi chapter 2,and some of Moroni Chapter 8.20- 10- 19. Church at Kelvin View Hall.                  Study --More than Belief.                   John 3: 16 - 17,   John 8: 12.,   1 John 1: 7,   James 2:25,   James 4: 17                  James 1: 25-27.   Rev.20: 12.   Second Nephi 13: 14-32.We extend our Sympathy to Edna Shannon and family on the passing of Don Shannon. Please pray for them and the Exton family including Sr. Nola and Husband Bob, whose brother Ted Exton passed away, Sr Ellen Shepherd, Lewis Family, Byers family, Broughton Family, and also the saints and relations that Delma and I minister to in the Philippines.
COLOSSIANS 1: 10 -13. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Your Bro. In Christ.  Elder Murray Broughton. [ Pastor.] ****************

A Page for the Scattered Saints of Australia…

Give Me Thy Heart
1 “Give Me thy heart,” says the Father above,
No gift so precious to Him as our love;
Softly He whispers, wherever thou art,
“Gratefully trust Me, and give Me thy heart.”

“Give Me thy heart, give Me thy heart,”
Hear the soft whisper, wherever thou art:
From this dark world He would draw thee apart;
Speaking so tenderly, “Give Me thy heart.”

2 “Give Me thy heart,” says the Saviour of men,
Calling in mercy again and again;
“Turn now from sin, and from evil depart,
Have I not died for thee? Give Me thy heart.” (Chorus)

3 “Give Me thy heart,” says the Spirit divine,
“All that thou hast, to My keeping resign;
Grace more abounding is Mine to impart,
Make full surrender and give Me thy heart.” (Chorus)

by Eliza E Hewitt A favourite Hymn of Sister Merran, from Wauchope in New South Wales.

This page produced by Sister Monique Hummel of Gawler, South Australia and Sister Melissa Game of Medowie, New South Wales.

Louise was to bake a cake for the Church Ladies Group, but forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered it the morning  of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found a quick food cake mix and quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and finishing a few jobs around the house. When she finally took the cake from the oven, the centre had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured. She realised there wasn’t enough time to bake another cake. So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the centre of the cake. She found it in the bathroom - a roll of toilet Paper. She placed it in the centre of the cake and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect! Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Louise woke her daughter Paige, and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home. When Paige arrived at the sale, she found the cake had already been sold! Paige grabbed her cell phone and called her mum. Louise was horrified - she was beside herself! Everyone would know! What would they think? She would be ostracised, talked about, ridiculed!
All night, Louise lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her back. She decided to pray about it and ask God for His help.
The next day, Louise promised herself she would try not to think about the cake, and would attend the ladies fancy luncheon at the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good time. She did not really want to attend because the hostess was a snob, who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that Louise was a single parent and not from the founding families of the town. Having already given an RSVP she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay home and decided to attend. The meal was elegant, the company was definitely of upper crust families, and to Louise's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert! Louise felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake! She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "what a beautiful cake!" Louise, still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself. "Louise smiled and thought to herself, "God is good."

Please include in your daily prayers the following people who are in need of a blessing                                                     Gwen Whately,            Alma & Janice Kerswell          Adrienne & Robert Windsor           Audrey Kerswell             Gary Rowlatt,                    Michael & Patty Fulton ,       Ellen Sheppard,           Rhonda Byers,               Jane Broughton.                CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESTORATION BRANCH,  KINGSTON                                   17-19 Juers Street, Kingston, Queensland.      Pastor: Elder Alma Kerswell. Phone 07 3800 1151         ACTIVITY SCHEDULE. NOVENBER, 2019.     Sun.  3rd.            10.00 a.m.    COMMUNION SERVICE. by Priest G. Kerswell asstd Elder A. Kerswell                                                  Musical Item for Service.   Linda Myers      11.10 a.m..    Prayer and Testimony. Priest G. Kerswell        Sun.  10th.            9.50 a.m.    Hymn Sing: Bethany Melling                Flowers: Janice Kerswell        10.00 a.m.     PREACHING SERVICE. Elder N, Churchll Elder N. MellingMusical Item for Service.  Rebecca and Cathy Melling  11.10 a.m.    Class.  Elder G, Melling Sun.   17th.          9.50 a.m.    Hymn Sing:  Rebecca Melling                                    Flowers: Del Churchill10.00 a.m.     PREACHING SERVICE. Elder G. Melling Elder N. Churcvhill        Musical Item for Service.  Glenn Kerswell11.10 a.m.    Class.  Elder G, Kerswell
Sun.  24th.        9.50 a.m.    Hymn Sing: Linda Myers                  Flowers: Linda Myers10.00 a.m.    PREACHING SERVICE.  Elder N Rowlatt Priest G. Kerswell        Musical Item for Service.   Linda, Rebecca and Elsie.11.10 a.m.    Class. Elder A. Kerswell BRANCH NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS for Kingston Branch..Birthdays.   Our best wishes to the following people who have their Birthdays in November.9th. George Parker       17th. Jessica VanGenderen       26th. Jacob Melling        28th. Glenn Kerswell Wedding Anniversary.  Congratulations to Robert & Adrienne Windsor who will achieve their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday 10th November.
Sadly, Sr. Adrienne has been in residential care for about a year now and is confined to her bed. She is comfortable and well cared for, and Robert, thanks to his son and daughter in law, is able to visit with her each day.

Branch AGM. 1st December, Our Branch Financial year ends on the 31st October. The treasurer needs to have any outstanding accounts cleared by that date to allow time for him time to prepare his Financial Report. To enable the minutes for our AGM to be printed and distributed on 24th November, Reports from all Branch officers need to be received by the secretary by Sunday 3rd November. Our AGM is scheduled for Sunday 1st December, after the Communion Service. Branch Members will have a BYO lunch, followed at 12.15 p.m. by the Branch Business Meeting. The Branch Christmas Service is scheduled for Sunday 9th December and will be followed by the Branch Christmas Lunch. Visiting Ministry. Elder Mark Churchill and his wife Paula who reside in Independence will be visiting his parents, Neville and Del Churchill in Brisbane in December and will be preaching here on Sunday 22nd December 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 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               

With kindest regards,
Noel Rowlatt

Friday, October 25, 2019

For Sale - Washer and Dryer

From: Clint Sperry

For Sale - Washer and Dryer

Washer and dryer good condition, nothing wrong with them.

$75 each, $150 for the pair.

Clint Sperry

Francis Harper Message for 10/25/2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 10/25/2019

Solemn Warnings

“And then, at that day, before the Son of Man comes, the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five of them were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them; but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Lest there be not enough for us and you, go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage; and the door was shut. Afterward, came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, ye know me not” (Matthew 25:1-11).

The parable of the virgins is a prophecy of how it will be when Jesus returns to establish his kingdom. The door will be closed to those who are not prepared for his coming. The unprepared will not know Jesus. They will only know about him. In the Scriptures knowing someone implies an intimate relationship. Such as in the scripture “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived” (Genesis 4:1 KJV; 4:2 IV). Do we know Jesus intimately? Do we converse with him often? Do we know his heart and will? Do we endeavor to please him in everything we do and say? Do we think of him often? Does he communicate with us? If we do not know Jesus intimately, it is not likely that we will be gathered with the saints to accompany the Lord when he comes. See 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.

Jesus said: “Verily I say unto you, it is not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, that shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. For the day soon cometh, that men shall come before me to judgment, to be judged according to their works. And many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name; and in thy name cast out devils; and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I say, ye never knew me; depart from me ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:30-33). We must “hear him,” and always do his perfect will and not our own. “Because strait [difficult to find] is the gate and narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:23 IV; 7:14 KJV).

Good parents warn their children of any danger that might harm or hinder them in any way, whether it be physical or spiritual. They warn their children because they love them. Similarly, our Heavenly Father’s warnings are an expression of his great love for us. King Benjamin warned: “If ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe to keep the commandments of God, and continue in the faith . . . even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish” (Mosiah 2:49). “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12).

“And the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets and apostles shall be cut off from among the people” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:3-c).


Dear Ones,

We who have been warned have an obligation to warn our neighbors. During the early morning hours of July 10, 2015, I was awakened with these words being repeated to me again and again: “Go forth and testify and warn the people.” I tried to go back to sleep, but due to the constant repetition of these words, sleep was impossible. I felt that these words could be found in the Scriptures. I thought perhaps they could be found in the Doctrine and Covenants. As I searched in my Concordance of the Doctrine and Covenants, under the word “testify,” I was pleased to find nearly the same words in section 85, paragraph 22-a: “Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor; therefore they are left without excuse, and their sins are upon their own heads.”
Those who have been blessed with the knowledge of the consequences of unremitted sins and the way of salvation have an obligation to warn those who have not heard or been taught the principles of the gospel. They need to know, “. . . the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
Cain asked, “Am I my brother’s keeper” (Genesis 5:19 IV; 4:9 KJV). Jesus said to Peter: “. . . when you are converted, strengthen your brethren (Luke 22:32). Paul understood his call to preach Christ, “whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man with all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ” (1 Colossians 1:28). Wisdom dictates however, that we should not use undue pressure to bring souls to the Lord.
Those who neglect to share the gospel with those who have “ears to hear” may be punished for their negligence. Paul said: “. . . necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16).
Ezekiel wrote: “Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying . . . he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword [of justice] come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the House of Israel; therefore, thou shalt hear the word at my mouth and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul” (Ezekiel 33:1, 5-9).
Jacob, son of Lehi, wrote of his responsibility, “. . . having firstly obtained mine errand from the Lord . . . taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins upon our own heads, if we did not teach them the word of God with all diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our mights [that] their blood might not come upon our garments; otherwise, their blood would come upon our garments and we would not be found spotless at the last day” (Jacob 1:17-20).
The Lord is calling his servants of the priesthood and non-priesthood to go forth and testify and warn our families, neighbors and others that the day of judgment is near. All of us will be judged on the day of our death. “Who then is that faithful and wise servant? And the Lord said unto them, It is that servant who watcheth to impart his portion of meat in due season. Blessed be that servant whom his Lord shall find, when he cometh, so doing” (Luke 12:50-52 IV; Luke 12:42-43 KJV).

High Priest Francis Harper

Thursday, October 24, 2019

"In My Seat - A Pilot's Story from Sept 10th - 11th"

From: Dwight & Pam Burford

"In My Seat - A Pilot's Story from Sept 10th - 11th"

Dear Family and Friends,

The link below is to a 15+ min video of First Officer Steve Scheibner telling how he just missed being the pilot for Flight 11 on Sept. 11, 2001. Perhaps you have seen it before. If not, please consider watching his reflections of what happened in his life as a result of being bumped from piloting that particular flight. He concludes with a humble confession of faith in the one who took his place on the cross.

God’s richest blessings,

Dwight Burford

Men's Prayer Service and Class at Farview

From: Jay Huffman

Men's Prayer Service and Class at Farview

November 2, 2019

Prayer Service: 9:00

Class: 10:00

Thoughts and Connections of the Book of Mormon, The Fullness of the Gospel
and “The Oracle - The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled" by Jonathan Cahn.
If you have a copy, bring your book and your scriptures

Thank you

Jay Huffman

Guatemala Tour - Feb 20, 2020

----- Forwarded message -----

Guatemala Tour - February 20, 2020

Dear Saints and Friends,
As many of you know, for more than 30 years we have provided tours to lands of The Book of Mormon. This time we are going to Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring. It will be a unique experience! We have found that the Lord has always blessed when we have done our part. Our 11-day tour leaves February 20 with a return home on March 1, 2020.

Why not join us? There is still room for a few more people, but--you need to respond quickly because arrangements are in the midst of being made.

For your convenience, a detailed information registration form is attached.

We look forward to having you with our group!

God bless,

Lyle and Sherrie Smith for PSI Tours, LLC
Lyle: 816.838.5192
Sherrie: 816.838.5191

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New episode. "Stories of the Saints"

From: Michael Barrett

New episode. "Stories of the Saints"

Join us at Restored Gospel Podcast as sister Cara Smith Shares her story and love for Jesus,.

60th Wedding Anniversary

From: Deana Griffin

60th Wedding Anniversary

Mt. Zion Restoration Branch is hosting a 60th Wedding Anniversary for Morris and Peggy Jones. It will be held from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019 at:

Mt. Zion Restoration Branch
15008 E 35 Street
Independence MO 64055

Cards would be appreciated, but no gifts.

Deana Griffin

Workers needed for S. Crysler Clean Up Day October 26th

From: Muriel Lueedeman

Workers needed for S. Crysler Clean Up Day October 26th

The Independence Is Alive and Well Initiative needs volunteers to help clean and shape up S. Crysler Avenue this Saturday, October 26th.

If this is something God has put on your heart to do, please join us. The day will start with a breakfast briefing at 7:30am at Central/Gospel Park Church at 919 S. Delaware and South Avenue. We will receive team assignments for sections of Crysler from 23rd Street to the Lexington Bridge. IIAW T shirts will be provided all workers at the breakfast. We will work till about 11:30.

The IIAW will also be providing traffic control for the Halloween Parade. This is a service the LDS church does every year, therefore clean up day work crew will have fewer workers because we will not have the LDS member support.

Dress warm and prepare for cool, possibly damp weather. Bring weed whackers, mowers, brush hogs, rakes, brooms and dust pans, long handled loppers, pruners, grabbers, gloves, camp stools for sitting and pulling weeds out of sidewalks. We will meet for breakfast, regardless of rain. We will split up into 5 person teams each taking a section of Crysler to work on.

If you have been asking the Lord for a Kingdom building project to do, pray about this effort. We would love to have your help. Please contact me, Muriel Luedeman at 816-726-8425 or with any questions or special equipment and skills you have to offer. If you are unable to work, we always appreciate your prayers.

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communication Secretary

Monday, October 21, 2019

Inspired Version Audiobook

From: Stacy McClain

Inspired Version Audiobook

I am looking for an audiobook for the Inspired Version Holy Scriptures.

Thank You
Mr. Stacy McClain

Getting Fit in the Fall 2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Kimberly Morgan

Getting Fit in the Fall 2019

Personal Note from Kim Morgan, owner of Woodstock Inn...

Some of us are about to embark on a healthy eating/weight loss adventure in which we work together, have fun, and develop some accountability to each other to improve body, mind, and soul. Would you like to join us? The advertisement below is for the kick-off week at Woodstock Inn next week, Oct. 28-Nov. 2. You are welcome to join for the whole week. However, if you would like to be a part of this journey, but cannot do the event, please give me a personal call at 816 886 5656. Perhaps you can join us for one of the evenings, or for one of the meals as my guest. I would like this to be INCLUSIVE for anyone ready to get healthier and make some new friends.

Let me know!

Kim Morgan


From: Woodstock Inn Bed & Breakfast | Event Venue

A Healthy Week at
Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast
Oct. 27-Nov 2

You asked, we have organized a great week of fitness and fun at Woodstock Inn B&B, Independence's international bed and breakfast. At Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast each room has a European theme, and we love to draw people from all over the United States and the world. For this first ever healthy week at Woodstock, we have extended a special invitation to our UK friends to join us for a week of music and some country western fun. It’s a week of getting on track in advance of the holidays, and taking a little time for you. “Get fit and flexible in an environment committed to bringing physical, mental, and spiritual balance to your life.” That is the mission of our guest instructors at Studio on Main. Also, we will have instructors for boot camp and dance. This is a great chance to learn something new in a supportive atmosphere.

Read on for a sample week at Woodstock Inn. This schedule will be adjusted depending on fitness classes, but will look similar to what is listed below.

Monday, Oct. 28
12 Lunch
1:30 Beginning reformer. Reformer classes use equipment such as cables and mats to increase strength and flexibility in a safe and supported environment.
2:00 Introduction to Studio on Main
5:00 Dinner

Tuesday, Oct. 29
8 Breakfast. Overview of the week by owner and week organizer, Kim Morgan
8:45 Stretch
9 Walk the historic sites and Independence Square. We will follow a set route passing by some of the historic western trail, but we will keep a good walking pace throughout.
10:30 Boot camp. This is a chance to see what you can do, work with partners, and have fun achieving exercise goals. Our boot camp instructor will cater our exercises to the class abilities.
12 Studio on Main. Tower. Work with a partner to stretch and strengthen. Fun!
1 Lunch
3:30 Piloxing. Piloxing combines boxing, pilates, and dance. There is music, laughing, bonding, and a good cardio workout throughout.
5 Dinner
6:30 Yoga
Cooking Seminar: Healthy French cooking. How the French approach good eating.

Wednesday, Oct. 30
8 Breakfast
9 Piloxing
10 Yoga or reformer
11 Jumpboard. A jumpboard attaches to the end of a reformer so that you are lying horizonally and springing off the board. It creates a feeling of weightlessness, and allows the heart rate to increase while protecting joints and improving bone health.
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Boot camp
5:30 Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 31
8 Breakfast
9 Walk the Truman sites. This is another historic walk passing by the summer White House of former president Harry S. Truman.
10 Boot camp
12 Yoga
1 Lunch
2:30 Swimming
4 Tai Chi
5:30 Dinner
7 Mindfulness, and preparing good habits for home

Friday, Nov. 1
8 Breakfast
9 Walk
10 Boot camp
12 Lunch
1 Reformer
4:00 Style seminar. A bit of pampering to celebrate the week.
7 Special dinner

Saturday, Nov. 2
8 Breakfast
9 Walk
10 Weigh out
11 Check out
The cost for 5 days accommodations in a private room with ensuite bathroom, all lunches and dinners, and all fitness activities is $960.

Our mailing address is:
Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast
1212 W Lexington
Independence MO 64050

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fender Amp For Sale

From: Garland Schnack

Fender Amp For Sale

Fender - Sidekick Reverb 35
35 Watt Amplifier
2 Inputs
12 inch Speaker
Reverb Foot Switch
Naugahyde cover
Like New condition

Call or Text Garland at:

2004 PT Cruiser For Sale

From: Muriel Luedeman

2004 PT Cruiser For Sale

2004 PT Cruiser, 82k miles
$2300, Kelly Blue Book value, $2300 - $3300
Excellent interior condition
Overheats in summer with AC
One small patch of rust on right rear quarter panel.

Original owners were Bruce's parents, small town drivers.
No accidents.
We are downsizing.

Bruce Luedeman