Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Please Pray for Cassie Bailey

From: Jill Crowell

Please Pray for Cassie Bailey

Please pray for my young friend Cassie Bailey. She is pregnant for the first time and with twin girls. Her water partially broke yesterday at 30 weeks. She may need to deliver today, but one of the twins is not growing as it should be. Please pray for Doug and Cassie Bailey and a miracle for their twins.

Sincerely with Love,
Jill Dicavolo-Crowell

Restoration Bookstore Closed Memorial Day Weekend

From: David Price

Restoration Bookstore Closed Memorial Day Weekend

Restoration Bookstore:


Saturday--May 25
Monday--May 27

Have a safe, blessed weekend.
Price Publishing Company

2020 Guatemala Tour

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2020 Guatemala Tour

The Lands of Lehi and Mulek

God Bless,
Lyle Smith

Monday, May 20, 2019

2005 Dodge Durango For Sale

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From: Melissa Dudley

2005 Dodge Durango For Sale

2005 Dodge Durango *Limited*
$3,000 OBO
DVD player
Power seats
Leather Interior
3rd Row Seating (Seats 7)
Tow Package
204k miles
Tires in good condition

Below is the link for the Craigslist add with photos.

Please contact Melissa at:
for additional information.


Companionship for Cheryl Griner

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From: Cheryl Griner

Companionship for Cheryl Griner

I need ​a lady​ to help me maybe ​3​ or ​4​ hours a day​,​​ whatever works for you.​ (Health problems) ​ ​No heavy work, just keep me company in my difficult hours. One or two days a week. ​ ​ There usually is no work or sometimes light work such as dusting. I would appreciate the company while I am sick. (Usually in bed) I really just want the company. You can read or watch TV. I will pay $12 to $15 per hour.
​I live in Tomasha.

Cheryl Griner

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Fort Osage R-1 School District Job Postings

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From: Rachel Horn

Fort Osage R-1 School District Job Postings


Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between May 12, 2019 and May 19, 2019.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Summer Grounds Crew Classified Apply Now
Career Technical Teacher - Fire Science/EMT Instructor Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher- Elementary Art (Grades 5-6) Certified Apply Now

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between May 19, 2019 and May 26, 2019.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Teacher- Elementary (Grades 5-6) - Possible Openings 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Reckoning with the Word of Wisdom

From: Muriel Luedeman

Reckoning with the Word of Wisdom

by Muriel Luedeman May 17, 2019

May 7th, at work, so to speak, in my studio. Actually, I should be DOING something, but just don’t feel up to it. I felt the presence of Jesus close by, drawing me to sit with Him, listen, and pour out my aches and pains to Him. He was rehearsing to me all the Kingdom building things we have been doing together recently, and telling me that He and I have many more projects in the days ahead. I knew this! I want this! Working alongside Jesus for the past couple of years has been the greatest, most fulfilling blessing I have ever had. I am involved in a marvelous move of His hand in the city to care for the homeless and bring spiritual transformation to our community. He opened the way for me to have a new creative art studio that will come under His direction. Opportunities for travel with Bruce. Awesome things!

I could feel the draw of Jesus calling me upward more and more and I wasn’t strong enough or have enough energy to do it. He and I both knew why and he was finally calling me to face the sad truth.

I confessed to Him that my health is a train wreck and all the things Jesus is doing with me, I have a hard time doing well. My back aches, my joints ache, candida causes hot rashes on my feet, I am tired all the time, my stomach and digestion isn’t good, I battle weight gain continually. I knew in my head that the cause of my problems is I wasn’t eating according to the Word of Wisdom, eating fruits and vegetables in season, (fresh and raw as much as possible. I have done that in the past, but grew tired of the fight and fell away. It’s hard when all the world around you, even church potlucks offer so much meat, high carb dishes, and sugar charged desserts. It’s hard when we go to a movie and smell the popcorn. I love movie popcorn. Bruce and I would get the big tub with a refill. It’s hard to eat out when there are so few choices that fit WOW. It’s hard during the holidays when I grew up loving turkey, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes and whipped cream topped pumpkin pie. It’s not easy being different and liking it.

I was so lost as I faced Jesus and confessed that I could not do it on my own. I knew my eating was totally out of line; I knew better. I was in rebellion, a sugar addict, with many junk food preferences. I knew this, but I didn’t know what to do about it. I do eat good things, but I also overeat, nervous eat, and eat a bunch of stuff no one should be eating. I love making biscotti and having it with coffee while doing my devotions and other reading. Last Christmas I found a new recipe for chocolate chip, almond, mint biscotti that is irresistible. I don’t have just one or two. I eat six at a time. I was a mess and didn’t want give these things up, but I also didn’t want to feel run down and sick anymore. I WANTED to do my Jesus things! I knew I had to change or I wasn’t going to last the course, and cried out to Jesus for help.

My prayer reached a point of surrender and a calm and peace came over me as I thought about Jesus’ love for me and His desire to help. My thoughts changed. I remembered I needed to get some spring mix, so I went to Walmart Market with more resolve and bought a clam shell of that and picked up some other greens and vegetables. I had vegetables for supper and no snacks.
The next morning, at the daily Temple Lot prayer group, I saw Randy Van Eaton had come, as I entered the church, our cold weather quarters. Randy hadn’t been to the group for months, maybe even a year. We greeted and hugged and I sat down, asking about how he was and what had been going on in his life.

He said he came on the Lord’s command with the purpose of addressing our commitment to the Word of Wisdom! Randy said he was disappointed that so few were at the group. I was the third one so far. Two others joined us later.

There were a few more words and I can’t say how it happened so quickly, but Randy asked me to stand. He stood facing me, put his hands on my shoulders, and asked me, “Do you obey the Word of Wisdom?” I said, “No. I do not.”

“Why not?”

“Because I am addicted to sugar and there are favorite things I like to eat that I don’t want to give up.”

Are you willing to commit yourself to the Word of Wisdom?”

“Yes. I am.”

“Then say it,” and he guided me in my committing to the Lord.

“I commit myself to obey the Word of Wisdom from this moment on.”

“Good. This is pleasing to God that you have done this and you will be blessed.”

He turned to the other brother and asked him the same question, “Do you obey the Word of Wisdom?

“Yes. I do.”

“God bless you, brother, for your faithfulness. God has blessed you and will continue so in the future.”

Randy sat down and continued with words of encouragement to us, saying that the promises in keeping the Word of Wisdom are sure. He emphasized that when we keep this Word of Revelation, we SHALL, meaning we WILL, receive all the of promises the Lord gave in Section 86.

All this while, I felt it wasn’t the hands and voice of Randy Van Eaton I felt and heard, but those of Jesus Christ himself. “Powerful” does not express what I experienced. “Stunning” and “Supernatural” perhaps says it, but even those words fail to describe what happened that morning. The Holy One of Israel, My Savior, Jesus Christ came to ME and He, Himself called me to take a stand for Him and with Him. What had happened the day before in my studio, what happened at prayer group, how quickly God moved to answer my cries for help in a very personal way, was nothing short of Stunning!

I said, “Randy, do not feel bad for the few numbers here today. You were called here for me.” I proceeded to tell Randy the previous day’s experience and that I KNEW that this is the beloved counsel Jesus had for me to turn my life around.

This experience clearly shows me that I can and will walk in the Word of Wisdom with great success from here on out. It is the Holy Desire of God the Father! This Holy Word is the standard pattern, a new normal, for my life now and not a faltering practice subject to my mood or desire to obey or not. It is my desire, because I LOVE my Lord, Jesus; I want so much to please Him and be with Him and He is saying this is the only way I can go and do all He desires for me, and be with Him for the Kingdom’s sake.

Since May 7th, I have dropped several pounds, the deprived feelings are gone, I easily gave up coffee and biscotti, sugar, bread, potatoes, and meat. I have greater flexibility of movement, the fiery rashes have greatly calmed, and digestion is so much better in this short time. I don’t pig out, and don’t feel the need to snack between meals. Praise God! Thank you, Jesus!

I haven’t been perfect; Mother’s Day at my sister’s-in-law house was a test. I did very well considering. It’s a growing process. WOW is my standard norm and not the exception.

Randy returned to prayer group this week with more encouragement and counsel. He was strong in his language. A warning that a new holocaust is coming and Christians will be put to the test. Restoration Saints will not be strong enough to survive Satan’s final attack if we are not obedient to this revelation. It is in God’s loving kindness that he urges us all to commit in these final days.

I saw from my experience the reason why Christ didn’t make the WOW a commandment. Jesus didn’t command us to obey. He doesn’t want obligated obedience. He wants his children to willingly obey because we love him and want to please Him. It’s all about love – loving our bodies, loving God, loving our fellow beings. A loving, willing sacrifice.

A couple of days into my commitment, the Holy Spirit spoke these words. “Those who observe the Word of Wisdom release the power of God’s Supernatural Love into the world.” When we eat according to God’s plan, on a cellular level, love, peace, assurance, and joy are released in us and through us, and we manifest that to everyone and everything around us. There are no toxins and acidity to fight and stress our bodies, and we think, speak, and act in a totally different way. Those words are not in Section 86, but they should be. It is one of those mysteries Jesus promised us he would reveal.

How grateful I am for this whole experience! I offer it to encourage every one who read this story, to bring hope of Christ’s help for those who struggle with health problems, who are hanging back, riding the fence, knowing that something is not right and needs a nudge in the right direction. God is so good, patient, and gentle and kind in His correction.

The days ahead are going to be different, better, for many saints are faltering and are ready to commit. They will band together for change and encourage each other, and many others to receive the blessings of Christ through their repentance and obedience. A natural health institute will rise from this alliance of Word of Wisdom followers to help those who struggle with poor health to recover and move into a vibrant Spirit filled life.

Services for Luella C. Hawley

Services for Luella C. Hawley
August 11, 1925 - May 16, 2019


Luella Claire Hawley peacefully passed away with her family close beside her on May 16, 2019 at her daughter's home in Independence, Missouri. Luella and her husband, Herb, lived with Ralph and Susan Nunn for 21 years. She lived to be 93 years old.

Luella was born August 11, 1925 in Pleasanton, Iowa to Jesse Carl and Verda May (Polly) Slover. Her family moved from Colorado to Oregon when she was a young girl. Luella graduated from high school at age 16 in Scio, Oregon.

Luella was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She married Herbert R. Hawley Jr. on June 23, 1946 in Woodburn, Oregon.

In Woodburn, Luella worked for a local medical doctor. She was his assistant, receptionist, and bookkeeper. She was also a teacher's assistant and library aid for nine years at the Woodburn Middle School.

Luella taught many young children at weekly worship services in Woodburn. She loved the outdoors and spent many hours working in her vegetable and flower garden. In the summer time, for several years she helped harvest two acres of strawberries that were sold to the cannery located in town.

She made her home a place of beauty and welcomed those who were in need. She was deeply concerned for the welfare of others. She taught her children the Restored Gospel, to love the Lord Jesus, and to be lovingly obedient to His eternal truths.

After moving to Independence in 1979, Luella accepted the responsibility as the secretary in the Worship Office at the RLDS Auditorium in Independence for seven years.

Luella was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Jennifer and eleven siblings.

She will be missed by her husband of 72 years and three children and their spouses: Barbara (Jim) Garwood, Gary (Donna) Hawley and Susan (Ralph) Nunn. She leaves behind seven grandchildren; Carrie (Don) Welch, Julie (Matt) Heide, Jennifer (Jeff) Cool, Jared (Melinda) Hawley, Jacob (Jennifer) Hawley, Jeff (Rebecca) Nunn, and Chris Nunn. Fourteen great grandchildren; Jayne Welch, Samantha Welch, Katherine (Jeff) Johns, Emily Cool, Rebekah Cool, Peter Cool, Seth Cool, Mitchell Heide, Griffin Heide, Marin Heide, Brandon Hawley, Phillip Hawley, Alex Nunn, AnnaBell Hawley. Two great great grandchildren; Hazel Johns and Jace Johns. She also leaves behind four sister-in-laws, Margie Slover, Luella Hawley Sedlak, Judith Hawley and Georgia Slover. In addition, she will be missed by several nieces and nephews.

She longed for the day of Zion on earth again, when all God's Saints will be together and be with Christ on earth for a thousand years. Her faith in the Restored Gospel and it's teachings toward the whole world were uppermost in her mind. Her memory will be in the hearts of all who knew her and loved her as she was a beacon of light to the true worship and glory of our Heavenly Father.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff of the Independence Crossroads Hospice for the outstanding care and comfort that Luella received.

Visitation services will be held:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1:30 p.m. Visitation
2:00 p.m. Memorial Service

at: Swan Lake Memorial Park
30000 Valor Drive
Grain Valley MO 64029

Both will be held in the outside Gazebo at Swan Lake Memorial Park.

Arrangements; Swan Lake Memorial Park Cemetery, 816-463-4030

Condolences may be shared on our website.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Looking for an ​Apartment or ​House to ​Rent

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From: Yolanda Ramirez

Looking for an ​Apartment or ​House to ​Rent

I'm looking for a cheap, clean, nice neighborhood apartment or house to rent with two bedrooms in the Independence area.Something preferably around 23rd Street and Lee's Summit. It doesn't have to be ready now to rent but preferred within a couple of months.

Yolanda Ramirez

Francis Harper Message for 5/17/2019

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 5/17/2019

Dear Ones,

Beau Hamblen, 6 years old, attends church with us at the Woodbine Restoration Branch. He has 5 brothers and three sisters. Beau fits the description Ammoron gave of Mormon in the Book of Mormon 1:2, Page 687: “And about the time that Ammoron hid up the records of the Lord, he came unto me, (I being about ten years of age; and I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of my people.) And Ammoron said unto me, I perceive that thou art a sober child and art quick to observe . . .”. Five years later Mormon wrote: And I, being fifteen years of age, and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted, and knew of the goodness of Jesus” (Book of Mormon 1:16). What a formative testimony!

At the age of five Beau accompanied a group of teenagers to a sacred place on the Followers of Christ Reunion Grounds. When it was suggested that someone offer a prayer, Beau was the first to volunteer to offer a prayer.

On his sixth birthday, Beau was asked where and how he wanted to celebrate his special day. He suggested they go to the top of the “Big Hill” at the campgrounds. Even at this early age it is evident that he has tasted the sweetness, goodness and joy of the presence of the Lord and the Holy Spirit.

Beau’s mother, Karla, told us of a time when Beau suddenly spoke to her from the back seat of their car; “God wants me to be in his priesthood.” I pray that Beau will always be blessed with the desire to serve the Lord. “. . . if ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to the work . . .” (Doctrine and Covenants 4:1-c).

At the Christmas Service held on Dec. 23, 2018, Beau sang a solo which included the words, “I am a disciple of Jesus.” I was impressed. Later I asked him to sing it for me again, without the piano. I was blessed to hear him sing it from his heart, as he had before. Surely the Lord was pleased. I believe he will always be a disciple of Jesus.

During the sermon on Sunday, March 10, 2019, the speaker asked for a show of hands of those who have a best friend. Nearly everyone raised their hand, except me. I hesitated as I contemplated the question, feeling that Jesus would have considered everyone his friend. “All are alike to him” (Moroni 8:18). Since I had not raised my hand the preacher said, something like, “Francis does not have a best friend.” After the service, even before I had left the area where I had been sitting, Beau came and assured me that I had a best friend. Then he pointed upward! I got the message and he was speaking the truth! I was reminded of the scripture: “Out of the mouth of babes [little children] hast thou ordained strength . . .” (Psalm 8:2).

More recently, Beau’s mother, Karla, told me Beau had come from his “prayer closet,” their pantry, and said, “I’m never going to make it into the Lord’s Kingdom.” When asked, “Why not?” Beau said, “It’s my brother’s (he has two younger brothers,) they always bother me when I try to pray! Beau’s statement was quite profound. None of us will make it into the Lord’s Kingdom unless, or until, our relationship with our brothers and sisters, is right in the sight of God!

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper


Behold Your Little Ones

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily, I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:1-3 IV; 18:1-4 KJV).

During the visitation of the Lord Jesus to his “other sheep” (John 10:16) in Meso-America, “he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them . . . and he spake unto the multitude, and saith unto them, Behold your little ones. And as they looked to behold, they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven . . . and the angels did minister unto them, and the multitude did see and hear, and bear record; and they know their record is true . . .” (3 Nephi 8:23-26).

God spoke to Abraham: “I will make my covenant with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations” (Genesis 17:8 IV; 17:4 KJV). And of Sarah; Abraham’s wife, God said: And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son of her . . . and she shall be a

mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell on his face and rejoiced, and said in his heart, there shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old and Sarah that is ninety years old shall bear” (Genesis 17:22-23 IV; 17:16-17 KJV). Sarah laughed when she was informed by an angel that she would bear a son. “The angel asked: Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:13 IV; 18:14 KJV). The miraculous births of Isaac, Samuel, John the Baptist and Jesus proved that our God is a “God of miracles” (2 Nephi 11:145).

The angel explained why Abraham was chosen to be the father of a great and mighty nation, and promised that all the nations of the earth would be blessed in him: “For I know him that he will command [teach] his children, and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord . . . “ (Genesis 18:18 IV; 18:19 KJV).

Jesus warned: “whoso shall offend [neglect; fail to teach by precept or example] one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:5 IV; 18:6 KJV).

The stewardship of parenthood is a weighty responsibility. This is confirmed in latter day revelation: “And again, inasmuch as parents have children . . . that teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance, faith in Christ the Son of the living God; and of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands when eight years old, the sin be upon the head of the parents” (Doctrine and Covenants 68:4-a).

Nephi complimented his parents when he wrote: “I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father . . .” (1 Nephi 1:1). I could say the same of my parents and grandparents. My grandfather Harper died when my father was still in high school, but he often said, “no one ever had a better set of uncles than I.” His uncles filled the gap for him.

Paul paid tribute to Timothy’s mother and grandmother when he wrote: “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also” (2 Timothy 1:5).

Let us pray that all of our little ones will be brought up “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Enos 1:1).

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

George Njeim MP3 Files

From: Amy Sanders

George Njeim MP3 Files

Electronic MP3 files of George Njeim available for $20.

George A. Njeim - 1900-2000

Brother Njeim was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and served as an RLDS appointee from 1930-1970. He labored in many parts of the United States and Canada. He was a member of the Council of Presidents of Seventy and authored several books.

3 Sermons from 1956

8/5/56 George A. Njeim, “All things are Spiritual Unto God”
8/12/56 George A. Njeim, “Out of All Nations”
9/19/56 George A. Njeim, “We Testify of the Marvelous Work”

Also included, a 1952 sermon by W.E. Wakeman given at the Liberty Street Church.

If interested please contact Mike Sanders at: 816-517-1876

Last Call for Music Lovers!!!

From: Annie Webb

Last Call for Music Lovers!!!

If you missed the first concert......

Don't make the same mistake twice!

Sam Aubuchon
Thursday, May 16
6:30 pm
Blue Springs High School
2000 NW Ashton Drive
Blue Springs, Missouri

All are invited!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SCRB Handmaiden Garage ​and​ Bake Sale

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From: Lade Rick

SCRB Handmaiden Garage ​and​ Bake Sale

Come and Support our Girl's Program Spring Fundraiser!

Handmaidens and Lamplighters Garage and Bake Sale

May 18th, 2019 (Saturday)
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

Your donations can be brought:
Wednesday, May 15th from 8pm - 9pm
Thursday, May 16th from 6pm - 9pm
Friday, May 17th from 6pm - 9pm

Your surplus is our blessing!
Large items also bring in more donation dollars.

There will be lots of items - furniture, appliances, books, clothes, shoes, toys, kitchen stuff, linens, plants & flowers, hardware, etc.
Fresh baked breads, cookies, brownies, cakes, desserts and more!

Please help us raise money to buy badges and supplies for our girls program!

Everyone is invited!

Hope to see your there!

Slides of Cumorah​

From: Neil Steede

Slides of Cumorah​

I would like to extend a personal invitation to all to attend The Book of Mormon Roundtable in Luff Hall, The Stone Church, Sunday, 6:00 pm. I will be showing a very special slideshow and sharing my most recent experiences concerning Cumorah.

Have found the plates!

Next year they will be shown to the world.

Please invest the time to come.


Buckner VFW Piano

From: Garland Schnack

Buckner VFW Piano

Piano needs a new home.
It also needs tuning.

Call or Text Garland Schnack at:

Part-Time Work

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From: Aaron Presler

Part-Time Work

We are looking for an ambitious young person to work part-time through the summer. Would probably be about 8 to 10 hours a week. The work would be mostly yard work, but would also be some cleaning out of apartments. Pay starts at $11 per hour, subcontract. Own transportation is a plus. Strong, ambitious and dependable.

Aaron & Sallie Presler

Monday, May 13, 2019

Waldo Avenue Annual Give-Away

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From: Jon Tandy

Waldo Avenue Annual Give-Away

The Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch will be holding their annual spring give-away June 13-15 at 819 West Waldo, Independence MO 64050.

Open to the public:

Thursday/Friday June 13-14, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday June 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you would like to donate items, please bring them on Wednesday, June 12, from 9:00-6:00 in the gym (west side of the building). We will accept clothing, household items, furniture, sports items, games, puzzles, books, and holiday items. Please pass on the word to those who could donate or those in need who could benefit from the items available.

Volunteers are needed. Contact Rebecca Griffin at 816-254-0610 with any questions.

Jon Tandy

Domingos ​Brothers Update​

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From: Penny Curtis

Domingos ​Brothers Update​

We don't always get to hear the outcome of the prayer requests and other requests that come through e-mail.

I wanted make sure that you all heard as soon as possible that we have received enough donations to bring the boys from Mozambique to Malawi to the Youth Home!

I will make sure and give you updates from time to time and let you know of their progress. We have a representative there assessing the boys and their situation. It is likely that they will be able to come to the orphanage in about 1 week.

They have been through so much and the trauma is apparent. But, the kind hearts of the Saints have allowed them to have a future filled with love and promise.

God Bless you!

Penny Curtis
Give Back Hope International
PO Box 108
Independence MO 64051

Sunday, May 12, 2019

All Music Lovers Invited!!!!!

From: Annie Webb

All Music Lovers Invited!!!!!

This should be a very entertaining recital - from classical violin to musical theatre. Sam Aubuchon is a member of Grain Valley Restoration Branch and a graduating senior at Blue Springs High School. All are invited. Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.

Questions: Annie Webb

Vehicle Needed: June - September

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From: Charles Sperry

Vehicle Needed: June - September

Regina and I will be in the States for the months of June through September. We are in need of a vehicle to use during that time. If you know of any possibilities of borrowing a vehicle please email us at:


Thank you and have a good day.

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019


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From: Archie Gatrost


There are two study desks in my room that are no longer needed. They are built solid and in good shape except for some wear. If you could use it at college or at home you may come by CPRS after school is out at 3:15.
Hope they can be of use to someone.

You may email me at

Archie Gatrost

Friday, May 10, 2019

When the Book of Mormon is placed in the hands of the US President

From: Dwight Burford

When the Book of Mormon is placed in the hands of the US President

Dear Family and Friends,

Reading about Bro. Ram Baral’s testimony of his meeting with the President of these United States of America a week ago (on May 1, 2019) was truly encouraging, especially since their meeting afforded Bro. Baral an opportunity to share words of wisdom and counsel from the Book of Mormon with President Trump. Here is a link to a summary of his testimony for your reference:


And here’s an earlier report on how their meeting came about:


As many others had done, our family prayed for Bro. Baral and the President in the weeks and days leading up to their meeting. I was also led to fast the morning of their meeting while in prayer for them. Later that same day, while praying during the Wednesday evening prayer service, the following scripture came to mind:

D&C 83:7a – And now I give unto you a commandment to beware concerning yourselves, to give diligent heed to the words of eternal life; for you shall live by every word that proceedeth forth from the mouth of God.

So I responded by praying according to this scripture after the following manner:

“O Lord, how can your covenant people keep the commandment to beware concerning themselves by giving diligent heed to the words of eternal life if the Book of Mormon is not opened unto them? O Lord, bring your words unto your people so they might feast upon them. Bring them out of darkness and obscurity by your words. Open this precious record unto them. Free the Book from any association of false teachings or doctrines or traditions. Bring your ancient covenant people to the knowledge of their records and of their forefathers who wrote them. Lift your people up by the truth of your words so they might come to the knowledge of their Redeemer and the very points of His doctrine so they may know how to come unto Him and be saved. Open up the Way unto them, O Lord, so that they might give diligent heed to the words of eternal life. …”

As I thus prayed, I was assured that the Lord had set an open door before Bro. Baral to present the Book of Mormon and its message to the President of this “Gentile” nation (see I Nephi 7:15-25). I was also reminded of another time in which a President of these United States had evidently read the Book of Mormon at a time when the nation was divided – as it is now.

In his book, The Lincoln Hypothesis, Timothy Ballard (who fought sex trafficking as a DHS special agent) discusses how Abraham Lincoln checked out the Book of Mormon from the Library of Congress. Then, after having it for eight months, the President checked it back in to the library seven days after issuing his first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. Here is a link to a synopsis of Ballard’s research presented in his book:


Like in Abraham Lincoln’s time, this nation is once again divided. Please continue to pray with us that President Trump will heed the wisdom given in the Book of Mormon and God’s purposes in bringing it forth in these latter days to this nation. For I truly believe that by placing the Book of Mormon once again in the hands of a US President, the Lord has given us another opportunity, perhaps even the final opportunity as a nation, to carry out His purposes outlined in this precious record. See, for example, the following scriptures (RLDS verses) pertaining to our nation and the judgments that await us, either on the one hand or the other:

I Nephi 3:165-189
III Nephi 7:28-45
III Nephi 9:98 to 10:11
Ether 1:31-35
Ether 3:94-102

God’s richest blessings to each of you in the name of the Lord,

Dwight Burford

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From: Francis Harper

High Priest Francis Harper Message for 5/10/2019

Dear Ones,

Others who qualified as mothers in Israel were the mothers of the two thousand young men who volunteered to serve in the Nephite army under the leadership of Helaman who wrote of them: “Now they had never fought, yet they did not fear death: and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers, then they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, that God would deliver them. And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying, we do not doubt our mothers knew.

After the enemy “surrendered themselves up unto us, behold, I numbered those young men who had fought with me, fearing lest there be many of them slain. But behold, to my great joy, there had not one soul of them fallen to the earth; yea, and they had fought as if with the strength of God; yea, never was men known to have fought with such miraculous strength” (Alma 26:56-57, 65-66).

More recently, Lucy Mack Smith (1776-1855) mother of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Emma Hale Smith, (1805-1879) wife of the prophet, were certainly worthy to be numbered with the mothers in Israel. Upon one occasion, Joseph Smith Jr., paid this tribute to his mother, “O my mother, how often have your prayers been the means of assisting us when the shadow of death encompassed us” (Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith the Prophet and his Progenitors, p. 247). During his forced absence from his wife and home during the trouble of 1842, Joseph paid a touching and fitting tribute to his beloved wife: “. . . many were the reverberations of my mind when I contemplated for a moment the many scenes we had been called to pass through, the fatigues and the toils the sorrows and sufferings, and the joys and consolations, from time to time, which had strewed our paths and crowned our board. Oh what a comingling of thought filled my mind for the moment, again she is here, even in this seventh trouble; undaunted, firm, and unwavering; unchangeable, affectionate Emma” (Church History, Volume 1, page 120).

Emma continued to live in Nauvoo, Illinois, after her husband’s martyrdom on June 27, 1844, until her own death on April 30, 1879. “Three of her sons were living at the time of her death. All three were busily engaged in the work of the Reorganization. Some referred to them as the three pillars of the church; Joseph III, Alexander and David. Judging by the fruit Emma produced without the presence of their father, or a congregation of Saints to influence them, she had proven herself to be a “Mother in Israel.”

On February 25, 1996, during the Sunday School worship, I read the story of Hannah, who wept because she was unable to bear a child. As I completed the reading of Hannah’s story, I noticed our daughter Terri (Ronk) and her husband, Alan, were also weeping. At age 42 she had been unable to have a child. She, too, had asked the Lord for a child of her own. I hoped that I had not offended them. I prayed that their prayers would soon be answered.

Within a short time (the doctors thought in about two weeks), Terri, like Hannah, had conceived. The timing of the reading of Hannah’s story and Terri’s conception was more than a coincidence. The message once again was clear, as in the days of old, God had heard a mother’s prayer and had given her the desire of her heart.

On November 8, 1996, Whitney Yvonne Ronk was born, We received a call very early that morning, asking that we come to the hospital. As we drove from our driveway, we noticed there was a crescent moon in the east. It was lying on its back, with the ends turned up like a smile on a happy face. Directly above the moon was the “bright and morning star.” I thanked God for this beautiful, celestial sign that he had indeed intervened and had given us another precious child to hold. I recalled the words, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last . . . I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:13, 16).

Whitney graduated with honors from Graceland University on April 28, 2019.

My Love to All,
High Priest Francis Harper


Mothers in Israel

I have often heard the words spoken: “she’s a mother in Israel.” It’s an honorary title reserved for women who have proven to be good mothers, not only of their own children but of every child they have known. Nearly every congregation has one or more women who are worthy to be called a mother in Israel.

Perhaps the origin of the title is found in 2 Samuel 20:19 when a wise woman saved a city by negotiating with the enemy: she said: “I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel; thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel’ why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the Lord?” Even women without children of their own can be a mother in Israel.

There have been many women throughout history who have earned the honorary title of a mother in Israel. We owe them a great debt of gratitude. As we honor our mothers and grandmothers and thank the Lord for them, we should also remember to thank Him for all the mothers in Israel who have left us a great legacy of spiritual wisdom and faith.

Sarah, wife of Abraham miraculously conceived and gave birth to Isaac at age 90. It was promised that she would be the mother of nations and kings, (Genesis 17:22 IV; 17:16 KJV).

Rebekah, wife of Isaac, was promised she would be blessed of thousands of millions (Genesis 24: 65 IV; 24: 60 KJV). She was the mother of Jacob, and of Jacob came the twelve tribes of Israel.

Rachel, wife of Jacob, was the mother of Joseph whose branches ran over the wall to America. (Genesis 49:22; Deuteronomy 33:13-17).

The mother of Moses was of the tribe of Levi; the priestly tribe. Although Moses eventually became the son of Pharaoh’s daughter he was nurtured during his early childhood by his own mother. Certainly the mother of Moses deserves the title of a mother in Israel for her participation in rearing a great prophet of God, who delivered the children of Israel from their bondage in Egypt and leading them to their promised land.

Hannah, mother of Samuel, had been unable to have a child. “And she was in bitterness of soul.” As she prayed unto the Lord, in the temple she wept and vowed a vow, and said, “O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine hand-maid, and remember me, and wilt give unto thine hand-maid a man child, then will I give him unto the Lord all the days of his life” (1 Samuel 1:10-11).

Eli, the priest in the temple, accused Hannah of being drunken. Hannah said, “No, my Lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord. And Eli answered and said, Go in peace; and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition (1 Samuel 1:15-17).

After returning to their home Elkanah knew his wife, and the Lord remembered her. Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son, and called his name Samuel (1 Samuel 1:19-20).

Hannah kept the covenant she had made with the Lord. When her son was weaned “she brought him to the house of the Lord in Shiloh; . . . and they brought the child to Eli. And she said . . . For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him; Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there” (1 Samuel 1:24-28).

Without a doubt the greatest mothers in Israel were Elizabeth and Mary, the mothers of John the Baptist and Jesus. The accounts of the miraculous births of their baby boys are recorded in Luke 1 and 2.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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From: Pure Dance Studio

Pure Dance Studio's Spring Performance

This is a great event for the whole family. We are excited for the opportunity to share this performance with the community! Join us for an uplifting evening of music and dance!

~Includes a Guest Performance by Havilah Bruders~

​Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Doors open to audience at 6:30 p.m.
Free Admission (open seating)

Call 816-616-3287 for more information.

The Gathering Place Conference Center
2820 MO-291 Highway
Independence MO 64050

-Cassy Glandon & Kelda Brown, Owners
Pure Dance Studio

Owl Hollow - Smile! Spring is Finally Here!

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From: Owl Hollow Farm

Owl Hollow - Smile! Spring is Finally Here!

Session Highlights
Spring Sessions started this week! We are excited to welcome OHF participants back to the farm. Kids will work alongside mentors for the next 10 weeks to learn horsemanship, building confidence and relationships as they bond with our horses. Watch our program in action here and visit our website for more information on getting involved.

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 21st from
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for our 2019 Fall Farm Festival for hay rides, live music, face painting and more! We look forward to celebrating another successful season and supporting the work of Owl Hollow Farm!

From the Founders
As sessions begin for 2019, many things are running through my mind. In particular, how hard the winter was and the many blessings that were poured out upon this program.

The pastures were bare! Our regular hay supplier could only supply us 4 or 5 of the more than 40 that we would need to get through the winter. Bob was worried and I was scared, however, this reassuring voice told me it would be okay. God would provide for the many horses we had been entrusted to care for. That blessing of hay, both donated and paid for, came the entire winter.

All of this makes me overjoyed to begin the Spring season because I know God is in every step we take with Owl Hollow Farm. Sometimes we do not know exactly where we are headed, but God always provides enough light to take that next step.

And so, I look forward to beginning again, meeting new friends, planning the 2019 Fall Farm Festival and Fun Show as well as basking in the many blessings that are ahead for OHF in the coming year.

Cathy White
OHF Founder
At Owl Hollow Farm, we provide two 10-week seasons of FREE equine-assisted mentoring sessions each year to teach important life-skills such as independence and personal responsibility through horsemanship and caring for an animal. To learn more about Owl Hollow Farm, volunteer or donate to our program, please visit our website.

​Zion's Ridge Reunion 2019

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From: Vaughn Cornish

​Zion's Ridge Reunion 2019

Zion's Ridge Campgrounds
25100 E Hostetter Road
Sibley MO 64088
For more information,
call Vaughn Cornish at 816-373-1826

Zion's Ridge Reunion 2019 Information - Attached


Adult Names _____________________________

Children/Youth Ages

Address ___________________________________

City ______________________________________

State Zip __________________________________

Phone __________________________________

Email __________________________________

Priesthood Office _________________________

Special Talents ______________________________

Special Needs _______________________________

______ Attending full time and staying on grounds

______ Attending full time and commuting

______ Attending part tie Days _______________

Evenings _______________

We will not be able to attend but here is our donation to support Zion’s Ridge


MAIL completed registration form to arrive by May 4 to:
Donna Griffin
911 E College Street
Independence MO 64050

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Housing Needed for Senior Woman

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From: Becky Stayton

Housing Needed for Senior Woman

Single senior woman on limited Social Security income needs unfurnished studio size apartment, preferably with no stairs.

I would prefer to live in Independence, in order to stay close to family and church, but would consider other towns in Jackson County.

You can contact me (Jana) at:


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From: paul gage











Paul Gage
Conference/Reunion Manager

Prayers for Jeanette Thomas

From: Donald Thomas

Prayers for Jeanette Thomas

Saints, please uphold our parents, George and Jeanette Thomas, in your prayers. Mother will go home shortly, she is on hospice.

In Christ,
The Thomas and Buckles Families

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Jr Camp CMRB Needs Male Counselors

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From: Joseph Alaniz

Jr Camp CMRB Needs Male Counselors


CMRB Jr. Camp is in desperate need of Male counselors for the week of June 2nd through 6th. If you are someone who would be willing and available, or know some who could be, please email:

... And thank you for your willingness to serve and sacrifice for our youth.

Joseph Alaniz

CPRS Preschool 2019-2020

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From: Center Place Restoration School

CPRS Preschool 2019-2020

Only a few spots left!

Center Place Restoration School

Painting Projects

From: Rick Johansen

Painting Projects


In need of painting done inside or outside of your residence?
Decks stained, misc. projects!
More than 40 years of experience.

Give a call to: 816-521-9381

Rick Johansen

Free Estimates

PSE Job Posting 10306767

From: Schmidt, Rhonda D - Kansas City, MO

PSE Job Posting 10306767

Here is another copy of the posting that started 5/6/19, with more information.

United States Postal Service External Publication for Job Posting 10306767

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the examination may be limited.

Job Posting Period
05/06/2019 - 05/11/2019 This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.

Job Title



CONTACT INFORMATION: debra.k.powell@usps.gov

Position Information Title: PSE STAMP FULFILLMENT SERVICES CLK FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt Occupation Code: 2395-0039 Non-Scheduled Days: Varies Hours: Varies

Postal Support Employees (PSE) hold temporary appointments for periods not-to-exceed 360 days. Subsequent appointments after a 5 day break in service may be offered but are not guaranteed and should not be expected because the use of PSEs is discretionary and subject to business needs.

PSEs can be scheduled any hours and the position is intended to be very flexible, including weekends and holidays as needed. PSEs must be available to work when needed.

BENEFIT INFORMATION: Non-career 360-day term with possibility of reappointment. May lead to career position. Benefits include PTO at 1 hr for every 20 hrs in pay status, holiday pay for 6 holidays, and pay raises per APWU National Agreement. Immediately eligible for USPSHB Plan with a $125 employer premium contribution. Contribution towards greater than Self Only is 65% (75% if reappointed). Upon a conditional reappointment to a 2nd 360-day term after a break in service of no more than 5 days, eligible for: health insurance under FEHB with Postal premium contributions towards APWU CDHP; dental and vision insurance through FEDVIP; flexible spending accounts through FSAFEDS and long term care insurance through FLTCIP. Wounded Warrior leave available if eligible.

SALARY RANGE: $17.19 per hour paid bi-weekly FINANCE NUMBER: 282473

Persons Eligible to Apply All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans' preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

Applicants must apply online at:
to be considered for this employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be conveyed by email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondences to be received.





EXAM REQUIRED: If you are invited to take this test, instructions regarding the exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity.

NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.

Current non-career Postal Service employees who wish to apply for this vacancy must go to usps.com/employment and use your existing eCareer Profile to apply. Do not log into LiteBlue; if you logged into LiteBlue, log out and close your browser before going to usps.com/employment.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation, the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding 5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only, but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S. government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

Functional Purpose Performs fulfillment and manufacturing activities and functions that relate to the sale and distribution of stamps and stamp products to include but not limited to individual orders, subscriptions, and provides cancellation services for the USPS and customer products.


1. Operates canceling, imprinting, affixing, over-wrapping, and inserting equipment. 2. Operates other machines in support of primary duties. 3. Cleans and makes minor adjustments to machines. 4. Opens mail containing checks and cash deposits for orders. 5. Controls mail order and prepares for processing. 6. Fills customer orders for stamps and stamp products which can be rapidly handled in assembly line fashion.

7. Tears, affixes and cancels stamps for stamp products or other cancellation services. 8. Assembles stamp orders against order process sheets ensuring stock is properly inventoried and documented for accountability 9. Wraps and packs orders for mailing. 10. Maintains necessary file, records and reports related to stamps and/or stamp products and subscriptions. 11. Assists in identifying problems related to handling accountable stamps, stamped paper, and philatelic products; assists with inventory maintenance related to stamp stock, fills and verifies requisitions for these items. 12. Performs other job related tasks in support of primary duties which may include dispatch and routing activities associated with stamp products and its inventory.


Supervisor at Stamp Fulfillment Services

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:

Requirements 1. DOCUMENT DATE: February 22, 2014


Performs fulfillment and manufacturing activities and functions that relate to the sale and distribution of stamps and stamp products to include but not limited to individual orders, subscriptions, and provides cancellation services for the USPS and customer products.


See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.


This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.

1. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
2. Safety in performance of duties common to the position.
3. Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.
4. Ability to read and write.
5. Ability to operate office machines such as a computer, calculator, copier machine or any other office equipment as appropriate to the position.
6. Ability to personally resolve problems of a routine nature.
7. Ability to work with others.
8. Ability to proficiently handle stamps, stamped paper, and philatelic products for customized orders.

Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 730.

Applicants must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Applicants may be required to pass background investigations regarding their suitability for working with accountable paper.

Applicants may be required to have or obtain appropriate authorization for operating a forklift or similar industrial equipment.

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

Rhonda Schmidt
Order Entry Specialist
Stamp Fulfillment Services
United States Postal Service
8300 NE Underground Drive, Pillar 210
Kansas City MO 64144-0001

Shop on www.usps.com/shop; www.eBay.com/stamps; or by calling 1-800-782-6724

Follow us: www.facebook.com/USPSStamps; www.twitter.com/USPSSstamps cid:image001.jpg@01D2EC34.3CF59E30cid:image002.jpg@01D2EC34.3CF59E30

The USPS is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment. Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

Work Needed for Charles

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From: Charles Sperry

Work Needed for Charles

Looking for carpentry work, remodeling, painting, odd jobs. Will be in the Independence, MO area for the months of June, July, Aug and Sept. If you have a need please contact Chuck Sperry by email to both: chassperry@yahoo.com and chassperry2@yahoo.com

After June 1 call: 816-805-6963

Thank you and have a good day.

Monday, May 6, 2019

CPRS Fireworks Tent​ 2019​

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From: Center Place Restoration School

CPRS Fireworks Tent​ 2019​

It's time to gear up and get ready for the CPRS Fireworks Tent! This is CPRS' biggest fundraiser of the year. The fundraiser will run from June 20 - July 5, and we will need many volunteers to pull off another exciting and record breaking year. Please consider signing up for at least 2 shifts to help out. We will especially need volunteers on June 20, and July 2-5, the busiest days. Anthony and Janet Rush are coordinating the fundraiser again this year. If you have any questions, contact Anthony at 816-304-5833 or Janet at 816-304-4765. There will be a couple of volunteer meetings before the tent's setup. The remaining dates are May 17 at 6:00 PM, and June 15 at 10:00 AM in the CPRS auditorium.

Center Place Restoration School

CMRB Summer Camps and Reunion Schedule

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From: Jacara Foss

CMRB Summer Camps and Reunion Schedule

Older Youth Camp
May 19th-25th
Directors: Reggie and Suzanne Bendorf

Jr. Camp
June 2nd - 6th
Directors: Jared and Katie Mulheron

CMRB Reunion
June 8th-15th
Directors: Mike and Barbara Vick

Sr. High Camp
June 16th-22nd
Directors: Jeff and Shelly Morrison

Jr. High Camp
June 23rd-29th
Directors: Jeff and Christy Schrunk

To register, or for more information, please visit: odessahills.com

Thank you,
Odessa Hills Promotions Committee

Memorial Service for William Adair

From: Lyle Wright

Memorial Service for William Adair

William (Bill) Adair went to his Heavenly Father on May 1, 2019. He and his wife, Rebecca Speigle Adair, attended Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch on Phelps Road in Independence, MO. A Memorial Service will be this coming Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00AM at Hill Cumorah Restoration Branch.

Address and directions can be obtained at: www.charterfunerals.com

Leave a Memory here: https://www.charterfunerals.com/Obituary/2019/05/01/William+Lloyd+Adair#main

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

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From: Rachel Horn

Fort Osage Job Postings May 6 2019


Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Apr 28, 2019 and May 5, 2019.

Certificated Teacher - Middle School Social Studies Certified
Girls H.S. Wrestling Asst. Coach Certified
Instructional Coach/New Teacher Mentor Certified
Hostess Classified Certificated
Teacher-High School Math Certified
HS Varsity Football Assistant (Extra Duty Assignment) Certified
Before and After School Childcare Substitute Classified
HS Basketball Boys Asst. Coach (Extra Duty Assignment) Certified
Attendance Secretary Classified
Counselor's Secretary Classified

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between May 5, 2019 and May 12, 2019
Job Posting Title Job Category
Certificated Teacher - Middle School Social Studies Certified

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Looking for Video of "Go Ye and Teach"

From: Garland Schnack

Looking for Video of "Go Ye and Teach"

Does anyone have a Video (VHS or DVD) of the "Go Ye and Teach" slides?

Or do you know someone who has the ability (technology) to do that?

Garland Schnack

Friday, May 3, 2019

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

High Priest Francis Harper Message for 5/3/2019

Dear Ones,

Is anything more beautiful than the spontaneous, untarnished love of a child, fresh from the realms of pure love? When our youngest granddaughter was only two; now she is twenty-two, my wife and I had the privilege of watching some of our grandchildren for a few hours. One who was older; who is married now and they have two of their own, had misbehaved. My wife had sentenced him to solitary confinement in our basement until he learned how to behave.

A short time later, as I sat at my study table in the den, our youngest grandchild, who was barely two and learning to talk, came to me with sadness and tears, saying, as she reached for my hand “Grandpa, come, please, downstairs.” I saw pure love in her eyes. Such love could not endure being separated from her beloved brother any longer.

How could I refuse? I picked her up and carried her down the stairs, and placed her in the arms of the one she loved. This eased her aching heart. I watched the sadness leave her face, and joy return.

My heart was touched by this experience. Is it any wonder that Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me . . . for of such is the kingdom of God?” Such love, was never meant to be as sadly lacking in our lives as it is today.

As I meditate upon our grandchild and the expression of her pure love, as a two year old, I think of my own relationship with others, and with God. There are so many broken relationships in our world today. We are so sick and are often unaware of our illnesses.

Millions of our children have aching hearts, craving for the pure and unadulterated love of their parents. This starvation for love results in all sorts of bizarre behaviors, and people ask, what is wrong with our children? Too often, parents sacrifice their children to the gods of selfish pleasures, and far too often the children slowly die with shriveled hearts. May God forgive us!

Jesus was sent to this world as an expression of God’s love for each of us; seven billion of us. Yet, the vast majority have rejected this expression of God’s love, and have forfeited a fullness of joy. How can such love, such wondrous love, be rejected? Do we have hardened hearts?

I once told a class of Jr. High students: “There’s one thing I know. Jesus wants our hearts.” Isaiah described the love of God for us in these words: “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16).

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper


The Pure Love of Christ

If we ever hope to be like Jesus we must love without limits. Jesus challenges us to love as he loves. He said: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34-35).

Our love is measured by what we do for others. “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:12-13). We can lay down our lives for our friends in two ways: by living or dying for them. Paul wrote: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Jesus, and many others have given their lives both ways. The Lord and most of his original twelve apostles lived and died sacrificially.

Dietrick Bonheoffer, a martyr, correctly stated: “When Jesus calls a man he bids him come and die.” Another Martyr, Maximilian Kolbe who gave his life for a fellow prisoner at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 1941, “gave his life totally to God in service to humanity long before he sealed that gift by bearing the burden of another man’s death” (A Man for Others. Patricia Treece). “Pray that I will love without any limits,” he had written to his mother when he was still in his twenties. Those who knew him say this prayer was abundantly answered. Words such as “enemy” or “unlovable” were not in his vocabulary. Kolbe simply overflowed with love so affirming, accepting, and self-giving that he was like an ever flowing spring of water for a thirsty world; like the hymn we sing: “Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise” (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Hymns of the Restoration #10).

In his second inaugural address, March 4, 1865, just 45 days before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln expressed this sentiment: “With malice toward none, with charity for all . . .”. In describing Lincoln, Count Leo Tolstoy, the famous Russian novelist and playwright said he was “a Christ in miniature.” “Charity for all” could serve as a motto for all Christians. Charity is defined by Moroni as “the pure love of Christ.” Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail; but charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it should be well with them. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son Jesus Christ, that ye may become the sons of God, that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is, that we may have this hope, that we may be purified as he is pure” (Moroni 7:52-53).

The Apostles John and Paul wrote in full agreement with Moroni. “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail . . . And abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13). “We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . .” (1 John 3:2). Will our love be pure, even as his is pure?

Garage Sale on Strode Road

From: Garland Schnack

Garage Sale on Strode Road

7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday May 4

Misc. Lumber, clothing, towels, Kids books & movies, Halloween decorations, RLDS books, kitchen items, Guitar & Amp, bike, Scripture Cassettes and much more!

Directions: 1/2 mile north of 39 Street in Blue Springs on 7 Highway, 1/4 mile west on Strode Road - follow the signs.


Mentor4Moms May 7 Meeting

From: Holly

Mentor4Moms May 7 Meeting

Next meeting, Tuesday, May 7th, 10am-noon
824 E Devon St, Independence, MO

Parental Philosophies & Educational Choices

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President Trump Accepted the Book of Mormon...

From: Brian Mundy

President Trump Accepted the Book of Mormon and 'An Urgent Message to all Americans'

Please send out and let’s all keep praying for our president and this promise land

Brian K. Mundy
Bradlech Construction, LLC


Dear All Saints,
Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ,

Finally, I was able to meet President Donald J. Trump to provide the Book of Mormon. Thanks so much for your fervent prayers ceaselessly. Thus, I didn’t have any other agenda of political or diplomatic or economic matter to talk to him. Our main focus and purpose of visiting President Trump was just to enlighten him about the revelation of Book of Mormon for his presidential wisdom according to 2 Chronicle 1:10. I found that he has never been approached by the wisdom of Book of Mormon as the gospel from America to the whole world. Thus, America is the Greater Light (Book of Mormon) of restoration gospel. All of our restoration brethren were concerned if our President knows the truth, truth will make us free (John 8:32). If we do not approach him with the truth of this Greater Gospel and Greater Light, i.e., Book of Mormon, whole Presidential leadership is deprived of Truth. That’s why we were coveting your prayer supports.
Following announcement by Bro. Francis Harper which was sent to all was helpful to explain the gospel of Greater Light, Book of Mormon, to our President. Then, I was privileged to spend an additional day for the National Day of Prayers.
Main points which I stressed to our President as follows:
1) U.S. President needs to know that he is the President of the Land of Joseph (U.S.A)
(Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph . . . that was separated from his brethren” (Deuteronomy 33). America is Joseph’s land; a land separated from his brethren.)
2) “Make America great again” comes to be true by going through the Greater Light and Greater Gospel Book of Mormon
3) As citizens of the USA we should be especially interested in the blessings promised to Joseph and his descendants. “Joseph is a fruitful bough [of the family tree] whose branches run over the wall [a barrier, like oceans] . . .
4) The Lord’s immigration policy for America is found in The Book of Mormon: “. . .
According to the workings of the Spirit which is in me there should none come into the land save [unless] they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord . . . this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments, which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; . . . And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; For, behold many nations would overrun the land . . . And they shall be kept from all other nations . . . (2 Nephi 1:10-17).
5) The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel, saying, “Thou son of man, take one stick [scroll] and write upon it, for Judah . . .” [The Bible; the record of Judah]; . . . then take another stick and write upon it for Joseph . . .” [The Book of Mormon; the record of Joseph].
6) The Book of Mormon was originated in the Americas and it has an urgent message for all Americans. The Prophet Ether wrote of America as “the land of promise, choice above all other lands, which the Lord God had preserved for a righteous people” (Ether 1:29). This part was very tickling to the President and he realized that the Book of Mormon is patriotic book of America standing as a Light House for the whole world.
7) The urgent message to all who live in the USA is this: “Behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God, or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fullness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off. And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles that ye may know the decrees of God, that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fullness come, that ye may not bring down the fullness of the wrath of God upon you . . .” (Ether 1:32-34).
On the whole, President liked to know that America is the land of promise, which was choice above all other lands, which the Lord God had preserved for a righteous people; (Ether 1:29). This part was very humbling and tickling to his heart.
Thus, at the end, prayers were offered together.
At the end, we still ask you all to pray that President Trump will be blessed with the Wisdom of Solomon who prayed: “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to rule over the nations . . . for who can judge this thy people that is so great?” (2 Chronicles 1:10).
High Priest Brother Francis Harper’s book: Great Treasures of Knowledge was provided to the President along with the Book of Mormon. In addition, a special letter by Sister Lynda Foegen was handed to him and he read that letter delightfully and he promised that he will take that letter seriously.

Thanks again for your prayers and supports
In His Restored Eternal Bonds,
Elder Ram C. Baral
Tel. 803-719-1428
Email: Dr.Ram.Baral@gmail.com


An Urgent Message to all Americans

“Make America great again” has been the rallying cry of this administration of President Donald J. Trump. The key to the greatness of the United States of America has always rested upon the faith and righteousness of her people. Inasmuch as we keep the commandments of God we shall prosper in our land. “Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
Jacob had twelve sons. Before his sons left Egypt Jacob blessed them one by one. His blessings were prophetic. The promises given to Judah [present day Israel] and Joseph [USA] exceed all the others. See Genesis 49. Before his death, Moses also pronounced blessings upon the sons of Jacob and their descendants. See Deuteronomy 33.
As citizens of the USA we should be especially interested in the blessings promised to Joseph and his descendants. “Joseph is a fruitful bough [of the family tree] whose branches run over the wall [a barrier, like oceans] . . . the arms of his hands were made strong by the mighty God of Jacob . . . even by the God of thy Father, who shall help thee and by the Almighty, who
shall bless thee with blessings of heaven . . . they shall be on the head of Joseph . . . that was separated from his brethren” (Genesis 49). “Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven . . . and for the precious things of the earth . . . and for the good will of him that dwelt in the [burning] bush; Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph . . . that was separated from his brethren” (Deuteronomy 33). America is Joseph’s land; a land separated from his brethren.
The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel, saying, “Thou son of man, take one stick [scroll] and write upon it, for Judah . . .” [The Bible; the record of Judah]; . . . then take another stick and write upon it for Joseph . . .” [The Book of Mormon; the record of Joseph].
The first descendants of Joseph came to America just before the Babylonian captivity in 586 B.C. See 1 Nephi 1:12; 1:165. The records kept by these early immigrants to Joseph’s land have been preserved in The Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon has an urgent message for all Americans. The Prophet Ether wrote of America as “the land of promise, choice above all other lands, which the Lord God had preserved for a righteous people” (Ether 1:29).
The Lord’s immigration policy for America is found in The Book of Mormon: “. . . according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me there should none come into the land save [unless] they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord . . . this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments, which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; . . . And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; For, behold many nations would overrun the land . . . And they shall be kept from all other nations . . . (2 Nephi 1:10-17).
The oceans served as natural walls until 1492. Nephi prophesied: “And I looked and beheld a man [Christopher Columbus] among the Gentiles . . . and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters . . . and it came to pass that I beheld the Spirit of God, that it wrought upon other Gentiles; [the early colonists] and they went forth out of captivity, upon the many waters. And it came to pass that I beheld many multitudes of the Gentiles upon the land of promise” (1 Nephi 3:147-149).
The urgent message to all who live in the USA is this: “Behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God, or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fullness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off. And this cometh unto you, O ye Gentiles that ye may know the decrees of God, that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fullness come, that ye may not bring down the fullness of the wrath of God upon you . . .” (Ether 1:32-34).
Our nation will be spared as long as we have a faithful, prayerful remnant in our country. Sodom would have been spared if ten righteous souls could have been found in the city. We need many men, women and children who will pray for our country like the prophet Daniel prayed for his nation, “O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; “We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments; Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets . . . . “O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day. . . Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant. . . . O my God incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations. . . We do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord forgive” (Daniel 9:4-7, 17-19).
Abraham Lincoln stated: “The only assurance of our nation’s safety is to lay our foundation on morality and religion. I have always taken counsel of Him. I cannot recall one instance in which I followed my own judgment, founded upon such a decision, where the results were unsatisfactory; whereas, in almost every instance where I yielded to the views of others, I have had occasion to regret it.”

“In God We Trust,” must remain as our motto!