Friday, January 18, 2019

Roxana DeSelm House For Sale

From: Cindy DeSelm

Roxana DeSelm House For Sale

We have listed Roxana DeSelm’s house. It is right next door to the South Crysler Restoration Branch. The listing agent is Ron VanFleet at Remax Heartland. 816-285-8678 or 816-721-4048

Tetrad - The Last Blood Moon of this Series (01/21/2019)

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From: Pat Baggette

Tetrad - The Last Blood Moon of this Series (01/21/2019)

Just wanted to drop a note and remind folks of a very interesting celestial occurrence will take place this Sunday night beginning at 9:34 p.m. and ending Monday morning at 12:51 a.m.

No other Tetrad in History from 3,000 BC to 2013, 14, 15 AD Displays this PERFECT SYMMETRY.

Psalm 19 King James Version (KJV)

19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Interesting signs in the heavens...

The fourth day of creation (4 is significant = "appointed times")

Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Stay safe and keep warm while attempting to view the eclipse; sad to say, we may have cloud cover which may preclude our witnessing of this event.

Much love,

Pat Baggette

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that
disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained..."
-- First Inaugural Address of George Washington,
The City of New York, April 30, 1789 --

Cancellation of Women's Council Event

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From: Angela Goff

Cancellation of Women's Council Event

The Women's Council has decided to cancel the New Year's Brunch that was scheduled for this Saturday, January 19th, due to the winter storm arriving Friday night into Saturday.

It has been rescheduled for February 23 at the Atherton Restoration Branch. We pray that everyone will be safe this weekend and look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Angie Goff

Francis Harper Message for 1/18/2019

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 1/18/2019

Dear Ones,

Some of you may have heard or read this testimony before but the message certainly bears repeating!

“I Am Coming Soon”

Testimony of Marty Vreden

For many years, Marty was a police officer in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Rockingham County, near West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains. The stress of his occupation, added to his other health issues, culminated in an acute respiratory failure on July 17, 2015.

On that morning, his wife took him to the emergency room at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. After a battery of tests in the ER, he was transferred to the critical care unit. While enroute to the CCU, he stopped breathing and went into code blue. This was fully documented by the medical personnel involved.

The first encounter with the Lord – July 17, 2015

After going into code blue, Marty experienced the sensation of moving very rapidly through a tunnel. When he emerged from the tunnel, he immediately heard the voice of the Lord. The voice was undeniable and unmistakable. It was the voice of the Lord. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” He repeated those same words a second time, and a third time. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” The third time the words were spoken with more volume and more passion than before: “MY CHURCH DOES NOT REALLY BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON!”

At this point Marty said, “Lord, Lord, we do believe you are coming back soon. We sing about it, preach about it, teach about it . . . .” But the Lord replied, “MY CHURCH DOES NOT BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON, FOR IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD NOT BE LIVING LIKE THEY ARE!”

Then he said, very lovingly, “I AM COMING BACK SOON AND MY CHURCH IS NOT READY.” He continued, “Now you go back and tell the things you have heard, and know that your message will not be received.”
The first year Marty did not go public with the news of his experience. He felt he should go to the pastors first. He shared with about 50 pastors privately. Just as the Lord had said, the message was not received by the pastors, but there was one disabled pastor of a backwoods church who invited him to come preach. He preached to about twelve people. The Lord moved powerfully and touched the hearts and lives of the people who heard his message that morning.

The second encounter with the Lord – August 14, 2015

On August 14, 2015 Marty was transferred from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to the University of Virginia Transitional Care Facility. During his first night there he had his second encounter with the Lord. He, like the Apostle Paul, could say, “Whether in the body or out of the body,” he could not say.

After falling asleep, he saw an oval shaft of light that grew in size and intensity. Suddenly Marty realized he was standing in a huge football stadium, but he was the only person there. He saw a football sitting on the two-yard line. When he looked at the scoreboard, he saw the numbers 2:13. Then he heard the same voice he had heard before, saying, “My church should be living as though this is a two-minute warning.”

The Lord knew Marty would understand the significance of a two-minute warning in an NFL (National Football League) game. He knew Marty was a huge football fan. Marty realized that in that last 120 seconds, with the ball on the two-yard line, victory or defeat would be determined. The referee was about to blow the whistle.

The next morning, Marty was back in his wheelchair again. He was thinking of his vision, and the two-minute warning, when he heard a knock on the door of his room. He responded, “Come in,” and two ladies entered. One was a physical therapist and the other an occupational therapist. After some discussion, related to their specialties, the physical therapist asked Marty, “Do you consider yourself a man of faith?” His response was, “I certainly have not lived it; I have made a lot of mistakes. I have had a lot of failures, but I am a follower of Jesus.”

The women smiled at each other, and one said, “We had no intention of coming to see you this morning. As we were on our way to see other patients and we came by your room, we saw super-imposed upon your door the number two. We wondered about the meaning of this strange thing. We were prompted by the Spirit to come in and ask you.” Marty responded with, “The Lord is coming soon. The two-minute warning has sounded.” It had sounded only hours before.

After the first year, doors have started to open, giving Marty more opportunities to share his testimony. Later, while praying in his living room one day, he asked the Lord, “Why did I see 2:13 instead of just the number 2?” The Lord told him to turn to Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


“Be Ye Also Ready”

“. . . be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh” (Matthew 24:51 IV; 24: 44 KJV).

If Jesus came today would we be ready? If the Lord himself would descend from heaven with a shout today, would we be among those who would be caught up to meet him in the clouds? See 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. See also Jude 1:14 and Revelation 1:7.

Those of us who are not yet prepared for his coming need to consider how devastating it would be to discover we had not been gathered with some of our loved ones to meet the Lord and the ten thousands of saints he will bring with him!

Do we understand the critical importance of our readiness at the time of the Lord’s coming? Paul seemed to understand. His words may help us; “. . . I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him [And he in me] . . . that I may know him . . . and the fellowship of his sufferings . . . If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the just. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after . . . I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:8-14).

In response to the question, “What is the sign of thy coming?” Jesus gave many signs that are recorded in Matthew 24 and also in Luke, chapters 17 and 21. Then in Matthew 25 he shares with his disciples the parable of the ten virgins. The virgins quite likely represent the baptized members of the church. The sudden appearance of the Bridegroom will be a complete surprise to many members of the church. The wise will be prepared. The foolish will not be ready! The foolish will say, “My Lord delayeth his coming” or ask, “Where is the promise of his coming?” Some will procrastinate “until it is everlastingly too late” (Helaman 5:51). The Bridegroom will say to them “ye know me not” (Matthew 25:11 IV; 4:1 KJV). The wise virgins will know Jesus. The foolish will only know about him!

Who then will be ready at the time of the Lord’s coming? The Apostle John sums up the recipe of our readiness in fewer words than Paul. He simply said: “We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . . And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). Before the Lord’s departure from the land Bountiful, he asked the people a rhetorical question: “Therefore, what manner of men had ye ought to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am . . .” (3 Nephi 13:5).

If you, or a person you know, has not been baptized this should not be delayed. Jesus said, “Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Until we are filled with the Holy Spirit we cannot achieve Christlikeness.

Charity is of utmost importance in those who will be ready to meet the Lord. “Charity is the pure love of Christ . . . and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with them (Moroni 7:52).

The Lord described the faithful and wise servant as the one 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; 12:42-43 KJV).

And remember, last of all: “Without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

“Yea, come unto Christ and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in no wise deny the power of God” (Moroni 10:29).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Content of Character Series Conference

From: Muriel

Content of Character Series Conference

Hi, Everyone,

I attended the first day-long Content of Character Series Conference in Kansas City, September 14, 2017. I went as an elected member of the Jackson County Republican Committee after one of our Black committee members told the committee about the conference. The committee sponsored a table for eight to attend. There was a 50-50 mix of Blacks and Whites to hear several speakers on the topic of reconciliation and reaching common ground together. It was an amazing, wonderful, enlightening, life-changing time together.

I am on the email list for The Salt and Light Council that held the conference and just received this revealing set of videos. I hope you will be as informed and encouraged as I was to listen to what is emerging from the Black community. God is doing wonderful things these days. I have much more to share about those, but for now, I am passing along this little bit.

Please pass it along to others you think will benefit from the information.

God is GOOD, ALL the TIME,


From: Dran Reese
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:44 PM



HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! Well, it is happening. Please watch these videos and share. It may save our Republic and help people to remove blinders and think critically.

I am praying for you and hope to see you all again real soon.
- Just watch/listen to all the videos on the homepage. It makes complete sense as you listen, learn and have the eyes of mind and heart opened. You may not agree yet, but over time - be patient and teachable.

Truth is truth and you just can’t make this stuff up.

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Dran Reese, President
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991 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. C-119
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Ph. 888.725.8654

Communion Trays Needed

From: Gary Metzger

Communion Trays Needed


A couple of congregations in Honduras would love to have some Communion trays. Knowing the price is somewhat substantial at the stores, if there would be some congregation that may have purchased more, or have some older ones in good condition that they no longer need, let us know.

Thanks so much,

Gary Metzger

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Obituary for Ronald "Ronnie" Ellis Thompson

From: Charles Golden

Obituary for Ronald "Ronnie" Ellis Thompson

Ronald E. Thompson

Osborn, Missouri- Ronald “Ronnie” Ellis Thompson, 79, Osborn, MO passed away on January 15, 2019.
Ronnie was born on July 28, 1939 in Magnolia, Iowa to Ellis and Nathalie Pearl (Butterworth) Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Billy and granddaughter, Jace.

Ronnie was a 1957 graduate of Osborn High School. He lived in Kansas City and drove a truck before returning to the farm. Ronnie served in the United States Army, he was stationed on several bases in the United States and Germany. He was a farmer in the Osborn/DeKalb County area from 1966-2006. After retirement from farming Ronnie loved restoring antique tractors and automobiles. Ronnie enjoyed participating in many tractor cruises and loved a good western.

Ronnie was a member of the Maysville Restoration Branch and a former member of the Cameron Hospital Board and Osborn School Board.

Ronnie married Sue Bradshaw on August 14, 1960, to that union four children were born.
Survivors: children, Ronda (Dwayne) Groebe, Osborn, MO, Donnie (Stephani) Thompson, Osborn, and Clint Thompson, Gallatin, MO; 2 sisters, Amogene (Mark) Kretzschmar, Columbia, MO and Karen Fowler, Osborn, MO; 6 grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Ault, Kayla (Clint) Caselman, Jared Groebe, Derek (Kaycee) Thompson, Courtney (Chris) Gitthens and Levi Thompson; 3 great-grandchildren, Tenley Ault, Carson Ault and Madison Thompson.

Services: 1:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Maysville Restoration Branch. Visitation: 11:00AM – 1:00PM, prior to the service. Friends may call after 1:00PM Thursday at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron, MO. Memorial donations to Camp Quality, DeKalb County Nutrition Center and/or Maysville Restoration Branch.

Online condolences:

A Few RLDS Plates Left

From: Paul Ludy

A Few RLDS Plates Left

I still have a few plates available, with prices for each piece.

I will ship via USPS Priority Mail with an invoice and envelope for your payment. Buyer pays for shipping, or I will deliver in the Independence area for $1.00, or you can drive to Bates City, Missouri, for free. We need to add sales tax (5.85%) if you are in Missouri.

To order, e-mail to or call me at 816-210-8450.

Graceland College Trivet (with minor crack) $6
2 Laurel Club Small Bowls (1 with minor crack) $6
3 Laurel Club Small Plates (1 chipped) $6
2 Kirtland Temple (green) $20

Grand Valley, Ontario $15
Corinth, Ontario $15
Wabash Branch $15
Laurel Club (hand decorated) $6
Indianapolis (hand decorated) $15

Paul V. Ludy

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

RESCHEDULED - Priesthood and Men's Retreat

From: Horn, Vim

RESCHEDULED - Priesthood and Men's Retreat

2019 January 17 and 19 Priesthood and Men’s Retreat at OGRB has been RESCHEDULED due to weather.

Due to the weather forecast for Thursday predicting the possibility of freezing rain, and the forecast for Saturday predicting 3 to 5 inches of snow and bitter cold temperatures, the January priesthood and men’s retreat has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28 and Saturday, March 2. The location and schedule of the retreat remain the same as before.

Please share this information.

Below and attached are fliers with the new dates and a new registration link. Please take a minute register or re-register. Thank you!

William (Vim) Horn

Calling Those with a Servant's Heart

From: Sara Hartshorn

Calling Those with a Servant's Heart

Patriarchal Ministry in Kenya

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Patriarchal Ministry in Kenya

Dear Saints,

Your response to the need for Patriarchal ministry in Kenya has been wonderful. To each one that has contributed we give heartfelt thanks. It is this quality of giving that allows this ministry to go forth. Sufficient funds have been received to cover the trip.

Brother Michael Ballantyne and I leave Kansas City on January 26th and return home on February 10th.

We sill humbly ask your prayers. We ask branches and individuals to commit to offering consistent prayers. How you want to arrange it is fine. The more prayers that are offered to the Lord for the time we travel and are there, makes a big difference. Mighty blessings come from such a devoted effort.

Again we thank you, thank you, for your contributions and prayers.

God Bless,

Lyle Smith

Monday, January 14, 2019

Snow Plowing for Glendale

From: Deanna Reynolds

Snow Plowing for Glendale


Glendale Restoration Church has lost our snow plow person due to circumstances beyond our control.
We drastically need someone to take over.

Please contact,
Rick Reynolds @

Prayer Vigil for Life Update Jan 14

From: Steve Bishop

Prayer Vigil for Life Update Jan 14

This year we will have a prayer service inside from 3:00pm to 4:00pm to help accommodate those who would prefer to be inside or are unable to attend later in the evening. This will be held at:
Mt. Zion Restoration Branch
15008 E 35 Street
Independence MO 64055

We will be having an outside prayer vigil near the intersection of Noland Road and 24 Highway in front of Planned Parenthood between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

Please join us and others all across America as we silently pray and stand as a witness against abortion.

Steve Bishop

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

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From: Rachel Horn

Fort Osage Job Postings Jan 13, 2019

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jan 6, 2019 and Jan 13, 2019.

Job Posting Title Job Category
Career Technical Teacher - Construction Trades Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher- Elementary (Grades 5-6) - Possible Openings 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - Elementary (Grades K-4) Possible Openings 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - Elementary Special Education - 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now
Counselor - High School - 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now
Principal - 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now
Certificated Teacher - Alternative Behavior Classroom - 19-20 School Year Certified Apply Now
Certificated Paraeducator - Special Education Classified Apply Now
HS Varsity Football Assistant (Extra Duty Assignment) Certified Apply Now

Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jan 13, 2019 and Jan 20, 2019.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Principal Secretary Classified Apply Now
Adult Education Instructor Classified Apply Now

Patriarchal Ministry to Kenya


Patriarchal Ministry to Kenya

Dear Saints,

Greetings fellow laborers in Christ! We come with joy to let you know of a marvelous opportunity that has opened up for patriarchal ministry in Kenya. It has been quite a few years since this type of ministry has been available there. The saints in Kenya asked, if at all possible, could a patriarch come to provide patriarchal blessings.

Their request has been granted and the Lord has paved the way for Patriarch Mike Ballantyne to go.

But we need your help to make it a reality. The Conference of Restoration Elders has a small fund for Patriarchal ministry, but not enough funds for travel expenses and some costs for the stay in Kenya. If branches, as well as individuals, can also assist, some of the Saints in East Africa will have the opportunity to receive a patriarchal blessing. If you can assist the Lord’s work in this way, please make your checks payable to the CRE/Patriarch Fund.

Mail them to:
Ray Lane, CRE Treasurer
3923 Buckner Tarsney Road
Sibley MO 64088

Of more importance than our plea for funding is the need for consistent prayer. Please begin now to pray that the Lord will continue to bless this ministry. We also would ask branches and/or individuals to arrange for consistent prayers—one person praying in the morning hours, another in the afternoon, and a third person praying in the evenings. Mighty blessings can come from such a devoted effort. When the dates for this ministry are finalized, we will let you know.

Saints, we very much appreciate your support.

God Bless,
Lyle Smith
CRE Evangelism Council, Chair
Missionary Coordinator, The Church of Jesus Christ, Oak Grove Restoration Branch

CPRS Uniform Pieces For Sale

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From: Muriel Luedeman

CPRS Uniform Pieces For Sale

Adult Size S shirt like new $8.00
Navy pants 30X32 $8.00

Muriel Luedeman

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Book Of Mormon Round Table JAN 2019

From: robyn

BMRT for JAN 2019

Book Of Mormon Round Table

The 3rd Sunday of the month

Sunday, JANUARY 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Presenters: George Thomas and Bob Myers

“How to Share the Book of Mormon with a Friend”

See you in Luff at:
Stone Church
1012 W Lexington Avenue (upper west parking lot)
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, January 11, 2019

Indoor Donation Sale

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From: Penny Curtis

Indoor Donation Sale

Upcoming EVENT!

Give Back Hope International is holding an indoor donation sale at: 411 E 23 Street Unit C
If you are wanting to lighten your heavy load as the New Year begins and donate items that will go to a GREAT CAUSE, we will be accepting your items from Monday, January 21 - Thursday the 24 from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

We need all the help we can get! When you drop off your items you will be placing them on the tables and helping to arrange them for sale.

If you have a well loved item that you feel should have a suggested donation price feel free to tag it.

To shop at the sale we will be open Friday, January 25 from Noon--7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 26, from 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer any of these days or hours to help out please let us know! We are super happy to have help of any kind.

If you have any questions please call Penny @ 816-682-3205 or Pam @ 816-468-3882

God Bless,
Penny Curtis

Give Back Hope International
PO Box 108
Independence MO 64051

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Location change for Women's Council

From: 24zion

Location change for Women's Council

The Women's Council has had to change the location for the January Brunch on the 19th.
It is now being held at:
Atherton Restoration Branch.
4910 N Main Street
Independence MO 64058

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the worship to begin at 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Barb Capps at 660-238-2430.

Francis Harper Message for 1/11/2019

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 1/11/2019

Dear Ones,

Before choosing, we should always endeavor to determine God’s will in the matter. We know his will is always best for us. When we know his will and refuse to do it, we can expect to suffer the bitter consequences. “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25).

The Lord will help us in our choosing. The fourteen year old Joseph Smith, Jr., was struggling with which church he should join, when he read these words of scripture: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering, for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed . . . let not that man think he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:5-6). Joseph got an answer he least expected, and in a way he could never doubt; “Join none of them.” See Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story, Pages 5-6). We must pray in faith for his guidance.

Alma advised his son Helaman: “. . . counsel the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good: yea, when thou liest down at night, lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if you do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day” (Alma 17:69-70). Is there a greater promise? “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then they that are alive, shall be caught up together into the clouds . . . to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

All of us have experienced, or will experience, times in our lives when we have been, or will be faced with necessary choices which will profoundly affect our lives and the lives of our children in this life and in the life to come.

Some may be afraid to make these weighty choices for fear of making a poor choice. Those who do not exercise their freedom to choose the pathway of their lives as the Lord directs them, will be like a ship without a rudder that invariably drifts into trouble and wrecks!

We are living in perilous times but we do not need to fear with God at our right hand. Charles Derry, an ever faithful servant of God, wrote that Isaiah 41 had been a tower of strength to him. I can say the same. On 10-24-90, I read these comforting words of Isaiah; “Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee and have not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:9-10). On the lower margin of the page of this text I wrote: I read this on a day I was down, 10-24-90. God has kept his word. He will help us all as we struggle with choosing the right way. John Oxenham’s poem seems appropriate:

The Ways

To every man there openeth A Way, and Ways, and a Way.

And the High Soul climbs the High Way,

And the Low Soul gropes the Low,

And in between, on the misty flats, the rest drift to and fro.

But to every man there openeth A High Way, and a Low.

And every man decideth the way his soul shall go.

Remember: “Choosing second best is the first step toward moral decay” (A.W. Tozer).

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


A Day for Choosing

“There has been a day of calling, but the time has come for a day of choosing” (Doctrine and Covenants 102:10-c). Elijah asked the Lord’s people: “How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him. . .” (1 Kings 18:21). Joshua challenged his people: “Choose you this day whom ye will serve . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).

It has been said, If we are negligent, and do not choose, we have already chosen! We are called to be decisive. Jesus said, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth”

Elijah’s message was “If the Lord be God, follow him; but if Baal [be God], then follow him” (1 Kings 18:21). Make a decision! Joshua’s counsel was “choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). Make a decision!

Choosing to follow the Lord and keeping his commandments is a life or death decision. In a final message to the children of Israel, Moses said: “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes, and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply; and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. . . . I have set before you this day, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live; That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him; for he is thy life . . .” (Deuteronomy 30:15-16, 19-20).

These words of Moses were the inspired words of God. And he does not “alter the thing that is gone out of his lips” (Psalm 89:34). These words are still applicable to his people who are living on the earth in this new year; 2019.

Some of the final words of Moses were: “. . . I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands” (Deuteronomy 31:29). God’s people have often learned to obey by the things they have suffered! (Doctrine and Covenants 102:2-c).

“Therefore cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are “free to act for yourselves; to choose the way of everlasting death, or the way of eternal life. Wherefore my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved” (2 Nephi 7:40-42).

Choose Jesus. He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” We tend to procrastinate. Choosing to follow Jesus with “full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy, and no deception before God, with real intent, . . .” (2 Nephi 13:16); should not be delayed a single day.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Life Prayer Vigil

From: Steve Bishop

Life Prayer Vigil

January 22, 2019 marks 46 years since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion on demand in America.
We will be having an outside prayer vigil near the intersection of Noland Rd. and 24 Hwy between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.
Also this year we will have a prayer service inside from 3:00pm to 4:00pm to help accommodate those who would prefer to be inside or are unable to attend later in the evening. Location is yet to be determined.
Please join us and others all across America as we silently pray and stand as a witness against abortion.

Book of Mormon Retreat January 25

From: Lynn Baumgart

Book of Mormon Retreat January 25

Book of Mormon Retreat will be held January 25th, 6:30 PM - January 27th, 12:00 PM.
It will be held at Odessa Hills Campground.
Ages 17-24.
Fellowship, scripture, study and games.
Come and bring a friend.
Brian and Monica Twombly are the directors.

Lynn Baumgart

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

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From: Rachel Horn

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District

Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Hire

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

Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Dec 30, 2018 and Jan 6, 2019.

Job Posting Title Job Category
2019 Summer School Position Certified Apply Now
Principal Secretary Classified Apply Now
Adult Education Instructor Classified Apply Now
Certificated Paraeducator - Special Education Classified Apply Now

No jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jan 6, 2019 and Jan 13, 2019.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


From: Paul Ludy


I have the following available, with prices for each piece.

I will ship via USPS Priority Mail with an invoice and envelope for your payment. Buyer pays for shipping, or I will deliver in the Independence area for $1.00, or you can drive to Bates City, Missouri, for free. We need to add sales tax (5.85%) if you are in Missouri.

To order, e-mail to
or call me at 816 210-8450

First come, first choice!

• Photo 1

2 Graceland College $20

2 Stone Church $20

Auditorium $18

4 Kirtland Temple (Green) $20

3 Kirtland Temple (Blue) $20

Church Seal (Gold on Blue) $30

• Photo 2

Wabash Branch $15

Corinth, Ontario $15

Indianapolis (Handmade) $15

2 RLDS Church Sites (large) $15 (1 has 2 small bubbles in glazing)

Jonesport, Maine $15

Grand Valley, Ontario $15

• Photo 3

3 Laurel Club Saucer (1 chipped) $6

Laurel Club Plate (chipped) $8

3 RLDS Church Sites (small) $6

Laurel Club (Hand Decorated) $6

2 Laurel Club Small Bowl (1 has minor crack) $6

Sesquicentennial $6

• Photo 4

2 Graceland College Trivet (1 has minor crack) $6

Aluminum — Restoration of the Church $30

Auditorium Trivet $6

RLDS Church Sites Pitcher $6

Nauvoo Homestead Trivet $6

Nauvoo Plate (Small) $6

Dependable Used Car Needed

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From: Ron Gage

Dependable Used Car Needed

I have a friend that is looking for a dependable used car for about $3500.
They really would like it within 2 weeks.

Ron Gage

Monday, January 7, 2019

Brian Ward - Obituary

Brian Kent (B-Dub) Ward - Obituary
November 8, 1966 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 52)

Brian Kent Ward, son of Margaret (Daugherty) and the late Ransom Ward, was born on November 8, 1966 in Independence, Missouri and departed this life on January 4, 2019 at his home in Smithville, Missouri. At the time of his passing he was 52 years of age.

Brian was raised in Wellington, Missouri where he graduated from High School. He eventually moved north of the river and on December 25, 2016 he was united in marriage to Cammy Dearing. He loved to spend his free time woodworking in the shop with Cammy and his children. He was a jack of all trades and anytime someone needed him, he was there. He loved to travel, his favorite places were the mountains of Colorado and the beaches of Hawaii. He was raised in a Christian home and raised his family with the same values. He was very proud of his time spent at Weber Inc. He truly loved life, lived it to the fullest and his smile and sense of humor will be deeply missed.

Brian was preceded in passing by his father. He is survived by his loving wife, Cammy Ward; his mother, Margaret Ward; his six children, Spenser Ward, Shelby (Keaton) Gray, Karah Hamm, Kelsey (Cliff) Hershley, Kameron Ward and Konnor Hamm; his four grandchildren, Remington, Pierce, Charlotte and Eleanor; two siblings, Ransom P. (Coleen) Ward and Margaret Rene (Mark) Appleby. He also leaves behind many other friends and family who will all truly miss him.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Visitation 2:00 and Service at 3:30 pm at South Crysler Restoration Branch, 16101 Salisbury Road, Independence, Missouri 64050 with Elder Vern Leutzinger officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 2:00-3:30 also at the church. Music will be provided by Andrew Naylor.

A Call To Prayer

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From: Michael Estle

A Call To Prayer

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1

My wife and I recently made a surprise visit to my 92-year old father. Upon our arrival, he exclaimed, “I’m so glad you are here. I have been needing to talk to you.” As we found places to sit, I informed him that if he needed to talk to me, I was glad I was there, too. So, he says, “It’s time.” Of course, my mind instantly raced to the thought that he must have given up, and was ready to meet his maker. So I said, “OOOOKKKK.”

How wrong I was! He informed me that he was certain that it was time for the Lord to take the necessary steps to rescue, recover, and re-unite His church. And, he was sure the first step would be to unite all of the unaffiliated Restoration Branches. I asked him how he thought that might happen, and he said that it was already happening when several branches get together to worship. He felt that if other branches would do the same that would be a start.

He then informed me that he felt we needed to stop trying so hard not to do what we know we shouldn’t do, and start concentrating on trying to do the things we know we should be doing. At this point, I was convinced that he had been inspired by the Lord. Why else would he have waited until he was 92, in the dusk of his life to decide it’s time? If this were a selfish endeavor, surely he would have wanted the church re-united 10 or 15 years ago so that he could have been a part of that.

So, I mentioned to him that any such effort would be met with multiple objections, i.e. don’t run before the Lord, we cannot start a new church, we don’t have a prophet, etc. And, he was quick to respond that our amazing, powerful God is very capable of overcoming any and all of these objections.

We talked a bit about why the Lord has not done this mighty work yet, and we determined that we, the saints, and especially the priesthood simply had not made ourselves available for Him to use effectively. I mentioned that the Apostle Oakman had commented in “The Call of Christ in an Age of Dilemma” that “If twenty thousand people in our church would spend fifteen minutes every day in studying the word of God when they were at their best, untold power would flow to the church.” And, if that same principle were applied to prayer, untold spiritual gifts and blessings would be poured forth. We spoke of the many revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants which were the result of the elder’s petitioning of the Lord.

So, we agreed that the best first step to take at this time would be for the Saints to come together in mighty prayer to make themselves available to be used by the Lord in the rescue, recovery, and re-unification of His church.

Therefore, in response to my father’s request, I now issue this Call to Prayer. Join me, brothers and sisters, as I cry unto the Lord for Him to use us in whatever way He will to call His church back into organization. I will do this twice every day, upon arising in the morning and upon retiring in the evening. If you prefer to make your prayers at other times of the day, please feel free so to do.

My father ended our visit with this comment, “I just hope that He will leave me here long enough just to see the beginning of the establishment of Zion.” And, that too is my prayer for him. IT’S TIME.

Mentor4Moms Jan 15 2019

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From: Holly

Mentor4Moms Jan 15 2019

Next Tuesday, January 15th is the first Mentor4Moms session of 2019!

10:00 am - Noon

824 E Devon Street
Independence MO

The subject will be
"Chores: How to Help Motivate Children to Do Them!"

Please RSVP 816-206-0690 for FREE childcare ASAP!

Job Opportunities at Elecsys

​----- Forwarded message -----
From: Jon Tandy

Job Opportunities at Elecsys

Elecsys Corporation currently has several job openings in Olathe, KS; and its parent company, Lindsay, has openings at its Omaha, NE, headquarters.

Elecsys is a leading provider of innovative M2M (machine-to-machine) technology solutions and custom electronics for critical industrial applications.


Assembler - Final Assembly

Firmware Engineer

Inside Sales/Account Manager

Inside Sales/Account Manager

Product Manager - Lighting Solutions

Stockroom Attendant

Jon Tandy

Night Security

From: Janet Rush

Night Security

Looking for an individual with a conceal and carry license to provide nighttime security at our house. On Dec. 18th we had a house fire. The last few days our home has been broken into.

If interested please call Tony or Janet Rush at 816-304-4765.

Thank you

​Gary Hawley Update​

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From: Jennifer Cool

​Gary Hawley Update​

Thank you saints for the outpouring of love and support that has blessed the Hawley family. Dad's amputation and recovery have been amazing. His determination to submit his body and will to God has allowed him to press forward with faith. To the amazement of the hospital staff he wanted to stand just hours after the surgery. Thankfully common sense prevailed and he rested. Since then he has been healing quickly and is able to hop with a walker across his room. For two nights he has been able to go without pain meds. Surely this has been a manifestation of God's answer to the many prayers offered on Dad's behalf.

The surgeon decided to delay the second surgery on his "good" leg until today. They performed an angiogram and We're able to encourage good blood flow. This will hopefully strengthen his "good" leg enough to support his weight. The doctors are predicting that Dad will need to stay another 2-3 weeks in the hospital.

Those who have been able to visit or have called or texted Dad have lifted his spirits. Many people have lightened the burdens of his heart. When the hospital staff have interacted with the saints, the staff have shared with Dad and Mom "how nice" our friends are. We heartily agree. We are so blessed!

Please continue to pray for Dad to remain free from infection and to gain strength. His heart is willing and his faith is sustaining. Also pray for the many challenges we will face as Dad still needs to work for an income.

For Zion's sake,
Jennifer Cool

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Prayer Request for Jean Roush

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From: Nancy Skelton

Prayer Request for Jean Roush

My Mother, Jean Roush, fell and broke 4 ribs. Doctors suspect she may have had a very light stroke. Her blood pressure has been very high despite the medication given and today they found water in one lung. This is the fourth time this year that she has fallen and the second time she has broken ribs.
She is in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. Room 3101 bed 1.
We would appreciate prayers in her behalf please. She is 89 years young and we would like to have her with us for a few more years to come if the good Lord wills it for we love her very much.​

Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers,
your Sister in Christ,
Nancy Skelton
(and the Crump family)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tidings of Zion Requests January 2019

From: CRE Publication Council

Tidings of Zion Requests January 2019

We are seeking testimonies of those who went out into the mission field in 2018, foreign and domestic. Even if it was witnessing in your own back yard, we love to see your testimonies submitted.

Also, we are seeking your testimonies about gathering to Zion. We know there are many out there. We would love to publish them and share with the world how God has called you to gather.

As always, please continue to submit what is going on in your branches; testimonies from camps, reunions, retreats, etc.; and any other items and testimonies that would be uplifting for the Saints around the world.

All submissions are to be sent to:

If you are unable to access a computer or the internet and do not have a way to submit by email, please not not let that hinder you from submitting. You may also send it by mail:

Conference of Restoration Elders
PO Box 4085
Independence MO 64051

Luke Zahniser - Looking for work

From: Luke Zahniser
631 S Fuller
Independence, MO 64052
(785) 813-5308

Luke Zahniser - Looking for work

To Whom It May Concern:

I am a hard-worker and critical thinker. I very much enjoy filling roles that help the company I work for to perform smoothly.

My view is that employers pay me to work, not to waste time. If my cell phone is on my person, it is because I am off-the-clock, because a manager told me to have it while on the clock, or emergencies. No exceptions. I prefer to wear a watch or check existing clocks as a time-reference.

I trained in leadership through life-long church volunteering, Boy Scout training, and volunteering as a Fireman. I have strong conflict resolution skills, natural and taught.

I have a current ability to type at least 55-60 words a minute with basic software experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

All of my former jobs required me to lift 50-80 pounds at random, at will, or for long durations. I can do basic welding with minor supervision and operate a fork-truck.

Personal convictions keep me from partaking of any substances outside of medications. I do not drink, smoke, or take drugs of any kind. I would be able to pass screenings at any time.

I am looking forward to hearing from your company to have an interview for this position.

Luke Zahniser


Work Experience

Missouri Car Parts Full Time Assistant
February 2018 to December 2018 10525 NE A Hwy
(816) 500-8221 Cameron, MO 64429
eBay - Car Part Sales
Auction Purchases/Pickup
Shelf Storage
E-bay Listing
Product Sales/Packaging

Hobby Lobby Full Time Stockman
June 2015 to February 2018 1417 N Belt Hwy
(816) 279-9000 St. Joseph, MO 64506
Stock Inventory
Customer Service
Change Aisle Layouts
Furniture Assembly
Christmas Tree Base

Hy-Vee Part Time Clerk
December 2012 to June 2015 4000 W 6th St
(785) 832-9449 Lawrence, KS 66049
Produce/Salad Bar
GM/General Merchandise
Garden Center/Fork Truck Operation

Hobby Lobby Part Time Stockman
Summer 2011 to Winter 2014 3311 Iowa St
(785) 749-6036 Lawrence, KS 66046
Customer Service/Cashier
Stock Shelf Products
Seasonal Department
Change Aisle Layouts
Good Energy Solutions Part Time Laborer
Summer 2012 to 2013 641 E 22nd St
(785) 371-1198 Lawrence, KS 66046
Solar Array Installations
Basic Construction Tools/Equipment
Construction Site Operations
Climbing/Basic OSHA Standards

Sanders Electric Part Time Apprentice
Fall 2012 to 2014 814 W 28th St
(785) 764-8115 Lawrence, KS 66046
Apprentice Electrician
Basic Wiring
Assisted Good Energy Solutions
Solar PV Arrays

Dillons Part Time Clerk
February 2009 to December 2012 4701 W 6th St
(785) 838-0100 Lawrence, KS 66049
Delivery Driver
Produce Department
Garden Center
Salad Bar/Nature's Market
Front End Supervisor

Graceland University Work Study
Administrative Assistant
Key Requisitions
Fleet Reservations
Phone Calls




Jessica Bullock
(785) 760-1148

Andrew Johnson
(785) 766-0121

Lyndsay Waltho
(785) 393-1801


Dr. Kendall DeSelms
Cameron Hospital/Private Practice. Elder.
(816) 244-6812

Darren Turner
Northwest MO Co-op/Farmer. Priest.
(816) 244-9806


Michael Reuckart
St. Joseph Tech Team
(816) 752-8908

Friday, January 4, 2019

Urgent Mighty Prayer Request​ - Brian Ward Family​

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From: Grace Little Eagle

Urgent Mighty Prayer Request​ - Brian Ward Family​

Please lift up mighty prayers for the Cammy Ward family. Brian passed away unexpectedly today. Brian started vomiting and passed out. An ambulance came and a pulse was obtained but he is unresponsive and they were not able to revive him.

Brian's son in Texas and trying to get a flight into Kansas City. His daughter is in Hawaii.

Thank you for mighty prayers.

Scripture readings and songs lifted up for our brother's family

Love and Blessings,
Grace Little Eagle

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Joseph M. Hale - Obituary

From: Brian Mundy

Joseph M. Hale - Obituary

Joseph (Joe) Mack Hale, 63 of Sibley, MO, went home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 1, 2019. Visiting of the family will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 am-11:00 am at Missionary Restoration Branch, (3415 N Elsea Smith Road; Buckner, MO 64016) where Joe was currently serving as Pastor. Memorial service will immediately follow at 11:00 am. There will be a time for everyone who wants to, to share their favorite memory.

Joe was born October 18, 1955, to Raymond and Vada Hale. He grew up on a farm in Thornton, TX. where he lived most of his life, until he followed the Lord's commands and moved his family to Sibley, Missouri, in 1998.

One of Joe's greatest pleasures was being a missionary for our Lord. He provided ministry everywhere he went. From home to church. From Arizona to Maine. He even spread God's words to Kenya, Germany, and England. Everyone who knew him, loved, honored, and cherished their times with him. He will be greatly missed and his memory will live on, around the world.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond V. and Vada (Carter) Hale. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Connie (Nehring) Hale of the home. 3 daughters, Leslie (Lyle) Meservey of Buckner, MO; Lindsie (Jeremy) Vaughan of Sibley, MO; and Kealsie (Joe) Green of Sibley, MO, and 1 son Josh (Karen) Hale of Grain Valley, MO. 11 grandchildren that meant the world to him.

As well as a brother Raymond (Margaret) Hale of College Station, TX, and a sister Margaret Hale of Houston, TX. Many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends, who all loved him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Missionary Fund at: Missionary Restoration Branch
3415 N Elsea Smith Road
Buckner MO 64016

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


From: Paul Ludy

Some 20,000 used RLDS books and 40 new titles in the RLDS tradition are available from the websites shown above. Check the websites and then e-mail to or call Paul at 816-210-8450 to order. Please include your name, address, and phone number.

Normally, books will be shipped with an invoice and an envelope for payment. We also deliver in the Independence, Missouri, area.

Please let friends who do not use the Internet know that they can always call and request books.

Effective January 1, 2019, most books from both websites will qualify for quantity discounts:

• 10% off for an order of 10 books or more, mix or match;

• 20% off for an order of 20 books or more, mix or match.

Discounts will not be given for books that we need to order from another publisher.

“Oldbookman Cash” is a thing of the past unless it is a certificate to be used by 1-31-19.

The simple monthly “RLDS BOOKS 4 U” e-mail newsletter is available upon request.

Have a great New Year!

FREE 6-Month Subscriptions to Restoration Voice

From: Paul Ludy

FREE 6-Month Subscriptions to Restoration Voice

In an effort to increase circulation, we are offering FREE 6-month subscriptions (3 issues) to Restoration Voice magazine for new subscribers. This offer is being extended through 2019.

E-mail to or phone 816-210-8450 to start a subscription for yourself and for friends. We need the name, complete address, and phone number for each person.

In our next regular mailing, we will send the current issue and the previous issue of Restoration Voice. Then we will mail one additional issue. We will also mail an envelope to each subscriber so you can advise us about continuing the subscription.

We appreciate the response from some readers who sent requests for a few dozen friends. You can do the same.

​Freezer in Good Condition - Wanted​

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From: Cindy Holman

​Freezer in Good Condition - Wanted​

Anyone have a freezer in good condition they would like to sell.

Please send me information and a picture.

(Click on the email address below to reply.)

Call Cindy at:

or email me at:

Thank you

Gary Hawley - Update Jan 1, 2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Jennifer Cool

Gary Hawley - Update Jan 1, 2019

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts towards my dad's condition. He has been blessed through this whole process of healing. Many prayers have been answered. And we praise the Lord that he knows what is best and what is in the future for each person's life. As of right now the bacterial infection has been contained and is slowly being defeated. However, the bacteria has done great damage to the living tissue in his foot. Coupled with that fact, is the reality that the blood clots and vascular disease in his leg make it impossible for him to regrow new tissue. Various doctors have given their professional opinions that my dad's foot is so deteriorated that it is not good to keep it and his quality of life would be better if they amputate it. . They have scheduled his amputation from the knee down for Thursday of this week. They predict that by the end of February his stump should be healed, and he would be able to balance on a prosthesis. Another concern that they will address during Thursday's operation is the condition of his "good" left leg. The plan is to amputate his right foot and then proceed into a 2nd surgery on his left leg which also suffers from vascular disease and deterioration. The doctors will attempt to improve the circulation in his "good" left leg. This is necessary in order to strengthen it to be able to support him when his right foot is no longer there. Otherwise, it could also deteriorate and possibly have to be amputated in the future. We do not know how long that would take or how much time Dad would have before that might happen. So we are praying that God will bear him up for the surgery and rehab. Please pray that these operations will do what is best for Dad.

Dad and Mom are at peace with this and have seen the hand of the Lord move in many ways. Even the very doctors that he has sent their way have commented on their faith and mental stability during this time. My parents aren't disparaging that life has ended. Instead, life, as they knew it, is changing. The hope they have is that some things will be better.

"God is able to do exceedingly more than all we hope or imagine, according to His promise that is at work within us."

We are thankful for each prayer and thoughtful action family and friends have bestowed upon us. May the love you've given be returned and magnified, that we may truly be a city of Light set on a hill.

Visitors, letters, texts, humor, and calls are welcome. However, we would ask any visitors to politely take the initiative to step out of the room for a moment while a physician is discussing or addressing the physical needs Dad has. Sometimes it's been hard to remember to ask our previously thought out questions or to think through the many life changing decisions that we are faced with when a dear friend is present. Please don't take offense. Once again, thank you for all the love and kindness you've give. Keep it coming.

In gospel bonds,
Jennifer Cool

For Sale Locking TV Stand

From: Linda Datschefski

For Sale Locking TV Stand

TV stand has some cosmetic wear.
It is still in great shape.
Asking $50
It was originally over $350

Call or text Linda at 816-877-5314

Sariah Frye Memorial Service

From: David Frye

Sariah Frye Memorial Service

The memorial service for Sariah Frye will be on Sunday, January 13th at 3:00 p.m. It will be located at:
The Stone Church
1012 W Lexington Ave
Independence MO 64050

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:
Mexican Ministries Support Group
3205 S Elizabeth Ave
Independence MO 64057
Any donations will be used to offset probate.

The family will not be saving time during the service for testimonies, so we ask that if you would like to say something about your time with Sariah that you write it down so that it can be displayed in some way at the service.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Noah Websters 1828 American Dictionary

From: Dennis Moe

Noah Websters 1828 American Dictionary

I am trying to find 1 or 2 copies of Noah Websters 1828 American Dictionary for two families who do not have a computer and cannot afford to buy this hard copy. They are doing The Book of Mormon Challenge and it is opening their eyes and they are having a lot of questions. This book would be in valuable to them. A new one costs about $60.00 each so I was hoping somebody might have one they don't use or an extra one. I am willing to pay a little money to fund this.

Dennis Moe
Call 816-650-2059
or e-mail