Saturday, September 14, 2019

Loft Apartment. on the Square

From: Margaret

Loft Apartment. on the Square

On Downtown Independence Square

Lovely Upstairs Furnished Loft Apartment 1 Bedroom-Living Room-Kitchen-Bath-Utilitiy Room

Large Rooms Hardwood Floors - Central Air-Fully furnished including Refrig/Stove - Washer and Dryer.

Very Private and Quiet, Security Deposit, No Smokers/Pets-Mature - References...

$850.00 Month includes Utilities and Wifi

Please Call Margaret

2 NEW 3-in-1's from Herald House

From: Paul Ludy

2 NEW 3-in-1's from Herald House

I have 2 new 2002 3-in-1's produced by Community of Christ.

They have the Inspired Version of the Bible, the "Authorized Version" of the Book of Mormon (that's the 1908 edition), and the Doctrine and Covenants through Section 161.

They are hardcover books with slightly padded blue "leather-look" covers. They are not thumb indexed.

$80.00 each, plus 4.68 sales tax if you are in Missouri, plus shipping of 5.00 each by mail or 1.00 if I deliver to the Independence area.

I have tons of other RLDS books. Look for my Overstock Sale listing 100 titles for $1.00 or $5.00. And check out Need books? Call Paul or e-mail to

Paul V. Ludy

Hampton Family Singers at Oak Grove

From: Charlie and Susan Booth

Hampton Family Singers at Oak Grove

All are invited to come to the Oak Grove Restoration Branch tomorrow evening, September 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Charlie and Susan Booth


From: Paul Ludy


September/October, 2019

We have been buying books, and we need space to shelve them.
Our 10% and 20% discounts do not apply on these sale items.
This offer is good through October 31, 2019, or while supplies last.

E-mail to:
or phone 816-210-8450 to order.

• $1.00 Each (Regularly $2.00 to $10.00) •

Adventuring for Jesus, 1955, hard
Anway, Joseph and Carol, Adventures in a New Land, 1987, soft
Baker, Robert, RLDS New Age Theology Exposed, 1986, soft
Barlow, T. Ed, Living Saints Witness at Work, 1976, hard
Barrington, George, God Will Not Let Me Go, 1977, soft
Black, Lea Vail, Wings of Worship (Plays), 1968, hard
Boyd, Theo E., Poetic Reflections from the Dust, 1979, hard
Braby, Carol, Heritage and Hope, 1984, soft
Bradley, Ruth O., Great Themes from the Book of Mormon, 1974, hard
Brockway, Edith, The Golden Land, 1968, hard
Brockway, Esther, Toward Better Witnessing, 1976, hard
Buck, Clifford, The Greatest of These, 1966, hard
Butterworth, Vida, Girls in White, soft
Carter, Mary Leland, An Instrument in His Hands, soft
Cheville, Roy A., By What Authority, 1959, hard
Cheville, Roy A., Did the Light Go Out? 1962, hard and soft
Cheville, Roy A., Expectations for Endowed Living, 1972, hard
Cheville, Roy A., Humor in Gospel Living, 1978, soft
Cheville, Roy A., Meet Them in the Scriptures, 1960, hard and soft
Cheville, Roy A., Scriptures from Ancient America, 1964, hard and soft
Cheville, Roy A., Spirituality in the Space Age, 1962, hard
Cheville, Roy A., Ten Considerations for Family Living, 1958, soft
Cheville, Roy A., The Bible in Everyday Living, 1961, soft
Cheville, Roy A., They Made a Difference, 1970, hard and soft
Cheville, Roy A., Through the West Door (Graceland College), 1946, hard
Cheville, Roy A., When Teen-agers Talk Theology, 1968, hard
Cheville, Roy A., When They Seek Counsel, 1954, soft
Church and Evangelism, The, 1941, hard
Church, Olive, A Time of Rebellion, 1968, hard
Cole, Clifford A., Faith for New Frontiers, 1956, hard and soft
Cole, Clifford A., The Prophets Speak, 1954, hard
Collins, Barbara Lee and Hale, A New Concordance of the D and C, 1992, soft
Conduff, Sara, Because He Cares, 1988, soft
Cornish, John J., Into the Latter Day Light, mimeo only
Davis, Dwight, Ministry of the Elder, 1953, soft
Decade of the Best, A, (1961-1970 Saints' Herald articles), 1972, hard
DeLapp, G. Leslie, In the World..., 1973, hard
Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., Untangling Our Faith, 1993, soft
Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., Adventuring with God, 1985, soft
Doty, Harry L., Prayer Meetings, 1979, soft
Draper, Maurice L., Credo "I Believe," 1983, soft
Draper, Maurice L., Footnotes, 1996, soft
Draper, Maurice, Marriage in the Restoration, 1968, hard
Draper, Maurice, Methods of Evangelism, 1953, soft
Draper, Maurice, The Founding Prophet, 1991, soft
Draper, Maurice, Why I Belong, 1958, hard and soft
Edwards, Deane Butler, All Children Are Mine, 1964, hard and soft
Edwards, F. Henry, All Thy Mercies, 1962, hard
Edwards, F. Henry, Authority and Spiritual Power, 1956, hard
Edwards, F. Henry, God Our Help, 1943, hard and soft
Edwards, F. Henry, The Joy in Creation and Judgment, 1975, hard
Edwards, Paul M., Inquiring Faith, 1967, hard
Edwards, Paul M., Our Legacy of Faith, 1991, soft
Edwards, Paul M., The Chief, 1988, soft
Edwards, Paul M., The Elder: Minister of Mission, 1997, soft
Edwards, Paul M., The Hilltop Where (Graceland College), 1972, hard
Ettinger, Cecil R., Congregational Readings, 1975, hard
Ettinger, Cecil R., Thy Kingdom Come, 1965, hard and soft
Fry, Evan A., Unto All Men, 1959, hard
Galbraith, Madelyn, There Is a Book, 1971, hard
Gilberts, Helen, Sariah, 1970, hard and soft
Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor (mimeo reprint), soft
Griffiths, Gomer T., The Interpreter, 1986 reprint, soft
Ham, Wayne, Enriching Your New Testament Studies, 1966, hard
Ham, Wayne, Man's Living Religions, 1966, hard and soft
Ham, Wayne, Publish Glad Tidings, 1970, hard
Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1945, hard
Hartman, Frances, Poetic Voices of the Restoration, 1961, hard
Hartshorn, Chris B., A Survey of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1962, hard and soft
Hartshorn, Chris B., Let Us Worship, 1946, hard
Hartshorn, Chris B., The Development of the Early Christian Church, 1967, hard
Hettrick, Ric and Marcia, From Among Men, 1976, hard
Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Committed to Peace, 1994, soft
Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Good News for Today, 1981, soft
Hinckley, Helen, Columbus: Explorer for Christ, 1977, hard
Holm, Francis W., The Mormon Churches--A Comparison from Within, 1970, soft
Holmes, Reed M., The Church in Israel, 1983, soft
Holmes, Reed M., The Forerunners, 1981, soft
Holmes, Reed, The Patriarchs, 1978, soft
Howard, Richard P, Restoration Scriptures, 1969, hard
Hughes, Richard & Joe Serig, Evangelism, the Ministry of the Church, 1981, soft
Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 1), 1982, soft
Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 2), 1982, soft
Hurshman, Lloyd, William Dodds, David Chobar, Many Will Respond, 1988, soft
Inouye, Henry K., Jr., Roy A. Cheville: Explorer of Spiritual Frontiers, 1996, soft
Jones, Irene, Know Your Scriptures, 1966, soft
Judd, Peter & Bruce Lindgren, Introduction to the Saints Church, 1976, hard and soft
Judd, Peter, The Sacraments, 1992, soft
Kelley, Edmund G., The Making of a Frontier Missionary, 1980, soft
Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, undated reprint, soft
Kirkendall, Norma Anne, Let's Do Something About Our Teaching, soft
Knisley, Alvin, Book of Mormon Dictionary, Mimeo reprint of 1945 book, soft
Knisley, Alvin, Infallible Proofs, mimeo only
Kramer, Annando, From Now to Eternity, 1993, soft
Landon, Donald, To Be the Salt of the Earth, 1965, hard
Learning God's Way, 1964, hard
Linder, Ted, Ben Nelson: Defender of the Faithful, 1981, soft
Look Upward, 1988, Sionita School, soft
Lucero, Paul, In Search of the Eternal Christ, 1986, soft

• $5.00 Each (Regularly $8.00 to $40.00) •

Blair, Frederick B., The Memoirs of President W. W. Blair, 1908, hard
Brown, Paula, The Mormon Girl,, 1912, hard
Burton, Emma Beatrice, Beatrice Witherspoon, 1915, hard
Cheville, Roy A., Joseph and Emma, Companions, 1977, hard
Davis, Inez Smith, Story of the Church, The, 1989, soft
Edwards, F. Henry, A New Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1977, hard
Edwards, F. Henry, Life and Ministry of Jesus, 1982, soft
Gibson, Margaret Wilson, Emma Smith, the Elect Lady, 1954, hard
Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor, 1902 8th Edition, hard
Hanson, Paul M., In the Land of the Feathered Serpent, 1949, hard
Henderson, John and Lilli, Discovery of the Last Chapter Vol 1, 1997, soft
Henderson, John and Lilli, Discovery of the Last Chapter Vol 2, 1997, soft
Henderson, John and Lilli, Keys to the Hidden Mysteries, 1992, soft
Henderson, John and Lilli, Secrets of the Last Sunrise, 1994, soft
Holik, Norma Anne, Prophecy and Today, 1979, private, soft
Kelley, E. L., The Law of Christ and Its Fulfillment, 1911?, hard
Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, 1902, hard
Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, 1912, hard

Friday, September 13, 2019

End Table with Lamp For Sale

----- Forwarded message -----
From: M Wilson

End Table with Lamp For Sale

I am selling this dark wood end table with a 3-way lamp attached for $25.00. It is 22.5” tall from the floor to the top of the table which is 20” x 16”. The lamp adds additional 31.75” to the overall height and can swivel sideways to desired position. It is in very good condition.

If interested, please call/text Marci at:

Speed Tufting tools & supplies for sale

----- Forwarded message -----
From: M Wilson

Speed Tufting tools & supplies for sale

Selling all my speed tufting tools along with many supplies—enough to make your first project (rug or wall tapestry) without any more investment. Tools include: 3 needles, wood frame sections of 40”, 27”, and 23” in length; tufting clothes (plain & patterned); binding tapes, multiple skeins of quality yarn, patterns and instructions.

If interested, please call/text Marci at:

Testimony and Ministry Support Request

From: Holly McLean

Testimony and Ministry Support Request

Dear Saints,

Many of you have seen the inception and growth of the ministry for moms that I have been doing for the last couple of years. (Mentor4Moms & The Mommy Answer Lady)

I have been praying about this ministry for some time and asking the Lord how I can expand it to reach more moms - even outside the restoration. Especially in the last month, I diligently prayed to God asking for Him to lead me as to how to move forward... if He willed it. Also, asking Him to take this passionate desire from my heart if it is not what He wanted me to do right now.

For over two years I have met with moms in group sessions, counseled them in person and through media, written articles in a blog, and just this last spring began an audio podcast. My whole goal is to help moms stop struggling and enjoy their children so they can have a blessed relationship and raise them to be productive and happy adults.

With these endeavors being time consuming and in addition to other obligations and ministries I currently do, my prayers were about my time management and income concerns as well as Him letting me know His will. Again, praying diligently on my way to work a couple of weeks ago, asking the Lord to let me know how to proceed with the limitations of time because of my job, and yet our need for the income from it, I pulled my car into the parking lot of my place of employment.

When I went in, the owners of the business called me into the office and let me know they were going to let me go. The two owners thanked me for my service and let me know they thought my administrative skills were excellent and would give me a glowing reference letter. I was shocked.

I had prayed for clarity on my journey and hoped that in a few years, the ministry might grow enough that I could not only help moms, but provide a replacement for my income with a book or two, podcast monetization and etc so that I might give more time to helping moms.

I must admit, I did not expect the "hammer on the head" answer I received, but believed that possibly this was the way God was telling me to move forward and step out in faith. He will provide if I work hard and grow the ministry. Was this the answer?

Not wanting to make assumptions, I prayed again over and over asking God to clarify. I decided to "set out a fleece" and see what happened. I applied for a job that I was well qualified for and also started researching ways to expand my ministry online. My fleece was set for last Wednesday. If I got a call for a followup or interview from the job, I would pursue that opportunity. If not, I would begin hearty training to learn how to grow The Mommy Answer Lady ministry.

Wednesday came and went with no call or response. But, instead, I was pumped and excited about the many opportunities for training and learning I found to grow a business that would be a ministry to moms! I decided I must step out in faith and let the Lord work regarding the expansion of the ministry and our income concerns.

I am now working on this and wanted to ask those of you who would like to help me in my endeavor to contribute in ways you believe God would lead. There are several ways you can support this ministry.

One way is to pray for me and that whatever I do, say or act within this ministry will be a blessing to the moms who are open to hearing.

You can watch for announcements from this forum (Garland's emails) or on Restoration CO-OP Facebook page that will update you on the progress and participate.

You can subscribe to my Facebook page (The Mommy Answer Lady).

You can subscribe to my website (scroll to bottom of the page to enter your email and subscribe)

I will be putting out videos in the next month, and you can then subscribe to my YouTube channel.

You can contribute a one time or monthly gift to allow me to continue through my Patreon link or Paypal at

If you believe God is speaking to your heart in this and would like to help me reach moms with a message of hope and information that will support them raising children in this sinful world, please consider acting on some or all of these opportunities.

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to email me at If you have questions for The Mommy Answer Lady, email

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Your sister in Christ,

Holly McLean

Francis Harper Message for 9/13/2019

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

Francis Harper Message for 9/13/2019

Baptism of Water

“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven” (John3:3).

Some have said we can enter the kingdom of heaven through faith alone. Faith is the initial step but if we expect to enter the kingdom of heaven we must be born of water and the Spirit.

Jesus endorsed the ministry of his cousin John when he said: “Verily, I say unto you, Among them that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist” (Matthew 11:11). John said to those who came to him for baptism in water: “I indeed baptize you with water, upon your repentance . . .” (Matthew 3:38 IV; 3:11 KJV). He always taught that repentance needed to precede baptism. “Repent, therefore, and bring forth fruits meet [proof of] for repentance” (Matthew 3:35 IV; 3:8 KJV).

And then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John to be baptized of him; But John refused him, saying I need to be baptized of thee, and why comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer me to be baptized of thee, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him” (Matthew 3:41-43 IV; 3:13-15 KJV). Jesus set the example for all of us to follow. How can anyone justify calling baptism a non-essential of the gospel?

Jesus not only taught the importance of baptism in water, he also demonstrated the proper mode of baptism: “And John went down into the water and baptized him. And Jesus when he was baptized, went straightway out of the water . . .” (Matthew 3:44-45 IV; 3:16 KJV).

The Book of Mormon is the second witness of the absolute necessity for all to be baptized in water if they expect to receive an inheritance in the kingdom of God. “And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized in water to fulfill all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water” (2 Nephi 13:7).

Baptism of water is the gate or door to the kingdom. “For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water: and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire, and by the Holy Ghost. And then are ye in this straight and narrow path which leads to eternal life . . .” (2 Nephi 13:24-25).

“And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this straight and narrow path, I would ask, if all is done?” (2 Nephi 13:27). This is a very appropriate question to ask newly baptized persons because quite often people who are baptized think nothing more is required of them!

The Scriptural answer to the question quoted above is: “Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far, save it were by the word of Christ, with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save; wherefore, ye must press forward with a stead-fastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 13:28-30).


Dear Ones,

Most of us have friends, and perhaps even family members, who have not been baptized in water. We should not neglect to warn these loved ones of their need to be baptized in water; a necessary step in preparing themselves to enter the kingdom of God. We should remind them of the words of Jesus, who said: “Verily, verily, . . . except a man be born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).

Our warning and their response should not be delayed “until it is everlastingly too late” (Helaman 5:51). As it has been said; “procrastination is a thief of time.” “This life is the time for men to prepare to meet God” (Alma 16:228).

Some have been baptized as an infant. Baptism of infants “availeth nothing” (Moroni 8:26). “Behold, I say unto you, that this thing shall ye teach, repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and capable of committing sin” [at least eight years old; the age of accountability]. “And after this manner did the Holy Ghost manifest the word of God unto me; wherefore my beloved son, I know that it is solemn mockery before God, that ye should baptize little children” (Moroni 8:10-11).

Some have been sprinkled. The mode taught by Jesus and his early disciples was complete immersion in water. Paul wrote: “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). When Philip baptized the Ethiopian “they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him” (Acts 8:38).

The question is often asked, “Do we need to be baptized again?” Unless the mode of baptism was as prescribed in the scriptures and the person doing the baptizing had divine authority, the answer is yes. Jesus was asked, “. . . by what authority doest thou these things? Or, who gave thee this authority?” (Luke 20:2). Jesus answered by asking: “The baptism of John; was it from heaven, or of men?” (Luke 20:4). Authority to baptize should be from heaven, not of men.

John the Baptist was the messenger sent from God to make “ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:16-17, Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1). This was the same John who appeared on the banks of Susquehanna River on May 15, 1829, to restore divine authority to men on earth whose baptisms are of heaven.

The need for baptism in water should never be taken lightly. Bakht Singh of India wrote: “There are fifty-one references in the New Testament about baptism. One morning, as I was having my quiet time the Lord said to me clearly, ‘Are you in any way better than your Savior? What about baptism?’ I had been thinking baptism was not very important. I was baptized the very next day. I was filled with great joy when I came out of the water.” (Bakht Singh of India. T.E. Koshy. pp 100-101).

Bakht Singh had a dream in which he saw his father standing on the bank of a wide river. After this dream he prayed, “Lord, tell me the meaning of the dream.” The Lord said, “The time of your father’s departure is near. He is not ready, go to him.” So he went to see his father and asked him, “Father, has the Lord in any way spoken to you?” His father said, “Yes, he has spoken to me to come to Madras and give my testimony and be baptized.” Bakht Singh baptized his father. “A great change took place in his father. He came out of the water with a shining face and said, “I never knew that it is so wonderful to obey God like this.” Obedience brings joy.” (Ibid. pp 128-129).

High Priest Francis Harper

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Children's Youth Home in Malawi Needs...

From: Penny Curtis

Children's Youth Home in Malawi Needs...

Dear Friends,

The children's youth home in Malawi is in need of several things.
The children are thriving but there are some things that came up rapidly that we need your help with.
As you know, children grow so quickly and with the added wear and tear from being worn many times because they don't have as many changes of clothes it came quicker than our budget was ready for.
We also recently brought in 10 more children that came with nothing.
These are the current needs:
Clothing for 29 children
8 Tables so they can eat and study
Play equipment for physical and mental health
Totes to put their clothing in so they can feel ownership
Books for a library so they can grow mentally, spiritually and see the world is much bigger than their circumstances.
Our goal is to raise $2,000,00 by the end of September.
You can send your donations to the address below:

We also have 8 children who are not personally sponsored, their names are:
Chikumbusto (F) Collings (M) Lucy(F) Liation (M) MacDonald (M) Mercy (F) Shemiller (M) and Joseph (M)
If you would like to be an Angel Sponsor, please contact us either through email:
or call 816-682-3205
Please visit our website to see the Bio's of the children. They have all overcome great obstacles in their lives. You can be an Angel of HOPE!
God Bless,

Penny Curtis

Give Back Hope International
PO Box 108
Independence, MO 64051

Follow us online:

Mature Parenting Session - Mentor4Moms

From: Holly McLean

Mature Parenting Session - Mentor4Moms

Learn about your impact on your child's future
and how to be the most effective Mom you can be!

This Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

824 E Devon Street
Independence MO

FREE CHILDCARE with RSVP to 816-206-0690

Second Clean Up Day Invite

From: Muriel Leudeman

Second Clean Up Day Invite

Muriel Luedeman

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wanted - Kitchen Range with Coil Type Burners

From:  Dennis Young
816-686-0197 cell

Wanted - Kitchen Range with Coil Type Burners

The Buckner VFW 8101 needs a Kitchen Range with Coil Type Burners.
If someone would like to donate or trade for a Glass Top Range.(See picture below)

Please contact the VFW Commander
Dennis Young
816-686-0197 cell

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bonus episode “Stories of the Saints”

From: Michael Barrett

Bonus episode “Stories of the Saints”

Restored Gospel Podcast

We have a special bonus episode this weekend entitled “Stories of the Saints” with Zoey Blue Gard. I was so witnessed to by this young girl's testimony of Jesus. She is 20 years old and you can hear the excitement in her voice. I recommend this for young people and older people alike. I’m sure you will enjoy it. Check it out.

Michael Barrett

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Help Carolyn Fight Cancer

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Carolyn Wright

Help Carolyn Fight Cancer

Hello Everyone, I am deeply indebted to those who have assisted me in my cancer battle so far; and although this has cost me thousands of dollars throughout my four-year struggle, I do not plan on giving up.  My daughter has opened a fundraising account for me online which I am deeply grateful to her for because I am not that computer savvy.  I will be able to receive 100% of your donation toward finding the cure for this type of cancer (TNBC).  I have not received assistance from my family in the past, because of a violent ex-husband, and my children are not in a situation where they are able to directly assist me. The fact that my daughter is trying to reach out to me and supporting in any possible way is heartwarming to me.  My children were kidnapped in 1990 by my ex-husband and alienated against me, after being taken away for decades of time lost in our relationship. 

I ask for prayers that your heart might be generous to my need, for I truly pray for deliverance from this pain and agony I have had to endure for so many years.  If interested please go to the fund raiser set up by my daughter, Aly Dix at the following url: 

I am so very grateful to her and to everyone that cares enough to lend a helping hand.  Even a small donation from many would help reach the fundraising goal that will provide the opportunity toward overcoming this life-threatening dilemma.  I have been able to slow down the spread of the cancer and yet I am still working on bringing down this tumor within my body.  I know I can do it with the help of the Lord, but he also says faith without works is dead.  So hopefully we can all work together in one faith and find resolve for others facing this desperate situation.  I know that I'll have a big responsibility when I do get healed from this, in order to give forward to those in urgent need as well. 

If you are unable to help and not able to donate, it would be great if you could share the fundraiser with friends who might be able to help.  Please spread the word. 

Thanks for taking a look! 

My daughter also designed a T-shirt and/or Sweatshirt for sale that I thought was awe-inspiring because it currently applies to every area of our lives.  An individual can tie a pink ribbon around any achievements in life; and although this is merely a symbol to recognize that one cares about overcoming cancer it also signifies that we want to help in the struggle against the desperation and aloneness of such great adversity.  There is a limited time to order on the shirts until September 20th, 2019 as they will start shipping on the 30th.  You can order extra sizes to make sure you get one that fits correctly and then give the others away as gifts.  It is difficult for me to ask for such assistance, but even our Heavenly Father has advised us to voice our needs rather than living in quiet desperation.  I have tried to take out a loan but not able to do so because my debt ratio is too high already trying to cope with my current challenges.  I have strived for self-reliance, but life has taken a humbling turn. 

Can you help me and also give a gift to yourself or someone else? 

My daughter has designed a "Faith over Fear" T-shirt and Sweatshirt for anyone who would like to contribute in that way, where I would get about 40% of the profit from the sales of those items 

Sweatshirt @: 

T-Shirt @: 

Sincerely Grateful,

Carolyn Wright

Friday, September 6, 2019

2010 Ford Ranger For Sale

From: Laura

2010 Ford Ranger For Sale

2010 Ford Ranger XL Silver two door
102,000 miles
2.3 Liter Four-Cylinder
Automatic transmission
Cold A/C
Conventional cab
Matching fiberglass camper shell
6 foot bed
Tires one-year-old with full size spare
2 inch receiver hitch
This vehicle has been well taken care of
Asking $7500

If Interested call or text Nic Padilla at:

September 2019 - Book Of Mormon Round Table

From: Robyn

September 2019 - Book Of Mormon Round Table

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

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Presenter: Jon Tandy

The Restoration of Israel a Blessing to the Nations
Connecting the Book of Mormon Prophecies about the end of the times of the Gentiles, and the return of the gospel to the house of Israel with a prophecy by the Apostle Paul.

See you at:
Waldo Restoration Branch
819 W Waldo Avenue
Independence MO 64050

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

Weeding Help Needed

From: Kimberly Morgan

Weeding Help Needed

I need some help weeding.
$8.00 per hour and I have about 10-20 hours worth of work.
Right here in Independence.
Would love to get it done soon.

If interested, please call Kim Morgan at:


Francis Harper Message for 9/6/

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

Francis Harper Message for 9/6/2019

“When you are converted, strengthen your brethren”

(Luke 22:32)

It has been said that “all who are called Christians are not real Christians.” What is a real Christian? A real Christian is a person who is like Jesus!

Simon Peter thought he was a real Christian until after his conversation with Jesus. “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired you, that he may sift the children of the Kingdom as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not; and when you are converted strengthen your brethren. And he said unto him, being aggrieved, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and unto death. And the Lord said, I tell you, Peter, that the cock shall not crow this day, before that you will thrice deny that you know me” (Luke 22:31-34).

It is likely that Peter, and the ten others of the twelve, were not fully converted until Jesus came, “the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas (the one who doubted), Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:26-29).

We are among those who have not seen, yet have believed. The words of warning Jesus spoke to Simon need to be heard by us today: “Francis, Francis, behold Satan hath desired you, that he may sift the children of the kingdom as wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith fail not” (Luke 22:31-32). Do we ask Jesus to pray for us? We should! How many siftings have we experienced? How many of our friends are “wandering in strong roads?” (1 Nephi 2:81). Are we immune to falling away into “forbidden paths?” (1 Nephi 2:76). We must “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour . . .” (1 Peter 5:8-9). “. . . the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12).

When will the sifting end? I recall the siftings in the days of Gideon when his army was sifted from 32,000 to 300! (Judges 7:7). “And shall not God avenge (hear) his own elect, who cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will come, and when he does come, he will avenge his saints speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:7-8). The numbers may only be a few who will be like Jesus when he comes.
“. . . but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . .” (1 John 3:2).

We all need to be converted from a natural man to Christ-likeness. Occasionally this happens quickly as with Saul of Tarsus who met Jesus on the road to Damascus and within days he was converted. “And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God” (Acts 9:20). Most often conversion takes place over a period of years. It may even take a lifetime. King Benjamin described the process: “The natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, for ever and ever; unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man, and becometh a saint, through the atonement of Christ, the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father” (Mosiah 1:119-120).

The words of King Benjamin agree with the words of Jesus: “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” (Matthew 18:2).


Dear Ones,

Alma asked, “have ye received his image [of Jesus] in your countenances: Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts? (Alma 3:28-29). Those of us who desire to live with the Lord and his saints during his millennial reign should ask ourselves these questions. Only the truly converted will live in his glorious kingdom.

Studying the conversion experiences of others may encourage and assist us with our own. On August 11, 1928, Bakht Singh, India’s foremost evangelist and indigenous church planter of the 20th century, had an unusual encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, which eventually changed his life forever. On this date, Brother Singh was on board a ship bound for Canada. He was very proud of being a Sikh; a sect of Hinduism. He had possessed a great desire to go to England to advance his education. His mother had said to him, “I will help you go to England, but promise me you will not change your religion.” He said to his mother, “Do you really believe that I would change my religion?” (Brother Bakht Singh of India. T.E. Koshy, page 74).

After assuring his mother of his loyalty and faithfulness she persuaded his father to let him go to England. After the completion of his first year in London, Bakht was attracted to a sign with these words, “Why not spend your summer vacation in Canada?” A few weeks later he joined a group of twenty-five university students who were going to Canada to participate in harvesting crops.

The 11th of August was a Sunday. He saw a notice on the ship that a Christian service would be held at 10 A.M. in the first class dining room. He never had any interest in the Bible or in the teaching of the Bible, but he thought “if he did not attend this Christian service, his friends would think he was a narrow-minded Indian, so he decided to attend.

He occupied a seat in the back row. When the people stood to sing hymns, he stood too; when they sat down, he sat down. When the preacher began to speak, he went to sleep! Toward the end of the service they all knelt to pray. He wanted to walk away, but he felt embarrassed remaining seated while they were all praying on their knees. He thought he could walk out, but this was difficult because people were kneeling on either side of him, so just to be polite, he overcame his pride and knelt down.

Bakht Singh wrote: “The very moment I knelt down, I felt that some divine power had engulfed me, and I uttered these words, “Lord Jesus, I know and I believe Thou art the living Christ. From that day, the words ‘Living Christ’ became very real to me.” (Ibid. pp 81-82)

Brother Singh returned to Canada in 1929. During that time he met a Christian man, Owel Hansen, who was a bank manager in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This man seemed to have an unusual radiance, so Bakht Singh asked, “What is the happiest experience of your life?” The answer was, “when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord.”

Hansen gave Brother Singh an English New Testament. He read continuously for three days. On the third day he came to John 3:3 and could go no further. The words, “Verily, Verily,” convicted him. He knelt down and said, “Lord, I am a great sinner . . .” With tears rolling down his cheeks he said “Oh Lord, forgive me.” As he continued to weep, he heard these words, “Thy sins are forgiven thee.” Joy and peace came into his soul.

The Lord Jesus Christ, whom he had hated in his ignorance, had now become his best friend. The Bible he had rejected and burned now became his favorite book. The Lord was now preparing him to be his chosen vessel to lead many to righteousness” (Ibid. p 86). “When you are converted strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:32).

My Love to All,
High Priest Francis Harper

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Prayer Request for Uncle

From: Tanya Evans

Prayer Request for Uncle

My children's uncle was just diagnosed with bladder cancer. We are not sure of the stage yet. He has to have surgery to remove tumors before we will know that. He has no insurance so everything is out of pocket right now. Please pray that we can get the surgery done for him and that he will be ok. My children lost their dad 6 years ago this month, this is his only sibling.

Thank you for your prayers


Help Carolyn Conquer Cancer

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Carolyn Wright

Help Carolyn Conquer Cancer

My daughter just sent me a link because she is trying to help me with the financial challenges I face right now in my attempts to heal from this cancer.

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.  I was diagnosed with triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma (TNBC), so it has been very challenging to overcome; as this is one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer.  Since I have opted out of chemo or surgery and chosen to resolve this through alternative remedies, I am relying on faith that the Lord will lead me in the right direction to cure this through homeopathic methods.I also believe that God can miraculously heal me on His own, but I have also asked Him to show me how to help others going through this.  I believe there are elements in the earth that He has created for us that will help the body heal on its own.  Currently, through research from cancer journals I am using nutritional supplements that prevent the spread of the cancer.  The supplements are affecting the cancer quite significantly and reducing the pain; however, I do need assistance with the financial burden it is presenting.  So if you know anyone that would be interested in a good-looking T-shirt, I would love to share the remedy once I find it.

Best Wishes,


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Upgraded Oldbookman Website

From: Paul Ludy

The Upgraded Oldbookman Website

A world of RLDS books is available to you at the touch of a mouse. The Oldbookman website lists hundreds of titles, most of which are presently in stock.

The website has just been upgraded to provide easier navigation and much more information.

You can type in either address — (they are the same site, and capital letters don’t matter).

On the site, you will first see the titles of a number of books, along with a photo and description of each. More than 200 titles are displayed in that way.

All navigation begins on the right sidebar with links to the Newbookman and Restoration Scriptures websites, ordering information, categories of books, the ALL RLDS BOOKS link, the list of 200 popular RLDS books with photos and descriptions, and a few favorite Restoration websites.

Most of the links are self-explanatory, but a few may require some guidance. “Ordering Information” takes you to a page of info. “Categories of Books” lists many RLDS biographies, fiction, histories, or books of testimonies. “All RLDS Books” lists books which are available but also includes a few which are not presently in stock. This list tells the author, title, printing information, and price of each book.

“Photos and Descriptions” is new. Click on a title, and you will see a photo of the book and some information about what it contains. It’s not the same as having the book in your hand to look at, but it’s a help for finding books you need.

The Newbookman site and Restoration Scriptures sites both allow you to see inside the books.

Please take a look at this website and see how it can help you in your search for RLDS books.

You can always e-mail or call me for information or to order books. Need books?

Call Paul!

Magic Bullet FOR SALE $20

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Stacy Frinsthal

Magic Bullet FOR SALE $20

I have a magic bullet, Nutribullet, for sale.
It has all of the parts and is in really good shape - lightly used

please text me if you are interested:
​816-520-0445 ​

​Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Restored Gospel Podcast presents - Grace vs Works

From: Michael Barrett

Restored Gospel Podcast presents - Grace vs Works

Join us as we finish up our last episode in the series on Grace vs. Works and “the law”. We hope this provides good food for thought and also some insight and understanding into the scriptures that are oftentimes mis-represented. If you haven’t heard any of these, well, join us in the whole series.

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