Monday, November 11, 2019

November 2019 Book of Mormon Round Table

From: robyn

November 2019 Book of Mormon Round Table

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

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

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

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

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

Bed and Dresser Needed

From: Roger Fullerton

Bed and Dresser Needed

Wanted: Queen Sized Bed and a Small Dresser.

Call or text at:

Furniture For Sale by Nicole

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

Furniture For Sale by Nicole

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Go Ye and Teach DVD's

From: Eric Wooler

Go Ye and Teach DVD's

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

You may contact me at:

Thank you and God Bless,
Eric Woolery

Friday, November 8, 2019

Francis Harper Message for 11/8/2019

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

Francis Harper Message for 11/8/2019


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Dear Ones,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost. And if they endure unto the end, they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb” (1 Nephi 3:187-188).

My Love to All,
High Priest Francis Harper

Thursday, November 7, 2019

25% Off Sale at Restoration Bookstore

From: David Price

25% Off Sale at Restoration Bookstore

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

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

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

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

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

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

From: Garland Schnack

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

Jobs Available in Oak Grove

From: Charles Booth

Jobs Available in Oak Grove

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

You may reach him at:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Vacancy Announcements FDO/WDTX in San Antonio

Vacancy Announcements FDO/WDTX in San Antonio

Good morning,

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

You may view our announcements at:

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Victoria B. Longoria
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Oak Grove Thanksgiving Service Announcement

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

Oak Grove Thanksgiving Service Announcement

Send digital photos to Mindy Jennings at:

Living Windows Volunteers

From: Muriel Luedeman

Living Windows Volunteers

From Nancy Eppert:

It is time to start gathering the choir of angels.

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

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

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

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

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary

Melinda Marie Swift – Obituary

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

Melinda Marie Swift – Obituary

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

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

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

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

She loved to paint, and she loved her cats.

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dangerous Places/Dangerous People: Situational Awareness

From: Bruce Luedeman

Dangerous Places/Dangerous People: Situational Awareness

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

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

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

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

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

Please park on the upper east side of the building.

Funeral Service for Frances Mundy

Funeral Service for Frances Mundy

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

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

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

Paul Kenneth Palmer - Obituary

Paul Kenneth Palmer - Obituary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online condolences may be expressed at:

Free Exercise Equipment

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

Free Exercise Equipment


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

Please call, if you would like more information.

Sue Emslie

Invitation to a Concert and Soup Supper

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

Invitation to a Concert and Soup Supper

You are invited to an Unforgettable Evening of music from the

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

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

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Graco Pack n Play

From: Karen Baker

Graco Pack n Play

Graco pack n play sport for sale in Independence MO

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



Apartment For Rent in Independence 64052

From: Jan New

Apartment For Rent in Independence

Apartment For Rent in Independence 64052

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

Call Jan New at:

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bunk Beds Needed

From: Lori Smith

Bunk Beds Needed

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

Please call Lori Smith at:

November 30th Invitation

From: Robyn Mun

November 30th Invitation

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

Independence Stake Center
705 West Walnut
Independence MO 64050

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

Friday, November 1, 2019


From: Holly McLean


Hello Saints!

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

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

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

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

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

The free minicourse will include lessons on:

Mature Parenting
You Are in Charge
Building Trust

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings to you and your families!

Holly McLean
The Mommy Answer Lady

Francis Harper Message for 11/1/2019

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

Francis Harper Message for 11/1/2019


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


Dear Ones,

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

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper