Monday, January 20, 2020

END MEALTIME BATTLES!

From: Holly McLean
holly4candles@hotmail.com


END MEALTIME BATTLES!

HOW TO END MEALTIME BATTLES!

TUESDAY EVENING'S QUESTION & ANSWER

“What can I do about my child being a picky eater? Our mealtimes are always a battle and I dread them.”

Tuesday evenings at 8:15pm will be the new time for the LIVESTREAMS on the Mommy Answer Lady YouTube channel!

Come and join the chat!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLuLiD2R3k-q9bfwA2VqOpA



Freedom Stewardship Ministries Training

From: Janet Dickson
janet_e_dickson@yahoo.com


Freedom Stewardship Ministries Training


Just a gentle reminder that Freedom Stewardship Ministries will be having their training on budgeting and debt reduction this Saturday, January 25, 2020 at:

Missionary Restoration Branch
3415 N Elsea Smith Road
Buckner MO 64016

Class is from 9:30 a.m. - Noon.
Please contact Janet Dickson at 940-783-7987 (text or call) OR to register email at:
janet_e_dickson@yahoo.com
Registering is not mandatory, we just want to make sure we have the correct amount of materials for everyone.
See you there!



Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pre-Ordering Now Open for Organic Vegetable/Herb Plants

From: Kelli Miesse
miesse@sbcglobal.net


Pre-Ordering Now Open for Organic Vegetable/Herb Plants


Now taking pre-orders for organic garden vegetable/herb plants, with targeted availability in mid-April for large plants, first part of March for cold weather plants.

Also this year, several gorgeous colors of petunias and coleus will be available, depending on growing success.

All edible plants are hand-sown and organically grown in my house and yard.

Please respond to this email [miesse@sbcglobal.net] with what you would like to reserve, and what quantity. Some items are limited in number, so don’t wait! All pre-orders due by January 31st.

Cold Weather [available March, earlier if grow well]

Lettuce [red, green, freckled roamines]
Spinach
Kale [Red]
Kale [Green]


Tomatoes [Available mid-late April]


Beefsteak
Brandywine
Better Boy
Early Girl
Yellow Beefsteak
Black Krim
Carbon
Mortgage Lifter [XL]
Sungold
Pineapple
Paul Robeson
Mr. Stripey
Cherokee Purple
Roma
Cherry [Red}
Red Pear
Yellow Pear


Peppers


Bell [Red]
Bell [Orange]
Bell [Yellow]
Bell [Green]

Snacker
Jalepeno


Herbs

Cilantro
Dill
Thyme
Oregano
Sage
Basil

Mint [Spearmint]
Mint [Peppermint]
Mint [Chocolate]






Requst Prayer for Elder Walter Baker

From: Karen Baker
thebeestop@aol.com


Prayer request for Elder Walter Baker


Walter was taken to the hospital this morning, he has second stage pneumonia and is dehydrated. The wound/infection in his foot is requiring the bariatric chamber to treat. Please uphold him in your prayers and also Jane Baker that she might be able to have the strength she needs and she sits with Dad and that she'll be able to get some rest.

Friday, January 17, 2020

January 18 Workday Cancelled

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


January 18 Workday Cancelled

Dear, IIAW Friends,

The Team Jesus meal prep for the homeless Beloveds has been cancelled for tomorrow, January 18th. A small crew will be going out to serve the camps with blankets, winter clothes, emergency supplies and personal items. Keep them all, beloveds and the crew, in your prayers on the ice in freezing temperatures.

Mark your calendars for the Beloveds meal prep schedule for February and March. February 15th and 29th. March 7th and 21st. Also, the location for the meal prep has changed. The food will be at Living Hope Church, 2425 S. Crysler Avenue. The metal gym building at the back of the parking lot.

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary
mur620@gmail.com


Oak Grove Retreat is on for Tonight

From: Horn, Vim
HornW@umkc.edu


Oak Grove Retreat is on for Tonight


News concerning the January Priesthood and Men’s Retreat at Oak Grove Restoration Branch for Friday night.


Dear Brethren:

After looking at the road conditions and the weather forecast for the afternoon, we have determined to go ahead with tonight’s gathering as scheduled. The church parking lot and sidewalks will be salted and should be fine for tonight.

We are aware that some of you may have circumstances that would cause you concern about traveling tonight and we fully understand if you are unable to attend. Please pray for us, and join us by internet if you can by going to the Oak Grove Restoration Branch website - OGRB.ORG.

We will be having the retreat as scheduled on Saturday.

Please continue to pray for this gathering and the safe travel of those attending tonight and tomorrow.

William (Vim) Horn
Cell Phone # - 816-803-0297
Email - hornw@umkc.edu


Francis Harper Message for 1/17/2020

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 1/17/2020

The Roaring Lion

God speaking through Isaiah said: “I form the light and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I the Lord do all these things” (Isaiah 45:7). I recall a lively discussion at church long ago, that was sparked by the question; Did God create evil? Some were saying, “Why would he do such a thing?”

Nephi wrote: “For it must needs be (it is necessary), that there is an opposition in all things. If not so . . . righteousness could not be brought to pass; neither wickedness; neither holiness nor misery; neither good nor bad . . . Even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life . . . the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself . . . man could not act for himself save it should be that he be enticed by the one or the other” (2 Nephi 1:81-82, 99-100). My wife has often asked; “Why didn’t God just create us good in the beginning?”



God created Satan; our opposition. We must remember that he is a formidable foe. We need to be constantly aware that our “adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (2 Peter 5, 8). “. . . for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12).

We need to understand that 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 6:12-18). Knowing Satan and his devious ways will help us overcome his efforts to destroy us. Every soldier in the U.S. Army is taught; Know the Enemy.

Alma counseled: “Cry unto him (God) against the power of your enemies; cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness” (Alma 16:219). Praying the precious phrases of the Lord’s prayer will help us: “Suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil (from every form of corruption, deception and confusion) (Matthew 6:14 IV). “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation” (2 Peter 2:9). He has delivered me from temptation, and I know he will also help you if you ask for his assistance!

Jesus met “the enemy of all righteousness in the wilderness (Matthew 4:2-10 IV; 4:3-11 KJV). Likewise Joseph Smith, Jr., encountered the powers of darkness in the Sacred Grove. We are deceived if we think we are immune to the power of the evil one.

A missionary in China, James Fraser, wrote of his struggles against the power of darkness. Satan tried to wreck him as a missionary. First he noticed a strange uncertainty beginning to shadow his inward life. All that he had believed and rejoiced in, became unreal. Uncertainty, doubt and depression began to destroy his witnessing. His foundations were being shaken until he realized Satan was seeking to overwhelm him.

Sometime later the young missionary was much tried by persistent evil thoughts. He wrote: “I went out of the city to a hidden gully on a hillside, one of my favorite prayer haunts, and there voiced my determined resistance to Satan. I even shouted my resistance to Satan and all his evil thoughts. The opposition collapsed then and there like a pack of cards, to return no more. In times of conflict, I find deliverance through repeating Scriptures out loud.” (Behind the Ranges, by Geraldine Taylor pp 104-105).

I was asked to administer to a young lady who was being troubled with seizures. After returning home she began to experience the signs of another seizure and she surmised that it was a satanic attack. She shouted: “Satan, leave me alone, I belong to Jesus.” She suffered no more with seizures! Resist the devil and he will flee from you” James 4:7).

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Dear Ones,

Some believe Satan does not exist. Satan wants us to ignore or think he does not exist. Nephi wrote: “Behold . . . he saith unto them, I am no devil, for there is none (2 Nephi 12:27). Denying the reality of Satan is denying the Lord and his experience in the wilderness!

Satan is Real
(Testimony of my mother Bessie Harper)

“All the family was in bed except for my sister Thelma and I. She had just told me that she had a girlfriend in college who had something called a Patriarchal Blessing. I told her I also had one and asked her if she would like to read it. I told her it was very sacred to me and asked her to consider it carefully, even as sacred scripture. She would read a sentence or two, and we would discuss the meaning before we proceeded. She seemed very interested and pleased.

“During our discussion, I lifted my head and looked toward the kitchen of our house. I felt a cold chill go through me as I noticed a personage just inside the door! I knew immediately who he was and why he was there. He was dressed in black. I can’t say if he had eyes, nose, and mouth, but he was in the form of a man. He was there because my sister was believing. I couldn’t endure looking at him for more than a moment. I was filled with fear by his appearance, yet I felt I must watch him. I looked up three times, and each time he was nearer.

“I recalled that my mother-in-law [Minnie Fry Harper] once told me that if I ever had an encounter with Satan, all I needed to do was pray because God has power over him. I didn’t dare let my sister know what I was witnessing because I was afraid she wouldn’t be able to see him, and she might think I was losing my mind.

“I bowed my head and said, “Dear God, take him away!” That was a very short, humble prayer, but it did the work because when I looked up again he was gone.

“I thought to myself, “Old fellow, you are not going to get the best of me. I’m going to stay right here and talk to my sister as long as she is interested.” But when she said we better go to bed, I didn’t say we should stay up longer because I was still very frightened. I immediately went upstairs to bed and awakened my husband, Francis. I told him my experience, and cried because I was extremely upset. And every time I tell of this experience, even to this day, it still affects my emotions.

“I have always been rather disgusted that I had to see Satan. I have always thought how much more pleasant it would have been to be permitted to see an angel of light. Yet, seeing Satan has been a blessing to me because now I know how near he can be to us in this life and how he is always right there to discourage us whenever we want to do good. I have always guarded against him. Always remember to pray if you encounter Satan. He has no power when God comes to your rescue.”

“Neither will ye suffer that your children transgress the laws of God, and fight and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil, who is the master of sin . . . he being an enemy to all righteousness” (Mosiah 2:26).

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper

January 18 Neighborhood Clean Up Update

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


January 18 Neighborhood Clean Up Update


Hello, IIAW Friends,

The Neighborhood Clean Up we had planned for tomorrow, January 18th, has been cancelled.

Meal prep for the homeless beloveds camps will still take place.

Living Hope Church has offered Team Jesus the use of their commercial kitchen for meal prep until the Unity Center kitchen is ready. Arrangements are being made now to move tomorrow's meal prep to Living Hope at 2425 S. Crysler Avenue. Several people and factors are involved, and I will send out an email notice when I have confirmation on where we will be set up as soon as we have all parties on board. I will also put a notice on the Unity Center door tomorrow if we are successful.

Reminder:
The next IIAW meeting is next Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Unity Center, 803 W. 23rd Street.

Muriel Luedeman
Communications Secretary
mur620@gmail.com

Brother John Concert POSTPONED to SATURDAY

From: Kevin McMilian
kmcmilian@outlook.com


Brother John Concert POSTPONED to SATURDAY


Due to the incoming weather, the Brother John/Made New concert has been POSTPONED to tomorrow, SATURDAY, January 18th. The time is still 6:30 PM, and the doors still open at 5:30.

Please spread the word to those who may not receive these emails.

See you Saturday!

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2215207882111507/


Thursday, January 16, 2020

RE: Men's Retreat and Weather Warning

From: Horn, Vim
HornW@umkc.edu


RE: Men's Retreat and Weather Warning

News concerning cancellation of the January Priesthood and Men’s Retreat at Oak Grove Restoration Branch

Dear Brethren:

As most of you are aware we are anticipating inclement weather later tonight and tomorrow morning that could seriously affect road conditions. At this time we are unsure of the extent of the impact. Since we are not sure, I will monitor weather and road conditions and make a determination early Friday afternoon whether or not we will have the retreat on Friday night. Please monitor the local TV channels for cancellation information, as well as your email.

Even if Friday night is cancelled, we will still have the retreat on Saturday and may extend it an hour or so to allow for what was missed on Friday evening. Please pray for good conditions, safety, and those who will be bringing ministry.

William (Vim) Horn
Cell Phone # - 816-803-0297
Email - hornw@umkc.edu

CMRB Spring Retreats 2020

From: Jacara Foss
jacara.a.foss@gmail.com


CMRB Spring Retreats 2020


The CMRB Spring Retreats are coming up! The dates are listed below and bulletin inserts are attached.

Older Youth (college-age)
March 20th-22nd
7pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Sean and Rachel O'Keefe

Senior High (10th-12th grade)
March 6th-8th
7pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Jeff and Shelly Morrison

Junior High (7th-9th grade)
March 13th-15th
7pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Mark and Nikki McCormick

Junior (4th-6th grade)
March 28th-29th
9am Saturday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Jared and Katie Mulheron

Theme: Rod of Iron ~ I Nephi 2:69
Please register at:
odessahills.com

Jacara Foss
jacara.a.foss@gmail.com



Services for Lucy Scherer

From: Terri Price
pricereader@comcast.net


Services for Lucy Scherer

Lucy Ann Scherer, 84, of Independence, MO passed away January 14, 2020.



Visitation will be from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, at:
Charter Funerals
5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff
Kansas City MO 64133

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, at:
South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050

Burial at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens.

Condolences may be left at:
www.charterfunerals.com


Obituary


Lucy Ann (Lesh) Scherer was born September 6, 1935 in Independence, Missouri. She lived most of her life in Independence.

She is preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Flora Lesh; her brothers: Wilbur, Leonard, Raymond and David; and her sisters Florence and Ruby.

She is survived by Jacob, her husband of 62 years; and by her twin sister Mary Lou Yahnig (Dave) and her sister Leah Thompson. She is also survived by her four children: Terri Price (Duane Jr.), Rhonda Presler (Rex), Bradly Scherer (Kathy) and John Scherer; as well as her 13 grandchildren: Anna Price, Duane Price, Amy Downey, Stephanie Perrin (Jeff), Laura Presler, Beth Presler, Jacob Presler, Alison Scherer, Rob Scherer, Michael Scherer, Anna Scherer, Drew Scherer and Daniel Scherer; and her great grandchildren, Holden Downey and Isa Perrin.

As a young woman, Lucy worked at Stephenson’s Restaurant and JC Penneys. She received an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education at Graceland University. She then taught for two years in Idaho where she made lifelong friends. After teaching those two years, she attended Central Missouri State University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree. While at CMSU, she met and married her husband Jacob. They started their family shortly afterwards.

Lucy was a homemaker for many years and also served on the Independence School Board. She spent time substitute teaching and at one point had taught in every school in the Independence School District. She later taught for several alternative programs at William Chrisman High School and completed her teaching career by running the In School Suspension room for many years.

Lucy suffered a stroke in August of 2018 and resided at Rosewood at the Groves until her death on January 14, 2020. She went peacefully after holding her husband’s hand for most of the day.




Prayer Vigil for Life - January 22

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Steve Bishop
stevebishop@live.com


Prayer Vigil for Life - January 22

Wednesday January 22, 6pm to 7pm

Please join us and others all across America as we silently pray for the unborn, their mothers and fathers, our nation and stand as a witness against abortion.

Prayer vigil will be held near the intersection of Noland Rd. and 24 Hwy in front of Planned Parenthood between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Appliances For Sale

From: G. JONES
tandemtownusa@msn.com


Appliances For Sale

I’ve got an electric stove and oven and a combination washer-dryer for an RV for sale.

Asking $100.00 or best offer

Call Jon
314-517-2319


Thanks for looking



CPRS Auditorium Renovations Have Begun!

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Center Place Restoration School
cprsgoldeneagles@yahoo.com


CPRS Auditorium Renovations Have Begun!


CPRS Phase 1 renovations have begun! Five rows of pews have been removed, chairs are on their way, and electrical work is about to start.
Contact CPRS now if you are interested in owning a piece of our building's history! Vintage stained glass light fixtures will soon be removed from the auditorium/sanctuary, and are available for a suggested minimum donation of $50 each. We have 12 pendant lights, and 12 flush mount ceiling lights available. See attached photos.

Call the CPRS school office at 816-252-1715 for more information.

Sarah EnglishSchool Secretary
Center Place Restoration School
cprsgoldeneagles.com
816-252-1715



Special Stories of the Saints - Louise Clark Gregson 1/2

From: Michael Barrett
mmmbarrett@gmail.com


Special Stories of the Saints - Louise Clark Gregson 1/2


Please enjoy this special bonus episode of Restored Gospel Podcast:

Stories of the Saints E-10. Sister Louise Clark Gregson. Part 1/2

http://restoredgospelpodcast.buzzsprout.com/353171/2461055-stories-of-the-saints-e10-part-1-louise-clark-gregson




This sweet elect lady, author, teacher, and lover of Jesus shares her testimony.

Many of us in the church grew up enjoying her books. At the age of 96 she felt called to write her story and share it. Volume one is available now at the Book of Mormon Foundation. The second volume will be finished soon.

Among other things she shares her experience of being at Pearl Harbor the day it was attacked.


Brother Jack Hagenson accompanied me on this mobile episode as we traveled to her house and set up our equipment. Jack was married to her sister and I asked him along to help me remember anything that might be of interest. We thank him for his time.

Enjoy this part one of two episodes. It was an experience I will never forget.

Mike Barrett

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Vendor Base List

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Diana Premoe
dlpremoe@yahoo.com


Vendor Base List

Diana Premoe is organizing local (Independence area) Craft Fairs.
If you would like to be added to the vendor list, please text your name, phone number, email address, and product description to:
816-616-2597
or email
dlpremoe@yahoo.com

Diana Premoe

Job Opportunity - Woodstock General Manager

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Kimberly Morgan
kimstravels@hotmail.com


Job Opportunity - Woodstock General Manager

General Manager, Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast, 1212 W. Lexington, Independence, Missouri 64050
This is a great opportunity for the right person. Woodstock is looking to expand operations, and needs someone who can develop with the growing business. In return, the earning potential is great. The right candidate will receive a base salary with dynamic bonus structure as the business grows. In addition, the benefit of living on site could be part of the benefit package. Job includes managing helpers, finding marketing opportunities for growth, hosting guests, creating delicious menus, and generally maintaining a beautiful home. The perfect candidate(s) might be either single or a couple interested in developing this great opportunity in the Center Place.

Call owner, Kim Morgan, to apply, or for more information: 816-886-5656

Laura Mae Jones Funeral

From: G. JONES
tandemtownusa@msn.com


Laura Mae Jones Funeral

Laura Mae Jones originally from Baltimore, Maryland passed away at her home in Independence, Missouri.

She was 92 years old and a faithful member to the original teachings of The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Mount Zion Restoration Branch which still teaches those same principles.

Visitation is 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Mt. Zion Restoration Branch.
The funeral service will follow the visitation.
Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Seymour, Missouri.
There will be a grave side service at 1:00 p.m. Friday

Monday, January 13, 2020

PRAYERS FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE PHILIPPINES

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Paul Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com

PRAYERS FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE PHILIPPINES

Dear Saints,

I have heard from several Saints in Australia telling of the terrible fires they are having along with an extensive drought.

Also the people and Saints on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines, dealing with the volcano. We currently have an elder from Australia on a mission trip in Luzon.

Would you take time each day for a week and pray for Australia, its people and of course the Saints.

Thanks and God bless
Paul Gage

Brother John / Made New Concert THIS FRIDAY!

From: Kevin McMilian
kmcmilian@outlook.com


Brother John / Made New Concert THIS FRIDAY!


The Brother John/Made New concert is THIS FRIDAY, the 17th! The concert starts at 6:30, and doors open at 5:30. There will be refreshments and fellowship afterward.

The concert is in Blue Springs at:
Zarahemla Branch
502 SW 17th Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015


FROM INDEPENDENCE:

- EAST on I-70 (toward Oak Grove)

- SOUTH (Right) on 7 Hwy

- WEST (Right) on R.D. Mize Rd

- SOUTH (Left) on 15th Street

- WEST (Right) on Moore Street

- SOUTH (Left) on 17th Street



FROM LOCATIONS SOUTH:

- NORTH on I-470 (toward Independence)

- EAST on 40 Hwy

- NORTH (Left) on 19th Street

(you will round a corner by a Lutheran church onto McArthur St—don’t worry, this is correct)

- NORTH (Left) on 17th Street

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This is a free public concert, so invite your friends and family!

See you on Friday!




Prayer Request - Michelle Day

From: Deanne Murnieks
deanne.murnieks@gmail.com


Prayer Request - Michelle Day


Please pray for Michelle Day. (A distant cousin in my mom’s side.) She is very ill and losing cognitive skills. For example, she doesn’t recognize the difference between wood and metal. She is 49, and is currently undergoing testing of her spinal fluid and immune system. Thank you for your prayers.


"Oh that Zion were come, the salvation of Israel; for out of Zion shall they be judged, when God bringeth back the captivity of his people. And Jacob shall rejoice; Israel shall be glad."

Psalms 53:7

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Urgent Prayer Request for Linda

From: Karen Baker
thebeestop@aol.com


Urgent Prayer Request for Linda

Linda Erwin fell last night and broke the femur above right knee. She is going into surgery at 1:30 today. She is in a lot of pain right now. Please pray that there will are no complications during surgery and for protection that the anesthesia will not cause adverse problems with the brain. Please pray for Angel and April Erwin that the Lord will be with them and give them comfort during this difficult time.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Tenochtitlan 3D Flyby

From: Bernard Pearl
bernard12@frontier.com


Tenochtitlan 3D Flyby


The Book of Mormon alive

Mindscape3D

A flyby of the interactive 3D reconstruction of Tenochtitlan. Made by Mindscape3D in Unity3D. Visit the interactive demo at http://mindscape3d.com ! Music score by Kevin Macleod http://incompetech.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BNEZMIfLLU


Free Clothesline Poles and 10 boards from our basement

From: Dave Guthrie
okiedave3@hotmail.com


Free Clothesline Poles and 10 boards from our basement


When weather clears. We have a set of clothesline poles still in ground and some boards from tearing out a room in our basement.

Please email me at:
save_our_strays@hotmail.com

Thank you.

Connie Guthrie

Friday, January 10, 2020

FSM Class at Missionary Restoration Branch - Canceled

From: Shaun Turner
shaun.cell74@gmail.com


FSM Class at Missionary Restoration Branch - Canceled


We are going to cancel the Freedom Stewardship Ministries class on finance for tomorrow at 9:30 AM, due to bad weather?

We will reschedule the class for ~
Time: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Place: Missionary Restoration Branch
RSVP: Text Janet Dickson @ 940-783-7987

Those that have already RSVP'd and still plan on attending do not need to RSVP again, however, if you have RSVP'd and do not plan on attending, please make that known to us. Those that have not RSVP'd and would like to attend, please text or call Janet Dickson at the number above.

--
Sincerely,
Shaun Turner
shaun.cell74@gmail.com

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." Thomas Paine

Tree Stump Removal

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Erin Fitch
efitch07@yahoo.com


Tree Stump Removal

We had a tree cut down in our yard yesterday. The guys who cut it, didn't have a stump remover.
Does anyone know someone who can do this for a very reasonable price, as we don't have a lot of money to spend.

Thanks 
Erin Fitch

Men's Retreat is One Week Away

From: Horn, Vim
HornW@umkc.edu


Men's Retreat is One Week Away

The 2020 January Priesthood and Men's Retreat is One Week Away

Please register online so we can get a meal count.
Use this link to register:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020JanuaryRetreat

Also, please note that this year the evening gathering will be on Friday night, January 17, instead of Thursday night.



Francis Harper Message for 1/10/2020

---- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 1/10/2020


Happy New Year

These words have been spoken many times during this week. These three simple words are often spoken without taking time to consider what constitutes a Happy New Year.

There’s a hymn we occasionally sing that may help us answer the question: What will bring us happiness and joy throughout the next 366 days?

The words of one of my favorite hymns gives us the answer.

"Trust and Obey"

When we walk with the Lord, In the light of His word, What a glory He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, Not a cloud in the skies, But His smile quickly drives it away; Not a doubt nor a fear, Not sigh nor a tear can abide while we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, Not a sorrow we share, But our toil He doth richly repay; Not a grief nor a loss, Not a frown nor a cross, But is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

But we never can prove The delights of His love until all on the altar we lay, For the favor He shows, And the joy He bestows, Are for them who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet, Or we’ll walk by His side in the way; What He says we will do, Where He sends we will go, Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. (Hymns of the Restoration #371).


“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went . . . For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:8, 10).

Abraham trusted and obeyed and “went out not knowing whither he went . . .” May it be the same with us; Trusting and obeying God, as we embark on our journey into 2020, not knowing what we may encounter during the coming months, but knowing that our faith and trust in God pleases him and “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness” (Galatians 3:6), may it also be accounted to us! So “trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy . . .”

And it is time-tested truth that:

“Because He lives I can face tomorrow!

Because He lives all fear is gone!

Because I know He holds the future

Then life is worth the living

just – BECAUSE HE LIVES!”

(Lyrics of the song, Because He Lives by Bill and Gloria Gaither).


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Dear Ones,

As we enter another year we need to remember that each passing day brings us a day closer to the day of the Lord’s coming. Each day is another opportunity for us, the bride of Christ, to make ourselves ready. “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his saints, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God” (Revelation 19:5-9).

The Apostle Peter wrote: “. . . in the last days there shall come scoffers, walking after their own lusts. Denying the Lord Jesus Christ, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fall asleep, all things . . . have continued as they are from the beginning of the creation. . . For this they willingly are ignorant. . . The Lord is not slack concerning his promise and coming, as some men count slackness, but long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall shake, and the earth also shall tremble, and the mountains shall melt, and pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be filled with fervent heat; the earth also shall be filled, and the corruptible works which are therein shall be burned up. [See also Malachi 4:1-3] If then all these things shall be destroyed, what manner of persons ought ye to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking unto, and preparing for the day of the coming of the Lord . . .?” (2 Peter 3:3-5, 9-12).

We must faithfully watch for the Lord’s second coming. He said, Verily I say unto you, Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching; for he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them” (Luke 12:40 IV; 12:37 KJV).

We need to remember his words: “The evil servant is he who is not found watching . . . He will say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming . . . The Lord of that servant will come in a day he looketh not for, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him down, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers” (Luke 12:54-55 IV; Luke 12:45-46 KJV).

At this point the disciples asked: “Who then is that faithful and wise servant? And the Lord said unto them, It is that servant who watcheth, to impart his portion of meat in due season. Blessed be that servant whom his Lord shall find, when he cometh, so doing” (Luke 12:50-52 IV; Luke 12:42-43 KJV). What do you want to be doing when he comes? I hope he will find us teaching the timely word of God to the Lord’s sheep and lambs.

What should we be watching for during 2020? It is likely that the Lord’s coming in glory when “every eye shall see him; and they who pierced him, and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him” (Revelation 1:7), will be preceded by his appearing to those of his saints who will be patiently and faithfully watching for him. (See Luke 12:41-44 IV; Luke 12:37-38 KJV).


My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper



Thursday, January 9, 2020

Neighborhood Workday January 18

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Neighborhood Workday January 18


Hello, IIAW Friends,

Do you realize IIAW Volunteers have been out every month since last July, showing the LOVE of Jesus in our precious community! Two days we worked two locations at the same time.

January 18th is the 3rd Saturday of the month, and our first Neighborhood Clean Up Day of 2020 and the new decade!

We will meet at the Unity Center, at 8:00 a.m., 803 W. 23rd Street.

We're teaming up with TEAM JESUS for a short time of prayer, a potluck breakfast, and then organize our teams. A few volunteers are needed to help fix hot and cold meals for the Beloveds. This should last till about 10:30 a.m.

The rest of us will work both sides of 23rd Street from the RR overpass just east of Crysler and on east to Noland Road, doing trash pick up, raking, sweeping, and weed whacking along the curbs. Be sure to wear your green IIAW T-shirts. The equipment you need are grabbers, push brooms, rakes, dust pans, weed whackers, loppers, and plastic bags. Dress in warm layers with hats, gloves, scarves and sturdy shoes or boots. We can use trucks for hauling brush and debris. Please pray for favorable weather and melted snow. We will shoot for 2 hours work time. Weather will dictate.

Winter work details are for hale and hearty ones. The weather may be too cold and windy for some workers, so use wisdom in your decision to participate. If the temperature is under 40 degrees, we will shorten the time we are on the street or decide not to venture out. Regardless, we will still meet for prayers and breakfast together to stay connected and growing our friendships.

The Christmas Luminaria lighting, December 21st on S. Main Street was incredible! Thank you, Brother Cato, Bishop Vaka, and the Independence Stake Youth for your tremendous support. Sixty-five youth and leaders, that's right, 65 showed up to assemble candles and bags and set them out on a beautiful day. I am praying for another day like that day and a similar number turn out for this Neighborhood Clean Up Event on the 18th.

Reminder: General IIAW meeting is Tuesday, January 28th, 6:30 p.m. at the Unity Center.

Your servant in Christ Jesus,

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary
mur620@gmail.com



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tree Stump Removal

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Erin Fitch
efitch07@yahoo.com


Tree Stump Removal

We had a tree cut down in our yard yesterday. The guys who cut it, didn't have a stump remover. Does anyone know someone who can do this for a very reasonable price, as we don't have a lot of money to spend.

Thanks Erin Fitch

 

Chloe Deane Elefson Obituary

From: Dwight Elefson
drelefson@gmail.com


Chloe Deane Elefson Obituary



Chloe Deane (Palmer) Elefson, 92, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Monterey Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Chloe was born November 21, 1927 in Wichita, KS to Edgar and Rosa (Huntsman) Palmer. She was wed to her husband of 52 years, Don Oliver Elefson, in Independence, MO on April 10, 1954. Chloe and Don were a team and Don could never have done what he needed without her support. She typed up his master’s thesis to be bound. Chloe was a prolific photographer and always took the pictures at family gatherings and it is, in large part, due to her that many events were well documented. Her grandchildren remember fondly her “snack cabinet” and the generous heart she brought to everyone who entered her home. She had many and diverse interests. She was an accomplished artist, especially painting with oils. She participated in the Cantanina/Christiana choirs for many years. She enjoyed participating in the Independence Music Club. She was also involved in her church, especially the women’s department. Always a gracious hostess, sometimes hosting house busting crowds during World Conference or other family get togethers. She would claim she had accomplished nothing, however, she was a loving and giving person and accomplished much in the hearts of all those who knew her.

Chloe was proceeded in death by her husband, Don O. Elefson and great-granddaughter Cora Padilla. Survived by children Alan (Denise) Elefson, Dwight (Cindy) Elefson, and Rhonda Schmidt. Grandchildren Micah (Becky) Elefson, Michelle Padilla, Mariah (David) Smith, Marianne Elefson, Josh (Emili) Elefson, Jason (Rachel) Elefson, Jordon (Cassie) Elefson, Tim (Alisha) Schmidt; great-grandchildren: Aurora & Eli Davis, Indra & Ofelia Elefson; Madeline & Nathanial Padilla; Ashby Smith; Gina Elefson; Karli, Joeli, Levi, Eli Elefson; Hudson Elefson; Owen Elefson. Informally adopted son, Ernesto Zepeda. Also loved and survived by numerous extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence. Burial in Lobb Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the organization of the donors choice.




Mommy Answer Lady postponed!

From: Holly McLean
holly4candles@hotmail.com


Mommy Answer Lady postponed!

The Mommy Answer Lady has laryngitis!

The regular Thursday morning LIVE STREAM will not be broadcast January 9.

Come back next week!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Free Medical Attention

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Free Medical Attention


Hello, IIAW Friends,

The Unity Center, 803 W. 23rd Street, Independence, MO, is offering free medical attention on the following dates and times:
January 14, 2020 6pm - Until...
January 28, 2020 6pm - Until...

This will be a continuing practice for the Unity Center. If you know anyone, especially homeless men, women, and families, please let them know about this service. If you have skills in this area please contact Simone Rawlings, simone_rawlings@yahoo.com, or Brian Carline at briancarline@sbcglobal.net.

Also, the next Team Jesus meals prep session for the Beloveds will be Saturday January 18th, 8:00am - 10:30am at the Unity Center.

More announcements coming soon.

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary
816-726-8425
mur620@gmail.com

Monday, January 6, 2020

Winona Rose (Nonie) Wheeler Obituary

From: Ray Wheller
twowheelers@yahoo.com

Winona Rose (Nonie) Wheeler Obituary



Winona Rose (Nonie) Wheeler. Nonie was born October 8, 1939 to Ernest and Gertrude (Vail) Webberley in Camas, Washington. She returned to her Heavenly Father on December 31, 2019 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.

Nonie was raised on her parent’s rural farm in Camas, Washington. She was the third of four daughters. Nonie loved the outdoors and helping her Dad around the farm. She learned to drive by driving the hay truck (stick shift) around the fields while her father and others loaded the bales. She also spent most of her teenage years milking the cows both morning and evening. She loved the sing along with the radio while milking. Nonie and her three sisters loved to sing together while they were working around their home. They made a wonderful quartet. She also sang in a duet with her sister Ann in local competitions while they were in high school and did quite well. She especially loved the hymns of her church.

Nonie was baptized in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints when she was eight years old. She served faithfully in her church all of her life. She taught Sunday school classes for over 50 years, she was a youth leader, women’s leader and music director from time to time. She was always happy to be in the service of her Lord. She was an invaluable support to her husband, Ray, during the times when he was the Pastor at different branches of their church.

She met her husband Ray while in Zions League and they dated through her years in high school. They were married October 21, 1956 and were best friends and sweethearts for over 63 years. They had three children, Timothy Lee, Peggy Jo and Connie Jean. From the time she was married she only wanted to be a wife and a mother, and no one ever did it better than she did. Ask her husband and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years, she also adopted many, many other people as her own. Her love was unfathomable-only God and His Son loved more.

Nonie also loved to decorate her home. When she decorated, she changed most of the pictures on the walls. She had a curio cabinet, a hanging glass windowed cabinet and china cabinet plus the mantle and hearth of the fireplace. She made little villages on the top of the mantle and piano, filled those cabinets with Precious Moments and other small figurines. Pretty much if there was a spot flat enough, she had something set on it and she changed these decorations 9 times a year for various holidays and seasons.

We must mention that Nonie loved to take pictures and has a lot of you on film and all of you in her heart.

Nonie was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Gertrude Webberley and her sister Martha (husband, Richard) Chisholm. She is survived by her husband Raymond (Ray) Wheeler, her sisters Marlys and husband Dale Bainter and Ann and husband Dan Smith. Her children, son Timothy, daughter, Peggy and husband, Larry Garrett, Connie and husband, Randy Downey, 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Nonie’s Celebration of Life service will be held on January 25, 2020. Visitation will be from 3-4:00pm with a service following at 4:00pm, both at Buckner Restoration Branch, 2607 N Twyman Rd., Independence, MO 64058-2249.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to be made to: Center Place Restoration School, 819 W Waldo Ave., Independence, MO 64050. All five of Nonie’s grandchildren and one great-grandchild have graduated from CPRS. One great-grandson is still attending.


Blue Recliner needed

From: Fayellen Ely
fayellenkrieg@yahoo.com


Blue Recliner needed

Please, if anyone has a blue recliner that they want to donate or sell for $25 Or less, please call Veronica Burns at:
816-888-3107

She is scheduled for neck and stomache surgeries and needs to sit up in recliner afterward.

TRAINING & CONSISTENCY

From: Holly McLean
holly4candles@hotmail.com


TRAINING & CONSISTENCY


First Tuesday is January 7 and Mentor4Moms will have a session that will include all these subjects from the new course coming out online soon!



Rewards & Consequences
Teaching & Training
Training Emotional Control
Consistency
Teaching Self-Reliance
Giving Choices

The course "How to Train Your Toddler to Behave" is being presented FREE to those who attend the M4M meetings plus there is FREE childcare as well! The children have story time, crafts, snacks and playtime while moms are enjoying time learning new parenting concepts and discussing issues. To sign up for FREE childcare, text or all 816-206-0690.

Come and join in this Tuesday, January 7 10am-noon!

824 E Devon Street
Independence, MO

Sunday, January 5, 2020

New Stories of theSaints Episode January 5

From: Michael Barrett
mmmbarrett@mac.com

New Stories of theSaints Episode January 5

Restored Gospel Podcast would like to share with you our new “Stories of the Saints -Episode 9”

We’ve got some young men who are filled with hope and love because of their testimony of Jesus. They gave us good hope as we spent time with them recording the stories. Come, sit, listen, and enjoy!!

Samuel Jordison, Andrew Smith, and Jason Cain.
This is a two part episode.

http://restoredgospelpodcast.buzzsprout.com/353171/2389274-39-stories-of-the-saints-e8-part-1-andrew-smith-samuel-jordison-jason-cain

Blessings.

Michael Barrett
Restored Gospel Podcast

Breaking the Book of Mormon Code

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Gary Bell
liahonalight@gmail.com


Breaking the Book of Mormon Code

I have set up a new website regarding the Book of Mormon: sparrow2020.org

Here is more proof that Joseph Smith, Jr. did not write the Book of Mormon.

If you have questions go to:  More and then Contact

Gary Bell

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Gospel Recording Studio ?

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlmanm
jrjstahlman@gmail.com


Gospel Recording Studio ?

Is there anyone who has a recording studio dedicated for spreading the Gospel, the Good News

Sincerely,
Rhonda

Great Job Opportunity

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Kimberly Morgan
kimstravels@hotmail.com


Great Job Opportunity

Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast
1212 W Lexington Ave
Independence Missouri 64050

Woodstock Inn Bed and Breakfast is a 10-room inn right across from the auditorium and a half mile from the historic square in Independence, Missouri. It has been a bed and breakfast since the 1980’s, and I have owned it for the last 10 years. I have enjoyed two great managers in those years, and I am now looking for my next manager. There are two scenarios that are possible as indicated below.

(NOTE: I'M CURRENTLY HIRING FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO POSSIBLE POSITIONS, NOT BOTH.)

1. Assistant Innkeeper and Entrepreneur

If you are creative and hankering to open your own business in a baking related field, this might be your perfect opportunity. We can work out a combination of payment and space/work exchange. I have a commercial kitchen, and I’m willing to trade some time in the kitchen for some assistance at the inn. I have spaces that would work for baking and for selling. I need 15-20 hours of help mostly on the weekends. Pay is $12-15 per hour depending on experience and level of duties. Some or all of that can be traded for time in the kitchen and setting up shop.

Hours and duties include:

Friday 1-7 pm Shop for groceries, make snacks for guests, check in guests, prep for breakfast
Saturday 7 am-12 Make breakfast, check out guests, clean and organize (Sometimes 3-7 pm)
Sunday 7 am -12 Make breakfast, check out guests, clean and organize (We can trade off Sundays so that at least one of us can make it to church.)

Pay and benefits:

$12-15 per hour depending on experiences and level of duties. 15-20 hours per week. An Increase in pay after 90 days and good reviews. One of the best benefits is that you meet new people, and guests love you if you are good at hospitality! It’s fun!

2. General Manager/Innkeeper

If you love to cook, organize, decorate, and enjoy meeting new people, this may be the position for you! This is a full time position (40 hours per week) with days off usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, there is some flexibility in work hours and time off depending on when guests are at the inn. Pay is $12-16 per hour depending on experience.

Hours and duties include:

7 a.m -12 Breakfast, guest check out, and clean up. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Afternoon snack presentation and guest check in. This is the schedule usually 3-4 days of the week. The other 1-2 days are spent taking reservations, marketing, inn maintenance, cleaning, organizing, decorating, creating menus, and other general managing duties.

Pay and benefits:

$12-15 per hour depending on experience. 40 hours per week. Some flexibility in hours. Bonus structure added after 90 days and good reviews. One of the best benefits is that guests love you if you are good at hospitality! Rarely do you get such instant and regular kudos in a job. It’s fun!

To apply or for more information, please call Kim Morgan, 816 886 5656. I would like to have the right person in place by mid to late Feb. at the latest.

AUDITIONS CONTINUE TONIGHT FOR JOSEPH SMITH AND EMMA!

From: April LaJune
aprilajune@gmail.com


AUDITIONS CONTINUE TONIGHT FOR JOSEPH SMITH AND EMMA!


We had a great time last night at the auditions and hope that you'll join us tonight at 7pm!

Those wanting to join the crew should be at the Remnant HQTRS on Lexinginton at 6PM!

DON'T BE LATE! AUDITION DOORS WILL CLOSE AT 7:15PM AND YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET IN! ONCE THE DOORS ARE CLOSED, YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT AUDITION NIGHT!

It doesn't matter how old you are when you audition, there are also other productions we will discuss but tonight - we're sticking to the scripts that are at:
liahonabroadcasting.com
under the Auditions>Script tab! You can read more about the positions at that website.

PLEASE BE ON TIME AS IT IS IMPERATIVE!

Thanks to everyone who is participating and wants to participate!

2020 IS GOING TO A GREAT YEAR FOR MEDIA MINISTRY!

April LaJune

Friday, January 3, 2020

Lola Kaufman Update

From: Dawn Peterson
pugmomma501@gmail.com


Lola Kaufman Update

Thank you everyone for your prayers. Lola had her surgery this afternoon. The doctors extracted 3 teeth and crowned 5. She was sleeping after the surgery but as you can see from the bottom picture she woke up happy, smiley and no pain! Prayers have been answered and the family thanks everyone for their prayers.

In Christ Love,
Dawn Peterson



Volunteers Needed for Independence Is Alive and Well

From: Muriel Luedeman
mur620@gmail.com


Volunteers Needed for Independence Is Alive and Well


Volunteers are needed January 4th and 18th to prepare meals for the homeless in the community.
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Unity Center, 803 W 23 Street, Independence, MO.

This is a regular, bi-weekly event, every other Saturday, same time, same place. If you have a burden for the homeless in our community, and don't know quite where and how to start, this is a wonderful way to get your feet wet.

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary
816-726-8425
mur620@gmail.com



Financial Training for Everyone

From: Janet Dickson
janet_e_dickson@yahoo.com


Financial Training for Everyone

Good Afternoon and Happy New Year!

Janet Dickson



Francis Harper Message for 1/3/2020

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper
wbfrmsup@iowatelecom.net


Francis Harper Message for 1/3/2020


“This One Thing I Do. . .”

As we enter the new year, let us resolve to do as Paul suggested: “. . . forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

Paul looked at life as a race during which we must keep our eye focused upon becoming like Jesus. He wrote: “. . . let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising [ignoring] the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus warned: “. . . no man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

One morning during the final week my wife was with us, the Lord reminded me of this scripture: “. . . the child that Uriah’s wife bore unto David . . . was very sick. David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth . . . And it came to pass on the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead . . . But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead; therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.

Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord and worshiped; . . . Then said his servants unto him, what thing is this that thou hast done? Thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, who can tell whether God will be gracious unto me that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? (2 Samuel 12:15-23).

We look forward to the day spoken of by John when “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Until then we can expect to encounter death, sorrow and crying. David was able to accept the loss of his son and move on with his life with a minimum of disruption. We should do the same.



Job suffered the loss of family, property and even his health, but his faith never wavered. He could say, “the Lord gave, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). Later, he shared this testimony: “O that my words were now written! Oh that they were written in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; And though after my skin worms destroy this body; yet in my flesh shall I see God” (Job 19:23-26).

It is written that before his death Job was given twice as much as he had before . . . so the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning” (Job 42: 10, 12).

The testimony of Job, forged in the fiery trials of his mortal life, strengthens our faith, fortifying us for whatever may come in 2020 and beyond. And so we “press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

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Dear Ones,

Horatio Spafford was a latter day Job who suffered similar losses, yet neither did his faith waver. We are indebted to him for his song; “It is Well With My Soul.”

The song “It Is Well With My Soul” was written by a successful Christian lawyer Horatio Spafford. His only son died at age 4 in 1871. In 1872, the great Chicago fire wiped out his vast estate, acquired by his successful legal career. In 1873 he sent his wife and 4 daughters to Europe for a summer vacation trip on the ill fated SS Ville du Havre. Since he had a lot of work to do, he planned to follow them later. Enroute the ship sank and he lost his 4 daughters with his wife being the only survivor. She sent him a telegram which simply read, “SAVED ALONE . . .” On his return home, his law firm was burned and the insurance company refused to pay him. They called it, “An act of God.” He had no money to pay for his house and no work, so he also lost his house. Then while sitting and thinking what had happened to him; being a spiritual person, he wrote a song – “Whatever, my Lord, You have taught me to say – It is well, it is well with my soul.”


It Is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, that Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, Oh, the bliss of this glorious tho’t, My sin, not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

And, Lord, haste the day when our faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll, The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend, “Even so” it is well with my soul.

It is well, with my soul, It is well, it is well, with my soul.

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper


AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR EMMA AND JOSEPH

From: April LaJune
aprilajune@gmail.com


AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR EMMA AND JOSEPH


Auditions are posted for Emma Smith and Joseph Smith Jr!

BOTH START AT 7PM SHARP at the Remnant Church on Lexington and Union. Please download the script and be ready to start!

Script and instructions for auditioning including address, time and date are posted on LiahonaBroadcasting.com under Auditions>Scripts.

You can follow this link to read the audition.

https://liahonabroadcasting.com/scripts/

For additional information you can email me at:
april@aprillajune.com
or text 303-888-5583. Thank you!

IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE CREW PLEASE TEXT ME FOR DETAILED INFO!

April LaJune©HIDC



Book of Mormon Retreat - January 24-26, 2020

From: Rochelle Newell
medicteacher@sbcglobal.net


Book of Mormon Retreat - January 24-26, 2020


Book of Mormon Retreat for ages 17-24! See the flyer below.
Contact Ben and Rochelle Newell with questions: 816-516-7880

Register online at:
https://www.bomf.org/internship.html





Thursday, January 2, 2020

Prayers needed for Lola Kaufman

From: Dawn Peterson
pugmomma501@gmail.com


Prayers needed for Lola Kaufman


Lola, Shannon’s daughter, is in need of mighty prayer. As you can see from the picture the left side of her face is swollen. This is due to a severely infected tooth. Shannon was very sick when she was pregnant with Lola and some of the medicines she was given caused Lola to have a birth defect of no enamel on her teeth. She is currently at Rainbows in Cleveland now waiting surgery.

The doctors told Shannon that they need to operate as soon as possible because it is so infected it could move up to her eye or brain and be fatal. She is on an IV now. There are no doctors available to do the surgery today and the swelling worsens by the hour.

I ask for prayers of healing for this little one and comfort to her parents. They are not members of the church, but are good people that maybe through this experience will come to know their Heavenly Father.

Thanks so much,

Dawn Peterson




Walker with Wheels and Seat

From: GraceAna Garcia
graceana2011@gmail.com


Walker with Wheels and Seat


My client who has hip and knee issues has recently fallen !
She is looking for a used walker with a seat and wheels.
If you know of one please advise me.

Thank you.
GraceAna


Restoration Choir rehearsals beginning January 5, 2020

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Larry Ward
laward.01@comcast.net


Restoration Choir rehearsals beginning January 5, 2020

Come sing with us!

For more information
contact Larry or Diane Ward at:
laward.01@comcast.net
or call 252-8311



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

SIBLING CONFLICTS - How to Handle them!

From: Holly McLean
holly4candles@hotmail.com

SIBLING CONFLICTS - How to Handle them!




THURSDAY, January 2 - 10am

Question: "How do I handle sibling conflicts?"


Join the Mommy Answer Lady and the chat about Sibling conflicts and how to handle them!

One of the most FRUSTRATING things a parent can deal with is sibling fighting and bickering.
Don't miss the discussion and learn tips on how to take care of these inevitable conflicts Thursday morning, 10 am
at the Mommy Answer Lady YouTube Channel!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLuLiD2R3k-q9bfwA2VqOpA