Friday, October 22, 2021

Items For Sale - Boots and Jewelry

 From: Linda Datschefski

Items For Sale - Boots and Jewelry

Boots worn one time only, size 6 M. (Box they came in picture) $10.00

The 3 piece jewelry sets are $5.00 a set. 

Independence pickup.
Denice Dunlap

Bucket Truck Request

From: Alec Davis

Bucket Truck Request


In order to help a woman in need, a bucket truck would be ideal. 
If you have, or have access to, a bucket truck, would you please contact me?

Alec Davis

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Livestream link for tonight 10/21/2021

From: Jan Griffith

Livestream link for tonight 10/21/2021

Below is a link for an LDS presentation sponsored by the Book of Mormon Heartlanders, which will air tonight at 6:30p.m. (central time).  Among other things, they will be talking about the spotted Bee Balm Plant which I understand was a natural antibiotic of our early saints in the restoration.  They believe America (that is, the U.S.A., not Meso-America) was the location for Book of Mormon lands, so if you’re die-hard against that possibility, you might not want to watch it.  Otherwise, you might find it to be an interesting presentation.


From the Outreach Restoration Branch.  Go here:

Again, it begins at 6:30 p.m. Central time.




 From: paul gage


OCTOBER 21, 2021


Greetings to the Dear Saints Around the World,


As 2021, or any year, rolls along, we find ourselves dealing with the daily struggles of life as well as the many things in our environment that have an effect on and in our lives. These struggles are not unique to us today, though, of course, circumstances differ from one generation to the next.


In the "One Hundred Days of Daily Devotions," from the Conference of Restoration Elders, the scripture for today is Joshua 24 where Joshua was reminding the House of Israel of God's past blessings and guidance and challenging them to be faithful to God's Word and directions. They of course assured Joshua they would be faithful. We know the continuing saga of the Israelites in the Old World and the New, ancient times and current times. The hymn for today, is
O Jesus I Have Promised."


This hymn was written by John E. Bode in 1866, originally beginning, "O Jesus, we have promised," for the confirmation of his daughter and two sons in the Church of England. At that time Bode told his children, "I have written a hymn containing all the important truths I want you to remember." The hymn not only reminds us of the promises that we have made to Jesus, but it also asks Jesus to protect us from the dangers and temptations posed by the world—and it reminds us that Jesus has made promises too—that Jesus promised that we will live with him in glory if we comply with His commandments and law.


The text is based on a verse in John 12 following Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and his travel to Bethsaida of Galilee just before his impending passion when he shares with his disciples: “...The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor” (John 12:23-26, IV).


In our daily lives, may we remain true to the covenant we made with God knowing that full well, God will be true to His promises. God bless you in your daily walk to the Kingdom with Jesus.


Paul Gage

About Our Father's Business

From: Muriel Luedeman

About Our Father's Business
Hello, Initiative and Unity Center Friends,

God is lifting the hearts of his people to a new level of action. That performance requires knowledge and collaboration.

2Peter 1:5 "Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness, and to godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off..."

In this verse I address the essential element of knowledge. To live a life of fruitful faith, knowledge of the roots of and solutions to our societal problems is essential. Knowledge is part of the whole package of behavior for a believer/servant/saint. We are admonished to study not only the Word of God, but also all good books and connect with people of knowledge and wisdom.

Offered here are two short YouTube video clips to bring hope and encouragement. God is moving in great and marvelous ways in his sons and daughters, individually and collectively. He wants to mobilize us all to action to preserve life, advocate for our maltreated children, set the drug addict and all people free, and bring forth His Kingdom here in this city.

Type into Youtube Videos these two titles: ELEVATE Branson 10 11 2021, and 1018 Strategy Katie Fetzer 10 3 2021. The ELEVATE Branson clip is an interview Bruce and I had with Matt Grindstaff, V.P over Strategic Partnerships, on October 11th. Katie Fetzer, founder/CEO of non-profit 1018 Strategy spoke at our S. Main Street Neighborhood Block Party.

Be encouraged! What is happening with ELEVATE Branson, and with women like Katie Fetzer standing up and calling out evil in this nation, can happen, will happen, and is happening here in Independence. I urge you to watch these videos and engage in collaboratively strategizing with the Holy Spirit for solutions to our myriad problems. I encourage you to engage fully with the Independence Is Alive and Well Initiative (IIAW) and lend support. God has the answers. God is calling all believers into action, ranking us up to the next level of commitment. It will take all of us working together with Him to conquer our problems. And in this process we will have unity. Only the Two Great Commandments are our unifying force. Love God and Love People. It is that simple.

Loving our neighbors is not something we do occasionally when we are face to face with a homeless Beloved, or a tired young mother in tears, or helping a widow load groceries. Loving our neighbors must be front and center in our thoughts continually, intentionally, sacrificially, and Divinely Focused, Our neighbors, as with our families, will be the first thing on our hearts when we rise and the last thing we think about before we sleep. We must corporately plan and execute deliverance, in big and small ways, for when we are meeting the needs of our neighbors we are serving our God. God's work is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Our work is to love our neighbor as ourselves.  

Father, thank you for bringing us all together to joyfully do Your Business.

Muriel Luedeman

Grain Mill

 From: Naomi DeSelms

Grain Mill

I am looking for a working Grain Mill at a low price.

Email me at:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bottler Position for Pure Water Oasis

From: Penny Curtis

Bottler Position for Pure Water Oasis

Job Description:

Unload 5-gallon bottles off the delivery truck and put through the commercial bottling machine. Then reload for the next day.

It is a perfect after school job or a part time.

Hours are flexible but generally start from 4:30-6:30 Monday-Friday.

It requires being able to lift 40 lb bottles and the ability to self manage as after training it is a solitary position.

Minimum wage to start $10.30 per hour

Please contact Penny at 816-254-3335 if you have any questions.


Penny Curtis

Pure Water Oasis 
411 E. 23rd Street 
Independence, MO 64055