Monday, January 24, 2022

Toaster Oven Needed

 From: Muriel L

Toaster Oven Needed
Anyone have a toaster oven they want get rid of?

Contact Tili Ayala at 520-912-0891

Odessa Chili Competition Fundraiser Rescheduled

From: Kim Kelso

Odessa Chili Competition Fundraiser Rescheduled
In order to better support the Gale Witherell family at this time, it has been decided to postpone the Chili Competition Fundraiser until February 5th; the place and time remain the same. Please help us spread the word about the date change.

Chili Competition Details:
On February 5th at 5 pm at the Odessa Restoration Branch, the Odessa Restoration Branch Women's Department is hosting a chili competition to raise money for Chilhowee Restoration Branch to purchase new flooring for their building. 

The dinner is free, but free will donations would be appreciated. Desserts will be available for purchase as well. All proceeds will go to Chilhowee Restoration Branch.

Please join us in supporting them with some good-hearted competition and fellowship! Don't forget to invite your friends and family!

The address is: 
Odessa Restoration Branch
6783 MO-131 
Odessa, MO 64076

Facebook Group Page:

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Mary Jane Holt's Memorial Page

 From: Jerry Norby

Mary Jane Holt's Memorial Page
Mary Jane Holt
March 8, 1945 - January 20, 2022

Visit Mary's memorial page to share a memory or send condolences to the family, read the obituary, and find the upcoming events.

Prayer Request - Don Marsh

From: Julie Marsh

Prayer Request - Don Marsh

Request prayers for my husband Don Marsh he has been admitted to ICU for COVID pneumonia 2 days ago.

Thank you,
Julie Marsh

Friday, January 21, 2022

Price Reduction on Book of Mormon Book

From: Paul Ludy

Price Reduction on Book of Mormon Book

Frank L. Stribling, Jr., has produced this book containing highlights from the Book of Mormon.  It is 8.5x11" and has 120 pages.  It has sold for $12.00.  But Frank is in the process of updating and producing a new version of his book.  Therefore, we are offering all existing copies of this book for $6.00.

Book of Mormon Gems for a Reader's Discovery is a condensed, easy-to-read summary of the Book of Mormon.  It contains gems of wisdom, counsel, and the way to have an abundant life.  It embraces and enhances the Christian faith.

This book follows the Book of Mormon story and teachings, giving references to RLDS and LDS numbering systems.  Throughout the book are paragraphs called "Gems," which identify important concepts.  The book will be of special interest for sharing with friends who are not familiar with the Book of Mormon.

Order with an e-mail to or a phone call to 816-210-8450.  One copy will mail for $3.00, or I will deliver in the Independence, MO, area for $2.00.

Participate in Online ASD Research!

From: Owl Hollow Farm

Participate in Online ASD Research!

Owl Hollow Farm always looks to support other organizations working to make the world a better place! ASD Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is a group that studies Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The organization is currently conducting online research with eligible participants. You can find more information on the flyer below. Please consider participating if the study applies to your family. Participants will receive Amazon gift cards to compensate for their time!

Cathy White, Owl Hollow Farm Director



Thursday, January 20, 2022


From: Paul Gage


JANUARY 20, 2022


Greetings to the Dear Saints Around the World,

 Living in the Kingdom of God has a lot of implications. Now is the time to give them some thought. Since the scriptures admonish us to "examine ourselves" (II Corinthians 13:5), we should therefore, be more concerned about our own spiritual condition than that of others. After all, it is much easier to see the little things in others than the big things in us, right? Well, not according to Jesus in Luke 6:40-42.

 A priesthood member at Waldo Avenue RB preached last Sunday about sin. Was that SIN? Yes!

He confessed some of his own sins, which we are told to do. After few things, he could have been talking about me or maybe you. He did not confess anything great dramatic things, but those little things that we all let keep us just a little off track. Things like not enough time and devotion to fasting, praying, studying, etc. You know, those kingdom building characteristics that help us maintain a kingdom quality life.

 We have probably all had the experience of having day "perfectly planned" only to find obstacles in the way.  You have heard, I'm sure about the guy who was on his way from Jerusalem down to Jericho and fell among thieves. That was not his original plan for the day.  Full details in Luke 10:31-38. Thankfully, we don't often fall among "real thieves", but many times those little thieves attack and delay our plans for kingdom living. Things like as the hymn says, ":We repent the times we've stood, for the things of lesser good and for stewardship of time, we have spent unlinked with Thine"

 It isn't always that we may get off track, but how quickly we realize it and get back on track.. We know Jesus will always be there to help and direct us. A song was written, called, "One Day at a Time." It mainly speaks of being human and needing God's help each step of every day. To believe in what we can be and all that we are. Trusting God to help us stay on the pathway to his kingdom and realize we need his help one day at a time. It says, "give me the strength to do every day what I have to do." Every day becomes new day in living in the Kingdom of God.

 The Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) has produced a Daily Devotional guide which is now on Day 17 and goes through April 30, 2022. It is entitled, "Jesus and You in 2022" and is available on the CRE website at Such things can help keep us on the right path. In the current issue of "Tidings of Zion" the theme is announced for the June 19-24, 2022 Restoration Branch Family Reunion and CRE. It is "Take Upon You the Name of Christ and Run the Race." Every day, living in the Kingdom is part of that race. Read the articles in this Tidings to better understand what the race is that we are involved in.

 The following words to the song "The Call" by Larry Jordan, April 7, 1983 may be helpful.

 From the beginning until the end my joy, my glory, to be your friend,

To go together through eternity, there with my Father, what joy there’ll be.

  I’ve seen your struggles; I’ve felt your pain. I’ve known your sorrows dark in the rain.

I’ll take your heartache, sadness and strife, and give you peace for the rest of your life.

  I’ll heal your sorrows, I’ll soothe your pain, give you sunny tomorrows, rainbows through the rain. Keep my commandments.  I am the Way. If you would go with me then do what I say.

  Can you hear me calling?  Can you hear my voice?  Can you hear me pleading as you make your choice? My yoke is easy.  My burden is Light.  If we walk together, everything is all right.


I ran the race.  I fought the fight. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

I paid the price so you could be free. I gave you everything, what will you give to me?


Remember, Jesus is the Lead Runner.

God Bless

Paul Gage