Thursday, December 2, 2021

Odessa Chili Competition

From: Kim Kelso



Odessa Chili Competition
 
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Odessa Restoration Branch at 5 pm, 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!

If you would like to enter your chili into the competition, please text Kim Kelso at 816.341.3319 by January 15th. Chili's need to be brought to the church between 2-4 pm. Please make at least 5-6 quarts (a full crock pot) of your chili.

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





FASTING, PRAYING, STUDYING AND LIVING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD DECEMBER 2, 2021

 From: paul gage


FASTING, PRAYING, STUDYING AND LIVING FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD

DECEMBER 2, 2021

Greetings to the lovely Saints around the world,

As you all know, wherever you live, we are now into perhaps the most exciting time of each year. I am reminded of this every time I go in or out of my office at home. I have a short message taped to the door which reads, "Have you heard? It's almost Christmas! The best time of the year! Love Tyler and Alexsandra. They are my two grandchildren. They are both in their twenties now, but the message is still the same.

We know, of course, that the entire life of Jesus Christ is vital to us, but without His being born into the world, the rest of His life would not have happened. God had a plan and Jesus was involved in the planning and implementation of that plan. The truth is very plain in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave...." Because God gave, we have the opportunity to receive that wonderful gift of our Lord and Savior and that is so relevant at this time of year.

People have argued and debated for years trying to determine exactly when Jesus was born. The exact date is not so important when compared with why He came and what His coming has done for us. As we receive the ministry of Jesus Christ, we are called to prepare ourselves so that we can share Him with others. I Peter 3:15 states, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer with meekness, and fear to every man that asketh of you a reason for the hope that is in you."

What better time to share that hope, which is Jesus Christ with others. I had a unique experience today. The lady cutting my hair asked me if I had plans for the rest of the day. Of all the things I could have said, my answer was "I will be working on a sermon to preach Sunday night." One thing led to another other when she told me her brother was married to a "Mormon." We talked about that and I gave her a rundown of church history and explained the purpose of the Book of Mormon. I asked her if she had ever read the Book of Mormon and she said that she had not. As I checked out, I asked her if she would like a copy of the Book of Mormon and she said that she would. I happened to have a copy in my vehicle.

So what does all that have to do with fasting, praying, studying and living for the Kingdom of God? Everything! It is our diligence in preparing ourselves through the spiritual disciplines that God will use us to share the gospel.

Two of my favorite Christmas hymns are "Silent Night" and "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Why? Because in the third verse of "Silent Night" it says, "Son of God, LOVE'S pure light...", Jesus is the pure light of God's love.  The fourth verse of "O Little Town.." states, " O Holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray; Cast out our sin and enter in, Be born in us today." As Christ is born in us, through our faithfulness, we then can share His Love with the world.


Merry Christmas and God bless...

Paul Gage




Self Esteem in Children

 From: Holly McLean



Self Esteem in Children
 
Are you concerned that your child shows signs of low self-esteem?  Other than the clear belief that God has created them and therefore they are worthy, there are other things you can do to help them build up self-esteem so they will be confident about themselves, as well as able to more boldly be a witness of God and His truth.

This video will give you a few ideas!

SELF-ESTEEM - 6 Easy Steps!
https://youtu.be/dJaGo061v6o



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Washer / Dryer needed

From: Bird, Ivan S LCAP



Washer / Dryer needed
 

A young lady is setting up her first household and is in need of a washer / electric dryer.  Brand, color, style, etc. not important.  Pickup in the KC metro area is available.  She has a modest budget.  


Please contact Ivan S. Bird at:

816-616-4624

 or 

ivanbird71@outlook.com 

if you have something available.  


Thanks!!

 


Trundle Bed

 From: HAROLD SHARKEY



Trundle Bed
 
For sale:  Trundle bed like new, color white...
Includes two 8in thick mattresses. 

Price $375
Phone 816-745-7990 
Harold Sharkey





LUNCH PARTNERS

 

From: Clarence Carroll


LUNCH PARTNERS

DEAR ALL,

LUNCH PARTNERS IS IN NEED OF GREAT HELP
THEY SERVE OVER 100 MEALS ON MONDAY
WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY

ARLO STEPHENSEN IS IN CHARGE. HE HAD A STROKE
LAST SUNDAY IT EFFECTED HIS SPEECH AND ARM.
HE AND HIS WIFE JULIE ARE IN NEED OF PRAYERS

THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PICK UP FOOD FROM
 SEVERAL STORES. ALSO SEVERAL PEOPLE TO 
WORK AT THE CENTER 3 HOURS PER DAY. IF YOU CAN HELP OUT
SO THEY DO NOT HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS PLEASE
CONTACT BARBARA HARRIS 816-217-7118
PLEASE CONSIDER SERVING IN THIS ENDEVORE TO HELP
OTHERS FOR SOME IT IS THEIR ONLY MEAL OF THE DAY

THANK YOU
CLAREEN CARROLL


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Free 50” Emerson TV.

From: G. JONES




Free 50” Emerson TV

These TV’s are noted for the remote to TV failure.
I was using it as normal just pushing the on on the remote and it started to fail me.
I realized that a gentler touch allowed me to get it to play and the same for turning it off.

No guarantees that it will continue to work. AS IS!
When it plays the colors are great!

Sound is great! It’s all in the remote connecting to the TV??? (Internal TV problem can be Googled on YouTube)

Call Garrett at:
816-500-3390