Wednesday, February 28, 2018

F. Carmain Dutton Obituary

From: Barbara Dutton

F. Carmain Dutton Obituary

A memorial service for F. Carmain Dutton will be held at Waldo Restoration Branch, 819 W Waldo, Independence MO 64050 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

His obituary can be seen at:

Deebot M87 Vacuum For Sale

From: Garland Schnack

Deebot M87 Vacuum For Sale

ECOVACS DEEBOT M87 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, White/Grey
List Price: $399.99

I am selling it for: $180.00

Effective 5 stage cleaning featuring an advanced mopping system that sweep, lift, vacuum, wet mop and dry in a single pass
Stair safety, obstacle Detection technology, auto recharge, and schedule daily or Weekly cleanings
Smart move technology which simulates a human cleaning pattern for bare floors. Smart motion technology which cleans in a random pattern for carpet cleaning
Control the DEEBOT directly from your mobile phone or using the remote

Used very little

Call Garland at: 816-796-4167 or 816-305-1144 cell

Monday, February 26, 2018

Vacancy Announcement U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Denver, Colorado

From: Sheila Tyler

Vacancy Announcement for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Denver, Colorado


The United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado seeks applications for a Systems Specialist.

This position is open for internal and external application. Deadline for application is March 4, 2018.

Sheila M. Tyler
HR Specialist

Please feel free to share the attached vacancy announcement:

2006 Saturn VUE For Sale

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Ron Van Fleet

2006 Saturn VUE For Sale

For Sale $2,100 cash
2006 Saturn VUE ve

171,000 miles
leather seats (some a little worn)
tires good, new brakes and timing belt
front wheel drive
4 door with hatchback
CD and radio
Sun Roof
AC (pulley makes noise, but AC works... or I think that is what mechanic called it)
Front bumper has a crack in it, not very noticeable.

Call Ron or Brenda Van Fleet (Independence area)
816-721-3962 or 816-721-4048

Directed Wellness Center
208 & 210 W Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 301-7222
Directed Wellness Center, Directed Minds/Kavanah LLC, Directed Minds BEMER Group

​​Pancake Breakfast March 10​

​------ Forwarded message -------
From: Julia Anderson

​​Pancake Breakfast March 10​

Pancake Breakfast

All you can eat!


(Raising funds for Senior Banquet)

Pancakes and Syrup
(Gluten Free Pancakes and Sugar Free Syrup available)
Scrambled Eggs
Milk / Juice

Saturday, March 10, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Center Place Restoration School
819 W Waldo, Independence

$6 per person or $25 per family (up to 5)

See a Junior Class member for tickets or pay at the door.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Vehicle Needed (Modest Price)


Vehicle Needed (Modest Price)

An elderly couple from my home branch needs to acquire (at a modest price) either a small car or a small pick-up truck. Please call me so that I may pass you message on to the couple in need of this car / truck.
Home phone: 816-886-6114 Cell: 816-832-7026
Both numbers have the ability for you to leave a recorded message if I'm not able to answer your call.

May God grant you a blessed day!

Dottie and Vern Allen

* Land of the free BECAUSE of the brave.
* "Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is
coming back tomorrow." -Theodore Epp
* If you don't do anything the entire day, you're called a bum. If you do it in a boat, you're called a fisherman.

Obituary of Tom Beem

------ Forwarded message ------
From: Michael Beem

Obituary of Tom Beem

Thomas John Beem, 69, a resident of Independence, MO passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 21, 1949 to Ray and Doris (Luff) Beem in Independence.

Tom was united in marriage to Carol Ann Myers on August 7, 1971 in San Jose, CA. He was a High Priest in the Church and enjoyed teaching and preaching the gospel throughout the Midwest and California. His church ministry was his greatest joy and he loved the Lord Jesus with a great passion. Tom enjoyed scripture study, wood working and designing model railroads. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 46 years, Carol A. Beem of Independence, MO; sons, Mark Beem (Dyanna) and their children, Gabriel and Elizabeth of Independence, Michael Beem (Janey) and their children, Joseph, Lindsay and Julia of Independence; daughter, Melissa Owings (Brad) and their children, Kathryn, Bethany, Annalise, Sariah and Marshall of Sibley; sister, Rae Simmons of Independence; brothers, Steven Beem of Independence, and Randall Beem (Coleen) of Independence.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Memories of Tom and words of comfort to the family may be shared at:

A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service honoring Tom’s life at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Zarahemla Restoration Branch, 502 S.W. 17th St, Blue Springs, MO. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Kansas City Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Tom and words of comfort to the family may be shared at:

The service will be Live Streamed. Just go to the branch website and select the Live Stream Link.

Michael Beem
(816) 665-3788

Saturday, February 24, 2018

New Translation of Caractors Transcript

From: Blair Bryant

New Translation of Caractors Transcript

I wish to do TWO things with this email:
1) Notify all my contacts that I have changed my email server. My address is now:

If you desire to have future communications with me, please change your address book to this new address. If you would like to be removed from my address book, please send me a reply requesting that I do so. Thank you.

2) Tell all my friends with whom I have communicated over the past 23 years of my working on the Caractors (Anthon) Transcript (CT), that I now have a better translation and that I have written a book for 'The Skeptic' about the subject. You may download that book FREE. It is available in a .pdf file at the following link: ROM-CHAOS-1-1.pdf

Those of you who know nothing of my work on the CT, attached below is a picture of the cover of the book.


BUT, if you would like to see what that message really SAYS, I suggest you download the book and see for yourself. It is a wonderful testimony of Jesus. It says that Jesus is the Christ, that Jesus IS God, and yet, he is also the Son of God. While our minds have trouble comprehending that apparent paradox, it is the doctrine of the Trinity. The CT reinforces that doctrine.

Consider 1 John 4:2-3 (KJV).

2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Those of you that believe, TEST the Spirit. According to 1 John, this message could NOT have been generated by the powers of evil. Thus, this book has a message from God, that is for YOU and all of mankind who will listen and respond. And here is wise counsel from the book of James (1:5-6):

5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.

The CT message is not mine. It is from God, and it SAYS that in no uncertain terms. Follow James 1:5 leadings and ask God for wisdom.

If, when you have read the book and agree with me that this is a message from God, feel free to share the news with others. I think everyone in the world needs to know this message is available for THEM. Pass it on!

If you are a skeptic, read the book to test the validity of your skepticism—this book was written for YOU, the skeptic. It suggests ways that you might try to discredit the message. But if you do not want to see the book, delete this message, and, as I said before, I wish you well!

Blair Bryant
Translator of the CT
February 23, 2018

Central Missouri Retreats 2018

------ Forwarded message ------
From: DougJudi Smith

Central Missouri Retreats 2018

It's retreat time again!
After these cold winter months, it's good to come together and see what God has in store when we come together in His name! The possibilities are miraculous!

Older Youth Retreat

March 23rd-25th
7:00 pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Reggie and Suzanne Bendorf

Senior High Retreat
March 9th-11th
7:00 pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Jeff and Shelly Morrison

Junior High Retreat
March 16th-18th
7:00 pm Friday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Phillip and Susan Freeze

Junior Retreat

April 7th-8th
9:00 am Saturday - 1pm Sunday
Directors: Erik and Amy Simmons

One-Bedroom Duplex For Rent

From: Ladner Morse

One-Bedroom Duplex For Rent

623 Pleasant Street
Independence MO 64050

Contact: Laddie Morse 972-998-1011 for more information and to set up a visit.
$300 deposit
Renter pays utilities
$40 extra in the spring and summer for lawn care

New carpet and flooring throughout
New Double-pane windows
Spacious bedroom, living room, kitchen and laundry Room
50s Style Bathroom
Includes a Washer & Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher & Kitchen table
Off street parking in back

Sitting porch
Hall closet
Bathroom storage closet

Place to BBQ under big shady trees
Beautiful neighborhood, the duplex is located at near McCoy Park which
is across the street from the Truman Library.
Located on a street with historical homes.
Duplex Neighbor is quiet and has been a long time renter.

Friday, February 23, 2018

March Book Sale

​------- Forwarded message ------
From: Paul Ludy

March Book Sale



Our Shelves Are Too Full!

More Than 300 Titles Available

This offer good through March 31, 2018, or while supplies last.

Order by e-mail at or call Paul at (816) 210-8450.

Note: “Oldbookman Cash” is not offered for these sale items.

Adventuring for Jesus, 1955, hard, 96 pages

Anderson, Henry, Our Church’s Story (1846 1946), 1988 FRAA reprint, soft, 44 pages

Anholt, Kasper, Seek First the Kingdom, 1982, private, soft, 240 pages

Anthony, Joseph H., Birds of a Feather, 1978 reprint, soft, 325 pages

Anway, Joseph and Carol, Adventures in a New Land, 1987, soft, 224 pages

Austin, E. Eugene, and others, Saints’ Heritage (A Journal of the Restoration Trails Foundation), 1988, soft, 110 pages

Baker, Robert, RLDS New Age Theology Exposed, 1986, Old Path Publishing, soft, 233 pages

Barlow, T. Ed, Congregational House Churches, 1978, soft, 213 pages

Barlow, T. Ed, Living Saints Witness at Work, 1976, 126 pages, hard

Barlow, T. Ed., Small Group Ministry in the Contemporary Church, 1972, soft, 190 pages

Barrington, George, God Will Not Let Me Go, 1977, soft, 128 pages

Black, Lea Vail, Wings of Worship (Plays), 1968, hard, 226 pages

Book of Testimonies, A, Long Beach Congregation, 1989, soft, 143 pages

Bouissou, Jean-Christophe, Christ and Community, 1996, soft, 150 pages

Boyd, Theo E., Poetic Reflections from the Dust, 1979, hard, 126 pages

Braby, Lois, Hear Ye Him, 1963, hard, 70 pages

Braby, Carol, Heritage and Hope, 1984, soft, 156 pages

Bradley, Ruth O., Great Themes from the Book of Mormon, 1974, hard, 200 pages

Brock, Carolyn, Asante Africa, 1990, soft, 253 pages

Brockway, Edith, The Golden Land, 1968, hard, 160 pages

Brockway, Esther, Toward Better Witnessing, 1976, hard, 210 pages

Brunson, L. Madelon, Bonds of Sisterhood, 1985, soft, 170 pages

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Book of Mormon, 1965, soft, 176 pages

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Old Testament, 1965, hard, 400 pages

Buck, Clifford, The Greatest of These, 1966, hard and soft, 160 pages

Butterworth, Vida, Girls in White, soft, 176 pages

Carper, L. Dean, The Sound of Drums, 1975, hard, 120 pages

Carter, Mary Leland, An Instrument in His Hands, 1968 reprint of The Two Story Book (also includes The Minister Who Was Different by Elbert A. Smith), soft, 202 pages

Cassels, Louis, Forbid Them Not, Independence Press, Independence, MO, 1973, hard and soft, 94 pages

Cheville, Roy A., By What Authority, 1959, hard, 96 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Did the Light Go Out? 1962, hard and soft, 261 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Expectations for Endowed Living, 1972, hard, 122 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Growing Up in Religion, 1951, hard and soft, 176 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Humor in Gospel Living, 1978, soft, 153 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Joseph and Emma, Companions, 1977, hard, 206 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Meet Them in the Scriptures, 1960, soft, 242 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Scriptures from Ancient America, 1964, hard and soft, 368 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Health, 1966, hard, 412 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Resources Are Available Today (Vol. 1), 1975, hard, 256 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spiritual Resources Are Available Today (Vol. 2), 1975, hard, 239 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Spirituality in the Space Age, 1962, hard, 264 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Ten Considerations for Family Living, 1958, soft, 150 pages

Cheville, Roy A., The Book of Mormon Speaks for Itself, 1971, hard, 203 pages

Cheville, Roy A., The Field of Theology, 1960, hard and soft, 144 pages

Cheville, Roy A., They Made a Difference, 1970, hard and soft, 350 pages

Cheville, Roy A., They Sang of the Restoration, 1955, hard and soft, 267 pages

Cheville, Roy A., Through the West Door (Graceland College), 1946, hard, 327 pages

Cheville, Roy A., When Teen agers Talk Theology, 1968, hard, 445 pages

Cheville, Roy A., When They Seek Counsel, 1954, soft, 133 pages

Children’s Hymnal, 1957, hard, 200 pages

Church and Evangelism, The, 1941, hard, 406 pages

Church, Olive, A Time of Rebellion, 1968, hard, 283 pages

Cole, Clifford A., Faith for New Frontiers, 1956. hard and soft, 156 pages

Cole, Clifford A., The Revelation in Christ, 1963, hard and soft, 346 pages

Collins, Barbara Lee and Hale, A New Concordance of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1992, soft, 445 pages

Conduff, Sara, Because He Cares, private, 1988, soft, 255 pages

Davis, Dwight, Ministry of the Elder, 1953. soft, 190 pages

Decade of the Best, A, (1961 1970 Saints' Herald articles), 1972, hard, 239 pages

DeLapp, Ardyce, Stories That Teach, 1972, hard, 288 pages

DeLapp, G. Leslie, In the World..., 1973, hard, 250 pages

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., Adventuring with God, 1985, soft, 120 pages

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., God's Other Books, 1987, soft, 226 pages

Dempsey, Elbert A., Jr., The Power of the Prophetic, 1988, soft, 292 pages

Dollins, Bill J., Afterthoughts, 1975, soft, 108 pages

Dollins, Bill Jr., Lyrical Thoughts, 1966, hard, 71 pages

Doty, Harry L., Letters to Ron, 1976, hard, 98 pages

Doty, Harry L., Prayer Meetings, 1979, soft, 150 pages

Draper, Maurice L., Credo "I Believe," 1983, soft, 307 pages

Draper, Maurice L., Footnotes, 1996, soft, 239 pages

Draper, Maurice L., Isles and Continents, 1982, soft, 296 pages

Draper, Maurice, Marriage in the Restoration, 1968, hard, 77 pages

Draper, Maurice, Methods of Evangelism, 1953, soft, 84 pages

Draper, Maurice, The Founding Prophet, 1991, soft, 255 pages

Draper, Maurice, The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit, 1969, hard, 174 pages

Draper, Maurice, Why I Belong, 1958, hard and soft, 144 pages

Edwards, Deane Butler, All Children Are Mine, 1964, hard and soft, 235 pages

Edwards, Deane Butler, Day by Day, 1964, hard, 64 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, All Thy Mercies, 1962, hard, 213 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Authority and Spiritual Power, 1956, hard, 125 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1954, hard, 447 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, God Our Help, 1981 reprint, soft, 230 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Meditation and Prayer, 1980, soft, 272 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Missionary Sermon Studies, 1949, hard, 392 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, Students Guide to the Doctrine and Covenants, 1980, soft, 242 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Divine Purpose in Us, 1963, soft, 261 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Joy in Creation and Judgment, 1975, hard, 255 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Life and Ministry of Jesus, 1950 and 1962, hard, 390 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Power that Worketh in Us, 1987, soft, 343 pages

Edwards, F. Henry, The Whole Wide World, 1959, (printed in Australia), hard, 176 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Aaronic Foundational Ministries, 1995, soft, 236 pages

Edwards, Paul M., F. Henry Edwards: Articulator for the Church, 1995, soft, 142 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Inquiring Faith, 1967, hard, 112 pages

Edwards, Paul M., Our Legacy of Faith, 1991, hard, 335 pages

Edwards, Paul M., The Chief, 1988, soft, 291 pages

Edwards, Paul M., The Elder: Minister of Mission, 1997, soft, 92 pages

Edwards, Paul M., The Hilltop Where (Graceland College), Venture Foundation, Lamoni, IA, 1972, hard, 190 pages

Empowered to Care, 1980, soft, 220 pages

Ettinger, Cecil R., Congregational Readings, 1975, hard, 135 pages

Ettinger, Cecil R., Thy Kingdom Come, 1965, hard and soft, 96 pages

Exploring the Faith, 1970, hard and soft, 248 pages

Facing Today’s Frontiers, 1966, hard & soft, 112 pages

Farrow, Percy E., God's Eternal Design, 1980, soft, 316 pages

First Nephi, Study Book of Mormon, 1988, Zarahemla Research Foundation, soft, Q, 79 pages

Fry, Evan A., Unto All Men, 1959, hard, 139 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, There Is a Book, 1971, hard, 309 pages

Galbraith, Madelyn, Village in the Sun, 1975, 261 pages, hard,

Gilberts, Helen, Sariah, 1970, hard and soft, 320 pages

Gossett, Bob, The Stranger at Emmaus, 1972, hard, 92 pages

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor [the cover says "Instuctor"], 1977 reprint, soft, 231 pages

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Interpreter, 1986 reprint, soft, 152 pages

Griffiths, Iris, The Vindicator, 1977, soft, 214 pages

Ham, Wayne, Enriching Your New Testament Studies, 1966, hard, 198 pages

Ham, Wayne, Geoffrey F. Spencer: An Advocate for an Enlightened Faith, 1998, soft, 140 pages

Ham, Wayne, Man's Living Religions, 1966, hard and soft, 327 pages

Ham, Wayne, More Than Burnt Offerings, 1978, 206 pages, soft

Ham, Wayne, Publish Glad Tidings, 1970, hard, 444 pages

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1945 and 1947, hard, 256 pages

Hart, Lee, Adult Ministries in the Church and the World, 1976, soft, 267 pages

Hartman, Frances, Poetic Voices of the Restoration, 1961, hard, 227 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Commentary on the Book of Mormon, 1964, soft, 504 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Survey of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1962, hard and soft, 168 pages

Hartshorn, Chris B., Let Us Worship, 1946, hard, 190 pages

Hartung, Hazel, Stars to Steer By, 1998, private, soft, 394 pages

Hettrick, Ric and Marcia, From Among Men, 1976, hard, 220 pages

Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Committed to Peace, 1994, soft, 150 pages

Higdon, Barbara McFarlane, Good News for Today, 1981, soft, 172 pages

Hiles, Norma Derry, Gentle Monarch: The Presidency of Israel A. Smith, 1991, soft, 198 pages

Hinckley, Helen, Columbus: Explorer for Christ, 1977, hard, 115 pages

Holm, Francis W., The Mormon Churches A Comparison from Within, 1970, soft, 238 pages

Holmes, Reed M., Israel, Land of Zion, 1978, hard, 112 pages

Holmes, Reed, Seek This Christ, 1954, hard and soft, 77 pages

Holmes, Reed M., The Church in Israel, 1983, soft, 163 pages

Holmes, Reed M., The Forerunners, 1981, soft, 280 pages

Holmes, Reed M., The Patriarchs, 1978, soft, 173 pages

Howard, Barbara, ed., 25 Years of Restoration Witness, 1988, soft, 286 pages

Howard, Barbara, ed., Children: Of Such Is the Kingdom, 1979, soft, 175 pages

Howard, Barbara, Journey of Joy, 1990, soft, 159 pages

Howard, Barbara, Journey of Forgiveness, 1986, soft, 140 pages

Howard, Richard P, Restoration Scriptures, 1969, hard and soft, 278 pages

Hughes, Richard & Joe Serig, Evangelism, the Ministry of the Church, 1981, soft, 299 pages

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 1), 1982, soft, 219 pages

Hunt, Larry E., F. M. Smith: Saint as Reformer (Volume 2), 1982, soft, 488 pages

Hurshman, Lloyd, William Dodds, and David Chobar, Many Will Respond, 1988, soft, 207 pages

Huskey, Hyrum H. Jr., Counseling Skills for Church Leadership, 1980, soft, 135 pages

Hymnal for Youth, 1951, hard, 395 pages

Hymnal, The, (the “gray hymnal”), 1956, hard, 582 hymns, fair condition

Hymns of the Saints, 1981, 501 hymns, hard

Inouye, Henry K., Jr., Roy A. Cheville: Explorer of Spiritual Frontiers, 1996, soft, 171 pages

Jones, Irene, Know Your Scriptures, 1966, soft, 107 pages

Jordan, Doris N., Strength for the Journey, private, 1996, soft, 438 pages

Judd, Peter, The Sacraments, 1978, soft, 174 pages

Judd, Peter, The Worshiping Community, 1984, soft, 178 pages

Judd, Peter, Worship in a Diverse Culture, 1995, soft, 133 pages

Judd, Peter & Clifford Cole, Distinctives Yesterday and Today, 1983, soft, 168 pages

Judd, Peter & Bruce Lindgren, An Introduction to the Saints Church, 1976, hard and soft, 228 pages

Keairnes, Grace, A Reasonable Service, 1922, hard, 197 pages

Kelley, Edmund G., The Making of a Frontier Missionary (William H. Kelley), 1980, soft, 192 pages

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, undated reprint of 1908 book, soft, 486 pages + index

Kirkendall, Norma Anne, Let's Do Something About Our Teaching, soft, 1958

Knisley, Alvin, Book of Mormon Dictionary, Mimeo reprint of 1945 book, soft, 158 pages

Kramer, Annando, From Now to Eternity, 1993, private, soft, 164 pages

Kueffer, Carlyle F. (Ed), Stories of Our Hymns, hard & soft, 176 pages

Lambert, J. R., What Is Man? 1973 reprint of 1914 book, soft, 249 pages

Landon, Donald, To Be the Salt of the Earth, 1965, hard, 214 pages

Landon, Donald D., and Robert L. Smith, For What Purpose Assembled, 1969, hard and soft, 188 pages

Launius, Ardie, Today's Frontier, 1980, private, soft, 265 pages

Launius, Roger D., and W. B. “Pat” Spillman (ed.), Let Contention Cease, 1991, soft, 304 pages

Lea, Leonard J., Views from the Mountain, 1961, hard, 220 pages

Learning God's Way, 1964, hard, 85 pages

Legg, Phillip R., Oliver Cowdery: Elusive Second Elder, 1989, soft, 167 pages

Linder, Ted, Ben Nelson: Defender of the Faithful, 1981, soft, 105 pages

Livesay, John S., Bible Beasts, Independence Press, Independence, MO, 1975, hard, 96 pages

Living Testimonies (Book 1), 1992, Oak Grove Restoration Branch, soft, 150 pages

Look Upward, 1988, Sionita School, soft, 112 pages

Lord Speaks, The, (selections from Doctrine and Covenants) 1963, hard, 43 pages

Lost on the Ocean (and other stories), 1957, hard, 208 pages (The covers are rough)

Loving, Albert L., When I Put Out to Sea, 1975, 216 pages, hard

Lucero, Paul, In Search of the Eternal Christ, 1986, Lightbearer Publ., Montebello, CA, soft, 104 pages

Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, 1968 reprint, soft, 280 pages

Maples, Evelyn, Norman Learns about the Sacraments, 1961, hard, 40 pages

Maples, Evelyn, Norman Learns about the Scriptures, 1961 and 1972, hard, 36 and 40 pages

Maples, Evelyn, That Ye Love, 1971, hard and soft, 95 pages

McClain, W. Blair, Easterglow, 1978, soft, 141 pages

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Roger D. Launius, An Early Latter Day Saint History: The Book of John Whitmer, 1980, soft, 213 pages

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Roger D. Launius, Missouri Folk Heroes of the 19th Century,

McKiernan, F. Mark, and others, The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History, 1979, soft, 357 pages

Mesle, C. Robert, The Bible as Story and Struggle, 1989, soft, 99 pages

Mills, M. Morrie, In Times Like These, 1977, soft, 108 pages B

Montgomery, Jo, To Serve with Love, 1974, hard, 253 pages

Moore, Bob, On Heresy, 1992, private, soft, 142 pages

Mortimore, Olive, Out of Abundance, 1971, hard, 41 pages

Monsees, Laurie, A Week in the Life of the Church, 1992, hard, 107 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, A Bite of Eve's Apple, 1982, soft, 150 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, A Restoration Heritage, 1979, soft, 240 pages

Mulliken, Frances Hartman, and Margaret Salts, Women of Destiny in the Bible, 1978, soft, 187 pages

Newton, Marjorie, Hero or Traitor (Charles Wesley Wandell), 1992, 104 pages, soft

Nichols, Jeannette, Her Works Praise Her, 1967, 133 pages, hard

Njeim, George A., The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, 1978, soft, 206 pages

Oakman, Arthur A., God's Spiritual Universe, 1962, hard, 188 pages

Oakman, Elva T., and Lillie Jennings, It Can Be Fun! 1948, hard, 218 pages

Oliver, Lucille, Celebrate Your Existence, 1971, soft, 79 pages

Packer, Athol B., An Open Door, 1959, 191 pages, hard and soft

Parsons, A. H., Parsons' Text Book, Lamoni, IA, 1902 and later, hard, 327 pages

Parsons, A. H., Parsons' Text Book, 1971 reprint, soft, 332 pages

Pement, Isleta L., and Paul M. Edwards, A Herald to the Saints: History of Herald Publishing House, 1992, soft, 306 pages

Premoe, David, Zion: The Growing Symbol, 1980, soft, 122 pages

Premoe, David, and Robert Kent, Witnessing: The Sharing of Our Lives, 1982, soft, 205 pages

Presler, Viola Velt, Growing Up in a Troubled Time, 1994, private, soft, 181 pages

Presler, Viola Velt, Nephi’s Wilderness Journey, 1995, private, soft, 113 pages

Preston, John, Peter Bosten, 1978 reprint of 1918 book, soft, 352 pages

Price, Richard, The Saints at the Crossroads, 1974, private, soft, 260 pages

Price, Richard & Pamela, Action Time, 1985, soft, 233 pages

Price, Richard & Pamela, The Temple of the Lord, Price Publishing Co., 1982, soft, 142 pages

Prince, Gregory A., Having Authority, 1993, soft, 99 pages

Prymak, Gregory, Authority in the RLDS Theological Tradition, 1995, soft, 144 pages

Ralston, Russell F., Fundamental Differences, 1960, 244 pages, hard,

Reece, Colleen L., Fourth Generation P. K., 1981, soft, 144 pages

Reece, Colleen L., Sanctuary, 1983, soft, 136 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Ninety and Nine, 1984, soft, 157 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Other Nine, 1981, soft, 164 pages

Reece, Colleen L., The Unknown Witnesses, 1974, hard, 159 pages

Restoration in the Midst of Revolution, The, (University Bulletin), 1968, soft, 103 pages B

Revell, Roger A., Hymns in Worship, 1981, soft, 224 pages

Ritchie, Malcolm L., Roy Cheville—The Graceland Years, 1995, Graceland College, soft, 356 pages

Ritchie, Malcolm L., Roy Cheville—The Patriarch Years, 1997, Graceland College, soft, 423 pages

Robison, Pamela Lents, Alma, 1985, soft, 90 pages

Ruch, Velma, The Signature of God, 1986, soft, 493 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., comp., Testimonies of the Restoration, 1971, hard, 203 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Comp.), Yearbook of Testimony (Volumes 1 5), 1974 1979, 107 189 pages, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), Evan Fry Illustrations from Radio Sermons, 1975, hard

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith (Volume 1), 1978, soft, 284 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith (Volume 2), 1979, soft, 286 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith (Volume 3), 1981, soft, 263 pages

Ruoff, Norman D., (Ed.), Witness to the World (Testimonies from Restoration Witness), 1967, 216 pages, hard

Russell, Naomi, Discovery, 1976, hard, 96 pages

Russell, Naomi, Light from the Valley, 1979, soft, 200 pages

Russell, Naomi, Profiles, 1989, soft, 242 pages

Russell, William D., The Word Became Flesh, 1967, hard, 284 pages

Russell, William D., Treasures in Earthen Vessels, hard and soft, 1966

Salyards, Christiana, The Enduring Word, 1942 and 1944, hard, 400 pages

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph's City Beautiful, 1976, soft, 207 pages

Sarre, Winifred Turner, If With All Your Heart, 1969, hard, 264 pages

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From: Paul Ludy



Personal accounts of the “golden age” among the Saints in Creston, Iowa, in the early 1960's.
48 pages. $5.00


Historical novel by Margaret Wilson Gibson. Set in the early Restoration Movement.
232 pages. $8.50


A challenge by Walter Weldon to prepare for the coming of Christ.
172 pages. $7.50 each; $6.75 each for 12 or more; $6.00 each for 24 or more


Ten radio sermons by Elbert A. Smith with evidence that Joseph Smith, Jr., was a prophet of God.
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Francis Harper Message for 2/23/2018

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 2/23/2018

Dear Ones,

The life of the church of Jesus Christ and our own spiritual life also, depends upon our testimony of Jesus, and our continued communication with him.

Jesus asked “…whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona (Son of John); for flesh and blood (man) hath not revealed this (testimony of Jesus) unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say also unto thee (and to us), That thou art Peter; and upon this rock (revelation from heaven) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:17-19 IV; 16:15-18 KJV).

History has proven that whenever any man, or church, is built upon the precepts of men, the spiritual life of that man, or church, has always failed to become what God has intended. Continued divine revelation; day by day, year by year, is indispensable. Without the light and inspiration of heaven the gates of hell will prevail against us and his church.

As if to emphasize our need for heaven’s light, as I was writing this message, before the light of day, our electricity was suddenly shut off! The darkness was complete. I could not find my way even to locate a flashlight. I became disoriented and lost within our own home. I was reminded of the words of Isaiah; “We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men” (Isaiah 59:10). When the lights came on, I discovered I was completely off course to reach my intended destination. This was a confirmation of my message; we are indeed lost without the light and inspiration of heaven.

“The means by which revelation is given to man may be said to be infinite” (Joseph Smith III and the Restoration. Page 597). I will enumerate some of the more common ways the Lord communicates with us.

God speaks to us through his word; the Scriptures. Most of us have received light and guidance from the word of God. My Bible opened immediately to the first Psalm one evening when I was being tempted to follow the counsel of men. When I read, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly…”(Psalm 1:1), I knew this scripture was a message sent from God to help me at that critical moment in my life.

The Lord, by his Holy Spirit, gives us inspired thoughts, words and phrases; often speaking them again and again for added emphasis. Bakht Singh wrote; “I felt some divine power engulf me and I uttered the words; Lord Jesus, I know and I believe thou art the living Christ. I kept repeating the words again and again. A day came when I began to hear his voice every day” (Bakht Singh of India. Page 86). I too have been taught by the Holy Spirit in this way. Words that have been repeated to me over and over again most recently were “I send you forth to testify and warn the people.”

Other ways and means God uses to communicate with us are: 1) dreams and visions, 2) through other people, 3) precise timings, 4) divine appointments, 5) double witnesses. The Lord is very creative in the ways he uses to communicate his will. If he has a message for you, he will find a way to deliver it. “He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith…” (Revelation 3:13).

Two thousand five hundred souls “heard a voice, as if it came out of heaven…it was not a harsh voice, neither was it a loud voice…(even though it was) a small voice…it did pierce them to the very soul… and it said to them, Behold, my beloved Son, in whom I have glorified my name, hear ye him” (3 Nephi 5:5-8).

Love to All,
Francis Harper


God Still Speaks To Us

On a recent television show (February 2018), it was reported that Vice President Pence not only talks to God; God also talks to him. It was suggested the Vice President may have mental health problems if he really believes God is speaking to him. On another show an opinion was expressed that Vice President Pence was owed an apology. I believe God is owed an apology!

Our Scriptures are filled with evidences of God speaking to man in the past. He still speaks. He most often speaks to persons who are listening and seeking for his divine wisdom and counsel. Nevertheless, if he chooses, he is fully capable of speaking and making his voice heard by anyone of us.

Bakht Singh, India’s foremost evangelist and church planter of the twentieth century said, “Once we learn the secret of hearing the voice of God, all our questions, no matter how difficult they are, are answered, and our problems, however complicated, are solved. When I started reading Genesis in January 1930, I came across these words… ‘God said, God spoke.’ It is repeated 558 times in the first five books of the Bible. I said to myself, if God is speaking, then I must listen. And as I read, I prayed, ‘Oh God, my loving God, speak to me and help me now.’ God does speak, and he wants us to hear his voice and listen to him.” (Brother Bakht Singh of India. T. E. Koshy. Page 406).

Joseph Smith, Jr., a true latter day prophet, at the age of 14, saw God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, his son, in a vision and they spoke to him. This was in the early spring of 1820. Joseph’s experience was similar to that of Stephen, the first Christian martyr who testified: “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:56). Joseph Smith, Jr., was also martyred.

Joseph, the martyr, wrote: “Some few days after I had this vision I happened to be in company with one of the Methodist preachers who was very active in the before-mentioned religious excitement, and conversing with him on the subject of religion, I took occasion to give him an account of the vision which I had had. I was greatly surprised at his behavior; he treated my communication not only lightly, but with great contempt, saying it was all of the Devil; that there was no such thing as visions or revelations in these days; that all such things had ceased with the apostles, and that there never would be any more of them: (History of the Church. Volume 1. Page 10). We should not be surprised that the vast majority of the people in our nation today, even pastors, believe our Father in heaven is dumb; and no longer speaks.

Saul of Tarsus, a Jew, a persecutor of Christians, “…as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven; and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, “Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus…” (Acts 9:3-5).

Peter wrote of the Mount of Transfiguration experience when Jesus was introduced; “For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount (2 Peter 1:17-18).

God still speaks. The Apostle Paul wrote: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). It is written in Malachi, “For I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6).

Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:17). We should be grateful we have a Vice President who does not hesitate to say God still speaks to men on earth.

Looking for help with Tax Math

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From: nicole hazen

Looking for help with Tax Math

I am need of help from someone with excellent math skills and good with taxes. I have to do 4 amendments for four tax years. I just would like someone to look over what I've done to make sure I have gotten it all correct. I cant afford a professional tax service as they want like $100 per year which would be like $400+. I'm pretty okay at doing taxes, I just would like someone to double check my work. I could pay a little something for the help if need be.

My phone (816)267-9189 or my email is:

​Y​ours in Christ​
Nicole Hazen

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Duplex for Rent in Independence

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From: William- Katrina Baker

Duplex for Rent in Independence

My sister and her husband have a duplex for rent in Independence and are hoping to have church members move in. Please share this with anyone who is interested or looking for a place or call Rob Nixon at: 816-517-0289

One in Christ
Katrina Baker

Household Cleaning / Snow Removal / Handyman

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From: ​​Jacquie Thorstensen

Three Separate Jobs - Household Cleaning / Snow Removal / Handyman

Household: Looking for honest and OCD about clean, type person for two units in the Truman Historic District. A one bedroom and a two bedroom. The units will be fully furnished short term on AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, Zillow and/or corporate rentals. Washing and changing of linens along with cleaning interior windows as necessary and exterior patio door(s) will be required. After each guest leaves they will be reviewing us on the internet. It will be of utmost importance to maintain a 5 Star rating of excellence. Just one poor rating deters future bookings. The guests are great, but they will also be picky, even holding us accountable for the weather at times. Some things may seem unreasonable, but just understand that this is the business. We will still be the best and create a wonderful place people will rebook when they have business or pleasure in Independence. Because these units are a business that I feel will reflect our hospitality it will require the utmost in honesty, cleanliness and communication to please the guests. The position will be on an as needed bases. Flexibility will be important. If you’re working a full time job and doing this for extra income, that will be great, but I will have bookings that are back to back and need your cleaning skills as soon as one guest leaves to be prepared for the next guest. I cannot turn down a booking and will need a ‘can do’ attitude to make it work out. A professional security background and credit check will be completed. References required. Any questions or doubts in your background that might be viewed less than positive should be discussed in the interview so that we both can determine if this position is a good fit for each of us. For communications we can talk on the phone and/or text via SMS or iMessage. Initially, it will also be necessary to take pics on completion of each cleaning to confirm everything is in order for guests. You will be compensated as an independent contract worker and compensation will be $60 for two bdrm/$45 for one bdrm. For the credit/background check I will withhold half ($20) from your first cleaning. After 6 months of satisfactory service I will reimburse the $20. This is my first endeavor in the short term rental market and I am looking forward to it. I think it could be very enjoyable for us and our guests. I believe these units are homes you can take pride in your work and receive wonderful feedback from the guests for a job well done. If interested please call, text or e-mail.

Snow Removal: The person that did snow removal last year, unfortunately has health issues and so far I have managed to get by. Will need the driveway, all walkways and steps including the side walk cleared and salted/deiced. I will provide the salt/deice. Less than 6” $65. More than 6” $75. If you are interested you can call, text or email for more information and address located in the Truman Historic District. It will be necessary to provide before and after pictures. Please provide references.

Handyman: On an as needed bases, at this Truman Historic District triplex. Handyman will need to supply own tools. Minimum $15 per call and $25 per hour. Need to reside within 10 miles. A professional security/credit check will be completed. Job history and references required. Any concerns about less than positive issues in personal history can be discussed and will not necessarily result in refusal to consider. Please call, text, or e-mail.

Jacquie Thorstensen

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jenifer Friend​ ​- Memorial Service

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From: Peggye Friend Turner

Jenifer Friend​ ​- Memorial Service

My niece, Jenifer Friend, daughter of Michael and Barbara Friend passed away suddenly on Jan 30th 2018 from Addison's.

She was 39 years old and a special needs teacher at Grain Valley middle school​... Her visitation is on March 2nd at Speaks on 39th street in Independence from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and her memorial service is on March 3rd at Park View at 2:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, a Youcaring fund has been started to honor Jenifer's wishes of making sure her mother with MS and her brother (Matthew with Cerebral Palsy are taken care of. Jenifer spent her life caring for them while also handling the care of her grandmother in Nebraska with Dementia.

She lived her life in service for others and was such a bright light and will be missed by so many!

Click here to support In Memory of Jenifer Friend

Monday, February 19, 2018

On the fulfillment of Ether 3:98

From: Dwight Burford

On the fulfillment of Ether 3:98

February 19, 2018

Dear Family and Friends,

The day before yesterday, on February 17, I was reminded of a vision I had been given exactly two years earlier. At about 6 a.m. on February 17, 2016, I awoke to a vision of a massive storm, like a large hurricane, as it was moving across the U.S. What I was shown compelled me to tell my wife, Pam, in that moment we awoke, “It’s beginning!”

Alongside this massive storm, a much smaller storm also appeared in the vision. I was given to know that this smaller storm was the 2007 Greensburg tornado and that it was also present in the vision to provide perspective in terms of the relative size of these storms. (Here is a link to some information about that Greensburg tornado.),_2007

So I looked more closely and saw that the Greensburg tornado was very small and relatively insignificant when compared to this massive storm yet to come. To be clear, the storm that is coming upon this land is going to be much more devastating and cover a much larger part of the country.

Along with the vision there came a knowledge of the authority by which this judgment would come upon America. To explain, I need to go back several days before this vision was given.

On the Friday before (on February 12, 2016) at around 7 p.m. Germany time (or noon CST), I checked into an airport hotel in Hamburg, Germany. When I got to my hotel room, as is my custom I knelt beside the bed and thanked the Lord for my safety and salvation and asked Him to make the room a sanctuary for my rest that night. I then opened my suitcase and took out my travel set of scriptures for a worship center on the lampstand next to the bed.

As I picked up my pocket 1908 edition of the Book of Mormon, a particular verse came to mind. So, I opened it and was amazed to find that I had turned right to that very verse. When I read it, a strong impress came upon me, affirming to me that what I was reading in the verse to which I had been directed was relevant to that day.

This scripture was Helaman 3:65, which is about Nephi telling the people in his day that their chief judge had been murdered. A very sobering witness came over me as I read this passage, like a foreboding warning.

The next day, Saturday, February 13, I stayed in Amsterdam. The warning I had received the night before stayed with me all day, so much so that after checking into my hotel room in Amsterdam and praying as is my custom, I reviewed several news sites on web. That is when I learned that Judge Antonin Scalia reportedly died sometime in the night or early morning of the 13th. (Here is a link to some information about Judge Scalia.)

The news reports not only appeared to confirm the witness I had received the evening before, but they also gripped me with a very deep sense of somberness and sadness, causing my thoughts to go to Ether 3:98.

98 Wherefore the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you, that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you, or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who build it up.

After looking around on the web some more, I emailed my wife, Pam, to tell her about the experience and how I had been shown, less than a day before his death, that Judge Scalia had been murdered by a secret combination (or perhaps more than one). When I returned home on the 15th, I was still troubled by what I had been shown. My concern was reinforced when I read some online articles about the unusual way in which his death was handled (e.g. no autopsy, a death certificate issued without an examination of the body, etc.). Such irregularities made the handling of Judge Scalia’s death suspicious in and of itself, and served to reinforced the understanding given to me the prior day that a secret combination had been responsible for his death.

Returning now to the vision I received on February 17, 2016: In the vision I was shown that this same Nephi, the one speaking in Helaman 3:65, was the one who showed me this vision on the 17th. Also, it was confirmed to me that Nephi is still under the particular authority of the covenant relationship with God that is outlined for us in the same chapter of Helaman in verses 3:114-124:

114 And it came to pass as he was thus pondering, being much cast down because of the wickedness of the people of the Nephites, their secret works of darkness, and their murderings, and their plunderings, and all manner of iniquities – and it came to pass as he was thus pondering in his heart, behold, a voice came unto him, saying,

115 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word which I have given unto thee, unto this people.
116 And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but have sought my will, and to keep my commandments.
117 And now because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee for ever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will.
118 Behold, thou art Nephi, and I am God.
119 Behold, I declare it unto thee in the presence of mine angels, that ye shall have power over this people, and shall smite the earth with famine, and with pestilence, and destruction, according to the wickedness of this people.
120 Behold, I give unto you power, that whatsoever ye shall seal on earth, shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven; and thus shall ye have power among this people.
121 And thus, if ye shall say unto this temple, It shall be rent in twain, it shall be done.
122 And if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou cast down and become smooth, it shall be done.
123 And behold, if ye shall say, God shall smite this people, it shall come to pass.
124 And now behold, I command you that ye shall go and declare unto this people that, Thus saith the Lord God, who is Almighty, except ye repent, ye shall be smitten, even unto destruction.

Briefly stated, this holy man (like those mentioned in the Words of Mormon 1:23-27), who is under a special covenant relationship with God, still has authority to call for judgments upon this land according to the word of God. It will be done even as he prays for the purpose of bringing about the work of righteousness in these latter days, especially that of establishing Zion. Said another way, Nephi still serves in the capacity outlined in the covenant the Lord made with him.

This revelation came as a great comfort to me, knowing that a holy priesthood is overseeing the judgments to come. Thus, we can be sure the willing and obedient will be gathered together on Zion’s holy hill, both to be preserved and to build up the waste places of Zion in order that they might prepare themselves for the coming of the Lord (see Genesis 7:69,70 IV with III Nephi 13:38-62 etc.).

To sum up, it is my understanding that the secret combinations involved in Judge Scalia’s death have also murdered other leaders and citizens in their quest to own and rule the planet. And I am concerned that there could soon be, and most likely will be, more murders of those who stand in their way, ranging from leaders of countries to individual citizens and groups of citizens.

It also appears to me at this point that their murderous exploits are what will bring the coming judgments upon the nation (per Ether 3:96-102), which have been revealed to many as massive storms and disturbances upon the land (cf. D&C 43:5a-6d). Why? There are those, like Nephi, who are charged by God to seal both on earth and in heaven the unbelieving and rebellious through such judgments (Helaman 3:120-124). From D&C 1:2c-2e we read:

D&C1:2c And verily, I say unto you, that they who go forth, bearing these tidings unto the inhabitants of the earth, to them is power given to seal, both on earth and in heaven, the unbelieving and rebellious; (see Helaman 3:120)
2d yea, verily, to seal them up unto the day when the wrath of God shall be poured out upon the wicked without measure;
2e unto the day when the Lord shall come to recompense unto every man according to his work, and measure to every man according to the measure which he has measured to his fellow man. (compare with Luke 6:36-38)

Of truth, the Lord is bringing timely warnings to His people to prepare them for what is coming. My hope and prayer are that everyone will heed the warnings and prepare accordingly. Note that the most important preparation is spiritual, to get right with God in all things, and to treat everyone we meet justly and mercifully by walking humbly with God (Micah 6:8,9). And remember, as it is so plainly stated in voice of warning above, the reward each of us receives from the Lord will be according to the reward we gave to others while in this life.

God’s richest blessings in Jesus Christ to you all as we see the day of the Lord approaching (Hebrews 10:22-39),

Dwight Burford

Mustard Seed Music Class

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From: William- Katrina Baker

Mustard Seed Music Class

Saturday, February 17, 2018


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From: Jill Gowan




Emergency Food Supply--For Sale at a discount!

From: Laura

1 Year Emergency Food Supply--For Sale at a discount!

For those of you thinking about purchasing dried food for storage, please consider this offer! My life circumstances have changed and I am selling a complete year’s worth of food from Thrivelife for $500 less than you can purchase it online. Buy it from me and you save on $200 of shipping and tax, plus a discount of $300 off the product. This will cost you $2700 on their website, but I will sell it for $2200. I have a 4 yr supply, so I am selling them in 1 yr packages only, not piecemeal. I have owned them for 5 yrs. It is located in Independence so all that is needed is to pick them up. It includes 99 10# cans. For those desiring special water barrels, I have 8 @ $95 each. As well as special pallets that will not degrade, also @ $95 each. I have one Thrivelife shelving unit that sells for $300 and I will sell it for $200.

I have included the link below as well as the product description so that you may check it out yourself.

Please contact Laura for any questions, thank you!


The Basic 1 Year Freeze-Dried & Dehydrated Food Supply package from Thrive Life includes 9,900 total servings of delicious and long-lasting THRIVE Foods. Designed to provide 1,200-1,300 calories per day, this package offers a great solution for families and individuals in need of a complete package to meet their most basic needs for one year.

The THRIVE line of food storage is known for its outstanding quality and extended shelf life. Kept in dry, mild conditions, many of the items in this package will last 25 years, ensuring that your food storage supply will be ready whenever you need it.

Total Servings: 9,900
Total Calories: 465,513
Average Calories Per Day: 1,275

The Basic 1 Year Freeze Dried & Dehydrated Food Supply package includes 99 #10 cans of freeze dried and dehydrated foods in the following quantities:


· 1 10 Grain Pancake Mix

· 1 9 Grain Cracked Cereal

· 1 Cornmeal

· 4 White Flour

· 2 Creamy Wheat Cereal

· 4 Quick Oats

· 3 White Rice

· 3 Hard White Winter Wheat


· 3 Broccoli - Freeze Dried

· 2 Cauliflower - Freeze Dried

· 4 Sweet Corn - Freeze Dried

· 4 Green Peas - Freeze Dried

· 2 Potato Chunks - Dehydrated

· 2 Chopped Spinach - Freeze Dried

· 3 Green Beans - Freeze Dried


· 1 Banana Slices - Freeze Dried

· 1 Blackberries - Freeze Dried

· 2 Mangoes - Freeze Dried

· 2 Peach Slices - Freeze Dried

· 1 Raspberries - Freeze Dried

· 4 Strawberries - Freeze Dried


· 1 Chocolate Drink Mix

· 3 Powdered Milk

· 1 Instant Milk

Meats & Beans

· 3 Whole Egg Powder

· 1 Chopped Chicken - Freeze Dried

· 2 Diced Ham - Freeze Dried

· 2 Kidney Beans

· 2 Pinto Beans

· 1 Diced Turkey - Freeze Dried

· 3 Ground Beef - Freeze Dried

· 3 Small Diced Beef - Freeze Dried

· 1 Sausage Crumbles - Freeze Dried


· 1 Iodized Salt

· 1 Brown Sugar

· 1 Powdered Sugar

· 4 White Sugar


· 2 Orchard Apple Drink

· 1 Orange Bliss Drink

Entrees (just-add-water meal mixes that are ready in 10 minutes!)

· 8 Baked Potato Cheese Soup

· 8 Broccoli Cheese Soup

Friday, February 16, 2018

Fundraiser for the Cozarts

From: Laura Cozart

Fundraiser for the Cozarts

Please join us for an event to remember. Our dear friend is a professional mime who has performed all over the world. Now you have the rare opportunity to see this rare art form live!

Message for 2/16/2018

From: Francis Harper

Message for 2/16/2018

Dear Ones,

As we begin to comprehend the full measure of the blessings we have received from the Lord, we will begin to ask as the psalmist: “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?” (Psalm 116:12).

A young man, recently married, told me of losing and finding the fuel tank cap on his skid-loader. He had refueled and had neglected to replace the cap. It had jiggled off as he worked over quite a large area. It was pitch dark when he discovered the loss. He was concerned that he might get dirt in the fuel. He prayed as he began to search with a flashlight; “Lord, I will owe you one if you help me find the cap.” His prayer was answered a short time later, when he stepped on the cap!

How can we repay God? King Benjamin answered this question; “…all that he requires of you, is to keep his commandments…for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you; and therefore, he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him; and are, and will be, for ever and ever…” (Mosiah 1:55-59).

John wrote: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him (not Iscariot), Lord, how is it thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him” (John 14:21-23). What a joyous relationship that will be! “…in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).

Jesus pleased the heavenly Father. He was introduced by the Father upon several occasions, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him” (Matthew 3:46 IV; 3:17 KJV, Matthew 17:4 IV; 17:5 KJV; 3 Nephi 5:8; History of the Church Volume 1, page 9).

Jesus said, “…I do nothing of myself; but as the Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me; the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him” (John 8:28-29).

As in all things, Jesus is our example. We should emulate the relationship he had with the Father. Jesus was with the Father. The Father taught him what to speak. He always did those things that pleased the Father. We should strive to have a similar relationship with the Father. Jesus prayed, “…as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us” (John 17:21). We should covet this wonderful, intimate relationship with the Father and the Son!

Is such a relationship possible for mortals to achieve? Yes! By faith Enoch was translated that he should not taste death; and was not found, because God translated him [and his city]; for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5), (Genesis 7:27 IV; 5:24 KJV).

When I think of those who have exemplified requited love, or of those who have demonstrated the reciprocation of the love of Christ, I think of Mary and her alabaster box of ointment. Jesus said of her, “her sins which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much” (Luke 7:47). I also recall the testimony of Nicky Cruz, a famous gang member in New York City, who shouted, “I was no good. I was just a piece of meat! Then Jesus picked me up, cleaned me up, sanctified me and made me a child of The King! O’Jesus, I love you!”

Love to All,
Francis Harper


Unrequited Love
(Love not returned)

The words, unrequited love, were impressed upon my mind by the Holy Spirit. They were repeated to me again and again. It is not unusual for me to be given unknown words and phrases of scripture by the Spirit. One of the functions of the Spirit is to teach. Jesus said “…the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26).

The words of truth and knowledge being taught by the Spirit are often repeated over and over again for emphasis. The Comforter has brought passages of scripture to my mind with which I have not been previously familiar. Scripture such as “Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22) and “For here have we no continuing city” (Hebrews 13:14) were unknown to me before the Spirit brought them to my mind and emphasized them. After the Spirit reveals and emphasizes specific scriptural passages in this way I open the Scriptures to study them and to firmly implant them in my mind.

I could not find the word unrequited in the Scriptures, nor could I find the word unrequited in my Webster’s new Collegiate Dictionary, copyright 1973. Finally this illusive word was found in Roget’s International Thesaurus, Fourth Edition. The meaning of the word is unpaid or unthankful. Why would the Holy Spirit bring this unknown word to me with such emphasis that I will never be able to forget it? Surely it is because none of us are as grateful as we should be for the Lord’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross and the multitude of other blessings he bestows upon us. We rarely return our love to him as we should!

Perhaps you can recall the hymn; “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and the final words: “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all” (Hymns of the Saints, #265). The person who penned these words was gratefully responding to the love of the Savior as we should. This is requited love.

On Wednesday evening, February 7, 2018, as I was being checked out at the grocery store the charges totaled up to $32.71 and I had only $25.00 in my billfold! I had my credit card but in my frustration I did not think of it. I was holding up the line. I was frustrated. The man in the line behind me kindly offered to pay the additional $7.71 I owed. I asked for his name and promised to repay him for his generosity. He said, “How often do we have an opportunity to help someone?”

The next morning, I searched in the Harrison County Directory for my benefactor’s address. I planned to send him a thank you note and $10.00. Then I discovered I did not have any thank you notes on hand. I would need to purchase some. I decided to do my shopping at the local Dollar General. As I entered this store, I was amazed to see the person who had befriended me the night before, checking out with a couple of 6-packs of pop. I walked up to him and handed him a $10.00 bill and thanked him in person! We were both surprised to meet again so soon! Our meeting was more than coincidental; it was the precise timing of the Lord! I am convinced the Lord arranged this blessed encounter with my friend. Within a minute or so he would have been gone and we would have missed one another! This was one of those “God Winks” experiences.

I wondered. Are we as anxious to express our gratitude to God for all his benefits as I was to thank a stranger for paying $7.71 on my grocery bill? Gratitude is the precursor of love.

As King Benjamin said: “O how had you ought to thank your heavenly king!...if ye should serve him with all your whole soul, yet ye would be unprofitable servants” (Mosiah 1:51-54).

Paul wrote: “…in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves…disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy” (2 Timothy 3:2). Unrequited love is a sign of the times in which we live. Let your hearts be full of thanks every day, all day. Alma wrote: “Yea, when thou liest down at night, lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day” (Alma 17:70).

Tidings Addresses Update

From: Paul Gage

Tidings Addresses Update

Dear Saints,

We are updating the Tidings of Zion mailing lists and these were returned from the last issue.

John Campbell on N. Hunter Road Sibley, MO

Tim Cochran on N. Spring St Independence, MO

Bill Terrill on N. Spring St Independence, MO

Daniel Hopkins Dallas, TX

If you have a new address for any of these, please send it to me at

Thank you very much

Paul Gage
Chair, Publication Council
Conference of Restoration Elders


From: David Price


Since our last catalog was published, new items are for sale at Restoration Bookstore. If you are not able to come in and browse the new selections, you can call to place an order by phone at (816) 461-5659, or you can go to and then click on "Online Store."

A Study in Prophecy, by Earl Curry. This book, like the title proclaims, is a study in prophecy—and in particular, a study of “the signs (indications) of Christ’s promised return to the world.” With each "sign" listed, Brother Curry includes scriptural references and interpretive and explanatory notes. This is a must-have for the days in which we are living. Produced by Moe Publishing Co. 149 pages. $9.00

God’s Bounty, prepared by the Women’s Department of Glendale Restoration Branch. There are over 600 delicious recipes that include appetizers and beverages, soups and salads, vegetables, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts, and other miscellaneous items. In addition, there are cooking helps, tips for healthy eating and losing weight, understanding food labels, and food safety guidelines. Sprinkled throughout the pages are inspirational scriptures, poems, and sayings to feed the soul. 334 pages. $16.50

Testimonies of the Saints, compiled by Melvin E. Quick. This is a compilation of over 100 testimonies from past issues of Saints’ Herald, Zion’s Hope, Stepping Stones, Zion’s Ensign, and Autumn Leaves. These uplifting testimonies of healings, special blessings from the Lord, and other spiritual experiences give us hope and joy, and they strengthen our faith in the Gospel message. $6.00

And Jesus Said, "It Is By the Law of the Celestial Kingdom," Book Seven, written and illustrated by Beryle J. Immer. This is the seventh in a series of beautifully illustrated books for children. Included are chapters on the celestial law and the glories, the Kingdom of God, His Church, Zion, and the promises to the faithful. (Note: If the first five books in the series are, or have been purchased, the sixth volume is free.) $10.00

Voices from the Golden Plates, adapted from the Book of Mormon by Paul V. Ludy. This book contains eyewitness accounts of Book of Mormon heroes. Some of those heroes include the Brother of Jared, Lehi, Nephi, King Benjamin, Samuel, and many others. Each story is written in first person as if the heroes are actually speaking. "They are true to the words as printed in the Book of Mormon" and references are given so the reader can find out more about those experiences. Quotations are from the RLDS 1908 edition of the Book of Mormon. 100 pages. $6.00

Voices from Church History, by Paul V. Ludy. Heroes from the early history of the Restoration tell about their experiences as if they themselves are speaking. These stories, adapted from historical sources, are told by Joseph Smith Jr., Emma Smith, Martin Harris, David Whitmer, W. W. Phelps, and twelve others. At the back are questions entitled “What Can We Learn?”—the answers of which are found in the stories. 100 pages. $6.00

Thorn-Pierced Hands, by Mike Estle. This original Restoration song, given by inspiration from the Lord, tells the touching story of the soldier who was commanded to create the crown of thorns that was placed on the head of Christ at His crucifixion. The music was composed by Vida Carlson and was arranged by Mark L. Colville to be sung as a hymn or as a solo. $1.25

2018 Book of Mormon Calendar, produced by Hill Cumorah Expedition Team. A colorful 12-month calendar of archaeological sites in Central America. Each month features a beautiful picture and description of the site, as well as a Book of Mormon scripture (with references from both the RLDS and LDS Book of Mormon). The pictures and information create a keepsake to be treasured even after the year is over. $12.00

Prayer and Scripture Study Journal--Kingdom Journey, compiled and arranged by Wayne Crawford and Matt Fleming. This book is designed to allow you to read the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants/Lectures on Faith in one year. You can choose to read all of them in that year or choose just one of them. Each of the 365 pages has the recommended scriptures to read for that day, as well as sections in which to write your own personal prayer concerns, prayers answered, thoughts on the scriptures you read, and notes about the day. (Scheduled readings were adapted from an arrangement by Buckner Restoration Branch and Thelona D. Stevens.) $10.00

Restoration Witnesses, by Roy Weldon. This is a reprint of a well-known book, which includes a series of articles that examine evidences from the Scriptures and archaeology that support Restoration beliefs. Also included are black and white pictures of historic ruins. 54 pages. $3.50

The Discovery of Hill Cumorah South, produced by Palenque Press (data DVD). This DVD contains audio recordings in mp3 format of testimonies regarding the discovery of the true Hill Cumorah (South) of the Book of Mormon. Note that it is not a video. Besides testimonies by Sister Verneil Simmons and others, it contains two lectures delivered at the Book of Mormon Foundation in 2002, as well as other classes. There are also photographs, reports, and other study materials that relate to varied Book of Mormon topics, in addition to testimonies about the records that remain in the library that Mormon left in Hill Cumorah (see Mormon 3:3–8). Index in pdf format included. $20.00

1836 Clay County Missouri State Tax List, by Annette W. Curtis. This 1836 list of taxpayers is especially helpful for those doing research on Mormons who had moved to Clay County as refugees from Jackson County in 1833. By 1836, the people of Clay County were asking that the Mormons leave their county and find another place to call home. Legislation had been initiated at the State level to create a new county (to be called Caldwell County) out of the northern part of Ray County. This census was taken just before the Mormons moved to Caldwell County. Included is the 1835 Missouri Tax Law. 125 pages. $10.00

A Year of Memory Verses, selected by Katie Van Fleet. (After discovering a box of these books left in our warehouse, we are pleased to be able to offer them once more.) This spiral-bound book, designed like a monthly calendar, contains 52 pages, each with a scripture from one of the Three Books--the Inspired Version, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. Each week, a page can be flipped over to reveal a new verse to memorize. The verses offer hope, encouragement, admonishments, and promises of the Lord. $5.00

If you have any questions about any of the above items, please call the Bookstore at (816) 461-5659.

The Staff
Restoration Bookstore

From: David Price New Items at Restoration Bookstore NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE AT RESTORATION BOOKSTORE Since our last catalog was published, new items are for sale at Restoration Bookstore. If you are not able to come in and browse the new selections.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

​2000 Ford Taurus For Sale​

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From: Bruce Kidd

​2000 Ford Taurus For Sale​

2000 Ford Taurus for sale for $1200

Contact Bruce at: 816-838-4739