Tuesday, July 31, 2018

REDUCED For Sale​ ​2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT ​

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From: Rick Reynolds

For Sale​ ​2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT ​


2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT
6 cylinder (L6) 4200 Vortec
160,550 miles
1 owner, Non-smoker
Bose sound system
Tow Package (5,500 lb. Capacity)
Leather seats
Moon roof
New tires Fall 2017
Mechanically sound
Maintenance records available.
NADA value is $6,225
KBB high value is $4,500
Asking $3,500 OBO

Contact: Rick Reynolds

Contact: Rick Reynolds

Home For Sale in Sibley MO

​From: Kathy Williams

Home For Sale in Sibley MO

Nice home on corner lot, brick front, fenced yard, new roof, 2 car garage, $134,500.
It is listed by Remax.
One block from Saints Haven Restoration Branch.
Owned by Restoration family.
Would be wonderful to have another Restoration in town.
Fort Osage Schools.

Here is the Zillow link:

Need Financial Assistance - Tumor/Cancer Treatment

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From: Carolyn Wright

Need Financial Assistance - Tumor/Cancer Treatment

Dear Brethren and Sisters,

I am pleading for financial assistance for expenses incurred from a large tumor. I have found a homeopathic remedy that is reducing the tumor but need at least $550 to get me to the next paycheck. I must work three jobs to make ends meet through these challenges at this time but will loose all my jobs if unable to work. I am not choosing any traditional cancer treatments because the last physician I saw told me that even if the tumor is removed in a lumpectomy it will only extend my pain and suffering and that there is not much they can do for me at this point. He said that I had two months before the tumor would break through the skin and that would be the beginning of the end for me. But I do not scare easy because I know that God has already promised me I will not die from this. However, I am suffering and not financially prepared for this massive expense at this time. I have no benefits at work anyway and will have no way to pay my bills and continue to pay for my health insurance if I take off work for any surgery. I am striving to heal my body and believe God has led me to these answers; as well as being grateful to those who have suffered before me to find methods that work.

That was two months ago, and I have finally started to make some progress, because the tumor is starting to reduce in size; but I have run out of money. I ran out of the product for six hours last Saturday, and the tumor started growing again and spewing a great deal of pain within my body and had to leave work early, as I was not able to work in that much pain. I was able to receive some assistance in getting the needed product before my second job that day. I was able to work through the weekend; but will be out of product again in 1-2 more days. I need to order the product tomorrow and expedite the shipping for the next day. This is life and death for me and have run out of other options. If someone feels they could provide a small loan to me, I will try to repay as soon as I can. Please give me a call at 816-808-6242 and leave a message or contact me through my email at carolynwright2012@gmail.com. This method will cost $3,000/month until the tumor is gone. Others that have shared testimonials regarding this method have explained that their tumor was gone within a month, so I'm hoping to win the fight. I am very much in need of any financial assistance through this challenging time.

Kind Regards,
Carolyn Wright

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mission Trip to Alaska

From: Steve Smith

Mission Trip to Alaska

Dear Saints,

I and another Elder from the South Crysler Restoration Branch will be traveling to Alaska to share the Restored Gospel with some people in the Fairbanks, Alaska area beginning August 9th. If you know of any Restoration members/RLDS members or any other persons that you would like to have us share with while we are there, please contact me as soon as possible. We would be willing to travel up to several hours from the Fairbanks area as needed. The Lord has opened some doors and we pray that others will be open to us as well. We would appreciate your prayers as well. Thank you very much and may we all be “anxiously engaged” in this “Great and Marvelous Work!

Onward to Zion!
Elder Steve Smith

Obituary for Rachel Bastien (Tarwater)

From: Suzie Cummings

Obituary for Rachel Bastien (Tarwater)

Rachel Lynn Bastien, 39, of Independence, MO passed away Sunday at her residence. Services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055 with visitation to follow until 9:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the services. Donations may be made in her name to Wayside Waifs. Rachel was born October 12, 1978 in Independence, MO to Daniel E. and Christine (Sheppard) Tarwater and has been a lifelong area resident graduating from Blue Springs High School in 1996. Rachel worked as an administrative assistant for Kansas City Kidney Consultants for 18 years. She enjoyed riding horses, scrapbooking and crafts, make-up and had an overall love of all animals and the outdoors. She attended Life Point Crossing Church in Blue Springs. She was a member of the APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia) survivors group and Gilda’s Club. Survivors include; her husband, German “Abel” Bastien of the home; children, William and Anna Bastien; her mother Christine Sheppard and Mickey Fleehart of Odessa, MO; her father, Daniel Tarwater of N. KC, MO; siblings, Adam Tarwater, Suzanne Cummings, Jessica Hough, and Cale Fleehart; 4 nieces and nephews, Aiden Cummings, Alex Cummings, Abigail Tarwater and Chase Hough; her 2 closest friends, Debbie Hogan and Kathy Kolie and her beloved friend and doctor, Dr. Jim Mertz and his wife Veronica. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)


Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District July 2018

Job Postings for Fort Osage R-1 School District July 2018

Fort Osage R-1 School District

Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Jul 22, 2018 and Jul 29, 2018.

Job Posting Title Job Category
Cashier Classified Apply Now
Part Time (4 hour) Custodian-Early Morning Shift Classified Apply Now
FT Custodian-Night Shift Classified Apply Now
Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Jul 29, 2018 and Aug 5, 2018.
Job Posting Title Job Category
Head Custodian - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY Classified Apply Now

Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Hire

Fort Osage R-1 School District - TalentEd Hire
Apply online for K-12 Jobs in Fort Osage R-1 School District

Fort Osage R-1 School District - Cashier

Fort Osage R-1 School District - Cashier
Purpose The job of Cashier is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with spec...

Worship Center Item Needed

From: Dee Ruoff

Worship Center Item Needed

I am looking for a mirrored Church window, to use on the worship center for this months theme. I would like something that measures approximately: 12 X 20 inches.
Please call me, if we can borrow it for South Crysler Restoration Branch.

Thank you,
Sister Dee
Dee Ruoff

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Prayers for Elder Walter Baker

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From: ​ Karen Baker​

Prayers for Elder Walter Baker

Walter is scheduled for surgery tomorrow, Sunday July 29th at 7:30 a.m. They will be removing the infected tissue and portion of bone at the side if the foot and are planning to save his toes. Please lift him and Jane up in prayer. And also ask God's hand and counsel upon and doctor's and the surgeon who care he is under.

Thank you from our family for your prayers.
May God bless you as well.


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From: Stacy Frinsthal





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From: Stacy Frinsthal


I used to sell, and I have things I don't need​.

All gently used and basically new.


God Bless!!
Stacy Pyatt

Hand Jucier $5.00

Slicer with all 4 blades $10.00

Non-Fat Gravy Bowl

Free Computer Desk

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From: Dayn Cederstrom

Free Computer Desk

Free Computer Desk - 49" long x 23" wide x 72" tall - functional but needs some repair. Please pick up.

Address is:
2507 S Lobb Cemetery Road
Blue Springs MO

Phone: 816-419-5887

Wringer Washer

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From: Nancy Skelton

Wringer Washer

Would anyone have an old wringer washing machine I might have, borrow or buy?
I want to use it so it needs to be in some working order. However, It doesn't have to work like a washing machine today. All I need is the wringer part and the tub below the wringer. The wringer doesn't need to be run by electricity. I've seen them with a handle to turn to put the clothes through the wringer. I'd really rather have the hand operated one if possible as I am so slow and not as coordinated as I used to be. The tub doesn't need to move - just hold water until it needs to be emptied. I could put a plastic liner in the tub if it leaks if necessary.
If anyone has one, or knows of someone who might, I would appreciate knowing about it please.


Nancy Skelton

Live honestly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly & Leave the rest to God.

Friday, July 27, 2018


From: Paul Gage


Dear Saints,

Please find attached the August 2018 Monthly Tidings of Zion.

This is only on line.

Thank you and God bless

Paul Gage
CRE Education Council




Greetings to the Saints around the world, May God's blessings be upon you as you seek to serve in your part of the Vineyard.
2018 is speeding by and now we enter the eighth month of this year. Camps and Reunions are coming to a close as the next season of the year awaits. What will it have in store for us? Only God knows!
Anyone having a testimony from a camp, reunion, branch activity, family or personal are encouraged to send these in to the Publication Council for consideration in the next Tidings of Zion which should be out in late August or early September. Send your items to Christy Schrunk, Chair of the Publication Council at christinaschrunkeditor@gmail.com. Timeline is NOW or as soon as you can share.
ADDRESS UPDATES: If you or any Saints you know have moved in the last six months, please send the name, old address and new address to the Publication Council at the above email address.
The following are the CRE Officers and Councils for 2017-2018:
Chairman: Elder William "Vim" Horn; Secretary: Elder David Joyce;
Treasurer: Elder Ray Lane; Historian: Elder Danny Hight. The Chair, Secretary and Treasurer also serve as the Corporate Officers.
Coordinating Council of Elders (CCE): Jack Hagensen, Tom Mitchell, Brian Mundy, John Mundy, Richard Neill, Chair, Mark Nunn, and Garry Piatt.
Aaronic Council: John Ely, Stephen Henson, Rob Willoughby, and Wilbur Wilson. There are three vacancies on this Council. Any Aaronic priesthood interested in serving on this Council may call the CRE office at 816-836-3421.
Liason from CCE is John Mundy.
Education Council: Pat Carrick, Eva Cartwright, Cynthia DeBarthe, Paul Gage, Chair, Rebecca Griffin, Glenda Spencer, Donna Vasquez, and Jared Watson.
Liason from the CCE is Mark Nunn.

Evangelism Council: Dale Bainter, Howard Parker, Doug Smith and Lyle Smith, along with a representative from ARM,GEM, LAMB, and SEAAM. Liason from the CCE is Tom Mitchell.
Publication Council: April Erwin, Jackie Frinstahal, Rebecca Griffin, Jason Hamilton, Jacob Roberts, and Christy Schrunk, Chair.Liason from the CCE is Jack
Stewardship Council: Joe Burkart, Dale Carrick, Vaughn Cornish, Bob Dickson, Terry Griffin, Kevin Humphry, Tom Rindels, and Alan Ronk. Liason from the CCE is Garry Piatt Women's Council: Barb Capps, Nicole Capps, Angie Goff, Helen Jones, Karen Parker, Jennifer Raffety, and Monica Rush. Liason from the CCE is Richard Neill.
Youth Council: Andrew Joyce, Heather Joyce, and Jared Watson. Liason from the CCE is Brian Mundy. Several others are needed to fill this council so it can function to capacity. Any youth 18 and older or adults interested in serving on this council may contact Brian Mundy at 816-668-4521.
The Education Council has been revived and is actively engaged in keeping the Saints informed about educational materials that are available and any new items that might be forthcoming. The Council of 2003 revised and produced many of the old quarterlies from the past. These are still available and will be featured in the next regular issue of Tidings of Zion.
The Pastors of Zion (POZ) Summer Series continues each Sunday night through August 12 at Waldo Avenue RB. This is a great time for the Saints to gather in mass. People keep talking about ONE time back in the 90's when Waldo was packed to the limit. Why hasn't that happened again, several times? If the Summer Series is sponsored by 16 Branches, where are the Saints? It surely wouldn't hurt if 16 Branches closed their own Branch a time or two during the Series and "packed the house"; Saints of the Center Place, let's come out in force and support the YOUTH SERVICE on August 12, 2018, 6:00 pm at Waldo Avenue RB-CPRS.

WORLD MISSION TRIPS; Missionaries will be going to Africa, Canada, England, and Germany in August. Please keep them in your prayers NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA RB Family Retreat Weekend.
August 10-12, 2018. Contact Layne Groseth at 308-530-2217.
"TAUGHT FROM ON HIGH." The dates are September 22-23, 2018.
Registration forms are available at Waldo and on line. Perhaps each pastor could have some on hand in each Branch.
Contact Brian Herren at 503-949-2484.
share with all.

A Bit of Homely Philosophy

A philosopher said, once, that we could not prevent the birds from flying over our heads, but we could prevent them from building nests in our hair. We may not always be able to force or keep our thoughts altogether in subjection; but we can prevent them from making us do or say what is reprehensible. He
that overcometh himself, you know, is greater than he that taketh a city. Do not let those evil or pernicious thoughts find lodgment, any of them, brethren, in your hearts, to continue there. Joseph Smith III, Conference Minutes, 1907.
page 1024.


The Monthly-on-line-Tidings of Zion is an effort by the CRE to stay in closer contact with the Saints around the world. The regular Tidings of Zion is still published quarterly and the current issue should be in the homes by late August or early September.
All are encouraged to send in testimonies, experiences, events, activities, etc. from families, groups, branches, or individuals. All contact information is always printed on the inside front cover of each issue of Tidings of Zion.

Francis Harper Message for 7/27/2018

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 7/27/2018

Dear Ones,

We need to beware of levity in our speaking to one another. Living our lives in the way Jesus taught us to live, is serious business. Jesus lived for others. He died for others. He calls us to a similar sacrificial life-style.

Lucy Mack Smith, mother of Joseph Smith, Jr., wrote: “I presume our family presented an aspect as singular as any that ever lived upon the face of the earth – all seated in a circle, father, mother, sons and daughters, giving the most profound attention to a boy, eighteen years of age – Joseph, Jr.”(They Were Good People, p 7).

Edmund Briggs wrote of his parental family: “Those evenings spent with the family, reading the precious words about the restoration gospel left a deep impression upon the mind of this young lad” (They Were Good People, p 106). Throughout his life, he remembered the teachings he received in his early youth.

The youthful Briggs noticed a change in the elders after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, Jr. “Their manner seemed light and frivolous . . . a great contrast to the humble, meek manner I had always observed in the ministers of the church before” (the death of the prophet) (They Were Good People, p 108).

I observed a similar change in the appointee elders shortly before we left the church in the mid 1980’s. Life for many families, even within the church, had become a matter of seeking for fun; fun, fun. How tragic! “yea, and there shall be many which shall say, “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us” (2 Nephi 12:9).

We should not preach, teach, or converse to entertain. People like to be entertained. Paul counseled Timothy, Preach the word; be instant in season . . . reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

The people who have achieved a zionic condition have been described: “. . . there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people. And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders . . . and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God” (4 Nephi 1:17-19).

When the gospel of Jesus Christ is properly preached and practiced zionic conditions will come again on the earth. It has happened before and it will happen again. It has been prophesied: “. . . the angel said unto them, fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people” (Luke 2:10). “And this is mine everlasting covenant, that when thy posterity shall embrace the truth and look upward, then shall Zion look downward, and all the heavens shall shake with gladness and the earth shall tremble with joy” (Genesis 9:22 IV).

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


Watch Your Words

“ . . . if you do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts and your words, and your deeds, and observe to keep the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard concerning the coming of the Lord, even to the end of your lives, ye must perish” (Mosiah 3:49).

The sum of men’s capabilities is limited to his thoughts, words and deeds. We sing “God send us men . . . to live out the laws of right in every thought and word and deed” (Hymns of the Restoration, 99).

We will be held accountable for our words as we will be for our deeds. “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:31 IV; 12:36 KJV). “By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:32 IV; 12:37 KJV).

The Lord hears every word we speak and they are recorded! “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him . . .” (Malachi 3:16). We need to choose the words we speak carefully and wisely. Words can hurt. They can also help and heal. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold . . .” (Proverbs 25:11).

Paul understood the importance of that which we speak. He counseled Timothy to “shun profane and vain babblings; for they will increase unto more ungodliness . . . foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men. . .” (2 Timothy 2:16, 23-24).

Paul was valiant in testimony wherever and whenever he was given an opportunity to speak. He eloquently shared his testimony with King Agrippa, “At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? . . . And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus . . . rise, and stand upon thy feet; for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness . . . unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision” (Acts 26:13-19).

Paul affirmed: “I speak forth the words of truth and soberness” (Acts 26:25). We who have been blessed to receive a testimony of Jesus should avail ourselves at every opportunity, even as Paul, to speak forth the words of truth and soberness. We will be held accountable if we fail to do this! We should not be engaged in light and frivolous chatter when the immortal lives of men and women are being weighed in the balance of divine justice!

The path to eternal salvation must be clearly and simply explained in words that even a child can understand. Nephi said, “I glory in plainness; I glory in truth” (2 Nephi 15:7).

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hospital Bed For Sale

From: Roger Fullerton

Hospital Bed For Sale

Hospital bed, good mattress and frame. Also includes a frame with triangle to pull yourself up with.
Bed works, lifting front and rear, and up and down. Normal wear and tear.

Call Roger at: 816-490-0927

Prayer request for Elder Walter Baker

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From: ​Karen Baker

Prayer request for Elder Walter Baker

Walter has an inflection in his left foot that has moved into the bone. He visited his doctors office yesterday and was scheduled at the wound clinic for a pencil size sore that had appeared. This afternoon it opened up to just over a quarter in size and really bad smelling. They left for the hospital and were given the bad news The doctors are planning an aggressive treatment in an effort to prevent the loss of his other leg. We are asking for continued unceasing prayers on his behalf and also for his wife Jane. This is as hard on her as it is Walter.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

House Keeper for Glenn Scott

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From: Terry Scott

House Keeper for Glenn Scott

Needed: House keeper for Glenn Scott
· 1-½ [1.5] hours a day – Monday through Friday
· $15.00/hour
· Keep kitchen clean
· Keep bathrooms clean
· General vacuuming and clean up
· Laundry – clothes, sheets, towels
· Weekly bed linen changes
· Take to grocery store as needed
· Fix evening meals as needed – just basic meal or casserole

Note: Glenn is fully ambulatory; he does NOT use a walker or cane

Contact Terry Scott 816-461-8839
or Eric Scott 816-468-3197

Trying to find a Christian Physician

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From: Carolyn Wright

Trying to find a Christian Physician

I am requesting a plea sent out to members of the church, to help me find a Christian primary care physician. I would also appreciate any other type of physician referrals that will respect ones right to belief in prayer and personal revelation without psychoanalyzing the validity of that belief within your medical records, as it pertains to an individual's physical choices.

Please send referrals to carolynwright2012@gmail.com or call @ 816-808-6242 (please leave message -- this is not a cell phone). Please include your name and contact information with your referral so that I may call you back with additional questions.

Thank you.
Carolyn Wright

Mountain Bike For Sale

From: mgary9496@gmail.com

Mountain Bike For Sale


Reason for selling: Health-related balance issues

Custom Electra American Comfort bike

Model: Delivery-7

Cromo 4130

Serial #W50103812

Built by Mark Pace

Ridden less than

30 miles.

7-speed for travel around town

Pump with tire kit

Water bottle

Brakes – metal axil type

Front lite strobe or constant light

Back light red, illuminated

Luggage rack with saddle bags & instructions

Comfortable seat

Original bill of sale included (for serial number)

$700 Firm

Cash only

Contact Gary Miller at:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


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From: Stacy Frinsthal


She is an old propane tank grill.
Needs some TLC, maybe some paint

Come and get it please!!!

Stacy Pyatt God Bless!!

Country Home For Rent

From: Aaron Presler

Country Home For Rent

Want to live every day in a destination dream home?
In the country, but close to everything?
Even has an office so you could easily work from home.

Here it is:
27200 Flynn Road
Independence MO 64057

1800+ square feet
1+ acre
Large 2 car garage
Plenty of outdoor living space to enjoy and entertain in
Vaulted ceilings in great room, mst bedroom and bathroom
Family room: 14.6 x 21
Office: 14.6 x 15
Great room: 29.6 x 29
Master bedroom that is 15.3 x 29.6
His and her walk-in closets
And, oh my, wait till you see the bathroom!
Plenty of storage plus detached storage building
$1200 per month, 1 year lease

Call Sallie Presler for an appointment at: 816-452-8894

Monday, July 23, 2018

Head Game Tutoring

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From: Fred Wilson

Head Game Tutoring

I teach an allied health program, and medical terminology at Summit Technology Academy (STA) in Lee's Summit. I hold a lifetime teaching certificate for physical education grades 7-12. I also hold a certificate in continuous career education that expires in 2117.

My experience is as a physical therapist and I have a background in athletic training along with teaching in public schools and colleges/universities. I've attached a copy of my poster that I have placed at Blue River Community College and public libraries. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Fred Wilson
(816) 589-0100




HEAD GAME TUTORING… We don’t play the typical head games. Instead we “Exercise your brain.”

Studies have shown that students of all ages can have difficulties with the desire or motivation to learn. HEADGAMES is a unique way of tutoring that uses a technique to exercise the brain. Headgames teaches through activity and motor learning.

As an instructor, I teach individual techniques to address each student with their own learning style.

I utilize different sensory abilities that are individualized for each student, whether it be auditory, visual or through kinesiology.

For example:

Auditory-learn by hearing and listening. Examples are pair and share, lecture, student repeats teaching, etc.

Visual-learn by seeing and watching. Examples include video, television, and classmate performance

Kinesthetic-learn by doing hands-on activities, manipulating and muscle movement.

Please call me at (816) 589-0100 to schedule an appointment, or for more information.

Thank you,

Fred Wilson PT, BS Secondary Education, Career & Technical Education

Bicycle Sales and Repairs

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From: Heidi Taylor

Bicycle Sales and Repairs

If anyone is looking for a good used bicycle or needing repairs, check out Genesis-Nighttrain Cyclery page on Facebook for the current inventory. Or contract Christopher Adams at: 816-694-1716


Heidi Powell Taylor
A Positive Genealogy
Independence, Missouri

Free Dryer

From: Tracy Wren

Free Dryer

Free Dryer - 2ish year old Amana Dryer.
Dries clothes well but the timer is bad and will not turn off on its own.

Contact Tracy Wren at:


Sunday, July 22, 2018


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From: Cindy Holman






9 month old Whirlpool Electric Range

From: Terri Wilson

9 month old Whirlpool Electric Range

Whirlpool Electric Range with cord, 9 months old, looks new - comes with pots and pans $425.00

All Proceeds will go to benefit Women 2 Women and Orphanage in Malawi https://givebackhopeintl.org/

Terry Wilson

Wilson Real Estate Group
15820 E US Highway 24
Independence MO 64050
Terri 816-560-4035 Jeremy 816-560-5601
Main Office 816-877-8700

Commercial Butcher Block Topped Kitchen Cabinet For Sale

From: Julie Hunter

Commercial Butcher Block Topped Kitchen Cabinet For Sale

Commercial Butcher Block Topped Kitchen Cabinet for Sale
Manufacturer: Gresham & Co. of Kansas City Missouri

Butcher Block Top is 57 inches by 30 inches the cabinet is 36 1/2 inches tall.

Needs cosmetic work / refinishing

$400.00 or best offer

Must be able to pick up and haul away (heavy).

Location: Independence, MO

Contact: Julie Hunter @ 816-739-2577

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Laptop for Saints in Kenya

From: Kevin McMilian

Laptop for Saints in Kenya

We are currently in the search for a laptop to send to Kenya with Eric Odida for various church and personal uses of the saints there.

The laptop needs to have Windows, a DVD drive/burner, and be capable of running standard applications like Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Windows Media Player, etc.

If you have a decent laptop that you would be willing to donate or sell, please contact us. There are other opportunities to take one over later, but we’d like to have one in time for Eric to go home around the 10th of August.

Thank you!

Sallie Presler

Kevin McMilian

Window AC

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From: ​ Dan Hood​

Window AC

I am looking for a Window AC unit in good to excellent shape. . .Minimum 8,000 BTUs up to
10-12,000 BTUs.
Please contact Dan Hood by cell# 816-401-2644 (preferred) or fineline@earthlink.net

Dan Hood

Restoration Singles July's Activity

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From: Restoration Singles

Restoration Singles July's Activity


Our next meeting time is Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 5:30 pm.
We will be gathering at Missionary Restoration Branch ( 3415 N Elsea Smith Rd, Buckner, MO 64016)
There will be two guest speakers, and we will have time to visit afterwards. (Different than the last ones.)

God Bless,


Matthew 18:19-20 Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, that they may not ask amiss, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Lynn Shaw’s Obituary

From: Debbie Allen

Lynn Shaw’s Obituary

Lynn Shaw (born Inez Linda Nicholson), of Odessa, Missouri, died peacefully in her home on July 14, 2018. Lynn was born at home on July 1, 1938 in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada to parents Carl and Carmen (nee Bastien) Nicholson, and was the youngest of seven children.

Memorial service to be held at Buckner Restoration Branch, 2607 N Twyman Rd, Independence, Missouri on Saturday July 21st at 2:00pm.

The following link shows Lynn Shaw’s obituary and service details:

Friday, July 20, 2018

​Francis Harper ​Message for 7/20/2018

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From: Francis Harper

​Francis Harper ​Message for 7/20/2018

Dear Ones,

Have you ever wondered how the Lord feels about your thoughts? As he said; “I the Lord search the heart . . .” (Jeremiah 17:10). We need the Holy Spirit to help us recognize how our thoughts appear to God. “God cannot look upon sin (or sinful thoughts) with the least degree of allowance; nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:5-f).

Perhaps we have not considered that we will be held accountable for our sinful thoughts, such as lusting and coveting, even as we are accountable for our sinful deeds? Jesus said, “Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup, and of the platter; but within they are full of extortion and excess. Ye blind Pharisees! Cleanse first the cup and platter within, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but are within full of the bones of the dead, and of all uncleaness. Even so, ye also appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” (Matthew 23:22-25 IV; 23:25-28 KJV).

Our faith can be measured by the extent to which our thoughts of material things are being replaced by thoughts of eternal things. Our faith or lack of faith can be measured by the amount of time we spend worrying and fearing about our tomorrows.

“If suddenly upon the street, my gracious Savior I should meet . . . His eye would pierce my outward show, His thought my inmost thought would know; And if I said, “I love thee Lord,” He would not heed my spoken word unless my daily life should tell that verily I loved Him well” (Hymns of the Restoration, 354).

“Perhaps one of the most uplifting examples of a Christian whose thought life was saturated with God’s presence and God’s love was John Fletcher, a co-worker of John Wesley, who was said by Wesley to be the godliest person he had ever known.

“Fletcher’s thoughts were so full of prayer and praise that his greetings when meeting one of his friends was, Do I meet you praying? He was said to labor constantly “to bring every thought into captivity in obedience to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).

“As Fletcher lay dying his thoughts were filled with God. Again and again he said, God is love! It fills me every moment! God is love! Shout! Shout aloud!” Taken from the book, Measure Your Life, by Wesley L Duewell. 1992.

If our thoughts are always filled with images of Jesus and his virtues, our lives will be changed into Christ-likeness. And “when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . . And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3).

“Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).

My Love to All,
Francis Harper


Watch Your Thoughts

“. . . if you do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds,
and observe to keep the commandments of God, and continue in the faith of what ye have heard
concerning the coming of our Lord, even unto the end of your lives, ye must perish” (Mosiah
Our thoughts are the source from which our words and deeds flow. Jesus said: “. . . out of
the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man, out of the good treasure of the
heart, bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil
things” (Matthew 12:29-30 IV; 12:34-35 KJV). If our thoughts are good we will speak good
words and our doings will also be good. As a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs
David the psalmist wrote: “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my
thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm

Lyrics of a favorite hymn come to mind:
“Think of the beautiful, Think of the true;
Though like an avalanche sin sweeps over you;
Keep not the multitude, sort them with care,
Testing by purity, purging by prayer,
Think of the beautiful, Think of the fair”
(Hymns of the Restoration, 226).

It has been said, evil thoughts are somewhat like birds;
They come flying into your head but you don’t need to let
them build a nest there! We need to quickly shoo evil thoughts
out of our minds! If we think beautiful thoughts, it is likely that
we will talk of beautiful things. The next verse of the song
begins: “Talk of the beautiful . . . .” The final verse begins:
“”Live for the beautiful . . . lifting the fallen as Christ lifted

Jesus knows our thoughts. A book of remembrance is kept “for them that feared the Lord and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him” (Malachi 3:16-17).
“Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael said unto him, whence knowest thou me? Jesus answering said unto him, . . . when thou wast under the fig tree I saw thee” (John 1:47-48). Nothing about us is hidden from God. He knows even our thoughts.
Our thoughts are hidden from everyone except God. The thoughts of our mind have been compared to a picture gallery. Would you want your mother, or your spouse, to walk through the picture gallery of your mind? Would you open it for all to see?
Finally, bretheren, whatsoever things are true; whatsoever things are honest; whatsoever things are just; whatsoever things are pure; whatsoever things are lovely; whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”
(Philippians 4:8).


Amazing Signs in the Writings of the Rabbis

From: Dwight Burford

Amazing Signs in the Writings of the Rabbis

Jonathan Cahn: Amazing Signs in the Writings of the Rabbis about the Temple in 30 A.D.

Here’s a link to a message that really blessed me by giving me an even greater appreciation of the offering of our Lord in His atonement for the sins of the world. It is an amazing witness of His redemptive work as attested to by the Rabbis of His day.



Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sewing ​Machines Needed

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From: Penny Curtis

Sewing ​Machines Needed

W2W (Women to Women) supplies sewing machines to give impoverished women opportunities to supplement their income. This program requires that 10% of the proceeds made from their sewing business go toward purchase of another machine for another woman somewhere in the world.
Currently, the sewing project has all been overseas in Africa. However, we have an opportunity to share right here in the United States.
A team is going to the Indian Reservation next week and has told us of a need for women on the Reservation that know how to sew and would very much appreciate a sewing machine. We need to have the machine or donations no later than Sunday the 22nd.

We would like to see if anyone has a sewing machine that they would like to donate or would like to donate specifically for this cause.

Please contact Penny Curtis for more details or to let her know if you need to have a machine picked up. 816-254-3335

Thank you so much!

Penny Curtis

Give Back Hope International
PO Box 108
Independence, MO 64051

Moe Farms Tomatoes

From: Moe Farms

Moe Farms Tomatoes

Moe Farms has tomatoes for sale. $1.50 per pound.

Please call 816-650-2059

​Native American Paintings

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From: Garland Schnack​

​Native American Paintings

These Native American Drawings are created by:

Wilfred Plata
27893 Tina Drive
Wright City MO 63390

They are created on envelopes or handkerchiefs.

This man sells his art work in order to obtain some needed financial assistance.
Please contact him if you are interested in purchasing any of these and others.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Looking to Sub-lease

From: Caleb Etter

Looking to Sub-lease

Hello friends,

Looking to sub-lease with several people, existing place or not.

My name is Caleb Etter and I am currently seeking a room mate (up to 2) that have a place I can rent from as a sub-leaser. Living alone is costly, living with others is not. I work a full time job in Lee's Summit, day shift. If you have a place to rent that's under $700 a month, I'm keenly interested in hearing from you.

Please do not contact me if you have the following living conditions:
No furniture
Dirty/smelly apartment or house - no trash all over the floor
Unclean kitchen
Lack of personal hygiene
No drinking or smoking / no drugs
Not living with a girlfriend
Senile or crazy

Must haves:
Be religious and/or part of the Restoration Movement.
Be of good character
Enough income to not rely on me to pay for your life
Always willing to improve oneself determination and personal development

If you think you fit these requirements, please contact me below at your earliest convenience:

Text Message: 816-489-8432
Email: etter.caleb@gmail.com

Caleb Etter

Tree Trimming Needed

From: David Frye

Tree Trimming Needed

Hello all,

We are in dire need of our trees to be trimmed. We have a raccoon problem that is just going to get worse if we don’t. So we need help ASAP.

Please let me know if you can help.

Cara Frye

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Joseph's Grove Vision - Painting

From: Muriel Luedeman

Joseph's Grove Vision - Painting

Dear, Saints,

Recently, Jim VunCannon of the Remnant Church approached me about doing a Restoration version of Joseph’s Grove Vision. Everything came together by the Holy Spirit to accomplish the work in an amazingly short time of two months. This included finding models for the figures and a photographer to shoot the visual reference. Doing this painting was an amazing experience, and whetted my desire to tackle other painting subjects and themes from our Restoration perspective. Karen Hacker, the photographer who provided her studio and professional expertise to create visual reference for the work, also was energized by the project and wants us to collaborate in other high quality illustrated works. We both came away from the photo shoot really excited about creating a body of illustrations for all Restoration Saints to use and share with other.

The Remnant Church has expressed interest in commissioning more paintings like the one attached to help produce this much needed body of Restoration work for the benefit and use of all Restoration groups. Though I am not a member of the Remnant, I am so grateful to the leadership of the Remnant Church for their desire to choose this way to help bring all the factions back together once again. Please pray for us all as we move forward in this endeavor together. We all want to be a blessing for the emerging Kingdom’s sake.

Prints are available for sale. Please see the attached list of sizes and suggested donations. I hold the copyright and would ask that no copies be made of the image without my permission. Your support in purchasing prints will help provide the funding for future works. Paintings of this kind of work require considerable expense for the photographer’s studio, time, and models to properly execute the visual reference, as well as the artist’s supplies and time. You will find my contact information is in the heading and also below with the price list.

Thank you, and God bless you all in your Kingdom building efforts,

Muriel Luedeman


Joseph Smith Grove Experience Prints

Available for Purchase

Includes cardboard backing, printed testimony, and envelop/plastic sleeve

Contact Muriel Luedeman

Also available through The Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

8” x 10 $15.00
11” x 14” $25.00
16” x 20” $50.00
20” x 30” $75.00
4” x 6” Postcard $1.00 10ct./$7.50
Special pricing available for bulk orders for 8” x 10” and Postcards

Painting Joseph’s Vision of God in the Grove

Muriel Winn Luedeman
July 12, 2018

Sister Joan Vun Cannon and her son, Jim, approached me in late 2017 or early 2018 about
doing a commission painting of Joseph Smith, Jr’s, vision in the grove for The Remnant Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I didn’t think I could do it justice without adequate photographic
reference material for such a painting, and so I passed it up. However, that problem resolved itself in
March and April. I agreed to take on the challenge.
The vision accounts vary considerably, and frankly, I was rather perplexed, wondering how to create an image of what actually occurred in the grove. I spent time in prayer, and even asked for my own vision. I do believe that God, being no respecter of persons, would show Himself to anyone as He did to Joseph. Joseph was a mere farm boy. What God could do for him, He can, and will do for all his seeking children. That request was not granted, however. I believe that by studying it out, I gained clarity and confirmation on the event, and received some amazing Divine insights about our Heavenly Father, Yahweh, and Yehoshua, His Son.
Joseph described what he saw in different ways. In one account, there was no mention of two
personages. Another version he said there were two. Does that negate the experience as false? That
was my quandary at first. I don’t believe it does prove the vision false, for depicting the mystery of
the God Head can be done many ways, and none would be considered false.
There is no doubt, by Jesus’ own words, that there is the Father, and the Son. The Father declared in Genesis, “Let us make man in our image.” God, the Father spoke at Jesus’ baptism, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Jesus prayed to his Father for his followers at Passover, and then for himself in the garden. He also talked about going to the Father after He rose from the dead.
It seemed important for this painting to illustrate the Father and the Son together, yet separately in their relationship to each other and with Joseph. In one account the Father said, “This is my beloved Son; hear him.” In addition, it didn’t seem out of line to depict God the Father with gray hair. I also wanted to capture an expression of love and compassion, even pity in the faces of Yehoshua and Yahweh, for they knew what this young boy’s life was going to be after this experience. There is a smile, but there is also understanding, sorrow, and deep, loving regard for
Joseph’s future sacrifice.
Joseph recounted that an evil presence engulfed him as he began to pray. The pose I chose to capture was after Joseph saw the shaft of light and was engulfed in the loving presence of Jesus and
the Father. He must have had great relief being delivered from the deadly evil presence. He raises his arms to God, as a child who reaches for his earthly father to be rescued from a physical threat.
Yahweh’s right hand rests on Yehoshua’s shoulder, showing the loving bond between them.
In the Father’s left hand are crease lines that naturally appear, but what came out of my brush to
describe the lines was a faint cross. In conferring with the Jim Vun Cannon and Kevin Romer at the
painting approval, Brother Romer wanted to leave the cross lines as they are. We all felt that truly, if
Jesus and God the Father are One, then nail prints in the Father’s hands would signify the pain the
Father experienced too, when His Son hung on the cross.
For me, the painting personalizes for the viewer the LOVE God has for all of His Children, and instantaneously appears when they cry out in doubt and fear. He has compassion for what we all
go through in life, and He is always, always with us, ready to receive us into his loving arms.
I am so grateful to The Remnant Church for this painting commission. The Remnant Church
leadership and I want all Restoration branches to have access to the image for publications and
projections, so it is available free of charge. I may be contacted at: mur620@gmail.com
My thanks also to Karen Hacker for her studio, expertise, and time spent photographing models for reference, and thanks to Troy and Mike Lassen, and Christian Davis for modeling for this project.

Preaching Mini-Series

From: Gregory Lyons

South Crysler, Buckner, and South Branch
Preaching Mini-Series

South Crysler Restoration Branch, Buckner Restoration Branch, and South Restoration Branch invite all to attend an annual mini-series held on Sunday evenings July 22 – August 12th

Song Service Begins 5:40 p.m.
Preaching Service begins 6:00 p.m.

July 22nd “God Is Working”
LOCATION: Buckner Restoration Branch
2607 N Twyman Road
Independence MO 64058
SPEAKER: Elder James Rao

July 29th – “Christ’s Church Is Alive”
LOCATION: Buckner Restoration Branch
2607 N Twyman Road
Independence MO 64058
SPEAKER: Elder Tim Carr
Refreshments and Fellowship after the service.

August 5th – “Being Fruitful In The Spirit”
LOCATION: South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050
SPEAKER: Elder Justin Jones

August 12th – “Zion Is Coming”
LOCATION: South Crysler Restoration Branch
16101 Salisbury Road
Independence MO 64050
SPEAKER: Elder Chuck Miller
Refreshments and Fellowship after the service.

Prayer Request for Jeanette

From: Robyn Mun

Prayer Request for Jeanette

I spoke with George Thomas about Jeanette's health. I asked permission to request prayers for her, from all Latter Day Saints no matter the part of the family.
Jeanette has cancer in both lungs and in her liver.

Robyn aka sista Mun
"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people." 4 Nephi 1:15 / 4 Nephi 1:17

Outdoor Christian Concert - 2018

From: Jackie Shearer

Outdoor Christian Concert - 2018

Free outdoor Christian Concert Saturday August 4th at 7:00 p.m.
All Restoration youth and young adults/families are the focus of the music ministry, but those adults “young at heart” are welcome to attend.

Chairs provided, but you are welcome to bring lawn chairs and strollers.
Event will be held inside if it rains.

Monday, July 16, 2018

​Stacy's Table and Chairs

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From: Stacy Frinsthal

​Stacy's Table and Chairs

6 chairs, table with drop sides and two leaves.

Seats 6-8 (10 if you have extra chairs)


Please contact by text: 816-520-0445

God Bless!!
Stacy Pyatt


From: Paul Wallace


We are looking for a mechanic to replace the idler pulley and belt for the air conditioning compressor in our 2003 Chevy Silverado truck. We don't have a lot of money to do this. Please let us know approximately how much it would cost to do this.

Paul and Kathy Wallace
(816) 389-1389

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Needed Refrigerator / Freezer frost free

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman

Needed Refrigerator / Freezer frost free

Refrigerator / freezer Needed - frost free and in good working condition.

If giving one away call Julie at​: ​
Talk to machine.


Vacation Church School at Oak Grove Restoration Branch

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Debra Norman

Vacation Church School at Oak Grove Restoration Branch

Vacation Church School at Oak Grove Restoration Branch will be July 30 to August 3, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to noon each day.
We will have classes for ages 3 years old through 12th grade.
To register online, go to our branch's website (http://www.ogrb.org/) and click on the Vacation Church School link.
We would love to have you join us!
If you have questions, contact Debbie Norman at denorman8165@gmail.com

Jesus is Calling . . .

Monday: Jesus is calling you to trade your sins for His righteousness.
“O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness?” (2 Nephi 3:56)

Tuesday: Jesus is calling you to trade your fears for the security and comfort of His love.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18).

Wednesday: Jesus is calling you to trade your anger and hurts for His peace and forgiveness.
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice” (Ephesians 4:3)

Thursday: Jesus is calling you to trade your doubt and confusion for faith in His eternal truths.
“Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” (Mark 9:21).

Jesus is calling you to SHINE for Him (Trading your weaknesses for His strength!)
"Therefore, let your light so shine before this world, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:18)

Saturday, July 14, 2018


From: Eric Odida


Our son Dean Odida was admitted in Nairobi West Hospital in Kenya last night. He had been experiencing malaria like symptoms last week and was treated and showed improvement. He was taken ill again last night and had to be admitted.

We have 2 more Reunions to attend before our time to return home.

We would appreciate your prayers for his quick recovery.

Elder Eric Odida

​Home For Sale - Downtown Independence​

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From: Jon Tandy

​Home For Sale - Downtown Independence​

A sister in the church is trying to sell her house soon.
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1067 sq. ft., finished basement, 0.2 acre, near downtown Independence.
Asking $55,000.


Jon Tandy

Eric Odida at Lexington Restoration Branch

From: John Eichhorn

Eric Odida at Lexington Restoration Branch

Elder Eric Odida from Kenya will be bringing the message at the Lexington Restoration Branch at our evening service.
It starts at 6:30 PM and all are welcome to attend.

Lexington Restoration Branch
802 S 13 Highway
Lexington MO 64067

God Bless,
John Eichhorn

Friday, July 13, 2018

Eric Odida Preaching at Missionary Branch

From: Brian Mundy

Eric Odida Preaching at Missionary Branch

Elder Eric Odida from Kenya will be preaching at Missionary Branch Sunday, July 15 at 11:00 AM and we will be having a Potluck following that all are welcome to share in.

Brian Mundy
Bradlech Construction LLC

Francis Harper Message for 7/13/2018

From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 7/13/2018

Dear Ones,

Even if we do not have a strong faith and testimony of the truth and reality of a living God, we can believe in the testimony of others until we receive our own. Jesus said: “Blessed are they who shall believe on me; and again, more blessed are they who shall believe on your words, when ye shall testify that ye have seen me and that I am” (Matthew 5:3 IV).

You can believe in the testimony of men like Peter. His testimony is recorded in 2 Peter 1:16-17. “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. 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.”

You can believe in the testimony of Joseph Smith, Jr. His testimony is recorded in Church History, Vol. 1, p 9. “After I had retired into the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. . . . But exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy . . . just at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun; which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two personages (whose brightness and glory defy all description) standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and said, (pointing to the other,) This is my beloved Son, hear him.”

The truth of Joseph’s testimony was confirmed to me during a visit, at the Sacred Grove, near Palmyra, New York in the summer of 1997. While there I was led to two tables of stone; replicas of the tables of stone given to Moses on Mount Sinai. See Exodus 32:15-16.

You can believe in the testimony of Sundar Singh of India. His testimony is recorded in Nepal and the Gospel of God. Lindell, p 84-86. This young lad had an above average hunger for spiritual things and prayed to know God and his salvation. He wrote, “I got up at three in the morning, and after bathing, I prayed that if there was a God at all He would reveal Himself to me, and show me the way of salvation, and end this unrest of my soul. I firmly made up my mind that, if this prayer was not answered, I would before daylight go down to the railway, and place my head on the line before the incoming train. I remained till about half past four praying and waiting and expecting to see Krishna or Buddha, or some other Avatar of the Hindu religion; they appeared not, but a light was shining in the room. I opened the door to where it came from, but all was dark outside. I returned inside, and the light increased in intensity and took the form of a globe of light above the ground, and in this light there appeared, not the form I expected, but the living Christ whom I had counted as dead. To all eternity I shall never forget His glorious and loving face, nor the few words which he spoke. My heart was filled with inexpressible joy and peace, and my whole life was entirely changed.”

“Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about (surrounded) with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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; . . .” (Hebrews 12: 1-2).

Love to All,
Francis Harper


“Have Faith In God”

“And Jesus spake and said unto him, Have faith in God (Mark 11:24 IV; 11:22 KJV).
Paul wrote: . . . without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must
believe that his is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6).
On one occasion Jesus said to his disciples, O faithless and perverse generation! how
long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer (put up with) you? (Matthew 17:17). At another
time Jesus expressed his disappointment in the faith of his disciples, he asked them, “why are ye
fearful, O ye of little faith?” After his resurrection as he walked with two of his disciples toward
the village of Emmaus, Jesus said to them, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the
prophets have spoken!” (Luke 24:24 IV; 24:25 KJV). It is obvious that Jesus expects his
disciples to have faith in God and in the Scriptures that testify of him.
Is Jesus satisfied with the level of faith in his disciples today? Paul wrote of the faith of
Abraham: “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith,
giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised, he was able also to
perform. And therefore it was imputed (credited) to him for righteousness . . . and for us also, to
whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead”
(Romans 4:20-24).

We could be called the “Doubting Thomas” generation. Thomas, one of the twelve, was absent, when
after the resurrection Jesus appeared to the other disciples. Thomas was told by them, “We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them; then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but
believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed (John 20:25-29). “And when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted (Matthew 28: 16 IV; 28:17 KJV). The same could be said today.

Jesus asked: “. . . when the Son of Man cometh shall he find faith on the earth?” As we
observe the diminishing numbers of true believers in our communities, the Lord’s question is
becoming more pertinent day by day. “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. . . And let him
that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely . . . Even so, come,
Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:17, 20).
Until the Lord comes, those who believe must continue to encourage the unbelievers to
have faith in God. Alma’s “lecture on faith” may be a good place to begin. He wrote: “Yea, there
are many who do say, if thou wilt shew unto us a sign from heaven, then we shall know of a
surety; then we shall believe . . . But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to
an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith; yea, even if ye can no more than
desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe . . .” (Alma 16:139, 151).

Independence Condo For Sale

From: Lisa Herron

Independence Condo For Sale

Condo For Sale -
17800 Bolger Road #345A
Independence MO 64055

1,547 sq ft
2 bedroom / 2 bath / 2 car garage parking
3rd floor (elevator access)
Vaulted ceilings/skylights
Spacious and beautifully maintained
Updates include marble floors (kitchen, entry, laundry, bathrooms) and new furnace
No more than two adults may reside in the condo; one resident must be age 55+; no children or dependents may be living with them.
Pets allowed, but must be 10 lbs or smaller.

Estate Sale 7/13-7/15, 2018

From: Lisa Herron

Estate Sale 7/13-7/15, 2018

Estate Sale - Apple Tree Condominiums
17800 Bolger Road #345A
Independence MO 60455

Friday, July 13 - 10am - 5pm
Saturday, July 14 - 10am - 4pm
Sunday, July 15 - 1 - 5pm

More details and photos here:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Home For Sale - Donna Browne

From: Donna Browne

Home For Sale - Donna Browne

This beautiful light-filled house in the Blue Springs/Independence area has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and is on a quiet cul-de-sac in a country-like setting. It is a story and a half, with the master suite and laundry on the main level, three bedrooms upstairs, and a full, finished walk-out basement. Come and see the awesome vaulted ceilings, see-through fireplace, Jacuzzi, deck, spacious storage areas, and a third attached garage in back. Students attend award-winning Blue Springs schools, and we have independence utilities.

We prefer to sell the house without a realtor for $291,000. However, soon we will need to list the house with a realtor, and then the price will be $309,000 as determined by the realtor’s CMA.

Please contact Donna at 816–668–5577 for more information.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Come to the Carnival!

From: Pamela Stuck

Come to the Carnival!

This Friday night at South Crysler Restoration Branch, RCI Leadership Camp is hosting an outdoor carnival for all ages! It starts at 6:30 PM and is running concurrently with the summer volleyball and a CPRS Junior class ice cream social. There will be a campfire at 9:00 PM.

There’s fun for everyone!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Looking for a roommate or two

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Caleb Etter

Looking for a roommate or two

I am currently seeking a roommate or two that already have a place of living and are looking for a lower cost of rent, preferably in the Restoration.

I am 24, non-smoking, non-drinking, and I'm all about having a wholesome environment.

If you are interested, please text me at 816-489-8432 at your earliest convenience.
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Caleb Etter


From: Lynette Davis




2005 GMC Blazer - For Sale

From: Bruce Luedeman

2005 GMC Blazer - For Sale

2005 GMC Blazer, 177K miles, 4WD, 6 cylinder, Sun Roof, No current mechanical issues, cold a/c, Kelly’s Blue Value $6,500: Make Reasonable Offer; cash or check. This is a surplus car for us and we are not driving it. This would be a great car for work transportation or a college student. No liens and clear title at time of purchase.

Bruce Luedeman


Independence Square area.

Needing a Ride 8/3/2018

From: Faye Shaw

Needing a Ride 8/3/2018

I need a return ride only from the Temple Grove Reunion in Pennsylvania (which ends on August 3rd) to the Independence area.

I can be contacted at: liahona41@gmail.com

Thank you.
Faye Shaw

Another Tidings Testimony

From: Paul Gage

Another Tidings Testimony

Dear Saints,

I had intended to include the attached testimony in the JULY Monthly Tidings on line.

Feel free to copy and circulate however, whenever and to whoever you so desire.

It is okay to go ahead and send in your testimonies and any other items you want considered for the next regular issue of Tidings of Zion.

Thanks and the Lord bless each of you.

In Christ
Paul Gage


A Reunion Testimony by Elder Alan G. Ronk, Pastor, Woodbine, Iowa RB

I was in attendance at the Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders held at Waldo Avenue RB/CPRS June 24-29, 2018. I would testify to you dear Saints that the Glorious Power of the Holy Spirit was in residence during the entire reunion! I felt led to share this testimony which
occurred on Monday June 25th. Brother Brian Mundy asked me to preside over the Wednesday morning Priesthood Prayer service.

I began to immediately to inquire of the Lord what He would have me bring before the Priesthood that morning. The Theme for the day was “Prepare Yourselves, and Your Families!” I walked into the Sanctuary for the afternoon class, and sat down in one of the back pews. The message that the Lord had for the prayer service on Wednesday morning was in my thoughts as I sat there. The power of the Holy Spirit had filled that Sanctuary!

I was suddenly overcome with the command to write the word PREPARE down in a column in my notebook. The Lord made it known to me that the roadmap for preparing ourselves and our families was contained within the very word Prepare. The Spirit of the Lord was in residence for the Elders Conference and has provided this map for those that would hear!

Pray. This is the first step in preparation, pray without ceasing for guidance.

Repent. By allowing the conviction of the Spirit of God to Change you.

Escape. The grasp of Satan by being in tune with the Spirit, one heart, one mind.

Gain peace through repentance and escaping the grasp of Satan.

Accept. His Forgiveness, we are aware of that forgiveness, but often do not

Remember. God in all we do, say, and how we act every minute of our day.

Evangelize. Spread the word to your family, both physical and spiritual families.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Holiday Turkey Pre-Order

From: Troque Farm

Holiday Turkey Pre-Order

Greeting Saints,

This announcement is that Troque Farms is now taking pre orders for the Holiday Turkeys. It takes four months to raise up a turkey so you may think we are early but actually we need to know how many turkey poults to order. Here is some information that we will achieve:

The weights will be between 12 and 25 pounds.
The cost is $3.75 per pound.
No deposit required with order and we can take monthly payments, if needed.
Pasture raised and organic grain fed but with no soybeans.
Order fresh or frozen. (Any order under 15 pounds will be frozen.)
If Fresh, the turkeys will be delivered on Nov. 21st.

Please send the following information to Troquefarms@aol.com

We need to know:

1. How many turkey's you are ordering.
2. What weight of the turkey that you wish.
3. If you want a fresh turkey or could use a frozen turkey.

Within 10 days, we need to order the turkey poults, so notify us ASAP.

Blessings abound,

John Mundy Prayer request and update

From: Brian Mundy

John Mundy Prayer request and update

Many of have already heard my dad, John Mundy had a heart attack last night. He ended up having 2 blocked arteries one 90% the other 100%. Today they put in 2 stints and is responding so well they hope he will be released tomorrow. For all of you who have already visited, sent messages and prayed we thank you very much! Please continue to keep him and my mom in your prayers.

Brian Mundy
Bradlech Construction LLC

Lost Three-In-One Scriptures

From: Paul Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com> wrote:

Lost Three-In-One Scriptures

Dear Saints,

Over a month ago someone left a brown leather cover Three in one at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch.
We have been trying to find the owners or family members, but so far, no results.

The owners names are:
Joseph Lincoln Grant and Betty Jo Morford Grant.

Three children are listed:
Deborah Mae Grant
David Joseph Grant
Rebecca Sue Grant

If you know this family, please contact me at 816-833-6552 or pauljg_64055@yahoo.com

Thank You
Paul Gage

Saturday, July 7, 2018