Friday, August 31, 2018

Prayer Request for Waylon


Prayer Request for Waylon

Waylon Smith has an opportunity for a major career advancement and is asking for prayer on his behalf. Please keep him in your prayer that the Lord will open the way for him.

Thank you,

Times and Seasons and Millennial Star

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From: Paul Ludy

Times and Seasons and Millennial Star

I have the following reprints in strong black hardcover books with 2 pages printed on each sheet. They are photocopies of the originals. These were produced by Modern Microfilm Co. in Salt Lake City.

3 sets of Times and Seasons (6 volumes covering Nov 1839 to Feb 1846) $60 per set less 20% = $48.00.

Extra Times and Seasons:
Volume 2 (Nov 1840-Oct 1841) $15.00 less 20% = $12.00
Volume 4 (Nov 1842-Oct 1843) $15.00 less 20% = $12.00
Volume 6 (Jan 15, 1845-Feb 15, 1846) $15.00 less 20% = $12.00

Extra Millennial Star (no sets available)
Volume 1 (1840-1841) $15.00 less 20% = $12.00
Volume 2 (1842-1840) $15.00 less 20% = $12.00
Volume 5 (1844-1845) $15.00 less 20% = $12.00

E-mail or phone 816 210-8450
to order.

Don't forget the 20% discount on all used books through Dec 31, 2018.

Pancake Breakfast​ September 15

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From: Julia Anderson

Pancake Breakfast​ September 15

CPRS Junior Class Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, September 15
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Center Place Restoration School
819 W Waldo
Independence MO 64050

$6 per person - $25 for family up to 5

Pancakes and Syrup
(Gluten Free Pancakes and sugar free syrup also provided)
Scrambled Eggs
Sausage Links

Tickets are available from a CPRS Junior Class member

Tickets also available at the door

​Raw Honey​

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From: Stacy Frinsthal

​Raw Honey​

Local, raw honey for sale
Please contact me by call or text

thank you

Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

Francis Harper Message for 8/31/2018

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 8/31/2018

Dear Ones,

At our prayer meetings we give thanks to God for our many blessings. In our testimonies we express our appreciation for the restoration of the “faith which was once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), and for The Book of Mormon; a second witness of Jesus Christ.

We should be willing and anxious to share these precious blessings with our friends, neighbors and all who have ears to hear. Why are we so reluctant to do this? Are we afraid we might offend someone? We may be offending God by our negligence to bear witness of the truth. We need to boldly declare the truth we have been blessed to receive.

Perhaps we do not speak the truth as we should because we fear the truth we hold dear, may be rejected, or ridiculed? These fears should not deter us. Paul counseled Timothy: “. . . God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord” (2 Timothy 1:7-8).

“Whosoever, therefore, shall confess me (Jesus, and his truth) before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:28 IV; 10:32 KJV).

A word of caution was spoken by the Lord to his disciples: “It is not meet to give that which is holy unto the dogs; neither cast ye your pearls unto swine, lest they trample them under their feet” (Matthew 7:10).

Seeking the presence of the Holy Spirit and the gift of wisdom in our lives should be our first and highest priority. The spiritual gifts of the discerning of sprits, and knowledge, will guide us to those who have ears to hear and will receive and appreciate the truth we have to share. We need to pray for divine appointments.

In the early morning hours of April 29, 2013, during a delay of several hours between flights at Doha, United Arab Emirates, [on the Persian Gulf] I was studying the Bible. Suddenly a man stopped in front of me. He said he worked for the airlines and wanted to say hello. He said, “you are the only person I have ever seen studying the Bible in this airport.” Without a moment of hesitation I reached into my briefcase for The Book of Mormon. Holding it up for him to see, I said, I believe this is sacred scripture too. He said, “yes, it is a second witness for Jesus Christ.” I heartily agreed. Then I asked, who are you? His name was Benezer Napatuton of the Philippines and a Seventh Day Adventist.

Years before this experience at Doha, I became acquainted with Ed Rust, an employee of Quaker Oats, a Roman Catholic. He occasionally stopped by our Farm Supply Store. We often discussed scriptures from the Bible. Some months later Ed called me. In his travels he had stayed overnight in a motel in South Dakota. He explained that he had a habit of reading from a “Gideon Bible” before sleeping. He said, “last night when I opened a dresser drawer I found a copy of The Book of Mormon.” He excitedly said, “Francis, that book is the word of God!” Then I said, “Ed, have I ever told you I have believed The Book of Mormon from the days of my youth?” He said, “No, you never told me.” Ed, a Roman Catholic, is a second witness that you do not have to be a Restorationist to accept The Book of Mormon as the word of God.

Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. . .” (Romans 1:16). Neither, should we be ashamed of the truth. If we are, surely Jesus will be ashamed of us! We need to stand boldly as Paul, “Witnessing both to small and great. . . the words of truth and soberness” (Acts 26:22, 25).

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


Be Bold

Boldness has been a characteristic of the saints from the beginning. The boldness of the saints is based upon their faith in God and in the righteousness of his cause to “bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man” (Doctrine and Covenants 22:23b).

Evel Knievel’s boldness was quite likely based upon a confidence and pride in his own abilities and his insatiable appetite for applause.

The youthful David boldly faced the giant, Goliath, saying to him: Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts . . . the battle is the Lord’s (1 Samuel 17:45-47).

The three Hebrew men, who had been appointed by the king to positions of authority over Babylon, refused to bow down to his golden idol. King Nebuchadnezzar was furious. Yet the Hebrews boldly faced him, saying, “We are not careful to answer thee in this matter. Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace . . . We will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image (Daniel 3:16-18).

Neither was Daniel threatened by the decree signed by King Darius that anyone who would petition any God or man other than himself “shall be cast into the den of lions . . . Now when Daniel knew the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks, before his God, as he did aforetime” (Daniel 6:7-10).

The apostles Peter and John were commanded by the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem not to “speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye” (Acts 4:18-19).

When the apostles reported the threats of the chief priests and elders of the Jews, the believers “lifted up their voice to God with one accord . . . Lord, behold their threatening; and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word . . . and when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:24-29). We need more prayer meetings like this today.

When they were filled with the Holy Ghost they spake the word of God with boldness. Those who are filled with the Spirit of God speak with the power, wisdom and authority of God. Alma and the sons of Mosiah had “searched the scriptures diligently . . . they had given themselves to much prayer and fasting, therefore they had the spirit of prophecy, and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority, even as with the power and authority of God (Alma 12:5).

Likewise Stephen, who was “full of the Holy Ghost,” did not hesitate to speak the truth to the high priest and elders of the Jews. “And they ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city and stoned him . . . and he, calling upon God, said, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 6:57-59).

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 5:16).

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Educational Science CD's Available

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From: Archie Gatrost

Educational Science CD's Available

For anyone that enjoys learning about the sciences. There are 5 CD's from The Great Courses that contain physic concepts, some chemistry, earth science, and so you know it finishes up with Darwin's evolution. So you can at least know their argument on the subject. The other 4 CD's from The Great Courses are on Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. The CD's are dated between 2001 and 2013.

This set of CD's are at CPRS. It would be best to email me at "" then I can let you know if they are still available and coordinate pick up.

Hope these will be of use to someone,

Archie Gatrost

May God be With You This Day.
Have a Wonderful Day!?? :)

Clean H2O 4 All Fundraiser

From: Lade Rick

Clean H2O 4 All Fundraiser

-Rick Lade

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Big Sale Starts today 8/29 - 9/1/2018


Big Sale Starts today 8/29 - 9/1/2018

750 N Allen Road
Independence MO 64050

Furniture, antiques, plus size clothes, 2 outdoor lounge chairs, lots of glass ware, kitchen items, decor and more.


Kirtland Temple Priesthood Retreat 2018

From: Horn, Vim

Kirtland Temple Priesthood Retreat 2018

September 22 & 23, 2018

“Taught From On High”


8:00 AM Registration (Kirtland Restoration Branch)

8:30 Welcome and Prayer Time — Kirtland Pastorate Presiding
9:15 Sacrament Service—Jay Havener Presiding & David Joyce Speaking

10:30 Class – “Taught From On High”—David Joyce

12:00 PM Lunch—Kirtland Restoration Branch

1:00 Time for Tours, Rest and Reflection

3:45 Class – “Preparing To Come Before God”—Jay Havener

5:30 Gather at the Temple

6:00 – 8:00 Worship in the Temple—High Priests Presiding


7:30 AM Gather at the Temple

8:00 – 10:00 Worship in the Temple—Richard Neill Presiding & Howard Parker Speaking

10:00 Assemble Outside of the Temple

Doctrine & Covenants 43:4

Hearken ye elders of my church whom I have appointed: ye are not sent forth to be taught,
but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit;
and ye are to be taught from on high.

Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken.

Please register online using the following retreat registration link:

Or go to and click on the link.

William (Vim) Horn

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ruth Horn Estate Sale August 29 - 31

Rachel Horn

Ruth Horn Estate Sale August 29 - 31

This is a link to Ruth Horn's estate sale. (Vim Horn's mother)
Sale starts tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29.

Monday, August 27, 2018

​For Sale from Cindy​

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From: ​​Cindy Holman

​For Sale from Cindy​

Crackerbarrel wooden rocking chair

Curio cabinet with three glass shelves
from Nebraska furniture mart 2009

4 old windows from 1910 house, two still have
glass in them and two are just the frames

Cindy Holman

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy Volume 3

From: David Price

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy Volume 3 is off the press!

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy--Volume 3 (Paperback), by Richard and Pamela Price

Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy Volume 3 is now available for sale at Restoration Bookstore and our online store. It is a continuation of both Richard and Pamela Price's life's work. Their son, David Price, assisted in the preparation of this volume. Well over half of a century in the making, this volume firmly establishes that (especially during 1842-1844 at Nauvoo) men and women nearest to Joseph increasingly turned against him and entered into multiple polygamy-related conspiracies against him. Some did so to falsely attach polygamy to Joseph's name and to so weaken him through defamation that they could take over the Church. Others did so in order to enrage outsiders into a state of riot to destroy the Church. Yet others did so to vex Joseph so that he would succumb to their demands to change the Church so that it would officially embrace polygamy.

These conspiracies included not just harmful words aimed against Joseph, but criminal acts too--including sabotage, racketeering, fraud, forgery, riot, false arrest, assault, death threats, and murder. Also of note in this volume is the inclusion of the newest DNA evidences that refute the Utah LDS Church's long-standing fable that Joseph fathered children by polygamous wives. It contains 415 pages.

This book sells for $15.00. To order it from our online site, click on the following address:

Price Publishing Company

Sunday, August 26, 2018

​Free Church Books from Jamie​

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From: ​​Jamie Brownlie

​Free Church Books from Jamie​

We still have many old church books I'd like to give away. If anyone wasn't able to make it on Saturday but would still like to get some, please call me at 816-825-3826 or email me at

No dealers, please. These are meant to be distributed to church members free of charge.

Jamie Brownlie

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Back to School Prayer Service

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From: Jon Tandy

Back to School Prayer Service

As a reminder, Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch is having a Back to School prayer service tomorrow night, August 26 at 6:00 PM. The prayer service is in behalf of students, teachers and families just starting the 2018-2019 school-year, and for all the youth throughout the church. Come and lift your voices in prayer for our youth and those who are an influence in their lives.

Also, for those who attended the Pastors of Zion Summer Series this summer, we collected quite a few items that we would like to get back to their owners. If you recognize something or if you lost something else during the summer contact Jon Tandy (below). Picture is attached.

​​House For Sale ​ 710 S Main St, Independence, MO

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From: Muriel L

​​House For Sale ​ 710 S Main St, Independence, MO

Nicely renovated house close to Muriel and Bruce Luedeman and Richard and Robin Neill in South Main neighborhood. Would love to have some more great neighbors.

Muriel Luedeman

Hundreds of RLDS Books

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From: Jamie Brownlie

Hundreds of RLDS Books

Today only, from 9am to 3pm, we're giving away hundreds of RLDS books. These are the books left after Lynn Shaw's passing. Her wish was for them to go to church folk. First come, first served. Just come on by. Call 816-825-3826 if you have any questions.

8245 Outer Road
Odessa MO

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hello BEMER Fans!

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From: "Brenda Van Fleet RN, BSN, BCN"
Mark Your Calendar!

Hello BEMER Fans!

Mark your calendar to join us Tuesday, August 28th for our next FREE BEMER Information Session. Do you want to feel alive, energetic and alert, able to participate and enjoy your favorite activities? Don't let poor circulation be the cause of missing out on those memorable times. BEMER Therapy celebrating 20 years, with over one million users world wide can help increase your blood flow by up to 30% in just 8 minutes. It's proven, it's safe and it's free for you to experience. Call and reserve your seat. Bring your friends, they will thank you!

See you Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00pm at Directed Wellness Center on the Independence Square, next to Cafe' Verona.

Brenda Van Fleet RN, BSN, BCN
Independent BEMER Representative

​Give Back Hope Sale September 15​

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From: Penny Curtis

​Give Back Hope Sale September 15​

​It’s time again for the annual Donation Sale Fundraiser!
Bring your gently used (or New) Items you would like to donate

for the ONE DAY sale on Saturday September 15
Support the Restoration Youth Home in Malawi Africa!
When: September 15 Where:
Drop off at 7:00-8:45 a.m. The Mansion House
Sale: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2121 S Sterling Ave
Independence MO 64052​

Save the Date!

We will be giving you more information as the date gets closer!

Contact Penny if any questions

Penny Curtis

Pure Water Oasis
411 E 23 Street
Independence MO 64055

​John Deere Mower Repair ?

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From: Paula Swayne

​John Deere Mower Repair ?

We have a John Deere riding mower that needs some work. Does anyone know someone good that would know how to fix it other than the John Deere company itself?

We are in a desperate state as our grass is too high.

Thank you for any help

Paula Swayne

For Sale 1999 Ford Explorer XLT - $2300

From: Susan Simmons

For Sale 1999 Ford Explorer XLT - $2300

For Sale
1999 Ford Explorer XLT - $2300
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
odometer: 145261
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: SUV
This could be your car soon!

Call Duane at 816-433-9828

Prepare/Enrich at SCRB Facilitator Training 10/13

From: Jim Bailey

Prepare/Enrich at SCRB Facilitator Training 10/13

Many people are doing pre-marriage and regular marriage counseling. Prepare/Enrich is a tool used all across the country by churches and professional counselors. The counselee answers 170 questions and the counselor gets back a detailed 15 page report showing strengths and weaknesses. It helps the counselor or facilitator to generate a lot of helpful questions and comments.

We have locked in a date for Prepare/Enrich training at South Crysler Restoration Branch which is Saturday,10/13/18.
Start time is 9:00 and end around 4:30 with 45 minutes for lunch. We will have food to eat at the church.

This training is facilitator type and can also be used to enhance counseling. This is needed by anyone doing counseling and pre-marriage counseling.
It is a wonderful tool. The cost to the counselee couple is $35 and done on line. We get back several reports that gives great insight regarding the individuals and the couple. Prepare/Enrich has different systems that adapt to the special needs of the couple. You will learn a great deal if and when you take the course. I will also be attending even though I am licensed.
The cost per couple getting the training is $125 including material. I need to provide the trainer a head count by 9/21. People who register after that will pay an additional $25 to cover special handling. People can sign up even later but the material may not get to them until after the training.

I need to hear back from you ASAP if you plan to take the course. Let me know if more questions.
You should be able to find more information also by doing a web search for Prepare/Enrich.

Elder Jim Bailey

​Francis Harper Message for 8/24/2018

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From: Francis Harper

​Francis Harper Message for 8/24/2018

Dear Ones,

The secret of becoming like Jesus; becoming one with him, is living in his sacred nearness. “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8). How do we draw nigh to God? Surely it is by being faithful in reserving time each day for prayer and for feasting upon his teachings which have been preserved for us in the Scriptures.

“When we walk with the Lord in the light of his word, what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey” (Hymns of the Restoration # 371).

Are we God’s men and women in our home and neighborhood? Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch lady, made famous by her book and movie, The Hiding Place, called her father, Casper ten Boom, “God’s man.” She wrote: “The cornerstone of his character was his steady and consistent walk with the Lord, his knowledge of, and trust in, the Bible. He believed the Bible was relevant for every part of his daily life. He started each day in the workshop (he was a watchmaker) with a word of prayer and a scripture reading with all his family and workers. Sitting behind his workbench in the shop, father was an ambassador for Christ, a representative of heaven.

“He was always ready to listen. He was always concerned for people. Father was always interested in the people who came to us, and in his prayers he laid before his heavenly Father, all the problems which were in the lives and hearts of our guests.

“Many people sought advice from Casper ten Boom. The stability of his faith and his good common sense made him an excellent counselor. His judgment was never hasty. He took time to pray about the matter and think things over. Those who received help remembered his rare ability to encourage and stimulate the good in others.

“Father always used the Bible when he counseled. He knew that the needs of people are not sufficiently met by human philosophies. He always knew a Bible verse that precisely answered the need of those who came to him. I asked him once, ‘Papa, do you learn by heart every text that you think will be useful for counseling people?’ ‘No’ he answered, it is the Lord who gives me the words I need! He mentioned Isaiah 50:4:’The Lord God hath given me the tongue of learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary . . .”

We are called to be like Jesus: “For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).

“Have ye received his image in your countenances?” (Alma 3:28).

“And I, God, said unto mine Only Begotten, which was with me from the beginning, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and it was so” (Genesis 2:27 IV; 2:26 KJV). Surely God was speaking of more than a physical likeness when he said, let us make man in our image and likeness.

Love to All

Francis Harper


We Shall Be Like Him

“. . . we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . .” (1 John 3:2). Is there a greater challenge? If we want to live in his kingdom we must be like him. We are commanded to be perfect. “Ye are therefore commanded to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:50 IV; 5:48 KJV). “. . . I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect (3 Nephi 5:92).

Many will say, “Becoming like Jesus is impossible for me!” The word impossible should be removed from our vocabulary. The angel Gabriel told Mary: “. . . nothing can be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). Nephi asserted: “I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he should prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them” (1 Nephi 1:65).

How then shall we become perfect? How shall we become like him? Moroni answers these questions. “Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in no wise deny the power of God.

“And again, if ye, by the grace of God, are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father, unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy without spot” (Moroni 10:29-30).

So we can say, only by the grace of God will we be made perfect. Paul speaking of Christ as the head of the church, who “gave himself for it; that he might sanctify it and cleanse it . . . that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25-27).

But according to Moroni we must deny ourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all our mind, might and strength. God will never interfere with our freedom to choose to become like Jesus, or remain as “a natural man; carnal, sensual and devilish” (Genesis 4:13 IV). “For we know it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do” (21 Nephi 11:44).

We need to be like Jesus in every thought, word and deed. We need to partake of his divine nature, even as we partake of the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper; emblems of his flesh and blood. Unless we do this we are “dead in our trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). Peter reminds us of the great and precious promises whereby we might be partakers of the divine nature, and escape the corruption that is in the world” (2 Peter 1:4).

We can become like Jesus by “yielding to the enticings of the Holy Spirit” and become “as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love . . .” (Mosiah 1:120). “. . . for of such is the kingdom of heaven “(Matthew 19:14).

The Lord Jesus prayed, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, . . . that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17:21, 26).

Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father.” Jesus said, “. . . he that hath seen me hath seen the Father (John 14: 8-9). If someone asked, “Show us Jesus, could we truthfully say, he that hath seen me, hath seen Jesus?!

Janellen Cappo Moving Sale!

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From: Dayn Cederstrom

Janellen Cappo Moving Sale!

I have the following items FOR SALE!

1. Dining Room Table - 5' x 3 1/2' with 18" extension - $50
2. Sectional Sofa - 8 1/2' x 8 1/2' - FREE
3. Flat Screen TV - 20" x 30" - $50 (no photo)
4. Maytag Washer & Dryer - $100 for the set
5. Full Size Mattress & Box Springs - FREE
6. Kitchen Utensils - $15
7. Upholstered Chair - $50

Contact: Janellen Cappo

Thursday, August 23, 2018

6 Books That Most Saints Don’t Know Exist

​From: Paul Ludy

6 Books That Most Saints Don’t Know Exist

• Edwards, F. Henry, Missionary Sermon Studies, 1949, hard, 392 pages $5.00
Foundational materials for 50 sermons on a variety of doctrinal themes. Contains scriptural references and illustrations for building sermons.

• Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1945, 1947, 1959, hard $10.00
A collection of information and photos from archeaology regarding the Book of Mormon. Chapters describe Aztecs, Toltecs, Mayas, Incas, Quetzalcoatl.

• Hiles, Norma Derry, Gentle Monarch: The Presidency of Israel A. Smith, 1991, soft, 198 pages $5.00
The biography of the prophet of the Church from 1946 to 1958. Complete with many personal testimonies and notes.

• Holm, Francis W., The Mormon Churches‑‑A Comparison from Within, 1970, hard, 238 pages $8.00
A look at the LDS and RLDS Churches. The 29 chapters cover major differences. The author was LDS in his early years and RLDS from age 20.

• Pico, Catherine T., and Charlotte J. Elam, Inspired Hymns Restored, 1970, Spiral, 95 pages, $5.00
A collection of hymns from several hymnals including Saints’ Harp and Saints’ Hymnal.
This work was started by Priest Joseph Alexander Ferris.

• Wolf, John H., Forest of Priests and Prophets, 2005, soft, 381 pages, $10.00
A study of the Book of Mormon with a historical approach. Can history and spirituality rise up out of a Mesoamerican jungle rainforest setting? With notes and index.

A 20% discount is given on these and all other used books (offer good through 12-31-18). Go to to see lists of RLDS books and make your selection. E-mail or call Paul at 816-210-8450 for information or to order.

Cumorah Books - Free 6 Months of Restoration Voice

From: Paul Ludy

Cumorah Books - Free 6 Months of Restoration Voice


In an effort to increase circulation, we are offering FREE 6-month subscriptions (3 issues) to Restoration Voice magazine for new subscribers.

Please e-mail to or phone (816) 210-8450 to start a subscription for you or a friend. We need the name, correct complete address, and phone number.

In our next regular mailing, we will send the current issue and the previous issue. Then we will mail one additional issue. We will also mail an envelope so you or your friend can advise us about continuing the subscription.

You can assist to add 1,000 new subscribers.

This offer is good through December 31, 2018.


THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, Restoration Scriptures Edition

“3-in-1” with the Inspired Version of the Bible, 1908 Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants (through Section 144).

The type is sharp and clear. Bonded leather cover.
See photos at $80.00

THE INSPIRED VERSION OF THE BIBLE, Restoration Scriptures Edition
The type is sharp and clear. Bonded leather cover. $50.00

46 Sermons, 247 Pages. $8.00

Please call 816-210-8450 for ordering information.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


From: Pam Abel


I have a new listing that has just been remodeled. It's a very nice house with great curb appeal and a large fenced yard. I'd be happy to show it to anyone that is looking to purchase a new home before interest rates rise. Please follow the link below for more pictures and further information.

Click the following link to view the listing:

Once the page opens you can click on the address and it will bring up the full listing. If you have any questions, please contact me. My cell number is 816-728-1211.

Pam Abel

20th Century Real Estate Services
Phone: 816-254-3311

Elders Needed in Minnesota


Elders Needed in Minnesota

Do you know of any Restoration elders currently visiting in the Otter Tail County, MN area? Or anywhere in Minnesota?

Melody Nelson

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Restoration Christmas Choir Rehearsals

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From: Larry Ward

Restoration Christmas Choir Rehearsals

Restoration Christmas Choir

a blending of voices from all branches

You are invited to join the Restoration Christmas Choir
in their 22nd year of celebrating the birth of our

Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

through a service of worship and praise!

Sing with us, invite your friends and family,
and don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Rehearsals are at Atherton Restoration Branch
every Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 9

Worship services will be presented

December 9 and December 16

For more information,

contact Larry or Diane Ward:

or 816-252-8311

Links to Missed Marriage Sessions

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman

Links to Missed Marriage Sessions

If you missed session 1 here is the link.
session 1

If you missed session 2 here is another link

session 2
The Refining Power of Marriage

Session 3 will be on August 26, 2018 1:00 pm at 919 Delaware St

Sincerely, Rhonda

Place to Rent for Joshua

From: Joshua Smith

Place to Rent for Joshua

I'm looking to Rent a place. I'm not set on any one thing and would be open to different offers. It would be just me no pets and I have a budget of spending up to $750 a month with utilities.

Call or Text: 314-312-5756
Email is
Joshua Smith

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hensley Yard Sale

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From: Elsie Hensley

Hensley Yard Sale

Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday, August 24 - 25, at the home of Richard and Elsie Hensley.

Electrical supplies

18800 E Bundschu Road
Independence MO 64056

Furniture Store Closing

Furniture Store Closing

A friend of John Olivarez is closing his furniture store of over 30 years. He sent one trailer to Independence for his friends who have been wanting Name brand furniture and Queen and King mattresses at 50 % off retail. The first trailer went quick to church member and friends and he still had people wanting Natuzzi sofa's that are the best Italian leather in the world. There are a variety of recliners, sofa's, mattresses all new in carton.

If you want pictures emailed to you or want to make an appointment email John at:
or call or text at: 816-668-5410

The merchandise is warehoused in the east Independence area.

FREE Packing Boxes - CPRS

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From: Center Place Restoration School

FREE Packing Boxes - CPRS

We have approximately 30 small and medium packing boxes left over from storing materials this summer at CPRS. We need them to be gone by Wednesday, Aug 22 at noon. If they are not claimed by then we will be recycling them.

Please contact Archie Gatrost at 816-728-2379 if you would like some or all of the boxes.

Center Place Restoration School

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Open House Sunday Afternoon

From: Donna Browne

Open House Sunday Afternoon
August 19, 1:00 - 4:00
2931 S. Victoria Ln Dr.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Price just reduced to $288,000
4 bedrooms
4 baths
Over 3000 sq. ft.
Finished walk-out basement
Master suite on the main floor
Quiet cul-de-sac
Outstanding neighborhood and neighbors
Vaulted ceilings
See-through fireplace
Lots of storage
Blue Springs schools
Independence utilities

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Obituary for Judy McElroy

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From: Bill Barrett

Obituary for Judy McElroy

Judith McElroy, 78 passed away on Tuesday evening August 14, 2018 after a short stay in the ICU at Centerpoint Medical Center. She was given excellent care, but was not able to overcome the illness. Judy was born Sept. 2, 1939 to Ruth Marjorie (Bowser) Barrett and Alvie Allen Barrett at McAllen Texas.

Judy was a lifelong member of the RLDS church, and later the Restoration Branches. She Graduated from Graceland College (now University) in 1959, and married her sweetheart track star from Graceland, John E. Swift. John joined the Air Force for 4 years, during which time they began a family of four children. They were later divorced, and Judy married Jerry McElroy. Jerry preceded her in death in 2011.

John also preceded Judy in death in 2017. Judy was a resident of Independence

Manor for 12 years and made many friends. She was well liked by residents and caregivers alike. Judy is survived by her brother Bill Barrett (Pam), 4 children Melinda Steve Jeff and Ron Swift, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a niece, a nephew, 4 great niece, a great nephew, and a great great niece. Judy will be missed by all who knew her, but we know she is in her Father’s House.

There will be a memorial service held for Judy on Saturday August 25 at 2:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ Living Hope Restoration Branch at 2425½ S Crysler Avenue Independence MO 64052

Friday, August 17, 2018

Marriage Class August 19, 2018

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From: Mike and Rhonda Stahlman

Marriage Class August 19, 2018

Description of class

Happy is good. Holy is better.

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person.

It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.

What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy ... but holy?

Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier.

It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. It offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages.

Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, and how married sex feeds the spiritual life.

Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s purpose. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the Savor of Christ.


Married Couples
(Both spouses required to attend.)

August 19, 2018
1:00 pm

It will continue for a total of six consecutive Sundays.

For those of you that missed session one; you can view it

August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16

Come join us in the sharing of our lives.
You never know when you may be able to encourage another in their walk
or be encouraged yourself.

Restoration Church of Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints; Gospel Park
919 Delaware
Independence MO 64050

(Both groups are of the Restoration)



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From: Chris Pedersen


Lately people have had some pretty high electric bills!

No matter where you live or who your electric provider is, Ampray has a rebate program available along with the 30% Energy Tax Credit from the federal government.

Call me ASAP and let’s get your escalating residential or business electric rate under control by converting to solar power.

Chris Pedersen
Ampray Solar Energy Steward

Grand Piano For Sale/Donation

From: Donna Browne

Grand Piano For Sale/Donation

I am moving out of state, and I cannot take my 7-foot Baldwin Concert Grand with me. I am wondering if any of the Restoration Branches are in need of a piano. This piano looks and plays like new. It was rebuilt in 2004 and has been in my home studio ever since. It has a beautiful, bright sound and a great touch. Holds tune better than any piano I have ever owned.

If interested, please give me a call at 816-668-5577

Francis Harper Message for 8/17/2018

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 8/17/2018

Dear Ones,

“Lord speak to me that I may speak in living echoes of thy tone . . .” (Hymns of the Restoration, #266). Bakht Singh, foremost planter of Christian congregations of the 20th Century, in India, wrote: “I began to read the book of Genesis in the month of January 1930. I found these words again, and again. ‘God said, God said.’ I found these words repeated 500 times and this very fragment was a blessing to me: ‘God speaks, God speaks.’ So I said, Oh, God, speak to me. I want to hear thy voice. I have no ambition for any other experience. The longing of my soul is that you should speak to me and show me thy way day by day. I believed like a child. Even though it may take some time to learn the lesson that God must speak, the fact remains that when he becomes real (to us) he does speak. A day came when I began to hear his voice every day.” (Brother Bakht Singh of India, T.E. Koshy, Page 86).

The foundation upon which Jesus built his church was, and is, based upon communication between God and man. Jesus asked his disciples; “whom say ye that I am?” Peter answered, “thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said, “Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven . . . and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” ( Matthew 16:16-18, IV; 16:15-18, KJV). The church will survive as long as it communicates with the Father in heaven. When this communication ceases, the church will soon die.

I received a letter this week, from which I will quote: “I have to confess that I’m sometimes envious of the often fantastic testimonies that others have of hearing God speak to them audibly, or being called by name. I’ve even told my husband on occasion, “God doesn’t talk to me!” Well, I can now say that’s not at all true . . . He speaks, but I need to listen better and pay more attention! In the past month, God has spoken to me at least three times: 1) through an elder, 2) my patriarchal blessing, and 3) by sending me a love letter. During my morning walk, I suddenly stopped, looked down, and there at my feet was a perfectly heart-shaped stone. I felt like He was just saying to me, ‘I love you.’ And so, I picked it up, and said, ‘I love you, too, Lord!’”

The second prophet of the Restoration was Joseph Smith III. He said: “The means by which God reveals himself to men may be said to be infinite” (Joseph Smith III and the Restoration, Page 597). He is very creative in choosing a way to communicate with us. He has often utilized the number 333, as a signal that he has a message for me. After he gets my attention, he delivers a message; a passage of scripture; a word of counsel; a commendation; or a simple, “I love you.”

Upon one occasion I was asked to have a funeral for a young man, 21 years old, who was killed in an auto crash, through no fault of his own. His family, especially his mother and sister, were so filled with grief during the funeral service that I felt they were not being comforted by anything I said. After the funeral I asked if they would come and visit me when they felt better. They came as they had promised. We had a good visit as I made a second effort to comfort them. After their departure I leaned back in my chair and noticed the time was 3:33. And immediately these words of scripture were quoted to me by the Holy Spirit: “Whosoever, therefore, shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:28 IV; 10:32 KJV). I was not acquainted with this scripture until the Holy Spirit brought it to my attention!

Moses, the prophet like Jesus (Deuteronomy 18:18), was not the only prophet in Israel. “And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My Lord, Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? Would God that all the Lords people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them” (Numbers 11:27-29). All the Lord’s people should be hearing and heeding him.

My Love to All,
Francis Harper


Lord, Speak to Me

The Lord wants to speak to us. Are we listening? “. . . he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out . . . he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers: (John 10:3-5). Are we his sheep?

We need to hear him. We need to hear the Lord every day. When Jesus was baptized, John (the Baptist) saw the heavens open and the Spirit descending like a dove, and he heard a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him” (Matthew 3:45-46, IV).

Later, Jesus invited three of his disciples, Peter, James and John, to accompany him to “. . . a high mountain, apart, and was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias (John the Baptist) . . . a bright cloud overshadowed them; and, behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matthew 17:1-2, 4 IV; 17: 1-2, 5 KJV).

After his ascension, Jesus appeared to his “other sheep” (John 10:16), who were descendents of Joseph who had emigrated to the narrow neck of land in the Western Hemisphere. They too, heard a voice from heaven “which did cause their hearts to burn but they understood it not.” This happened twice. Then “again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; . . . and it said unto them, Behold, my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name, hear ye him” (3 Nephi 5:5-8).

During the month of May, 1820, a 14 year old youth; Joseph Smith, Jr., went to the woods to pray. He needed to know which church he should join. During his prayer two personages appeared “(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.” (Church History, Vol. 1, page 9).

These four nearly identical messages from the courts of glory should be enough to convince us that God speaks and that we need to hear and heed the voice of his Son, Jesus.

We seem to prefer hearing and heeding the voice of strangers, or perhaps listening and yielding to our own inner voice? The scripture says his sheep will not follow the voice of a stranger, “but will flee from him” (John 10:5). We need to be blessed with the gift of “discerning of spirits” (1 Corinthians 12:10) which will enable us to discern the voice of a stranger and run from him.

Adam and Eve communicated with God, until they heard and yielded to the voice of Satan. . . “and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual and devilish” (Genesis 4:13, IV).

Paul warned: “. . . the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves, teachers, . . . And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Isaiah spoke of the rebellious who say to the seers, “See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speck unto us smooth things . . . (Isaiah 30: 9-10).

We sing: “Jesus, mighty King in Zion, Thou alone our Guide shalt be . . . We will follow none but thee. We will follow none but Jesus, Jesus is the Life, the Way; This the path in which he leads us, This the gate to endless day. Amen” (Hymns of the Saints, #353).

Thursday, August 16, 2018

DVD and VHS Players for classroom

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From: Stacy Frinsthal

DVD and VHS Players for classroom

For those of you going digital these days, I am looking for a DVD and VHS players for the classroom. I will pay you if you are looking to sell or you could donate it to the high school religion classroom.

1 machine with both or two separate machines will work. Either way is great.

816-520-0445 text me if you want to help me out.


Stacy Pyatt
God Bless!!

House for sale next to Restoration family

From: Claire Loyd

House for sale next to Restoration family

Our neighbors are moving! We’d love it if a church family would move in next door!

The neighborhood is quiet and safe.
Quick, easy access to the Independence Center, Centerpoint, and surrounding businesses.
About 15 minute drive to CPRS.

Josh and Claire Loyd


From: Lynette Davis


Every Dollar Helps Support Our Cause !! Thank You !!


3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

4149 Sterling Avenue
Kansas City MO

Come and dine with us!
15% of the proceeds will go back to the school!!

Every Dollar Helps Support Our Cause !! Thank You !!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

12 Foot Enclosed Trailer

From: Dennis Young

12 Foot Enclosed Trailer

The Buckner VFW Post 8101 would like to sell this 12 Foot Trailer.
Price is: $1500.00

The trailer is also available to Rent at $50.00 for two days.

Contact: Dennis Young
816-686-0197 cell