Thursday, January 31, 2019

Money and Marriage Event

From: Charlie & Susan Booth

Money and Marriage Event

Dear Saints and friends,

The Pastorate of the Oak Grove Restoration Branch invites you to consider attending the special Valentine's Day event described below.
To register, please respond no later than February 12. You may either email or call Charlie Booth: (816) 517-4352

(Note: In offering this livestream event, the Pastorate of the Oak Grove Restoration Branch does not imply an all-inclusive endorsement of Dave Ramsey, his organization, his publications or his other products.)

Click on the following for a preview of the event:

Mentor4Moms Sibling Rivalry

From: Holly McLean

Mentor4Moms Sibling Rivalry

Tuesday, February 5, 10am-noon will be the next session at Mentor4Moms.
824 E Devon Street
Independence MO

The subject will be "Sibling Rivalry: Strategies for Parents".

If you are interested in attending this session and need FREE childcare, please RSVP to Holly McLean 816-206-0690

For more information and articles, please visit

Tidings of Zion Returned Addresses

From: CRE Publication Council

Tidings of Zion Returned Addresses

The Publication Council is in search of addresses for these people as their Tidings of Zion issues have returned with the wrong addresses. Their last known city is listed next to their name. Please let us know if you can help locate them by sending an email to:
with their contact information. If there is anyone not receiving the Tidings who would like to, please send your information so we can add you to the list.


Raymond Clough Independence MO
Bill Mosley Blue Springs MO
Carl Cedarstrom Blue Springs MO
Dorthy Handy Blue Springs MO
Steven Soper Blue Springs MO
Cynthia Dietrich McHenry IL
Tim Stone Rising Star TX
David Eddy Richardson TX
Jerry Brockman Branson MO
Tim Stuart Oak Grove MO
Myron Mackey Altamont MO
Amanda Whitson Butler MO
Ann Maler Wheatland MO
Amy Schofield Grain Valley MO
Bob Conley Butler MO
George Kroesen Oak Grove MO
Herb Bastow Hallsville MO
Aaron Koonce Jackson MO
David Pointon Oak Grove MO
Diane Anderson Lamoni IA
Beverly Hofmann Ft. Madison IA
William Bennett Kansas City MO
Hayda Koeppen Neuruppin Germany

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Brazil Report from PPC

From: Price Publishing Company

New Brazil Report from PPC

You can download the PDF report for free at this link:

You may have to copy and paste the link address into a new browser.

It will not work for me with Firefox. It works with Edge or Chrome.


​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Todd Schoenemann


SCRB will NOT have prayer service tonight.
Please be safe and use the time to prepare for the sacrament service this coming Sunday.

Todd Schoenemann

In Home Care Needed

From: Connie Sperry

In Home Care Needed

Need help in the care of a 101 year old lady.

If interested, please call:


From: Barb Giertz


Women’s Retreat

February 23, 2019
Sponsored by
Restoration Women’s Ministries
Joint Conference of Restoration Branches
Three locations to ease travel issues.
8:30 AM Registration; 9:00 AM Worship
Dallas Restoration Branch
2101 E Rosemeade Pkwy
Carrollton TX
Contact Lorena Herod – 903-355-0601

Independence Branch
707 N Allen Rd
Independence MO
Contact Barb Giertz – 816-225-6747

Keosauqua Restoration Branch
906 Broad Street
Keosauqua IA
Contact Betty Vickery – 573-469-2132

This is a day-long gathering of Restoration Women who wish to confirm their purpose as Daughters of the King.
All are invited.

Restoration Gospel Movement Conference

​----- Forwarded message -----
From: Anthony J Davis

Restoration Gospel Movement Conference

We are holding another conference at Boise State University this year.
If you know anyone who is interested in speaking.
Please have them contact Tausha Larsen by email soon:

Many blessings your Brother in Christ Jesus
Tony Davis


Free Moving Boxes

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Mary Gilbert

Free Moving Boxes

I have free moving boxes of various sizes.
They are not broken down and are first come first serve.

Feel free to email me if interested.

Mary Gilbert

Raising funds for Pushkal

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper

Raising funds for Pushkal

Dear Saints,

I recall the generosity of the saints 4 years ago after the earthquakes in Nepal. Hopefully the same spirit of giving will help meet another critical need in Nepal today.

One of our pastors, Elder Pushkal Gadel, is scheduled for open heart surgery at Bangalore, India. The cost of this operation in $15,000 U.S. dollars.

Pushkal and his wife Radha have one son, Samuel, who is about 5 years old. Their home is in Fikkal, Ilam, which is located in Eastern Nepal.

Pushkal recently built a home in their village which also serves as the house of worship for the Fikkal Restoration Branch; one of the largest in Nepal. Brother Pushkal fears that it may be necessary to sell their home to pay for his surgery.

As they say, “many hands make light work.” The same could be said; many contributions, even though they may be small, will make this burden lighter.

Your contributions can be sent to:

Francis Harper, Missionary Account
521 Walker Street
Woodbine IA 51579

The funds contributed will then be wired to the Church Account in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Thank you,


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Restoration Library Book Sale

From: Mike Sanders

Restoration Library Book Sale

Restoration Library Book Sale - If you are interested in any of these titles please contact Mike Sanders via email or at 816-517-1876 to arrange pick up in Lee’s Summit, MO or another agreed upon location. Thanks for looking.

Anderson, Audentia (Ed.), Joseph Smith III and the Restoration, 1952, hard, 639 pages $10.00

Anderson, Audentia (Ed.), The Memoirs of President Joseph Smith – 1832-1914, hard, Saints Herald Serial, $25.00

Anderson, Karl R., Joseph Smith’s Kirtland: Eyewitness Accounts, 1996, Deseret Book, soft, 286 pages $8.00

Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Lucy’s Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith’s Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books, hard, 946 pages $30.00

Anderson, Richard L., Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses, 1981, soft, Deseret Book, 206 pages $3.00

Anderson, Richard L., Guide to the Life of Christ, 1999, soft, FARMS, 128 pages $2.00

Apocrypha, Oxford Press, 292 pages $1.00

Arrington, Leonard J., Great Kingdom Basin: Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints 1830-1900, 1958, University of Nebraska Press, soft, 534 pages $10.00

Ash, Michael R., Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony in the Face of Criticism and Doubt, 2013, FAIR Mormon, soft, 358 pages $15.00

Backman, Milton V. and Cowan, Richard O., Joseph Smith and the Doctrine and Covenants, 1992, Deseret Book, hard 165 pages $6.00

Baker, Robert, As It Was in the Days of Noah, 1984, soft, 156 pages $1.00

Baker, Robert, RLDS New Age Theology Exposed, 1986, Old Path Publishing, soft, 233 pages $1.00

Bergera, Gary J., Line Upon Line: Essays in Mormon Doctrine, 1989, Signature Books, soft, 185 pages $2.00

Bingman, Margaret, Encyclopedia of the Book of Mormon, 1978, Herald House, hard, 405 pages $5.00

Bitton, Davis, Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson, 1998, hard, FARMS Deseret Book, 519 pages, $12.00

Blair, Frederick B., The Memoirs of President W. W. Blair, 1908, Herald House, hard, 204 pages $15.00

Blair, W.W. and Gurly, Z. H., The Saints Advocate: Volumes 1-4 July 1878 to June 1882, Price Publishing, soft, 300+ pages $10.00

Blair, W.W. and Gurly, Z. H., The Saints Advocate: Volumes 5-8 July 1882 to June 1886, Price Publishing, soft, 300+ pages $10.00

Book of Commandments, hard, $2.00

Book of Mormon, soft, missionary copies, new $2.00

Braden, Clark, Braden Kelley Debate, 1884, hard, 396 pages $50.00

Briggs, Edmund C., Early History of the Reorganization, 1998, Price Publishing Co., soft, 311 pages $2.00

Briggs, Jason W. (ed), The Messenger (1874 1876), 1993 Price Publishing reprint, soft Q $3.00

Brockway, Charles E., and Alfred H. Yale, Ordinances and Sacraments of the Church, 1962, hard, 184 pages $5.00

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Book of Mormon, 1947, hard, 176 pages $2.50

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Book of Mormon, 1965, hard and soft, 176 pages $2.50

Bryant, Verda A., Between the Covers of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1958, hard, 272 pages $2.50

Bryant, Verda, Between the Covers of the Old Testament, 1965, hard, 400 pages $5.00

Burgess, S. A., A Compendium of Faith and Doctrine (Revised from Stebbins and Walker), 1936, hard, 272 pages $15.00

Burton, Emma Beatrice, Beatrice Witherspoon (Revised 1914), Lamoni, IA, 1915, hard, 383 pages $15.00

Butterworth, F. Edward, Divine Origin of the Restoration, Cosmic Press, Chico, CA, 1989, soft, 407 pages $15.00

Butterworth, F. Edward, Return of the Ancients, Cosmic Press, Chico, CA, 1987, soft, 419 pages $15.00

Butterworth, F. Edward, Adventures of a South Sea Missionary, 1961, Herald House, hard, 217 pages $2.00

Butterworth, F. Edward, Roots of the Reorganization: French Polynesia, 1977, Herald House, soft, 266 pages $5.00

Butterworth, F. Edward, The Sword of Laban Vol 3, 1971, Herald House, hard, 186 pages $5.00

Campbell, Craig S., Images of the New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction Interpretations of Independence, Missouri, 2004, University of Tennessee Press, hard, 438 pages $15.00

Cannon, Donald Q., and Lyndon W. Cook, Far West Record, 1983, Deseret Book Company, SLC, UT, hard, 318 pages $20.00

Cantrell, Jacqueline P., Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent, 1984, Kendall Hunt Publishing, soft, 147 pages $5.00

Case, Oscar, My Book of Acts, 1956 and 1961, private, hard, 203 pages $15.00

Chase, A. M., Quotations On Mormonism, 1975, soft, 118 pages $0.50

Cheesman, Paul R., An Analysis of the Accounts Relating Joseph Smith’s Early Visions, 1965, Unpublished Thesis, hard, $8.00

Cheesman, Paul R., The World of the Book of Mormon, 1978, Deseret Book, hard, 110 pages $15.00

Cheville, Roy A., By What Authority?, 1959, Herald House, hard, 96 pages $2.00

Cheville, Roy A., Meet Them in the Scriptures, 1960, Herald House, hard, 224 pages $2.50

Cheville, Roy A., They Made a Difference, 1970, Herald House, hard, 350 pages $2.50

Cheville, Roy A., They Sang of the Restoration, 1955, hard and soft, 267 pages $8.00

Cheville, Roy A., Joseph and Emma Companions, 1977, Herald House, hard, 206 pages $3.00

Clark, Douglas E., The Grand Design: America from Columbus to Zion, 1992, Deseret Book, soft, 246 pages $5.00

Cornish, John J., Into the Latter Day Light, 1929, hard, 186 pages $15.00

Cornish, John J., Into the Latter Day Light, 1986, soft, 186 pages $3.00

Curtis, J.F., Our Beliefs Defended, 1928, Herald House, hard, 146 pages $15.00

Church Members Manual, various years, hard, $3.00

Christensen, James L., The Complete Funeral Manual, 1967, Fleming Ravel Company, hard, 159 pages $2.00

Compendium of the Scriptures, Herald House, 1951, hard, 352 pages, $5.00

Compendium of the Scriptures, Herald House, 1951, soft, 352 pages, $2.50

Cross, Frank Moore, The Ancient Library of Qumran, 1962, Anchor Books, soft, 260 pages $1.00

Darling, John R., The Combined Testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, 1959, Herald House, hard, 404 pages $5.00

Davies, A. Powell, The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1956, New American Library, soft, 137 pages $1.00

Davies, Charles A., Problems in the Inspired Version, 1965, Unpublished Thesis, hard, 151 pages, $5.00

Davis, Dwight, The Ministry of the Elder, 1959, Herald House, soft, 192 pages $2.00

Davis, Inez Smith, The Story of the Church, 1964, hard, 656 pages $8.00

DeLapp, G. Leslie, In the World, 1973, Herald Publishing, hard, 250 pages $1.00

Derry, Charles, A Manual of the Priesthood or God’s Ministry As Revealed in these the Last Days from the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, reprint, soft, 53 pages $2.00

Doctrine and Covenants, various, hard and soft, $5.00

Doctrine and Covenants, Temple Edition, hard, $10.00

Draper, Maurice L. (Ed), Restoration Studies I, 1980, soft, 295 pages $2.00

Draper, Maurice L. (Ed), Restoration Studies III, 1986, soft, 355 pages $2.00

Draper, Maurice L. (Ed), Restoration Studies II, 1983,soft, 214 pages $2.00

Draper, Maurice L. (Ed), Restoration Studies IV, 1988,soft, 255 pages $2.00

Draper, Maurice L. (Ed), Restoration Studies VI, 1995,soft, 217 pages $2.00

Edwards, F. Henry, A Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1958, hard, 469 pages $6.00

Edwards, F. Henry, A New Commentary on the Doctrine and Covenants, 1977, hard, 565 pages $8.00

Edwards, F. Henry, The Divine Purpose in Us, 1965, Herald House, hard, 261 pages $2.00

Edwards, F. Henry, All Thy Mercies, 1962, Herald House, hard, 213 pages $2.00

Edwards, F. Henry, The Joy of Creation and Judgment, 1975, Herald House, hard, 255 pages $2.00

Edwards, F. Henry, God Our Help, 1946, Herald Pubilshing, hard, 247 pages $2.50

Edwards, F. Henry, Authority and Spiritual Power, 1956, Herald House, hard, 125 pages $2.50

Edwards, F. Henry, The Life and Ministry of Jesus, Herald Publishing, hard, 264 pages $3.50

Edwards, F. Henry, Fundamentals: Enduring Convictions of the Restoration, 1951, Herald House, hard, 287 pages $3.00

Edwards, F. Henry, Missionary Sermon Studies, 1949, Herald House, hard, 392 pages $5.00

Edwards, F. Henry, Students Guide to the Doctrine and Covenants, 1980, Herald House, soft, 242 pages $2.00

Edwards, Paul M., Inquiring Faith: An Exploration in Religious Education, 1967, Herald House, hard, 112 pages $1.00

Edwards, Paul M., The Hilltop Where: An Informal History of Graceland College, 1972, Venture Foundation, hard, 190 pages $2.00

Ehat, Andrew F. & Cook, Lyndon C., The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph, 1980, BYU, hard, 447 pages $150.00

Evening and the Morning Star, The, 1832 1834 (Volumes 1 & 2 combined), Price Publishing reprint, soft, 192 pages Q $15.00

First Nephi: ZRF Study Book of Mormon, 1988, Zarahemla Research Foundation, soft, 50+ pages $2.00

Flanders, Robert Bruce, Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi, Univ of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1965, hard, 364 pages $8.00

Fletcher, Rupert J. and Fletcher, Daisy W., Alpheus Cutler and the Church of Jesus Christ, 1974, Church of Jesus Christ, hard, 349 pages $5.00

Foshbee, Howard B., The Ministry of the Deacon, 1969, Convention Press, soft, 119 pages $1.00

Foster, Marshall and Swanson, Mary-Elaine, The American Covenant: The Untold Story, 1981, Foundation for Christian Self-Government, soft, 117 pages $5.00

Fountain, Janice N., Where is the Promise of His Coming?, 1995, private, soft, 344 pages $6.00

Fry, Evan A., The Restoration Faith, 1962, hard, 377 pages $5.00

Fry, Evan A., Unto All Men, 1953, hard, 139 pages $5.00

Gardner, Brant A., The Gift and Power: Translating the Book of Mormon, 2011, Greg Kofford Books, hard, 379 pages $20.00

General Conference Resolutions 1852 1907, 1908, Lamoni, IA, hard, 184 pages $15.00

General Conference Resolutions 1852 1910, 1911, Lamoni, IA, hard, 227 pages + 18 added $15.00

General Conference Resolutions 1852 1915, 1916, Lamoni, IA, soft, 235 pages $5.00

General Conference Resolutions 1852 1923, a reprint of 1916 book + a supplement for 1916 1923, hard $15.00

Gibson, Margaret W., Emma Smith: The Elect Lady, 1954, Herald House, hard, 323 pages $2.00

Gileadi, Avraham, The End from the Beginning, 1997, soft, Hebraeus Press, 150 pages $5.00

Gileadi, Avraham, The Literary Message of Isaiah, 1994, hard, Hebraeus Press, 610 pages $15.00

Gileadi, Avraham, The Last Days: Types and Shadows from the Bible and the Book of Mormon,1998, soft, Book of Mormon Research Foundation, 292 pages $20.00

Gish, Arthur G., Living in Christian Community, 1979, Herald Press, hard, 379 pages $10.00

Greer, Thelma, Mormonism, Mama, & Me!, 1979, Calvary Missionary, soft, 238 pages, $0.50

Grey Owl and Little Pigeon, Cry of the Ancients, 1974, Herald House, hard, 207 pages $15.00

Griffiths, Gomer T., An Exegesis of the Priesthood, reprint, soft, 154 pages $5.00

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Interpreter, 1986, Price Publishing, reprint, soft, 152 pages $2.00

Griffiths, Gomer T., The Instructor, Lamoni, IA, 1893, 231 pages $15.00

Hager, Daryle, The Good News Concordance of the Book of Mormon & The Doctrine and Covenants, 1988, private, 800+ pages $20.00

Ham, Wayne, Publish Glad Tidings, 1970, Herald House, hard, 444 pages $8.00

Hanson, Paul M., Jesus Christ among the Ancient Americans, 1959, Herald House, hard, 204 pages $15.00

Hanson, Paul M., In the Land of the Feathered Serpent, 1949, Herald House, hard, 127 pages $15.00

Hanson, L. Taylor, He Walked the Americas, 1963, Amherst Press, hard, 255 pages $20.00

Hanson, L. Taylor, He Walked the Americas, 1963, Amherst Press, hard, 255 pages $15.00

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Survey of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1962, Herald House, soft, 168 pages $2.00

Hartshorn, Chris B., A Commentary on the Book of Mormon, 1964, Herald House, hard, 504 pages $8.00

Haworth, W. J., The Fall of Babylon, 1911, Herald House, soft, 407 pages $5.00

Hiles, Norma Derry, Gentle Monarch: The Presidency of Israel A. Smith, 1991, Herald House, soft, 198 pages $2.00

Hills, Louis E., Historical Data from Ancient Records and Ruins of Mexico and Central America, 1919, private, 48 pages $10.00

Hilton, Lynn M. and Hope A., Discovering Lehi: New Evidence of Lehi and Nephi in Arabia, 1996, CFI, soft, 205 pages $10.00

Holik, Norma A., Prophecy and Today, 1978, private, soft, 704 pages $5.00

Holik, Norma A., Isaiah’s Prophecies in the Book of Mormon, private, soft, 158 pages $5.00

Holm, Francis W., The Mormon Churches: A Comparison from Within, 1970, Midwest Press, hard, 238 pages $6.00

Howard, Richard P., A Topical Anthology of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1966, private, soft, 148 pages $0.50

Howard, Richard P., Restoration Scriptures: A Study of their Textual Development, 1969, Herald House, soft, 278 pages $2.00

Howard, Richard P., Restoration Scriptures: A Study of their Textual Development, 1969, Herald House, hard, 278 pages $8.00

Hunt, Larry E., F.M. Smith: Saint as Reformer Vol 1, 1982, Herald House, soft, 219 pages $1.00

Hunt, Larry E., F.M. Smith: Saint as Reformer Vol 2, 1982, Herald House, soft, 488 pages $1.00

Hunter, Milton R., Ancient America and the Book of Mormon, 1950, Kolob Book Company, hard, 450 pages $15.00

Hutton, Samuel W., Minister’s Funeral Manual, 1968, Baker Book, hard, 89 pages $3.00

Hymnal, The, (the “gray hymnal”), 1956, hard, 582 hymns, $5.00

Hymnal for Youth, 1951, hard, 395 pages $5.00

Hymnals (see A Collection of Sacred Hymns by Emma Smith, Saints’ Harp, Saints’ Harmony, Saints’ Hymnal, Zion’s Praises, Hymnal for Youth, Children’s Hymnal, The Hymnal, Hymns of the Saints, Hymns of the Restoration, The Gift of Song)

Hymns of the Restoration, 1985, Restoration Hymn Society, 402 hymns or enlarged edition with 446 hymns, hard $5.00

Jackson, Kent P., The Restored Gospel and the Book of Genesis, 2001, Deseret Book, hard, 192 pages $15.00

Jackson, Kent P., From Apostasy to Restoration, 1996, Deseret Book, hard, 273 pages $15.00

Jesse, Dean C. and Esplin, Ronald K. and Bushman, Richard L., The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals Volume 1 – 1832-1839, 2008, The Church Historians Press, hard, 506 pages $30.00

Jesse, Dean C. and Esplin, Ronald K. and Bushman, Richard L., The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents Volume 1 – July 1828 – June 1831, 2009, The Church Historians Press, hard, 558 pages $30.00

Jesse, Dean C. and Esplin, Ronald K. and Bushman, Richard L., The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents Volume 2 – July 1831 – January 1833, 2013, The Church Historians Press, hard, 558 pages $30.00

Jesse, Dean C. and Esplin, Ronald K. and Bushman, Richard L., The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations Volume 2 – Published Revelations, 2011, The Church Historians Press, hard, 558 pages $35.00

Jesse, Dean C. and Esplin, Ronald K. and Bushman, Richard L., The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations – Manuscript Revelation Books Facsimile Edition, 2009, The Church Historians Press, hard, 707 pages $80.00

Jesse, Dean C., The Papers of Joseph Smith: Journal 1832-1842 Vol 2, 1992, Deseret Book, hard, 642 pages, $15.00

Jesse, Dean C., Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, Revised Edition, 2002, Deseret Book, hard, 751 pages, $25.00

Johnson, J. Edward, Joseph Smith, 1944, Gillick Press, hard, 63 pages $5.00

Joseph Smith's "New Translation" of the Bible, 1970, Herald House, hard, 523 pages $15.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 7 No 1, 1998, FARMS, soft, 79 pages $2.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 8 No 1, 1999, FARMS, soft, 79 pages $2.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 8 No 2, 1999, FARMS, soft, 88 pages $2.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 9 No 1, 2000, FARMS, soft, 80 pages $2.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 9 No 2, 2000, FARMS, soft, 84 pages $2.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 10 No 1, 2001, FARMS, soft, 80 pages $2.00

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol 12 No 2, 2003, FARMS, soft, 118 pages $2.00

Kang, C.H. and Nelson, Ethel R., The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language, 1979, Concordia Publishing, soft, 139 pages $2.50

Kelley, E. L., The Law of Christ and Its Fulfillment, Lamoni, IA, 1911?, hard, 123 pages, $20.00

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, 1908, Herald House, soft, 486 pages $10.00

Kelley, William H., Presidency and Priesthood, 1902, Lamoni, hard, tight, 414 pages $15.00

Kirkham, Francis W., A New Witness for Christ in America: The Book of Mormon, 1942, Zions Printing, hard, 516 pages $10.00

Knisley, Alvin, Dictionary of the Book of Mormon, 1909, Ensign Publishing, hard, 118 pages $2.00

Knisley, Alvin, Infallible Proofs, 1930, Herald House, hard, 204 pages $5.00

Knisley, Alvin, Infallible Proofs, 1930, Price Publishing, soft, 204 pages $2.00

Koury, Aleah G., The Truth and the Evidence, 1965, Herald House, hard, 112 pages $3.00

Lambert, J. R., What Is Man?, Lamoni, IA, 1914 (4th printing), hard, 249 pages $15.00

Launius, Roger D., Joseph Smith III: Pragmatic Prophet, 1988, Univ of Illinois Press, soft, 394 pages $8.00

Launius, Roger D., Father Figure: Joseph Smith III and the Creation of the Reorganized Church, 1990, Herald House, soft, 216 pages $3.00

Launius, Roger D., The Kirtland Temple: A Historical Narrative, 1986, soft, 216 pages $2.50

Launius, Roger D., Zion's Camp, 1984, soft, 206 pages $2.50

Launius, Roger D., and W. B. “Pat” Spillman (ed.), Let Contention Cease, 1991, soft, 304 pages $2.50

Lectures of Faith, $2.00

Lectures on Faith, $2.00

Leggs, Phillip R., Oliver Cowdery: The Elusive Second Elder of the Restoration, 1989, Herald House, soft, 167 pages $2.00

Leonard, Ricky D., Commandments and Covenants, 1993, Lamoni IA, hard, 195 pages $2.00

Ludlow, Victor L., Unlocking the Old Testament, 1981, Deseret Book, hard, 239 pages $5.00

Luff, Joseph, Autobiography of Elder Joseph Luff, Lamoni, IA, 1894, hard, 377 pages $20.00

Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, Lamoni, IA, 1912, hard, 310 pages $10.00

Luff, Joseph, The Old Jerusalem Gospel, 1968 reprint, soft, 280 pages $2.50

Lundeen, Adolph W., Inspired Translations of Joseph: Sixth Angel, 1974, private, soft, 75 pages $5.00

Lundeen, Adolph W., Three Visitations of Christ and His Coming in Glory, 1966, private, soft, 44 pages $1.00

Lundeen, Adolph W., The Temple and Other Writings: The Fulfillment of Scripture, 1968, private, soft, 229 pages $15.00

Macgregor, Daniel, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, Lamoni, IA, 1911, 2nd Edition, soft, 135 pages $10.00

Macgregor, Daniel, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, 1923 reprint, soft, 250 pages $5.00

Macgregor, Daniel, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, reprint of 1911 Book, soft, 135 pages. $10.00

Marshall, Peter, and Donald Manual, The Light and the Glory, 1972, Revell, soft, 384 pages $5.00

Marston, Keith, Missionary Pal: Reference Guide for Missionaries and Teachers, 1987, Quality Press, soft, 185 pages $1.00

Matthews, Robert J., A Bible! A Bible!: How Latter-Day Revelation Helps Us Understand the Scriptures and the Savior, 1990, Bookcraft, hard, 308 pages $10.00

McConkie, Joseph F., Seeking the Spirit, 1978, Deseret, hard, 112 pages $5.00

McConkie, Joseph F., Gospel Symbolism, 1985, Bookcraft, soft, 296 pages $10.00

McIndoo, Donald, A Book of Mormon Companion: Witnesses to its Validity, 1994, soft, Church of Christ Temple Lot, 209 page $3.00

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Roger D. Launius, An Early Latter Day Saint History: The Book of John Whitmer, 1980, soft, 213 pages $3.00

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Roger D. Launius, Missouri Folk Heroes of the 19th Century, 1989, Herald House, soft, 226 pages $2.50

McKiernan, F. Mark, The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness: Sidney Rigdon 1793-1876, 1973, Coronado Press, soft, 190 pages $1.00

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Alma Blair and Paul M. Edwards, The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History, 1979, Herald House, soft, 357 pages $5.00

Moore, Bob, On Heresy, 1992, private, soft, 142 pages, $1.00

Moore, Bob, The Restitution, 1993, private, soft, 364 pages, $2.50

Moore, Bob, The Rights and Privileges of Independent Branches, 2005, private, soft, 53 pages, $0.50

Morgan, R.W., St. Paul in Britian or the Origin of British Christianity, 1860 reprint, soft, 128 pages $2.00

Mulder, William and Russell Mortensen, Among the Mormons: Historic Accounts By Contemporary Observers, 1973, University of Nebraska Press, soft, 482 pages $3.00

Nelson, Melody, Jesus Wept: A Book About Abortion and the Saints, 1989, Price Publishing, soft, 261 pages $5.00

Nibley, Hugh, Lehi in the Desert and the World of the Jaredites, 1952, Bookcraft, soft, 276 pages $5.00

Nibley, Hugh, Since Cumorah, 1967, Bookcraft, hard, 451 pages $12.00

Njeim, George A., Insights into the Book of Revelation, 1970, private, hard, 247 pages $15.00

Njeim, George A., The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper: In the Fullness of the Gospel, 1978, Herald House, soft, 260 pages $5.00

Oakman, Arthur A., Belief in Christ, 1964, hard, 187 pages $15.00

Oakman, Arthur A., He Who Is, 1963, Herald House, hard, 136 pages $15.00

Oakman, Arthur A., The Endowment Series, 2011, private, soft, 144 pages $2.00

Oakman, Arthur A., God’s Spiritual Universe, 1961, Herald House, hard, 188 pages $10.00

Oakman, Arthur A., Resurrection and Eternal Life, 1959, hard, 256 pages $10.00

Oakman, Arthur A., and Franklin S. Weddle, O Worship the King, 1952, hard, 203 pages $15.00

Old Testament Student Manual – 1 Kings – Malachi, LDS Church, 1982, soft, 422 pages $2.00

Outline History of the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), An, 1953, hard, 160 pages $5.00

Ostler, Blake T., Exploring Mormon Thought: The Attributes of God, 2001, Greg Kofford, hard, 526 pages $20.00

Parry, Donald J. & Pike, Dana M., LDS Perspectives on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1997, soft, FARMS Deseret Book, 225 pages $5.00

Parry, Donald J. & Welch, John W., Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, 1998, hard, FARMS Deseret Book, 545 pages $15.00

Parry, Donald & Peterson, Daniel, & Welch, John W., Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon, 2002, soft, FARMS, 506 pages $10.00

Parry, Donald & Ricks, Stephen, The Temple in Time and Eternity, 1999, hard, FARMS, 370 pages $15.00

Parsons, A. H., Parsons Text Book, 1902, Herald House, soft, 332 pages $2.50

Peal of Great Price, LDS Church, hard, $1.00

Peterson, Daniel C. and Ricks, Stephen D., Offenders for a Word: How Anti-Mormons Play Word Games to Attack Latter-Day Saints, 1992, FARMS, soft, 255 pages $5.00

Phillips, Arthur B., The Restoration Movement and the Latter Day Saints, 1928, Herald House, hard, 335 pages, $10.00

Phillips, Emma M., 33 Women of the Restoration, 1960, Herald House, hard, The Restoration Movement and the Latter Day Saints, 1928, Herald House, hard, 197 pages, $5.00

Polzin, Robert, Moses and the Deuteronomist, 1980, Seabury Press, soft, 226 pages $2.00

Pratt, Parley P., A Voice of Warning and Instruction to All People, 1948, soft, 140 pages $2.50
Pratt, Parley P., A Voice of Warning, Lamoni, IA, 1908, soft, 149 pages $15.00

Price, Richard and Pamela, Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy Vol 1, 2000, Price Publishing, soft, 261 pages $5.00

Price, Richard, The Saints at the Crossroads, 1974, Price Publishing, soft, 260 pages $0.50

Price, Richard, Action Time, 1985, Price Publishing, soft, 224 pages $0.50

Price, Richard, The Temple of the Lord, 1982, Price Publishing, soft, 142 pages $0.50

Position Papers, 1967, soft, 127 pages, $0.50

Priesthood Journal, The, Bound Vol 3 & 4, 1937 1938, hard $20.00

Priesthood Manual, various years, hard, $5.00

Priesthood Orientation Studies, 1964, hard, $5.00

Proctor, Scott F. and Proctor, Maurine J., Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt: Revised and Enhanced Edition, 2000, Deseret Book, hard, 643 pages $15.00

Question Time (Volume 1), 1955, hard, 464 pages $5.00

Question Time (Volume 2), 1967, hard, 378 pages $5.00

Question Time (Volume 3), 1976, hard, 368 pages $5.00

Ralston, Russell F., Fundamental Differences, 1963, hard, 318 pages $8.00

Rasmussen, Ellis T., A Latter-Day Saint Commentary on the Old Testament, 1993, Deseret Book, hard, 718 pages $5.00

Recent Book of Mormon Developments Vol 2: Articles from the Zarahemla Record, 1992, Zarahemla Research Foundation, soft, 228 pages $6.00

Research in Mormonism, 1992, Price Publishing, soft, 248 pages $2.00

Reynolds, George and Sjodahl, Janne M., Commentary on the Book of Mormon Vol 1, 1955, hard, 521 pages $8.00

Reynolds, George and Sjodahl, Janne M., Commentary on the Book of Mormon Vol 3, 1958, hard, 388 pages $8.00

Reynolds, George and Sjodahl, Janne M., Commentary on the Book of Mormon Vol 5, 1960, hard, 361 pages $8.00

Richards, LeGrand, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, 1976, Deseret Book, hard, 424 pages $5.00

Richter, Peyton ., Utopias: Social Ideals and Communal Experiments, 1971, Holbrook Press, soft, 323 pages $2.00

Ricks, Stephen D. & Parry, Donald W. & Hedges, Andrew H., The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Scripture and the Ancient World in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, 2000, FARMS, hard, 669 pages $15.00

Ricks, Stephen D. & Parry, Donald W. & Hedges, Andrew H., The Disciple as Scholar: Essays on Latter Day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, 2000, FARMS, hard, 669 pages $15.00

Ricks, Stephen D. & Welch, John W., The Allegory of the Tame Olive Tree, 1994, hard, Deseret Book, $15.00

Robert’s Rules of Order, soft, $1.00

Robert’s Rules of Order: Newly Revised, soft, $2.00

Rules and Resolutions, various years, hard $2.00

Rules of Order and Debate: Ecclesiastical Deliberative Assemblies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1904, Herald House, hard, 100 pages $20.00

Rules of Order, RLDS, undated, hard, yellowed, 172 pages, $20.00

Ruoff, Norman, The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith – Volume 1: Theology and Philosophy, 1978, Herald House, soft, 284 pages $1.00

Ruoff, Norman, The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith – Volume 2: Educating, Nurturing and Upholding, 1979, Herald House, soft, 286 pages $1.00

Ruoff, Norman, The Writings of President Frederick M. Smith – Volume 3: The Zionic Enterprise, 1981, Herald House, soft, 263 pages $1.00

Ruoff, Norman, A Guide For Good Priesthood Ministry, 1971, Herald House, hard, 408 pages $5.00

Ruoff, Norman, Testimonies of the Restoration, 1971, Herald House, hard, 203 pages $2.00

Salyards, Christiana, Men Nearest the Master…Peter, James, and John, Herald Publishing, hard, 315 pages $2.50

Sanford, Mabel A., Joseph’s City Beautiful: A Story About Old Nauvoo on the Mississippi, 1939, Herald Publishing, hard, 207 pages $5.00

Scott, Columbus, The Christian Sabbath, 1891, Lamoni IA, soft, 139 pages $5.00

Scott, Glenn A., Voices from the Dust, 1999, private, hard, 248 pages $8.00

Schrunk, Francis T., The Restoration of Israel in the Latter Days, 1977, private, soft, 179 pages $5.00

Search These Commandments: Melchizedek Priesthood Study Guide, 1984, LDS Church, soft, 308 pages $1.00

Shields, Steven L., Divergent Paths of the Restoration, 1975, private, hard, 292 pages $15.00

Simmons, Verneil, Peoples, Places and Prophecies, 1977 and 1981, hard, 273 pags $25.00

Simmons, Verneil, Zenos and the Parable of the Olive Tree, 1991, soft, 35 pages $1.00

Smart, Ninian and Hecht, Richard D., Sacred Texts of the World A Universa Anthology, 1982, Crossroad, soft, 408 pages $10.00

Smith, Elbert A., A Decade of the Best, XXXXXXX 1972, Herald Publishing, 239 pages, hard $2.50

Smith, Elbert A., Brother Elbert: Revised and Enlarged from On Memory’s Beam The Autobiography of Elbert A. Smith, 1959, Herald House, hard, 438 pages $8.00

Smith, Elbert A., Blue Pencil Notes, 1942, Herald Publishing, 192 pages, hard $2.50

Smith, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1921, Herald Publishing, soft, 475 pages, $2.00

Smith, Elbert A., Prophetic Warnings in Modern Revelation, Herald Publishing, soft, 55 pages, $0.50

Smith, Elbert A., Restoration: A Study in Prophecy, 1986, Price Publishing, soft, 240 pages, $1.00

Smith, Elbert A., The Minister Who Was Different, and Mary Leland Carter, An Instrument in His Hands (The Two Story Book), 1913 and 1928, hard, 202 pages $8.00

Smith, Frederick M., The Higher Powers of Man, 1968, Herald House, soft, 232 pages $1.00

Smith, Heman C., Elbert A., True Succession in Church Presidency, Lamoni, IA, hard, 234 pages $15.00

Smith, Heman C., The Truth Defended, 1901, Lamoni IA, soft, 241 pages $5.00

Smith, Joseph F., Essentials in Church History, 1972, Deseret Book, hard, 656 pages $15.00

Smith, Joseph F., Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 1976, Deseret Book, soft, 437 pages $10.00

Smith, Lucy, Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet (also called Joseph Smith and His Progenitors), Lamoni, IA, 1912, hard, 371 pages $10.00

Smith, Ruth Lyman, Concerning the Prophet Frederick Madison Smith, 1924, Burton Publishing, hard, 200+ pages $10.00

Smith, Willard J., Joseph Smith, Who Was He?, Lamoni, IA, hard, 255 pages + index, $15.00

Smith, I.M., The Book of Mormon Vindicated, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1898, soft reprint, 117 pages, $2.00

Smith, I.M., The Book of Mormon Vindicated, Elbert A., Square Blocks, 1898, soft reprint, 117 pages, $2.00

Sorenson, John L. &: Thorne, Melvin J., Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, 1991, soft, FARMS Deseret Book, 274 pages $10.00

Sorenson, John L., The Geography of the Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book, 1992, FARMS, soft, 415 pages $10.00

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Doctrine and Covenants, 1951, hard, 212 pages $4.00

Starks, Arthur, A Concordance to the Book of Mormon, 1950, hard, 501 pages $6.00

Starks, Arthur, Concordance Supplement for the Inspired Version, 1962, hard, 231 pages $4.00

Starks, Arthur, Combined Concordances for the Scriptures, 1974, hard, 970+ pages $15.00

Stebbins, Henry, Book of Mormon Lectures, 1908, Herald House, hard, 287 pages $10.00

Stephens, John L., Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, 1991 reprint, Panorama, soft, 368 pages $2.00

Stevens, Thelona D., Book of Mormon Studies, 1972, soft, private, 196 pages $1.00

Stevens, Thelona D., An Introduction to the Book of Mormon, 1984, soft, FRAA, 30 pages $0.50

Stevens, Thelona D., Bible Studies, 1945, Herald House, soft, 160 pages $0.50

Stewart, Georgia M., How the Church Grew, 1959, Herald House, hard, 342 pages $3.00

Stowe, Ralph S. and Sandra L., Stowe’s Concordance of the Doctrine and Covenants, 1987, Private, hard, 512 pages $15.00

Stowell, Addie Spaulding, The Red Man’s Hope: Biography of Elder Hubert Case, 1963, Royal Publishing, hard, 227 pages $15.00

Stowell, Addie Spaulding, The Walls of Zion, 1953, Herald House, hard, 416 pages $3.00

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, 2007, LDS Church, soft, 586 pages $2.50

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, 1997, LDS Church, soft, 370 pages $1.00

Talmage, James E., Jesus The Christ, 1962, Deseret Book, hard, 804 pages $5.00

Talmage, James E., The Great Apostasy, 1909, Zions Printing, soft, 128 pages $1.00

Talmage, James E., The Articles of Faith, 1988, LDS Church, soft, 537 pages $2.00

The Church and Evangelism, 1941, Herald House, hard, 397 pages, $2.00

Tinkham, Ruby, The Unwilling Saint, 1959, Herald House, hard, 160 pages $1.00

Tvdtnes, John A., Organize My Kingdom: A History of the Restored Priesthood, 2000, Cornerstone Publishing, soft, 320 pages $10.00

Tvedtnes, John A., The Most Correct Book, 1999, soft, Cornerstone Publishing, 367 pages, $10.00

The Angel Message, 1984, Cumorah Books, soft, 206 pages $1.00

Updike, L. Wayne, Ministry to the Bereaved, 1973, hard, 109 pages $2.50

Updike, L. Wayne, Whosoever Repenteth, 1957, hard, 111 pages $2.00

Upon This Rock, 1953, Herald House, soft, 231 pages $2.50

Velt, Harold I., America's Lost Civilizations, 1949, Herald House, hard, 183 pages. $15.00

Velt, Harold I., Not in Word Only, 1963, hard, 304 pages $8.00

Velt, Harold I., The Sacred Book of Ancient America, 1952, hard, 224 pages $10.00

Vogel, Dan, Early Mormon Documents Vol 1, 1996, Signature Books, hard, 708 pages $20.00

Vogel, Dan, Early Mormon Documents Vol 2, 1998, Signature Books, hard, 592 pages $15.00

Washburn, J. N., The Contents, Structure, and Authorship of the Book of Mormon, 1954, Bookcraft, hard 247 pages $8.00

Welch, John W. & Thorne, Melvin J., Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, 1999, soft, FARMS Deseret Book, 329 pages $8.00

Welch, John W., Reexploring the Book of Mormon, 1992, soft, FARMS Deseret Book, 314 pages $8.00

Welch, John W. & Ricks, Stephen D., King Benjamin’s Speech: That Ye May Learn Wisdom, 1998, hard, FARMS Deseret Book, 661 pages $15.00

Weldon, Roy E., Other Sheep, 1986, soft, Price Publishing, 150 pages $1.00

Weldon, Walter, The Purpose of the Book of Mormon, 1976, soft, private, 125 pages $1.00

Ward, Jessie, The Call at Evening, 1953, hard, Herald Publishing, 349 pages $5.00

Ward, Jessie, The Call at Evening, 1961, soft, Herald Publishing, 348 pages $2.00

Westergren, Bruce N., From Historian to Dissident: The Book of John Whitmer, 1995, Signature Books, hard, 207 pages $15.00

Wheaton, Clarence L., The Book of Commandments Controversy Reviewed, 1950, Church of Christ Temple Lot, soft, 83 pages $2.00

Whitaker, David J., Mormon Americana: A Guide to Sources and Collections in the United States, 1995, BYU Studies, hard, 695 pages $5.00

Wilson, William, Old Testament Word Studies, 1978, Kregel Publications, hard, 566 pages $10.00

Winwood, Richard L., Take Heed That Ye Be Not Deceived: A Revealing Look at Anti-Mormon Literature, its Authors, and their Motives, 1997, private, soft, 106 pages $2.00

Woodrow, Ralph E., Babylon Mystery Religion: Ancient and Modern, 1966, private, 163 pages $2.00

Yale, Alfred H., Life and Letters of Paul, 1959, Herald House, hard, 304 pages $2.50

Yale, Alfred H., and Charles E. Brockway, Ordinances and Sacraments of the Church, 1962, hard, 184 pages $2.50

Young, Fred L., Parliamentary Procedure in the Church, 1960, Herald House, hard, 101 pages, $4.00

Young, Fred L., Ministry of Reconciliation and Church Court Procedure, 1960, Herald House, hard, 200 pages, $4.00

Young, Fred L., The Saints at Prayer, 1967, Herald House, hard, 176 pages, $4.00

Zerr, Byrna S., In Behalf of Joseph: An Affirmation, 1992, private, 215 pages $5.00

In addition to these “restoration” themed books, I have numerous “non-restoration” oriented study books on topics such as: Biblical Archaeology, Comparative Religions, New & Old Testament Word Studies, New & Old Testament Studies, Bible Dictionaries, Histories of the Christian Church, Dead Sea Scrolls, Extra Biblical Book Studies, Hebraic Studies, Messianic Jewish Books, Greek, Roman, and Ancient Civilizations, Apologetics, Gnosticism, Josephus, C.S. Lewis, New Age Exposes, Bible World, Maps, Prophetic Studies, Prophets in the Ancient World, Hebrew Customs, Temple Studies, Major and Minor Prophet Studies, etc…

Mike Sanders

CPRS Needs Volunteers

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From: Alicia Negaard

CPRS Needs Volunteers

Monday, February 11 is CPRS spiritual revival day. To accomplish one of the activities we need 12 volunteers. We want Saints who are not usually up at the school. You will serve from about 1:30-3:00 ish. Not much physically is necessary. You just have to talk with the kids. We will give you your subject when you arrive. This is NOT public speaking but more of role playing (just a bit).

Please contact me Alicia Negaard if this seems like something you might be interested in.
Thank you

Book of Mormon Interns 2019

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From: Lynn Baumgart

Book of Mormon Interns 2019

If you’re interested in learning more about the Book of Mormon, serving others, growing spiritually, making new friends, and having fun, apply for The Book of Mormon Internship. Dates are June 23rd-August 3rd. You must be 19-24 years of age and 1 year out of high school.

To apply go to:

Applications are due February 8th, 5:00 P.M.
Two reference letters are also needed by this time.
Interviews will be on February 16th at the Book of Mormon Foundation.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Kate's Farm Formula For Sale


Kate's Farm Formula For Sale

Hello Saints,

Do you have a loved one that needs an organic, high nutrient formula, but haven't wanted to invest in a case (12 containers) till you knew how they tolerated it? I have 2 Standard formula cartons and 12 Peptide 1.5 cartons. All organic, no high fructose corn syrup can be taken orally or through a feeding tube. See pictures attached.

Standard $3.50 each
Peptide 1.5 $9.00 each or $100 for the case of 12.

Formula can be picked up on the Independence Square.
Call (816) 721-3962 if you are interested.

Thank you,

Donation Sale​ - February 2​

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From: Penny Curtis

Donation Sale​ - February 2​

We want to thank all those who contributed to our sale on Friday and Saturday. It was very successful even with the bad weather.
We have decided to continue the sale on February 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so come on by and shop if you would like. We still have a good selection of items available.

There were many people that wished to donate but timing was off for last Saturday. We will continue to take donations all week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Penny Curtis

Give Back Hope International
PO Box 108
Independence, MO 64051

Blue Leather Sofa


Blue Leather Sofa

Blue leather sofa with recliners on both sides.
No cuts or damage 88 in long $100.00

Call 816-716-9912 or 816-726-3914

Large Ceramic Bowl For Sale

From: Muriel Luedeman

Large Ceramic Bowl For Sale

Excellent condition, 13 1/2" diameter, 6 1/4" high.

Asking $15

Muriel Luedeman

Sunday, January 27, 2019

​For Sale - Carport​

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From: Cindy Holman

​For Sale - Carport​

FOR SALE: 40x30 foot metal carport....15-16ft tall.
$3500.00 you take down, $4000.00 if we take down.

If interested call: Cindy

Friday, January 25, 2019

Francis Harper Message for 1/25/2019

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 1/25/2019

Dear Ones,

I trust that you will be blessed as you read this beautiful true story. Father John Powell, a professor at Loyola University, Chicago, writes about Tommy, a student in his Theology of Faith class:

“Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session. That was the day I first saw Tommy. He was combing his long flaxen hair, which hung six inches below his shoulders. It was the first time I had ever seen a boy with hair that long. I guess it was just coming into fashion then. I know in my mind that it isn’t what’s on your head but what’s in it that counts; but on that day, I was unprepared and my emotions flipped.

I immediately filed Tommy under “S” for strange . . . very strange. Tommy turned out to be the “atheist in residence” in this class. He constantly objected to, smirked at, or whined about the possibility of an unconditionally loving Father/God. We lived with each other in relative peace for one semester, although I admit he was for me at times a serious pain in the back pew.

When he came up at the end of the course to turn in his final exam, he asked in a cynical tone, “Do you think I’ll ever find God?” I decided instantly on a little shock therapy. “No!” I said very emphatically. “Why not,” he responded, “I thought that was the product you were pushing.” I let him get five steps from the classroom door and then I called out, “Tommy! I don’t think you’ll ever find Him, but I am absolutely certain that He will find you!” He shrugged a little and left my class and my life.

Later I heard that Tommy had graduated, and I was duly grateful. Then a sad report came. I heard that Tommy had terminal cancer. Before I could search him out, he came to see me. When he walked into my office, his body was very badly wasted and the long hair had fallen out as a result of chemotherapy. But his eyes were bright and his voice was firm.

“Tommy, I’ve thought about you so often; I hear you are sick,” I blurted out. “Oh, yes, very sick. I have cancer in both lungs. It’s a matter of weeks.” “Can you talk about it, Tom?” I asked. “Sure, what would you like to know?” he replied. “What’s it like to be only twenty-four and dying? Well, it could be worse. “Like what?” “Well, like being fifty and having no values or ideals, like being fifty and thinking that booze, seducing women, and making money are the real biggies in life.” “But what I really came to see you about,” Tom said, “is something you said to me on the last day of class.” “I asked you if you thought I would ever find God and you said, ‘No!’ which surprised me. Then you said, ‘But He will find you.’ I thought about that a lot, even though my search for God was hardly intense at that time. “But when the doctors removed a lump from my groin and told me that it was malignant, that’s when I got serious about locating God. And when the malignancy spread into my vital organs, I really began banging bloody fists against the bronze doors of heaven. “But God did not come out. In fact, nothing happened. Did you ever try anything for a long time with great effort and with no success? “You get psychologically glutted, fed up with trying. And then you quit.

“Well, one day I woke up, and instead of throwing a few more futile appeals over that high brick wall to a God who may be or may not be there, I just quit. I thought about you and your class, and I remembered something else you had said: ‘The essential sadness is to go through life without loving.’ “But it would be almost equally sad to go through life and leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you had loved them. “So, I began with the hardest one, my Dad. He was reading the newspaper when I approached him. ‘Dad.’ ‘Yes, what?’ he asked without lowering the newspaper. “Dad, I would like to talk with you.” ‘Well, talk.’ ‘I mean, it’s really important.’ “The newspaper came down three slow inches. ‘What is it?’ ‘Dad, I love you, I just wanted you to know that.’ “The newspaper fluttered to the floor. Then my father did two things I could never remember him ever doing before. He cried, and he hugged me. “We talked all night, even though he had to go to work the next morning. “It felt so good to be close to my father, to see his tears, to feel his hug, to hear him say that he loved me. “It was easier with my mother and little brother. They cried with me, too, and we hugged each other and started saying real nice things to each other. We shared the things we had been keeping secret for so many years. “I was only sorry about one thing- that I had waited so long. “Here I was, just beginning to open up to all the people I had actually been close to.

“Then, one day I turned around and God was there. “He didn’t come to me when I pleaded with Him. I guess I was like an animal trainer holding out a hoop, ‘C’mon, jump through. C’mon, I’ll give you three days, three weeks.’ “Apparently God does things in His own way and at His own hour. “But the important thing is that He was there. He found me! You were right. He found me even after I stopped looking for Him.”

“Tommy,” I practically gasped, “I think you are saying something very important and much more universal than you realize. To me, at least, you are saying that the surest way to find God is by opening to love. “You know, the Apostle John said that. He said: ‘God is love,’ and anyone who lives in love is living with God and God is living in him. “Tom, could I ask you a favor? Would you come into my present Theology of Faith class and tell them what you have just told me? If I told them the same thing it wouldn’t be half as effective as if you were to tell it.” “Oooh . . . I was ready for you, but I don’t know if I’m ready for your class.” “Tom, think about it. If and when you are ready, give me a call.” In a few days Tom called, and said he was ready for the class, and that he wanted to do that for God and for me. So we scheduled a date. However, he never made it. He had another appointment, far more important than the one with me and my class. Of course, his life was not really ended by his death, only changed.

Before he died, we talked one last time. “I’m not going to make it to your class,” he said. “I know, Tom.” “Will you tell them for me? Will you tell the whole world for me?” “I will, Tom. I’ll tell them. I’ll do my best.”

My Love to All,


“. . . The Greatest of These is Charity”

As we consider the virtues of those who will be qualified to live with the Lord in his millennial kingdom; surely the greatest of these is charity.

Charity has been defined for us: “Charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with them. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son Jesus Christ, that ye may become the sons of God, that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is, that we may have this hope, that we may be purified as he is pure” (Moroni 7:52-53).

These words of Moroni are in complete harmony with the words of John, the beloved, who wrote: “. . . we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3).

The supreme virtue is love. Perhaps the greatest treatise on love ever written is recorded in 1 Corinthians 13: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth; but whether there be prophecies they shall fail, whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. . . . And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (1 Corinthians 1-8, 13).

John counsels us: “Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.

. . . If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar; . . . and this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also” (1 John 4:7-8, 20-21).

Jesus was asked: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:35-39).

What more need I add to these inspired words? It has been my experience that it is only when I am filled with the Holy Spirit that I possess the Lord’s celestial love. Our utmost desire should be that we be filled with the Spirit of the Lord always. Our prayer request should be as was prayed by his disciples in ancient America: “. . . and they did pray for that which they most desired; and they desired that the Holy Ghost should be given unto them” (3 Nephi 9:10).

New Years Greetings Doug Smith

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From: Doug and Judi Smith

New Years Greetings Doug Smith


Happy New Year from Doug and Judi Smith. We hope and pray that the New Year will be one of wonder and joy for you and your family.

As you may know, we are embarking on a new venture this New Year, a Mission Medical Center in Kenya. Many people have been asking about the center, and our progress on it, so I have started a blog at:

Please feel free to visit the website if you would like to follow our progress.

May God bless you in your endeavors in the New Year!
Doug and Judi Smith

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Prayer Request for Glenn

From: Glenn Crowther

Prayer Request for Glenn

I fell and tore something in my knee.
I am heading to the hospital for them to determine just what may be necessary to fix the problem. I just started a new job and really need a healing blessing so I can work at my new job. Please pray that the knee will be healed.

Thank you,

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

House Fox Investment Opportunity for Saints

From: Milton Cox

House Fox Investment Opportunity for Saints


I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce us. My name is Ted Cox IV. I was born and raised in Independence, MO and have attended Parkview Community of Christ my entire life. My brother-in-law, Gabriel Monroy was also raised in Independence, MO and attended several congregations within the Center Stake (Eden Heights, New Hope and now Parkview).

Gabe founded our company (House Fox) several years ago. We are local real estate investors with a mission to help make a difference in people’s lives. Often times we are contacted by owners that going through difficult situations where they are on the brink of losing their homes or struggling to make the bills and want to sell quickly.

We come across houses on a regular basis that we either are not interested in rehabbing or adding to our own rental portfolios. We buy these properties and clean the titles up through our title company. We then forward these on to investors that we have established relationships over the last few years.

For the last several years I have been forwarded Garland’s email by either my father, Ted Cox III or by my father-in-law, Vic Monroy. It wasn’t until recent that I thought of the Saints that might be planning their gathering.

We would like to offer these properties to you as Saints to either rehab for additional income, build a rental portfolio for additional income or even rehab for your own families to live in. Regardless the goal is to provide more opportunities for other to assist in gathering to the Center Place.

If you or someone you know are interested in purchasing a property at a discounted rate, please feel free to reach out to us. We will be happy to share with you what we have available!

Your Brother’s in Christ,
Ted and Gabe

Donation Sale Reminder

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From: Penny Curtis

Donation Sale Reminder

Just a reminder that Give Back Hope is accepting you Donation Items today through Thursday from 10 a.m- 7:00 p.m.

Clothing (Everything except underwear)
Household items
Toys/ stuffed animals (please make sure they are clean)
Baby Items

Come back and Shop on Friday (January 18) from 12-7
Saturday 8-4

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you at the sale!
Call me if you have any questions 816-682-3205

Babysitter Needed for Melody​

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From: David Brown

Babysitter Needed for Melody​

Can anyone help with this request?

Baby sitter needed for someone that works overnight shift. four nights a week, varying nights. 4 year old boy.
Contact Melody Barajas at 702-540-6545.

David B. Brown

Passing of David Friend

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From: ​Junior Munsterman​

Passing of David Friend

David Lawrence Friend, age 98, a long term resident of Odessa, Missouri, went home to his Lord on January 17, 2019. He was born on September 5, 1920, in Independence, Missouri to Harry Jacob and Rena Maria (Joice) Friend. Dad Friend married the love of his life, Myrtle Mae (Crabb) on February 8, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Myrtle; a son, David W.; a granddaughter, Maria Olivas; and his siblings, Jessie, Joe, Michael, Alma, Charlotte, Jennie, Libby, and Daniel.

Dad Friend served in World War II in the European Theater of Operations, in Africa and Italy, served as a hydraulic specialist with the 15th Air Force, he was an aircraft mechanic on B-24s in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He received a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with a Silver Star Good Conduct Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge for his service. He worked at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant before WWII and again from 1965 to 1984, when he retired. He served his Lord and community as an elder at Odessa Restoration Branch. He loved music, poetry, and a good joke. He sang in a quartet with his brothers or anyone available to fill-in. He loved to play his violin and yodel at public locations such as the Bank of Odessa, the grocery store in Odessa, and his favorite place to eat, Bates City Barbeque.

Dad Friend is survived by a daughter Hannah, and husband Dennis Anderson of Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Diana Friend of Independence, Missouri; daughter Marlena Friend-Farago, and husband Andrew Farago of Loveland, Colorado; daughter Nita, and husband Raymond Dillon of Odessa, Missouri; son John, and wife Kate Friend of Blue Springs, Missouri; son James, and wife Joey Friend of Oak Grove, Missouri; and son Peter, and wife Teresa Friend of Grain Valley, Missouri; 26 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces, nephews, “adopted” children, in-laws, church family, and friends.

Visitation will be held at Odessa Restoration Branch, 6783 MO-131, Odessa, Missouri, 64076 on Friday, January 25th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Missionary Restoration Branch, 3415 North Elsea Smith Road, Buckner, Missouri, 64016 on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 a.m. with Military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Disabled American Veterans, online at; or DAV – Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or 877-647-VETS (8387).

Gary Hawley Support Fund

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From: Cara Smith

Gary Hawley Support Fund

A GoFundMe site has be established to help cover some of their expenses due to Gary Hawley's recent hospitalization, amputation, and upcoming rehabilitation. Donations can be made at:

Sharing the link through email and Facebook is another great way for people to help.

Thank you.
Cara Smith

Monday, January 21, 2019

Let's List Your House

Lisa Stacy

Let's List Your House

Maximize your profit margin, let me share with you how simple it is to increase your list price.
If you are buying, I can also help negotiate your best deal. I will take the time to research for you and know your area in which you are buying or selling. It is the details that make all the difference. Let's meet, talking is free and so is my CMA (comparative market analysis). No obligations or high pressure. Every transaction I do is laid at the Lord's feet. Can't wait to meet you.

Lisa Stacy

Apartment For Rent in Columbia Missouri

From: Laura

Apartment For Rent in Columbia Missouri

Two bedroom and one bathroom apartment for rent in Columbia Missouri.
$515 per month.
884 square feet

Property available now for sublease.

Utilities: unit is all electric.
All utilities including electric, water, trash, Internet have come to an average of $200 a month.
Unit comes with washer and dryer hook ups but does not include the washer and dryer.
This unit is available now and the current lease ends July 31, 2019.

The original deposit was $515 so I will ask that total to be paid.

Seven minutes from Hy-Vee, Walmart and assorted restaurants.
12 minutes from Mizzou campus.

The lease does not allow for pets at this address.
The building has four units total. The unit is on the second floor. Neighbors are quiet.

It was one of the cheapest properties I could find that offered two bedrooms. The unit is in the same condition as it was in the beginning. There is also a deck with a privacy fence off of the dining area.

If interested please contact:

Corporate Copy Print Opening

Corporate Copy Print Opening

Corporate Copy Print is growing and we're looking to add someone to our team!

If you know of anyone who might be interested in an Account Coordinator position,
direct them to our Facebook or tell them to call us at:


About this opportunity

Account Coordinator is responsible for building loyalty with potential and existing customers by strengthening relationships and ensuring products / services are produced correctly and delivered on time.

This individual will be responsible for interacting and servicing the customer through in-person (walk- ins), Call-in orders, Email orders, as well as assisting with back office paperwork and completed orders.

What you will do

● Deliver exemplary customer service leaving the customer satisfied.

● Plan, control and coordinate all aspects of a customer project from initial order to completion, aimed at meeting customer expectations and ensuring completion on time, to required quality standards.

● Serve as main contact for customers and liaison between graphic design, large format, press, bindery, and delivery.

● Up-sell additional products and services.

● Attend daily scheduled team meeting and advocate for customer needs and business efficiencies.

● Identify and resolve customer issues with accounts and pull focus teams together to resolve issues as needed.

● Complete customer quote inquiries daily

● Communicate professionally with customers, employees, and business owners


● Read, write and understand the English language

● Work independently, in fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure.

● Sense of urgency; meeting of deadlines

● Excellent customer service skills including data entry

● Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer programs.

● Energetic, positive, and ‘can-do’ attitude

● Be willing and able to present a variety of solutions for printing projects including working

● Ability to effectively communicate and service customers

● 5+ years of Printing Experience Desired

● Must have good time management, multitasking and organizational skills

● Must be proactive and leverage problem solving skills to handle client situations with outside vendors and suppliers.
To apply, send resume to

Friday, January 18, 2019

Roxana DeSelm House For Sale

From: Cindy DeSelm

Roxana DeSelm House For Sale

We have listed Roxana DeSelm’s house. It is right next door to the South Crysler Restoration Branch. The listing agent is Ron VanFleet at Remax Heartland. 816-285-8678 or 816-721-4048

Tetrad - The Last Blood Moon of this Series (01/21/2019)

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Pat Baggette

Tetrad - The Last Blood Moon of this Series (01/21/2019)

Just wanted to drop a note and remind folks of a very interesting celestial occurrence will take place this Sunday night beginning at 9:34 p.m. and ending Monday morning at 12:51 a.m.

No other Tetrad in History from 3,000 BC to 2013, 14, 15 AD Displays this PERFECT SYMMETRY.

Psalm 19 King James Version (KJV)

19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Interesting signs in the heavens...

The fourth day of creation (4 is significant = "appointed times")

Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Stay safe and keep warm while attempting to view the eclipse; sad to say, we may have cloud cover which may preclude our witnessing of this event.

Much love,

Pat Baggette

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that
disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained..."
-- First Inaugural Address of George Washington,
The City of New York, April 30, 1789 --

Cancellation of Women's Council Event

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Angela Goff

Cancellation of Women's Council Event

The Women's Council has decided to cancel the New Year's Brunch that was scheduled for this Saturday, January 19th, due to the winter storm arriving Friday night into Saturday.

It has been rescheduled for February 23 at the Atherton Restoration Branch. We pray that everyone will be safe this weekend and look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

Angie Goff

Francis Harper Message for 1/18/2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 1/18/2019

Dear Ones,

Some of you may have heard or read this testimony before but the message certainly bears repeating!

“I Am Coming Soon”

Testimony of Marty Vreden

For many years, Marty was a police officer in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Rockingham County, near West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains. The stress of his occupation, added to his other health issues, culminated in an acute respiratory failure on July 17, 2015.

On that morning, his wife took him to the emergency room at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. After a battery of tests in the ER, he was transferred to the critical care unit. While enroute to the CCU, he stopped breathing and went into code blue. This was fully documented by the medical personnel involved.

The first encounter with the Lord – July 17, 2015

After going into code blue, Marty experienced the sensation of moving very rapidly through a tunnel. When he emerged from the tunnel, he immediately heard the voice of the Lord. The voice was undeniable and unmistakable. It was the voice of the Lord. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” He repeated those same words a second time, and a third time. He said, “My church does not really believe that I am coming back soon.” The third time the words were spoken with more volume and more passion than before: “MY CHURCH DOES NOT REALLY BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON!”

At this point Marty said, “Lord, Lord, we do believe you are coming back soon. We sing about it, preach about it, teach about it . . . .” But the Lord replied, “MY CHURCH DOES NOT BELIEVE I AM COMING BACK SOON, FOR IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD NOT BE LIVING LIKE THEY ARE!”

Then he said, very lovingly, “I AM COMING BACK SOON AND MY CHURCH IS NOT READY.” He continued, “Now you go back and tell the things you have heard, and know that your message will not be received.”
The first year Marty did not go public with the news of his experience. He felt he should go to the pastors first. He shared with about 50 pastors privately. Just as the Lord had said, the message was not received by the pastors, but there was one disabled pastor of a backwoods church who invited him to come preach. He preached to about twelve people. The Lord moved powerfully and touched the hearts and lives of the people who heard his message that morning.

The second encounter with the Lord – August 14, 2015

On August 14, 2015 Marty was transferred from Rockingham Memorial Hospital to the University of Virginia Transitional Care Facility. During his first night there he had his second encounter with the Lord. He, like the Apostle Paul, could say, “Whether in the body or out of the body,” he could not say.

After falling asleep, he saw an oval shaft of light that grew in size and intensity. Suddenly Marty realized he was standing in a huge football stadium, but he was the only person there. He saw a football sitting on the two-yard line. When he looked at the scoreboard, he saw the numbers 2:13. Then he heard the same voice he had heard before, saying, “My church should be living as though this is a two-minute warning.”

The Lord knew Marty would understand the significance of a two-minute warning in an NFL (National Football League) game. He knew Marty was a huge football fan. Marty realized that in that last 120 seconds, with the ball on the two-yard line, victory or defeat would be determined. The referee was about to blow the whistle.

The next morning, Marty was back in his wheelchair again. He was thinking of his vision, and the two-minute warning, when he heard a knock on the door of his room. He responded, “Come in,” and two ladies entered. One was a physical therapist and the other an occupational therapist. After some discussion, related to their specialties, the physical therapist asked Marty, “Do you consider yourself a man of faith?” His response was, “I certainly have not lived it; I have made a lot of mistakes. I have had a lot of failures, but I am a follower of Jesus.”

The women smiled at each other, and one said, “We had no intention of coming to see you this morning. As we were on our way to see other patients and we came by your room, we saw super-imposed upon your door the number two. We wondered about the meaning of this strange thing. We were prompted by the Spirit to come in and ask you.” Marty responded with, “The Lord is coming soon. The two-minute warning has sounded.” It had sounded only hours before.

After the first year, doors have started to open, giving Marty more opportunities to share his testimony. Later, while praying in his living room one day, he asked the Lord, “Why did I see 2:13 instead of just the number 2?” The Lord told him to turn to Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


“Be Ye Also Ready”

“. . . be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh” (Matthew 24:51 IV; 24: 44 KJV).

If Jesus came today would we be ready? If the Lord himself would descend from heaven with a shout today, would we be among those who would be caught up to meet him in the clouds? See 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. See also Jude 1:14 and Revelation 1:7.

Those of us who are not yet prepared for his coming need to consider how devastating it would be to discover we had not been gathered with some of our loved ones to meet the Lord and the ten thousands of saints he will bring with him!

Do we understand the critical importance of our readiness at the time of the Lord’s coming? Paul seemed to understand. His words may help us; “. . . I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him [And he in me] . . . that I may know him . . . and the fellowship of his sufferings . . . If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the just. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after . . . I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:8-14).

In response to the question, “What is the sign of thy coming?” Jesus gave many signs that are recorded in Matthew 24 and also in Luke, chapters 17 and 21. Then in Matthew 25 he shares with his disciples the parable of the ten virgins. The virgins quite likely represent the baptized members of the church. The sudden appearance of the Bridegroom will be a complete surprise to many members of the church. The wise will be prepared. The foolish will not be ready! The foolish will say, “My Lord delayeth his coming” or ask, “Where is the promise of his coming?” Some will procrastinate “until it is everlastingly too late” (Helaman 5:51). The Bridegroom will say to them “ye know me not” (Matthew 25:11 IV; 4:1 KJV). The wise virgins will know Jesus. The foolish will only know about him!

Who then will be ready at the time of the Lord’s coming? The Apostle John sums up the recipe of our readiness in fewer words than Paul. He simply said: “We know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him . . . And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). Before the Lord’s departure from the land Bountiful, he asked the people a rhetorical question: “Therefore, what manner of men had ye ought to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am . . .” (3 Nephi 13:5).

If you, or a person you know, has not been baptized this should not be delayed. Jesus said, “Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water, and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Until we are filled with the Holy Spirit we cannot achieve Christlikeness.

Charity is of utmost importance in those who will be ready to meet the Lord. “Charity is the pure love of Christ . . . and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with them (Moroni 7:52).

The Lord described the faithful and wise servant as the one who watcheth, to impart his portion of meat in due season. Blessed be that servant whom his Lord shall find, when he cometh, so doing” (Luke 12:50-52 IV; 12:42-43 KJV).

And remember, last of all: “Without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

“Yea, come unto Christ and be perfected in him, and 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” (Moroni 10:29).