Sunday, March 31, 2019

Axioms for Life

From: Ron Smith

Axioms for Life

Dear Friends,

I am celebrating my first attempt to post a video on YouTube!

You can see "Axioms for Life" which talks about Mosiah 2:13-17 from a mathematical point of view at:

Love you all,
Ron Smith

Restoration Women's Prayer Service

From: Mary Drummond

Restoration Women's Prayer Service

Restoration Women’s Prayer Service
Colbern Road Restoration Branch
Thursday, May 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Ladies –

You are cordially invited to attend a Restoration Women’s Prayer Service at Colbern Road. This will be an opportunity for all Restoration women to gather and lift their voices up to the Lord on National Day of Prayer.

“As sisters in Zion, let us all pray together and work together,

So that we may build up his kingdom”

Please give some prayerful consideration to joining your sisters in prayer. God has a work for you to do.

Your sister in Christ,
Mary Drummond

Arthur Oakman Sermons - Electronic MP3 Format

From: Mike Sanders

Arthur Oakman Sermons - Electronic MP3 Format

Electronic MP3 files of Arthur Oakman & Evan Fry material available for $200. Here is what it includes:

40 Arthur Oakman Series sermons

27 Arthur Oakman Single sermons (18 of which are new titles including several general conference addresses)

24 Arthur Oakman Lectures and Classes taught by Oakman

Morning Devotions with A. Oakman from the Radio Series (this contains 84 files that average about 5 minutes in length each)

Unto All Men with A. Oakman from the Radio Series (this contains 211 files that average about 10 minutes in length each)

Unto All Men with Evan Fry from the Radio Series (this contains 29 files that average about 10 minutes in length each)

This is approximately 138 hours worth of A. Oakman material.

If you are interested please feel free to call Mike Sanders at 816-517-1876 to discuss.

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 In Town Reunion and CRE Announcement

From: Horn, Vim

2019 In Town Reunion and CRE Announcement

2019 Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders

The Pastors of Zion (POZ) and the Conference of Restoration Elders (CRE) invite all restoration branch saints and priesthood to consider participating in the 2019 Restoration Branch Family Reunion and Conference of Restoration Elders. The combined reunion and elder’s conference will be held at the Center Place Restoration School (CPRS)/Waldo Ave Restoration Branch from June 23 to June 28, 2019. We believe that this week will once again be a wonderful opportunity for the Saints to draw close to the Lord and to each other.

To register for the Reunion/Conference go to the CRE website at:

or use the following link:

There is only one registration form for both the Reunion and the CRE. For more information, visit the CRE website, or call the CRE office. Local calls: 816-836-3421 or Toll free calls: 877-748-8947. (Please leave a message if no one answers)

As in previous years, the primary focus of the week will be on worship, classes and fellowship for all, and an opportunity for the Elders to meet in conference. This year’s overall theme is, Be Ye Transformed (Romans 12:1-2 & Philippians 2:1-5). Through the following daily themes, we will focus on different aspects of what it means live transformed lives.

Sunday Be Ye Transformed for our journey to Zion
Monday Be Ye Transformed through fasting and prayer
Tuesday Be Ye Transformed through the renewing of your heart and mind
Wednesday Be Ye Transformed and be a good steward
Thursday Be Ye Transformed and live like Jesus
Friday Be Ye Transformed and bear good fruit

Arthur Oakman Sermons - On Cassette

From: Amy Sanders

Arthur Oakman Sermons - On Cassette

Arthur Oakman Sermons Lot - 40 cassettes ($120 only selling all together)

1958 The Value of the Incarnation - 1 tape
1962 The Cause of Zion - 1 tape
1962 Colorado Reunion - 1 tape
1962 Oklahoma Reunion - 1 tape
1966 Melchisedec Priesthood Lectures - 6 tapes
1967 The Endowment Series - 5 tapes
1968 Man Can Only Find Life in the Word of God - 1 tape
1970 Sterling Avenue Series - 3 tapes
1971 What the Church Must Stand For - 3 tapes
1971 Farview Heights - 3 tapes
1971 Priesthood Lectures - 2 tapes
1971 The Burden of Sin - 1 tape
1972 Florida Reunion - 3 tapes
1972 The Basics of this Church - 1 tape
1972 The Spirit of Prophecy - 1 tape
1973 In the Bosom of Eternity - 1 tape
1973 Join With the Powers of Righteousness - 1 tape

The Meaning of the Crucifixion - 1 tape
Joseph Smith: Prophet of God - 1 tape
He Who Is Series - 3 tapes
The Ministry of Reconciliation - 1 tape

Only selling as a complete set for $120 (or $3 each)

If interested please contact Mike Sanders at: 816-517-1876

Stone Church Preschool Enrollment

From: Robyn

Stone Church Preschool Enrollment

Stone Church Preschool is enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.

Sista Robyn

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

​Prayer Request for Fred Hallier​

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From: Frank Frye​

​Prayer Request for Fred Hallier​

Would you please place Brother Fred Hallier on the prayer list(s). He had a small tumor in his bladder that can no longer be found. However, he now has an inoperable condition with his liver. There is a blood clot somewhere in his liver. Please pray for his swift recovery.

Frank Frye

Francis Harper Message for 3/29/2019

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From: Francis Harper

Francis Harper Message for 3/29/2019

Dear Ones,

In the summer of 1991, two sliced stones were found on our reunion grounds which is located near Little Sioux, Iowa. We call it A Holy Place. One of the stones has five slices, the other has seven. The two sliced stones shaped like small loaves of bread were found lying on the surface of the ground. Although both stones were sliced, the slices were still intact, a miracle in itself.
These unique stones testify of Jesus; the Bread of Life. The stones are crying out as Jesus said in Luke 19:39-40. Jesus fed five thousand with five barley loaves and two fish (John 6:9-13). On another occasion he fed 4000 with seven loaves and a few little fish (Matthew 15:32). He is the Bread of Life.
On August 6, 1997, I accompanied a group of young people on a pilgrimage to the Sacred Grove at Palmyra, New York. This is the place of the first vision of Joseph Smith, Jr., which he received in the early spring of 1820. It was here that Joseph saw two personages one pointing to the other, saying, “This is my beloved Son, hear him” (History of the Church, Vol. 1, page 9). It was the same voice that spoke out of a cloud to Peter, James and John on the Mount of Transfiguration, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matthew 17:4-5).
While we were in the Sacred Grove, Wesley Swift, age 15, asked me to come with him to look at a pile of rocks. Wesley seemed to be curiously interested in these rocks. I wondered why? Later I realized it was the Holy Spirit that had prompted his interest. I decided to walk to the top of the pile to take a closer look. As I stood on the top of the rocks, I looked down and saw an unusual, flat gray stone protruding above the rest. With a little effort I was able to pull it free. I was surprised when I discovered another naturally sliced stone like the ones found at our reunion grounds back in Iowa!
The stone I was led to find at the Sacred Grove of Palmyra had only two slices that fit together like two pieces of sliced bread.
I held in my hand replicas of the tables of stone given to Moses on Mount Sinai.” And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of testimony were in his hand; the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written” (Exodus 32:15).
The first four of the Ten Commandments speak of our relationship with God (Love the Lord is engraved on the back of the stone on the left). The last six deal with our relationship with our neighbor (Love thy neighbor is engraved on the back of the stone on the right).
Jesus was asked, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus answered, “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 22:35-40).

My Love to All,

High Priest Francis Harper


The Great Commandments

“Then one of them, a lawyer, tempting him, asked, saying, 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 thy self. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:34-39 IV; 22:35-40 KJV).

John, the beloved apostle, seems to be the ultimate authority on love, which is the supreme virtue we need to seek. Without love in our hearts we cannot keep the great commandments. The Scriptures clearly indicate that John loved Jesus more than any of the others of the twelve. During the last supper, Jesus said, “Verily, verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Then the disciples looked on one another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?” (John 13:21-25).
Apparently John never left Jesus’ side at any time during the Lord’s final hours. John was with Jesus in the palace of the high priest while “Peter stood at the door without” (John 18:15). John was standing by the cross, as the death of Jesus drew near. “When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy Mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home” (John 19:26-27).
Keeping the great commandments requires us to love God and neighbor. Having love for God and neighbor in our hearts should be one of our highest priorities. The natural man loves himself. As it is written: “For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been, from the fall of Adam, and will be, for ever and ever; But if he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint, through the atonement of Christ, the Lord, and becometh as a child . . . ” (Mosiah 1:119-120).
Many years ago, I heard a minister say: “It takes years to build a man of God who loves his fellow-man.” I have learned that in the presence of the Holy Spirit, within an hour, or even within minutes, we can be filled with love for our God and neighbor. The key is to “always have his Spirit” with us! (Moroni 4:4).
While teaching at a Sr. High camp a few years ago, I asked, “Have any of you felt the presence of the Holy Spirit? One person raised a hand. Next I asked, “How did you know it was the Holy Spirit? The answer given was: “I felt a celestial love for people.” Is there a better answer? Enos wrote: “I began to feel a desire for the welfare of my brethren” (Enos 1:12). John wrote: “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren, He that loveth not his brother abideth in death” (1 John 3:14).
I may pray, “Lord, I love you,” but if I do not love my brothers and sisters, I am a liar! “If a man say, I love God, and hateth [does not love] his brother, he is a liar . . . ( 1 John 4:20).
If we keep the second great commandment we have kept the first! In reality the only way I can prove my love for God is by loving you! This is similar to that which was said by King Benjamin: “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 1:48).
It can be truthfully said, when you love your fellow-beings, you also love your God.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2-day/Full-day Session OPEN NOW

​------ Forwarded message ------
From: Center Place Restoration School

2-day/Full-day Session OPEN NOW

​Center Place Restoration School

Tables, Chairs, and Desk For Sale

From: Ken Schmidt

Tables, Chairs, and Desk For Sale

Vintage solid oak desk with dovetail joints, 49"x30"x30" - $65
Blond dining table, 60"x36"x30", with 3 Windsor chairs - $50
Solid wood table, 34"x60"x30 3/4", - $25

Ken Schmidt

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Angela Crowell Obituary

​----- Forwarded message -----
From: Tyler Crowell

Angela Crowell Obituary


Angela Marie Crowell, 83 of Independence, MO passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at Rosewood Health Center. A private burial was held in Lobb Cemetery and a Memorial Service is scheduled at the Church of Jesus Christ, Living Hope Restoration Branch on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Angela was born August 27, 1935 in Columbus, OH to John and Angela (Tatta) Roberts. She grew up in Columbus and Independence where she furthered her education by receiving a master’s degree in biblical interpretation from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, graduating summa cum laude. She was a research writer for the Zarahemla Research and Qumran Quest Foundations. She was a member of the Reorganized church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended Parkview congregation and Living Hope Restoration Branch. She is survived by; beloved companion of many years, David Crowell, 3 sons, Tim Crowell of Fayetteville, AR, Tyler Crowell of Independence, and Chad Crowell of Germany; a brother, John Roberts; 3 grandchildren, Sarah, Jennifer and Jacob and 2 great grandchildren, Atlas and Eisley.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at:

(Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel (816) 252-7900)

Babysitting Needed for Summer and Fall

From: Angela DeBarthe

Babysitting Needed for Summer and Fall

Hello to my fellow Saints. I am a homeschool mom who is looking for a babysitter who will watch my 2 children on Mondays and Tuesdays through the summer and fall for the upcoming school year. I am also looking for a Friday sitter for 8 weeks of the summer. Hours are from 11:30-5:30pm but can be somewhat flexible. Any part you can help with will be appreciated.

Someone looking for some consistent extra money for spending while helping me out please contact me ASAP. My children are ages 6 and 9. I live in Blue Springs MO so looking for someone in close proximity. Coming to the house is preferred but able to do the babysitting in your home will be fine as well. Mature older youth or young adult is acceptable.

Thank you, in Gospel Bonds,
Angela DeBarthe

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Free Child Abuse Seminar

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From: Bruce Leudeman

Free Child Abuse Seminar

Free Child Abuse Seminar for Pastors, Sunday Teachers, Day Care Providers, Baby Sitters and others that have a responsibility for other's children

Bruce Luedeman MA, EMT
NRA Training Counselor
USCCA Training Counselor
Ph# 816-353-6826 (also text )
2425 S. Crysler #5
Independence, MO 64052


Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

2 hour Seminar
March 26, 2019
6:30pm-8:30pm Class Room
2425 S Crysler #5
Independence MO 64052

(park on upper east side of building)

Please RSVP to:

Donation’s of any amount accepted to defray room and refreshment costs.


Who is a mandated Reporter?
Nearly everyone, if you have a responsibility to other’s children.
How do you report, and to who, to satisfy your legal reporting requirement?
Every state has a 1-800 Hot Line for reporting abuse. (Goes to Social Services)
Police Department, Pastor, School Principal or Teacher.

What qualities as child abuse?
Physical, Neglect, Sexual, Emotional Abuse
Recognizing the grooming techniques by pedophiles to gain the trust of both parent and child.
Fact gathering and Removal Options.

Center Place Christian Theatre - Twelve Seats at the Table

From: Joy Cain

Center Place Christian Theatre - Twelve Seats at the Table

Please join us Thursday, April 18th for an evening of worship in song, scripture and drama; in preparation for Resurrection Sunday.

Twelve Seats at the Table is a one-act drama inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece,
The Last Supper. Each disciple,tells why he chose to follow Jesus and how his life was been changed by His presence.

There will also be opportunity to sing together and hear scripture as we think upon the greatest sacrifice ever made, and rejoice in the hope that is ours because His gift of love.
This event is FREE and open to all, although donations will be accepted to cover costs.

Play at Devon Park RB

From: Holly McLean

Play at Devon Park RB

This Sunday, March 31st, the South Crysler Restoration Branch 7th & 8th grade Sunday school class will be presenting a play at Devon Park Restoration Branch during the 11:00 a.m. hour.

Please come and enjoy their ministry with us!

824 E Devon Street
Independence MO

BofM Day for Kids 2019

From: Sue Manning

BofM Day for Kids 2019

Time to Register

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Register at:


From: paul gage


Dear Saints and Friends,

I'm sure you are all aware of the flooding going on in the USA.

The attached report gives much information, but basically says that due to the extreme flooding, food prices may increase drastically and soon.

You can refer to Prophecy News Watch if you like.

Also, feel free to forward, if desired.
God bless

Paul Gage


We have never seen catastrophic flooding like this, and the NOAA is now telling us that there will be more major flooding for at least two more months. On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that "historic, widespread flooding" would "continue through May".

More than 90 percent of the upper Midwest and Great Plains is currently covered by an average of 10.7 inches of snow, and all of that snow is starting to melt. That means that we are going to transition from one of the worst winters in modern history to a flood season that has already taken an apocalyptic turn for farmers all across America.

At this moment, millions of acres of farmland are already underwater. Thousands of farmers are not going to be able to plant crops this year, and thousands of other farmers that have been financially ruined by the floods will never return to farming again. This is already the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history, and it is going to get a whole lot worse.

I am troubled by the fact that most Americans don't seem to understand the gravity of what we are facing.

Millions of bushels of wheat, corn and soybeans have been destroyed by flood waters, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of livestock have been lost, and all of us will soon be feeling a lot more pain at the grocery store.

And this would be a complete and utter national nightmare even if the flooding was all over, but the NOAA just told us that we should expect more catastrophic flooding for the next two months...

Our #SpringOutlook 2019 is out today: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May.

In fact, the NOAA is using the words "unprecedented flood season" to describe what is coming, and they are warning that "more than 200 million people" are at risk...

Forecasters warned the floods would likely to continue through May, and could worsen in the coming weeks.

"This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk," Ed Clark, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, said on Thursday in the agency's spring outlook.

Of all the natural disasters that we have seen in recent years, this is the biggest, and U.S. food production is going to be dramatically affected because many farmers will not be able to grow crops at all in 2019...

"The reality is this isn't going to be over for a very long time," Jorgenson said. "It took years after 2011 for people to come back. For me as a farmer, there are flooded acres here that to think that I'll be able to plant a crop in 45 days is just virtually impossible."

And many farmers will never recover from this disaster at all.

According to one farmer in Iowa, somewhere around half of the farmers in his entire county will not be able to come back from this...

"I would say 50% of the farmers in our area will not recover from this," Dustin Sheldon, a farmer in southwestern Iowa's flood-devastated Fremont County near the swollen Missouri River, said this week.

I said it yesterday, and I will say it again. This is the worst blow to U.S. agriculture that I have seen in my entire lifetime.

The amount of food that has just been lost is absolutely staggering. Due to the trade war, farmers were storing more wheat, corn and soybeans than ever before, and now the floodwaters have destroyed much of what had been stored...

As prices plummeted last year amid the ongoing trade fight, growers, faced with selling crops at a loss, stuffed a historic volume of grain into winding plastic tubes and steel bins. Some cash-strapped families piled crops inside their barns or outside on the ground.

Farmers say they are now finding storage bags torn and bins burst open, grain washed away or contaminated. Jeff Jorgenson, a farmer and regional director for the Iowa Soybean Association, said he has seen at least a dozen bins that burst after grains swelled when they became wet.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, any wheat, corn or soybeans that are contaminated by flood waters must be destroyed.

I know that I shared the following quote yesterday, but in order to give you an idea of the scope of the losses we are looking at, I want to share it again...

As of Dec. 1, producers in states with flooding - including South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois - had 6.75 billion bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat stored on their farms - 38 percent of the total U.S. supplies available at that time, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

And remember, the flooding is just getting started.

In just one county in Iowa, 1.8 million bushels of corn and soybeans have already been destroyed. Nationwide, the losses are off the charts.

Needless to say, prices will be going way up at the grocery store, and they will keep going up for the rest of the year.

Sadly, even after the flood waters are gone the damage that has been done to our agricultural infrastructure will take years to repair...

As the waters began to recede in parts of Nebraska, the damage to the rural roads, bridges and rail lines was just beginning to emerge. This infrastructure is critical for the U.S. agricultural sector to move products from farms to processing plants and shipping hubs.

The damage to roads means it will be harder for trucks to deliver seed to farmers for the coming planting season, but in some areas, the flooding on fields will render them all-but-impossible to use.

In Nebraska alone, hundreds of miles of rural roads have been completely washed out, and farmers such as Annette Bloom are having an extremely difficult time just getting to a main road...

"We are having to travel three miles through pasture and cropland just to get out because our roads are gone," she says. "And the corn fields are going to be devastating to get in and plant and get that going, because usually we're planting within the next two weeks and it's not going to happen."

Many of America's farmers will bravely keep going after this disaster, but for many others a financial breaking point has arrived.

Farm bankruptcies had already surged to the highest level since the last recession prior to all of this flooding, and now this crisis will end up driving many of them away from the profession for good. The following comes from NBC News...

Some farmers in Fremont County will probably not return to till their soil, many farmers here said.

"Lot of folks won't be able to continue after this," said Julius Schaaf, 66, who said 1,500 of his 4,000 acres were currently under water.

In the end, it is going to be a while before we know the full extent of the damage to America's farms and our food supply, but all of the experts agree that it will be unprecedented.

Food prices are already high, but the truth is that this is as low as they are going to get. Much less food will be produced in our heartland this year, and that will mean skyrocketing prices at our grocery stores.

And this is just one element of "the perfect storm" that is emerging. Our society is starting to be shaken in many different ways, and 2019 is certainly shaping up to be a very "interesting" year as these events converge together at the same time.

Monday, March 25, 2019

New Maya Discoveries Relate to the BofM

​------ Forwarded message -----
From: Bernard Pearl

New Maya Discoveries Relate to the BofM

​4 Ways the New Maya Discoveries May Relate to the Book of Mormon ​

Prayers for Nancy and Larry Harlacher

From: Kathy Snively

Prayers for Nancy and Larry Harlacher

Many of us have been blessed under the ministry of Nancy and Larry Harlacher as they imparted their love of, and knowledge of, Church history through the tours they gave--both here in Missouri and in Nauvoo--and the classes they gave in preparation for those tours. They also contributed to the work of the Lord in other ways--Nancy through her paintings and book illustrations, and Larry with his writings.

Nancy recently sustained two heart attacks. She has been released from ICU to go to The Groves, under Hospice care. Larry is also in The Groves with diagnoses of both Alzheimer's and dementia.

Prayers for both of them are greatly appreciated.

CPRS 2019 Spring Play

From: Pam Chrislip

CPRS 2019 Spring Play

CPRS 28th Annual Restoration Celebration
Spring Play

Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 7:00 PM

An accident as a child left Gladys with scars, both physical and emotional. Years later, having learned to deal with her frustration and anger, she moves to Chicago for a fresh beginning in life and a new career. Quickly developing close ties with most of her fellow boarders, she struggles in her relationship with the cold and superior Deirdre. But Gladys finds a way to touch the lives of her friends as she shares her experiences and teaches them the importance of letting go of anger and finding the true meaning of forgiveness.

Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased in advance or at the door. The box office opens at 6:15 PM, seating opens at 6:30 PM, and the play begins at 7:00 PM. We invite you to support the students of CPRS and attend this special evening of entertainment and ministry.

Mozambique Tragedy and Assistance

From: Randy Vick

Mozambique Tragedy and Assistance

Tragedy In Mozambique Strikes Saints, Too!

Cyclone Idai has wreaked havoc on the nation of Mozambique and also on parts of Zimbabwe and Malawi. There are Restoration Branches in all three of these countries in southern Africa, but three Restoration Branches in Mozambique suffered terrible loss. At least 12 saints are confirmed to be among the dead, including several children and young people and one young Priest.

59 families of saints have lost their homes and many more are suffering for lack of food, shelter and medicine. We are sending oblation funds to assist, but we need your help to bring the kind of meaningful assistance that is needed. Please send your oblation offerings to;

Bishop Carl Cederstrom
1100 West Truman Road
Independence, Missouri 64054

Please earmark your donations, “Mozambique Oblation Fund”.

Please continue to uphold these dear saints in your prayers! This will be a long road to recovery. THANK YOU!!!


A worrying picture is emerging in which thousands perished between Idai’s landfall Friday and the height of the floods Sunday, before aid agencies had started responding or flown over the area to assess the damage.

The cyclone also set off landslides that killed hundreds in the hilly areas of neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. But all that water eventually drained into Mozambique’s coastal plain, where it rose and rose, chasing people up onto roofs and into trees until they could climb no farther.

Many were probably swept away, while others died of exhaustion while stranded. Constant rain has complicated rescue missions, prevented accurate satellite imaging, and kept everyone, from high-level officials to survivors in villages, in an information vacuum.

Name Age Branch

Anabela Joao 35 Matema
Olga Eduardo 34 Matema
Priest Isaqui Albertino 23 Matema
Xavier Jose 24 Matema
Joao Ferao 12 Matema
Yesaya Ndiuzayani 7 Chingodzi
Modesta Albino 18 Chingodzi
Luisa Hennequey 48 Chingodzi
Amando Chaotha 14 Bethsaida Rovubwe
Joyce Jaime 15 Bethsaida Rovubwe
Mateo Gestao 49 Bethsaida Rovubwe
Celano Mesa 25 Bethsaida Rovubwe

Mentor4Moms April 2nd

From: Holly McLean

Mentor4Moms April 2nd

Fears in Children: Keeping Children Aware Without Stressing Them Out

Next Mentor4Moms meeting will be Tuesday, April 2, 10am-noon at
824 E Devon Street
Independence MO

For Free childcare, please RSVP to 816-206-0690


Urgent Prayer for Verla Hart

From: Glenn and Kathy Crowther

Urgent Prayer for Verla Hart

Please pray for Verla Hart. She was in remission for cancer until recently. The cancer has returned and she asking for a healing blessing. She has many responsibilities both family and civic.

God Bless

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Can YOU help Lunch Partners?

From: Arlo Stevenson

Can YOU help Lunch Partners?

“Can you help feed the poor and needy?”

Our volunteers at Lunch Partners have been deeply affected by the plight
of so many in our special city. The need has not gone away. We are in
want of sufficient able staff, sixteen and older. We are so grateful for our
volunteer’s help and charity. Men and women, young and old, of all faiths
labor here together. If you can’t labor, or it’s not the right work for you,
would you tell your friends and neighbors about it? Or share from your pocket?

Volunteer Job Opportunities! Please choose one soon…

Assist. dining room supervisor 10:30-1:30
Food preparation 7:30-10:00
Cooks assist/sub 6:30-9:30 am
Server subs 11:15-1:30
Sorting donations/produce
General/deep cleaning
Dish room and assistant 11:30-1:30
Pots/pans washing 8-11:30
Pots/pans sub for 11:30-1:30
Drivers to pick up/deliver food donations
-will need van or covered truck available
Handyman to repair, paint, or service equip.
Music for dining (piano & mic avail.)

(Note-some jobs require a Food Handlers Permit
which can be obtained free from the city)

The Lunch Partners Meal, Pantry & Clothes Closet program,
serving Independence, is a totally volunteer nonprofit ministry.
Since 1991 we have served a free hot meal on site, delivered
meals to shut-ins, provided clothing/food pantry items, and
guided adults assigned community service. Sharing extra food
donations with Hope House, the Community Service League,
Center Place Restoration School and others, is done regularly.

Call Lunch Partners at office/kitchen phone (816) 254-6040.
Serving hours 11:30-1:00pm, Mon, Wed, Fri. or come in to fill
out a form. Sponsored by the Community Service Committee of
the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
700 W Lexington Street Independence, MO 64050-3651
Thank You!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

2019 Missionary Family Reunion Registration

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From: Jani Thomas

2019 Missionary Family Reunion Registration is OPEN

June 16th thru 22nd "SEND ME" Location: Graceland University

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

He is known by many names: Isa, Wiracocha, Quetzalcoatl, God of Wind and Water, The Great Spirit, the Bearded White God, and Jesus Christ. It is in His name we greet you and invite you to share with us for the 19th annual Missionary Family Reunion. As announced last June, reunion will be held at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa from June 16th-22nd. This year’s theme is, “Send Me.”

Section 4 of the Doctrine and Covenants says, “If ye have desires, ye are called to the work.” In other words, everyone who loves Jesus is sent, even if it’s just next door or across the street.

This year’s daily themes are:
Sunday: Send Me
Monday: Send Me to Families
Tuesday: Send Me to Millennials
Wednesday: Send Me to the Meek and Persecuted
Thursday: Send Me to the Bruised and Lonely
Friday: Send Me to Those Enmeshed in Sin
Saturday: Send Me as a Light Unto the World

Things will be a little different from the start as renowned music director, Jack Ergo leads us Sunday night in an old-fashioned hymn sing in the Shaw Auditorium. All Saints and music lovers are invited to this great evening of worship and fellowship celebrating the Gospel. The hymn sing starts at 6:30.

During this week we’ll explore how each are called to be a part of the “Great and Marvelous Work.” We hope to challenge and prepare you to be sent out to share Jesus with those you know and don’t yet know. To register please visit the website:
and click on “Registration.”

The Missionary Family Reunion is for all Christ Followers and is without affiliation. We promote the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and seek to challenge and encourage each individual to bring others to a knowledge of Him.

Registration costs $50 per family with the balance of the budget made up by free will offering during the week. All donated funds will be used exclusively to offset reunion expenses.

Challenging and drawing each closer to Jesus, as well as meeting its financial obligations are some hallmarks of reunion success... and this successful reunion experience requires the work of many. If you would like to volunteer – or need additional information please contact Greg or Jani Thomas at or (256) 457-1293 (Jani) or (256) 679-6016 (Greg).

For those of you who have camped with us at Graceland before, “Welcome back!” We look forward to ministering with you again. If you are new, we look forward to being blessed with your presence.

Thank you for your prayers. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Jani and Greg Thomas,

PS If you can’t register online please ask me to email the PFD copy of the form to print out and mail.

Independence MO Investment Property

From: Ted Cox

Independence MO Investment Property

Hello Saints,

Are you or someone you know trying to gather in? Are you looking for a flip house or a rehab property?

We have an investment property that is available, located minutes from the Independence Downtown Square. At Walnut Street and Lee’s Summit Road to the west. This house needs a full cosmetic upgrade and will need some floor leveling. The house is very small so this would be great for a single person that wants to rehab for themselves or someone that wants a one-bedroom rental. There is space to add on to the back of the house.

Property Address:
1102 E Walnut Street
Independence MO 64050

SqFt: 485
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Garage: 1

Click Here for Pictures

We have it listed on the MLS for $41,999 but are willing to negotiate!

If you or someone you know is interested in this property, please feel free to call or text the number below.

Ted Cox III
(816) 305-7640

Debbie's Furniture For Sale

From: Debbie Sanders

Debbie's Furniture For Sale

Debbie Sanders Call or Text 816-289-9695

Furniture for sale $ Best Offer $

I have a queen bedroom set. Bed frame, headboard, footboard, dresser with mirror and chest of drawers. This was used by our boys and has some surface dings but no drawers are broken. They all still work very well. It is all wood so could be refinished or used as is. We live south Oak Grove. You would have to come pick it up.

Also we have a metal queen headboard with frame.

Next a twin size bed. I believe this is maple wood.

I also have a round kids classroom table. Great for crafts, homeschool, school or church classroom. I would like to get $100 for this. Everything else is best offer.

We have a few mowers if fixing up and selling mowers is your thing. Two push mowers and a zero turn rider.

Friday, March 22, 2019

House Resolution 5 - This is not a drill!

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Liberty Counsel Action

House Resolution 5 - This is not a drill!

Democrats are close to outlawing your religious freedom to honor God with your speech and actions... and some Republicans are helping them do it. HR 5 will force every person in our nation to bow the knee to the whims and wishes of those who are sexually confused -- or face devastating consequences. - Mat

Read this online here.
March 21, 2019

This bill is not a hopeless attempt by radical Democrats, but a well-coordinated attack on religious freedom. HR 5 currently has more than a hundred huge companies financially supporting it and hundreds of U.S. legislators co-sponsoring it!

We are just a few votes away from Washington D.C. making it illegal to live out your Christian faith in America. Right now, we must fight for our religious freedom more than we ever have in our lives!

We can’t count on the courts to save us. The U.S. Supreme Court just refused to take the case of a home owner who is being punished and forced to rent a room of her own home to a lesbian couple. Now Democrats want to push these same laws nationwide!

HR 5 would apply to nearly everyone, to all businesses, religious non-profits and schools, churches, all the way down to Etsy home crafters, uber drivers, home-based daycares, cake bakers, Airbnb hosts, and the list just goes on... Basically, if you want to make a living, HR 5 will force you to become subservient to LGBT dictators.

I’m asking you to get involved right now to stop this bill!

Liberty Counsel Action has created a list of practical ways you can make a difference.

1. Educate yourself using our two-page explanation of the impact of HR 5. You can print and share or email this to others in your community.
2. Inform pastors by sending a pre-written email that includes information on HR 5 and an invitation to a conference call with me next Tuesday to explain the legal impact to pastors.
3. Donate to Liberty Counsel Action’s efforts in Washington D.C. to stop this bill.
4. "Like" Liberty Counsel Action’s Facebook page. We will be sharing one meme on this bill daily for the next week and I ask you to share these to your page to help spread the word.
5. Sign Liberty Counsel Action’s petition to help us educate our legislators on grassroots views on this bill.
6. Forward our petition to your friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and anyone who cares about preserving religious liberty in America.
7. Write a Letter to the Editor for your local newspaper. You are free to use talking points from Liberty Counsel Action. We encourage a professional, gentle tone that focuses on the importance of preserving religious freedom.
8. Pray about how you can use your unique skills or relationships to bless and educate others about this bill.
9. Monitor for current and future resources on this legislation

I’m excited to provide these resources thanks to the generous donations of people across America who enabled us to be prepared for today’s fight. Financial support is the lifeblood of organizations like ours. We can’t be in D.C. fighting for commonsense values without partners all across the U.S. who share our mission and burden for our nation.

There is intense pressure in Washington D.C. from Democrats who promised to elevate privileges for sexual behavior above religious freedom. And liberal companies are putting their money where their mouth is. Please pray about supporting our ministry today to help us fight HR 5 and the many future battles on the horizon!

We are involved in fighting what could be a catastrophic collision between privileges for those struggling with sexual confusion and our religious freedom! Please join me in prayer, in support, and in action against this bill.

In service to you and to our nation,

Mat Staver

P.S. I’ve provided a whole list of ways to help spread the word about the dangers in H.R. 5. Will you join with Liberty Counsel Action to fight for religious freedom? Support our ministry with donation today, invite your pastor to a conference call, and sign and share our petition today. With the Lord’s help, together we can stop H.R. 5!

Francis Harper Message for 3/22/2019

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

Francis Harper Message for 3/22/2019

Dear Ones,

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner. In their rush through the terminal, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding.

ALL BUT ONE!!! He paused, took a deep breath, got in touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor. He was glad he did.

The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping and no one to care for her plight.

The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her display. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket.

When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. “Are you okay?” She nodded through her tears. He continued on with “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”

As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, “Mister. . . .” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, “Are you Jesus?”

He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul”

“Are you Jesus?” Do people mistake you for Jesus? That’s our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace. If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He would.

Knowing Him is more than simply quoting scripture and going to church. It’s actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day.

You are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.

Pray for divine encounters and divine appointments.

My Love to All,

Francis Harper


The Call Is Unto Perfection

“And when Abram was ninety and nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said unto him, I the Almighty God give unto thee a commandment; that thou shalt walk uprightly before me, and be perfect” (Genesis 17:1).

Jesus calls all of us to be perfect: “ye are therefore commanded to be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:50 IV; 5:48 KJV).

During his visit with the “more righteous” people in Meso America, the Lord challenged them to be perfect: “I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect” (3 Nephi 5:92).

In what has been called “the other Lord’s prayer” in John 17, Jesus prayed for us: “. . . I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from evil . . . . Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they also may be one in us; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. . . . I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one” (John 17:13-23).

Would Jesus command us to be perfect if perfection is impossible for us to attain? Will his prayer that we “may be made perfect in one,” be answered?

Nephi wrote: “I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them” (1 Nephi 1:65). God sent his Son, Jesus, as the way whereby we can attain perfection. Moroni wrote: “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 strength sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ . . . 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).

Our ultimate goal as saints should be to come forth in the First Resurrection or the Resurrection of the just. This resurrection will occur at the time of the Lord’s second coming. See Doctrine and Covenants 76:5. Those who have been valiant in testimony will come forth in the First Resurrection.

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wrote of his greatest desire: “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. Let us therefore, as many as [would be] perfect, be thus minded . . .” (Philippians 3:11-15).

John, the apostle of love, wrote: “We know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him” (1 John 3:2). If we are not like him when he comes it is very unlikely that we will be caught up to meet him when he comes! See 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. And every man that hath this hope [to be like him] in him purifieth himself as he is pure” (1 John 3:14).

Jesus said to Philip: “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9). Who of us can say: he that hath seen me hath seen Jesus? We can say with Paul: “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after” (Philippians 3:12).

Sign Language Classes

From: Melissas Scott

Sign Language Classes

Sign language classes are forming.
Morning, afternoons and evenings are available.

These classes are great for all ages.
High Schoolers can earn their foreign language credit.
Class prices are $5 per student each week for a group of 4 or more
$10 per student for only 2
$15 for individual tutoring.

Classes are held in my home in NE Independence
For more info text or call 816-914-1577
Melissa Scott 25+years experience

Need in Nepal

From: Paul Gage

Need in Nepal

Dear Saints,

You may have seen the plea by Francis Harper today requesting financial assistance for Brother Pushkal in Nepal.

Brother Pushkal is in dire need of heart surgery. His brother-in-law. Elder Dil Gurung is one of the main church leaders in Nepal/India and has always been a dedicated member of the Restoration since his conversion. Nepal/India is an area of the church which have had great struggles in the past few years, earthquakes, government restrictions, etc. but are remaining strong in their faith.

If you have received the Tidings of Zion # 126 you can read the stirring testimonies from the last mission to Nepal/India

Brother Harper has served on the Southeast Asia and Australia Ministries (SEAAM) Board for a number of years and has been a leading missionary for the work of the Lord in Nepal/India.

I can vouch that this is a most sincere need and request and would like to offer the Saints a challenge.

The need is $8,000.00 for the remainder of funds needed for the surgery.

If 160 Saints sent $50.00 the $8000.00 can be reached very easily.

Send your love offering to:
Francis Harper Missionary Account
521 Walker Street
Woodbine IA 51579

Your offering would need to be sent Friday, March 22, 2019 so Brother Harper can notify Brother Gurung that the funds are coming.
If you like, you can contact Brother Harper at 712-647-2317 and let him know how you are helping.

Thank you and God bless

Paul Gage
SEAAM Board member

Thursday, March 21, 2019

30th Anniversary Celebration--a 25% Off Sale

From: David Price

30th Anniversary Celebration--a 25% Off Sale--through the whole month of April.

Price Publishing Company

Restoration Bookstore
30 th Anniversary (1989-2019)
—25% off Sale—

Restoration Bookstore opened its doors 30 years ago in January, held its first Open
House in April, and also published the first issue of Vision magazine. In
celebration of all of those events, we are having a 25% off sale through the entire
month of April!
All books and CDs published by Price Publishing Company will be on sale. This
includes the Scriptures, biographies and autobiographies, histories, children’s
books, study books, Priesthood materials, and much more.

Store Hours:

9:00–5:00 Monday through Thursday
9:00–noon Saturday
Closed Fridays
Phone: (816) 461-5659

Online store:
Please come by and celebrate with us!

Pushkal's Heart Surgery

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

Pushkal's Heart Surgery

Dear Ones,

I received another call from Elder Dil Gurung today, Thursday, March, 21. His Brother-in-law, Pushkal’s open-heart surgery is scheduled for Saturday March 23, after nearly a month of delay due to his weakened health condition, caused by his failing heart and other ailments. Eight thousand dollars has been raised to date. Total cost of the surgery is $16,000.

This is a final request for help with this great need. Pushkal’s family has expressed their gratitude for the assistance already received.

Additional donations should be sent to:
Francis Harper Missionary Account
521 Walker Street
Woodbine IA 51579

Widow Wednesday

From: Cynthia Chouteau

Widow Wednesday

My husband Jimmy has been a Medicare broker for around 12 years now and as soon as he started helping clients find the best Medicare plan he realized there were Widows all over the place that felt very alone and vulnerable and needed help with every day handyman things that their husbands had always taken care of. So we started visiting and helping his clients with our four kids every Wednesday and the numbers of Widows grew so we founded a non-for profit about seven years ago for Widows in the metro area, we have over 200 and we help them with handyman projects, grief support and friendship groups. If you would like to share our information as well to the restoration group we would love to help how we can.

Our website is:
and our director Charline’s cell is 816-716-3194

God Bless,
Cynthia Chouteau

CofC Temple Library Book Sale

From: robyn

CofC Temple Library Book Sale

Here is information for anyone interested in purchasing donated / used books. Rachel Killebrew wanted all of the Saints to know that the Library would be open during the week of World Conference:

(CofC) Temple Library Book Sale

April 8th -12th

Visit us 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for great resources.

Please note* books are extraneous from donations, we are not selling the library books.

sista robyn

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kathleen Small Obituary 1937 - 2019

Kathleen Small Obituary 1937 - 2019

Kathleen Small, 81, of Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 with a service at 2 p.m., both at Speaks Suburban Chapel 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO. Burial to follow at Mound Grove Cemetery.

Kathleen was one of seven children, born to Floyd and Miree (Hufferd) Smith on March 23, 1937. She was born and raised in Independence, MO and attended William Chrisman High School. After graduating, Kathleen spent a short time attending UMKC before meeting and marrying the love of her life, Jack Small. The pair soon welcomed the first of three children, Jeff, Janna and Angela. Kathleen was a wonderful wife and mother. She was blessed to be able to stay at home with the children and loved being a homemaker. Kathleen was a member of the South Crysler Restoration Branch and was a true servant of the Lord. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and spent many hours playing Power Rangers with them, earning her the nickname "Trini", after one of the characters. Kathleen also loved working outside, sewing and making clothes, crocheting, doing puzzles, traveling, and going to movies. Although Kathleen will be remembered as a "sweetheart" of a lady, she was also "tiny but mighty".

Kathleen is survived by her three children, Jeff (Gail) Small; Janna (Pete) Linde; and Angela (John) Cooper; grandchildren, Zachary, Mallory and Madison Willis; Alexandria Porter; and Matthew Small; and sisters, Edrie Lu Nickerson and Miree Ellen Smith.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Small; both parents; brothers, Gene, Robert and Byron Smith; and sister, Marjorie Drown.

Online condolences may be expressed at:

Arrangements: Speaks Chapel 816-373-3600

Andes Exceptional Plumbing and Construction

From: Shannon Andes

Andes Exceptional Plumbing and Construction

Hi! My name is Larry Andes. I am a licensed Master plumber. I recently decided to leave my job and start my own business. I have almost twenty years of Plumbing experience and have been a licensed master plumber for the past twelve years. I specialize in Service and Repair work, hot water heaters included, new construction, and kitchen and bath remodels. I'm a perfectionist and take pride in my work.

Please give me a call if you find yourself in need of a plumber! 816-288-5212
You can also text me at that number! References available!

Please check out my Face Book Page!

Thanks in advance for your business!


Larry Andes
Andes Exceptional Plumbing and Construction

Andes Exceptional Plumbing and Construction, Holden, Missouri. Andes Exceptional Plumbing and Construction specializes in Plumbing and Home Improvements. We stand behind our work and are...

Restoration Heritage Week

----- Forwarded message -----
From: Dayn Cederstrom

Restoration Heritage Week

Job Posting * Electrician

From: Jerry Hunter

Job Posting * Electrician

Jerry Hunter
Environmental Analyst
Little Blue Valley Sewer District
21208 East Old Atherton Road
Independence, MO 64058
816-796-3500 [FAX]
816-299-4613. [Direct Line]


"Our mission is to provide excellent wastewater services which protect the public health and improve the environment of our region"


"The Little Blue Valley Sewer District will be a strong partner in regional planning and resource sharing, anticipating and responding to both environmental and economic needs"

* Job Posting * Electrician


We are accepting applications to fill our current vacancy, and the position will be open until filled.

The attached posting includes details and the full position description.

If you would like to be considered, or know of others, please complete and return the attached application to my attention.

The job application and position description can also be found on our website:

(click “Links”, then click “Employment Opportunities”)

Metal Carport For Sale

------ Forwarded message -----
From: Cindy Holman

Metal Carport For Sale

FOR SALE: 30x40ft metal carport...

$4000.00 or $3000.00 you take down

IF INTERESTED CALL: Cindy 816-217-7562

Zion Electronic Solutions Business Announcement

From: shaun turner

Zion Electronic Solutions Business Announcement

To whom this may concern,

My name is Shaun Turner, my family and I recently gathered into the Center Place from Michigan. We attend the Missionary Restoration Branch in Sibley and live in Independence with our daughter whom attends the Center Place Restoration School.

We are excited and so blessed to be here. We look forward to growing closer to our brothers and sisters and assisting in the building of the Kingdom. In the spirit of the Kingdom, we are working to eliminate our debt so our resources can be applied more directly to that effort. With that desire in mind, I am starting a new business to provide technical expertise and guidance in the area of business software and web design.

I have been in the telecommunications Industry for more than 19 years and have a Bachelors Of Science in Information Technology. Within the 19 years that I have worked in the telecommunications industry I have worked for three fortune 500 companies and worked in Networking and Application Engineering. For the last seven years, I have supported an Enterprise Invoice Consolidation Application that bills more than $750,000,000 per year.

Below I have provided a flier that details the services that I am offering to individuals. If you are interested in the services I can provide to a business, please refer to the contact information on the flier and I will send you information more specific to your needs.

Thank you for your time and your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.
Call: 816-982-2901

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Organic Cool Weather Vegetables For Sale

From: Kelli Miesse

Organic Cool Weather Vegetables For Sale

Organic (from seed) Lettuces, Spinach, Kale, Napa Cabbage and Sugar Snap Peas For Sale
March 30th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5520 Lane Ave
Raytown MO

Please send email to reserve pre-orders:

Sales for the big vegetables, as well as herbs and flowers will start in April – get a jump on your gardens with hand-grown organic vegetables and herbs!

Thanks and blessings,


Marvin Delano Kennon Obituary

Marvin Delano Kennon Obituary

Marvin Delano Kennon

Marvin Delano Kennon, 84, of Blue Springs, Missouri passed away Friday, March 15, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th at the Colbern Road Restoration Branch, 9525 Lake Lotawana Rd. Gate 2, Lee’s Summit, MO.

Del was born on October 29, 1934, the son of Marvin O. and Edith A. Kennon. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and a brother. Del was married to Mary Sue (Hostetler) Kennon on February 17, 1957. They have three children, Marla W. Kroesen (Brian), Melanie D. Eggert (Ron) and Marvin D. Kennon Jr. (Cathy); ten grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Del was a graduate of William Chrisman High School in 1952 and was a member of the National Guard. He served as a manager of the Harry S. Truman post office in Independence until his retirement in 1989. His life’s work was spent as a minister for Jesus Christ, serving in many capacities, many years as a Presiding Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ, RLDS and Restoration Branch congregations. His ministry also included the gift of song which he shared with a strong beautiful voice for the glory of God.

Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley, MO 816-847-4441

Items to sell for Jeanie Hazelrigg

From: Jimmy Chouteau

Items to sell for Jeanie Hazelrigg

All sizes of heavy duty cupboards - Make an offer

Chipper - Make offer

Nut sheller or some kind of grinder? Make offer

Singer on table. Make offer

Monday, March 18, 2019

Student Summer Internships at Navuoo and Kirtland Historic Sites 2019

----- Forwarded Message -----
To: Danny Hight

Student Summer Internships at Navuoo and Kirtland Historic Sites 2019

Dear Friends

Learn about the church’s stories in its early days. Tell the stories as a guide to people from all over the world. Enjoy the fellowship of other young people interested in church history. Housing and utilities provided plus a monetary stipend.

For more details please contact:
Lach Mackay


Kirtland Temple
History Museum Management Internship

Every summer since the 1960s, college students from around the country have shared the story of the Kirtland Temple and the community that built the historic landmark. As an intern in the History Museum Management Course, students have the unique opportunity to see the Kirtland Temple from a behind-the-scenes view, learn the fascinating history of the religious community, as well as receive a rewarding experience that will highlight any resume.

Professional Experience

Our Kirtland Temple internships are designed as both an academic program and a museum internship. Each summer our interns participate in university-level courses on topics such as American religious history and museum education. Each course is accredited by Graceland University for up to six semester hours, and includes visiting guest lecturers, field trips to surrounding historic sites, and hands-on curatorial projects with the Kirtland Temple collection. Along with their academic experience, each intern gives tours of the historic landmark five days a week. Leading tours of the Temple gives students a professional experience in teaching, public speaking, and historical interpretation, as well as the opportunity to meet visitors from all over the world.

Quality of Life

Students who are qualified and chosen for the internship program will receive onsite housing and earn up to $3,900. The apartments, all within walking distance of the Temple, are furnished and range from one to three bedrooms. If accepted, you’ll likely have roommates. In addition to the Temple, Kirtland is home to several historic sites, one of the largest arboretums in the country, and three large county parks. Cleveland, only twenty-two miles to the west, offers visitors a variety of cultural, culinary, and recreational experiences. For those who enjoy traveling, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C. can all be reached by car in a day.


The Kirtland Temple will accept six interns each year. All inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Seth Bryant, Historic Site Director
7809 Joseph Street, Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: 440-364-8866 (call or text),


Joseph Smith Historic Site
Nauvoo, Illinois
History Museum Management
Summer Internship

Explore and share the story of one of the 19th century’s most successful communitarian groups in Nauvoo, Illinois. Established in 1839, Nauvoo grew quickly and became one of the largest cities in the state by the mid-1840s. Before the decade was over, growing political, economic, and military might and the introduction of controversial religious practices would lead to the assassination of Joseph Smith, Jr. (the Community of Christ’s founder) and the break-up of the community. As an intern at the Joseph Smith Historic Site, you will have an opportunity to share the history of this National Historic Landmark District with thousands of visitors from around the world. Additionally, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of museum management as you assist in the day-to-day operations of the site.

Professional Experience

The internship at the Joseph Smith Historic Site is an academic program that includes classroom learning, a hands-on practicum in interpreting the site, and an introduction to selected aspects of museum management. The academic course work consists of an introduction to Latter Day Saint history with an emphasis on the Nauvoo period and related Jacksonian Era U.S. history. Students who successfully complete the course work can receive 6 semester hours of credit through Graceland University. The class includes field trips to other historic sites in the area and a project that relates to and is of value to the site.
These projects can be tailored to fit the educational emphasis of the student. In addition to history majors, the program is an especially good fit for education, business, and music majors. Education majors have the opportunity to develop museum education programs. Business students can assist in the development of museum store products and gain valuable retail management skills. Music students can research and perform 19th century music. Whatever the area of emphasis, the student will develop strong public speaking skills that will serve them well throughout their future careers.

Quality of Life

Nauvoo, Illinois is a small town located on a stunningly beautiful bend of the Mississippi River. Heavily dependent on tourism, Nauvoo offers busy days and quiet nights. Shopping and entertainment venues are located in nearby Keokuk, Iowa.

Application and Compensation

Applicants must have completed at least their senior year of high school. Interns earn $300 per week.

Housing and utilities are provided. All inquiries should be directed to:
Christin Mackay
Joseph Smith Historic Site
P.O. Box 338, Nauvoo, IL 62354
Phone: 217.453.2246

Rental Home Needed ASAP

From: Sonia Greyeyes

Rental Home Needed ASAP

The house we are renting is being sold so we are in need of a rental home, affordable rent, ASAP.

My number is:

Thank You

M4M Tomorrow March 19

From: Holly

M4M Tomorrow March 19

Parenting Pitfalls: The “Experts” vs Real Moms

Our next session will be TOMORROW, March 19, 10am-noon. We will be discussing parenting advice given by some child psychologists that falls flat in real life situations... and what to do instead. Also, some of the pitfalls we fall into as parents.

PLEASE RSVP asap by text to 816-206-0690 for FREE CHILDCARE

824 E Devon Street
Independence MO

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fort Osage R-1 School Job Postings March 10

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From: Rachel Horn

Fort Osage R-1 School Job Postings March 10

> Below you will find a list of jobs posted between Mar 10, 2019 and Mar 17, 2019.
> Job Posting Title Job Category
> OTMS Head Cross Country (Extra Duty Assignment) Certified Apply Now
> OTMS Assistant Track Coach (Extra Duty Assignment) Certified Apply Now
> Certificated Teacher - Middle School Science Certified Apply Now
> Director-Career and Technology Center Certified Apply Now
> At-Risk Coordinator Certified Apply Now
> Parents as Teachers Educator Classified Apply Now
> Certificated Teacher - Project Lead the Way Certified Apply Now
> Certificated Teacher-High School Math Certified Apply Now
> Certificated Teacher - Elementary At-Risk Interventionist Certified Apply Now
> Jobs scheduled to stop accepting applications between Mar 17, 2019 and Mar 24, 2019.
> Job Posting Title Job Category
> Server/Dishwasher Classified Apply Now
> First Cook Classified Apply Now
> Adult Education Instructor Classified Apply Now
> Career Technical Teacher - Construction Trades Certified Apply Now

Obituary for Richard Amos Smith

From: Justin Smith

Obituary for Richard Amos Smith

Richard A. Smith, of Independence, MO, lived from May 30, 1931 to March 12, 2019. He was born to Edward L. and Elizabeth B. Smith in Lancaster, Ohio.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Edward L. Smith, Jr.; daughters, Donna E. Parker and Alisa K. Williams.

He was raised on his parent's farm in Bremen, Ohio, until he attended Graceland College. There he met his lovely wife, Remmonia Clidene Kettner. They were married on September 1, 1950 and shared 68 plus years together. They raised 5 children, during which time Dick served his country in the Army Reserves. He was ordained in the RLDS church at age 16 and actively continued his ministry until death. His ministry found him traveling extensively thru the United States, Europe, and Central America.

Trained as a tool and dye maker, he worked for Sheffield Steel and TWA. He was a business owner, got a degree in Engineering, and became a Process Engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He retired after 24 years.

Richard is survived by his wife, Clidene; daughters, Nancy A. (Charles E.) Baker, Debra S. (David C.) Harper, and Juston A. (Rachel) Smith. He had 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. Surviving siblings are Joan (Gerald) Wade and Joseph M. (Sandie) Smith of Ohio, and Edna L. (Kenneth) Tucker of Independence. He touched the lives of many, was deeply loved by family and had a full and interesting life.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17th from 6-8:00 p.m. with a funeral service on Monday, March 18th at 1:00 p.m., both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Interment with full military honors will follow at Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Speaks Suburban Chapel; 816-373-3600

Friday, March 15, 2019

OPEN HOUSE Saturday March 16, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

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From: Pam Able

OPEN HOUSE Saturday March 16, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

2:00-5:00 PM

206 W Ruby
Independence MO 64050

I have a very nice listing that would be perfect for someone gathering in to the Centerplace or any family looking for a quality built home. It's close to Independence Square and not far from CPRS or a lot of church historical sites. You will have amazing neighbors! It's a very nice 4 bedroom home with great curb appeal and a double lot. I'd be happy to show it to anyone that is looking to purchase a home before interest rates rise. I will be at the house on Saturday, March 16th between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. but if that time is not convenient for you, give me a call any time and I can meet you there. Please follow the link below for more pictures and further information.

Click on the blue link below to see more information.

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:

Click the following link to view the listing:

Pam Abel

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