Friday, April 30, 2021

Urgent FBI Warning for Mormons

 From: Robyn Mun

Urgent FBI Warning for Mormons

Mormons have been alerted by the FBI that a man is in town who intends on mass murdering LDS.  Well, he won’t know the difference between all of us so could you please get the word out that FBI are in town hunting for this man!   

sista robyn
Look to the Source
“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)

​Free Furniture Items ​

 From: Jackie Burris

​Free Furniture Items ​

All free...must come get as soon as possible please
Off white bed set twin bed, bookcase headboard, dresser and hutch
Other set...Queen headboard, dresser, mirror and bedside table
China cabinet, Angel Picture


 ​From:  Paul Gage



APRIL 29, 2021


Four months of 2021 are now behind us. We continue to look to the future for God's Kingdom on earth, as it is in Heaven. With each passing day, we must be about those thing that help us maintain a strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and in His purposes and plans for His people.

 The daily disciplines as listed above can be vital resources to each of  us in our quest for Zion. A quest is  pursuit made in order to obtain something. A quest can be an adventure, a journey, an undertaking, a mission, etc. All of these can apply to our longing for Zion. Remember, it is not an impossible dream, but in fact is possible, as promised by Jesus Christ.

 The little things, or daily duties are what prepares us best, perhaps, for the obtaining of Zion. The ones who received five and two talents and doubled them were told that because they had been faithful over a few things, the Lord would make them rulers over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. This parable is one of the three in Matthew 25 that gives us insight into the coming of Jesus in His Glory.

 Since we know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man cometh, Matthew 25:12, we are told to "Watch therefore." Watching involves more than just what we may see with our physical eyes. It includes everything about us, both physically (temporally) and spiritually.

 There is a hymn, in the Hymns of the Restoration, number 136 entitled, "Waiting and Watching." The chorus says we are waiting and watching for Him, Jesus Christ. So, what are we to do, while we are waiting and watching for  Jesus (Zion?)

 The purpose of our life on earth is to grow, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences. How do we do this? The scriptures give us an answer in one simple phrase: we “wait upon the Lord” Read Isaiah 40:31.

 What does it mean to wait and watch for the Lord? In the scriptures, the word wait means to hope, to anticipate, and to trust. To hope and trust in the Lord requires faith, patience, humility, meekness, long-suffering, keeping the commandments, and enduring to the end.

To wait and watch for the Lord means planting the seed of faith and nourishing it (Read Alma 16:151-156.)  It means praying as the Savior did—to God, our Heavenly Father—saying: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done” (Matthew 6:11.) It is a prayer we offer with our whole souls in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

 Waiting and watching for the Lord means pondering in our hearts and “receiving the Holy Ghost” so that we can know “all things that we should do” . Waiting upon the Lord means to “stand fast” and “press forward” in faith, “having a perfect brightness of hope”


It means “relying alone upon the merits of Christ” and “with His grace assisting us, saying: Thy will be done, O Lord, and not ours". As we wait upon the Lord, we are “immovable in keeping the commandments,” knowing that we will “one day rest from all our afflictions”.

May we wait and watch for Him by pressing forward in faith and the spiritual disciplines that we may truly be ready when He comes.


God be with you in your continued efforts

Paul Gage

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Children's Clothing Exchange

 From: Janet Dickson

Children's Clothing Exchange


IIAW Initiative and Unity Center Progress and Events

From: Muriel Luedeman

IIAW Initiative and Unity Center Progress and Events

IIAW April Meeting Notes:

God continues to pour out His blessings upon His people! We praise Him, and Him alone! There is no God like our God! 

Mike Box, Unity Center Admin. Assistant, reported that Andy Gross and his demo crew removed 2/3rds of the window sashes on the top floor of the Unity Center, in preparation for volunteers who will arrive Saturday May 1st to do the rest of the removal. There is work for all volunteers with every level of experience. From the March 20, Men's Breakfast at Living Hope Restoration Church, one man said he could take some of the windows for a greenhouse project and volunteered to haul the rest away. This saves the center having to pay for a dumpster to remove the windows from the property. Through three generous donations, the windows are completed funded. God is so GOOD!

Mike shared the Unity Center has new, committed and equipped volunteers who have come on board to organize and distribute the supplies in the Jesus Store. Every day we see brothers an sisters come forth to cover greatly needed positions and projects.

The Jesus Jar collection for the Unity Center renovation projects came to $97 this month. A total of $974 in mostly pocket change since January 26th monthly meeting. Small things produce big results! 

Kathy and Joel Adams presented information on recent proven developments in soil technology to produce nutrient dense, strong, disease-resistant plants and food on small plots of ground, They also shared about the growing community of urban gardeners, food production cooperatives popping up across the nation and in our area, to help supply food or distribution on a local basis. Also, classes are available that teach effective gardening therapies and practices, and cooperative ventures in this region. The Adams's work with prison ministry to teach inmates hands-on food production and farming skills. The Adams shared information about  Mid American Food Hub and Training in Pilot Grove, MO, that offers dehydrated food for emergency preparations and training. If you are interested in knowing more about these groups, contact Kathy Adams at 816-255-6261,, and Mid American Food Hub and Training, 573-619-9139, 100 Harris Street, Pilot Grove, MO, 65276. Antioch Urban Growers is dedicated to providing introductory training, hands on participation and community co-ops using different methods. 816-699-4953, 2727 NE 44th St, Kansas City, MO, 64117. 

Gary Metzger presented information on a new Food Association for those who see the need to become more interdependent and self-sufficient in food production for this local region, to organize land preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, product creation and distribution. He is hosting a meeting at Living Hope Restoration Church, Thursday, April 29th at 7:00pm, 2425 S. Crysler Avenue. Gary's concern is that the city should be making greater preparation against a time of judgments that are looming on the horizon. Gary's number is 816-726-0777.

Ron Kroeger and Ryan Anderson continue to work on housing and job services for about 15 beloveds. This ministry is moving forward well.

Muriel Luedeman talked about the need to mobilize more volunteers for the Unity Center and community outreach. She reported on two ministries in Springfield and Branson, Eden Village and ELEVATE Branson, who are using the same house plans and builder to erect tiny house communities for the homeless and near homeless Beloveds. She said as we move forward in Independence, it is important for all believers to consider all of Independence as our family. To lift up Independence in prayer daily, and ask God to help all of us know what more we can do in an organized way to provide for every citizen and even those who pass through our city. We need to think about our family being more than those who sleep under our rooves and eat at our tables.  A meeting to address the skills and abilities that women have to offer to this cause and how best to use them, will be held Tuesday, May 4th at 6:30pm at 2425 S. Crysler Avenue, upper level parking. 

Pam Boehler gave an opening prayer. Josie Catlett offered the closing prayer. Thirteen members present.  

As IIAW Communications Secretary I pray this information is beneficial to all Initiative Friends and the community at large.  

Muriel Luedeman
IIAW Communications Secretary

Looking for used Utility Trailer

From: Alec Davis

Looking for used Utility Trailer

Beginning the search for a lighter utility trailer in good condition around 6’x10’ to 6’x12’. A tandem axel would also be a good option. (No car haulers, enclosed or goosenecks)

Please email at:

Alec Davis

Lawn Mowing and Weed Eating

 From: April LaJune

Lawn Mowing and Weed Eating

Do you need someone to mow your lawn and do the weed eating? 

Reasonable rates! Get 10% off from when you order a month of services!

Call today to schedule an appointment for a free quote. 

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816-379-6996 or respond to this email!