- Category: Articles
PRIESTHOOD ASSEMBLY AND WOMEN’S RETREAT
The annual gathering of the priesthood and women of the Church will be held the weekend of October 7-9, 2016, at the Gathering Place located in Independence, Missouri. We encourage all priesthood members and women of the Remnant Church to make an effort to attend the weekend’s activities. Advance registration is $20 per person, payable by September 23rd, or $25 on site (fee includes food, facility usage, and materials). Please return the appropriate registration form (or a copy), found on page 33 of this issue, to Church Headquarters as soon as possible to assist in the necessary planning for space, meals, etc. Babysitting will be provided.
- Category: Testimonies
As I left Minsk, Belarus, on the morning of April 22, 2016, Brother Daniel Gorshkov, one of our newest Saints, handed me an envelope and asked me not to read what was in it until I was on the airplane heading for Lagos, Nigeria. Sometime after takeoff on that early morning, I opened the envelope and found these two brief letters written by Brother Daniel. As I read them and remembered the great love this group of family members expressed to me and to each other in becoming members of the Remnant Church. I felt it only right that Daniel’s words and thoughts be shared with the Church at large. I trust you will find the depth of the Spirit encased in his words and phrases as he wrote them as much as I did – and do. RWD
Dear Ralph: Perhaps you can not imagine how important was your visit to our land. Many Saints are in a dead end; they feel that something needs to be more, but it was not, and did not happen. And your arrival was a light at the end of the tunnel. God opened the door for you through the greater work of these last days on this land and on this earth.
Now it is like a breath of air freshened, like a compass Saint who wants to move on. And I thank God that He sent you, grateful for my people. I know no one as far as it was not important to them. God bless you and your whole family with peace, purity, and salvation.
If this is our last meeting, I will always remember you and will always remember that I do not need more of the dollar (I had given Daniel a dollar bill so that he could come to America and spend it in Zion some day), and that God loves me.
As I now live, and how vividly in my mind is this portrayed, I am writing my testimony of my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and bear witness that the Almighty is limitless, was from the beginning, and will always be, alive. I also bear witness of His Son, Jesus Christ, that He died and rose again, and was full of love and humility for every person who has ever lived, or ever will live. It is important that each soul understand that He cares for and cries for them.
I believe and know in the way of the Lord – which is the way to happiness. Straight and narrow is His path which does not undergo and tolerate deviations. God is eternal, ‘One’, and immutable. And I know that if you take unto yourselves the heart and soul of His living water, you will be filled with light and His Spirit and He will deliver on His great mercy toward that expression of human faith. Our Lord replaces a heart of stone into a heart of freshness and wrote His whole law to encourage us to come to Him.
God is great and inscrutable in all His ways, and His words are full of truth and knowledge. This is my testimony to those who seek them and to those who have found them. I pray to have the wisdom and strength to not turn off this straight and narrow path to happiness. I pray that He would abide in everyone, especially those who desire to dwell in His house.
My thanks to our Lord for this wonderful and beautiful world and that He can dwell in and among us. I’m further grateful that His love is long-suffering for all and that He is waiting for each of us to find shelter and rest in the arms of their own personal Master. I am grateful for that He is preparing the way and we can be victorious over all of the evil in this world for He can lift us above everything this world would offer.
This is my testimony to you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, with great affection and faith. Amen.
- Category: Bishop's Corner
Bishop's Corner - First Fruits
The giving of our "first fruits" is a gospel principle that has been taught from the beginning. By giving our "first fruits," we acknowledge and remember Jesus Christ. He, who is the "first fruits" unto God, is He who made intercession on our behalf. In our modern world, "first fruits" would be giving our tithes and offerings from our income first, before we consider payment of our expenses. The giving of our first fruits makes an important statement to the Lord: "Lord, we give our first and best to you, because we recognize that all good things come from you." The "first fruits" offering reminds us of God’s ownership. We see God as the source of all life and blessings. "First fruits" offerings also show God that we trust Him. Our tithe is actually God’s to begin with. In Malachi we read:
"Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse; for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith,
saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
- Malachi 3:8-10
The ability for a Church member to give of their first fruits to the Church has been better enabled with upgrades to the Church website. An Online Donations page was added to the site to facilitate regular giving. We encourage all members to prayerfully consider this option in response to the covenant we have made with our Lord and our desire to keep His commandments. You can decide to give weekly, once every two weeks, or monthly. Simply estimate what ten percent of your increase will be and go online to give of the First Fruits of your income. For now, please continue your local contributions with the use of the duplex envelope; a local giving option will hopefully be available through the website in the future.
"And the first-fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism cometh by faith, unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins; and the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart, cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God."
- Moroni 8:29
Interested members should visit our website, www.TheRemnantChurch.com, and hover over "Online Donations" on the toolbar, then select "Online Donations Reoccurring Giving" from the drop-down menu. (See the screenshot below for navigation.) This will take you to the "Scheduled Contribution" page.
Once on the "Scheduled Contribution" page, you may follow the instructions to:
Complete your personal information
Select the program to which you are contributing
Indicate the amount and frequency of contributions
Provide your credit card information and billing address
If you need assistance completing the form, please call Church Headquarters 816-461-7215 or contact your local Bishop’s Agent.
- Category: Articles
New On The Remnant Church Site
September 16, 2016
Women's Council Page, Women's Retreat and Priesthood Assembly registration forms
August 16, 2016
Women's Council page updated
July 12, 2016
Banners updated, First Michigan address updated, Women's page updated