Robert Beeman

I was born and raised in Independence , Missouri and have spent all of my life in Independence except for the three years I served in the Army. During my teenage years I worked delivering clothes for A & M cleaners which was owned by my parents. I also worked for the Independence Sanitarium and…

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Dennis Evans

I am very fortunate and count it as a great gift to have been introduced at an early age to the fullness of the gospel; the Gospel of the Kingdom. My parents lived in Kansas City, Missouri when I was born. Shortly afterward they moved our family into a new home in Independence. It was…

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Frederick N. Larsen

President Frederick Niels Larsen January 15, 1932 – April 26, 2019 On Friday, April 26, 2019, Frederick (Fred) Niels Larsen, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 87, at home with his family. Fred was born on January 15, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward J, Larsen, a…

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Ted Webb

I was born in 1954 a 4th generation Latter Day Saint. My parents and extended family raised me to have strong convictions of what was right and what was wrong. In my childhood I attended Bible school and Sunday school in Cherokee, Iowa. As a teenager, my parents moved a couple of times, eventually becoming…

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James (Jim) K. Watkins

I was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, February 14, 1943, to my parents, Elma Watkins and Paul Watkins.  I grew up in Fruita, Colorado, and graduated from Fruita High School.  After graduation I enlisted in the United States Navy in June 1961.  I was sent to Washington D.C. where I was assigned to the Naval…

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Raymond Setter

I am a fourth generation Latter Day Saint, my grandmother having been baptized by J.J. Cornish on the same day as her father. The Church has been with me from the beginning. I was one of those kids who was at camp and reunion every time the Blue Water Reunion Grounds in Lexington, Michigan were…

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Roger D. Schuelke

We attended the Oak Cliff Branch in Dallas, TX of the Reorganized Church. In 1986, our church building was sold and we were without a church. We prayed for direction, but over time we lost our hope. We could not find the Lord’s Church. When you have a void in your life, sin seems to…

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Darrin L. Moore

April 2002 was the month and year my family was guided by God and his son, Jesus Christ, to the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was a Deacon in the Community of Christ at the New Walnut Branch at the time where my wife, kids, and I attended church with…

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Friday Mbaoma

Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda Seventy Friday Mbaoma was introduced to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by a close friend and was baptized into that church in 1995. In the years that followed, he and a group of his countrymen discovered the website of the Remnant Church and began to explore and…

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Chad Buttery

My name is Chad Buttery and I am from Blackgum, Oklahoma, a small community that consists of mostly family and friends. It was there that my parents raised my three brothers and me, although we were brought up in the RLDS church, I did not have my conversion experience until I was sixteen. It was…

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Derek J. Ashwill

I was born in 1985 in Kansas City, MO to my mother and father. When I was 2 years old my parents divorced leaving my mother to raise my older sister and I as a single mother. Feeling the need for a father figure for us as well as a husband for herself, she prayed and…

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S. Roger Tracy

Murder and suicide left me an orphan at the young age of six. The years immediately following found me following a willful path of self-destruction. But, by the hand of God and her great love for me, my grandmother had me baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I…

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Steven C. Tims

I was born in 1955 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. My father, Harold (Bud) Tims, and mother, Jean LaVon (Vonnie), were both converts to the church. Through the ministry of Elder John Gorker and the love of the Bartlesville saints, my parents embraced the restored gospel and became dedicated, life-long members in Christ’s church in the early…

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Matthew W. Goodrich

I was born in Chillicothe, Missouri, on May 28, 1958, to Lee Roy and Karen Kay Goodrich. When I was one year old, my parents moved to downtown Kansas City and lived on the second floor of the Western Auto building. When I was two years old, we moved to the Los Angeles, California, area…

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Ralph W. Damon

My first formative years were spent being raised by my grandmother, a convert to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the early 1950s. Several missionary-minded elders traveled through the area in southeast Missouri where we lived and had a great influence, though short-lived, on many families there. Ours was one…

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William B. Baker

I was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. At eight years of age, I was baptized in the RLDS church. At fourteen, my family separated from the church following the troubles of 1984. Having no spiritual guidance outside of my home, I was quickly drawn to the pleasures of life. In 1993, I joined the…

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Isaiah Woods

I was born in Independence, Missouri in March of 2001. I have been raised by godly parents, who have taught me from my youth in the ways of our Lord. I am a fifth-generation member of the (restoration gospel) church, and I have been blessed to have attended Center Branch my whole life. My congregation…

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Keith Cruickshank

I was raised on a farm near Cameron, Missouri and attended the congregation there until I went to Graceland College. I Graduated from Graceland College with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. After college I worked in photography taking photos in department stores of adults and children. It was a traveling job and I…

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David Tims

I was born in April of 1993 to Steven and Tina Tims. I was blessed in my childhood because both my mother’s and father’s families belonged to the church. On my mother’s side, I can trace my church lineage back to Amboy, IL when Joseph Smith III was confirmed president of the church in 1860.…

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