e-News 11/13/2020

Presentation Computer Upgrade
For many years, we have been getting by with a home-grade computer to process our slides and other presentations for the overhead screen on Sabbaths. Thanks to a donation from a brother, who covered half of the purchase of a professional system, we will have the proper equipment to render the right results. The balance of the purchase is about $1500. If you would like to help with the cost, we would be very grateful. Donate Here>>

Clarification of a Previous e-News Report
Regarding our previous e-News on COVID and the Feast of Tabernacles, we want to clarify that there were several cases of COVID and other sicknesses reported from the Feast (most reports came after the Feast). To our knowledge, everyone has recovered. Praise Yahweh for a great Feast of Tabernacles and for restoring the brethren back to health.

2021 Feast Dates are Up!
The projected dates for the 2021 Feast days are available from yrm.org! Click here>>

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
How much of the New Testament originates in the Old Testament?
A. 25 percent
B. 60 percent
C. 80 percent
D. 100 percent
There are 1,600 quotations, references, and allusions linking the New Testament with the Old. The importance of the Old Testament in the teachings of the New is clearly undeniable. Answer: C

e-News 11/7/2020

Baptisms Abounding

We had six immersions in the past month, including Feast baptisms. Two more immersions are scheduled for tomorrow’s Sabbath service and another on the 21st! We will not slow our efforts to reach out to the world in the time Almighty Yahweh gives us. Praise Him for His blessings as we teach His truths.

 

Commercial Kitchen Mostly Completed

We were successful in having most of the commercial kitchen usable by Tabernacles. Thanks to the hard work of Ryan Mansager, Chris Fouts, and James Duenow, the kitchen is now mostly finished. We are turning our attention now to discussions about future facility expansion to accommodate the growing numbers who are coming to Holts Summit to observe Yahweh’s Feasts. An essential part of that preparation is to increase our building fund. We will have more in future newsletters.

 

Bible Orders Continue Apace

Each day brings orders for the RSB 4th edition. Recently we filled bulk orders for 50 and more Bibles. A great way you can evangelize is to order extra copies to share with family and friends.  The Outreach (paperback) edition is affordable for anyone, and contains all the material found in the two other versions.

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

Who specifically was known by Yahweh before they were born? (Select 2 answers)

  1. Jeremiah, Paul, David
  2. Isaiah, John the Baptist, Levi
  3. A only
  4. B only
  5. None of these

 

Many in our culture treat abortion with little regard, arguing that the “fetus” is not a person until born. All life is sacred, including the life of the unborn child. The Scriptures show that Yahweh considers the unborn belonging to Him, and He even knows them in the womb. No one has the right to take life through abortion. The corresponding Scriptures for the two correct answers are:

  1. Jeremiah 1:5, Galatians 1:15-16, Psalm 139:13
  2. Isaiah 49:1, Luke 1:15, Levi, Hebrews 7:10

 

Please pray for us and our nation in these difficult times!

e-News 10/30/2020

We Are Back in Full Operation

After the week-long office shutdown for the Feast of Tabernacles followed by another Covid-cautious interruption, YRM is now back up to full throttle. We are holding in-person Sabbath services once more and all office operations are up and running. Thankfully, the Feast was free of any known illness and all who had contracted the virus afterward have reported have recovering or are in the final stages of recovery. Nearly all the positive cases reported mild symptoms similar to a weak flu or cold. Even those tagged “high risk” had few problems. Yahweh is good and watches over His people when we put Him first.

More Growth

Happy hearts and pristine weather characterized the Feast of Tabernacles 2020. We were at near capacity for lodging and dining, prompting a consideration of future ways to prepare for more expansion. Four individuals were immersed at the Feast, another two weeks later, and a likely sixth candidate this Sabbath. Praise Yahweh!

Holy Days in 2021
We have projected the Feast days for next year. You can find them at: https://yrm.org/2021-feast-dates/

Be aware that these days must be confirmed by the barley and new moon sightings.

 

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE

How did the use of holy water become a practice of the Roman church?

A. It derived from the account of the Ethiopian’s baptism by Philip
B. It derived from the heathen ritual of personal cleansing before entering pagan temples
C. Yahshua sanctified the waters of Siloam before healing there

D. It was part of infant baptism rites first used at Alexandria, Egypt

Answer B.
“The use of holy water was introduced into the church by Alexander, a bishop of the church. He taught that the water for baptism must first be blessed and thus consecrated for religious purposes. This grew out of the practice of the heathen’s custom of dipping their hands in water and sprinkling it upon themselves as they entered the pagan temples. As paganistic ideas were introduced to the church, it became a custom to provide holy water for the use of the worshipers. Later holy water became connected with superstition. Marsilius Columna, the Archbishop of Salerno, attributed to holy water “the power to frighten away devils, to remit venial sins, to cure distraction, to elevate the mind and to dispose it to devotion.” This innovation was followed by others that were just as unscriptural.” – History of the Church by Robert H. Brumback

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Contest starts Friday October 30th and runs until Friday Nov 6th! So get your entries in! A winner will be randomly selected from all entrants.

E-news 10/1/2020

Last Minute FOT Information
Many are packing up and heading for YRM for an inspiring and exciting Feast of Tabernacles. Several are already here, helping out with the huge effort to get the facilities ready for eight days of joyful observance of this last appointed time of the year. Having only virtual observances of the previous feasts of 2020, we are anticipating a great time. All rooms in the activity center have been reserved, the camping area is nearly full, and tenting areas are being maximized. There are still motels in nearby Jefferson City and Fulton, and we encourage all who have not committed to come and honor Yahweh at His Feast.

We have a website showing the times we will be livestreaming daily. Click Here>>

You can also find the printable Feast calendar there listing all the planned activities for the week. Click Here>>

 

 

 

May Yahweh bless you and we hope to see you at the Feast!

Feast of Tabernacles 2020 Event Calendar

So, what’s happening this Feast of Tabernacles? Check out the list below! We will be livestreaming every day so please check the times and dates so you don’t miss anything.

The list of LIVE events will be as follows:

Day 1: Services @ 10:30 am

Day 2: Services @ 10:30 am

Day 3: Services @ 10:30 am

Day 4: Services @ 10:30 am / Outdoor Worship at 6:30 pm

Day 5: Teen led services @ 10:30 am

Day 6: Services @ 10:30 am

Day 7: Services @ 10:30 am / Night of special Music 6:30 pm

Last Great Day: Services @ 10:30 / Final Service @ 3:00 pm

All Live events can be watched at yrm.org/live!

e-News 9/19/2020

Trumpets New Moon Tonight
If confirmed, tonight’s new moon will mark the start of the seventh scriptural month and its feasts. We will have a live, outdoor new moon (Feast of Trumpets) service at 8 p.m. Central time and encourage all to watch for the crescent and report it on the new moon site if seen (https://yrm.org/new-moon-network/). The skies in the Midwest have been hazy for weeks because of the massive fires in California and other western states. This may make the crescent sighting more difficult even with otherwise clear skies. Technically, the crescent should be the easiest of the year to spot. It will be out for 70 minutes, 12 degrees high, 17 degrees south of the setting sun and 3.8% illuminated.

The Feasts Begin Under the Stars
Besides tonight’s outdoor new moon service, a double Sabbath/Trumpets service will be held outside tomorrow and we invite all to attend in person or to watch online. A high day offering will be taken as usual. We have also been working hard preparing the facilities for the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles, with 25 local volunteers attending a special work day Sunday to help get the grounds in top shape. Watch online HERE>>

Kitchen Addition in the Works
Construction continues on expanding the kitchen facilities. Two gas stoves, a double oven and fryer will be added, along with a recently installed, large exhaust hood. A door to the outside allows easy access to this part of the kitchen. The additional space should be partly functional by Tabernacles. We thank all who contributed to this much-needed expansion.

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Jeremiah is considered one of the greatest prophets of the Bible. Which of the following about him is true?
A. He was ordained a prophet to the nations before he was born.
B. When formally called by Yahweh he declined, saying he was still a child (young man).
C. His prophecies can be challenging because they often lack chronological sequence.
D. The Book of Lamentations is attributed to Jeremiah.
E. None of these
F. All of these.
Jeremiah was shy and disposed to melancholy. That is one reason to believe that he wrote the Book of Lamentations (Lamentings) that directly follows Jeremiah. His character parallels Moses’ in his reluctance to take a leading role for Yahweh. As Moses taught the Hebrews in their first 40 years of national history, Jeremiah admonished them in the last 40 years. Answer: F

e-News 8/28/2020

Filling Up for Tabernacles
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for the Feast of Tabernacles at YRM. All lodging at our Recreation Center has been reserved for weeks. RV parking is nearing capacity, and we have received reservations for 17 tent sites to date. Although the Holts Summit motel is closed, abundant lodging is only seven miles away in Jefferson City.

Online Bible Orders Surging
Since July 1 we have processed 651 online orders for the Restoration Study Bible fourth edition. These orders alone have recouped a third of the cost of publishing the 10,000 Restoration Study Bibles. Proceeds go into the Bible account for future editions. Praise Yahweh that YRM is able to spiritually feed so many hungering for the truth of the Word hidden for millennia. Check it out here>>

TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Psalm 121:5-6 is one of protection: “Yahweh is thy keeper: Yahweh is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.” This passage shows the involvement of heavenly bodies, like star constellations, in affecting the lives of humans daily.
A. True
B. False
Yahweh uses the sun and moon to illustrate His day and night protection of all that distresses us. Some say the moon merely represents nighttime protection. Others point out that not only was sunstroke a real danger in the Middle East, but there was also the ancient notion that over-exposure to the moon’s rays led to lunacy, which is cognate to the word “lunar.” Answer B

“Faith is like swimming the backstroke, reaching above and behind us into an unknown we cannot see.” – Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

e-News 8/14/20

New Roofs at YRM
Because of damaging hail at the end of March, we are currently replacing the roofs on all YRM buildings, including the guest house. We praise Yahweh that the damage was limited to hail and not from tornadoes or high winds. A land hurricane of 100-mph wind destroyed the corn crop in dozens of counties north of us in Iowa this past week. We pray for those farmers. We are seeing unusual weather in addition to social unrest across the nation—in fulfillment of prophecies of Matthew 24 and Revelation 6.
Our Backhoe Fully Operational
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Bro. Chris Fouts, YRM’s backhoe is again up and running. We were in the process of fixing a ditch on one of our roads after 6 inches of rain created a deep gully when the machine died. Chris was able to locate a short in the wiring and repair it.
We thank all who helped fund the repairs of this essential machine.
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
Why isn’t the Jewish calendar the same as the biblical calendar?
A.     Jewish calendar months begin with the dark conjunction, not the new moon
B.     The Jewish calendar begins in the autumn in the month Tishri, not in spring with Abib
C.     The Jewish calendar adds a 13th month every 2-3 years to coincide with the seasons
D.     The Jewish calendar has postponement rules unknown in Scripture
E.      All of these
Yahweh’s calendar is observational to establish the year and months. Feast days are determined by counting days within those months. His design is to get us actively involved in His worship. Calculation produces passivity.
Answer: E
(See charts at Leviticus 23 and Deuteronomy 16 in Restoration Study Bible 4th ed.)

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