Monday, August 20, 2012

McKay Brothers Visit St. John, KS Bickertonite Branch

Br's Jim and Patrick McKay recently traveled to St John, Kansas to visit with an Elder and Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite). This is a community which was first named Zion Valley by William Bickerton when he led a colony of saints from Pennsylvania to establish a stake of Zion on the boarders of the Lamanites in 1868. The community was later incorporated and became known as St John, Kansas.

These two elders graciously received us into their home putting us up for the night and feeding us. We spent hours discussing the latter day work and learning more about their side of the Restoration. We of course were able to bear our testimony of the movement of the Spirit which has both birthed as well as sustained the Reorganization. We found the Holy Spirit in our midst attempting to find common ground to heal the breach in the Restoration and begin reuniting and sewing us back together bringing to pass God's strange act as predicted in the 28th chapter of Isaiah.

We intend to remain in touch with these Brethren creating a common fellowship to help strengthen their small branch as well as building a bridge with this portion of the Restoration. We left several articles with them to read, pray and ponder over to give them a greater understanding of our portion of the Restoration.

Seventies Jim and Patrick McKay

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