E-news: March 21, 2014
DTT Returning to WHT
Due to high costs and low response, the Discover the Truth program is moving from the Word Network back to World Harvest Television (WHT) on DirecTV (ch. 367). Our final airing on the Word Network will be Saturday, March 29, at 10:00 pm, Central, and our first airing on WHT will be Sunday, April 6, at10:00 am, Central. You can also find DTT on Angel One on Dish Network (ch. 262) on Sunday’s at 11:00 am, Central. For those on cable, we apologize that the program will no longer be available. Due to several impediments, including rejection due to content from several religious stations and prohibitive costs from secular stations, at this time DTT will only be available on DirecTV and Dish Network. For our tech savvy audience, DTT is also available over the Internet from discoverthetruth.tv, You Tube, iTunes, and Roku.
DTT Talk Live, April 4th, 7:00 pm
The next Discover the Truth Talk Live is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 7:00 pm, Central, from yrm.org/live. In this broadcast Elders Alan Mansager and Randy Folliard, hosts of Discover the Truth, along with Elder Peter Vacca will be speaking on the heavenly signs, natural disasters, and the current wars and conflicts, including the blood moons, the conflict in Syria, and the prophecies regarding the seventh kingdom, the Anti-messiah, and the 10 kings. In addition, Brother Steve Reed, a licensed, senior nuclear plant operator who recently retired from a mid-Missouri nuclear plant, will be sharing his insight and thoughts on the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. We will also have our live Q&A at the end of the webcast.
Update on Kitchen Expansion
This week Brothers Jason Pletz and Ryan Mansager continued work on the electrical and drywall. Once the additional space is renovated, they will move into the current kitchen to complete the renovation, which will include an additional doorway and counter area for better flow. This expansion will increase the total size of our kitchen to 450 square feet. As part of the expansion, we also plan to replace and add several sorely needed appliances (as funds permit), including a warming oven, an extra stove, a built-in dishwasher, and ice maker. The total cost of materials and appliances is estimated at $10,000. Labor will add many thousands more. If you would like to assist with this expense, you can donate online (please indicate purpose of donation) or by mail @ YRM, PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Progress on Campground
Work continues on our camping area, including 5 tent and 4 RV sites. This week Brothers Mel Braun and Ryan Mansager are connecting the electricity and began installing the privacy fence along the road. The camp and RV sites should be ready for the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, which are available now for reservation on a first-come first-served basis.
Join us for the Passover and Feast
We invite you to join us for this year’s Passover on the evening on April 13 and the Feast of Unleavened Bread from April 15 -21. As a reminder, those who partake of the Passover emblems must be baptized into the Name of Yahshua (Exodus 12:44; Colossians 2:11). The Passover arguably is the most solemn of Yahweh’s observances. It marks the death of the firstborn of Egypt and the death of Yahweh’s only begotten Son, Yahshua the Messiah. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is one of the three pilgrimage Feasts and offers a time of not only removing the physical leavening, but also the spiritual leavening from our homes and lives. For additional information, including a schedule and registration form, visit us online or call (573) 896-1000.
A leavening agent (sometimes just called leavening or leaven) is a substance used in dough and batters that causes them to rise. In the presence of moisture, heat, acidity, or other triggers the leavening agent reacts to produce gas (often carbon dioxide) that becomes trapped as bubbles within the dough. When a dough or batter is baked, it “sets” and the holes left by the gas bubbles remain. This is what gives breads, cakes, and other baked goods their soft, sponge-like textures.
During the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Yahweh commands that no leavening be eaten or found on our premises: “Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread,” Exodus 12:19-20. Below are leavening agents found in a variety of foods that must be used up or removed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Incidentally, it is not acceptable to remove leavening from your property if you just bring it back once the Feast is over. The lesson is to remove leavening entirely from our lives, which represents that which promotes corruption. To bring it back at the end of the Feast subverts the whole purpose of the lesson.
Commonly used leavening agents include:
· Yeasts, including:
· baker’s yeast
· active dried yeast
· baking powder
· baking soda
· cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate)
· ammonium carbonate
· ammonium bicarbonate
· Potassium carbonate
· Potassium bicarbonate
· Dipotassium carbonate
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Where are clean and unclean animals first mentioned?
The first reference to clean and unclean animals is found in the story of Noah in the book of Genesis. As we explain in the Restoration Study Bible: “The reference to ‘clean’ and ‘not clean’ is likely a reference to those animals that were sacrificially clean and unclean; this passage also offers evidence that there was a general knowledge of clean and unclean, which would later be found in the dietary restrictions of Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. By sevens, literally ‘seven sevens,’ meaning either seven pairs or three pairs plus one, the extra one used for sacrifice” (note on Genesis 7:2).