From: Andrew Strom. The "GATHERING" - Independence Weekend (July 3-4). -OUTDOORS at 'Railroad Park', BLUE SPRINGS. (-just outside Kansas City, Missouri). **Please REPLY to this email if you are thinking of attending, so we can get some idea of likely numbers.** There is NO CHARGE to attend this Gathering. -No registration fee at all. It will take place over two days and simple offerings will be taken to cover expenses, etc. We are expecting people from many surrounding states to attend. PURPOSE of the Gathering: We believe we are at a "turning point" and a 'change of season' in God's dealings with the church. Over the 2 days there will be speakers and worship, opportunities for discussion, a chance to meet and fellowship with like-minded people from your OWN CITY or Region (-this is important - to put people in contact with one another) and so-on. SPEAKERS: Bryan Hupperts, Andrew Strom and others (-still being confirmed). LOCATION: 'Railroad Park' is a beautiful family park with extensive children's playgrounds, ponds and a large gazebo stage which we have rented for the two days. It is very close to Interstate I-70, close to hotels, motels and food outlets, etc. One of the most ideal parks for this kind of event. -A lovely setting. DIRECTIONS: To get to Railroad Park, take Interstate I-70 towards Blue Springs, Missouri. Take the "7 Highway" exit (-the sign says 'Blue Springs, Lake Lotowana') and head south. Go through two traffic lights and you will come to the 'Vesper Street' intersection. Turn left onto Vesper Street and you will see the Park entrance on your right. (There is further parking in the 'Vesper Hall' parking lot down the street). You will see the Gazebo when you walk into the Park. TIMES: -Sat, July 3 - SESSIONS: (1) 10:00am to 12:00, (2) 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (3) 6:00pm to 8:30pm. -SUNDAY, July 4 - SESSIONS: (1) 10:00am to 12:00, (2) 1:00pm to 3:00pm, (3) 5:30pm to 8:00pm. NOTE: We break for lunch at 12:00 to 1:00pm each day. There are food outlets nearby. Also, there is no 3:00pm session due to the heat at that time of day. (Remember to bring your lounge chair and something to drink to each session). MOTELS: (Please phone and make reservations for your family. Let them know that you are with the 'Outdoor Christian gathering' in Blue Springs). AMERICAN INN. I-70 and Woods Chapel, Blue Springs. Ph. 816- 228-1080. Room: $34.95 per night (base rate). Ref: Barbara. MOTEL 6 - 901 NW Jefferson, Blue Springs. Ph. 816-228-9133 $49.99 per night (base rate). ECONO LODGE off I-70 and 7 Hwy exit south. 816-229-6363. Room: $55.00 + tax per night (base rate). AMERICAN INN (2) at I-70 and Noland Rd. About 4 miles west of 7 Hwy. Ph. 816-373-8300. $54.95 per night. TRAVEL LODGE at I-70 and exit 24 (Buckner Tarsney Rd) about 3 miles East of 7 Hwy. Ph. 816-224-3420. $59.95. QUALITY INN on South Outer Rd. near I-70 and 7 Hwy. 816-220-7400. $72.00 per night. (All Hotels have restaurants and fast food chains very close to them). RSVP - As I said, please REPLY to this email if you are thinking of attending, my friends. This will help us to plan things. I am very much looking forward to this Gathering. These are truly momentous days that we live in. God bless you all! Kindest regards in Christ, Andrew Strom.