Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Friday, July 15, 2011

Strong Temporal Homes

“Not only should we have strong spiritual homes, but we should have strong temporal homes.  We should avoid bondage by getting out of debt as soon as we can, pay as we go, and live within our means.  There is wisdom in having on hand a year’s supply of food, clothing, fuel (if possible), and in being prepared to defend our families and our possessions and to take care of ourselves.  I believe a man should prepare for the worst while working for the best.  Some people prepare and don’t work, while others work but don’t prepare.  Both are needed if we would be of maximum service to our God, our family, and our country.”  - Pres. Benson

Thursday, July 14, 2011

WHEN distress or disaster comes (not "if)

“Do all of you ...have a year’s supply of the basic commodities?  Be sure that you consider it very seriously....WHEN distress or disaster comes ...we must be ready to help each other.”  - Pres. Kimball

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FAR SHORT of being truly PREPARED

“...we still have a great concern that as a people we are far short of truly being prepared.  The heart of welfare services’ success is not church preparedness but member preparedness....I am afraid that some members are laboring under the illusion that in difficult times the Church will take care of them.  This is not so.  The Church is prepared to take care of a limited number of members for a relatively short period of time.”  

 - Bishop Victor L. Brown