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, November 16, 2012

Prepare for the Days of Tribulation



One of the BEST and MOST POWERFUL messages from President Ezra Taft Benson.  Regarding Prophesied Global calamities and the importance of Self-reliance, thrift, industry, labor, and the Providence of God.  PLEASE watch and share!  Your life may depend upon these truths.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Helpful Skills and Resources for Emergencies

Here are some helpful Skills and Resources that could be useful during an emergency or disaster:

Skills: carpentry, cooking, counseling, problem-solving, electrical, financial, first-aid, furnace repair, shutting off gas/water/electrical, music, leadership, camping, comforting children, planning, organizing, plumbing, storytelling-entertaining, knot-tying, HAM-radio operator, gardening, sprouting,

Resources:  food, water, 72-hr. kits, blankets, buckets, clothing, tools, cooking equipment, generators, first-aid supplies, fire-extinguishers, extra food for others', fuel, heavy equipment, ladder, tarps, duct tape, ropes, HAM/short-wave radio, sleeping bags (and extras), tents, trailer, truck, van, matches, portable toilets, water purifier, water pump, wheelbarrow, wagon, chains, educational materials, toys for children, herbs, essential oils,

Friday, November 9, 2012

Look to the Condition of your FINANCES

FINANCES

We encourage you wherever you may live in the world to prepare for adversity by looking to the condition of your finances. We urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt. . . . If you have paid your debts and have a financial reserve, even though it be small, you and your family will feel more secure and enjoy greater peace in your hearts."
—The First Presidency, All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances, Feb. 2007, 1


Pay Tithes and Offerings

Avoid Debt

Use a Budget

Build a Reserve

Teach Family Members

“First, and above and beyond everything else, let us live righteously. …
“Let us avoid debt as we would avoid a plague; where we are now in debt, let us get out of debt; if not today, then tomorrow.  “Let us straitly and strictly live within our incomes, and save a little.  Pres. Benson

"You of small means put your money in foodstuffs and wearing apparel, not in stocks and bonds; you of large means will think you know how to care for yourselves, but I may venture to suggest that you do not speculate. Let every head of every household aim to own his own home, free from mortgage. Let every man who has a garden spot, garden it; every man who owns a farm, farm it.” (President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., in Conference Report, Apr. 1937, p. 26.)  Read it also here;  Pres. Benson

Financial Preparedness

Becoming Provident Providers, Elder Hales, 2009

One for the Money,  Elder Marvin J. Ashton, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2012

Help in Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy

We've posted a new widget to the right - to accept donations to help in the relief effort for Hurricane Sandy.  Thank you for anything to you can do to help and/or to share this message.

Our thoughts and prayers are going out continually to those who are suffering the aftermath of this situation.  We hope they will feel of our love and care for them as well as the offerings that we may make monetarily - which are part of that support.

Thank you, in advance, for anything you can do to help.

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