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Let’s not forget one of the most important lessons learned through the year’s supply program is the lesson of obedience.

Author: H. Burke Peterson, Source: Church News, April 12, 1975Saved by cboyack in obedience foodstorage preparedness 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
He has lovingly commanded us to "prepare every needful thing" (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others.
Author: First Presidency, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=e1fa5f74db46c0...Saved by cboyack in welfare foodstorage preparedness yearsupply consecration 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our emphasis on this subject is not grounds for crisis thinking or panic. Quite the contrary, personal and family preparedness should be a way of provident living, an orderly approach to using the resources, gifts, and talents the Lord shares with us. So the first step is to teach our people to be self-reliant and independent through proper preparation for daily life.
Author: Victor L. Brown, Source: Essentials of Home Production and Storage, 1978Saved by cboyack in selfreliance foodstorage preparedness yearsupply independence 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Priesthood bearers are led by these promises to prepare themselves and their families for the Lord's appearing. There is no need to be anxious about events leading up to the Second Coming. Let us instead be filled with gratitude for our understanding of what lies ahead. Let us appreciate that we are in charge of our own world, being the Lord's agents over that which He has entrusted to us. The formula is simple: Be faithful. Unencumber your life. Lay up in store.
Author: Keith B. McMullin, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-690-20,...Saved by cboyack in preparation secondcoming foodstorage preparedness yearsupply 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I should like to address a few remarks to those who ask, “Do I share with my neighbors who have not followed the counsel? And what about the nonmembers who do not have a year’s supply? Do we have to share with them?” No, we don’t have to share—we get to share! Let us not be concerned about silly thoughts of whether we would share or not. Of course we would share! What would Jesus do? I could not possibly eat food and see my neighbors starving. And if you starve to death after sharing, “greater love hath no man than this...” (John 15:13.)
Now what about those who would plunder and break in and take that which we have stored for our families’ needs? Don’t give this one more idle thought. There is a God in heaven whom we have obeyed. Do you suppose he would abandon those who have kept his commandments? He said, “If ye are prepared, ye need not fear.”
Author: Vaughn J. Featherstone, Source: “Food Storage,” Ensign, May 1976, 116Saved by cboyack in foodstorage yearsupply 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
4 points to keep in balance – by L. Tom Perry
1 – Education
2 – Live strictly within our income & save money
3 – Avoid excessive debt; avoid it like the plague
4 – Food Storage

“The current cries we hear coming from the great and spacious building tempt us to compete for ownership of things in this world. We think we need a larger home, with a 3-car garage, a recreational vehicle parked next to it. We long for designer clothes, extra TV sets, all with VCRs, the latest model computers and the newest car. Often these items are purchased with borrowed money, without giving any thought to providing for our future needs. The result of this instant gratification is overloaded bankruptcy courts and families that are far too preoccupied with their financial burdens."
Author: Elder L. Tom Perry, Source: UnknownSaved by mlsscaress in education foodstorage debt materialism gratification balance income results 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...it will not surprise me, if times get harder and tighter, if somewhere along the line you will be required to give up what you yourselves have or part of it in your cellars. It will be fortunate if you have put away enough so that you can spare some and still be able to live.
Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: Conference Report, April 1946, p.71Saved by cboyack in foodstorage preparedness yearsupply consecration 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Man is so constituted that he must be either provident or improvident. Sometimes the Latter-day Saints have been criticized, for being provident. Man is what I would call a seasonable animal, by which I mean that his living comes from things that are produced only a part of the year. We produce in the summer, and we consume in the winter. We are like bees and the squirrels. The improvident hive perishes. The improvident squirrel dies, and the improvident man, except for the help which he gets, perishes.

Now, there is no excuse for calling a man a hoarder because he is provident enough to put away in the summer what he must needs have in the winter; and remember, that has been the thesis that we have talked about during all the time that we have had the welfare plan.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Source: "Church News," March 2, 1946Saved by cboyack in welfare foodstorage preparedness yearsupply hoard 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We are approaching troublesome times. I have been talking about them for years. They seem to be upon us. We shall have a period-how long I know not-of what we shall call prosperity; and then there will be something else. I have felt from the time this plan was put into operation that what we were really doing here was not alone caring for our people at this time, where there were so many other avenues open for them to get their help, but we were building for future times when we might need all of our experience, all of our training and skill, all of our intelligence to preserve ourselves and those who might be less fortunate among us than we ourselves may personally be.

I for one can visualize a condition, it may or may not come, when the best of us today will be not much better off than the poorest of us are now, I do not want to seem too pessimistic, but the world faces one of the greatest crisis in its history, and no mortal man, without the inspiration of the Lord, can tell where it will lead.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Source: Conference Report, October 1942, p.58Saved by cboyack in trial prosperity foodstorage crisis 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You do not need to go into debt, may I add, to obtain a year’s supply. Plan to build up your food supply just as you would a savings account. Save a little for storage each pay-check. Can or bottle fruit and vegetables from your gardens and orchards. Learn how to preserve food through drying and possibly freezing. Make your storage a part of your budget. Store seeds and have sufficient tools on hand to do the job. If you are saving and planning for a second car or a TV set or some item which merely adds to your comfort or pleasure, you may need to change your priorities. We urge you to do this prayerfully and do it now.

I speak with a feeling of great urgency I have seen what the days of tribulation can do to people. I have seen hunger stalk the streets of Europe. I have witnessed the appalling, emaciated shadows of human figures. I have seen women and children scavenge army garbage dumps for scraps of food. Those scenes and nameless faces cannot be erased from my memory.

I shall never forget the Saints of Hamburg who appeared on the verge of collapse from starvation, or their small children whom I invited to come to the stand as we emptied our pocket of edibles. Most had never seen these items before because of the wartime conditions. Nor can I forget the expectant and nursing mothers whose eyes watered with tears when we gave them each an orange. We saw the terrible physical and social side effects of hunger and malnutrition. One sister walked over a thousand miles with four small children, leaving her home in Poland. She lost all four to starvation and the freezing conditions. Yet she stood before us in her emaciated condition her clothing shredded, and her feet wrapped in burlap, and bore testimony of how blessed she was.

I cannot forget the French Saints who, unable to obtain bread, used potato peelings for the emblems of the sacrament. Nor will I ever forget the faith of the Dutch Saints who accepted our suggestion to grow potatoes to alleviate their own starving conditions, and then sent a portion of their first harvest to the German people who had been their bitter enemies. The following year they sent them the entire harvest. The annals of Church history have seldom recorded a more Christlike act of love and compassion.

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.

The Lord has warned and forewarned us against a day of great tribulation and given us counsel, through His servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have we heeded His counsel?
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: General Conference, October 1980Saved by cboyack in war priorities foodstorage preparedness debt yearsupply hunger tribulation starvation complacency calamity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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