quotes tagged with 'yearsupply'
Author: L. Tom Perry, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...
We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end. President Spencer W. Kimball admonished us:
"In reviewing the Lord’s counsel to us on the importance of preparedness, I am impressed with the plainness of the message. The Savior made it clear that we cannot place sufficient oil in our preparedness lamps by simply avoiding evil. We must also be anxiously engaged in a positive program of preparation."
He also said: "The Lord will not translate one’s good hopes and desires and intentions into works. Each of us must do that for himself." (The Miracle of Forgiveness, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969, p. 8).
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...
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, 1978
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,...
Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food and clothing and were debt free.Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/womensconference/archive/2001/monson_thom...
Many today have followed this counsel in reverse. They have at least a year's supply of debt and are food free.
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.)Author: Vaughn J. Featherstone, Source: “Food Storage,” Ensign, May 1976, 116
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.”
A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.Author: Harvey S. Firestone, Source: Unknown
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 incomes. There is wisdom in having on hand a year's supply of food, clothing, fuel (if possible), and in being preparing 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.Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 263-264
Home production and storage: The prepared family has sufficient stores to take care of basic needs for a minimum of one year. Further, they are, where possible, actively involved in the growing, canning, and sewing, and production of their year's supply. Author: Victor L. Brown, Source: LDS General Conference, October 1975
We will see the day when we live on what we produce.Author: Marion G. Romney, Source: Conference Report, April 1975