Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Provident Living: August

 This quote was given in 1979. Very close to the time I was born. In 2011, the prophesies from the scriptures about the last days (like Paul describes to Timothy) are in the news, media, and in all lands. As I read the article that the quote is from the message struck me to the important of having temporal welfare taken care of so that spiritually needs may be met and thrive. If the basic needs of life are not met, other desires and/or wants cannot be met.
For the moment we live in a day of peace and prosperity but it shall not ever be thus. Great trials lie ahead. All of the sorrows and perils of the past are but a foretaste of what is yet to be. And we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually.     - Bruce R. McConkie April 1979
 Provident Living Goal: Learn to preserve food in a way you haven't tired before. (The link has a list of all different kinds of ideas.)
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Storage Goal (3 month supply):
  • 25 quarts fruit and or vegetables per person
  • 6 pints of jam or jelly per person (not everyone is a jam or jelly type replace with dried fruit, nuts, or snacks)
  • Feminine hygiene needs (tampons, pads, wipes, yeast infection treatment, or any other items used during the month)
  • School Supplies
  • Pet Supplies
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72 Hour Kit:
  • 1 can tuna per person
  • 1 can pork and beans per person
  • 1/2 pound dried milk per person
  • 2 packets hot cocoa mix per person
  • 2 instant soup packets per person (ROTATE)
  • Disposable plate, cups, bowls, silverware
  • Pet supplies - dish, leash, extra water
Spiritual Goal: Have Family Home Evening with your family. Make sure at least one Monday is set aside for doing something fun for the whole family. One Monday can be for service.


Sue said...

This post makes me feel guilty. I need to do something about it.


The Whetten Family said...

I agree with Sue.. You are so inspiring Wendy. I luv your blog