Monday, July 4, 2016
"In words of revelation the Lord has said, "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing" (D&C 109:8). Our people for three-quarters of a century have been counseled and encouraged to make such preparations as will assure survival should a calamity come. We can set aside some water, basic food, medicine, and clothing to keep us warm. We ought to have a little money laid aside in case of a rainy day." Gordon B. Hinckley
Every needful thing is quite daunting to think about. I invite you to think about it, really think about it.
http://www.byui.edu/Documents/community-connections/Handouts%202011/Building%20Your%20Ark...Lessons%20learned%20from%20Noah.pdf - a wealth of information. Scroll down for info on what to store as well, but I think that the information you find here will help you have a greater understanding.
You will find this here as well…
"We need to stay close to the Lord every day if we are to survive the adversity that we all must face. If ever you are tempted to become discouraged or to lose faith…hold on a little longer. You can do this! You are part of a special generation. You were prepared and preserved to live at this important time in the existence of our beautiful planet earth. Know and remember this: the Lord loves you. He remembers you. And He will ever sustain those who “endure in faith to the end”. “Hold on a Little Longer” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Liahona, Jan.2010
You will find this…..
5 Steps to Success
• Pray for confirmation, desire and means
• Inventory what you already have
• Make a List of what you still NEED; want
• Use It: Healthier, rotate, avoid problems
• DO IT! Your survival depends on it
Included in the Steps to Success are the Building Your Ark by Levels guide that you will find at the end of this handout. Start with Level One, checking off as you locate and organize your Ark.
I suggest you go through each lesson within this…it is the best I’ve seen.
I think we all can see fire to the West, flooding to the East. I think you will agree that we have no shortage of crisis.
If you are one who got laid off you would feel the pain of that family crisis. I am sure you see the pain on the faces of those directly affected by what is going on. Your heart goes out to them and prayers too.
So go back and think the every needful thing…how are you doing?
Do you have skills?
How to sew on a button….? If you don’t know how, are working on learning/practicing and then checking it off?
How about making laundry soap?
How to make bread?
How to knit scarves, mittens, sweaters, and socks?
How to make jam without it being freezer jam? Freezer jam is wonderful if you don’t lose power. Learn both ways so you don’t have your eggs in one basket.
There is so much we take for granted. We turn on our faucet and water comes out. Stores have so many things, why would one need to know how to do anything with prices lower? They won’t always be that way, then what would you wish you knew how to do?
Governments can’t always take care of the people.
Sewing is a huge place to start, also cooking from scratch...these help our families and our budget.
I guess if you have had a sure job go away quickly and you have been forced to learn quickly how to stretch your funds then you understand how hard things can get. If you have been blessed with no such trial yet then go on faith and prepare.
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/follow-the-basic-topdown-sock-pattern.html read through this. Does it feel like reading another language?? Did you see it was a BASIC pattern - basic.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=basic+instructions+on+how+to+knit+socks&view=detail&mid=67AA300A98B746E77DD667AA300A98B746E77DD6&FORM=VIRE - does watching this video help? What?? If you don’t understand, then learn and add knowledge and supplies to your storage.
It is okay to buy socks but if you don’t know how or have the supplies you are in a compromised position. Sure, you can live without socks but if your feet are cold you would wish for socks. So if you never plan to learn to make socks then socks should be in your storage.
When you are in line with your cart full of groceries look at what is in your cart and ask yourself, could I make that from scratch? Make a note and then see if you can make it.
Build those skills.
If you have not had to rely on your skills then go on my experiences. We have had to stretch finances, have had the experience of losing the job that was safe, the whole company went down. We also saw a trucker’s strike, saw the effects of it.
Keep working on the skills and storage.