Monday, October 31, 2016
(W. Don Ladd, October 1994 General Conference)
“We all need to build a personal ark . . . And we shouldn’t wait until it starts raining, but prepare in advance. This has been the message of all the prophets in this dispensation . . . as well as the prophets of old.
“Unfortunately we don’t always heed the clear warnings of our prophets. We coast complacently along until calamity strikes, and then we panic.
“When it starts raining, it is too late to begin building the ark. However, we do need to listen to the Lord’s spokesmen. We need to calmly continue to move ahead and prepare for what will surely come. We need not panic or fear, for if we are prepared, spiritually and temporally, we and our families will survive any flood. Our arks will float on a sea of faith if our works have been steadily and surely preparing for the future.”
(Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct 2002 and quoted again in April 2007)
"The best place to have some food set aside is within our homes..."
How are you set up? Have you been working on your storage and your skills?
The following quote is by Elder Bruce R. McConkie, an apostle in The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was given in April General
Conference 1979, 37 years ago. Because it has been that long ago, it is even more important now.
"I stand before the Church this day and raise the warning voice. It is a prophetic voice, for I shall say only what the apostles and prophets have spoken concerning our day.
.. It is a voice calling upon the Lord's people to prepare for the troubles and desolations which are about to be poured out upon the world without measure.
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.
Our spiritual preparation consists in keeping the commandments of God, and taking the Holy Spirit for our guide, so that when this life is over we shall find rest and peace in paradise and an ultimate inheritance of glory and honor in the celestial kingdom.
Our temporal preparation consists in using the good earth in the way the Lord designed and intended so as to supply all our just wants and needs. It is his purpose to provide for his Saints for all things are his, but, he says, it must needs be done in his own way. (See D&C 104:14-18. https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/104.14-18?lang=eng#13)
There is a common axiom among us which states: A religion that cannot save a man temporally does not have power to save him spiritually. If we cannot care for our temporal needs in this world, how can we ever succeed in spiritual things in the world to come?"
I remember him giving this talk the part that I want to emphasize is that 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.
I think if nothing were to happen, life throws enough at us that this would make us want to heed this warning but with what he says here should be added incentive…
http://www.foodstoragemoms.com/2016/10/feed-family-breakfast-disaster/ what would you be eating??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GVA05MxXTU - this shows how to bind a quilt an easy way.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=For+My+Family+Homesteading&&view=detail&mid=67115CAA1BF0F482D31B67115CAA1BF0F482D31B&FORM=VRDGAR - I thought you could benefit by her binder idea.
http://www.foodstoragemoms.com/2016/10/need-keep-stored-water-safe/ - good info
http://www.1dogwoof.com/crochet-rug-from-t-shirts/ - this can be a frugal thing to do with your crocheting skills
http://www.favecrafts.com/Knit-Gloves-and-Mittens-Patterns/Mittens-for-the-Whole-Family-from-Red-Heart-Yarn - this is a great way to build a useful skill.
http://www.favecrafts.com/Knit-Gloves-and-Mittens-Patterns/Mittens-for-the-Whole-Family-from-Red-Heart-Yarn - mittens
http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/WR1633.pdf - here is a scarf and hat.
http://www.freshstitches.com/free-knitting-pattern-easy-peasy-socks-beginner/ - make socks
So these patterns are free and basic and could be done before winter. Knitting is one of your skills to build. Take time to learn your skills and practice them too.
Look for sales to stock your food storage.
Do the best you can.