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Monday, March 1, 2010

Motivational Monday -Don't Be a "Gilligan!"

Be PREPARED so you won't have to be rescued!

"We encourage church members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. We ask you to be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes. It is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning you can, overtime, establish a home storage supply and financial reserve."
(-The First Presidency (All Is Safely Gathered in: Family Home Storage 2007)

In most natural disasters we are told that it could take as long as 1 week for help to arrive. Your emergency supplies can save your life, along with your family's. These emergency supplies should include, food, water, clothing, bedding, first aid supplies, personal hygiene products, cash, important documents etc.
We have been counseled for years as to the reasons why it would be prudent to store food. We have been taught by Prophets and Apostles about the troubled times that lie ahead.

My grandmother was a great example to me. She had her own storage room that looked like a small corner grocery store. I can clearly remember what it looked like, and how I felt when I entered that room. She was being obedient to the Prophet and the Lord. I always wanted a food storage room just like she had, and I am still working on it to this day. I will forever be grateful to her for her example. After all, we never know when we may need our storage to survive a natural disaster, a loss of employment, or even the loss of a loved one.
(by Karen Harris and Jennifer Jarvis BYU Education - not my grandmother sorry) The link for this article is the first line of the blog. Sorry to mis-lead you all ;-)

If we are prepared, we will never need to be rescued!

After all, it was smooth sailing for Gilligan, until the weather started getting rough....

6 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

I love the idea of food storage and preparedness. I really wish I would have put this on my 35 things list.

BTW...you should see the Valentine's Day movie. It is so good...a feel good light hearted movie. It'll never win an award...unless there is one for the most A-list actors in a movie..lol. The actors poke fun at themselves at the end...Julia Roberts cracked me up! It is fun to see how each characters storyline correlates to the other storylines...there is a surprise...or three.

Let me know if you go see it!

Valerie said...

That's so great that your grandmother was such a great example. My parents are the first generation of members in their families and no one in our extended family has ever joined the church so I never had those kind of experiences. Of course, my grandparents were wonderful in their own ways, but to see them follow the prophet would be so awesome.

I haven't commented on the last couple of posts since I've been busy, but wanted to say congrats on the new baby in the family. He's so cute, along with the rest of the family. And I think it's wonderful that Brady is working toward a scholarship. It sounds like he sure deserves one!

Ann Marie said...

....the tiny ship was tossed..:)
I loved Gilligans Island..

Your food stoarge room is awesome!
What are you talking about?
Mine is good.. but after being unemployed.. I learned what went faster.. and I need to stock up on more of.. ( I'm going to do a post one of these days.. ) ~ Anyways..cute post... Chad and I need more $ in savings! ~~ So we are prepared the next time the "weathers rough."

Zoey said...

What an awesome way of looking at getting ready for an emergency. Did I tell you that we have already used our emergency fund for Kate's surgery? I am truly gaining a testimony of being prepared.

Cherie said...

We definately need to be prepared!
I almost think it is a lifelong learning process - what to store? How to rotate? But it is a good thing to continue learning because you just never know!
That is so neat you had such a great example in your grandmother :D

Connie said...

OK, so I just left a nice, long, brilliant, comment and before I could type in the word verification, this page just disappeared and then I was on a G-mail page! So since I've typed it once before I'm not in the mood to type it again so I'll just say...love your post. We never know when our tiny ship will be tossed. We just need to be ready.

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