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....