Friday, March 13, 2015

Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage and Monthly Assignments (Week of March 15th)

Hi Carson Ward Family, Torrance Stake Family, Family and Friends,

It makes my heart sing and jump for joy . . .

Last Sunday while attending another Ward (church) a sister came up to me and said I bought some canned chicken for our food storage this week. I know we are suppose to be working on beans and lentils this month, I will do that too.

Whenever a person comes up to me and says they looked at the blog and are adding items to their food storage and emergency supplies it makes my heart sing and jump for joy. Thank you for taking the time and interest in checking out this emergency preparedness blog and utilizing the information here to help you become better prepared.

Spiritual and Temporal Preparation . . .

Improve the Shining Moments

"Improve the shining moments; Don't let them pass you by.
Work while the sun is radiant; Work for the night draws nigh.
We cannot bid the sunbeams To lengthen out their stay,
Nor can we ask the shadow To ever Stay away.

Time flies on wings of lightning; We cannot call it back.
It comes, then passes forward Along its onward track,
And if we are not mindful, The chance will fade a way,
For life is quick in passing. 'Tis as a single day.

As winter time doth follow The pleasant summer days,
So may our joys all vanish And pass far from our gaze.
Then should we not endeavor Each day some point to gain,
That we may here be useful And every wrong disdain?

Improve the shining moments. In this you are secure,
For promptness bringeth safety And blessings rich and pure.
Let prudence guide your actions; Be honest in your heart;
And God will love an bless you. And help to you to impart."

(Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, hymn #226)

As I sang this hymn in church and read the words I began to realize it is up to us to "improve the shining moments" in our life. It is up to us to follow the guidance of our Heavenly Father. It is up to us to not let time pass us by. It is up to us to prepared both temporally and spiritually. It is up to us try each day to improve our life and protect the lives of our loved ones. And if we let Heavenly Father guide us and follow his counsel we will be blessed.

"Let the Holy Spirit guard; Let his whisper govern choice.
He will lead us safely home If we listen to his voice."
("Let the Holy Spirit Guide", hymn #143, The Hymns of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)

March Monthly Assignments

Food Storage . . . Beans and Lentils

This month we are adding beans and lentils to our food storage. One of the most economical items to add to our food storage. Go back to March 1, 2015 to see the posting to see what to do. . 

Emergency Preparedness . . .  
    Making a Family Evacuation Plan,
       Family Drills and Knowing
         Your Resources 

Go back to March 1, 2015 to see the importance of and how to plan a family evacuation plan and family drills. They will save the lives of your family and bring peace. 

Emergency Preparedness Ideas

Make a list of your resources if a disaster occurs . . .

After a disaster or emergency situation we are not always thinking clearly. It is a good idea to make a list of all your local community and government, state government and federal government resources and what they can do for you. Example: How to file a claim with your insurance company (keep a copy of your policy numbers in your emergency preparedness notebook), websites, phone numbers and addresses for your local community and government agencies, your state government agencies and federal agencies (FEMA, etc.) that will help during a disaster or emergency situation. Having them readily available will make life easier and a little more peaceful. We need to be prepared in all areas if a disaster happens.Keep this list in your Emergence Preparedness Notebook. Do not have an Emergency Preparedness Notebook? Then start one and keep it accessible. Make sure the whole family knows where it is kept. Next week I will discuss other things that should go into your Emergency Preparedness Notebook.

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