Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why Store Food

President Ezra Taft Benson, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in his October 1980 General Conference address to the world-wide church declared: . . .

“More than ever before, we need to learn and apply the principles of economic self-reliance. We do not know when the crisis involving sickness or unemployment may affect our own circumstances. We do know that the Lord has decreed global calamities for the future and has warned and forewarned us to be prepared. For this reason the Brethren have repeatedly stressed a “back to basics” program for temporal and spiritual welfare. “Today, I emphasize a most basic principle: home production and storage. Have you ever paused to realize what would happen to your community or nation if transportation were paralyzed or if we had a war or depression? How would you and your neighbors obtain food? How long would the corner grocery store—or supermarket—sustain the needs of the community? . . .“

1 comments:

Butterscotch Pieces said...

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