Dear Sisters

Dear Sisters
Highland 12th Ward Sisters

Monday, August 17, 2015

Eating an Elephant...Goals for August and September!

Back-to-School Bites...Monthly Goals!

I apologize for being so late publishing the monthly Provident Living goals for August.  I've had some painful dental issues and visiting grandchildren the past few weeks.  So I have decided to give you the goals for both August and September.  This is such a busy time of year, getting the children off to school and taking care of our gardens...getting the fruits of our labor canned and stored for the winter.  I love this time of year!

August Goals!


"For the moment we live in a day of peace and prosperity, but it shall not ever be thus.  Great trials lie ahead...and we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually..."
--Bruce R. McConkie

Spiritual Goal:  
Have Family Home Evenings with family every Monday.  Make sure at least one Monday each month is set aside for doing something really fun for the whole family.

Provident Living Goal:  
Learn to preserve food in a way you haven't tried before.

Storage Goal:
  • 100 quarts fruit and vegetables per person.
  • 24 pints of jam or jelly per person.
  • Feminine needs.
  • School supplies.
  • Pet supplies.

72 Hour Kit:
  • I can tuna per person.
  • 1 can pork and beans per person.
  • 1/2 pound dried milk per person.
  • 2 packets hot chocolate per person (or 1 large can per family).
  • 2 instant soup packets per person (rotated every year).
  • Disposable plates, cups, bowls, and flatware.
  • Pet supplies...include dishes, leash, and extra water.

September Goals!

There is nothing so satisfying as a filled pantry.

"There is no person who knows the real purpose for which this welfare program is being instituted, but hardly before sufficient preparation has been made the real purpose will be revealed, and when that time comes, it will challenge every resource of the church to meet it."
--Harold B. Lee

Spiritual Goal:
Have family scripture study together every day.

Provident Living Goal:
Review your will if you have one.  make any needed changes.  If you do not have a will, make arrangements to get one.  EVERY adult should have a will.  Plan and carry out a FHE on the importance of preparedness.

Storage Goal:
  • 10- #10 cans (35 lbs. total) powdered milk per person.
  • 25 pounds canned or dried potatoes per person.
  • 50 quarts fruit or tomato juice per person.

72 Hour Kit:
  • I pound dried fruit or trail mix per person...or fruit leather.
  • 1 package (4 per box) saltine crackers per person.
  • 1 (4 per box) package graham cracker per person.
  • 2 liters tomato or orange juice per person.
  • Rotate these items every 6 months.
We are thankful for the harvest!

Remember to visit the Stake Preparedness Blog...Y Prepare?

Have a lovely fall, Sisters!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Shirley, we share this goal: Learning to preserve food in a way you haven't tried before. I purchased a pressure canner and was so excited because I was told that I could use it on my glass top range. Sunday we made Swiss steak in it to give it a try and it did something to the top of my stove surface. Now I don't want to use it in there anymore.


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