Dear Sisters

Dear Sisters
Highland 12th Ward Sisters

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Eating an Elephant...Provident Living!

One Bite at a Time!
I have been called to be a ward representative to the Stake Provident Living Committee.  I have never lost my interest in Provident Living over the past few years, but I have been able to use this blog to share new ideas on that topic.  I am excited to be able to share even more with you in the months to come.  Since we are a diverse group of Latter-day Saints we will of course be at different stages in our preparedness plans.  Some of you are just getting started.  It can be discouraging to compare your pantries to the Ready-for-Battle storehouses of us old "War Horses," but never fear!  Every seemingly impossible task or never-ending journey can be accomplished one step at a time.  I like to think of the task ahead as "Eating an Elephant."  And how does one do that?  One bite at a time!  So when you see a blog post with the heading "Eating an Elephant," you will know that I will be sharing with you goals and tips for that month.
New Year...New Preparedness Goals!

January Goals
"Let every head of household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing and, where possible, fuel also for at least a year." --J. Reuben Clark, 1937

Spiritual Goal:
Hold Family Home Evening (FHE) every Monday for one month

Provident Living Goal:
Review you retirement goals.  Are you putting enough aside to be able to support yourselves and do the things you want to do when you retire? 

Also:  Change the batteries on your smoke alarms.

Storage Goal:
  • 24 cans of meat or fish per person
  • 1 gallon of bleach per person
  • can opener
  • laundry detergent
72 Hour Kit:
  • Gather a change of clothing including underwear and shoes for each family member--include warm coats and boots, or have them immediately available.
  • Axe, shovel, bucket and utility knife.
  • $20 in cash.
  • $5 in change for pay phone (lol...if one can still be found)
That is that for now.  Some of you may think this is a bigger bite of elephant than you can swallow...not to worry...getting started is the hardest part.  I always feel encouraged at the first of the year.  I want to be more organized and it feels good to accomplish a goal.

Knives and Forks Ready, Sisters!

That Elephant Looks Delicious!