I stand before the Church this day and raise the warning voice. It is a prophetic voice, for I shall say only what the apostles and prophets have spoken concerning our day … It is a voice calling upon the Lord’s people to prepare for the troubles and desolations which are about to be poured upon the world without measure. For the moment, we live in a day of peace and prosperity, but it shall not ever be thus. Great trials lie ahead. All the sorrows and perils of the past are but a foretaste of what is yet to be. And we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually. Bruce R. Mcconkie
Family Gear Box:
Add in multi-tools, a basic tool kit, a hammer and various size nails, a saw for cutting wood and one for metal. Any other tools you have or think you might need, add them in.
Family and Financial Preparation:
I have been talking about tucking away $2 per person each week. I hope you have been doing this. If not start now. Or at least start with this idea. You should have enough cash on hand to solve emergency situations. Start with $20 in $1 dollar bills or coins. Gradually add to it as your budget allows in small bills. This could save your life! Dedicate the funds for emergencies only. Se a goal to have $500 minimum of cash available, hidden in your home. This is over and above the 3 months of emergency reserves you should have on hand for bills, mortgages, etc.
The Ant and The Grasshopper
Once their lived an ant and a grasshopper in a grassy meadow. All day long the ant would work hard, collecting grains of wheat from the farmer’s field far away. She would hurry to the field every morning, as soon as it was light enough to see by, and toil back with a heavy grain of wheat balanced on her head. she would put the grain of wheat carefully away in her larder, and then hurry back to the field for another one. All day long she would work, without stop or rest, scurrying back and forth from the field, collecting the grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder.
The grasshopper would look at her and laugh. “Why do you work so hard, dear ant?” he would say. “Come, rest awhile, listen to my song. Summer is here, the days are long and bright. Why waste the sunshine in labor and toil?”
The ant would ignore him, and head bent, would just hurry to the field a little faster. This would make the grasshopper laugh even louder. “What a sill little ant you are!” he would call after her. “Come, come and dance with me! Forget about work! Enjoy the summer! Live a little!” And the grasshopper would hop away across the meadow, singing and dancing merrily.
Summer faded into autumn, and autumn turned into winter. The sun was hardly seen, and the days were short and grey, the nights long and dark. It became freezing cold, and snow began to fall.
The grasshopper didn’t feel like singing any more. He was cold and hungry. He had nowhere to shelter from the snow, and nothing to eat. The meadow and the farmer’s field were covered in snow, and there was no food to be had. “Oh what shall I do? Where shall I go?” wailed the grasshopper. Suddenly he remembered the ant. “Ah – I shall go to the ant and ask her for food and shelter!” declared the grasshopper, perking up. So off he went to the ant’s house and knocked at her door. “Hello ant!” he cried cheerfully. “Here I am to sing for you, as I warm myself by your fire, while you get me some food from that larder of yours!”
The ant looked at the grasshopper and said, “All summer long I worked hard while you made fun of me, and sang and danced. You should have thought of winter then! Find somewhere else to sing, grasshopper! There is no warmth or food for you here!” And the ant shut the door in the grasshopper’s face.
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8
It is wise to worry about tomorrow today.
Happy and Healthy Prepping