Sunday, March 13, 2011

Each Family Must Do Their Part

Last Sunday I shared a thought from Elder James E. Faust. Today I have chosen another one of his thoughts. It is important for us to understand that Church and Government Organizations can only do so much. As we have watched the news come in about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I couldn't help but wonder how many of those families had an emergency plan and enough food stored to survive until help could come. If you were in Japan at this time, would you have been ready? Just something to think about -

The Church cannot be expected to provide for every one of its millions of members in case of public or personal disaster. It is therefore necessary that each home and family do what they can to assume the responsibility for their own hour of need. If we do not have the resources to acquire a year’s supply, then we can strive to begin with having one month’s supply. I believe if we are provident and wise in the management of our personal and family affairs and are faithful, God will sustain us through our trials. He has revealed: “For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves.” (D&C 104:17.)

James E. Faust, “The Responsibility for Welfare Rests with Me and My Family,” Ensign, May 1986, 20

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