Members of the Church have been counseled for many years to prepare for adversity. Preparation, both spiritual and temporal, can dispel fear. L. Tom Perry taught, “The need for preparation is abundantly clear. The great blessing of being prepared gives us freedom from fear” (“If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear,” Oct. 1995 general conference).
With the guidance of Church leaders, individuals and families should prepare to be self-reliant in times of personal and widespread tragedy. To read about what the Church recommends, click here.