Thursday, February 22, 2018


Becoming a good steward over your finances is an important part of being self-reliant. Balancing a budget and managing your finances is part of that, but can often seem like a daunting task. Click HERE to find 10 personal finance hacks to help you move closer to your financial goals. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Do you have a "get home" bag? Click HERE to find out what it is, why you should have one, and how to make one yourself.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


"This very hour there are many members of the Church who are suffering. They are hungry, stretched financially, and struggling with all manner of physical, emotional, and spiritual distress. They pray with all the energy of their souls for succor, for relief.

"Brethren, please do not think that this is someone else’s responsibility. It is mine, and it is yours. We are all enlisted. 'All' means all—every Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood holder, rich and poor, in every nation. In the Lord’s plan, there is something everyone can contribute.

"The lesson we learn generation after generation is that rich and poor are all under the same sacred obligation to help their neighbor. It will take all of us working together to successfully apply the principles of welfare and self-reliance.

"Too often we notice the needs around us, hoping that someone from far away will magically appear to meet those needs. Perhaps we wait for experts with specialized knowledge to solve specific problems. When we do this, we deprive our neighbor of the service we could render, and we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to serve. While there is nothing wrong with experts, let’s face it: there will never be enough of them to solve all the problems. Instead, the Lord has placed His priesthood and its organization at our doorsteps in every nation where the Church is established. And, right by its side, He has placed the Relief Society. As we priesthood holders know, no welfare effort is successful if it fails to make use of the remarkable gifts and talents of our sisters.

"The Lord’s way is not to sit at the side of the stream and wait for the water to pass before we cross. It is to come together, roll up our sleeves, go to work, and build a bridge or a boat to cross the waters of our challenges. You men of Zion, you priesthood holders, are the ones who can lead out and bring relief to the Saints by applying the inspired principles of the welfare program! It is your mission to open your eyes, use your priesthood, and go to work in the Lord’s way," Deiter F. Uchtdorf, October 2011.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


The Church has launched a new channel on YouTube titled “How To." The channel provides simple, practical help for real-life challenges and has over 600 videos sorted into nine categories, each with multiple playlists of videos on a variety of related topics in English with some Spanish and Portuguese content. The channel even has videos to help you become more self-reliant.

The Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness section of the channel includes videos on how to cook with food storage; food storage basics; how to make a 72-hour kit; how to make freezer meals; how to cook without power; menu planning; how to choose a grain grinder; how to use a slow cooker; how to use an instant pot/electric pressure cooker; and how to dehydrate. For more helpful "How To" videos, click HERE.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


They're finally here! HERE is the Instant Pot information, instructions and recipes we promised at our Instant Pot class! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


The Home Storage Center is a great place to buy longer-term food storage items at a great cost. Sale prices are only valid in person and do not apply to online orders. 

Sale prices for February:

Pancake Mix $4.75 reg. $5.25
4 lb bag, 2 year shelf life

Quick Oats $2.70 reg.$3.00
#10 can, 2.4 lb, 30 year shelf life

Spaghetti Bites $2.25 / reg. $2.50
#10 can, 2.7 lb, 30 year shelf life 

Pinto Beans $4.75 reg. $5.25
#10 can, 5.2 lb, 30 year shelf life

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Week 1: Dried legumes, beans, peas, canned beans

Week 2: Spices and herbs

Week 3: Dried milk

Week 4: Canned soups