"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue that day they harbored such a delusion". --- Pres. Ezra Taft Benson, Prepare for the Days of Tribulation

THIS SITE NO LONGER ACTIVE

This site is no longer active. I moved from the area. You can find me on other sites if needed. Thanks and KEEP PREPARING! :) My other sites are:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When the Prophet Speaks - the debate is over

Recently, at the Churchwide fireside meeting held for the women of the Church, Young Women President Elaine Cannon made the following statement:

“When the Prophet speaks, … the debate is over” (Ensign, Nov. 1978, p. 108).

I was impressed by that simple statement, which carries such deep spiritual meaning for all of us. Wherever I go, my message to the people is: Follow the prophet. Why else has the Lord placed prophets on the earth throughout the dispensations of time? In his infinite wisdom, and as part of the plan of life and salvation for his children, God has given us the blueprint to follow, the leadership to direct us and keep us on course, and the Church organization to help us lay the foundation and develop the skills, or make the preparation necessary, to lead us back to our eternal home.  Read more HERE:

Children's ACTIVITIES for General Conference

http://lds.org/friend/2011/03/heavenly-father-speaks-to-us-through-his-prophets?lang=eng

http://lds.org/friend/2011/03/picturing-the-prophet?lang=eng

http://lds.org/friend/2011/03?lang=eng

“This is the true Church of Jesus Christ. There is a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. And there are both true servants and angels to help you along the lighted path.” President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Building up of Zion; We are the Favored People to Bring About the Latter-Day Glory

Seek the blessings and safety of Zion. Arise and Shine Forth; that thy light may be a Standard for the Nations. The gathering together upon the Land of Zion and upon her Stakes may be for a Defense and for a Refuge from the Storm - and from Wrath when it shall be Poured out without Mixture upon the Whole Earth.  Read more HERE:

Worldly Fashions -- Modesty

Let Him Do It with Simplicity  - Elder L. Tom Perry
"...requires the wearing of simple and modest clothing. Our dress and grooming send a message to others about who we are, and they also affect the way we act around others. When we are modestly dressed, we also invite the Spirit of the Lord to be a shield and a protection to us.

"Worldly trends in women’s fashion are always inviting extremes. With their latest styles many fashion designers appear to be trying to make two or three dresses out of the amount of fabric necessary for one. Mostly, they are taking too much off the top and too much off the bottom of women’s clothing, and occasionally they scrimp in the middle too. Men’s fashions are also adopting extreme styles. In my day they would be called sloppy and inappropriate. I believe very casual dress is almost always followed by very casual manners.

"Many of you are trying too hard to be unique in your dress and grooming to attract what the Lord would consider the wrong kind of attention. In the Book of Mormon story of the tree of life, it was the people whose “manner of dress was exceedingly fine” who mocked those who partook of the fruit of the tree. It is sobering to realize that the fashion-conscious mockers in the great and spacious building were responsible for embarrassing many, and those who were ashamed “fell away into forbidden paths and were lost” (1 Nephi 8:27–28)."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Doesn't the Church have enough for all it's members?

Why do we need a year’s supply? Doesn’t the Church have production projects to take care of its members?

The primary purpose of Church production projects is to provide food and nonfood commodities for the bishops’ storehouses, so that when there is a need a bishop or a branch president can draw upon these commodities for the care of the poor and needy and distressed.

The production projects also provide work opportunities where parents can work side by side with their children and with other members of the Church from all walks of life. These are great opportunities for consecrating time and talents, for sharing, and for the growth of brotherhood and sisterhood. Among other things, these projects also serve as usable, working land reserves and help members learn and retain the skills necessary to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency in time of need.  Read more HERE:

VOTE: New Church Videos

Church video contest to select favorite videos (to be selected and shown across world.)
Pick your favorite of the finalists here:  http://lds.org/visitorschoice

Friday, March 25, 2011

Priesthood and Relief Society Responsibilities - Preparedness

"The Melchizedek Priesthood quorum leader can help the head of the household by teaching the principles of welfare—how to love, to give service, to recognize what his stewardship is, to work honestly and diligently for his family and for others, and to consecrate his time and talents to the building up of the kingdom of God. He can train the home teachers on how they can get to know the families and be sensitive to their needs. When a member has special needs, the president can work with the bishop and other quorum members to see that those needs are met in a confidential and loving manner.

"The quorum meeting begins to fill its purpose when it meets the needs of the members. It is there they can be taught how to develop the skills in all areas of personal and family preparedness.

"The Relief Society president gives the same kind of strength and support to the women of the ward as she trains the visiting teachers in the skills of compassionate service, as visits are made to the sisters and their needs are met confidentially with love and sensitivity.

"The sisters are usually more effective in teaching gospel principles. They teach and practice skills of sewing, canning, drying, and other food storage methods. They teach nutrition and physical fitness. They emphasize reading and cultural arts skills. Overall there is a permeating spirit of love and giving, of industry, and serious attention to the skills of homemaking and gospel living.

"So, priesthood and Relief Society, working together, bring the family to a realization that personal and family preparedness is living the gospel."  Elder L. Tom Perry,  The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness, 1981

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Class - tonight - Safe Harbor Alliance - 6:00 p.m.

Class at Cabela's tonight 6:00 - or watch online.  Excellent information from survival and preparedness expert - Jim Phillips.
"We're in This Together - Survival is About Outreach, Cooperation, and Community!"    
Becoming prepared is much more than just providing for our own-it's all about building community and getting prepared together. - The webcast is broadcast from the conference center (adjacent to the upstairs restaurant) at the Lehi, Utah Cabelas Store.  Click HERE for more information.

Food Deals - Sales

Great prices on food and food sales.  They comparison shop so you don't have to.
See http://www.dealstomeals.com/ for more information and for the lowest prices in town.

Monday, March 21, 2011

CLASS - Tuesday night March 22

Dear neighbor,
This Tuesday, Parley will be teaching a class on "What you don't think about in Emergency Preparedness."
Time: 6:00 p.m.     Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011    Admission: Free
Parley has some great tips on making sure you have extra items on hand that you might not usually consider.
Check out our website for the latest information about our classes.  http://www.parleyshardware.com/classes.html?detailDate=2011-03-22
Parley's Hardware - 260 South 1200 West  - Orem, UT 84058 - 801-822-5200

Utah County Fault Line

Utah County Fault Line:  We're right on it.  http://maps2.utahcountyonline.org/hazards/
Best to do what you can to prepare (both spiritually and temporally) instead of 'hoping' it won't happen here.  Preparedness (obedience) brings peace and comfort and the promise that we will be helped and blessed through tough times.

UVU Community Education Classes

Find UVU Community Education Classes for all ages Here:  http://www.uvu.edu/ce/classes/

Saturday, March 19, 2011

NEW ERA online --- YOUTH

YOUTH:  New Era online --- check it out here ----  http://lds.org/new-era/2011/03?lang=eng

Join New Era Mailing List and .....answer their questions and surveys!!!!

YOUTH:
Amazing New LDS Church Youth Website:  Find it HERE

Join NEW ERA mailing list:  newera@ldschurch.org - they'll send you questions to answer and surveys to take.  They want your opinion about types of things to print in the New Era and which Mormon Ads you like best.  One of the most important assignments they'll have for you is your comment on what impressed you most about General Conference.  They may even pick your comment for the New Era.

Youth: Need Some Good MUSIC and VIDEOS???

MUSIC: 
FREE downloads  https://lds.org/youth/music?lang=eng   -  Best of EFY songs, music from seminary videos, and selections from the New Era and other sources.  Keep checking because more music will be available in the future.

VIDEOS:  http://lds.org/pages/mormon-messages-gallery?lang=eng

Friday, March 18, 2011

Learn and Improve - Ideas to ponder and discuss

Some ideas you might seek to learn and improve upon:

Skills: carpentry, cooking, counseling, problem-solving, electrical, financial, first-aid, furnace repair, shutting off gas/water/electrical, music, leadership, camping, comforting children, planning, organizing, plumbing, storytelling-entertaining, knot-tying, HAM-radio operator, gardening, sprouting,

Resources:  food, water, 72-hr. kits, blankets, buckets, clothing, tools, cooking equipment, generators, first-aid supplies, fire-extinguishers, extra food for others', fuel, heavy equipment, ladder, tarps, duct tape, ropes, HAM/short-wave radio, sleeping bags (and extras), tents, trailer, truck, van, matches, portable toilets, water purifier, water pump, wheelbarrow, wagon, chains, educational materials, toys for children, herbs, essential oils, consecrated oil,

Visit our STORE above - for more recommended items!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yard Waste Collection

Spring Clean-up Dumpsters:   March 21-April 30
North Park 430 W. 500 N.  Mon.-Fri. 8- 6 / Sat. 8-3

Green-Can Yard Waste: 
Turn your yard waste into plant nourishing compost.  Sign up for the green-can yard waste collection by calling 801-852-6714.  Green cans are picked up once a week from March 1 - Dec. 1.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Provo City Mayor's Blog

To connect with and follow Provo Mayor Curtis on his blog click here:  http://provomayor.blogspot.com/

Food Shortage or Food Storage: Which do you Choose?

Food supplies quickly disappear when looming disaster is apparent. People will not only stockpile food, they will hoard it.  From an article in Meridian Magazine today we read the following:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NEW YOUTH Website - Check it out!!!


CHECK THIS OUT:  youth.lds.org has been redesigned to feature a more contemporary design that features fresh content.

Stock Market Drop?

One of the nation’s leading economic analysts, Yale University professor Robert Shiller, believes the Japanese earthquake will spark a huge worldwide stock market drop as early as this week. And it looks like he is dead on as the market correction is already underway Tuesday — the Dow was down more than 250 at the opening bell.  Read the Full Story — Here.

Listen and Follow Explicitly

"As we become more affluent and our bank accounts enlarge, there comes a feeling of security, and we feel sometimes that we do not need the supply that has been suggested by the Brethren. … We must remember that conditions could change and a year’s supply of basic commodities could be very much appreciated by us or others. So we would do well to listen to what we have been told and to follow it explicitly."   - Spencer W. Kimball

Housebill 477

Current debate about Housebill 477 -
"Most notably, it exempts state lawmakers from having to disclose their e-mail correspondence with each other or their staffs and eliminates statutory language that says government records are presumed to be public and that the burden is on the government to show why records should not be released.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Provo Vision - DEADLINE

Hi, just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar. 15th @ 6:00pm is the deadline to submit comments about Provo's "Vision 2030".  2 things: #1 - Attached is the latest visioning document. Please take a moment to review it.

Keep From Starving in Case of Emergency

“The counsel to have a year's supply of basic food, clothing, and commodities was given fifty years ago and has been repeated many times since. Every father and mother are the family's store keepers. They should store whatever their own family would like to have in the case of an emergency...store a year's supply...that might keep us from starving in case of emergency.”   - James E. Faust (General Conference, April 1986)

More Salvation in Wheat


For over 100 years we have been admonished to store up grain.  "Remember the counsel that is given," said Elder Orson Hyde, "...Store up all your grain,' and take care of it!  Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p.17.  And he also said: "There is more salvation and security in wheat, than in all the political schemes of the world....."  JD. vol. 2, p. 207   -  Read more about Elder Orson Hyde

Friday, March 11, 2011

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day; Sat. Apr. 9th 9-3

Household hazardous waste collection day.  Sat. Apr. 9th,  9-3
Orem Public Works facility;  1450 W. 550 N.  Orem

Provo Tabernacle History - April 1

"The History of the Provo Taberncale" 
Friday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. 
Special Collections Classroom
1130 Harold B. Lee Librayr
BYU     See also:  http://www.provotabernacle.org/

Japan Earthquake, Tsunamis - Are We Ready?

Are we ready?   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/42024122#42024478  - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake
--  Dave Knecht, Provost South Neighborhood Chair, http://provostsouth.blogspot.com/ - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133411636704115

Voice of WARNING; Prepare for the Troubles and Desolations

“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 the 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 of 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 (General Conference April 1979)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Young Women - Personal Progress On-Line

"What we are trying to do is connect these young women with the Spirit, with their parents, their leaders, with priesthood, and with righteous role models and mentors.  Personal Progress connects the young women with the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps them prepare for the temple.

BYU Alumni Ball - Sat. March 26th

Just fyi -- BYU Alumni 'Traditions" Ball, Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Government Tranparency and Accountability; Urgent

Hi,
If you haven't heard of HB 477 that got railroaded through our state legislator in 48 to 72 hours this past  week, please check out this: http://utahspj.com/?p=429  Then watch Sunday's night's KSL piece on it:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=14631478.   

Neighborhood Elections, Airport Flights Provo to Denver, Task Force, Newsletter etc.

Provo City  March 4, 2011
For those interested in Provo City news, meetings, and events:
Provo-Denver Flights at the Airport
For the first time ever, there will be scheduled, commercial service at the Provo Municipal Airport. Frontier Airlines will provide daily flights between Provo and Denver starting in June. Read more about this historic first here.  Read more information about Provo Events Here: 

Famine Could Wipe out Church Members

 "Should the Lord decide at this time to cleanse the Church ... a famine in this land of one year's duration could wipe out a large percentage of sloughful members, including some ward and stake officers. Yet we cannot say we have not been warned.”    - Ezra Taft Benson (General Conference, April 1965)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Preparedness Fair; Payson TODAY

This is an invitation to all interested parties who would like to come to the Emergency Preparedness Expo in Payson  Location:  Payson Civic Center - 439 West Utah Avenue - Banquet Hall / Auditorium
Date:       March 5th   Time:      10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 3, 2011

CERT training drill; Sat. March 5th, volunteers needed

CERT TRAINING DRILL       http://www.provo.org/fire.ppd_certprogram.html
There will be one drill on Saturday March 5th, which makes it easier than doing it on a work day. Volunteer Victims need to be there at 4:30 in the afternoon to participate. 

Provost South Neighborhood

Hi everybody,
If you're looking for a date night activity tomorrow night, Friday, check out the Bowls for Humanity charity dinner at our local Food & Care Coalition -- it's only a few dollars: