Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others.
We encourage Church members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings.
We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve.
We realize that some of you may not have financial resources or space for such storage. Some of you may be prohibited by law from storing large amounts of food. We encourage you to store as much as circumstances allow.
May the Lord bless you in your home storage efforts.
The First Presidency
Thanksgiving Point is offering workshops taught by Utah State Extension Service Advanced Master Gardeners. Cost is $5 and each class lasts for fifty minutes.
Saturday, March 8th
9:00 am - Growing Vegetables: Learn the basics of vegetable gardening, what to grow, when to plant and how to care for these veggies.
10:00 am - Vegetable Gardening in Containers: Don’t have room for a vegetable garden? Learn what you can grow in containers!
11:00 am - Starting Seeds: Learn the do’s and don’ts of seed starting.
Saturday, April 26th
9:00 am - Vegetable Gardening: Learn the basics of vegetable gardening. Topics will include variety selection and planting times.
10:00 am - Starting Seeds: Save money by learning to start your own plants from seed.
11:00 am - Growing Herbs: Learn to grow herbs and some hints on using them to spice up your cooking.
12:00 noon - Growing Melons: There is nothing quite as delicious as a homegrown, vine-ripened melon. Learn the tricks to grow these great treats.
1:00 pm - Totally Tomatoes: Get great satisfaction out of being able to grow season great tomatoes.
For workshop registration go to www.thanksgivingpoint.com then click on education, or call (801) 768-7443