We were asked again by our Bishop, to contribute to the Utah Food Bank today. I was grateful I could grab a box and run down to our food storage closet to grab cans and boxed foods that were needed. This is a blessing of obedience to the principle of food storage.
I know we are supposed to give, but after watching Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” a few months ago, it made me understand how hard life can be, and how necessary it is that we give. In our whole married life we’ve only been out of work for 2 months, so our challenges have come in other ways. I’ve always had food on the table, and clothes to wear. I am thankful that I’ve been taught to share what we have, and that the gospel of Jesus Christ is about sharing. I’ve always known that what I put in food storage is not just for my family. Even though finances are tight, I do have food. With careful planning, I am able to put aside food in storage. I hope many of you may continue your goal of increasing your food storage so that when opportunities to share come, you may be able to do so wherever you live. Our food, is His food, is their food.
“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 can care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others.” —The First Presidency, All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, Feb. 2007, 1
Also, watch the YouTube video Hope Ya Know We Had a Hard Time