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Change In The LDS Home Storage Center Facilities Much Appreciated

By October 1, 2013 No Comments

Earlier this year, some changes were announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning their Home Storage Centers. Some of you may have missed the news article and the flood of speculation surrounding it. Suffice it to say, it’s a good idea to do our homework and get our facts straight. Because of the misinformation that circulated on blogs and other web sites (and I don’t want to add to it), here is “the” news release on September 25, 2013 from the Church Newsroom that will explain everything. I hope you will read it.

After reading it and a few other Newsroom releases, I considered what impact these changes would have on my family. Not a whole lot. Frankly my aching back is extremely excited that more pre-canned or prepackaged goods will be available at the Home Storage Centers near me at no additional cost. I love that I can visit the local storage center and purchase what I need “without the additional time and labor that comes with self-packing food items.”

Change is a constant in an every growing church. I’m amazed that there are currently 101 Home Storage Centers in the United States and Canada. Thankfully I will still be able to gather some of my food storage from these centers. I have always appreciated the efficiency of this wonderful resource and the friendly volunteer service missionaries that are there to assist me.

As I watched our U.S. government shutdown last night, it made me think of the warning and counsel we have been given by our church leaders to be more self-reliant and prepared for possible job loss. This is an example of how food storage and a financial reserve can help us. There is much more we can each do to improve for troubled times like these. I think back to the warning President Gordon B. Hinckley gave to the men in a priesthood meeting in 2005 in his talk entitled, “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear.”

May you each have hope in your hearts as you face this challenging time. I pray that those of you who have entered a time of job loss will be blessed for your faithfulness to the commandments. As we move forward in faith, we will be blessed. I know this to be true, because I have seen it in my own life.