I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness... We have been instructed to follow at least four requirements in preparing for that which is to come. Gain an adequate education, Live within your income, Avoid unnecessary debt, Store a reserve of food and supplies... As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and obtain a year supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With the events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Prophetic Statement by Elder L Tom Perry
Almost 16 years ago he gave guidance in the October 1995 General Conference, it seems to be even more pertinent today.