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“Like two sides of a coin, the temporal and spiritual are inseparable.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Provident Living Circus

Man I have been working long and hard to put together a great event this coming weekend!  I should say there is an entire team that has been working hard to put it all together!  It is our Provident Living Circus on June 2nd!  I am so excited about it all.  For real!  Now I just pray for people to come.  

Putting on a Provident Living Fair, Preparedness Fair, or whatever you want to call it, is always one of those things that you just never know how many people are going to show up.  You may get 30, which I am fairly sure we will have more than that, since we have just that many people or more helping with it all, or you may get 300, which is what I am hoping and praying for.

Provident Living Circus you say?  Well, I did get the idea from here, at Preparedness Mama.   I just love her stuff, ideas, and site!  Well, the idea came from her, and then I ran with it.  You see, my dilemma is always to figure out how to get young people and their families out to learn about living more providently, or preparing more for a disaster.  Add in some fun, some challenges, some games, and some sugar (treats), and voila, you will start to get them out!  Yes, we are having a Provident Living Circus!

Here are what the presenters are offering: recycling and being good stewards of our Earth, upcycling old jeans, charcoal as a fuel and resource, home made salves, the summertime classroom, everything using basic bread dough, beans as inexpensive proteins, teaching your kids about money, simplifying food storage, teach one you teach generations, working from home, and possibly even using our gps on our phones. There will be samples, demonstrations, and lots of information to learn! 

We have lined up 2 different entertainments for side show type things, one is Zumba for the family, another - well that is still waiting to be confirmed, because as usual one person backs out at the last minute, so another is hopefully stepping in to fill that role.  We have  a ton of games for the kiddos, even cotton candy, snow cones and treats!  Just going to be a fantastic event!  If you live in the area, please come!

It will all be held outside in the parking lot, (weather permitting), under large gazebo tents, to give it the more circus appeal.  

Share, tell others, or if you live elsewhere, then plan one!  Even if it can teach one person, one thing, then all the work is well worth every hour, every penny, and every stress that has gone into it!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Preparedness Checklist

Be Prepared

Bishop H. David Burton
“While it is sincerely hoped that members do not get caught up in any hysteria 
or obsessive preparations for disasters, the Church continues its long-standing 
practice of encouraging members to be self-reliant and reasonably prepared.”
 Bishop H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop, “Conversation,” Ensign, Sept. 1999, 78.

“Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food… and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: They have at least
a year’s supply of debt and are food free.”     -Pres. Thomas S. Monson

A great check list to see if your family is adequately prepared.
Do you:
  •   save some money, if only a few coins each paycheck?
  •   regularly put into home storage a few storable items (such as canned, packaged or frozen foods)
  •  your family typically eats and uses?
Have you started a supply of:
  •   foods your family regularly eats? (one week worth)
  • foods you regularly eat? (3 month) (which could include: canned, frozen, boxed, or bottled foods)
  • basic grains? (which could include any of the following: wheat, flour, rice, rolled oats, dried corn/meal, pearled barley, or other cereal grains or pasta)
  • legumes? (which could include any of the following beans dry or canned: soy, pinto, kidney, lima, red, navy, black or black-eyed or peas, lentils, and peanuts)
  • powdered or canned milk? (which could include: soy, rice, etc.)
  • salt?
  • sugar? (which could also include: brown sugar, powdered sugar, honey, molasses, jams or preserves, powdered fruit drink, flavored gelatin or sugar substitutes)
  • essential fats (such as: oils, shortening, butter, margarine, and mayonnaise, peanut butter, salad dressings)?
  • water stored that is safe to drink?
  • additional water for bathing, brushing teeth, and dish washing?
  • soaps/cleaners? (which could include: shampoos, bar soaps, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, cleanser, disinfectants, bleach).
  • Have you started a supply of sanitary supplies? (which could include: toilet paper, diapers, wet wipes, feminine hygiene, paper towels,).
  • extra toothpaste, deodorant, or other personal supplies?
Do you:
  • grow a vegetable garden?
  • have fruit trees, berry bushes, grapevines or other fruit growing in your yard?
  • know how to preserve and store your garden produce?

Do you have (a/an):
  •   72 kit for everyone in family?
  • Adequate insurance coverage?
  • Smoke detectors installed and working?
  • Supply of non-prescription drugs (aspirin, anti-diarrhea medicine, etc.)?
  • Easy access to needed Rx drugs?
  • Easy access to some sort of make shift toilet in case sewage lines are disrupted?
  • Knowledge of how to dispose of waste in emergency situation?
  • Battery powered radio?
  • Half a tank of fuel in car at all times?
  • Medications and food packed for pets in case of evacuation?
  • Easy access and knowledge of all your family members’ blood types?
  • Regular earthquake and fire drills?
  • A fire extinguisher near kitchen?
  • Knowledge of what to do in case of gas leak?
  • Emergency items stored in multiple areas in case you cannot access one area?
  • Emergency water filter?
  • Generator?
  • Emergency supply of batteries, candles and matches?
  • Alternative cooking source and /or heating source?
  • Knowledge of what to do if caught in winter storm, high winds, lightening, wild land fire?
  • Valuables (passports, photos, documents) in easily accessible place?
  • A flashlight next to your bed at all times?
  • First aid kit?
Has your family:
  • Decided on a place to meet in case you can’t return home?
  • Decided on a place to meet right outside your home in case of sudden emergency?
  • Posted emergency telephone numbers by phone?
  • Discussed best escape routes from home (2 ways from each room)?
  • Decided on an ICE number (an In Case of Emergency out of area contact) in case phone lines are tied up?


“How often do Church members arise early in the morning to do the will of the Lord? How often do we say, “Yes, I will have home evening with my family, but the children are so young now; I will start when they are older”? How often do we say, “Yes, I will obey the commandment to store food and to help others, but just now I have neither the time nor the money to spare; I will obey later”? Oh, foolish people! While we procrastinate, the harvest will be over and we will not be saved. Now is the time to follow Abraham’s example; now is the time to repent; now is the time for prompt obedience to God’s will.” (Spencer W. Kimball, “The Example of Abraham”, June 1975).

First Presidency Message on Home Storage

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

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

April Newsletter

 Elder Robert D. Hales said: All of us are responsible to provide for ourselves and our families in both temporal and spiritual ways. To provide providently, we must practice the principles of provident living: joyfully living within our means, being content with what we have, avoiding excessive debt, and diligently saving and preparing for rainy-day emergencies.” Ensign May 2009, pg 8 Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually

April Newsletter  enjoy the newsletter this month as you learn small steps to live your lives more providently.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 2018 Inch By Inch Newsletter

Happy New Year to everyone!!

I am looking forward to a year in which I accomplish many goals, and have a little bit of fun in the process.  How about you?  Well the newsletter this year will be full of goals, with some great info tied to the goals.

I have a great preparedness year planned, so keep watching!

Keep in mind and mark ahead on your calendar June 2, for our Preparedness Fair this year!  It is going to be full of some great activities!

Here is the link for you to download the January Newsletter!

Have a great year!!!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Preparedness Fair 2017

A huge thanks to everyone who came and participated in our Emergency Preparedness Fair over the weekend!  A GAME OF SURVIVAL was well attended, and I think for the most part, all who attended came away having learned something!  There was a little something for everyone!

4th Ward came off the winner, simply because the most people came from 4th ward.  We had good attendance from all of the wards within the city, but in the end, there can only be one survivor, and 4th Ward was that survivor and winner of the party!

Look forward to next year and more fun and games!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Warning With A Promise

A warning with a promise.........

Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society. 

As a society, and as a world, we are definitely not heeding this warning.  And what is happening in the world?  Any thoughts?

The Family

A Proclamation to the World

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Friday, August 25, 2017


Hey all, I want to take a minute to welcome you to our Medicine Hat Stake Preparedness Page.  This page is not sponsored by The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but I will do my best to keep any materials posted, relevant to the teachings of this Church.  We believe in being prepared for the things that life may throw our way, and hopefully the things posted here on this site, will help you do just that.  

Check out the newsletters, and keep up with the events hosted within the Stake, regarding preparedness!  That is the general purpose of this blog.  Happy reading!