Average Joe

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  1. go into debt or go into food storage? the former seems to happen a lot more than the latter
  2. too bad these discussions aren't taking place within the family in far too many instances
  3. Several weeks ago I was called as our Stakes Emergency Preparedness Specialist and in the discussion about what was expected of me I asked what the stake leadership felt our greatest challenge was. I then heard the usual litany of disasters - last summers great flood in S.C., winter ice storms, tornado season was coming up, etc...etc... After listening politely I asked if they were ready for an economic crisis. While acknowledging the possibility the conversation soon shifted back to chainsaws and mud outs. That was early in December. Now that the New Year has arrived there has been an almost daily drop in oil prices and drop in the stock markets. Tomorrow I'll meet with the stake leadership to discuss emergency preparedness and I'll ask again if they're preparing for an economic crisis or just natural disasters. I hope for a more substantive discussion of the economic issue...we'll see. I just wondered if any other Stakes/Wards have been discussing getting our financial houses in order?
  4. Thanks, as they say, there's always next year
  5. Congratulations. now they've lived up to the hype. :)
  6. Elder Bruce R. McConkie : "The place of gathering for the Mexican Saints is in Mexico; the place of gathering for the Guatemalan Saints is in Guatemala; the place of gathering for the Brazilian Saints is in Brazil; and so it goes throughout the length and breadth of the whole earth. . . . every nation is the gathering place for its own people." (quoted in Church News, 03/06/93...Elder McConkie died April 19, 1985)
  7. Houston - we have a problem
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    The Russians, Cubans and Iranians are there to prop up Assad The U.S. and this administrations Al Qaeda affiliated "free Syrian army" are trying to topple Assad. The U.S. helped "birth" Isis just as it helped "birth" Al Qaeda. The Iraqis aren't helping fight ISIS if there's another direction their army can run to. The Kurds are trying to fight ISIS but we give weapons and supplies to Iraq and the leaders there have no intention of strengthening the Kurds, so when the Iraqi army flees from ISIS, ISIS gets the weapons and supplies instead. Our "fight" against ISIS has been negligible.