Monday, June 9, 2008

If Ye are Prepared, Ye Shall Not Fear*

Hebrews 11:7 states: By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became the heir of the rightesouness which is by faith.

When Noah built the ark, how crazy do you think his friends thought he was?

When Noah built the ark, was there any rain? But he had been warned that there would be rain. So, he set out, and cut down one tree at a time. After working hard one day at a time, he had an entire ark.

How would you feel if you knew for certain that your area would be hit by a hurricane three months from now? Would you get food for an extra week? What about a month? A quarter? Or a year? I'd start on the week (just like Noah's first tree) and move as quickly as I could to do as much as I could. What else would you gather as quickly as possible.

Here are some suggestions that I have gathered for this.

1) Keep your car filled up above a quarter tank in case you have to evacuate, a half tank is even better.
2) Get yourself a kit with all of the supplies that you family needs for three days. The main point here is that you can be ready to leave in 10 minutes, so keep this some place accessible, and also keep your important papers in a water proof tub or bag, and keep that available too. For more information on any of this stuff, There is also a link on there where you can order cans of food all prepared to be stored. But if you choose to order wheat, then you also need to consider getting a wheat grinder. It's better if your family's body is used to eating whole wheat before you're forced to use it. If you get a wheat grinder and use a little bit of fresh ground wheat with your white flour, then you can do more and more and finally, you can use the whole stuff, which is better for you anyway. There are many more suggestions, and they may come in another post soon.

*D&C 38:30

1 comment:

Katie said...

Thanks Ellie. SO helpful!