Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Soup"er Saturday

Beaumont's "Soup"er Saturday is coming up!! Saturday October 23rd from 9am-1pm at the Banning building will be doing these great crafts and enjoying yummy soups & desserts for lunch!! Click on the comment section below the crafts you'd like to sign-up for and leave your name and the quantity you'd like. Payments are due Sunday October 17th. Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Honeyville Farms Discounts

Greetings from Honeyville Farms:

SUMMARY: 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER* from Thursday, August 26, 2010 thru Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 6:00PM PST. Simply enter the coupon code HEATWAVE during checkout. This week we're introducing Freeze Dried Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Powder, and an unbelievable clearance price on Dehydrated Potato Dices. Save on these and all of your favorites for a limited time.


For the next 5 DAYS (that's only 120 hours) we're offering 10% off your entire order*, no matter what or how much you order. From Thursday, August 26th, 2010 thru Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 you'll get 10% off of every item in your cart*. Just order as usual and enter the coupon code HEATWAVE during checkout. The coupon code field is on the second page of the checkout process. Enter the HEATWAVE coupon code, click the APPLY button to the right, and the savings will automatically be calculated.

This week we're introducing 2 new dried products available in the #10 can for long term storage. We now carry Freeze Dried Shredded Mozzarella Cheese and Tomato Powder in the #10 can. Also, our Purchasing Guys goofed and ordered way more potatoes than we needed. As a result, we're blowing out our Dehydrated Potato Dices in the Clearance section.


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Thanks for your business.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 15th RS Lesson

Relief Society Lesson #15 - The Lord's Covenant People - August 15,2010

" We, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints are a covenant people. We are part of the seed referred to in the covenant that the Lord made with Abraham so many years ago. We have the right to receive the blessings as well as the great responsibilities that are predicated on those covenants. Those blessings give us the tools, the help, and the encouragement that we may direct the path of our lives."

Friday, July 30, 2010

August VT Message

The August 2010 Visiting Teaching Message is "Our Responsibility to Be Worthy of Temple Worship."

What Can I Do?

What support can I offer to help my sisters prepare for and attend the temple?

How can I exemplify the heritage of the early sisters who sacrificed to receive temple blessings?

How can I claim the blessings of the temple?


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Signing Time!


Come learn American Sign Language with your Little Ones! You are all invited to attend a FREE 4 week session of Baby Signing Time or Kinder Signing Time held at the Wellwood Center in Beaumont (near the Beaumont Library), sponsored by the Beaumont Adult School.

Tuesdays, starting July 6 for 4 weeks
Baby Signing Time ages 0-3 + their parents (siblings welcome), 9:00am-9:45am
Kinder Signing Time ages 4-6 + parents 10:00am-10:45am.

Limit 12 families per class. Come and show up the first day and sign up for class! Husbands and grandparents are welcome to attend!


Robin Williams
Master Signing Time Instructor
Visit my website for address and more info:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lesson Overview from Sunday, June 27th

The lesson was from Elder David A. Bednar's talk "Watching with All Perseverance"
Three basic components to help parents in Zion to be watchful and discerning concerning their children.
(1) reading and talking about the Book of Mormon with your children,
(2) bearing testimony of gospel truths spontaneously with your children,
(3) inviting children as gospel learners to act and not merely be acted upon.
Parents who do these things faithfully will be blessed to recognize early signals of spiritual growth in or challenges with their children
and be better prepared to receive inspiration to strengthen and help those children.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

July RS Activity

Relief Society Silent Auction!
Cleaning out your house? Do you cut hair? Willing to babysit for a few hours? Do you make cards? Do you bake? Auction off your "junk", a hair-cut, a cake, the possibilities are endless!
No exchange of money, you'll earn your "currency" when you get there!

Sign up what you're willing to auction off and bring a topping for our ice cream sundae bar!

July 14th at 7pm
at the church!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Relief Society Summer Reading Challenge

Relief Society Summer "Feast"-
on the Book of Mormon!

Our goal is to read 1,000 chapters in the Book of Mormon by September (that only breaks down to 2 chapters a week per person!!). We'll have a chart outside the Relief Society room and each week you can come by and chart your own chapters!!

Food for thought-
President Benson gave us these promises if we read the Book of Mormon: You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find the power to avoid deception. You will find the power to stay on the strait and narrow path. These promises—increased love and harmony in the home, greater respect between parent and child, increased spirituality and righteousness—these are not idle promises...."

Happy reading everyone!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

June RS Activity

Relief Society Summer Break SPArty!

We are saying goodbye to stress and hello to summer with a well deserved night of relaxation! Bring a hand towel, make-up if you want tips, and your favorite treat to munch on!

Be ready to relax!

Wednesday, June 9th at 7PM
at the church

June Visiting Teaching Message

Renewing Covenants Through The Sacrament

"When we are baptized, we take upon ourselves the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Taking upon us His name is one of the most significant experiences we have in life. . . .
"Each week in sacrament meeting we promise to remember the atoning sacrifice of our Savior as we renew our baptismal covenant. We promise to do as the Savior did—to be obedient to the Father and always keep His commandments. The blessing we receive in return is to always have His Spirit to be with us."

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Until We Meet Again

Quotes from RS Lesson from 5/23

From General Conference talk by Elder Bradley D. Foster, “Mother Told Me,” we learn that "perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior. As President Joseph F. Smith said, “The love of a true mother comes nearer [to] being like the love of God than any other kind of love”

We are Eight Cow women! We can guide our children (or others we come in contact with) with the help of our Savior. He is supporting us in this important call. You are not alone.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Relief Society Lesson 5/16/10

Prophets of God

"We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet" How thankful we ought to be, how thankful we are, for a prophet to counsel us in words of divine wisdom as we walk our paths in these complex and difficult times. We have a prophet living on the earth today. President Monson is the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has the right to revelation for the entire Church. He has the authority to direct the entire Church and kingdom of God on earth. No person except President Monson can receive God's will for the entire membership of the Church.

President Monson said " The sweetest experience I know in life is to feel a prompting and act upon it and later find out that it was the fulfillment of someone's prayer or someone's need. And I always want the Lord to Know that if He needs an errand run, Tom Monson will run that errand for him."

We would do well today to heed the words spoken anciently by Jehoshaphat: "Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper." (2 Chr. 20:20)

Future Lessons:
May 23rd "Mother Told Me"
May 30th Combined RS/Priesthood
June 6th "Persistence"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Employment Website Launched

The site will help Church members find employment. The site includes information and resources for finding jobs, gaining more education, or starting a small business.

Relief Society Lesson 5/2/10

"Single Working Mom? & Education"

.Whether you are a single working mom, divorced, widowed or married, a good educational foundation can raise your standard of living, your self -esteem, and your children's expectations for themselves. Most universities now recognize and try to address the special needs of "nontraditional" students by adapting curriculum, schedules, scholarships, and services. There are many more options in obtaining an education today. Explore the opportunities of Vocational Training, Internet Programs, Community Colleges and Universities.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf stated:

For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea--it's a commandment. We are to learn "of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, thins which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad." If formal education is not available, do not all that to prevent you from acquiring all the knowledge you can. Under such circumstances, the best books, in a sense can become your "university"--a class room that is always open and admits all who apply.

Helpful web sites: select "Employment" The BYU independent study courses are free!

Future Lessons:
May 9th GP Chapter 8 Praying to Our Heavenly Father
May 16th GP Chapter 9 Prophets of God

Friday, April 30, 2010

Change to blog

Please notice to the right hand side-I have added our monthly calendar there so we don't have to scroll through the blog to find specific dates and times.........hope it helps!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

May Visiting Teaching Message and Call To Action

For the May 2010 visiting teaching message we have been asked to prayerfully select a conference address from the April 2010 General Conference to share with the sisters you teach.

May Call to Action:
As you study the messages given in general conference, ponder the things the Lord has revealed to you through the promptings you receive. Did a specific message help increase your faith? How will you use the general conference messages to strengthen your family and home? Did the words of our leaders motivate you to seek out and help those in need? Share with us what you learned at

Our True Identity

Enjoying the long-lost blessings of visiting teaching

Published: Monday, Feb. 1, 2010

My life has been in something of a transition phase for the past year, and one of the casualties of switching wards and moving states has been some lag time in getting fully integrated into my new Mormon congregations. Formal callings -- you know, the kind where they actually read your name over the pulpit and ask for a sustaining vote -- never take too long to show up, but getting involved in a new ward's home- and visiting-teaching programs seems to be a much slower process.

At least that's been the case for me, and the result was that I passed most of 2009 without ever making it onto anybody's assignment sheet, and without receiving any assignment myself. I don't say that to cast blame about; when I started attending a family ward in Chicago at the beginning of 2009, they knew I was short-term, so to speak; I was applying for graduate school and was fairly certain that it would take me out of state.

Then, when I moved to Massachusetts last fall I started attending a ward that was brand-new and still in the process of finding its bearings. And, frankly, I'm sure that if at any point last year I'd gone to my Relief Society president and demanded instant inclusion in the visiting teaching program, I could have at least gotten my own assignment. After all, service works both ways, and to my mind so does accountability for assignments like these -- at least a little bit.

No, my point in bringing all this up is to say that when I finally saw my name on that visiting teaching spreadsheet in December -- both as a teacher and as a teachee -- my heart leaped. I'd had inklings throughout the year of how much I'd missed that inclusion, but I don't think it really settled in until I saw the names of the women who had been given a degree of stewardship over me, and I saw the names of the sisters who were now officially in my care.

I didn't realize how much I'd missed knowing there was someone who would certainly take note if I failed to show up at church one week, and whom I could count on to stop by my home on a regular basis with an uplifting thought and genuine interest in my life.

That's all despite the fact that by the time those assignments were made, I already had made friends in my new ward who would noticed if I were missing one week, and who knew at least some of the particulars of my life and schedule. It wasn't that I didn't have anyone to look out for me, and thus desperately needed someone to be assigned to do so -- I just needed visiting teachers.

See, when my visiting teachers visit me in my home or check in on me during the week, it feels different to me than when a friend does so. To me, those women doing that work are standing in for the Savior, and their love carries the spirit of his love -- and I can feel the difference. I feel it when they come to my door, and I feel it when I consider and pray for the sisters in my care.

I know there are plenty of people who feel differently -- women who decry the visiting teaching program as phony friendship, or who feel like an item to be checked off a to-do list whenever their visiting teachers come to visit. And I know there are situations and circumstances where the program can indeed feel that way. But I also know it can -- and should -- be so much more than that.

During my time as a Relief Society president in Chicago, there was nothing I was more grateful for than the sisters in my branch who took the time to be diligent visiting teachers -- who knew the women they visited as friends, and who understood the importance of sharing spiritual things with them and being in tune with their needs and well-being. As much as I wanted every sister in my branch to have that kind of care, it wasn't something I could do by myself. We all needed everyone to do her part.

Those kinds of relationships are what visiting teaching is all about, and not only does everyone deserve to have them, I believe everyone needs them, too. I'm not there yet, of course; as much as visiting teaching assignments put us on the path to those kinds of friendships -- and the spirit of the work most certainly facilitates their creation -- it still takes time and work. And it most certainly takes love.

Speaking as someone who spent a year without the opportunity to do that work, I can attest that the simple calling of visiting teaching -- so simple we often don't even think of it as a calling -- is perhaps among the most powerful responsibilities we can assume in the church, and one of its sweetest blessings.

They say that sometimes you have to lose something to realize how much you needed it. Well, lesson learned. From now on, I think I'd rather understand its importance by embracing it. is produced by the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Seek The Higher Ground

Crafter's Club

From Emily:

We are making photo pendants (just the pendants, the chain they will need to get themselves later) for Mother's Day. We will meet on Wed the 5th at my house at 7pm . The materials for each pendant will be $1.50 (limit 5 each) and they can just email me for more info and to get on my mailing list for the future.

email her at:

May Relief Society Activity

Making Our Relationships "Picture Perfect"!
Wed. May 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Banning building
We're inviting the preisthood to join us for dinner and a night of learning how to better the relationships in our lives!!
Also come ready for your own (short) photography session. Grab your hubby, kids, friends, or just yourself and we'll make your relationships last a lifetime through pictures.
Guest Speaker from LDS Family Services: Bro. Goodson!
~Please invite friends and the sisters you visit teach!~Nursery provided~

Ward Conference Lesson from President Miskin

President Miskin taught our combined Priesthood/Relief Society Lesson this past Sunday. His lesson centered on Isaiah 58 verses 3,6-7,8-11. We learned all about the fast (and what is required) and the amazing blessings associated with the fast. Fasting can help us to "Loose the Bands of Wickedness", "Undo a Heavy Burden", and bring us health, light, and a great protection. Check out the verses to find out more.

Challenge: To have a more perfect fast - fasting with a purpose and a plan.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Relief Society Lesson April 18, 2010

"The Holy Ghost"

Experiences of prompting and prayer are not uncommon in the Church. They are part of the revelation our Heavenly Father has provided for us. The Holy Ghost is member of the Godhead. He is a "personage of Spirit". He can be only in one place at a time, but His influence can be everywhere at the same time.

The mission of the Holy Ghost is to bear witness of the Father and the Son and of the truth of all things.
The prophets of the Lord have promised, "By the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things" (Moroni 10:5).

President Joseph Fielding Smith said:
"When a man has the manifestation from the Holy Ghost, it leaves an indelible impression on his soul, one that is not easily erased. It is Spirit speaking to spirit, and it comes with convincing force. A manifestation of an angel, or even of the Son of God himself, would impress the eye and mind, and eventually become dimmed, but the impressions of the Holy Ghost sink deeper into the soul and are more difficult to erase".

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we should make ourselves worthy to receive this special messenger and witness of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Future Lessons:
April 25th -Ward Conference
May 2nd - Presidency Lesson

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Fall of Adam and Eve-Recap from Lesson on 4/11/10

“The Fall of Adam and Eve”

God prepared this earth as a home for His children. Adam and Eve were chosen to be the first people to live on the earth. Their part in our Father’s plan was to bring mortality into the world. They were to be the first parents.

Some people believe Adam and Eve committed a serious sin when they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. However, latter-day scriptures help us understand that their Fall was a necessary step in the plan of life and a great blessing to all of us. Because of the Fall, we are blessed with physical bodies, the right to choose between good and evil, and the opportunity to gain eternal life. None of the privileges would have been ours had Adam and Eve remained in the garden.

After the Fall, Eve said, “Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed (children), and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient”.

“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:22-25)

Upcoming lessons:

April 18th -GP Chapter 7 "The Holy Ghost"
April 25th -Ward Conference

Stake Humanitarian Project

Stake Humanitarian Project: May 20th 9:00am-12:00pm AND 6:30-8:30pm We will be making cards for Loma Linda University Medical Center. Each ward is asked to provide
200 precut cards 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" of cardstock (colored or white)
Item to decorate cards such as: strips of scrapbooking paper, pictures cut from greeting cards, rubber stamps and ink pads, stickers, etc
Glue Sticks
Markers or gel pens to write messages of encouragement
Quilts will be set up to work on and an area from small children to play.

YW Camp Fundraiser Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner- also a Dessert Auction Saturday May 15th at 4:00pm Price- $5.00/plate Children under 5 years- $3.00

Yucaipa Stake Anniversary Event

Saturday, May 8th 8:00am- Yucaipa Stake Anniversary Event
Mormon Helping Hands

Service @ Richard Sanchez Park Lunch to follow at Yucaipa Community Park- Bring lawn chairs &/or blankets for lunch
Bring: hat/sunscreen, water bottles, gloves, rakes, shovels, hoes
Provided: Lunch, Donuts, Hot Chocolate

Refrigerator Needed

We have a sister in the ward who needs a refrigerator. If you have an extra one you are willing to part with, please contact the RS presidency to let us know! Thank you!

TLC (Temple-Lunch-Chat)

The date for TLC for April is on the 22nd!
9:30am session
will lunch to follow at Trish Murrils home!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Relief Society Activity: Establishing a House of God!

We'll get great tips about decorating, speed cleaning, organizing, and inviting the Spirit into our homes!!
Wednesday April 14th from 7pm-8:30pm at the Banning building.
We'll enjoy some yummy strawberry shortcake too!
~nursery provided~

Monday, April 5, 2010

He Lives

April 2010 Visiting Teaching Message

The April 2010 visiting teaching message is:
Seeking and Receiving Personal Revelation

"But behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore you shall feel that it is right."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scripture Study Discussion Group

We'll study one lesson a week, answer some questions,
and then come together to discuss our thoughts!

Discussion group will meet:
Wed. March 17th at 7p.m.-8p.m., place TBA*
Wed. March 24th at 7p.m.-8p.m., place TBA*
Wed. March 31st at 7p.m.-8p.m., place TBA*
Wed. April 7th at 7p.m.-8p.m., place TBA*

The Book of Mosiah: Lesson 3-Lesson 6

*****To meet at Melissa Ward's home

Monday, March 8, 2010

Emergency Preparedness Classes

Emergency Preparedness Classes
Solar Oven and Rocket Stove Construction Instructions & Cooking Demo
(If you wish to make a solar oven, I will be staying after to help. On reverse is needed items)
March 6th 9:00am- 11:00am, YSC
April 24th 9:00am – 11:00am, Banning building
May 15th 9:00am – 11:00am, YSC
June 12th 9:00 – 11:00am, Banning building
Aug 21st 9:00 – 11:00am, YSC
Oct 16th 9:00 – 11:00am, Banning building

Emergency Classes
April 8th 7:00pm -8:30 Calimesa building, Water, Sanitation and Cooking in an Emergency
June 10th 7:00pm – 8:30 YSC, Water, Sanitation and Cooking in an Emergency
Aug 12th 7:00pm – 8:30 Banning building, Defense, Shelter, Clothing & Medical in Emerg.
Oct 14th 7:00pm – 8:30 Calimesa building, Defense, Shelter, Clothing & Medical in Emerg.
Dec 9th 7:00pm – 8:30 YSC Defense, Shelter, Clothing & Medical in Emerg.

Emergency Preparedness Expo Sept 18th 9am-12pm Banning Building
Lots of booths and things to see. Bring your friends and neighbors. You won't want to miss.

YSC - yucaipa stake center build =12776 6th st yucaipa
Calimesa build =306 ave L
Banning build = 6140 west Wilson

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Visiting Teaching Message

This month's visiting teaching message is: Strengthening Faith in God the Father and Jesus Christ through Personal Scripture Study.

" . . . Every woman can be a gospel doctrine instructor in her home, and every sister in the Church needs gospel knowledge as a leader and teacher. If you have not already developed the habit of daily scripture study, start now and keep studying in order to be prepared for your responsibilities in this life and in the eternities."

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blood Drive Saturday Feb 20th

Blood Drive this Saturday! Stop by anythime between 8am-1pm at the Redlands Stake Center (350 South Wabash Avenue Redlands). For more info visit Life Stream Blood Bank: {Give the gift of Life, see ya there....}

Temple Opportunities

Beaumont Ward Members;

We have the opportunity to attend the Temple as part of the following:

Thursday February 18th. Ward Temple Day please call and make your reservation for any session that day.

Tuesday February 23rd Sealing Assignment 10:30 AM. Please call me (951-845-5187) to let me know if you can attend.

Saturday February 27th. Youth Baptism's at 3 and 4pm. Please call Brother Ball (951-845-4041) to let him know if you would be able to help

Friday March 5th Stake Temple Evening. Endowment Session 4:45pm, 10 male and 10 female patrons. Please call me to make your reservation (951-845-5187) or e-mail.
Sealing Session 6:00pm, 4 male and 4 female patrons.Please call me to make your reservation (951-845-5187) or e-mail.

Please check your renewal date on you recommend.

Please call or replay if you have any questions.

Thank you.

John Christensen

Saturday, January 30, 2010

February Relief Society Activity

Come share a "heart" warming crockpot dinner, then have a nice "heart to heart" with your fellow Relief Society sisters! Please bring either a crockpot meal, side dish, or rolls to share and be ready to have some fun! ~nursery provided~

Wed. Feb 10th at 6:30pm

February Visiting Teaching Message

This month's visiting teaching message focuses on Managing Resources Wisely and Staying Out of Debt.

"When we go into debt, we give away some of our precious, priceless agency and place ourselves in self-imposed servitude. We obligate our time, energy, and means to repay what we have borrowed—resources that could have been used to help ourselves, our families, and others. . . .
"To pay our debts now and to avoid future debt require us to exercise faith in the Savior—not just to do better but to be better. It takes great faith to utter those simple words, 'We can't afford it.' It takes faith to trust that life will be better as we sacrifice our wants in order to meet our own and others' needs."
Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Announcing......A new member in the McDonald Family!!

Kira Svetlana McDonald!!!
They granted our adoption, (admit it, you guys were all worried) so she is now our little girl!!
They could not, however, waive the 10 day waiting period. So Chris will return to CA to take care of Maddie & Aislyn waiting at home, while I stay here and get to know Kira better.

The director at her orphanage said that we can come tomorrow and bring Kira here to our hotel while we wait the 10 days since it's a 4 hour round trip drive to see her AND to try and keep her from getting sick again from the other kiddos there.
She is still around 11 lbs ( about the size of a 3 month old), but even though she does not sit yet, she is close to scooting ( yay, a mobile baby :).

She laughs a lot more, but will need to get used to close contact since she is more used to being by herself.

So, there you have it.... Our new girl.

By the time I get home with her, it will have been 2years since started our journey....With a big happy ending!!!
Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers and feel free to pass this great news on!!
Emily & Chris

Want to learn Self Defense?

Hi I am passing the word on in our community, about a women's self-defense class.
It is at Master Lee's Kung-Fu-San-Soo studio/769-2900, in Beaumont, near Food-4-Less.

It will be on the last Thursday night of each month.
7:15 pm. (About 1 hour.)
Fee: $5 January class: This Thursday, 1/28.
February: Thursday, 2/25.
March: Thursday, 3/25.

I am excited Lee Merrill is having this class for women!Women and girls of all ages are welcome.If you are interested in self-defense, come. "It is never wasted time to care to prepare!"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Calendar

1/7 Activity Days (8-11 year old girls) 4:30-5:30 at the church

1/13 Relief Society Activity 7PM

1/16 Preparedness Expo 9am-Noon at Stake Center

1/17 Stake Conference

1/21 Ward Temple Day

1/21 Activity Days (8-11 year old girls)-4:30-5:30 at the church

1/26 TLC (Temple, lunch, chat) 9:30am

January Visiting Teaching Message

Becoming Self-Reliant
" 'Self-reliance means using all of our blessings from Heavenly Father to care for ourselves and our families and to find solutions for our own problems.' Each of us has a responsibility to try to avoid problems before they happen and to learn to overcome challenges when they occur. . . .
"How do we become self-reliant? We become self-reliant through obtaining sufficient knowledge, education, and literacy; by managing money and resources wisely, being spiritually strong, preparing for emergencies and eventualities; and by having physical health and social and emotional well-being."

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president