News of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pittsburgh area, counsel from its leaders, and reflections from its members.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Charlette Dudley's Home Storage

Charlette Dudley was baptized a member of the Church in March 2006. She is single, a grandmother, the only member of the Church in her family, and she loves the gospel and the Church.

I was assigned to be Sister Dudley's home teacher at the beginning of 2007. In July I introduced Sister Dudley to family home storage. I read to her from the July Ensign and "All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage," and invited her to meet the regional goal of having a month's supply of food in her apartment by the end of the year. She readily accepted the First Presidency's counsel and my invitation.

When I visited Sister Dudley in August she proudly showed me the supply she had started to build. In September she allowed me to take pictures of her pantry.

I'm convinced that if Charlette Dudley can have a month's supply of food and two weeks' supply of water in her apartment by the end of the year, anyone can.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Emergency Communications Blog

The Stake and Ward Emergency Communications blog provides a forum "for stake and ward communications specialists to receive training, share ideas and make recommendations."

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Church Cleanup in Findlay, OH

The Courier in Findlay, OH, published a complimentary article yesterday, "Church provides large volunteer source,," profiling the Church's role in helping to clean up after the devastating flooding (worst since 1913) that occurred there the week before last. The Church collaborated closely with the Red Cross. Bishop Jones of the Findlay Ward led the Church's recovery efforts, which included 62 missionaries and many members from throughout western OH.

Family Home Storage and Finances

The Church has published a new lesson, "Family Home Storage and Finances," #18 in the "Basic Welfare Lessons" on