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

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bentonville AK Preparedness Fair

Last Saturday the Church in Bentonville, Arkansas hosted a preparedness fair that involved 75 sponsors and 50 booths, twice as large as the fair they sponsored last year, as reported in the Sunday edition of the Benton County Daily Record. It reminded me of the successful fair the Wintersville OH Ward (Pittsburgh PA Stake) in our own region hosted last year, but on a larger scale, involving many local resources and sponsors, from both government and business. Is this something that anyone in the Pittsburgh Welfare Region would be interested in taking on?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Employment Resources

Don't forget the resources available from the Detroit office of LDS Employment Resource Services, under the able direction of Bro. Doug Mallory. See www.ldsjob.net or call the office at 1-888-LDS-JOBS. Bro. Mallory can give job-seekers access to password-controlled job lists on the Web for which his office maintains a subscription.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pandemic Flu Video

King County (Washington) recently released an informative video that describes the nature of the challenges we would face in a flu pandemic. Elder Gary Reed, Area Welfare Specialist, writes that "Many experts say that a pandemic flu is not an an 'if' but a 'when.' The video is for information only. The Church is busy working on this challenge and we anticipate further instruction in the coming months. The video is well done and may stimulate your thinking and help you as you consider sharing the need to prepare for this type of emergency." I recommend watching it.