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, January 21, 2009

Indy Net

The Indiana Regional Bishops' Storehouse is one of the major storehouse that supplies smaller storehouses like the one in Brecksville, OH, which in turn supplies most of the Pittsburgh PA Welfare Region. Such regional storehouses contain supplies the Church sends to respond to major disasters. (The regional storehouse that would send supplies to address a disaster in the Pittsburgh Region is in Washington, DC.)

The Indiana storehouse sponsors a monthly "meeting" for ham radio operators who want to check in to test their contact with the storehouse for communication purposes in preparation for a disaster. The Indy Storehouse Radio Net meets the first Friday of each month at 7:00 AM Eastern Time, 1200 UTC, 3.875 Mhz, LSB. All those who are interested are invited to participate.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What Americans Fear

In her weekly column on the opinion page of today's Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan wrote,
Lately I think the biggest thing Americans fear, deep down—the thing they'd say if you could put the whole nation on the couch and say, "Just free associate, tell me what you fear"—is, "I am afraid we will run out of food. And none of us have gardens, and we haven't taught our children how to grow things. Everything is bought in a store. What if the store closes? What if the choke points through which the great trucks travel from farmland to city get cut off? I have two months of canned goods. I'm afraid."
Come, listen to a prophet's voice.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Arbor - January 2009

The January issue of The Arbor includes articles about new year's resolutions and seeking forgiveness, testimonies, and a list of Addiction Recovery Program meetings in the Pittsburgh and Michigan regions, with contact information.