Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Beginnings and a Whole'lotta Changes!

Many of you know how much I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am firm in my faith, and as a result of the covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father, I know I can be with my family forever. I trust Him to guide me in the direction I should head, and for me, that direction is changing...

I have been released as the Provident Living Specialist in our ward, and--as a result--will no longer be in charge of the group buys, dry-pack canning nights, provident living classes, or other food-related adventures I have so lovingly organized in the past. I have been called to preside over the children in our ward, ages 18 months to 11 years, and their leaders. I am enthralled at the thought of this new endeavor, and grateful to the Lord for entrusting me with such a charge.

Bearing all that in mind, I have decided to pass the torch, and place the Saints for Self-Reliance blog in other hands.

Melissa and Ben Pistorious have been called as the new Provident Living Specialists. They are wonderful people, actively engaged in frugal living and self-reliance, and there is not a doubt in my mind that they are perfect for this assignment. I'm sure you will hear from them soon, but until then, know that you are in good hands and I plan on attending as many Provident Living activities as I can, so I can see them in action!

I love Provident Living. I'm so grateful for the countless friendships that have been established in my life as a direct result of this calling, and I will be eternally indebted for all the ways in which so many of you have come to my rescue and saved my hind end as I scrambled to get my wits about me.

Please don't hesitate to continue to email me with questions. I will still be around and still be very much involved in improving my self-reliance skill set.

Here's to a bright future, and full pantries!

Happy Prepping,

Laura Cherry

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Service Project

We have an opportunity to provide service to families in need this month. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all over the world were asked to give one official day of service in 2011 as a ward. Here is ours... 

**Members of the LDS Church and non-members alike are invited to participate in this Service Project***

We will be working in cooperation with Food For Lane County at one of their organic greenhouses.

November 12th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Grass Roots Garden
1465 Coburg Road

**Bring work gloves if you have them**