Thursday, July 24, 2014

Remember: Happy 24th!

Happy 24th of July! Remember the sacrifice that many made, and still make, to do the work of the Lord. If you’re in Utah, enjoy your day off. (see blog 7/3/2014 Self Defense and the 4th and 24th of July) Everywhere else, you need to pause this day to remember. I hope all members can remember. Many LDS members gave their lives that we as a people today can live where we like without persecution. I believe persecution is again in the Church’s future. The Last Days are here and there will be difficult times ahead. Pres. Hinkley said it this way in 1998: “There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed.” He also said, “But I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.” Now, Pres. Monson also said in 2009 and at many other times, “My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.” I believe him. I know that when we are prepared we will not fear.
On this day of all days, re-evaluate your preparedness, both temporally and spiritually. Pay attention to “…prepare every needful thing”. Look at your home security plan. Look at your personal defense plan. Look at your preparedness plans. Make changes where needed and continue to be vigilant.
Semper Paratus