Provident Living

“As we live providently and increase our gifts and talents, we become more self-reliant. 
Self-reliance is taking responsibility for our own spiritual and temporal welfare 
and for those whom Heavenly Father has entrusted to our care. 
Only when we are self-reliant can we truly emulate the Savior in serving and blessing others.
“It is important to understand that self-reliance is a means to an end. Our ultimate goal is to become like the Savior,
 and that goal is enhanced by our unselfish service to others. 
Our ability to serve is increased or diminished by the level of our self-reliance.” 

-Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
"Becoming Self-Reliant", Ensign, Jan. 2010, 9

Stake Provident Living Leaders:  Christi Jardine- 8th Ward, Ginger Vilchinksy- 3rd Ward

Ward Provident Living Leaders:
Each Ward Relief Society in the Salt Lake Olympus Stake has a wonderful Provident Living leader who has many  ideas about becoming more self-reliant that she would love to share.  Each Ward has had and will continue to teach classes in many areas of provident living including: cooking, money management, gardening, home management and many others. These leaders will also provide opportunities to add to your home food storage and emergency preparedness items in the coming weeks and months.  Please participate in these wonderful ward meetings and orders!

Provident Living Ideas:

  • This blog will continue to share many  ways for you and your family to live providently or to "live the abundant life" which means: eating good food, having enough money, being at peace and enjoying more order in life. Come back often to share in these 'Simple and Savy' ideas that will bless your home!

“‘Self-reliance means using all of our blessings from Heavenly Father
to care for ourselves and our families and to find solutions for our own problems.’
Each of us has a responsibility to try to avoid problems before they happen 
and to learn to overcome challenges when they occur. …
“How do we become self-reliant? 
We become self-reliant through obtaining sufficient knowledge, education, and literacy; 
by managing money and resources wisely,
being spiritually strong, preparing for emergencies and eventualities; 
and by having physical health and social and emotional well-being.” 
-Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president.
"Becoming Self-Reliant", Ensign, Jan. 2010, 9

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