10. My neighbors have a TWO year supply! No, they don’t. They don’t have any
food. Did you know that 85% of the members of the church don’t have any food
storage at all? If your idea of food storage is to eat someone else’s
food…..this is a really bad plan.
9. I’ve paid tithing for 20 years…the church can give me a little food.
Many members believe that when the times get hard, the church is going to
come through like Joseph in Egypt. Absolutely not true. All the church
storehouses and welfare farms across the country would only feed 4% of the
members of the church. The church has been asking YOU to store food for 75
years. They’re NOT storing food for you. Thus, another bad plan.
8. I’m moving in with my children / parents! Really….that’ s just a bad
plan all by itself. But it points out that most members don’t have a year’s
supply because they’re PLANNING on eating someone else’s food! Of course,
since no one HAS any food, we have yet another bad plan.
7. I have a year’s supply…and the bullets to go with it! I’ve heard time
and again, “How dumb is that to go to all the time and expense of getting
food…just to have some guy with a gun come and shoot my family to take it
away?” Here’s a better question. Are you afraid of the guy with the gun? Or
are you more afraid of BECOMING the guy with the gun? What would you do if
your children were starving to death? Would you lie? Cheat? Steal? Would you
shoot your neighbor for his food? I guarantee… .if you were watching your
child starving to death, you would do anything you had to, to keep them
alive. If you don’t have your year’s supply, you are putting yourself in
danger of losing not only your temporal salvation, but your spiritual
salvation as well.
So far, all the reasons we don’t have our food storage involve eating
someone else’s food. Please, don’t put your family’s temporal salvation in
other people’s hands. No one is storing food for you. Not your neighbors,
not the government.. .not even the church.
#6. The boat and the 4 wheelers are taking up all my storage space!
#5. 3 letters….Y2K. Ok, that’s 2 letters and a number….but they’re
always making way too much out of everything! This is never going to
happen!” (Every prophecy that has ever been given WILL happen.)
#4. If anything DOES happen, the government will be here within hours!
(insert laughter) Did you know the government has been telling us that we
need to have food storage? They’re actually CALLING it food storage! We now
have the government telling us to store food, water, medicines… whatever we
will need to be able to stay in our homes for several months.
#3. I can’t afford scrap booking AND food storage. (priorities again) The
average food storage can cost as little as a dollar a day. We live in the
richest society in the history of the world, and while there are cases where
money may be a problem, most of the time it is a matter of priorities. We
have chosen bigger homes, nicer cars, more tv’s, computers, vacations
..everything is more important than our food storage. If I asked, “Who has
a cell phone?” most of you would say yes. You pay at least $30 a month to
have a cell phone….that’ s about a dollar a day…the cost of one year’s
supply of food for your child. Is your cell phone really more important than
your child’s temporal salvation? You have to make food storage a priority.
2. I’m waiting for the cannery to sell Papa John’s dehydrated pizza! Food
storage has always had a stigma attached to it. If it’s not wheat, beans and
powdered milk, it’s not food storage. With the system I use, food storage
can be sweet and sour chicken, tamale pie, chile and cornbread, beef stew,
shepherd’s pie, minestrone.. .even chocolate chip cookies! Your imagination
(and your pocketbook) are the only limitations you have. (Wendy’s system is
can be found on her blog , the link is below
And the #1 reason why I don’t have my year’s supply of food? A year?? I
thought it was 72 hours!!
You KNOW you should have your food storage. You WANT to have it, but it can
be so overwhelming! How much do I buy? Where do I store it? How do I cook
it? It seems like an impossible task…. but it’s not. The important thing is to