It was very clear that the message was Food Storage, Finances and Missionary Work. I made a decision when I left yesterday that I was going to do something about what I was taught. First, Food Storage. We are plugging along and doing OK. I have a funky looking garden that is now ready to harvest and I just freak out on what to do. Ann told me what to do with the beans I planted. So today, I canned my beans. Also, while grocery shopping, I picked up about $50 worth of food storage at Macey's.
Working on Food Storage: Check
Next was our finances. I feel like we really have a lot under control here. I am watching every 2 weeks our debts dropping dramatically. My hope is to have our last debt, the car, paid for by November. It has been really hard to say no to alot of things and staying loyal and true to the budget. However, nothing was sweeter than to pay an extra $1000.00 towards my car today. The most exciting thing to me is that as soon as the car is paid for, all of this money I am putting into paying off debt will start going into a savings account for about 6 months for our emergency fund. Now that will be eye candy for me when opening my bank statements.
Working on Finances: Check
As for missionary work, this I truly have a passion for. Last spring when Brian and I went downtown to tour Temple Square, I had a regretful experience in the Brigham Young house. We were being guided by the missionaries through the home and one of the men in our group asked for a Book of Mormon to read. Weirdly enough, neither missionaries had a Book of Mormon for him and told him to call the number from a card they had in the house. WHAT?!? I am not sure why the missionaries do not have Book of Mormons with them on Temple Square at the Brigham Young house, but I kicked myself more as to why did I not have one on me. So, today, I tucked a Book of Mormon in my back pack that I carry with me all the time. I am praying for Heavenly Father to send someone my way that needs to read it and Voila, I will have one on hand. Now, if I can just be smart enough to recognize the opportunity.
Working on missionary work: Check
Now don't get me wrong, the checks do not mean complete work. To me they mean that I have began the process to a long road of being prepared. But just like the boyscouts, I want to BE PREPARED!
On a side note, as I am getting everything done today, Shaeler had a playdate with her friend from school and it turns out they really hit it off. The best part, she lives down the street from us and I could practically beg her mother to let her come and play everyday. And I bet she would be more than happy to get rid of her. My cup runneth over that Shaeler has a best friend!