When a letter like the following arrives in my email, it makes my day! Since I starting working at an elementary school, I have not been able to write as much as I would like, so I'm glad Prepared LDS Family is still a resource for some of you. I hope you enjoy reading this letter from a reader.
January 27, 2016
"I am married ... and have been so for 40 years. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. We live in Maryland. We have two children and seven granddaughters. I have been a member of the Church for 30 years, mostly inactive but never losing sight of the truthfulness and doctrine of the Gospel. Recently I have returned to church. Years ago I started food storage and have #10 cans of a variety; i.e., rice, pinto beans, potato flakes, dried applies, oatmeal, but haven’t done anything in about 20 years. Last week [my husband] said we needed to start our food storage. I was surprised. He too, was baptized about 20 years ago, but has not been active. I went on line and found your web site, which I feel was due to divine intervention. Your web site has prepared a way for us to re-start our food storage, a subject which has overwhelmed me, not knowing what to store, how to begin, how to store it, etc. Your step-by-step directions/guidelines are exactly what we needed. I no longer feel overwhelmed and am excited about getting started and “catching up”. Thank you so much for what you have done for those of us who are not sure how to begin. I have copied your prep lists along with the monthly preparedness goals, which will be a tremendous help to one who doesn’t have a clue. I know by doing this, my Heavenly Father will give Mike and me further guidance and direction. I also put together a binder for each of my children, so if they desire, they can start their food storage as well. Once again, I can’t express my appreciation for what you have done and the directions which I can understand and start something I have avoided for years." M and J, Maryland