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September 7 – Needless worry. Matthew 6:31-32 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

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September Witnessing 016September 7 – Needless worry. Matthew 6:31-32; “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”

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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000Lesson 12: “Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction” 

This week the lesson uses Genesis chapters 40—45 and is based on three different topics.  This time around they touched on Joseph’s captivity in Egypt and his reaction to his life’s circumstances, the Mormon food storage program and of course the ever present comparison of their Joseph whose suffering rivaled that of the Joseph in the Bible.

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 3:196; “We never ought to be without three or five years provisions on hand. But when you see men run to hell to sell a bushel of wheat for sixty cents, instead of laying it up in their granaries for a day of scarcity, you are forced to conclude that they would trade with the very devil, to get his coat and shoes in exchange for their wheat.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, January 27, 1856

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salt lake mormon temple 2Journal of Discourses 8:222; “I doubt whether it can be found, from the revelations that are given and the facts as they exist, that there is a female in all the regions of hell.” – Brigham  Young, Salt Lake City, October 21, 1860

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Food Storage

From www.lds.org;We have been counseled to store food, clothing, fuel, and other necessary items, such as those needed for first aid and sewing, to take care of our families’ needs for a year…The Lord has counseled, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30)…Elder Ezra Taft Benson said: “Thanks be to God for a prophet, for this inspired [welfare] program, and for Saints who so managed … that they could provide for their own and still share with others. What a marvelous way to become a savior on Mount Zion!” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1973, 93; or Ensign, Jan. 1974, 82).

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