"Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance--relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of a woman."
--John A Widtsoe

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Self-Reliance Principles

Dear Sisters,

The 2016 Pacific Area Plan lists several objectives to support its vision: "To strengthen families and individuals by increasing faith and trust in Heavenly Father and in Jesus Christ and His Atonement."

The second objective (Increase Spiritual and Temporal Self-Reliance) refers to the "My Path to Self-Reliance" Initiative.

This may be found under Self-Reliance Principles at www.lds.org.

Are you Self-Reliant? Self-reliance is the “ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 6.1.1).

The First Presidency has put out a "My Path to Self-Reliance" workbook that can help you become more self-reliant. By going through the assessments and practices in the workbook you will find specific ideas to help you gain greater self-reliance.

12 Principles of Self-Reliance

  • Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ (D&C 104:15)
  • Use Time Wisely (Alma 34:32)
  • Be Obedient (D&C 130:20–21)
  • Manage Money (D&C 104:78)
  • Work: Take Responsibility (D&C 42:422 Nephi 2:16, 26)
  • Solve Problems (Ether 2:18–19, 233:1, 4)
  • Become One, Work Together (Moses 7:18D&C 104:15–17)
  • Communicate: Petition and Listen (D&C 8:2)
  • Persevere (Hebrews 12:1; D&C 58:4)
  • Show Integrity (Mosiah 4:28Job 27:5Articles of Faith 1:13)
  • Seek Learning and Education (D&C 88:118–119)
  • Stay On Task, Receive Ordinances (D&C 84:20;D&C 136:41 Nephi 18:2–3)