Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Disaster Seems to Come!

There seems to be disaster at every turn. As I am sure you know, yet another tornado has caused much devastation, this time in Joplin Missouri. The devastation is just bewildering. The 198mph tornado tore a path a mile wide and six miles long straight through Joplin, Missouri devastating all in its wake.

Here are some of the before and after shots of the town!

No more Walmart!

As you can see, the destruction is severe! I know that many prays have been offered in behalf of the families effected. And much help has been offered. A member form the ward here who has ties to Missouri went there a few days after the tornado with much needed clothing, diapers, baby food and other necessities. It was a great sight, and a relief for the residents to see her pull up with her loaded car to help those in need. It was a relatively small act, but I know that it was received through deep gratitude and much love.

Natural disasters and destruction is imminent in this world, but there are some things that we can do to prevent spiritual disasters. I think the main things would to be obedient to God's commandments and when we do mess up, slip, or fall, we need to quickly access the atonement through repentance and much prayer, doing the things that we are then inspired to do. I know that as we are obedient to God's commandments... all of them, no picking and choosing, we will be blessed and be able to fight off any possible disaster! I know that the atonement is real, and as we access it, we can receive the spiritual relief needed!

Here is a talk about Spiritual Preparedness:

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