Self-reliance is an important principle to Latter-day Saints (Mormons). The ability to take care of one's own needs, and the needs of one's family, is something many of us have long taken for granted. But these hard economic times we are experiencing are bringing the importance of self-reliance into greater relief.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is committed to helping its members and friends of all faiths develop greater self-reliance. Mormons are not an insular people who only take care of their own. We subscribe to and seek to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ on social justice, equating our service to our fellow brothers and sisters of humanity with service to God.
This video illustrates the efforts the Church is making to ensure that people around the world establish the principle of self-reliance in their lives.
The Church provides free resources to anyone interested in increasing his or her self-reliance, including materials on home food storage, managing finances, education and literacy, and employment services. Again, most if not all of these services are available for FREE regardless of one's religious affiliation.
Being self-reliant brings peace of mind; it frees us up to increase our service to others. And when we are in the service of our fellow men and women, we are in the service of God.
Article on easy home storage.
Article on self-reliance.
Church Humanitarian Services.
Welfare and Self-Reliance.