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Thank You Food Storage!

Food storageRecently we had a scare that our water was contaminated with e coli (yuck!). We were told to drink bottled water or boil it first. We were encouraged to not even use the water for rinsing our toothbrushes and I heard some debate about if we should use it to wash our hands and bodies. A few days later we were told the test declaring our water undrinkable was a false positive. The whole process was inconvenient, but I’m grateful that we have a decent start on our food storage – including water.

Food wasn’t an issue, but obviously water was. I was at our church building when I heard about the situation. I’m grateful I could pull one of our cases of water bottles out of my storage and load up the fridge. I needed to go to the store the next day and I decided to get another case or two, just in case the problem lasted a while. The shelves were empty!

I’m grateful for church leaders that warn and guide us to navigate life’s challenges, from contaminated water to a slew of spiritual situations. I’m glad my pantry is stocked as well as it is, but I have plenty of room for improvement. I hope our water scare will motivate us to be more diligent in following a prophet’s council. Costco run anyone?

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