Welfare:
A Personal and Family Concern

Some Personal and Family Welfare Goals:

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    1. Learn principles of individual and family well-being.

    □ Am I learning principles of welfare—such as work, self-reliance, provident living, giving, and caring for the poor—through studying the scriptures (see the Topical Guide in the LDS edition of the King James Bible), general conference talks, and Church publications?

    □ Am I learning to apply welfare principles through attending Church meetings and classes, fulfilling Church callings, and participating in service activities?

    □ Am I teaching these principles to my family in home evening?

    □ Are we planning ways to implement welfare principles through discussing them in husband/wife councils and family councils?

    □ How well are we applying the things we are learning?

    2. Become self-reliant and live providently.

    □ Am I praying individually and with my family to seek the Lord’s help in taking care of myself, my family, and others?

    □ Am I managing my finances wisely?

    □ Am I producing and storing food and other necessities?

    □ Am I maintaining good physical health?

    □ Am I working to develop social, emotional, and spiritual strength?

    □ Do I have a good education? Could I improve it?

    □ Have I prepared adequately for a successful career? Should I upgrade it?

    □ Am I prepared for emergencies?

    □ Do I accept responsibility for my own and my family’s support and well-being?

    3. Increase my fast offering donations for the needy.

    □ Am I giving a generous amount of fast offerings?

    □ Should I give more?

    4. Consistently be involved in compassionate service to family, neighbors, Church, and community.

    □ Have I prayed to seek direction from the Lord on who and how to serve?

    □ How can I better serve my family members?

    □ What can I do for my neighbors?

    □ Who can I help in my ward or stake?

    □ What can I contribute to my community?

    Photography by John Snyder