There are great needs among us. Many lack the ability to "provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church , 6.1.1). Our modern-day prophets have counseled: “Self-reliance is a product of our work and undergirds all other welfare practices. … ‘Let us work for what we need. Let us be self-reliant and independent. Salvation can be obtained on no other principle’” (Thomas S. Monson [quoting Marion G. Romney], “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3).
The following steps, offered through Self-Reliance Services, can help you in your path to spiritual and temporal self-reliance.
1. Assess My Needs
Set my self-reliant income goal and spiritual goals.
2. Choose My Path
Decide how I will become self-reliant.
3. Join a Group
Develop spiritual habits and practical skills in 90 days:
- Start and grow a business,
- Find a better job, or
- Identify needed skills and create an education plan.
4. Continue to Act
- Keep working to become self-reliant.
- Serve others and help them progress.