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Self-Reliance: Testimonials and Stories
Self-Reliance: Testimonials and Stories
Antar: Exercise and Fitness
A self-employment group member discusses his successful business and how the course has helped him improve his business.
A bishop discusses the economic challenges his members face and how the self-reliance program has helped them.
Castanedas: Financial Planning for Our Future
A couple describes how a self-reliance group helped them begin preparing for the future.
Curtis and Pshaunda: Making Finances Personal
A couple shares how the Personal Finances self-reliance group helped them gain financial skills and a witness that the temporal and the spiritual are one.
Daniel and Christiana: General Store
A self-employment group member discusses how the program taught him marketing and better customer relations. He also discusses the role of prayer and faith in his business.
Deborah: Faith and Finances
A Personal Finances participant shares how her group experience taught her the spiritual and temporal are related, and how faith mattered in her finances.
Dorothy: Groundnut Paste
A self-employment group member discusses how the program taught her to expand her product offering to better meet the needs of the customer.
Education for a Better Life
Elder Joseph W. Sitati discusses how he overcame hurdles to get a good education in Kenya. Pursuing an education allowed him to find his wife, a secure job and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Felix: Refrigeration Parts
A self-employment group member discusses how the program taught him not only better business practices but how to involve his family and improve his personal life.
Geraldine: He Cares
Self-reliance principles lead to better jobs for more than one member of this family.
He Opens Doors
A couple describes how following the principles of self-reliance impacted their entire family.
He Polished My Toe
As a boy, Elder Enrique R. Falabella learned there is a solution to every problem. By living self-reliance principles and not being complacent, all of us can become better.
Hector: Improving More Than Just My Business
Hector gets the support and knowledge he needs to improve and develop his business by trusting in the Lord and attending a self-reliance group.
Irene: Mobile Sewing Service
A self-employment group member discusses how the program taught her to better utilize her business assets (a sewing machine).
Jackson: Learning for a Lifetime
A returned missionary shares how the Education for Better Work self-reliance group helped him find direction for life after his mission.
Joseph and John: Medical Products
Two self-employment group members discuss how they became business partners through the self-reliance group and how they combined one partner’s idea with the other partner’s resources.
Joseph: Fast Food
A self-employment group member discusses how the self-reliance group helped him to decide to expand his fast food business.
Merrills: Growing My Business
A couple shares how the Starting and Growing My Business self-reliance group led to greater faith and a stronger business.
Morales: Meeting Our Potential
Self-reliance principles sustain a couple through an unexpected employment loss.
Rafael: Job in Six Days!
A job search group member discusses his successful six-day job search following a period of seven months of unemployment.
Ronwen: Simple Principles
We can all improve our self-reliance, even if we don't realize it at first.
Rosanny: Hot Food
A self-employment group member discusses how the program taught her to use debt appropriately and how being successful in her business has raised her self-esteem.
Samuel: Computer Repair
A self-employment group member discusses the importance of keeping separate business and personal financial records. He also talks about how closely related temporal and spiritual principles are.
Stanley: Masonry and Construction
A self-employment group member discusses the importance of marketing and how the course has helped him focus on his customers’ needs.
Stephanie: You Can Do It
After struggling all her life, Stephanie is feeling the help of her Heavenly Father as she improves her education.
Susy: Private School Bus
A self-employment group member discusses the investment and sacrifice it took to start his business and how it allowed him to no longer have to work on the Sabbath.
A woman shares how her self-reliance group helped her find purpose and faith during a job search and career transition.
The Challenge to Become
Elder Dallin H. Oaks relates a parable that compares to our mortal journey towards inheriting the Celestial Kingdom
Vangelis: Street Magician
A self-employment group member discusses the importance of record keeping and separating personal and business expenditures.