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    Self-Reliance: Testimonials and Stories

    Self-Reliance: Testimonials and Stories

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    Antar: Exercise and Fitness
    A self-employment group member discusses his successful business and how the course has helped him improve his business.
    2:27
    Bishop Diaz
    A bishop discusses the economic challenges his members face and how the self-reliance program has helped them.
    1:59
    Castanedas: Financial Planning for Our Future
    A couple describes how a self-reliance group helped them begin preparing for the future.
    3:13
    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.
    5:30
    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.
    3:04
    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.
    5:48
    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.
    3:27
    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.
    4:55
    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.
    2:17
    Geraldine: He Cares
    Self-reliance principles lead to better jobs for more than one member of this family.
    3:44
    He Opens Doors
    A couple describes how following the principles of self-reliance impacted their entire family.
    4:10
    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.
    0:00:00
    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.
    4:12
    Irene: Mobile Sewing Service
    A self-employment group member discusses how the program taught her to better utilize her business assets (a sewing machine).
    3:08
    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.
    4:54
    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.
    2:23
    Joseph: Fast Food
    A self-employment group member discusses how the self-reliance group helped him to decide to expand his fast food business.
    3:01
    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.
    0:00:00
    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.
    5:07
    Morales: Meeting Our Potential
    Self-reliance principles sustain a couple through an unexpected employment loss.
    2:56
    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.
    2:18
    Ronwen: Simple Principles
    We can all improve our self-reliance, even if we don't realize it at first.
    4:20
    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.
    2:15
    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.
    2:19
    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.
    1:43
    Stephanie: You Can Do It
    After struggling all her life, Stephanie is feeling the help of her Heavenly Father as she improves her education.
    3:33
    Stephanie: You Can Do It
    After struggling all her life, Stephanie is feeling the help of her Heavenly Father as she improves her education.
    3:33
    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.
    2:29
    Tamisha's Job
    A woman shares how her self-reliance group helped her find purpose and faith during a job search and career transition.
    4:17
    The Challenge to Become
    Elder Dallin H. Oaks relates a parable that compares to our mortal journey towards inheriting the Celestial Kingdom
    1:25
    Vangelis: Street Magician
    A self-employment group member discusses the importance of record keeping and separating personal and business expenditures.
    1:57