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To Stake and Ward Leaders

Many Church members can improve their self-reliance, which is “the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 6.1.1). Caring for the poor and needy is one of the four divinely appointed responsibilities of the Church (Handbook 2, 2.2). This leader guide will aid you in applying doctrinal principles that will help members help themselves and others to become more spiritually and temporally self-reliant.

Please take a few minutes to read the letter from the First Presidency to learn some of the promised blessings of self-reliance that members in your stake (or district) and ward (or branch) can receive.