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“Self-Assessments,” My Path to Self-Reliance (2014), 12–15

“Self-Assessments,” My Path to Self-Reliance, 12–15

Self-Assessments

Use the following pages later in your self-reliance group.

How self-reliant am I now?

Fill out the following assessment during your sixth self-reliance group meeting.

Self-reliance is the “ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2, 6.1.1).

STEP 1

HOW MUCH DO I SPEND?

Write how much you spend monthly on each item below.

EXAMPLE: Food

300

Tithes, offerings

Savings

Food

Housing

Water

Medical expenses

Transportation

Educational expenses

Debt payments

Clothing

Electricity/fuel

Other:

Other:

Total monthly expenses

Current monthly income

STEP 2

HOW SELF-RELIANT AM I TODAY?

Mark where you and your family are now.

EXAMPLE: We have enough food to eat.

Never

Sometimes

X

Often

Always

We pay our tithing and fast offerings.

We spend less than we earn; we save money.

We have enough food to eat.

We are protected and safe in our home.

We have enough clean water to drink and use.

We can get medical care when we need it.

We have transportation when we need it.

Our children attend school.

We are free of consumer debt.

We have clean, modest clothes.

We have enough light and fuel.

We believe the Lord will provide for our needs.

We feel and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

We study the scriptures daily.

We pray daily.

We take the sacrament weekly.

We are worthy of a temple recommend.

We sacrifice to serve others.

STEP 3

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO BE SELF-RELIANT?

We become self-reliant when we can answer “always” to the statements in step 2. Estimate what you would need to spend each month to answer “always.”

EXAMPLE: Food

700

Tithes, offerings

Savings

Food

Housing

Water

Medical expenses

Transportation

Educational expenses

Debt payments

Clothing

Electricity/fuel

Other:

Other:

Total self-reliance expenses

My self-reliant income goal

Ponder what it would be like if you could answer “always” to all of these statements. As you track your current expenses, try to learn more about what it will cost to answer “always.”

How self-reliant am I now?

Fill out the following assessment during your 12th self-reliance group meeting.

Self-reliance is the “ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2, 6.1.1).

STEP 1

HOW MUCH DO I SPEND?

Write how much you spend monthly on each item below.

EXAMPLE: Food

300

Tithes, offerings

Savings

Food

Housing

Water

Medical expenses

Transportation

Educational expenses

Debt payments

Clothing

Electricity/fuel

Other:

Other:

Total monthly expenses

Current monthly income

STEP 2

HOW SELF-RELIANT AM I TODAY?

Mark where you and your family are now.

EXAMPLE: We have enough food to eat.

Never

Sometimes

X

Often

Always

We pay our tithing and fast offerings.

We spend less than we earn; we save money.

We have enough food to eat.

We are protected and safe in our home.

We have enough clean water to drink and use.

We can get medical care when we need it.

We have transportation when we need it.

Our children attend school.

We are free of consumer debt.

We have clean, modest clothes.

We have enough light and fuel.

We believe the Lord will provide for our needs.

We feel and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

We study the scriptures daily.

We pray daily.

We take the sacrament weekly.

We are worthy of a temple recommend.

We sacrifice to serve others.

STEP 3

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO BE SELF-RELIANT?

We become self-reliant when we can answer “always” to the statements in step 2. Estimate what you would need to spend each month to answer “always.”

EXAMPLE: Food

700

Tithes, offerings

Savings

Food

Housing

Water

Medical expenses

Transportation

Educational expenses

Debt payments

Clothing

Electricity/fuel

Other:

Other:

Total self-reliance expenses

My self-reliant income goal

Ponder what it would be like if you could answer “always” to all of the statements. As you track your current expenses, try to learn more about what it will cost to answer “always.”

My Path to Self-Reliance

Self-reliance is “the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family” (Handbook 2, 6.1.1).

  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. Develop spiritual habits and practical skills in 90 days:

    JOIN A GROUP

    • 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.

“And it is my purpose to provide for my saints.”