Member Tools

Member Responsibility

Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. As members become self-reliant, they are also better able to serve and care for others. Church members are responsible for their own spiritual and temporal well-being. Blessed with the gift of agency, they have the privilege and duty to set their own course, solve their own problems, and strive to become self-reliant. Members do this under the inspiration of the Lord and with the labor of their own hands. (Church Handbook 2, 6. Welfare Principles and Leadership)

To assist members in their responsibilities to be self-reliant and prepared to provide for the spiritual and temporal necessities during uncertain times and emergencies which may occur in the future, LDSEROC has a number of resources that have proved to be effective in the lives of members.

The Power of Three

Using an idea conceived by a local member, LDSEROC has developed the Power of Three program.  The Power of Three encourages members to prepare based upon real needs during the first three minutes, hours, days and months of an emergency event.  It is simple to understand and apply, and is currently being used by several stakes and wards in Orange County with great success. It may be run by stake, ward or individually.

Group Bulk Purchase Cannery Program

Many stakes in Orange County are participating in a Group Bulk Purchase Cannery Program, which allows members to purchase products on a monthly basis and distribute to their members. Program includes and interactive website with over 100 recipes and cooking classes to demonstrate how to use the products. This is an excellent way to incrementally build your food storage one month at a time and with your own budget requirements. See your stake leaders for more information and availability.

Ham Radio Training

LDSEROC offers regular Ham Radio training classes around Orange County, including testing by qualified ARRL examiners. We also assist and train your stake emergency communications members with regular radio communication nets. See your stake / ward communications representative.