In 1847 the Latter-Day Saints began to gather in the Salt Lake, Utah Valley after having been persecuted and forced from their homes and communities multiple times. They migrated to a faraway and isolated desert. They wanted to flourish and establish a permanent home for themselves. This meant that the Saints needed to learn skills that would allow them to take care of all their needs. While many specific duties of temporal self-reliance are different today, the principles behind these duties remain constant: Latter-Day Saints are counseled to do all they can to provide the temporal necessities of life for themselves and their families.
*Learn to love work, and avoid idleness
*Acquire a spirit of self-sacrifice
*Accept personal responsibility for spiritual strength
*Accept personal responsibility for health, education, employment, finances, food, and
other life-sustaining necessities
*Pray for faith and courage to meet challenges that come
*Strengthen others who need assistance
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