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LDS Self-Reliance Program

12 Principles of Self Reliance

The Lord has declared, “It is my purpose to provide for my saints” (D&C 104:15). This revelation is a promise that the Lord will provide temporal blessings and open the door of self-reliance. He has also declared that “it must needs be done in [His] way” (D&C 104:16). To receive the blessings of self-reliance, we must accept and live the principles of self-reliance, which include the following:

  1. Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ (D&C 104:15)
  2. Use Time Wisely (Alma 34:32)
  3. Be Obedient (D&C 130:20–21)
  4. Manage Money (D&C 104:78)
  5. Work: Take Responsibility (D&C 42:42; 2 Nephi 2:16, 26)
  6. Solve Problems (Ether 2:18–19, 23; 3:1, 4)
  7. Become One, Work Together (Moses 7:18; D&C 104:15–17)
  8. Communicate: Petition and Listen (D&C 8:2)
  9. Persevere (Hebrews 12:1; D&C 58:4)
  10. Show Integrity (Mosiah 4:28; Job 27:5; Articles of Faith 1:13)
  11. Seek Learning and Education (D&C 88:118–119)
  12. Stay On Task, Receive Ordinances (D&C 84:20; D&C 136:4; 1 Nephi 18:2–3)

These principles are taught more fully in the booklet My Foundation: Principles, Skills, Habits.

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