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Self-Reliance Messages

Five LDS working mothers use a self-reliance principle to use their time more wisely
Self-reliance has a purpose which is to help us be able to serve. We need to teach that self-reliance is not the end goal but is a means to the goal of service
'Self-reliance is becoming like God and that is the ultimate!'
'I realized these were sacred funds. Others had made a contribution to my education, so it was my responsibility to show appreciation by studying hard.'
When we try to change our habits we need to focus on the details
Do this self-evaluation test to find out how self-reliant you are
'Through My Path we learned principles to help us with our gardening project.'
'When Heavenly Father introduces a program or an initiative He will see us through.'
Not only did this missionary finance his own mission, he also built a new home for his family
What do you do with your money when you have extra?
Nomusa used the Church's Employment Program with graduating engineers, and they all found work
Persistence and the guidance of the Holy Ghost have led Mfundo from a humble township home to Harvard University
Wise lessons from a mother passed on to future generations
The Church's Perpetual Education Fund helps thousands of LDS students get an education and improve their lives
It takes personal integrity in order to progress
Why is perseverance so elusive to some and yet seems to be a habit for others?
Our listening skills will also sharpen as we learn to listen to the Spirit
I encourage those who have not joined one of the Self-Reliance groups yet to do so right away
The Church's free self-reliance courses are helping James of Malawi be a better provider for his family
In this article there are links to other useful articles to help teach children to be self-reliant
Siyabonga is a talented artist whose career has been blessed by the self-reliance courses
 In many ways, we are all pioneers, moving forward through uncertainty and trusting the Lord
Education is a worthwhile endeavor
Not content to help only himself, Joseph is sharing his skills and knowledge with others to help them become self-reliant too
We can apply the same habits that Olympic athletes use to achieve greatness to improve our own productivity
'Being prepared gives us freedom from fear' — Elder L. Tom Perry
Be prayerful, never give up, and trust God as you study
The Saints in Saradroa, Madagascar have worked hard to build and maintain their chapel
In this video Elder Sitati discusses the importance of education for self-reliance
Trust takes a long time to earn and sometimes only a split second to destroy
At midnight Buyisile needed help, and the Lord told her what to do
How good are you at keeping your New Year resolutions? Here are some suggestions to help us change
There are many ways to save—be prayerful and seek guidance in finding them
Share these quotes with your friends on social media
'We just need to take advantage of all the opportunities we have and keep putting God first in our lives' - Sandra
Perseverance overcomes almost everything—John D. Rockefeller
We are responsible for our appearance, our attitude, and our relationships
Focus and determination kept me going, and it was all worth the sacrifices in the end
“…the worst affliction in life is neither pain nor poverty but a lack of purpose and direction”
'The PEF program was able to give me hope and an opportunity to drastically improve my life through education' - Shirley
Every challenge is an opportunity to grow. It takes work, but that’s how the Lord intended it to be. The best part is the great feeling of accomplishment we feel when we get it right
“United we stand, divided we fall” 
Learning a skill, such as sewing, helps people become self-reliant
Time is a precious commodity. Let us learn to use it well by relying on the Lord to confirm our plans and bless our efforts
When we exercise faith in Jesus Christ, amazing things can happen in our lives
The self-reliance and PEF programs can help to break the cycle of poverty 
PEF helped Nyasha achieve her educational dream
The Job Search Group has made a huge difference in her life
Hard-working Stuart got a job within three days of finishing his studies
Pepitho is grateful to be able to provide for his family
The Career Workshop helped me a lot and is still helping me
How the Planning for Success workshop blessed my life
The Lord cares about our temporal welfare
'We invite you to diligently study and apply these principles and teach them to your family members' - First Presidency
Helpful Ideas for helping a returned missionary get off the ground
The Lord's way to receive blessings is to help the poor and become self-reliant.  
Five ways social media can help you find a job.
New Self-Reliance Centres are opening throughout Africa.
'Sooner or later God will compensate you for all the pain.'  
The Zwane family works together to be self-reliant.  
Millions of small acts of service help the Church grow.  
How to Get in Touch With Our Workforce  
Self-reliance means that we do not need others to help support us or our families financially.