My poor Grasshoppers!
"There's a part of the population that will never prepare" CHRISTIANS! I say this because I have FIRSTHAND experience! I'm the Disaster Response Officer for the Seaside OR Adventist Church. I'm serving my Third Year in this post. I have been working this entire time to shift the member's mindset from me or the church helping them to one of learning how to prep and help themselves. I get the occasional "Thank you", "We appreciate you", and so forth, but I know of NO ONE who can last more than 4 to 7 Days AT THE MOST! I have asked several people why they have not been more proactive, and the Number One response has been; "I'm coming to YOUR House!".NO-YOU-ARE-NOT! Its just my wife, myself, the Dog, and Two Kitties. And we live in a one Bedroom 400 Square Foot home. I get ALL kinds of excuses from everyone, to the Fixed Income SSI, or Section 8, or whatever. I see them with New or Newer cars with $800 a Month Payments to 2nd Mortgages on houses WAY larger than they need, to the eating out, to the Starbucks, to the Cigarettes, you name it. The average coffee drinker spends North of $100.00 a Month on their Latte's or Mocha's. That $100 spent at even a Dollar Tree Store could get them a years supply of food in under 10 Months! I have passed out handouts I've made to the entire Church membership, detailing how it can be done and for far less money than they think. They are STUCK in their routine, and since they still see stocked shelves, CAN'T or WON'T connect the dots to figure out for themselves a Crisis IS Coming! And them saying they're coming to MY House is offensive and insulting. I have TOLD them they are NOT coming to my house. I have GIVEN them the information and the tools they need to do for themselves.I SEE THE DAY COMING, SOONER THAN LATER, WHEN THEY WILL RECEIVE THEIR RUDE AWAKENING, THAT THERE IS NO FOOD, NO FUEL, NO MEDS, NO NOTHING. AND THEN THEY WILL CALL ON THE CHURCH, ASKING FOR HELP-THEY WILL BE CALLING ME! THEY WILL DEMAND THEY BE FED AND NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS NO FOOD OR BACKUP SUPPLIES IN THE DISASTER ROOM AT THE CHURCH. MOST OF WHAT IS THERE HAS COME OUT OF MY OWN POCKET, AND I CAN BARELY SAVE MY OWN FAMILY AS IT IS. IT IS NOT MY JOB TO FEED EVERYONE ELSE!!!!! WHAT IS MY JOB IS TO TEACH THEM HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AND TO PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME FOR THEMSELVES. I HAVE DONE THAT, AND THEN SOME.I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR FAILURE TO ACT. THIS ANT WILL NOT FEED THOSE GRASSHOPPERS! AS MUCH AS I DO CARE ABOUT THEM, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE WHAT I HAVE LABORED TO PROVIDE FOR MY OWN. AND I WILL BE BACKED UP BY MY TWO MOST RELIABLE SIDEKICKS-MISTER SMITH & MISTER WESSON!!!!!