Today I put in a shift at the Deseret dairy. Fifteen other men and I packaged and boxed up 1 lb. blocks of cheddar cheese for distribution through the church’s system of bishops’ storehouses.
Two weeks ago when they passed around the clipboard in priesthood meeting, I checked my schedule and realized it was flexible enough to be able to help, and I’m glad I signed up.
Another blogger at By Common Consent lives in a stake which gets frequent opportunities to work on a church dairy farm. It is entirely possible that the milk from the cows on that farm was used to make the cheese we packaged today.
The mother of yet another BCC blogger is a Relief Society president in Moore, Oklahoma. She gave her children quite a scare last Monday night when the large tornado struck her town. They were unable to contact her and were becoming worried. However, she finally made contact and let them know she was unhurt. She had been out, on foot, seeing after the well-being of her neighbors and accounting for ward members. Today as I placed boxes of cheese on pallets, I realized that within a matter of days some of those boxes would be at the bishop’s storehouse in Oklahoma City, and my friend’s mother would be caring for people in need. The food orders she will fill out will often include cheese from the Deseret dairy.
“Therefore, let every man stand in his own office, and labor in his own calling; and let not the head say unto the feet it hath no need of the feet; for without the feet how shall the body be able to stand? Also the body hath need of every member, that all may be edified together…” Doctrine and Covenants 84:109-110