California Mormons and Neighbors Fast for and Receive Rain

by | Feb. 25, 2014

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The prophet Isaiah taught, “And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought…and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” (Isaiah 58:6,7, 9, 11.)

Those divine words of comfort — written long, long ago — have taken on new, contemporary relevance for many California Latter-day Saints and their neighbors.

In recent years the “Golden State” could be aptly renamed the “Bone Dry State.”

An ongoing drought in California has been called the worst in state history. The governor recently declared a drought emergency. Reservoirs have dropped to frighteningly low levels. And local farmers have been left to wonder if there will be sufficient water to sustain tens of thousands of acres of thirsty crops.

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