Likewise, I have just made a trip to BYU-I and BYU for my kids. They have pumped MAJOR $$'s into both schools. The MTC is getting a major upgrade soon as well. We have 143 operating temples, and 170 total when all the ones under construction and announced are completed. The "Actions" of The Church fully indicate that the work is moving forth at an accelerated pace. Missionaries are still being called by the thousands. All the stuff on this blog begs the question..."if the USA is nuked, THEN WHAT??? Everything grinds to a halt. The WORK stops. Who will carry the work forth once 2/3rds of us are killed off? How will the Gospel go to "all the world" if The Church and its infrastructure is taken out? Who will train the missionaries? How will they get to foreign lands if cars and planes no longer work due to EMP damage? So many things DON'T ADD UP. How about try a different tact...tell us "What's Next" after all this destruction. Anybody can preach doom and gloom...This begs a thoughtful answer. If you could only read what I have read and have the "vision" that is in my mind, you would see that a much greater work will happen after ALL of this that is coming is over. ALL nations will flow to the NJ and those that remain, will join the Church in droves. The greatest work is about to commence. What we have seen up until now has simply been child's play. It is about to get good. Good and real. Yes, many of the existing (dead wood) members will be destroyed. The new growth on the olive tree will amply make up for what has been lost due to the feller's sword. The axe is about to be laid at the root, folks. Most, who read the blog (except for unrepentant trolls...:), will most likely make it. There will most likely be 20-30% of the existing membership of the Church that makes it. The best of the best. The rest, probably not so much. The missionaries called out right now will be among the backbone of those called to bring the people back to Utah - as Brigham Young said. It will be a glorious return - but one filled with mourning.
All I can say is, get ready. You will experience what the Saints in Nauvoo did - but on steroids. The same logic will prevail. Temples almost done, abandoned and then destroyed. It depends on the faith of the people. The leadership will only be shown how to lead to the capacity of the people to receive the counsel. Except for what is coming, when they (we) are driven like a dumb ass before the master with the whip.