POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 7: 72-hour Kits
Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.
Called to Serve and I Want to Live the Gospel (Children’s Songbook, p. 174 and p. 148); Israel, Israel, God is Calling (Hymns, p. 7)
Book of Mormon Story
Lehi and his family leave Jerusalem.
Read 1 Nephi 2:1-7, 15-20.
- Why did Lehi leave Jerusalem and take his family into the wilderness?
Because the Lord commanded him in a dream
- What did Lehi bring with him?
His family, provisions, and tents—no gold, silver, or precious things
- Why did Nephi believe his dad?
He prayed (cried) unto the Lord, who softened his heart through the Holy Spirit.
- We should be obedient and follow the commandments.
- There is safety in following the counsel of the prophets.
- We can prepare provisions in case it is ever necessary to leave our homes.
- Practice evacuating to your family meeting spot.
- Assemble a message jar with pencils and paper. Place it in a hiding place outside your home for family members to leave messages for each other in the event of an emergency that makes your house unsafe.
- Choose a location outside your neighborhood for your family to gather together away from home. Discuss routes from work and school to the family gathering spot. Call your out-of-state contact person.
- Make up a family code word to help children identify trusted adults.
- Assemble or update your 72-hour kits.
- Banana splits
- Trail Mix
Mix equal parts:
- chocolate chips
- raisins, or other dried fruit
72-hour Food Ideas
72-Hour Kit Tips
72-hour Kit Challenge (a plan to assemble a 72-hour kit over several weeks or months)
A Quick View of Emergency Evacuation
A Quick View of Flood Preparedness