POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 10: A Year’s Supply
Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.
I Will Follow God’s Plan and Keep the Commandments (Children’s Songbook, p. 164 and p. 146); Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah (Hymns, p. 83)
Book of Mormon Story
The Jaredites leave the Tower of Babel and prepare for their journey to the promised land.
Read Ether 1:33-43, Ether 2:1-12
- What was the name of the tower where the language of the people was confounded?
The Tower of Babel
- What kind of food storage did the Jaredites bring with them?
Their flocks (male and female), fowls (caught with snares), fish (in a vessel), deseret (swarms of bees), and seeds (of every kind)
- How did the Lord go before the Jaredites, talk to them, and give them directions?
He stood in a cloud.
- Bonus question: What is the name of the brother of Jared?
Mahonri Moriancumer, revealed to Joseph Smith during a baby blessing
(“The Jaredites,” Juvenile Instructor, 1 May 1892, p. 282 n.)
- The land of America (North and South) is choice above all other lands, and the people who live there will be free from bondage if they will serve Jesus Christ.
- Heavenly Father provides guidance to prepare his people for the challenges ahead.
- We should strive to build up a one-year supply of food that will last a long time and that we can use to stay alive. We can work at rotating a portion of these items.
- Build a Tower of Babel with blocks (or cans of food?).
- Set goals for acquiring a year’s supply in stages. Post your goals over each section in your storage space.
- Take inventory of your food storage. Give each family member a section to count and be a steward over. Give young children the job of writing the date on new purchases.
- Storage Fruit Salad
- 1 can pineapple tidbits, chunks, or crushed – drained
- 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 can fruit cocktail, drained
- 1 c. small marshmallows
- 1 c. wheat berries, cooked
- ½ c. chopped nuts
- 1 c. flavored yogurt. (Lemon is good.)
- Wow! Bars
- Cream together:
- 1 c. butter (or shortening)
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Add dry ingredients:
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ tsp. baking powder
- ¾ tsp. baking soda
- 2¼ c. wheat flour
- 2½ c. rolled oats
- Mix in:
- one 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
- (Optional: 1 c. chopped nuts)
- Put dough in a greased 11” x 13” pan. Use a spoon or your fingers to distribute the dough evenly through the pan and to push dough into the corners.
- Bake at 350 for 20 min.
- Cream together: