First Aid and Medicines

POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 3: First Aid and Medicines

Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.


We’ll Bring the World His Truth, and Faith (Children’s Songbook, p. 172 and p. 76); How Firm a Foundation (Hymns, p. 85)

Book of Mormon Story

The stripling warriors
Read Alma 53:16-23; Alma 56:44-57; Alma 57:16-27.

Discussion Questions

  1. How many stripling soldiers were there, and who was their leader?
    2,000 (plus 60 more a little later), Helaman
  2. What does “stripling” mean?
    A youth
  3. Why did they fight?
    For liberty, to protect the Nephites and themselves from bondage
  4. How many stripling warriors were killed?
    None of them
  5. How many stripling warriors were wounded?
    Every one of them
  6. Why were they preserved?
    Because of the miraculous power of God, and because of their faith in what they had been taught by their mothers


  1. Having faith, sustaining the priesthood, and keeping our covenants will help to protect us.
  2. Even the faithful will experience injury and illness.
  3. We can prepare for medical emergencies by learning first aid skills and storing medical supplies.

Activity Ideas

  1. Practice making a phone calll to report an emergency.
  2. Post emergency first aid instructions inside a kitchen cabinet door.
  3. Make an emergency and extended family phone list. Make sure to have an out-of-state contact person. Add emails to the list, if desired. Place an emergency phone list in your 72-hour kits.
  4. Learn about CPR.
  5. Assemble a first aid kit. Place first aid supplies in your 72-hour kits. Store essential medicines, if possible.
  6. Store consecrated oil for priesthood blessings in your home first-aid kits, 72-hour kits, car kits, purse, etc.

Treat Ideas

  1. Life Savers candies
  2. “Death by Chocolate” Brownies
    1. Mix together:
      • ¾ c. baking cocoa
      • ½ tsp. baking soda
      • ⅓ c. oil
      • ½ c. boiling water
    2. Add wet ingredients:
      • ½ c. honey
      • ½ c. brown sugar
      • 2 eggs
      • ⅓ c. oil
      • 1 tsp. vanilla
    3. Add dry ingredients:
      • 1⅓ c. wheat flour
      • ¼ tsp. salt
      • 2 c. chocolate chips
      • (optional: ½ c. chopped nuts)
    4. Pour into a greased 9” x 13” baking pan.
    5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Comprehensive First Aid List
How to Place an Emergency Phone Call

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