Vehicle Preparedness

POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 8: Vehicle Preparedness

Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.


The Handcart Song, and Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked (Children’s Songbook, p. 220 and p. 214); Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Hymns, p. 252)

Book of Mormon Story

The brother of Jared builds barges.
Read Ether 2:13-25, Ether 3:1-15.

Discussion Questions

  1. How many barges did the brother of Jared build?
  2. What did the barges look like?
    Like a dish
  3. How many stones did he make and why did he ask Jesus to touch them?
    He made sixteen stones, so they would provide light in the barges.
  4. What did the brother of Jared see when Jesus touched the stones?
    He saw the Lord’s finger, then he was shown his whole body.


  1. The Lord will guide us in our preparations to care for our personal stewardships.
  2. We can take the initiative to make preparations that suit our personal circumstances.
  3. We can prepare for traveling emergencies by storing supplies in our vehicles.

Activity Ideas

  1. Assemble emergency kits for each car.
  2. Practice changing a tire.

Treat Ideas

  1. “Blizzard” shakes
  2. Popsicles
  3. Extreme sherbet
    1. Dissolve:
      • 1 3-oz. package gelatin, any flavor (Lime is yummy!)
      • 1 c. boiling water
    2. Mix gelatin in blender with:
      • 1 c. sugar
      • ¾ c. non-instant dry milk powder (or 1⅓ c. instant milk)
      • 2 c. cold water
      • ½ c. lime or lemon juice
    3. Freeze until mushy.
    4. Beat until light and fluffy.
    5. Freeze again.

Car Emergency Kit

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