Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekly Challenge and Assignment (Week of August 22nd)

Hi Carson Ward Members,

Here is this week's Assignment and Challenge. Remember to put your name or family name on the comment below to have your name put into a monthly free Giveaway drawing. If you do this each week you will have 4 chances to win. The item will be something to help you with your Emergency Preparedness supplies.


"I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness.... Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life. Obtain clothing and build a savings account on a sensible, well-planned basis that can serve well in times of emergency.... I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness." Elder L. Tom Perry

Weekly Assignment:

If you are doing the same menu for each day purchase the following this week:

72 Hour Kits:

1) Trail Mix (For the trail mix either buy 3 small bags or one large bag. If you buy the large bag put in 2 small snap n' seal baggies so once you open the large bag you can divide the other 2/3rds into the two baggies for the next 2 days.)

2) Gum (3-5 sticks for each day)

Remember to multiply this by 3 (for each menu day) and then by the number of 72 Hour Kits you need for your family (household).

Car Emergency Kit:

Purchase a Mylar blanket for each person in your family (household) and put it in your Car Emergency Kit in your car.

Weekly Challenge:

Go to and check our their great website on Emergency Preparedness. There are great ideas that will help you and your family.

Elder Perry's comment above is so true. Will we be the 5 Virgins that are prepared or the 5 Virgins that are not. We need to fill our lamps with oil now so that we do not fear. Remember, never go into debt for your Emergency Preparedness supplies, add them gradually and the Lord will bless you.

Remember to add your name in the comment section below for the drawing.


  1. Good and timely advice!

    Robert Cuppett

  2. Gum seems to be a good idea, I never thought of that. If I use a zip lock bag to store the trail mix how long will it last? any Ideas

  3. Thank You for making it seem so effortless. I now know that I was trying to be a perfectionist as the barrier to make me have an excuse for not having this done. We all need to be honest with ourselves and recognize what we are telling ourselves.

  4. It was really nice that the Scouts beat the bushes this past year to sell those emergency blankets. Thanks.

    Linda Guyan