Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weekly Challenge and Assignment (Week of April 18th)

Hi Carson Ward Family,

"God moves in a mysterious way

His wonders to perform;

He plants his foot-steps in the sea

And rides upon the storm.

Ye fearful Saints, fresh courage take;

The clouds ye so much dread

Are big with mercy and shall break

In blessings on your heard.

His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour;

The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err

And scan his works in vain;

God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain."

(Hymn # 285, LDS Hymn Book)

I love this hymn, it gives us courage and faith to keep trying. We will not be without challenges and trails. I know some of you get discourage trying to pull your 72 Hour Emergency Kits and Food/Water Storage together. I know it all seems overwhelming when you think of it as a whole. Set small goals, and before you know it you will have your 72 Hour Emergency Kits for each family member and at least 3 Months Food Storage and Water. As long as we are striving to be obedient to the gospel and follow our Prophet and Apostles teachings and warnings, Heavenly Father will bless us with the things we need to provide for our family.

Weekly Assignment:

1) those working on their 72 Hour Emergency Individual Kits add the following this week (remember--you need 3 of each item for each family food kit:

1) Hot chocolate instant drink mix

2) Small box of raisins

Weekly Challenge:

Review how you will cook if you cannot use your stove or oven. Do you have stored at least two different ways to cook if there is no gas or electricity? See the "Cooking, Heating, and Lighting" post on the right side of the blog/website for ideas.

If you have a least one way to cook outdoors, add another way to cook, a Butane Burner Stove with cans of Butane Fuel, a BBQ with charcoal and/or propane, a solar oven (expensive but great), Dutch oven, etc.. If you have no way to cook outdoors, add one of the items listed.

Note: You will need enough charcoal, propane, and/or butane fuel to cook for several weeks, may be even, several months. Keep them all in a well dried cool place.

Remember: This is the last week to post your name for the April 24th FREE Monthly Giveaway Drawing. Post your name by Sunday, April 24th before 10:00am or send me an email ( if you cannot post your name in the "comment" section after this blog posting.

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