Purpose: We are counseled often to be prepared with having food storage as well as money set aside for a rainy day. But what happens when a sudden storm or fire destroys all that we have? This lesson will help us make further preparations in protecting our home and property.
Lesson: Throughout the scriptures there are countless stories of those that chose to be prepared, rather than fear. From early on, we learn of Noah. This prophet constructed an entire ark without it even raining one drop.
Prophets have always warned of the calamities that have come and those that are yet to come.
Does our Heavenly Father want His children to live in fear? No!
Being prepared both spiritually and temporally helps us to show obedience to our Father in Heaven.
1. How are you or your family showing that you are temporally prepared?
2. What calamities have you seen in the world in the past 4-5 years?
3. How can you or your family start preparing your homes to be more prepared in the event of a disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, theft, etc?)
? Do you have the proper insurance to cover you, your home or your property? Even those that don’t own homes or have families– most likely still have property that should be protected by insurance. Add up to basic costs of the items in your home and you’ll be surprised about how much money it would take to have to replace all of that if lost in a fire, flood, theft if they were not insured.
Helpful Web sites:
Know Your Stuff (Home Inventory Online Web site– FREE!)
* You can upload images of all your property as well as descriptions of your items all in one location online.
Home Inventory Check List (paper version)
Youth to Adults: Inventory Your Home You can slit the home and assign rooms to each person in the family. You may want to use this helpful sheet to document the items and their value. You should have at least two copies of this list. You should store one copy in a fire and water-proof box in your home and a copy in a safety deposit box. You may want to even talk with family members who may live in your area about doing this same home inventory and even sharing a safety deposit box.
Home Inventory Check-list (click on link to download)