I never thought it would happen! We had a new bishop sustained last October and I am very please with the things they are trying to do. yesterday, just before announcing who would be giving the closing prayer, the counselor conducting said he had another announcement. He then issued a challenge to the whole ward to do something - anything that would be a challenge for them in preparedness. Last week and also yesterday we had the theme of Preparedness (Spiritual, Food Storage, temporal).
He emphasized that what we do is our choice. Suggestions were - don't go to the grocery store for one day, two days; turn off your electricity for 24 hours, 48 hours, or whatever would be a challenge. Those were the only two examples he gave but emphasized that it would be different for each of us. Just do something that would push you so you can see how prepared you are. He suggested that as you drive home after church to talk together about what you are going to do. He said some people may want to live off their food storage for two weeks...
I've thought about it and know the areas we are well prepared, areas we have plenty of practice. I also have determined that the area we are going to do is an area where we are "prepared", but have not practiced. We are going to use the portable bathroom situation, not just pouring stored water down the toilet. I want to actually go through the processes of using the stuff we've prepared and to see how well it works.
If you were given the challenge, what do you think you would do?