I want to be a missionary now
When my son was on his mission, I sent him a
birthday box. I put a cake mix, frosting, disposable pan, tubes of decorator
frosting, candles, noise makers, party hats, and anything else I could think
of. I wanted him to have a birthday party even though he was away from
home. He and his companion had been working with a guy and he had been working
on his smoking problem. He had finally quit. My son used his birthday package
to celebrate with that gentlemen. It turned out even better than I had planned.
(Idea by Camille /
Missionary Candy Bar Wrapper
Draw a missionary
Missionaries by map
Coloring Pages by Whitney Garrett
Missionary Shirt Cards (for boys)
Paper Dresses (for girls)
A chocolate fountain family night by Hope Bingham
Pin the Tag on the Missionary - (includes visuals) from
LDS Splash (Scroll down)
Our family sent scripture picture books to all of my daughter's
friends who are serving missions. I scanned pictures from the Gospel Art Kit,
then printed them off in a 4x6 size. I bought some inexpensive photo albums (the
soft kind that hold 4x6 size pictures) at the dollar store and put a picture on
one side and a summary of what the pictures is about on the page opposite. I
ended up putting a picture on the inside front cover so I could get more into
one photo album. I found short summaries about the picture at www.lds.org. They
have some of the GAK pictures with summary's online. I tried copying the picture
directly from www.lds.org, but they come out too small and too grainy. I
have heard back from several of the missionaries (we sent the photos for
Christmas) and they have all loved them! They use them when they are teaching,
but also let children they are teaching or meet during their day look at the
books too. I made an extra set for my children and my neighbors children to look
at during Sacrament meeting. (Idea by Angela in Idaho / ga02242007)
Member Missionary handouts
Did you hear that the church just decided that sixteen-year-olds will be
called on missions? The new policy has met with overwhelming approval from the
members. The reasoning is that they already know everything and their moms won't
cry at their farewells.
Creative Care Packages
Scripture Care Packages
We will be sending one of our missionaries a throw size
blanket that has the Primary children's footprints on it w/ their names. This
missionary was a Primary teacher when we were spotlighting the children each
week and then we traced their foot on this material. The material also
reads: I Will Follow God's Plan.
When my son was on his mission I sent him a birthday
box. I put a cake mix, frosting, disposable pan, tubes of decorator frosting,
candles, noise makers, party hats, and anything else I could think of. I wanted
him to have a birthday party even though he was away from home. He and his
companion had been working with a guy and he had been working on his smoking
problem. He had finally quit. My son used his birthday package to celebrate
with that gentlemen. It turned out even better than I had planned.
(Idea by Camille/ga10122006)
A Missionaries Prayer, March 1984, New Era
An Instrument in thy Hands, August 1982, New Era
Behold, the field is white, August 1997, New Era
Go On A Mission
Go Ye Into All The World, August 1987, New Era
Holding Hands Around the World by Janice
If Thou Lovest Me, August 1981, New Era
My Mission, August 1990, New Era
Seeds of truth, August 1991, New Era
Somewhere there's somebody waiting, September 1998, New
We, the Youth in Zion's Army, September 2001, New Era
Search and Rescue
Discuss the parallel between gardening and missionary work.
Use package of seeds, soil, water, small gardening tools, etc. (Idea taken
September 1986 Friend Magazine)
you want some cake?
Set up a row of dominoes. Place them on end just far enough apart
so that if one is knocked down, it will knock down the next one. As you knock
the first domino down, ask them to observe the chain reaction. Call attention to
the effect of one domino upon all the others. Explain that we too may affect the
lives of others (family and friends) in a chain reaction. By sharing the gospel
with even one person, we sometimes touch the lives of many others.
A Classic Dear
John . . . but not really!
Creative Care Packages
of the Earth
Sharing the Gospel - Ideas on how to do it!
Climb the Mountain
Highs and Lows
Mission within the Mission
God's Work, Gets God's Pay
Missionary Flight - Could be adapted for an
Quotes from W.O.O.L. (Words of our Leaders)
Quotes on Missionary Work (1)
Quotes on Missionary Work (2)
We must be tolerant by
President Gordon B. Hinckley
I will invite my
friends to Primary
prepare now to be a missionary
I will prepare now to be a missionary by
Prophets teach about the importance of missionary work. I can be a
Sharing Time Missionary Cube Game
The Scriptures Teach Me That I Can Feel Joy When I Share the Gospel Message
Are there any
Testimony of a
missionary - handout created by Lori
The Mustard Seed Teacher
The Silent Sermon
Whose suppose to be doing the missionary work?
Check your church library to see if they have any of these videos...
Accomplishing the Mission of the Church
- provides training
information for priesthood and auxiliary leaders on the mission of the Church
and how to accomplish it.
Called to Serve - Designed to motivate youth to
prepare themselves for missions and to strengthen the families of missionaries.
Portrays the joys of preparing for and giving missionary service.
Conversion and Retention: President Gordon B. Hinckley
Speaks to Members of Stake and Ward Councils -
Videocassette of 1999 satellite broadcast. President
Hinckley addresses the importance of leaders and members in the retention of
those who are baptized.
Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Video
Presentations - Go Ye into All the World.
President Ezra Taft Benson asks every worthy young man to serve a full-time
mission for the Church. (Lesson 13.) 5:10 min. (Video Clip 5)
Family Home Evening Video Supplement -
'Missionary Work: Our Greatest Duty,' 5:12 min. (Video Clip
Feed My Lambs -
videocassette tells the story of two children who try to feed a large flock of
newborn lambs that had lost their mothers. It is helpful in teaching youth and
adults in leadership positions about the infinite worth of each child of God and
the need to assist the Savior in His work. 16 min.
Go Ye Into All the World - President Ezra Taft
Benson asks every worthy young man to serve a full-time mission for the Church.
5:10 min. (Video Clip 5)
Inviting with the Spirit -
members to set a date and effectively use the commitment pattern in introducing
nonmembers to the gospel. 23 min.
Missionary Couples : A Time to Serve - This
videocassette presents a brief overview of the opportunities and blessings for
couples who serve missions together. 11 min.
A great way to keep in
touch with your family while on your mission