Missionary: Lesson Ideas

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Why Should We Be Missionaries?

Heavenly Father Wants Us to Be Missionaries

3 Nephi 22:2 After reading this verse, maybe you could make a homemade tent and talk about how the Church is like a tent in a wilderness. What might it mean to “lengthen [its] cords” and “strengthen [its] stakes”? How do we invite others to find “shelter” in the Church? (see the video “Welcome”onComeuntoChrist.org) Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: Book of Mormon 2020 ” 3 Nephi 20–26: Ye Are the Children of the Covenant”

Missionary Work Brings Happiness

 Being a Missionary Now

Friend May 2019 “Conference Activity Page” Elder Uchtdorf taught five things we can do to help people learn about Jesus. Follow the lines to complete each sentence.

Friend July 2019 “Sharing the Gospel” President Oaks shared some ways we can help share the gospel. Match each picture with the number from President Oaks’s message.

Ensign October 2020 “Family Study Fun” Paper Name Gathering Game

We “gather Israel” when we help other people learn about the gospel. Jesus taught about this gathering in 3 Nephi 20–22.

  1. Give each person a piece of paper and ask them to write down any name that comes to mind.
  2. Everyone should close their eyes while one person hides the papers.
  3. Read 3 Nephi 20:18 and 39–40 out loud. How can you help other people learn about Jesus?
  4. While listening to a song about Jesus, invite everyone to help find the names and put them by a picture of the Savior.

Discussion: How does it make you feel to know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know each person by name?

Answering Questions About Church

Friend April 2017 “Question Corner” If a neighbor asked you why you got to church, what would you say?

Friend January 2018 “What’s on Your Mind?” Answering the question “Why does it matter if you keep the commandments?” Aswers could include the following: How would it feel flying with a pilot who didn’t follow the rules of aviation? What about riding on a bus with a driver who didn’t stop at red lights? The commandments help keep us safe.

We Share With Friends

Culture & Traditions (including gospel)

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Ways to Share the Gospel

Friend June 2020 “Finish the Pattern” Four ways we can invite others to learn about the gospel.

Friend July 2019 “What’s on Your Mind?  A child writes this question to the Friend: “I want to be a missionary now! How can I share the gospel with my friends?” The Friend responds with some drawings from another child of ways to share the gospel. They also share the following: When you try to follow Jesus and share His love with others, people will notice your good example.

Friend July 2017 “Hi Friends”

I took my CTR ring and the Friend for show and tell at my preschool. I liked being a missionary!

Lindsay, age 4, North Carolina, USA

Prepared to Be a Missionary Now

Come Follow Me Primary 2020: Introductory Pages Ask the children to pretend you have never heard of the Book of Mormon before. Invite them to work with a partner to think of ways they could explain to you what it is and where it came from, using details from the introduction. Then let each pair take turns teaching you.

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 Missionary Traits

Preparing for a Mission

Friend August 1986  Missionary topics to practice teaching.

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Friend October 2015 Story about growing up and going on a mission like his brother. Could be used  as object lesson about growing spiritually strong so we are prepared to go on a mission. Feed our spirits with scripture stories, pull out weeds of temptation, etc.
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Going on a Mission

Friend October 1988 “For Little Friends: What Missionaries Do”

Friend July 2016 “How Are Missionaries Called”

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Supporting Missionaries

Friend May 2017 “Family Night” Writing missionaries and sending cookie care package.


Family Members on a Mission

Friend May 2017 “Family Night” Waiting for someone to come home.

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