Thursday, January 22, 2015

Young Women/Young Men LDS Missionary activity

A youth activity I have been wanting to do in my ward
for a long time is a Missionary Relay.   
I was thrilled to get to do it!


First, all of the young men and young women 
received their mission call and found out who their companions were.  

For the mission calls, I typed a letter that had where each yw/ym was going.  They then had to ask each other who had the same mission call to find out who their companion was.
Here is a copy of the "mission call" we used.  


Then they dressed in their missionary attire. 

 The girls had a choice of skirts and button ups or cardigans.  
I used some of my own clothes and also purchased a bunch from Goodwill.  


The boys had to tie their own tie.  Our YM president taught the YM this.  


Then they had to find their mission on the map and put a sticky note with their names on it. 


Afterwards they went to the MTC (relief society room) 
where they had to choose 2 of these 3 activities:  

-read lesson 1 of Preach my Gospel and write 4 things to teach an investigator
-memorize D and C 4:1-3
-learn 2 sentences in a foreign language

I had copies of Preach My Gospel and paper to write the things they would teach an investigator.  
One of our YW leaders made a poster of D andC 4 and helped them memorize it.


I wrote 2 sentences in French and Spanish.  
"Where is the bathroom?" and  "Will you read the Book of Mormon?"  
I just used Google translate to do this.


After the MTC, the youth went to the airport.  (the gym)

They had to fold a paper airplane and keep flying it until it landed on an X.
It was harder than everyone thought and it took quite a few tries.


Then the youth went to the Mission Field (2nd part of the gym).  
There they had to sew on a button, press a shirt and 
then write a letter to the missionaries from our ward who are serving.  

We had a table set up with pieces of fabric so they could sew on buttons. 
There was also an ironing board and iron and they learned to press a shirt.


On the other side of the gym, we had a table set up with pens, note cards and the names of the missionaries that are serving from our ward.  


We found some guidelines for writing to missionaries.
One of our YW leaders had this poster printed as an Engineer Print at Staples.  


This activity was SO much fun!  
We had a really good turn out and the youth had lots of fun!  

3 comments:

  1. FUN!!! What a great idea. I bet the kids loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. For the relay did you have teams? Did everyone start at the same time? I love this idea!

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    1. Each companionship was a team and yes, they all started at the same time. We all had a great time! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment!

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