Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Primary Music Idea - I Hope They Call Me On A Mission




This past week in Primary I brought with me a picture of a missionary that I had downloaded from the Mormon Times.  I love this particular picture because it shows the average teenager and how he needs to change in order to because a missionary.  I showed half of the picture to the Primary Children and asked them to list some things that a missionary would have to do in order to be ready to go on his or her mission.  It was really fun to hear their thoughts on this.  We talked about how their hair needs to be cut nice, they can't take their I-Pod with them, they need to dress nice, and need to have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, etc...Then, I showed the nicer side of the photo and we talked about how missionaries represent our church and if they prepare now they too can serve a full-time mission some day.  Next, we sang "I Hope They Call Me On A Mission".  After singing that song, we talked about how the missionaries go tracking and knock on several doors each day searching for those that might want to learn more about our church.  I asked the Primary Children - What do you think they say when they get to some one's door and they answer it?  I told them that they would say that they are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  So.....we had to sing "I Belong To The Church of Jesus Christ".  We continued our conversation about what would happen if the person behind the door were to say YES I want to learn more about your church.  I asked the Primary Children - What types of things do you think the missionaries would talk to them about?  Then, I pulled out a matching game that I had found a very long time ago in one of the Church Magazines that covers several of the topics that our missionaries would cover while talking to an investigator.  We had fun making matches and singing the songs on the cards after a match was made.  This turned out to be a wonderful missionary Sunday!

If you would like a copy of the Missionary and the Music Memory Cards...please comment here or email directly at jennifer.hawkins@hotmail.com.  Be sure to leave me your email address.

Oh...another idea...you can use the memory cards in Nursery.  Our Nursery children had fun seeing the cute pictures.

22 comments:

Amy Coontz said...

Would love a copy!

Dani Souza said...

Jennifer, I'd love to have a copy, please!
Hugs from Brazil

Dani Souza said...

oh, by the way, could you send me a list of the topics in the matching game about what our missionaries would cover while talking to an investigator? I'd like to make one for my kids

The Olsens said...

I would also love a copy! Thanks so much for sharing all your hard work and great ideas!

tb3eriko@yahoo.com

Aubrey said...

LOVE to have a copy.

aubrey@behuninassociates.com

Thank you!

arendje said...

Please send a copy of the file to arendjewhidden@gmail.com - thank you so much - I also received the CD - you are so sweet to send it - thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chelsea said...

I would love a copy! It would go great with our lesson tomorrow if it isnt too late!!
chelsabell@gmail.com

Brenda said...

I would love a copy. Thanks for all you hard work.
b2fromm@gmail.com

Lone Oak said...

I'd love a copy. You are terrific for sharing your ideas. I found your site through Sugardoodles and I'm glad I did.

Lone Oak said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas. They are wonderful! I linked to your site through sugardoodles and I'm glad I found it. Please send me a copy of the information for "I Hope They Call Me On A Mission"

Erin said...

I would love a copy of this file and the trick, treat, share file! You are the best! Thanks!

ekn12379@aol.com

Kamber said...

i would love a copy! thanks.
kamberberger@msn.com

fords said...

Could you please send me a copy of th missionaries and memory game! Thanks so much!
My email is s2ford@msn.com

Melanie said...

Could you please send me a copy of the Missionary visual and memory game cards you used. Thanks!

email: family6fun@q.com

p.s. are you going to post any of your ideas on the song "If I Listen with my Heart"?

Melanie

Tami Madsen said...

would love a copy of this!
tamjam@gmail.com

Brandon and Hayley Gordon said...

could you send me a copy? Thanks a ton! ginagirl501@yahoo.com

Stephanie H. said...
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Stephanie H. said...

I would love a copy of both please! stephanieherrington@yahoo.com

Michele Rishel said...

I would love a copy
rishels@gmail.com

Michele Rishel said...

would love a copy
rishels@gmail.com

Natalie Stewart said...

I am new to this calling and was told about your website from our chorister. We would like to do this together. I would love for you to send me a copy of this.
nstewart510@gmail.com

Necia said...

Can I please have a copy of this file? This looks so fun. Thank you!
neciatomlinson@gmail.com