In Preach My Gospel every missionary’s purpose is clearly outlined. It gives them a goal, a direction, an understanding, and fills their hearts with love for the people they are serving. I decided to create a bookmark that includes the Missionary Purpose from Preach My Gospel. I also created them in a few different languages including English, Spanish, & French.Each bookmark also includes a front and back that you can print off and stick together.Again, I made these bookmarks with missionaries in mind, but honestly, the purpose is applicable to everyone! You can find the downloads for each bookmark here http://courtneyaitken.blogspot.com/2013/07/i-will-never-forget-moment-that-i.html Please enjoy as you read them over and print them out!
I altered it to demonstrate that students in our class are also preparing for missions right now in ways they may not have considered. I am using it as independant work while I give out report cards and meet with each student individually for a few minutes during class. They will also take the Basic Doctrines Assessment during class time.
To teach mission preparation, make a game board with a path divided into many squares of six different colors. Place a picture that represents sharing the gospel at the end of the path. Prepare a cube with six colored faces that match the colors on the game board. On each face of the cube, write one of the following:
Tell a personal story of obedience.
Express gratitude for your blessings.
Recite an article of faith.
Repeat one of “My Gospel Standards.”
Sing a song from “The Gospel” section of the Children’s Songbook.
Tell one thing you will do to be a missionary now.
Choose children to roll the cube and do what it says in order to move a game piece ahead to corresponding colored squares. Play the game for a set period of time and see how far you can go before the clock runs out. Reinforce the need to prepare now for missionary service.
(2005 Outline for Sharing Time, I Will Follow God’s Plan for Me, 3)
Clipart from the New Era. Points from the lesson on how to prepare to share the gospel. Quotation by Elder Joe J. Christensen from the manual.