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I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

52 Activities to help young men prepare spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially, mentally, socially for a mission (including developing talents)

Kick off with a Missionary Night (or have one every quarter using different ideas each time)

M; Sp--Gather talks and quotes from General Authorities about missionary work.   Get a picture frame and put your favorite quotes in it to hang by your bed, in your locker, etc.

So--Have a Speech Night (impromptu or prepared)

M; Sp--Learn the discussions (1st, follow up with the rest)

M; Sp--Memorize hymns, important scriptures

M; Sp--Have a Conference Night

T--Learn to play hymns; conduct music

T; M--Learn to organize a baptism

M; T; P--learn to cook; mend; do laundry; iron, sew buttons; clean kitchen; clean bathroom; polish shoes; maintain bikes; plan nutritious and inexpensive meals (F); budget money (F); wash dishes; do haircuts; pack suitcases effectively; bike safety; time management skills (So)

So--Letter writing skills; appropriate dating (See Dates; Dating and Courtship); etiquette for phone, home, church; introductions and thanking; Cultural Night to appreciate other cultures

F--Earning and saving money for a mission; making the most of money (clothes, food, etc.)

Sp--Splits with missionaries; friendship less actives in quorum; bring friends to missionary activity; Review standards (FTSOY Jeopardy for example); Book of Mormon Night, Bible Night; Doctrine and Covenants Night; Plan of Salvation Game; Book Review Night for gospel books; write down testimonies on stationery to be included in Book of Mormons to be given to nonmembers; Participate in a Missionary Open House; Prepare talks on Baptism, Holy Ghost and other Gospel subjects; Prepare song for sacrament meeting (T)

T--Write and then perform a gospel centered play

P--design a work out schedule to maintain a healthy body

So; Sp--Make packages for missionaries currently serving from or in your ward

Sp; M--Learn to use scriptures better (footnotes, JST, Bible Dictionary, Topical Guide, Index, etc.)

Sp; M--Scripture chase

P; Sp--Service Activity (see Service under Idea Index)

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