Sunday, September 25, 2011

I Can Be a Missionary Now

I will first walk into the room eating a bag of M&M's. Ignoring the primary kids as I emphasis how WONDERFUL this candy is. Mmmm these are so good! I just looove chocolate. I could eat these all day. Mmmm...blah blah blah. You get the idea. After I finish the bag I turn to the kids and say, "Oh, you didn't want any of these did you?" Of course they did. Tell them sorry, and that you will share with them at the end of the class as they exit to go to their next class. (Hand them a mini bag of M&M's)

? If you had something so amazing, so wonderful, wouldn't you want to share it with others?
Everyone in this room has something wonderful. Something so special that we should want to share it with EVERYONE we know.

? Does anyone know what it is?
-The Gospel!
? But how do we share it?
- missionary work

We have some special visitors with us today. Do you think you can spot them out? (Have the missionaries sit in the back of the room)Once they have found them have them come to the front. Let each Elder/Sister tell a few things about themselves. -Where they are from?
-How long have they been out on their mission?
-Why did they decide to serve a mission?
-How do they feel when they are able to share their message instead of holding it in for themselves?

? As the missionaries stand there ask the kids if these Elders/Sisters are the only ones that can be missionaries to share the Gospel?
- No we all can
Have each missionary tell the kids one thing that they can do now to be a missionary.

Read Matthew 5:14-16
"Ye are the light of the world. A City that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

? What does it mean to "let your light so shine?
-testimony & knowledge of the gospel
? What does it mean to "put your light under a bushel?
-to hide yourself and not share
? What could be the "good works" of primary children?
-being nice to friends, inviting friends to church, obeying the commandments, bearing your testimony
(You could bring a flashlight for a visual ex. Have it shine than cover it with your hand (bushel)then unreveal again)

Cut out paper candles for each child and tape under chairs (bushel) After lesson tell kids to get their candles from under the bushel and write on their candle a way they can be an example to others. Then as they exit the room you can hand them their M&M's and tell them that everyone can be a "Member Missionary" (thats what M&M's stand for)

I would like to thank Little LDS Ideas and Sofia's Primary Ideas for helping with my lesson. I love their sites.

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