Friday, February 18, 2011

Missionary Sharing Time

door clipart" Go to google image and search for "closed hinged door clipart" Should be the first or second picture.
Sharing time- I Can Share the Gospel with my Family and Friends
October 2013 week 3
Having a difficult time finding which Friend magazines these other images came from, I cut them up pre-blog!
Here is what I got so far-
girl praying in front of door with quote- Friend, August 2010 p. 29
cub scout with door open- Friend, May 2008 p. 29
another cub scout picture- Friend, November 2002, p.47
achievement day girls picture in the Friend, February 2009, p.5
boys with cigarette- Friend, April 2010 p. 28 or under choose the right section
school bus with children- Friend, February 2010, p. 5 or
another school picture- Friend, December 2008, p. 35
 helping hands picture in Friend, August 2010 p. 16. 
another helping hands picture in the Ensign, August 2010, p. 76 or
 special needs pic that I used, pg 47
 but here are some that can be used:
wheelchair man- Friend, October 2000, p. 2
wheelchair girl- Friend, June 2009, p.23
angry people- Friend, June 1999, p. 40 under choose the right section
Jesus the Christ- under Jesus Christ section or Primary packet 1-1

Sharing time- I Can Be a Missionary Now! I Can Share the Gospel with my Family and Friends

****Have the missionaries assist with the beginning part of the lesson. Have the missionaries knock on the door. Sister Pergler opens it. Missionaries- “We are representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to share a special message with you” The missionaries are invited to come in and teach a little discussion about missionary work. 1) Remind what a missionary does daily and their experience as a missionary(last week's lesson). 2) One companion read Matthew 28:19–20 teaching their scripture to the “investigators”(Can use pictures of the World, Baptism, First Vision(Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ). 3) Other companion review Doctrine and Covenants 133:37 and remind that missionaries are one way that the gospel can be shared in distant lands. The Prophet David O. McKay taught us that “Every member can be a missionary” and that even means YOU!   Have a missionary bear testimony of the first vision     (only about 5 minutes for this discussion)

Companion #1-Matthew 28:19 ¶ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Companion #2-D&C 133: 37 And this gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.

Sister Pergler’s part- So what opportunities do we have that we can share the gospel with those around us and be like these missionaries? Maybe we already have experiences with being a missionary to someone. Elder Quentin L. Cook, an apostle of the Lord shares a challenge- “My specific challenge to each of you is to make a commitment to be a missionary for the rest of your life.” He suggests three ways to help us be missionaries now. 1) Overcome feelings that make you afraid to share the gospel. 2) Do not be discouraged. 3) Be a good example and take every opportunity to share the gospel (ON FRIEND POSTER, April 2010. or pg. 11 of
So I have doors that have opportunities on the back of them or ways that we can be a missionary and teach the gospel just like our visitors that came to see us. When called, knock on a door and we will open the door to the opportunity. Then we can figure out a way to be a missionary or tell of a time when you were a missionary in a similar way.

Construction paper doors covering various pictures-
(Have the children knock on the door (could have all the children knock on their chairs) and then reveal the picture)

Door #1- (picture of girl in wheelchair.) Friend, September 2010, p. 31 How can we share the gospel when someone might look different or isn’t able to do the activities that others may be able to?
Song: “I’ll Walk with you”
Door #2- (picture of family)  p. 4 of       How can we share the gospel in our own families? Or when we visit a family member that may not belong to the church? Is there a time when you shared the truth with someone in your family?
Song “I Love to See the Temple, verse 2, CS 95)

Door #3- (picture of Cub Scouts) Friend, May 2008 p. 29 How can we share the gospel at church activities? Maybe at Scouts, achievement day girls, or ward activities, etc.
Song: “Our Door is Always Open” CS 254

Door #4- (picture of someone angry at someone else) How can we be missionaries with someone that may not like us or doesn’t seem to want to be our friend? Have you been Christlike to someone that just didn’t seem to get along with you?

Door #5- (picture of school bus) or p. 45 of     How can share the gospel at school? With someone that is new there? Have you ever told anyone about the church to someone at school?

Door #6- (picture of smoking) boys with cigarette- Friend, April 2010 p. 28 or under choose the right section How can you share the gospel when one of your standards is being tested? Like smoking, listening to bad music, watching an inappropriate show, clothing, etc.?
Song: (“The Lord Gave me a Temple", CS, 153)

Door #7- (picture of Service) Friend, August 2010 p. 16.  How can serving others help be a missionary? How does mormon helping hands (our group that goes out and rebuilds homes after a hurricane or other disaster) help bring the gospel to many lands?

Door #8- (picture of girl praying at a closed door) “Seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” We can pray for those that we would like to be a missionary with. Have you ever prayed for someone to accept a church invite or the gospel?
Song:( “Praise to the Man, Hymns, no.27)

Door #9-(picture of Book of Mormon) Sharing the Book of Mormon is a wonderful way to be a missionary. Sharing stories, scriptures can help be a missionary. Has anyone ever had an experience with giving a Book of Mormon to someone or just has a special feeling about the precious book?
Song: ("Scripture Power")

Door #10- (picture of Jesus Christ) When we act like Jesus, we are sharing the gospel sometimes without even knowing we are doing it. When was a time when you were a good example? Has anyone ever told someone about Joseph Smith and the first vision? (show picture of first vision) How did you feel hearing the testimony of the missionary of that sacred event? Inspire you to want to share your testimony?
Song: ("If I Listen with My Heart", p. 28 of 2011 Sharing Time outline)

I hope you will accept Elder Cook's challenge and will be a missionary for the rest of your life. I say these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


  1. I am going to use this - thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

  2. Sooooooo using this! I just got called to be the 2nd counselor last week, and I'm being thrown in the fire and doing my first Sharing Time! Thanks for the wonderful idea!! (now, if my computer would cooperate and let me download the friend issues you referenced, then I could get some church-approved clip-art!!)

  3. Great idea. I would suggest to those who can't download pictures or don't want to print pictures. Look in the primary manuals or gospel art kit for pictures. there are a lot to choose from. In our branch we have put the pictures from the manuels and gospel art kit in page protectors and then in 3 ring binders. It makes them easy to find & use along with protecting them.

  4. Thanks for sharing this idea! I'm doing a missionary activity for our music time this week, and have been trying to come up with something like this all week long. I really appreciate the topics and related songs.

  5. Thank you for this great idea. I put large, long pieces of construction paper on dark poster board and drew doors on the paper with a marker. On the backside of the poster board, I put the pictures. The poster board is hard enough that the children can actually knock on the door. Then I flipped the door around to show the picture. I made one door with no picture on the back. I am going to have a child knock on the door and when they see a blank picture, I will ask the children to share stories of when they have been a missionary,

    1. the blank door idea. thanks