Family Home Evening: Missionary Work

If it’s Sunday, it must be time for another Family Home Evening!Family home evening missionaries

Opening Song: Popcorn Popping

Opening Prayer

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:6-7

Lesson: Missionary Work

We were asked what missionary work is to us. The answers included:

  • Sharing the gospel
  • Going places to share the gospel
  • Searching out those who are ready to hear the gospel
  • Showing how amazing the gospel is by how we live

“Missionary work isn’t the only thing we need to do in this big, wide, wonderful church. But almost everything else we need to do depends on people first hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and coming into the faith… With all that there is to do along the path to eternal life, we need a lot more missionaries opening that gate and helping people through it.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland

My son threw scraps of paper on the floor. (I think he really liked that part.) Then he challenged one person to see how much of the paper they could pick up in five seconds. He threw the scraps back on the floor, (see what I mean), and invited two people to pick up as much as they could in five seconds. He continued this until we were all involved – that time we were able to pick up almost all the papers. We can accomplish much when we work together.

Activity: Fortunately / Unfortunately

We found quotes from some of our random favorite movies and used those to make a ‘Hollywood version’ of silly fortunately, unfortunately stories. If you aren’t familiar with them, one person starts the story with a statement and the next person picks up the story by starting with “unfortunately” The next person takes a turn, but starts with “fortunately”. This usually goes on until the main character of the story dies – because there’s not really anywhere to go with the story at that point.

Closing Song: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

Closing Prayer

Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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