MISSIONARY WEEK (1 entire week): - We first sent out a mission call from the bishop - about one week in advance of the Missionary Week This went to all youth in the ward even the less active.
On Sunday evening, the “missionaries” reported to the MTC in the chapel. Here they found out who their companions were, received their name tags, met the mission president and his wife, heard a spiritual testimony of missionary work and saw the video “Called to Serve.” After this, the parents said good-bye to their “missionary”. We then continued on by explaining the Point System for the week, having a pep talk from the Bishop and dividing into zones. The zone leaders took care of zone business and each “missionary” had their picture taken with the Mission President and his wife.
On Monday, each youth was encouraged to teach a Family Home Evening lesson intheir own home.
On Tuesday, each “missionary” met with zone leaders to review the first discussion and then gave it in a member’s home. (They were posing as non-members).
On Wednesday, there were zone meetings in the homes of the zone leaders. One group went to the hospital and did a service project. It was all up to the zone leaders.
On Thursday, we met at the home of our Mission President for a Mission Conference. A light meal was also served.
On Friday, we had the missionary companions stay overnight at young couple’s homes in our ward..
Saturday we had P-Day Activities. They had to cook their own breakfast at the Mission President’s home, learn to iron shirts and sew on buttons, learn basic car maintenance and write in their journals. Afterwards, we played basketball.
On Sunday, we reported out mission in Sacrament Meeting and later the “missionaries were released by the bishop. We gave each “missionary” a box of candy and the statement about Returning With Honor.
The entire week was run on a point system. For instance, they got 10 points for morning prayer, 15 for daily scripture study, 10 if they fixed their own breakfast, 5 if they wore nice clothes to school (no jeans), 20 for doing your own laundry, 50 if they gave a Book of Mormon to a non-member, etc.