A Day in the Life of a Missionary


Hello! We’re missionaries. We have a special calling to help Heavenly Father’s children understand who He is and how we can return to live with Him. We’re called “full-time” missionaries because every day our time is full of missionary work.

When the alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m., we kneel next to our beds and pray to Heavenly Father.

Then we exercise! Sometimes we stretch or jump rope.

Then it’s time to clean up, get dressed, and eat breakfast.

At 8:00 we’re ready to study. We study the scriptures, Preach My Gospel, and sometimes another language. It’s like going to school, but the Holy Ghost is our teacher.

There are a lot of things we need to do today. Help us plan our day and you’ll discover what Heavenly Father gives us for protection.

Help us put our schedule in order by finding the activity that should happen at each of the times below. Write the name of each activity in the blanks. Then, to find out what protects us, write the boxed letters in order in the blanks at the bottom of the page.

Meeting with Ward Leaders: This meeting is at the church at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner: We usually eat at 5 p.m.

Visit Olivia: She lives by the Fredrick family, so we can stop by right before their appointment.

Teach Losden Family: They live on the same street as the church, so we can go by right after our meeting.

Visit Raymond: He is in the hospital, and visiting hours start at 2:30 p.m.

Teach Fredrick Family: They are all home at 6:30 p.m.

Teach Alex: He has a break from his college classes at 1 p.m.

Contact Referral: A member wants us to meet his friend. They live near the hospital, so we can go after visiting Raymond.

missionary time line puzzle(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Lance Fry

What protects missionaries?

armor of God