Lesson 24: The Lord Helps Missionaries


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 24: The Lord Helps Missionaries is to understand that Jesus helps missionaries teach others about the gospel.

Teaching Thoughts

The following are LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Becoming a Missionary" by Elder David A. Bednar

"The Returned Missionary" by Elder L. Tom Perry


"The Seventh Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 126

"We'll Bring the World his Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172

"I Hope They Call Me on a Mission"- Children's Songbook pg. 169

"Book of Mormon Stories"- Children's Songbook pg. 118

"The Church of Jesus Christ"- Children's Songbook pg. 77

"Called to Serve"- Children's Songbook pg. 174


Ammon: A Great Servant (about 4 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Missionary Song Medley (about 5 minutes)- Children sharing the gospel and preparing to be missionaries

Your Day for a Mission (about 3 1/2 minutes)- Mormon Message about a man who choose to go on a mission over rugby


The Primary 3 Lesson 24 Handout packet includes:

  • 3 different styles of missionary stationery to write the ones in your ward! They are coloring book style for extra fun. You can write one letter together and have everyone write their name or each child can do their own. 

Activity Ideas

Ammon, A Great Servant Jumbo Cut-outs- Grab these great cut-outs from Latter-day Chatter to use as a flannel board story or create your own scenes

Book of Mormon Story- (older classes) Crossword puzzle with clues about Ammon

Finding King Lamoni's Sheep- Find all the sheep

I Will Be His Servant- Ammon mobile

Ammon and the Lamanite King- Script to put on the play

LDS Doctrinal Flashcards- Practice being a missionaries with these flashcards from Red Headed Hostess. 

At the Pageant- Help the Sister Missionaries find the people the are supposed to teach

Being Like a Missionary- Dress Tanner up to be like a missionary

Draw a Missionary- (older classes) Drawing instructions

Missionary Work- Ideas on how to be a missionary now or prepare to be one

Preparing for a Mission- Fill in the sentence and talk about things you can do now to be a better full-time missionary later

Help the Missionaries- Maze or do this one: Missionary Maze

Sister Missionaries- Dress up your own sister missionaries with these dress ups from Green Jell-o with Carrot. There is also an Elder version.

I Can Be a Missionary Now- Board game

I Can Choose to Be a Missionary Now- Practice answering the questions so you'll know what to say when a friend asks

I Will Prepare- Sign these cards saying you'll prepare for a mission 

Life of a Missionary- (older classes) Fill in the blanks to discover the answer to the puzzle

Making a New Friend- Find the hidden objects or color it or use this colored one: Welcome Home Elder

Mission Call- Find the hidden objects (this one has pictures of the items)

Matching Missionaries- Find the one that matches

Missionary Activity- Make this growing missionary

Missionary Appointment- Find the right door

Preaching Two by Two- Find the missionary's companion

Sharing the Book of Mormon Around the World- (older classes) Figure out who is going to which country 

Missionary Quest- Find the right person

The Gospel Will Be Preached in All the World- Memory game

The Sons of Mosiah- Learn this fingerplay

We'll Bring the World His Truth- Find the differences

You Found Me, Bishop- Story from President Monson with activities after

Missionary Fun- Bright Idea poster

Young Men, I Admonish You to Prepare for Service as a Missionary...- Bright Idea poster

Coloring Pages

Ammon Scripture Figures

Because I Know We Are All Children of God, I Will Share the Gospel with Others

I Can Be a Missionary Now

I Can Prepare Now to Serve a Full-time Mission

Testimony of Truth

Jesus Calls His Disciples