Lesson 29: Missionaries Go to Other Nations


The purpose in teaching Primary 5 Lesson 29: Missionaries Go to Other Nations is to increase everyone's desire to be a missionary and share the gospel with others.

Teaching Thoughts

The following links are to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Called to the Work" by Elder David A. Bednar

"To the Friends and Investigators of the Church" by Elder Joaquin E. Costa


Missionaries in Other Lands (about 2 1//2 minutes)- An illustrated Doctrine and Covenants video about missionaries serving in England and Palestine.

I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go (about 6 minutes)- A video about member missionaries.

Missionary Song Medley (about 5 minutes)- A music video set to missionary songs showing children preparing to serve missions.

Your Day for a Mission (about 3 1/2 minutes)- The story of a rugby player who chose to serve a mission.

One in a Million, "Addison" (about 2 minutes)- Addison shares how he helped the church grow while leaving in Viet Nam.


"I Want to Be a Missionary Now"- Children's Songbook pg. 168

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

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

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

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


My Primary 5 Lesson 29 Handout Packet includes

  • Sheet to go with Enrichment Activity 1
  • Cards to go with Enrichment Activity 2

Activity Ideas

At the Pageant- A search and find activity to find people the missionaries can teach at the Hill Cumorah Pageant.

Preparing for a Mission- Fill in the blanks of illustrated pictures that show can young people can prepare now to serve a mission.  This is better for younger classes.

The Gospel Will Be Preached in All the World- A memory game about missionary work.

Help the Missionaries- Help the missionaries get through a maze to make it to their appointment.

I Can Be a Missionary Now- A board game about missionary work.

I Can Choose to Be a Missionary Now- Illustrated pictures of questions investigators might ask about the church. You can discuss with your class what their answers would be.

I Will Prepare- A certificate you can print and give to your class to remind them of what they can do to prepare to serve a mission.

Life of a Missionary- Set clocks to the correct time in a missionary's schedule and use them to decode a message.

Making a New Friend- A hidden pictures activity to find objects in a picture of a boy being a missionary by helping another boy.

Matching Missionaries- Find the two sets of missionaries who are identical and then think of ways your class can be missionaries and good examples.

Mission Call- A hidden pictures activity to find hidden objects in a picture of a sister missionary getting her mission call.

Missionary Appointment- Help the missionaries find the right door where they have an appointment.

Missionary Mail- Match four stamps to the country where they come from.

Missionary Maze- Help the missionaries get to their next appointment through a maze of the city.

Missionary Quest- Find the person the missionaries need to teach in a crowd of people based on a description of that person.

Preaching Two by Two- Help a missionary find his companion by searching through neck ties.

Sharing the Book of Mormon Around the World- Using clues about people, find out where each person comes from.

Welcome Home, Elder- A hidden picture activity finding objects in a picture of a missionary coming home.

We'll Bring the World His Truth- Find eight differences in two pictures of missionaries teaching the gospel.

Coloring Pages

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