Lesson 40: Peter and Cornelius

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The purpose of teaching Primary 7 Lesson 40: Peter and Cornelius is to understand that Heavenly Father loves all His children and wants all to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Make these cute Called to Serve Missionary chocolate treats for your class as a reminder of what missionaries do (from My Computer is My Canvas).

Practice being missionaries with these LDS Doctrinal Flashcards from the Red Headed Hostess. 

Encourage the missionaries in your ward by sending them some mail with this Missionary Mail set from The Snails Mail. 

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

Teacher Study

Becoming a Missionary" by Elder David A. Bednar

"The Gospel to All the World" by Elder John B. Dickson


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


"Children All over the World"- Children's Songbook pg. 16

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

"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

Thanks so much to Melonheadz for the use of her cute graphics. The Primary 7 Lesson 40 handout packet includes:

  • East to print matching sheet to go along with Enrichment Activity #4
  • Missionary Bookmark (print front to back or choose 1) 
  • I Can Be a Missionary Now sheet- don't underestimate the power of drawing with this age group!

Click the image to print. If you like it, take a second to pin it too so others can find it. 

Lesson Ideas

Peter, Cornelius, and the Angel- Missionary activities to go along with the story

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- 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

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 or grab these super fun Future Missionary Pocket clips from LDS Bookstore 

Life of a Missionary- 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 

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- 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

The Holy Ghost Testifies to Me

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

To get this handout, head over to Rachael's Booknook.