Missionary Work

“Missionary work isn’t the only thing we need to do in this big, wide, wonderful Church. But almost everything else we need to do depends on people first hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and coming into the faith. … With all that there is to do along the path to eternal life, we need a lot more missionaries opening that gate and helping people through it.”

—Jeffrey R. Holland “We Are All Enlisted,” Ensign, Nov. 2011, 46–47

Missionary Daily Schedule

6:30 a.m.

Arise, pray, exercise (30 minutes), and prepare for the day.




Personal study: the Book of Mormon, other scriptures, missionary library, and Preach My Gospel. Emphasize the doctrines of the missionary lessons.


Companion study: share what you have learned during personal study, prepare to teach, practice teaching, study chapters fromPreach My Gospel, and confirm plans for the day.


Begin proselyting (or language study for 30 to 60 minutes).

You may take an hour for lunch and additional study and an hour for dinner at times during the day that fit best with your proselyting time. Normally, dinner should be finished no later than 6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Return to living quarters (unless teaching a lesson; then return by 9:30), and plan the next day’s activities (30 minutes). Write in your journal, prepare for bed, pray.


Retire to bed.

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