Who gives more service than our missionaries? They spend all day, everyday in the service of our Heavenly Father. Take a few minutes and tell them that you appreciate their willingness to serve. If you have military members in your ward or family as well, take time to let them know you're thinking of them.
Things You'll Need: Paper and pens to write letters. Candy and other treats to send the missionaries. As many boxes as you have missionaries or service members in your ward/family/ect.
Song: Primary Children's Songbook, I Hope They Call Me on a Mission, Page 169
Lesson: If you have a returned missionary or a veteran in your home, have them talk about what it's like to be away from home for a long time. I'm not talking about swapping war stories, but have them tell what it's like to not get to see your family every day, or to not get to talk to them on the phone. Especially stress how special the letters people sent were.
If you don't have someone to share those experiences, talk about what you think it would be like to not be able to see your family everyday and to only talk through writing letters. You would like to get any letters you could!
Activity: Write letters or notes to each of your missionaries and service members. Fill a box with goodies for each of them. Seal them up and make sure they get mailed! Your missionaries and soldiers will appreciate it so much!
Treats: Celebrate the missionary lifestyle and go on splits... Banana Splits! Load up your dish with ice cream, toppings, whipped cream and a yummy fruit topper! Enjoy!