So you’ve seen us walking your streets, knocking your doors, or riding bicycles in your city. Just what is it that a Mormon missionary does each and every day? Is he paid? Where is he from? How did he get here? Maybe small inquiries such as these have crossed your mind before as you’ve seen Elders in white shirts and ties virtually anytime or anyplace in the world.
Here is a rundown of a typical day for a missionary. We stay pretty busy I might add!
Missionary Daily Schedule
6:30 a.m. Arise, pray, exercise (30 minutes), and prepare for the day.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Personal Study: study from the scriptures and doctrine of the missionary lessons as found in Preach My Gospel.
9:00 a.m. Companion study: share what you have learned during personal study, prepare to teach, practice teaching, study chapters from Preach My Gospel, confirm plans for the day.
10:00 a.m. Begin proselyting. (Missionaries learning a language study that language for an additional 30 to 60 minutes, including planning language learning activities to use during the day.)
*Missionaries may take an hour for lunch and additional study, and an hour for dinner at times during the day that fit best with their proselyting. 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 journal, prepare for bed, pray.
10:30 p.m. Retire to bed.
And after a long day filled with hard work, faith building experiences, rejections, acceptance, doors opened, doors slammed, people yelling at us, people accepting us, dogs barking, dogs biting, many prayers, many scriptures, and many miracles we go to bed and then- repeat.
Each day fits this basic structure yet every day is so unique and exciting. I love serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Master and Commander, Our Redeemer, whom I will serve Now and Forever.