Sounds like the idea behind this one is to let them make converts out of themselves via mission rules. Not a bad idea if you ask me. Sure, it’s self centered. By why not let them (especially the young men) get that part of the process out of the way so by the time they hit the mission field, they’re ready to apply mission rules the way they’re supposed to?
Just throwing that out there.]]>
isn’t this also “turn off the tv week,” or whatever they call it? that might be playing into it. as described, i don’t see anything wrong with the missionary week, but yes, they are missing an opportunity to do more.]]>
They are not supposed to surf the internet. They are only supposed to use their church-issued web-based email address and that is all. They are not supposed to check their yahoo accounts or read or write blogs (many have families put their letters on blogs for others to read).
I would guess that exceptions are made for missionaries who, near the end of their missions, need to re-apply to schools.]]>
We had a lot of fun, the kids really liked it and in the long run we had a couple of investigators and one baptism. But more than following the rules was *being* a missionary.]]>
And my kids are learning about Paul and his missions right now in seminary, so missionary week goes along with that.
Also, I have been told by my kid’s seminary teacher that they encourage the kids to dress nice that week and the teachers at the school (even those who are not members of the LDS church) say they feel a difference in their classrooms during missionary week. And they appreciated it.]]>
I am pretty sure missionaries do not use facebook
Huh. Since facebook became available to the masses, I haven’t met one that hasn’t.]]>