I think this is so odd. This week, my son’s 9th grade seminary (all classes) have been doing something called “Missionary Week.” What is “Missionary Week” you ask? A week where the kids learn how to spread the gospel, maybe? No. That would apparently be way too sane. Here’s the dope: All the kids have to obey the missionary rules. That’s it. No teaching the gospel. No bearing of testimony. Just a bunch of sucky restrictions from the white bible: no music, no cell phones, boys need to get haircuts, girls need to dress modestly, no email, no facebook, no TV… you get the idea. The teachers make the kids sign a statement ratting themselves out every day if they don’t obey the rules.
Here’s my question: What’s the point of those restrictions if you’re not teaching the gospel? Why would anyone want to be a missionary if you have all the rules, but none of the reason for the rules? Whose idiotic idea was this? Does anyone else know about this? Has seminary gone completely round the bend? Help me out here!