A Day in the Life

Missionaries all around the world follow this same basic schedule, and it goes a little something like this: 

6:30 AM: Rise and shine! The first hour and a half is time for morning prayers, half an hour of exercising, getting ready for the day, and breakfast.

8:00 AM: Personal study. It's a chance for us to spend time reading the scriptures, continually nourishing our testimonies of Jesus Christ.

9:00 AM: Companionship study. We come together and share what spiritual insights we've gained through personal study, take time to study together, and go over the plan for the day.

10:00 AM: Language study (if assigned to teaching in a language). For me, it's the time I'll spend each day learning Portuguese, so that I'll be able to teach the wonderful people of Brazil!

11:00 AM: We head out and begin our work as missionaries!

In Brazil, lunch is the biggest meal of the day, so members from the local congregation (called a ward) we're serving in will often invite us over and feed us...yum! We also take an hour to eat dinner, but every other minute of the day is solely devoted to teaching and seeking out opportunities to serve!

9:00 PM: Time to head back home! We'll have an hour and a half to plan for the next day, write in our journals, and get ready for bed, but then it's lights out at 10:30!

Once a week there's a day dubbed Preparation Day (P. Day), used to take care of everything that will make the rest of the week run smoother. So things like grocery shopping, laundry, writing letters home, and cleaning our living space.


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