Paul as a Missionary and Missionaries Today
We discussed the preparations a missionary makes and compared our preparations to Paul's preparations.
We discussed why Paul was so effective and could each with power (he focused on the spiritual-inward preparations and did not concern himself with what the world thought of him)
One of my students recently received a mission call and I began the lesson asking about the instructions he received with his mission call and the list he was to bring. It was a great lead in to discuss missionary preparation.
I pointed out that although good grooming and hygiene is expected of them and should be a priority, sometimes missionaries become caught up in the outward preparations (ties, luggage, white shirts, camera, shoes, coat, pants, belts, hat, etc.) and do not give the same attention to the inward (spiritual) preparation.
This was an effective visual and encouraged positive, thoughtful discussion.
It was also a very easy visual to collect.
One swoop through my husband's closet and I was set.