Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Young Women Service Activity

Next Sunday we are having a lesson on service. As I was browsing the web I came across this
I changed it just a bit to fit what I wanted, but the idea and much of it remained the same.

I bought 6x9 clasp envelopes wrote the girls name and TOP SECRET on the outside.

When they open the envelope there is a top secret assignment letter, a list of possible secret service ideas and a moustache that I connected to a white candy stick (I cut the moustache out with my silhouette machine).

Here is what my letter said:
Mission Possible

A Seven Day Service Challenge
Dear Agent ___________________,
Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to secretly serve others. For the next seven days you are required to perform random acts of kind service. The difficulty lies in your ability to not be seen, caught on tape or otherwise have your identity compromised. Begin by choosing and locating your targets. Next, choose what service or kind deed you are going to perform. Third, perform the service without being caught. Finally, record your acts of service on the sheet below. Prepare for this mission by logging into www.lds.org with your secure password and read “You are my hands” a talk by President Uchtdorf.
Good Luck on completing your mission. (Use the moustache for undercover emergencies only!)
Monday ____________________________________________________________
Tuesday ____________________________________________________________

“True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long - we can write notes or poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it - but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but ‘sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal’ ”.
                                                                                   President Dieter F. Uchtdorf  (Ensign May 2010)

The next letter was ideas on service they could perform. Here it is:

Secret Service Ideas

Do one of your brothers or sisters chores without them knowing.
Make a treat and take it to someone. Ring the doorbell and run.
Read to your younger siblings.
Do what you can to make the day go smoothly without fighting with your siblings.
Make a family members bed.
Do the laundry.
Write a nice note to someone and drop it by.
Smile at 3 new people today.
Secretly clean out your parents car.
Call a friend and see how they are doing.
Pick up any trash you see for a whole day.
Don’t complain all day long.
Tell someone you love that you love them (family member or friend).
Secretly take your leader a special treat.
Make someone feel loved.
Prepare a meal for your family.
Visit someone (not just a friend) who might be lonely...with your parents approval.
Plan a Family Home Evening and invite a new family.
Clean your room without being asked.
Make something for someone and leave it for them to find on their pillow.
Weed in the yard without being asked.
Write a letter to a missionary.
So something kind for someone you don’t know very well.
Visit a less active member for the purpose of getting to know them better.
Give sincere compliments to others throughout the day.
Offer free babysitting for a couple who could use it.
Speak kindly all day long..no negative or complaining words.

My favorite thing was the moustache.