Creative Missionary Care Packages

Adorable package for a missionary who is struggling!
BOX OF SUNSHINE CARE PACKAGE
PAMPER YOURSELF CARE PACKAGE
TESTIMONY TREES CARE PACKAGE
ST. PATRICKS DAY CARE PACKAGE

“Now when our hearts were depressed and we were about to turn back…”

Alma 26:27

Box of Sunshine Care Package

This box is meant to make you HAPPY! Everything yellow and bright!

  • Yellow Balloons-when you are full of “hot air’ blow this up!
  • Lemon Drops- “Turn the lemons of life into sweet lemon drops!”
  • Packets of Lemonade- “When life you lemons, make lemonade.”
  • Yellow and Pink Starburst- “You are a star!”
  • Yellow Sticky Notes- For study time
  • Yellow Socks- “This tough time will help you in all ‘walks’ of life.”
  • Banana Runts- (Banana shaped candies)
  • Vanilla Wafers- “Sweeten the sour times”
  • Queso and Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips- “Life is better with some crunch!”
  • Juicy Fruit Gum- “Choose to be happy!
  • Yellow Mini Flashlight- “

“As I have loved you, love one another.” John 13:34

Love One Another Care Package

This box is to aid you in serving those around you more effectively.

  • Thank you notes
  • Leather work gloves
  • 10-$1 Bills and instructions to missionary Origami- after a dinner appt one night, we had an elder leave us a simple thank you post it with a $1 bill folded into a shirt. It was adorable and the kids loved it and thought it was so cool!
  • Hershey Hugs to give away-“The only real missionary hug!”
  • Extra Gum- “Go the ‘extra’ mile when serving people!”

“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God.”

Serve Your Companion Care Package

Often times missionaries go through a rough patch with companions. I found that in the end, the tougher my companion was, the more I loved them! Serving them is a key!

  • Post in notes- for an uplifting daily thought or scripture for your comp.
  • A bag of Mints- “I was ‘mint’ to serve with you!
  • A new pillow case for your comp -make their bed.
  • A roll of quarters- for your companions laundry.
  • Gum- to chew when you just need to “hold your tongue” and not say anything mean.

“Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” John 15:3

Be Clean Care Package

  • Deodorant Soap for Elders, Body Wash for Sisters-
  • Bath Bomb-for sisters-
  • Tooth paste-
  • Toothbrush-
  • Travel shampoo/conditioner-
  • Travel mouthwash-
  • Sugar free mint gum- for “clean” breath

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.” D&C 59:6

Pamper Yourself Care Package

  • Bag of Dove Chocolates
  • Favorite candy
  • Bath Bomb for Sisters
  • Epsom Salt for soaking feet
  • Face Mask for Sisters
  • Manicure stuff

“Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” John 21:16

Favorite Foods Care Package

  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Favorite candy
  • Favorite gum
  • Favorite Granola Bar
  • Favorite cookies
  • Favorite Chips

Happy New Year Care Package

  • Balloons
  • Steamers
  • Pop-it’s
  • Confetti
  • A reminder to do this BEFORE midnight-as they must be obedient to mission rules 🙂
  • Happy New Year Banner

Luck of The Irish Care Package

  • Green food coloring-for the milk
  • Green “leprachaun” foot prints-cut from construction paper
  • Green 4 leaf clover confetti- can usually get from dollar store
  • Extra GREEN Gum
  • Green Mint M&M’s
  • Green Caramel Apple Suckers
  • Green Post it Notes
  • Lucky Charms
  • Skittles

Spring Break Fun Care Package

  • 2 water guns- one for each missionary
  • water balloons
  • Skittles
  • 2 Water Bottles

July 4th Care Package

  • Package of mini American Flags
  • A flag Banner
  • Pop-it’s
  • A copy of The Declaration of Independence
  • An Old Navy 4th of July t shirt for each missionary

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.” John 15:26

Holy Ghost Box at Halloween Care Package

  • A plastic ear- to “listen” to the still, small voice
  • A Plastic Heart filled with candy- to “feel” the Holy Ghost
  • A lap blanket- to remind you the “comfort” the Holy Ghost Brings
  • Wax Lips-a reminder that the Spirit will “speak” in a still, small voice

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high.” Psalm 92:1

Gratitude Care Package

  • Blessing snack mix (Bugles for cornicopia, mini pretzels for folded arms, candy corn, m&m’s for marvelous missionary)
  • Orange Post it Notes- to write one thing each day you are grateful for about your companion
  • Gratitude Journal
  • Paper Leaf Cut Outs- for the front door- write one blessing each day and tape it to the door
  • Tape- for the leaves

Be Like Him Care Package

  • Small pictures of Christ
  • A Book of Mormon-specifically to mark any reference to the Savior
  • Christlike qualities sheet 
  • A Christ Bookmark
  • A quote about the Savior in a frame (print on cardstock)

For Your Feet Care Package

  • fuzzy socks
  • Bag Balm Ointment (can be bought at Walmart)
  • Nail polish (for sisters)
  • Epson Salts
  • Lotion
  • Hair Care Box
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Hair Ties (sisters)
  • Hair Clips (sisters)
  • Favorite Hair product (spray, mousse, gel)

Ye Are the light of the World Care Package

  • Mini-flashlight keychain
  • Crystal “Light” packets
  • A Laminated quote about Light 
  • Scriptures about Light 

“When You’re…” letters Care Package

I got this idea from my sister. She sent it with her missionary when he left. On the outside of each envelope you write, “Open when…”

  • You are feeling sad
  • You are feeling grateful
  • You are struggling with your companion
  • You are overjoyed
  • You have a baptism
  • You teach a great lesson
  • You have served someone
  • You need to give a talk
  • You have a gospel question
  • You are feeling depressed
  • You need a hug
  • You feel homesick
  • You get turned away all day
  • You are trying to be exactly obedient

Each letter was written by a member of the family with an experience of how they overcame something hard or a situation that happed that strengthened their testimony.

Testimony Trees Care Package

We did this for Christmas as a family one year! It was so fun to see what everyone put on their tree!

  • Mini Christmas Trees (from the $ store)
  • Mini ornaments and mini garland- these things represent a piece of your testimony (ie: Mini lights- Belief in Jesus Christ (the way the truth and the light), Gold Star Garland- The Holy Ghost/Godhead, Mini Wreath Ornaments- Eternal Families, Candy Canes-The LivingProphet (Shepherd)…etc
  • After everyone decorated their tree we had them write down the different parts of their testimony that were represented on the tree. It was a great FHE and would be perfect for Missionaries!

“…Whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.” D&C 1:38

General Conference Prep Care Package

  • General Conference Notebook 
  • Sticky notes 
  • General Conference Bingo with candy
  • Pictures of the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency
  • Facts about the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency
  • “My Questions”- seeking Journal

General Conference Quotes Care Package

  • After General Conference, I always go through my notes and type up quotes that stood out to me. Type them up or go to “sweetisthework.com” for my favorites. Print them out and laminate or send them in a frame to change out weekly
  • Send a copy of the May or November Ensign to mark up and study

“…But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst…” John 4:14

Hydration Care Package

  • Water bottles
  • Hydration face mask (for sisters)
  • Candies to suck on to keep mouth hydrated while teaching

“Thank you for dinner” Care Package

  • Origami directions and $1 bills (we had an elder leave a thank you in the form of an origami shirt and tie made from a $1 bill) The kids LOVED it and we will never forget that missionary and his sweet gratitude!
  • Thank you notes
  • Post it notes
  • Rubber gloves to help with dishes
  • Hershey Hugs from the missionaries-thanks for dinner!

“Life Stinks-Smell Good” Care Package

  • A small bottle of favorite body spray
  • favorite deodorant
  • mouthwash
  • mints
  • toothpaste
  • favorite soap

“…They had the spirit of prophecy and the spirit of revelation, and when they taught, they taught with power and authority of God.” Alma 17:3

Teach with Power and Authority Care Package

  • mini PMG (if they don’t have it already)
  • Suggestions for teaching- pray before every teach, etc.
  • united companionship
  • practice teaching an upcoming discussion during study time
  • Scriptures from Alma
  • Questions to make people think

Learn a culture Care Package

  • Flag from country they are serving
  • Treat from country they are serving in
  • Dictionary in language they are speaking

Send Away

So many great ideas! Send away and make their day! Any mail as a missionary is awesome but a package just because…is so amazing!

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