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Mormon Missionary Preparation Day

Mormon MissionariesPreparation day, often shortened to the term “P-day,” is one day a week that the Mormon missionaries are allowed to break from the normal routine of proselyting to prepare for the rest of the week. During this day missionaries are asked to take care of personal matters, so that the rest of the week can be focused on serving the Lord. Suggested things to do on preparation day include such things as:

  • Doing laundry
  • Writing letters home
  • Getting hair cuts
  • Going to the bank
  • Getting new clothing (if needed)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Recreational and cultural activities (missionaries are allowed to visit places such as museums, historical sites, zoos and cultural centers as long as they stay with their companion and do not travel outside of their mission area without permission from the mission president)
  • Cleaning apartments
  • Physical activities are encouraged, but missionaries are asked to avoid contact sports, water sports, motorcycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing or other activities that pose a high risk of injury.
  • Providing service in the area

On preparation day a Mormon missionary is encouraged to wear normal missionary attire as much as possible in public, but to use common sense and wear other clothing when the activity calls for it. Missionaries are required to still wake up at 6:30 a.m. and study the scriptures or other approved missionary literature with their companion and then on their own. After spiritual study missionaries are then allowed to engage in preparation day activities until 6:00 p.m. At 6:00 missionaries are asked to return to their usual schedule of proselyting by having teaching appointments, tracting, or working with inactive members, and then go to bed at 10:30 p.m.

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