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Voicing/Instrumentation: Duet, Primary Children/Primary Solo, Vocal Solo, Youth Choir Mixed Or Unison
Agency/Choice/Accountability, Blessings, Book of Mormon, Children, Christ, Heavenly Father, Individual Worth/Self Esteem, Joseph Smith, Knowledge/Truth, Love, Missionary Work, Obedience/Commandments, Plan of Salvation/Premortal Life, Restoration, Sacrifice, Service, Spirit, Testimony, Young Women Values, Youth/Young Men/Young Women, Instrumental/Instrumented, Piano, Primary with Choir or Adults, Simplified Arrangement/Easy Play
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Lyrics: 1. (BOYS) I'm a missionary boy, spreading truth along my way. And, I want to share the gospel light and serve the Lord each day.
2. (GIRLS) I'm a missionary girl, spreading truth along my way. And, I want to share the gospel light and serve the Lord each day.
3. (BOYS) When I turn 18 years old, I will answer to the call. And, leave friends and home and family and give the Lord my all.
4. (GIRLS) When I turn 19 years old, I will answer to the call. And, leave friends and home and family and give the Lord my all.
ROUND (May be sung in a round. Boys sing vs. girls sing.)
UNISON (May be sung in UNISON with boys singing first line of song and THEN girls singing first line of song FOR THE FIRST VERSE and SECOND VERSE. Following the first line, the children sing in UNISON.)
More about Adele Connell:
Sister Connell is serving as a full-time missionary from 2013 - 2016 in the Washington DC North Mission as the Executive Secretary. Prior to her proselytizing, she served in the military for over 37 years; retiring at the rank of Colonel. She has a PhD in Organizational Communication and is a published author. Most importantly, she is the mother of four children and grandmother to four grandchildren. Being a "mom" and "grandmom" is her most-prized gift. She studied organ at BYU under the direction of [the late] Dr. Foxley. The Primary Song, "I'm a Missionary", was written for her children and has been performed numerous times in her home ward(s).
"I'm a Missionary" is a song which inspires both boys and girls to prepare for being a missionary. The song can be sung alternating between boys singing a verse and then girls singing a verse. It is written for a fun, friendly competition. It may also be sung in rounds. "I'm a Missionary" identifies the unique time frames during which young men and young women are called to serve on missions. Love of missionary work is best-taught to children and this short, fun, happy song promotes missionary service.