This week’s Church-Hacker idea comes from BCC’s own Kevin Barney:
My ward has a tradition that every Fast Sunday, the conducting bishopric member reads excerpts from letters sent home by the missionaries from our ward out serving in the field. This might not be practicable in a Utah ward with a dozen people serving, but we’ve never had more than three so it works for us. I love it. It helps us remain connected to our young people so far away, and when we hear the things they are going through it gives us a greater appreciation for their sacrifices. And this is far superior to some strained “missionary moment” in priesthood opening exercises.
Think this would work in your own ward? Already tried it? Let us know in the comments.