I’ve got Missions Conference on my brain! Here is another idea for you to try at your church for Missions Conference.
Go around to all your Jr. Church classes and introduce a conference missionary family each week leading up to the conference. If you have 3 missionaries get started 3 weeks before the conference and spotlight one missionary family each week. We started doing this 3 years ago and the kids love it.
What it includes is up to you, but what’s been working for us is I bring a picture of the missionary family (always mention the missionary kids names too!), the flag of their country, a picture or two of their field and a globe to show the location of their field. I usually do this with PowerPoint, but it works just the same with a printed picture.
This helps familiarize our kids to the missionaries before they arrive at our church. I’ve noticed that because our kids know the missionaries names (and their kids names!) it helps our kids to seek out and rub shoulders with our conference missionaries and their children.