For our first activity in March, we got together with several full-time missionaries serving in Manhattan to gain an insider's look into daily life as a missionary by participating with them in one of their nightly planning sessions. The missionaries started out by teaching us about the importance of planning. We all have dreams and goals, but without concrete plans, there is very little chance we can meet those goals. That's why it is so important to take the time to plan thoroughly. And for missionaries, whose goals focus on serving others and helping to spread the Gospel, it is especially important to plan under the guidance of the Holy Ghost. We then split up into small groups with individual companionships to plan their coming days with them. We enjoyed the opportunity to make specific plans to better serve and teach investigators, find new people who are interested in learning more, and strengthen and support members of the Manhattan Stake. We were also very impressed with the fancy new iPads and planning apps that the missionaries use for their daily and weekly planning! Finally, we had a chance to hold a question-and-answer session with the missionary panel, where we discussed everything from how to use your unique talents for finding new investigators to how to get through the trying times of homesickness and discouragement. We are so grateful that the missionaries were able to spend their evening with us!