Primary is designed to supplement the religious instruction given by parents. Children meet during Mormon worship services each Sunday to discuss Church doctrine, participate in learning activities and sing songs. Children of all ages have the opportunity to participate in these meetings by giving prayers, reading scriptures and giving talks on gospel subjects. During Primary time on Sunday, children also meet in small classes for lessons with other children of the same age. These lessons are taught by adult members of the congregation, who are asked to volunteer their time for this calling.

There are over one million Primary children in the world. The Primary organization is administered by a general presidency, currently composed of Sister Joy D. Jones, Sister Jean B. Bingham and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon.

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