I have missed doing the monthly handouts for visiting teaching. I missed the chance it gave me to sit down each month and read the message and scriptures and think about the meaning as I was creating the design. I hope you enjoy having these handouts as much as I enjoy putting them together.
The message for August is called Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ- Meek and Humble. The whole message is good, of course, but a few parts stuck out to me. One in particular is this quote that says, “Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness, showing strength, serenity, healthy self-worth, and self-control.” I love that. Those are all qualities that Christ exhibited perfectly and ones that I would love to develop fully. I also loved the quote that I put the handout which you can find below.
Before I share the VT handout for this month, have you seen the video message from Bonnie L. Oscarson, the Young Women General President? It is lovely, compassionate, and perfectly timed. I have to say that I am ever so grateful, especially lately, for wise leaders and the guidance and comfort they give.
And now onto this month’s message! July’s Visiting Teaching message is called The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Advocate. In the message we also read about Esther from the Old Testament, and how she was an advocate for her people. I was especially drawn to the line from her uncle Mordecai “And who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” It made me stop and ponder why I am here in the Lord’s kingdom, and what He would have me do.
Here is the handout for this month!
The Visiting Teaching Message for this month is called The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Minister and reminds us of our ability to be instruments in the hands of the Lord and follow His example as we serve those around us. One of the quotes I really loved is from David L. Beck, “Heavenly Father will guide you, and angels will assist you. You will be given power to bless lives and rescue souls.”
Here is the handout for this month!
May is one of my favorite months to create a visiting teaching handout because it gives me the opportunity to look through all the General Conference talks from April and then choose one of my favorites to share. It is always hard to choose, because let’s face it, all the talks are wonderful, but I particularly enjoyed Elder Holland’s talk The Cost- and Blessings- of Discipleship. I love the firm, strong, and yet loving and kind way he bears his testimony and exhorts us to do the same. If you get a chance I highly encourage you to go back and read his talk.
In the meantime here is the handout I created for you to take or mail to the ladies you visit teach.
The message for March is called The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Light of the World. I particularly enjoyed this quote from Elder Quentin L. Cook, “We need to protect our families and be at the forefront together with all people of goodwill in doing everything we can to preserve light, hope, and morality in our communities.” It’s a powerful responsibility.
Here is the handout for the month!
We’ve just about made it through the first month of the year which means February is right around the corner. The visiting teaching message for February is called The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Good Shepherd.
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. … And I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:14–15)
This month’s handout includes a beautiful quote from President Monson reminding us of our responsibility to care for the Savior’s flock around us.