The message for the month of August is called Nurturing Families Together. It is a beautiful message that talks about the sacred responsibilities that husbands and wives have to each other and their children. I remember a few years ago when my husband and I were in the midst of infertility and all that heartache, and I might have thought that a message like this didn’t apply to me. But one thing I love about the visiting teaching messages is there are truths and passages that can reach everybody. Two lines that I particularly love are “The home is to be God’s laboratory of love and service,” (Elder Russell M. Nelson) and ““How often do we intentionally ‘speak kind words to each other’?” (Sister Linda K. Burton).
We can all make our home, no matter how many people reside in it, a place of love and service. And to go about intentionally speaking kinds words to those around us is a small way to have a large impact.
Download the PDF Handout to mail or take to the ladies you visit teach.
Thank you sisters for all that you do, and for the inspiring way you fulfill your visiting teaching callings!
Can you believe it? We are in June… that is halfway through the year! I’m kind of in denial about it being June because that means we are about to enter the “Period of Perpetual Sun and Death” that is Phoenix in the summer. We are hitting 115+ degrees this week. Pray for me people. Pray for me.
In other news, the message for this month is a beautiful one. It is called Temple Ordinances and Covenants and reminds us of the importance of the promises we make with our Father in Heaven. You can download the handout to take to the ladies you visit teach or mail it to them in a letter. Last month I was really pressed for time so I just attached the handout image to an email and sent it that way. While a visit is always great, just reaching out is wonderful too!
I missed last month’s visiting teaching handout and I am grateful for the emails I received asking if I was going to get one out for April. Thank you for keeping me accountable and helping me remember to get my own visiting teaching done! And as always, thank you to all of you who are actually using the prints I put together. You will never know how much it warms my heart to hear that the handouts are being used and shared with our sisters all over the world.
This month’s message is titled Daughters of Our Eternal Father, and the simple truth expressed right there in the title is one of my favorite things about the Gospel. I think there is something very empowering, comforting, and humbling in knowing that we are literal daughters of our Father in Heaven.
You can download the handout to take to the sisters you visit teach, send it to them in a card, or even attach it to a quick email. Download PDF.
This month’s message is called Marriage is Ordained of God and there were several wonderful quotes to choose from. Besides the one I picked for the handout I also loved this quote from Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, “Everyone, no matter what their marital circumstance or number of children, can be defenders of the Lord’s plan described in the family proclamation. If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!” That last sentence stuck out to me especially. “If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan.” It couldn’t be any plainer or more simple to understand and can apply to every aspect of our lives.
Here is the handout for you to take to the ladies you visit teach or send it to them in the mail or through email. I hope having a little handout helps you as you complete this inspired assignment!
October’s message is called Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ- Filled with Charity and Love. President Monson offers us this beautiful definition of charity, “Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down. It is resisting the impulse to become offended easily. It is accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. It is accepting people as they truly are. It is looking beyond physical appearances to attributes that will not dim through time. It is resisting the impulse to categorize others.” That is definitely something I can work on in my life, how grateful I am for these monthly messages that teach us!
Here is the handout for this month. Download the PDF
The message for this month is called Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ- Powerful and Full of Glory and teaches us about the power we can find in Christ and now it helped Him to fulfill his divine mission. “Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said that by this power our Savior created the heavens and earth, performed miracles, and endured the pain of Gethsemane and Calvary. As we come to understand this, our faith in Christ will increase, and we will become stronger.”
This month’s message features a quote from the Relief Society President. As we make and keep temple covenants, the Lord blesses us with His power. Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, said: “Covenant keeping strengthens, empowers, and protects…”
I hope you enjoy taking or mailing these handouts to the ladies you visit teach!