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.
It is the beginning of another year of visiting teaching messages! I honestly cannot thank you enough for all the emails and comments you have sent telling me how much you enjoy/use the handouts. As someone who hasn’t always been the best visiting teacher in the past you have really inspired me to do better. And I love creating these prints and sharing them with all of you. So thank you!
January’s message is called The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Exemplar and you can read the entire message here.
And just a quick note, I hope you all have a safe and happy time ringing in the New Year tonight. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, my best wishes for a wonderful and joyous 2014!
I like that my posting schedule worked out to have the visiting teaching message for the month of December fall right after Thanksgiving. On the day when we give thanks and also turn to the upcoming Christmas holiday it seems very appropriate to share the message about The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: The Only Begotten Son. While there are so many things I love about the Christmas season the celebration of Christ is my very favorite.
Download this month’s handout to take to the ladies you visit teach or send it to them in the mail.
I always love putting together the November visiting teaching message because this means I get to choose any quote I like from General Conference the month before. I end up going through the talks and reading them again and finding new insights that I missed when hearing them for the first time. And while you don’t have to use the same talk I picked when visiting your sisters, you can still take them a little handout with a beautiful quote from our prophet.
This quote is from President Monson’s talk “I Will Not Fail Thee, Nor Forsake Thee” which can be read, along with all of the talks from General Conference, on the church’s website.
The message for this month is called The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Creator and it can be read in its entirety here. I had a hard time choosing which quote to put on the handout because I love so much of what is being taught in this message. A couple of my favorites are:
“How grateful we should be that a wise Creator fashioned an earth and placed us here,” said President Thomas S. Monson, “… that we might experience a time of testing, an opportunity to prove ourselves in order to qualify for all that God has prepared for us to receive.”
And these words from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: “This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God.” Knowing that Jesus Christ created the earth for us because we mean everything to Heavenly Father can help us increase our love for Them.
But I ultimately chose this beautiful promise from the prophet Joseph Smith. I hope that as you share it with the sisters you teach you’ll feel the truth of the words.