April 2014 Visiting Teaching Handout

Here is my visiting teaching handout for our church for this month.  

Again, we learn of a quality of Jesus Christ and this month it is

“Savior and Redeemer”.  

How appropriate for this Easter Season!

 I absolutely love the message by Sister Burton about the Savior and Redeemer!  It goes right along with the spiritual reason that we celebrate Easter and the importance of the atonement in each of our lives!  The story of the woman who compares herself to an old, used, crumpled up $20 bill is one that every single one of us needs to apply in our own life!

So, here is the printable that includes that message:

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March 2014 Visiting Teaching Handout

This month the visiting teaching message for my church is about being a light to the world.

I love that every month the messages focus on a character trait of the Savior, and this month the trait is:

The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ:  Light of the World.

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Feb. 2014 Visiting Teaching Handout

Is it really February already? (well, almost)  My oh my, how times flies when you are having fun! :)

Here is my handout for my church’s visiting teaching handout for February.

All of the lessons this year are focused on a trait of the Savior.  

I love the trait for this month:

“Good Shepherd”

I decided to use this quote from President Monson: “Ours is the responsibility to care for the flock…May we each step up to serve” but the scriptures that are quoted this month are also excellent quotes and ideas!

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January 2014 Visiting Teaching Handout

I hope that you all had a great New Year’s Day!  

We had a great day and went to the movie, “Frozen”.  It is a darling movie and I can see why all the kids love it…I loved it!
 I was also able to start organizing a little bit, but I have a whole lot more to go!  I still have not put all my Christmas away, which is not like me, but I just cannot seem to jump in tackle it quite yet.  But I will! :)
 
Here is the Visiting Teaching handout for this month for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the title of this message is, “The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ:  Exemplar”
I really love the title of this and that is why I included it on this month’s handout.  I looked up the word exemplar and thought that I would include it here for you:
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ex·em·plar
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noun
 
  1. a person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model.
    “he became the leading exemplar of conservative philosophy”
    synonyms: epitome, perfect example, paragonideal, exemplification, textbook example, embodimentessencequintessence

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    I love this definition and especially the word quintessence!  Click on that word to see what I mean.

    So here are the printables for this month:

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December 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  We had a great one even though there was a lot of excitement in our neighborhood!  One of our neighbors had a fire in their home on Thanksgiving morning!  The home received smoke damage and damage to half of the house, but it is not a total loss, thank goodness!  We are hoping that they will be able to move back in a week or two!  But it will probably take months to get their home all put back together!  It really makes you stop and count your blessings and my number one blessing is always my family, as was our neighbor’s!  Everyone was safe and that was the most important thing!

But now, here is the December visiting teaching handout for Relief Society for my church  I love that it is all about the Savior for this month, because to me that is what Christmas is all about!  

I chose to focus on this quote by  Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

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November 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

This month for your visiting teaching message you will need to pick your favorite conference talk to discuss with your sisters, so I decided just to do a general card that you can hand out with any talk that you choose.  With it being November, I went with a “thankful” theme.  We all have many blessings that we need to be thankful for, one of them being the fact that we have a general conference twice a year with a living prophet to lead our church!  I love conference weekend and the wonderful spirit that I feel every time I listen to our leaders.

So with that being said, I hope that you can show your gratitude to your sisters for all of your blessings.

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Oct 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

Here is the visiting teaching handout for this month for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

This month they are starting a new series on the visiting teaching message: “This is the first in a series of Visiting Teaching Messages featuring aspects of the mission of the Savior.”

The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Creator

This month the aspect that is being taught is that Jesus Christ is the Creator.  I chose to feature the quote by President Utchdorf; “We are the Reason He Created the Universe!  I love this thought and I hope that we can all remember this in times of trial and sorrow.

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Sept. 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

 This month the Relief Society message for our church is Self-Reliance.

I really like this quote by Elder Hales about the purpose of both temporal and spiritual self-reliance.  Here is the printable for this month:

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Aug. 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

Here is my visiting teaching handout for this month.

This is a message that the sisters of the church take out to each other when they go to visit them each month. 

The message for this month is about welfare.  The thought that I used is the one by President Erying, I love the overall message of this quote.  There has always been a way provided for us to help others.  We need to just keep our eyes and our hearts open to those around us that we could serve!

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July 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout


This month the message for visiting teaching for our church is “Teaching and Learning the Gospel”  There is a quote by President Kimball that says in part:  ”Become scholars of the scriptures-not to put others down, but to lift them up!  After all, who has any greater need to ‘treasure up’ the truths of the gospel than do women and mothers who do so much nurturing and teaching?”  So this is what I based my handout on for this month.

I thought that it would be fun to do an Americana theme since it is July.  

I  also mentioned  a few days ago, that I am making some changes to my blog and one of the things I am doing is making my printables in a pdf format so that you can just download them, I hope this will make things easier for you to print them!  

So this is what I came up with for this month!

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Visiting Teaching Handout-June 2013

This month the visiting teaching handout for June is titled “Joy in Family History”.

My husband and I both come from families that have several people that do a lot of family history and a lot of our work has been done, but we went to one of the church’s  family history centers several months ago and one of the really fun things that we did was to generate a family genealogy fan!  This is a great image that will show you all of your ancestors all in the same place.  It shows you who has been found and where there are holes in your lines.  It is really a cool way to see everything all at once!

You do not have to go to a family history center to generate your own fan, anyone can do your own online here:

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This is a fun way to get started with your family history, or if you have already done some of your history, this is a great way to see what you have done and where the holes need to be filled in.  I really encourage you to try this and also to encourage your sisters that you visit to try it out.  I would love for you to share this link with them.

So this month, for the visiting teaching message, I thought that it would just be fun to do a tag that says “Scatter Sunshine through Family History”.

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April 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

Here is my visiting teaching handout for April.  The lesson title is “Temple Covenants”

Spring is in the air!  

And I am so loving our warmer weather and I am ready to get outside to play and to work in the yard.  This month’s handout just looks like spring!  So I hope that it will cheer up your day as well as the sisters that you visit!

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March 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

This month the title of the visiting teaching lesson is

Activation.

I took President Monson’s quote to focus on.    I decided to just go with a spring theme for this month, since St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are both in March, so I took a more generic route.  I love the colors in this handout, they just make me happy.  I am so ready for Spring to come, but it is still a ways off here in Utah.  I still have snow out in my yard!  So I will have to be content to just bring the bright colors into my home for a little while longer.

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To print, just right click over the image and go to “save image as”, then save in one of your folders.  You can print from there or send out to your favorite photo processor.  You can also right click over image and go to “copy image” then open your favorite program like word or presentations and right click again and go to “paste”.  You can then print.

These are formatted to a 4 x 6 size.

Here is the blank one for those of you that want to translate the information.

This would also make a really fun card, invite, or tag!

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I have a really fun idea to go with this that I am giving to  the sisters that I visit, but I did not get it done in time to take good pictures.  So I will take the pictures tomorrow in the daylight and I will post it next week!  Check back then to see what I have been up to!

How is everyone doing with the challenge to get 100% visits this year?  Let’s keep going!

Happy Visiting this Month!  Love Ya!

Feb 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

This months visiting teaching message for our church is:

Converted unto the Lord

I chose to use the quote by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

 (Does anyone still miss him like I do?)

I love this quote on how to treat new converts, but in a sense are we not all converts?  I think that this quote  is just a good motto to have when dealing with anyone we meet!

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January 2013 Visiting Teaching Handout

This month’s message is about Missionary work.

I love the quote from Pres. Uchtdorf, so that is my focus for this month’s handout.  Since it is winter here in Utah, I went with the winter/snowman theme!

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My 5 top posts for 2012

This is a post that I shared at Ginger Snap Crafts last week and decided that I would now share it with you.  It was fun to go back through the last year and review some of the projects and recipes.  This is really a good exercise for all of us to do.  Look back through your journals, calendars, or notebooks and take a look at all the things that you accomplished throughout this last year.  It is really quite rewarding to recognize all the things you have completed or overcome!  You should really do this!

 My top five posts from last year:

The most viewed and most pinned post was:

My Cute Car Kit.

 This is a great way to lighten up your purse and yet still have all the things that you would need while you are out carpooling and driving kids  from place to place,  running errands, etc. etc. etc.  (Do you sometimes feel like you live in your car?)

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December 2012 Visiting Teaching Handout

This month the message is

“Visiting Teaching, a Work of Salvation”

It talks about the importance of sharing our testimonies and teaching those that we visit.

I just made a fun little Christmas themed card for this month.   You could pair this with a fun Christmas treat, book, lotion, or any other little gift that you might want to give.  But really and truly the visit is the most important part and sharing your time and talents with all those whom you serve!

Here is a blank one for those of you who would like to translate!

These are formatted to 4 x6 so you can just send them to be printed, if you want to do that.

To print, right click over image and go to “save image as”  then just save into one of your pictures files.

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 One idea for a great treat are these yummy mint brownies  You will find the recipe here.

I make these every year at Christmas time, in fact I am making some for our Sinterklaas Party this weekend!  That is how good these are!  I will tell more about the party next week.

Remember to Keep Christ in Christmas!

Happy Visiting Everyone!  Love Ya!

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Just a reminder to watch the KUTV Morning Show tomorrow

 I am scheduled to be on between 7:30 and 8:00 am!

I will be showing several different ways that you can use up all of that Halloween Candy

and I would love to have you join me!

Now on to our Visiting Teaching Post:

This month your message will come from one of the conference talks.  There are so many good ones, but I tend to gravitate to the ones on service.  (Maybe that means that I need to serve more?!)

So I chose the talk from Sister Burton on “First Observe, Then Serve”

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Oct 2012 Visiting Teaching Handout.

The message this month is: “Honoring Our Covenants”  I chose to focus on the quote from Russell M. Nelson, I love his quote about when we realize who we are…  I also like that visiting teaching is an expression of our discipleship and a way to honor our covenants as we serve and strengthen one another. Continue reading