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June 2014 VT handout

June 2014 Visiting Teaching Handout

It’s time once again for the visiting teaching handout for my church.

This month the message is Divine Mission of Jesus Christ:  Minister.

I really love this message this month, because so many great things happen when we minister to each other!  We truly can be the answer to other people’s prayers and what a great feeling that is!  I chose to focus on the quote from David L. Beck:June-2014-VT

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Secret Service Saturday

I think that it is time once again to do our Secret Service Saturday!

Is there something that you could do for someone else today?  It could be something as simple as a smile or friendly wave.  It could be visiting someone who might need you today, or it could be something big like helping someone with their yard or their house work!  I don’t know about you, but I always feel better about me when I think of others!  Just think about all the good that we can do today if each of us does just one simple act of service or kindness…it will be amazing!

Have a great day today serving someone else!

Love Ya!

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Secret Service Saturday

Remember when I said in the Nov. visiting teaching post that I felt like I needed to do more service?  Well I decided that from time to time I will do a

Secret Service Saturday!

I found this really fun idea in the Oct/Nov 2012 Taste of Home magazine!  The article is called “Best $10 I Ever Spent”

The idea of this article is a way for us to think of others.

A mother gave each of her adult children and grandchildren $10.  She told them to spend it on someone less fortunate than themselves and then they were to report back in a few weeks of what they did with the $10.

Some of the ideas were:

Bought yarn and knitted hats and scarves for the homeless.

Gave the $10 to a local elementary school to help pay for school lunches for those students who couldn’t afford them.

Bought food for the hungry.

Gave the money to someone in line at the department store who didn’t have enough money.

I totally love this idea and I am planning on doing something like this with my kids and grandkids!  I love that it makes you think of someone else and how you could best use $10.

Is there something that you could do this Saturday that could be a Secret Service?  It does not need to be a big thing, a phone call to someone who is lonely, a smile or a wave of your hand to a stranger, perhaps spending time with someone who is down, etc.  I am sure that you can think of one thing that you could do to brighten someone else’s day and I will just bet that if you do, you will find yourself  just a little bit happier too!

Happy Secret Service Saturday everyone!  Love Ya!