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!
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:
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”.