Jan 2018 VT handout

Jan. 2018 Visiting Teaching Handout

Today I have my Jan. 2018 Visiting Teaching Handout ,

for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

With all of the new changes to the visiting teaching program,  I am not quite sure how to handle the handouts any more!Jan 2018 VT handout

The message should be one that you choose for your individual sisters.  But, I picked  this message from the article in the “Visiting Teaching Principles .”

I think that the most important thing as I have said all along is the visit…not the handout. 

With the new changes, the consider this question in this article is: “How do we stop worrying about “what counts” for visiting teaching and instead focus on what each sister needs from her visiting teachers?”

Please make sure that the sisters you visit know how much you care about them and love them!Jan-2018-VT-handout-000-Page-1Here is the card for this month.  It is formatted to a 4 x 6 size.   If you would like the jpeg image, right click over the image and go to  “save image as”  Then save in a folder.  You can print from there or send it out to be printed.Jan-2018-VT-handout-001-blankAnd this is the blank card for those of you that would like to translate, or those of you that would like to put your own message on this card!  It could also be used for a note card, an  invitation, or a reminder card.  Please remember that all of my printables are for personal use only.  Not for resale.

For those of you that would like the PDF download, simply click on the link that you would like to use:

1. Jan 2018 VT handout

2. Jan 2018 VT handout-blank

Some cutie oranges are what I chose to put with this handout.  They are bright and cheery for the month of January, which can sometimes be a depressing month!  You could add anything orange to this little handout.  Let your imagination go wild!  :)

Jan 2018 VT handoutSo that is my Jan. 2018 Visiting Teaching handout! 

Orange you Happiest When Serving Others?

Do any of you have suggestions for what to do in the upcoming months for the message?  I am open to any and all suggestions!

Please, just make sure the sisters you visit know how much you love them!

Thanks for Visiting!

 Images for the visiting teaching handouts can be found at “justsoscrappy.com”.  From the “Live in Color” collection.  They are used with a CU license. 

43 thoughts on “Jan. 2018 Visiting Teaching Handout

  1. I LOVE your understanding of things we can do to help Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know that we are all important and loved. Thank you for sharing your gift of beauty.

    1. Mari, You are Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comment. I appreciated hearing from you. Happy Visiting!

  2. I truly hope that you keep doing your handouts I have come to rely on them each month. My sisters love them! Makes my life so much easier! Thank you for all you do!

    1. Jeana, You are welcome. I appreciate your taking the time to write your comment. If you ever have any suggestions for new ideas for this new program…I would love to hear them! Happy Visiting

  3. Have used these pretty consistently for a few years now. With the new VT guidelines, I appreciate the handouts even more. Even if I don’t use your quote or idea, it inspires me to think more about my sisters and what is best for them. Thank you! This month I am not using the quote, but instead using the blank card with a different “something” for each of those I VT. They are different women, different ages, different needs and different concerns. Thank you again!

    1. Brady, Thank you for taking the time to think about each of your sisters individually. That is what this new program is all about! I am glad that you are thinking about each one of them! Happy Visiting!

  4. Thank you Rita for these little monthly handouts. My sister’s love them and I love sharing them too. You are so talented and I appreciate you sharing your gift with all of us! Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! It is greatly appreciated and you always touch my soul with your thoughts!

    1. Michell, You are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to write your comment. I appreciate your sweet words. Hope you have a wonderful New Year and Happy Visiting this month!

  6. Rita, I feel it necessary to thank you for all the previous messages and handouts you have so generously shared with us. I appreciate your talent as do my sisters, I know it will be different this year with the changes that have been made, but please continue. God bless you in your life and in sharing your talents with others. Have a Happy and blessed New Year

    1. Maureen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind comment. It means a lot to me! I will do my best in trying to fill the needs with the visiting teaching handouts. If you ever have any suggestions, I would love to hear them! Happy Visiting!

  7. Thank you so much for your handouts. My Sisters are always thankful for them too. No matter the change in the program it is nice to have something they can remember us with each month.

    1. Suzanne, Thank you so much for your kind comment. I appreciate your sweet support. I will try to continue doing the handouts with the new program. If you ever have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Happy Visiting!

  8. Thank you so very much for sharing your creative talents with all of us. The thing that I love about leaving one of your beautiful note cards or hand outs is that I love leaving something behind for each of the sisters that has the words of Christ; or a thought that they can read and ponder upon that also brings a little spiritual light to their day. We bought picture frames for our sisters so they could set them out and switch out the messages each month. You could even get a cute magnet to hold them. I really appreciate all that you do and share.

    1. Chauna, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comment. I loved hearing from you and thank you for your sweet support. I love the idea of a picture frame for your sisters, then they can have it out where they can see it all month. Hope you have a wonderful day…and Happy Visiting!

    1. Jennefer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind comment. I appreciate your sweet support! Happy Visiting!

  9. I appreciate your beautiful handouts and have used them for several years now. With the new VT guidelines this year, my understanding is that there will be a VT Principle shared each month, so perhaps you could still do a handout with the principle, and then we all adapt it to our own sisters and their particular needs.

    1. Cindy, Thank you so much for your comment. I think that you have a great idea in working off of the VT principle. I will always provide a blank card that each of you can use to personalize for your individual sisters. Thanks for your sweet support, I really appreciate it!

  10. I think this is so adorable. I am just happy you are going to continue making them for people like me who don’t have that computer creativity. I have used many of your creations. My sisters enjoy them.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and wonderful talents. You always amaze me at the fabulous ideas you come up with. Thank you for sharing with us whose brains are lacking in that area.

    1. Lee, You are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comment. I loved hearing from you. Hope you have a great week and Happy Visiting this month.

  12. Thank you, Thank you! The sister’s needs and visit are the most important thing. But your handouts help me get out and open the door to seeing my sisters needs. We look forward to your darling, clever handouts each month.

    1. Karrie, Thank you so much for you kind comment. I agree that the sister’s needs come first. I will try to implement something each month, but will also include a blank card to write your own message if you want to! Happy Visiting!

  13. thank you so much for the messages that you take time to write. I have sisters that I write to each month, I was trying to think of some message to send to them. I love this gospel and my sisters in the church. I know its so important for these sisters in the gospel to get a message from us in the Relief Society, there are some that do care and to know that they are thought of . So thank you again. Cindy

    1. Cindy, You are very welcome. Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comment. The sisters you visit are lucky to have you and I am sure they know how much they are loved. Keep up the great work. Happy Visiting!

  14. Thank you so much for this!!! One of my resolutions this year is to be a better visit teacher and this idea and prints will help!

  15. Rita, even with the change in the VT program, I hope that you will continue with your VT thought, cute handout and ideas to go along with the handout. I absolutely love them, and I look forward to each new month and your clever ideas. My sisters enjoy what I take them each month. In fact, I had a sister who I had to try to get into for well over a year, and I would leave the message and treat at her doorstep each month. Finally, she did let me in, and she really has needed someone to truly care about her. I recently moved right before Christmas and I am in a new ward. I am anxiously awaiting for an assignment to meet new sisters in my new ward.
    Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into this each month!

    1. Sharron, Thank you for your comment and your support! I appreciate both of them. Best of luck to you in your new ward, whoever your new sisters are that you will be visiting are very lucky to have someone like you who is very dedicated and will love them! Happy Visiting!

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