- Scroll down for the August visiting teaching handouts.
- If you are looking for a handout for the September visiting teaching message you can check it out here.
The August Visiting Teaching Message is titled Nurturing Families Together. This message has so many wonderful quotes, and inspired several handouts for your choosing. If you like these ideas, and would like an email notification when the new Visiting Teaching Handouts are available, please Subscribe! If you are viewing this on a Computer you can enter your email into the side bar, or if you are viewing on a cell phone you can access the subscribe option by tapping the pull down menu at the top of the page. Thank you for joining our community!
In this month’s message, President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said,
“The home is to be God’s laboratory of love and service,”
Click The Home is God’s Laboratory for the Free Printable Download of the above handout.
I love the story Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared about the love that his father had for his mother. I won’t spoil it, I will let you read it, but his father shows an excellent example of love and service. After such a grand sacrifice, his wife must have known without a doubt that he loved her.
Sometimes it’s a culmination of the little things that help show love towards a spouse. My husband is not fond of Country Music, but he knows that I love it. When we are in the car together, he switches the radio to the Country Station. This small gesture goes a long way, and I can feel his love as he puts my desires before his own.
When we love someone, it is natural to want to serve them, and vise versa. I find that serving others helps break down barriers and allows you to love them in a way you didn’t before. I remember camping one year, and there was an individual who offended me. After crying on my bed a little, I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to help me forgive him. Immediately, I remembered a General Conference talk titled Your Mission Will Change Everything by Elder David F. Evans Of the Seventy. He told a story about President Hinkley when he was on his mission and feeling discouraged. President Hinkley’s Father wrote him a letter and said,
“You want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great cause, and bend your efforts to helping people”
I gained my composure and set out to serve this person. He was in charge of dinner that night, so I offered my help. As I served him my heart was softened. I was able to see him in a different way. I was able to learn how much work he had put into making this event happen. I quickly realized that the words he said that had offended me previously were not a direct attack at me, but rather a result of extreme exhaustion from his lack of sleep and hard work. I was able to forgive him and gained a love toward him instead. When we give Service to someone, we naturally learn to Love them. When we Love someone, we naturally want to give Service to them. It is a beautiful cycle.
Here is a peak of the handout using the above quote about Love and Service by Elder Russell M. Nelson.
Click below for your Free Printable Download of this Handout.
The handout will look something like this when it is all put together.
Have your sisters combine the sprite and cranberry juice for a sweet summer refreshment.
Another quote that I loved from this months message was:
A “husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children.”
This is a quote taken from The Family A Proclamation to the World, so what better way to present it than with a picture of a loving family.
I thought it would be perfect to include a First Aid Kit or a “Love and Care” Kit with this Handout. I found a great tutorial on how to make some cute ones here at the Some of This & Some of That Blog.
Aren’t these adorable? I just love these!
For your Free Printable Download of this Handout click the link below.
Okay, Here is one last handout idea using the following quote by Elder Russell M. Nelson:
“Our Heavenly Father wants husbands and wives to be faithful to each other and to esteem and treat their children as an heritage from the Lord.”
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You could easily include either of the following candies with this handout.
Happy Visiting Teaching! Hope you liked these ideas!
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