This free RS Visiting Teaching Printable is perfect for April’s lesson – call on your creativity with a small DIY project and you’ll have customized prints for your sisters in less than 30 minutes.
The Visiting Teaching Message for April 2017 is The Oath & Covenant of the Priesthood. If there’s one thing that I’m extremely grateful for, and should probably spend more time studying and learning about, it’s the Priesthood. This amazing power provides us with ordinances that bind us to loved ones and to our Father in Heaven. It strengthens and heals, it lifts up and carries the weary, it provides comfort for those in need, and it provides us with God’s power here on Earth. I’ve always thought about the requirements of obedience and righteous living to be something required of the men that hold the Priesthood. But Sister Burton’s talk pointed out to me that righteousness is a qualifier for all of us, regardless of our gender.One of the primary roles of the Priesthood here on Earth is to provide us with eternal ordinances that bind us not only to God, but to our families. Sister Burton challenges each of us to read, study and memorize The Oath & Covenant of the Priesthood found in D&C 84:33-44. As we study and strive to be worthy our understanding of this power will increase.
This month, I couldn’t decide which quote I liked better from Sister Burton’s talk, so I decided to create both and let you pick the one that matches best for your sisters and the message you prepare to give. I know the Spirit will inspire all of us as we seek His guidance in regards to the needs of the sisters we visit teach.
The FREE black and white files can be downloaded below and makes for a quick and easy print that you can add a little color to yourself (whip out those markers, colored pencils, watercolors, etc) or simply provide the print with a set of colored pencils or crayons to the sisters you visit and let them DIY the quote themselves. Coloring is a great stress reliever and I’ve found that as I DIY the prints for my sisters each month, I have a few minutes to ponder the message or think about my sisters and get inspired for the visit.
The color file is great for those months where time is short (and for those that want a custom print but don’t love the DIY aspect). If you’d like the color file, you can get it (and monthly prints for a year) by joining the Visiting Teaching Printables Club. Join the Visiting Teaching Printables Club (you’ll receive an email straight to your inbox every month that includes the color and black and white files as well as access to a bunch of printables that will make your visiting teaching calling a breeze – read more about it here) Starting this month, the files also come in different sizes as part of the RSVT Club, so you can print 2 or 4 to a page and use the smaller sizes for tags to tie on treats – perfect for quick drop-offs.
A few other ideas for these darling printables:
- use them for a RS activity night. Let the sisters color the prints themselves at the activity.
- drop off a black and white copy with a small box of colored pencils for your visiting teaching sisters – coloring is quite popular as a de-stresser activity.
- use them as RS birthday gifts. If you’re looking for an inexpensive and meaningful birthday gift for your sisters – this could be it!
- print one off for yourself if you’re looking for a cute & simple craft for yourself or as part of a night with your girlfriends.
Download the April Black & White Visiting Teaching Printables (both quotes are included in the file)
*Once you click the download button you’ll be taken to a confirmation screen that will have a link to your free file.
The printable’s finished size is 5″ x 7″ and prints 2 two a page so you’ll only have to print a sheet or two and then take just a moment to trim the edges. You get to add whatever colors you’d like – I dusted off my watercolor set and got to work. Tip: Even your child’s water set will do. To create shading, simply watercolor the images and let them dry. Then pat the excess water off your brush before loading it with paint – then create your accents toward the centers of the leaves and let dry again.
I’d love to see how your quote printables turn out! Snap a picture and share them on Instagram!
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