Get prepared for October’s Visiting Teaching message by putting together this simple and FREE download. Simply print, cut, and color. Don’t forget to call your sisters and schedule your appointments!
The Visiting Teaching Message for October 2017 is Enfolding with Love Those Who Stray. This month’s topic touched my heart. Every one of us has chosen options that are less than best, some of us may have strayed from gospel teachings, or have family members or friends who have chosen differently than we would like. My heart aches for those who pray fervently for those who are lost to return. After a weekend of General Conference I feel inspired to be better, to try harder, and to reach out to those around me more. I love the quote noted in the message:
May you and I receive the revelation to know how to best approach those in our lives who are lost, and when necessary, to have the patience and love of our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, as we love, watch, and wait for the prodigal.
This month’s printable quote is from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I love his words of hope, but especially took his words to heart this month. Our family struggles are small compared to so many, yet every family is working to become better and eternal. President Uchtdorf said;
Whatever problems your family is facing, whatever you must do to solve them, the beginning and the end of the solution is charity, the pure love of Christ.
This month I’m challenging myself and the sisters I teach, to show more charity. To children who are learning to be obedient and follow their Savior, to a spouse who is working hard to provide and guide our family, to myself who so often falls short in so many ways, to those around me who might not be having the best day. Nothing heals or provides as much hope as the love of Christ – nothing.
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. (Download more than one of the DIY prints on the site and let the sisters choose the one they like best!)
- 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 October Black & White Visiting Teaching Printable
*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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