The Visiting Teaching Message for October 2016 is The Family is Ordained of God.  As I read the message I was reminded of the beauty of the song The Family is of God. This song is a favorite in our family and I love that it teaches the doctrine of families so even Primary children can understand – “God gave us families, to help us become what He wants us to be…”. It’s a good reminder for this mom that despite the challenges, if we’re helping our family members become like their Savior, we’re doing it right.  If you haven’t heard the song, by all means stop by the Primary room to listen, or find it online.

This month, we’re lucky – 2 great printables to choose from. The monthly message includes one of my favorite quotes from Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson – “if it’s the Lord’s plan, it should be our plan!” (I designed this one for July’s message -You can download a FREEBIE of this quote here).  Or if you’re loving the quote above by Elder L. Tom Perry, “Family is the center of life and the key to eternal happiness”, simply download the printable below.

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 to the greenery – 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. 

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 your October 2016 Visiting Teaching Printable

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*Once you click the download button you’ll be taken to a confirmation screen that will have a link to your free file. 

If you love having a fast, easy and awesome idea each month for Visiting Teaching – join the Relief Society Visiting Teaching Printables Club! You receive a monthly email with links to the printable (as well as color version in case you don’t have time to do a DIY)  and a bunch of other great printables that you can use to magnify your calling as a Visiting Teacher – we’re talking holiday and birthday cards, missed you door hangers, Visiting Teacher Contact cards, and more!

I’d love to see how your quote printables turn out! Snap a picture and share them on Instagram!

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