This free RS Visiting Teaching Printable is perfect for May’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 May 2017 is your own pick from the General Conferences addresses. Can you believe that it’s been almost a month since we had Conference Weekend? I can’t. Not only was Conference awesome, but it’s my very favorite Visiting Teaching print to put together because there are so many good ones to choose from.
Instead of giving you a slew of my personal favorites, I really liked the idea to leave that inspiration up to you on what quote or message to share from Conference. I know that what I feel like sharing during the visit usually changes with each sister, and I thought that might happen to many of you as well.
The one thing I know does not change, is my testimony of how important General Conference is for us. And this is a testimony I think we can all share – the messages are real. They are personal for us. They are things that the Lord is speaking to us NOW. With that, the messages might be different for every individual, but the direction to study, read, and learn from these messages is the same for all.
President Ezra Taft Benson said it best I think:
“The living prophet has the power of TNT. By that I mean today’s news today. God’s revelations to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark. Noah needed his own revelation. Therefore, the most important prophet, so far as you and I are concerned, is the one living in our day and age to whom the Lord is currently revealing His will for us. Therefore, the most important reading we can do is any of the words of the prophet contained…in our Church magazines. Our marching orders for each six months are found in the general conference addresses, which are printed in the Ensign magazine.“
You can read the entire talk, ” Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet” by President Benson here – it’s a good one.
This month there are 2 quotes to choose from – pick the one that works best for your sisters. Share your favorite quotes from Conference as well. I think our unity only builds as we share those things that mean the most to us and pair them with our testimony.
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 May 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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