This free RS Visiting Teaching Printable is perfect for January’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 January 2017 is The Purpose of Relief Society. I’ve always considered Relief Society as cool, but I know not everyone feels that way. As a girl I thought it was fun that my mom went and hung out with her friends and did cool craft projects. As a Young Women I always admired the Relief Society sisters, they always seemed to be filling needs and helping out and they seemed like super women whose aprons and suburbans took the place of a phone booth and a cape. Now as a Relief Society sister, I count these ladies as my best friends, my advisors, my cheerleaders, my people.
I think that’s why I love that we’re studying the purpose of Relief Society this month. Because although everything I admired as a girl is awesome, it’s not the real reason for Relief Society. In the message this month they reference the Daughters of My Kingdom manual. As I read the pages they referenced, I found this quote from President Boyd K. Packer:
It is as obligatory upon a woman to draw into her life the virtues that are fostered by the Relief Society as it is an obligation for the men to build into their lives the patterns of character fostered by the Priesthood.
What a powerful message. As sisters, we need each other. As individuals, we need Relief Society, because this sisterhood helps us develop the virtues our Heavenly Father wants us to have.
The FREE black and white file 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)
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 January 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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