It’s November! And that means the Visiting Teaching message is one you select from the October 2016 General Conference messages. I always love this visit, it’s a chance to get inspired for you and for your sisters and it always leads to a great discussion.
As I was skimming the conference messages online, I couldn’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. Trying to pick just one quote from conference for a printable was like trying to drink from a fire hydrant. There were so many good ones to choose from. I kept thinking… “if I just pick one, what if it doesn’t really go with what someone feels inspired to talk about?” (We kind of go by the “no man left behind” mentality around our house – thanks to a dad and father-in-law who served in the military, that concept kind of stuck).
So I started thinking I could create a list of challenges or thoughts given by President Monson in his addresses and I ran into this article – 5 Challenge President Monson Gave Us at Conference. I also ran across this devotional given by President Ezra Taft Benson, “Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet” – such a good overview of what it means to truly follow.
So I finally decided that less is more. No matter what you share with your sisters this month from General Conference it should surely tie into the phrase “Follow the Prophet”.
I loved the concluding lines by President Benson,” If we want to know how well we stand with the Lord then let us ask ourselves how well we stand with His mortal captain—how close do our lives harmonize with the Lord’s anointed—the living Prophet—President of the Church, and with the Quorum of the First Presidency.”
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 florals – 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. More paint less water means darker colors, and adding more water, even to a dry area of color will help you lighten the watercolor tones.
Want the color print? Join the RSVT Club! Every month you’ll receive an email with the link to the message and both a full color and B/W version of the printable. That means your super busy months can be that much easier- just print and go! PLUS, you’ll have access to Miss You door hangers, VT contact cards, holiday tags and gift ideas, and lots and lots of birthday cards! You can read more about it by clicking on the image for the RSVT Club above!
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 November 2016 Visiting Teaching Printable
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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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