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The Visiting Teaching Message for September 2016 is Parenthood is a Sacred Duty.  As I read through the message this month I was reminded of the promise by Elder Quentin L. Cook, that “if we faithfully have family prayer, scripture study, family home evening, priesthood blessings, and Sabbath day observance…we will be prepared for an eternal home in heaven…”. Such a sweet reminder that the the list of really important things is actually shorter than we often let ourselves believe.

But the quote that stood out most to me, was the one by President Monson. It applies both to relationship between parents and children but also to relationships between all of us on this earth, as we’re all a part of God’s family. President Monson said, “…never Let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.” Love and kindness are always good ways to approach any problem – such a needed statement in our world today.

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 September 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. 

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

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