Post edit: This idea has been revised to go with YW Manual 1 Lesson 17. Click here to see more.
The Visiting Teaching Message for the month of May is to be selected from last month’s General Conference addresses. The talk I chose to share with my sisters is “The Power of Covenants” by Elder D. Todd Christopherson. He explains what covenants are, and how God blesses us as we are obedient to the things we have promised to do at baptism and in the temple.
I have two plastic cups, one inverted on top of the other with a surprise inside. These cups represent a covenant, or divine agreement between God and man. The bottom cup has a quote from Elder Christopherson’s talk taped on it which reads, “God binds Himself to sustain, sanctify and exalt us”. The top cup reads, “We commit to serve Him and keep His commandments.” These two promises are bound together by a covenant, which is represented by the white ribbon “binding” the cups together (along with a couple pieces of tape).
Inside the cups are a trio of flowers that represent the power of covenants. (Flower Power!) On the petals of the flowers, I printed the three points Elder Christopherson gives concerning the blessings our obedience to covenants brings.
To make the flowers, first download and print the pieces found here. Trim out the pieces, then fold and glue the petals as shown above.
I bunched my bouquet together and tied with a pretty ribbon to help keep the flowers together when I put the top cup over them. My bouquet got a little squished with the cup on top, but I should be able to fluff them up again when I take them out and explain their meaning.
This candy flower technique was found here. She has some really fun ideas – check it out!