The Visiting Teaching Message for October is about nurturing the rising generation.
I chose these quotes to share with my sisters:
“Our rising generation is worthy of our best efforts to support and strengthen them in their journey to adulthood. . . . In every action we take, in every place we go, with every Latter-day Saint young person we meet, we need to have an increased awareness of the need for strengthening, nurturing, and being an influence for good in their lives.” -Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Presidency of the Seventy
“To nurture means to cultivate, care for, and make grow. . . . Nurturing requires organization, patience, love, and work. Helping growth occur through nurturing is truly a powerful and influential role bestowed on women.” -Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president
I thought a balloon would be a great way to represent the “rising generation”. As you share the first quote by Elder Rasband, you could take a deflated balloon, and blow air into it as you mention the things we can do to “support and strengthen” our youth. Once your balloon is fully inflated, you could talk about what it means to nurture the rising generation. Write on your balloon, using a Sharpie, the things nurturing requires: organization, patience, love, and work. Discuss the ways in which we can use these things to be better prepared to nurture those that come into our sphere of influence.
As you finish sharing the message, you could tie this tag to the balloon and leave with your sister as a reminder of the lesson. Download here.