For the month of November, we can choose the message we would like to share with our visiting teaching sisters from the last General Conference. I chose a talk from Elder David A. Bednar, entitled, Become More Diligent and Concerned at Home.
He divided his talk into three main sections:
Suggestion Number One: Express Love—and Show It
Suggestion Number Two: Bear Testimony—and Live It
Suggestion Number Three: Be Consistent
The little handout I made was inspired by Elder Bednar’s suggestions on Expressing Love. I thought it would be fun to give some post-its for surprise love notes to family members. I made a simple paper “case” for the post-its, and glued to the top the house image with the title of the talk and the three main ideas of the talk printed in the windows and door. On the flip side of the cover is a slightly longer elaboration of these ideas:
1. Sincerely and frequently express and demonstrate love.
Such love nurtures and sustains faith in God.
Such love is a source of strength and casts out fear (see 1 John 4:18).
Such love is the desire of every human soul.
2. Create and look for opportunities to bear testimony of gospel truths – and live them.
3. Be consistent in doing the seemingly small things that can lead to significant spiritual results.
I’ll refer to these numbered suggestions during our visiting teaching discussion.
To make the post-its holder you need the following items:
white cardstock for printed image
post-it notes (stack of 100 for each holder)
glue or tape
Step 3: Measure and lightly mark cardstock at 3 ½ inches and again at 4 inches (length-ways).
Step 8: Print out house and text (download here).
on a computer
in a backpack
on the lawn mower or leaf blower
on the workbench
on the bathroom mirror
on a pillow
in a cupboard
on a cereal box
in the dishwasher
in a shoe
in a book
in a clothes drawer
on a door
in a hat
in a glove
on the steering wheel
Be sure to print out a copy of Elder Bednar’s talk to leave with your love notes!