The Visiting Teaching Message for April is about seeking and receiving personal revelation. I made a paper pinwheel that has the four things mentioned in the message that we need to do in order to receive personal revelation: study scriptures, fast, pray, and build faith.
To make your pinwheels, you will need:
a piece of 8.5 by 11″ paper
new pencils with erasers
First download the pattern in English here. Download in Spanish here. I printed mine on the back of an 8.5 x 11″ piece of scrapbook paper.
Cut each square out, then make cuts about half-way down on each printed diagonal line.
Bring down a corner that has no writing on the white side, and pierce the end with a thumbtack.
Continue with the remaining 3 points with no writing on them, then push the pin through the very center of the paper.
Then, keeping all your ends on the pin, push the pin into the eraser-end of a new pencil.
I then made a little tag-shape from President Packer’s quote, punched a hole, and hung from the pushpin with a piece of raffia.
In discussing the first quote by Elder Robert D. Hales, I would begin by talking about the importance of each point of the pinwheel. How can the following help us receive personal revelation?
Prayer (Read and discuss the second quote in the message by President Boyd K. Packer)
Building Faith (How can we ask in faith, nothing wavering? How can we build that kind of faith?)
After discussing the points on the pinwheel, blow on it to make it spin and explain how just like the pinwheel won’t spin on it’s own, we can’t expect to receive personal revelation unless we do our part. The Lord wants us to unlock heaven, but we have to use our key!