It’s nearly August, and summer is flying by! I can hardly believe it, but here we go with August’s visiting teaching idea. The theme this month is “Our Responsibility to Be Worthy of Temple Worship”, and can be found in it’s entirety here. I made a miniature temple garment bag with the first part of the quote by Silvia H. Allred:
“The covenants we make with the associated ordinances we receive in the temple become our credentials for admission into God’s presence. These covenants elevate us beyond the limits of our own power and perspective. We make covenants to show our devotion to build up the kingdom. We become covenant people as we are placed under covenant to God. All the promised blessings are ours through our faithfulness to these covenants. . . . “
You can make your own dress and bag by downloading the file here. Print on the white side of an 8.5 x 11″ piece of scrapbook paper. Trim as shown above, starting at the bottom, following the dotted line, then going around the folding guides as you cut up.
I also made a little pocket to put the portion of the quote that talks about our covenants being our credentials for admission into God’s presence. I thought it appropriate to put the little card into a pocket like what might be used for a temple recommend. I just adhered the pocket and the lace with double sided-tape.
I trimmed out my bag by cutting the top flap to a slight point, then taping lace on with double-sided tape. I also used a white gel pen to make little stitch marks around the edges. Not necessary, but it is a nice finishing touch. You now have a sweet little temple bag to share with your sisters!
post edit: Here is another goodie to add to your temple bags: I wrapped a small packet of tissues with a strip of matching paper and tied it to my bag with a ribbon. It’s always nice to have a tissue at the temple!
Have a great month and please say, “hi!” if you download this idea. I love hearing from you.