Touching the Temple

October is here, and the Visiting Teaching message for the month is to be selected from the special temple issue of the Ensign. I chose a portion of the article by President Monson to share with my sisters.

I loved the story of the grandfather who took his small granddaughter on a special trip to the temple for her birthday. As the young girl placed her hand on the door of the temple, the grandfather told her to, “Remember that this day you touched the temple. One day you will go inside.” President Monson spoke of the appreciation the little girl gained of the temple that day, how, “…she had touched the temple, and the temple had touched her.”

I printed a quote from the article on my handout, underneath a fun dot-to-dot of the Salt Lake temple (found on As we touch our dot-to-dot temple, we can reflect on all the ways the temple has touched, and can touch our lives. 🙂

You can download the file here in English. And here in Spanish. And here in Portuguese.

To present my handout, I’ll roll up the paper, slide a homemade flower rubber band around it, and attach a pen and a tag.

The flowers are really simple to make. I gathered three white flower pieces, a button and a white hair band, then sewed it all together through the button holes.

I happened to pick up a ton of these little flowers packages at a yard sale, so this is what I used, but you could also buy flowers from a dollar store. Simply disassemble the flower, remove all the plastic pieces, and then sew up with your band and button.

Have a great month, and please share how your visiting teaching goes! Love you all.

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7 Responses to Touching the Temple

  1. Dani Souza says:

    Thanks for sharing the handout in Portuguese. Hugs from Brazil.

  2. Fabíola Rodrigues says:

    Amei, muito obrigada por colocar em Português…. Obrigada

  3. Celeste B. says:

    Thanks so much for all of the ideas. I've put a link to your blog on my ward blog (; if that is a problem, please let me know!!!!! Thanks so much!

  4. Lisa says:

    You are so creative. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of us. I LOVE your blog!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have loved all your fun things yo have shown us over the years. I am now a RS president, and have shared all your ideas with the sisters in my ward. Thnak you for not hiding your talents but sharing them with us. You are the best.

    Rita Winmill Kaysville, Utah

  6. Kristin says:

    Love you, guys. You are welcome, and I'm so happy my ideas are being used all over.

  7. Josiane says:

    Thankyou very much for all these ideas you’re sharing with us. I just wish I could have them in french too. Because I’m in a french country and I’m one of the RS counselor in my ward, so I’m doing myself the translation in french. But I just feel bad about copying the pictures, because I can’t get them even if I convert the pdf file to word document. So if you need any help with the french translation let me know. And thanks again !

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