A Restoration of All Things

The Visiting Teaching message for February is about “The Restoration of all Things”. It talks about the restoration of the Church, and the essential place of Relief Society therein. For my lesson I altered a drawing of a church from last year’s Primary Outline for Sharing Time. It is a lesson aid to help talk about Christ’s primitive Church, the Apostasy, and the Restoration of the Gospel. The only detail I changed from the original drawing is the heart in the center. It represents the faithful women in the ancient Church like Mary, Martha and Tabitha (all mentioned in this month’s VT message).

After you cut the church apart and discuss the Apostasy (when Christ’s Church, priesthood and revelation were taken away from the earth), put the pieces back together to signify the restoration of the Gospel.
Flip the center heart over to reveal the words, “Relief Society”, then read the following quote:

Sister Julie B. Beck has taught that “we know through the Prophet Joseph Smith that Relief Society was a formal part of the Restoration.” The process of restoration began with the First Vision in 1820 and continued “line upon line, precept upon precept” (D&C 98:12). When the Relief Society was formally organized on March 17, 1842, the Prophet taught the women about their essential place in the restored Church. He said, “The Church was never perfectly organized until the women were thus organized.

There are other great quotes in this lesson that you could also discuss, so be sure to prayerfully review the entire message and underline the things you’d specifically like to discuss with your sisters.
You can get your free download for February’s Visiting Teaching lesson aid here. It is a 2-page document, so you can print the church on the front of your paper, and “Relief Society” on the back. Be careful to print only page 1, then re-feed the paper into your printer upside down to print page 2. If this is a hassle, you could always just print page 1, then hand-write “Relief Society” on the back center of the paper. (Hold up to a window to align properly.)
I made another video below to talk a little about this month’s message – (Hello, world!) Don’t forget to comment on my last post to win a collection of visiting teaching cards. They are fun! Love you all and your sweet, wonderful comments. Thank you.

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16 Responses to A Restoration of All Things

  1. Patty Ann says:

    Great idea for February! Love it when you make it so easy.

  2. karen says:

    This looks great! Thanks for the idea. I just used the idea of the doll chain for January.

  3. Tycksen Family says:

    You have the best ideas. Thank you for sharing the video. I love it!

  4. Kristin says:

    Thanks, friends. And thank you, Tycksen Family, for commenting about the video. I was feeling a little insecure about it!

  5. Rachel says:

    I was looking through the blog. Your ideas are fanasatic. Those visual supplies will HELP my small deaf branch who doesnt fully understand the messages, gospel and in general as well. Only thing I wish Visiting Teaching Youtube videos has subtitles or others so it will benefit by showing to my deaf sisters who can understand with the visual along with subtitles. I hope you and other sisters(from the Presidency) could figure out how to do it. I am SO sad that Im unable to watch wonderful youtube videos that LDS.org posted and yours as well that people always talks about.

    Again,like I said your wonderful crafts are stunning and keep them coming! 🙂

  6. S. Tallman says:

    I am using your February puzzle to go out and do my visiting teaching this morning! I love it, as I love ALL your creative ideas. Thank you so much.

  7. Jocelyn Christensen says:

    I enjoyed watching your video. One thought that I had about this recently is how interesting it is to me that God's creation was not complete until he had created Eve. And the restoration of his gospel was not complete until he has organized the Relief Society. Kinda cool!

  8. Kristin says:

    Interesting insight, Jocelyn!

  9. Mutti says:

    Thank you so much for your ideas and handouts each month. I think they really do add to my visits. I used to come up with ideas myself and seemed to have worn out my creativity lately due to health problems and so I especially appreciate being able to use yours so effortlessly. Thank you! I thought your video this month was delightful. It was good to hear you share your ideas like that. Hugs~ Linda

  10. Kristin says:

    I'm so glad these have been helpful, Mutti. Thank you!

  11. Grandma Kris says:

    This is a great way to use to teach the new convert I visit teach. Doing it Today!

  12. Woods Gardens says:

    Thanks for your fabulous insights and most importantly, thank you for sharing your talent. Have a great day!

  13. Georgina Close says:

    Thank you so much again for such a great lesson for my girls! Georginax

  14. Barb says:

    Your ideas for Visiting Teaching and FHE are so wonderful!! Thank you so much for posting them and helping ME to get motivated to get my visiting teaching done each month! HUGS!!!!

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  16. JoAnn Castellanos says:

    You are a angel in disguise! I believe this is one of the best ideas, I’ve ever come across.
    Sister, thank you very, very, much.

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