Being in "tune" with the Spirit of the Lord

The September 2011 Visiting Teaching Message is about strengthening families by increasing spirituality. I made a radio teaching aid that goes with this message – ways that we can be in “tune” with the Spirit of the Lord.

To make this month’s teaching aid, you will need a box of theater-size candy (or a piece of cardboard), a large brass brad, a pony bead and a print out of the radio on white cardstock.

Cut out the radio and the word wheel just inside the dotted lines. With a craft knife, remove the black section on the radio tuning dial. Punch a hole in the center of the radio dial and the word wheel.Slide the pony bead onto the brass brad. This will make your tuning dial look more realistic – but the bead is just for show. It is not attached to the dial at all, so when you spin the word wheel, you must grip the end of the brad to make it work!

Place word wheel behind radio dial and insert the brass brad through both items.

Bend ends of brad tight against the bottom of the word wheel, and secure to the wheel with a piece of tape.

Adhere back corners of radio to another piece of cardstock or cardboard, or to a box of theatre-size candy (Junior Mints work great). Demonstrate how to be in tune with the Spirit, by “tuning” the radio dial: spin the word wheel with the brad, and read the ways in which we can qualify for the Lord’s Spirit.

You can suggest to your sisters to share the mints with their families during a Family Home Evening, as they discuss they ways we are “mint” to be guided by the Spirit!

Hope you have a great month!

You can download the September 2011 visiting teaching aid below:

in English

in German (Thanks, Blanche!)

in French (Thanks, Christine!)

in Dutch (Thanks, Birgitta!)

in Spanish (Thanks, Delmy!)

in Portuguese (Thanks, Ana Carolina!)

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43 Responses to Being in "tune" with the Spirit of the Lord

  1. Nann says:

    You are so creative! Thank you so very much for sharing your great ideas with us. I really do appreciate it.

  2. Gremma says:

    That is awesome! Thank you! I think I will use this in a YW lesson.

  3. Kyr says:

    these never cease to amaze me! I will totally use this one!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very clever! Thanks for being so kind at sharing your ideas

  5. Kenna says:

    So fantastic! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  6. Carolyn says:

    I absolutely LOVE your ideas. As an ex-YW president, I like being able to spoil my RS sisters with your fun handouts.

  7. ~Erica and her gang~ says:

    Really creative idea. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us!!

  8. Janiece says:

    always impressed with your great ideas.
    Thank you for sharing your talents.

  9. Elda says:

    …. Lo tendremos pronto en Español????? desde que "descubrí" vuestro maravilloso talento, no dejo de maravillarme!! Comparto estas grandiosas ideas con mi Presisdenta de Soc. de Soc. cada mes para animar a nuestras Maestras Visitantes. Mil gracias!!

  10. MuaHRi says:

    Oh~~I'm going to put this on my scripture journal! Thank you for sharing! You have a good heart!

  11. Kathy@mishmashmom says:

    Super cute! Thanks for the great ideas!

  12. tami and todd says:

    So stinking cool!! You are awesome!

  13. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  14. Lana says:


  15. Sue says:

    YOU TOTALLY ROCK!! Thanks you so much for your amazing ideas!! I love them and motivate me to get my visiting teaching done.

  16. Emilee Keyes says:

    Thank you ever so much for sharing your creative talents. (I am having trouble printing any suggestions?)

  17. Kristin says:

    Thank you, ladies!
    Elda – A Spanish translation should be uploaded soon.
    MuaHRi – putting the radio on a scripture journal is a cool idea!
    Emilee – try saving the pdf onto your desktop, then opening in Acrobat Reader. Print the file from Acrobat, and hopefully it will work for you!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Kristin! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  19. The Busy Coconut says:

    That is such an awesome idea. Very creative!

  20. HaYn Mama says:

    super cute thank you so much for sharing!!!

  21. Mary L says:

    How is it possible that you could think up such wonderful ideas. We only got the Sept Ensign last week. Very cute and creative!!! Wish my brain thought like yours!

  22. Jocelyn Christensen says:

    This is so stinking AWESOME!

  23. Grandma Bubbles says:

    Wow! What a great idea . . . thank you!

  24. deliaann says:

    I took the idea but instead of Jr. Mints I got boxes of DOTS at the dollar store, and told my sisters that it stands for Depending On The Spirit! Thanks for the great idea!

  25. Kristin says:

    Cute, Deliaann!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Where do we find the Radio to print??

  27. Kristin says:

    The printable file is at the bottom of the post.

  28. Wendy says:

    Just found you on pinterest! Love your site. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  29. vanessa says:

    since yall don’t have one in spanish yet, I remade one real quick for my mom. the fonts aren’t all the same, but the concept is there 😀 I hope you don’t mind. you can delete this post when the official spanish version comes up.

    en espanol: (unoficial!)

    • Kristin says:

      Vanessa – thank you very much. I haven’t heard from my Spanish translator, so this is a great help. I will let others know about your translation.

  30. lizbeth says:

    It’s look great!! do you have it is Spanish????

    • Kristin says:

      I’m still waiting for my Spanish translation. It should be soon. In the meantime, you could download Vanessa’s version. The link is in the comments above. Sorry for the delay!

  31. Marissa says:

    LOVE it! Totally using this! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Amber Romney says:

    You are so talented. Your darling ideas and amazing handouts help me look forward to going visiting teaching. Not that I don’t love visiting my sisters, but it’s so fun to take them a cute handout (beyond just a quote) to illustrate the lesson.

  33. Erika says:

    Thank you so much for doing this and sharing it. I made mine today (and had my glue explode all over me!) and it’s great! Beautiful work – thanks for taking the time to share.

  34. Constanza says:

    Thanks for taking the time to do this, not only in English but in several laguages. I do my VT in Spanish so your ideas help me and my nice companion, to do the job in a better way. And you make us to be more inspired, and to think more carefully about the real porpouse of this calling…! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  35. Neva says:

    Enjoy all of your ideas. Your talents are enjoyed and appreciated by the sisters that I visit with every month. Thank you so much for being so generous and sharing your thoughts and ideas with us.

  36. Melissa says:

    You are amazing!! So talented! Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

  37. Ramona says:

    Great Idea!!!!
    I love it, because it´s in more than one languages.
    I took it for my old sisters in german. Perfectly!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

  38. DENNICE says:

    Muy hermoso material para regalar a las hermanas, gracias y felicitaciones desde Perú

  39. Yolanda says:

    Fascinante la radio celestial y en español graciasss

  40. Ashlie says:

    This is AWESOME. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. SO EXCITED that I found this blog!

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