Hello, Friend!

 November’s Visiting Teaching message is to be selected from our last General Conference. I loved the talk given by Elder Richard G. Scott, “The Power of Scripture”. I’ve been pondering several thoughts in his talk, including the following passages:

“Pondering a scripture like that gives great direction to life. The scriptures can form a foundation of support. They can provide an incredibly large resource of willing friends who can help us. A memorized scripture becomes an enduring friend that is not weakened with the passage of time.

Pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life. They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing.”

I’ve made this “Hello” tag to go along with Elder Scott’s talk, to remind us how the scriptures can be our friends when we get to know them. It wraps around the cover, and has a few points from the talk on the other side.

I used repositionable tape to keep the tag in place, but you could also use a small piece of folded masking tape. When sharing with your sisters, I would bring your own set of scriptures with the tag in place, then give them a tag to use with their scriptures however they wish.

You could also give your sisters a missionary copy of the Book of Mormon with the tag glued or taped to the cover, and encourage them to mark the copy up without restraint. We can sometimes be hesitant to mark up our nice scriptures, especially when trying out a new study method. Open up a blue softcover copy of the Book of Mormon and mark away! These can then be amazing gifts to pass down to younger members of our families. They will love seeing our insights and feelings in subsequent readings.

You can download the November 2011 Visiting Teaching Aid below (thank you so much to my translators: Birgitta, Blanche, Christine, Ana Carolina and Delmy!):

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15 Responses to Hello, Friend!

  1. penny peden says:

    I love your visiting teaching printables you are so inspired and talented thank you for sharing

  2. Yolanda says:

    This is so very helpful! Thank you for your wonderful ideas!

  3. rita winmill says:

    I am using this for the combined RS and Priesthood lesson next month. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. Debbie says:

    This was the talk I chose to share for VT also…although never as creatively as you ;o)

  5. Jocelyn says:

    That is so brilliant! (as usual!) That was my favorite talk!

  6. Sarah Baker says:

    Love your idea, you are so creative! I’m re-posting your idea and linking back to you:)
    Sarah @ spirituallythinking.blogspot.com

  7. alexandra says:

    Thank you for this wonderful handout. Last month after praying for my sisters (three whom are inactive) I felt inspired to mail them a copy of the Book of Mormon. I included your handout from last month with it. Well, I mail them your handout EVERY month! I’m so very excited to mail this handout and talk, and to be able to have it flow with last months. I’ve been praying for a way to write to them this month, without stepping on toes, and this is most definitely an answer to my prayers. Thank you so much!

  8. Dana says:

    Clever as always!

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  10. Whit says:

    This is the talk I wanted to use, so… THANK YOU as always.

  11. MIchelle says:

    Love you ideas! Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. Amanda says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent. You bless so many lives through your selfless service.

  13. Becki says:

    I just recently found your site and SO enjoy the handouts and tutorials you post! I love using your useful handouts and ideas that aren’t kitschy, but instead are meaningful and well designed. Thank you!

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