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!):