The December Visiting Teaching message is about compassion – how we can develop and increase in it, and how we can nurture through compassionate service. I chose the quote by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, to focus on:
“Disciples of Christ throughout all ages of the world have been distinguished by their compassion. . . . In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers”
I printed out President Uchtdorf’s quote on a large heart, which is meant to represent “compassion”. You can download the image here.
Then write the three ways we can develop our compassion, as found in this month’s message, on the folded sides:
pray (see Moroni 7:48)
open our eyes (refer to quote)
be an instrument (refer to quote)
You could also make this fun treat to leave with the sisters you visit. Cindy from Skip to My Lou explains here how to melt mini candy canes and stick together into hearts. Cute!