The visiting teaching message for August is entitled, “A Society of Holy Women“. Silvia H. Allred said, “The work of Relief Society is holy, and doing holy work creates holiness in us.” I love thinking of that connection between what we do and who we want to become; how our acts of service create dimension and spiritual complexity within ourselves. My visiting teaching aid is based on the following quote from the message:
“This society helps us strengthen our faith and grow spiritually by giving us leadership, service, and teaching opportunities. In our service a new dimension is added to our lives. We progress spiritually, and our sense of belonging, identity, and self-worth increases. We realize that the whole intent of the gospel plan is to provide an opportunity for us to reach our fullest potential.”
I have this quote printed on several strips of paper that have been trimmed out and hole punched at both ends. I might take out these strips as I begin the lesson and work together on getting the strips in the correct order, discussing the quote as we do so.
Once the strips are in order, stack them up and insert brads through both ends. This strip represents each of us as we begin our spiritual journey to holiness.
Begin pulling the strips of paper apart from each other – just swivel the top strip to the opposite side, and continue strip by strip until you have formed a ball.
Just as the strips of paper grew in dimension and interest with a few twists and turns, each sister who participates in building the kingdom of God by leading, serving and teaching can also become enriched and reach her full potential.
“Sisters, we are not isolated nor is our sphere narrow. By accepting the gift of activity in Relief Society, we become part of what the Prophet Joseph described as a society “separate from all the evils of the world—choice, virtuous, and holy.”
You can download the August 2011 Visiting Teaching aid below:
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Thank you Kristin, I used your handout last month and my sisters all loved it. Can't wait for our August visits.
Kristin, I just want to somehow mind meld with your brain, just enough to capture the creative side and download even a portion of it to my brain. 🙂 (had to throw in that star trek concept since you liked Dan's talk)
I SO love this (as always). Thanks!!!
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Você é muito especial. Obrigada por compartilhar suas idéias. I'M from Brazil!!!
Thank you for your amazing ideas! This is my favorite visiting teaching handout website. http://audrey-iwascurious.blogspot.com/
SO cute! I am always amazed at your wonderful ideas that you continue to share! Thank you!
Adorable! Thank you.
I'm used to working with YW. Your handouts, etc. really strike a chord with me. Thank you from a newly called RS pres. who will surely make good use of your wonderful ideas.
Thanks, Kristin. This is terrific, I know my sisters will love it. You make visit teaching fun!
Perfect! You always have such great ideas! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
WOW, i love it!!!Thank you so much for sharing your new-dimentional view on RS message!!!!;)
I just discovered this blog and I really appreciate your talents! Thank you!
Wow! Darling idea. I just realized you have been sending people our way and I want to say THANK YOU! Keep up the good work. 🙂
I don't know how you think these things up, but thanks for sharing!!
Love your ideas & creativity. Thanks for breathing Life back into my Visiting Teaching!
this is so very simple and clever, thank you so much for sharing it!
Love it!! Thanks so much for providing such great lesson helps!
You are amazing. Thank you for helping me feel creative when I make my monthly visits. Bless you for your contribution and service around the globe!
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This is wonderful. I would like to use this template to create a handout for the RS Birthday celebration in March. I would like to change the wording on the strips though. Do you know how I could do that?
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