The June 2012 Visiting Teaching message, “Visiting Teaching – A Sacred Assignment” emphasizes the need for visiting teachers to understand their important spiritual responsibilites, and to prepare to be inspired when visiting. This “secret agent” project is meant to illustrate the importance of visiting teaching assignments. I hung a pair of sunglasses from Dollar Tree on the “file” and attached a tag that reads, “Do not attempt this mission incognito. Let your sisters know who you are and that you care!” After removing the glasses and the tag around the file that reads, “Mission Possible”, you can open the file to read more about the preparations necessary to successfully accomplish the assignment.
I attached a tag to the back of the file that reads, “Love one another” (which makes the card look like a file folder). The inside of the file reads, “Your high and holy calling, should you choose to accept it, is to be a visiting teacher which carries with it an important spiritual responsibility”. The woman graphic is filled with the things we need to prepare ourselves with before visiting our sisters: The Spirit of God, of wisdom, of humility and love”. The upper left side of the file has lines to fill in the names of the sisters you are to love and care for.
As you share this during a visit, you could discuss ways to fulfill these responsibilities as visiting teachers. This could also be a fun part of a visiting teaching conference, when giving out new assignments.
You can download this Mission Possible Visiting Teaching aid below: