March 14, 2011

Showing Some Love

 For visiting teaching my companion and I switch off doing the lesson every other month. Last month was my turn. Often I try to incorporate a handout or object that can be handed out to remind the girls of the lesson. But sometimes my month falls on a holiday and I just go with that instead because, well, it usually involves food and who doesn't enjoy that?

Last month the message (http://lds.org/library/display/0,4945,2044-1-5246-1,00.html) was on the organization of the Relief Society and its importance in our lives. I really appreciated learning its divine purpose and how each and every one of us has a divine mission here on this earth. However, my favorite part is when Julie Beck points out the magnitude of our woman's organization. It boggles the mind to know how many righteous women are united with the same goals, to fulfill the threefold mission of the church. That is so powerful!

For my handout I focused on Valentine's Day, well actually on love.
I bought boxes like these ones from a little locally owned store called Pioneer Party in Lehi, UT.

They always have great gift supplies and also have handouts with little gifts for the monthly visiting teaching message that you can buy!

They seem to charge between $3.50-$4.50 depending on the month.  I don't like to spend more than $2.50 on mine because I do four girls each month- but it's still a great resource.



I lined the boxes with tissue paper and then put a layer of pink and white m&ms on the bottom. I found strawberries on sale for 2 for $4 and used leftover melting chocolate to make pretty chocolate covered strawberries. Each box fit 5 dipped strawberries very nicely.


To tie in with the visiting teaching message I looked through several blogs online and finally found this awesome image from "It's a Sweet Life"  (http://gingerbreadheaven.blogspot.com/2011/02/diana-ross-and-visiting-teaching.html) For some reason I'm having trouble downloading it directly- so the link will have to do.

It says: 
"I love Visiting Teaching. Relief Society invites us to come and walk in the footsteps of the Savior." 
  I just printed it out on card stock and used a paper punch to make it look cute.

To tie it all up I shared my testimony of the RS and how I do love it. All the blessing I have received from being a part of this great church and woman's organization.

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