Monday, July 3, 2017

July Visiting Teaching Handout Ideas

That They May Be One

I love the message for this month!  All about recognizing and accepting the Lord's will for us and then listening and obeying.  When I first read this message I continuously thought of the Mormon Pioneers.  In Utah we celebrate their lives and example on the 24th of July, because that was the day they entered the valley so many years ago.  I can think of countless examples of each saint choosing to accept the will of the Lord no matter how hard it would be on them, or what was in store for them.  

So no matter if you live in Utah or not I think July is a perfect month to celebrate these amazing pioneers.  I think as Latter Day Saints we all share a bond with these early saints.

His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.
-The Living Christ

Call me crazy, but whenever I think of pioneer treats I think of taffy; and the taffy at Chocolate Covered Wagon is perfectly old fashioned and delicious.  They have so many flavors like cinnamon, pina colada, banana, blue raspberry and vanilla walnut-just to name a few!

Grab a bag of this fun mix of taffy and fill these adorable pails with them add a little bandana liner and you are good to go.  Or if you're still on the calendar train, pop this little printable (found below) in your IKEA frame with some fresh new ribbon.  An adorable old fashioned magnet would be super cute if you're doing the magnets or any fourth of July magnet would work perfectly too!

Or wrap them all up in one big bandana for a treat for the whole family!  

I also wanted to share some pioneer stories with my visiting teaching sisters so they could have specific examples.  Add this to your handout and let them read these short stories throughout the month.  

As we endeavor day by day and week by week to follow the path of Christ, our spirits asserts its preeminence, the battle within subsides, and temptations cease to trouble.
Elder Christofferson

I hope these printables help you and your sisters realize how important His will is for each of us, and makes visiting teaching a little easier! :)

FREE printables:

Helpful Links and Where I Found Things:

Mini Tin Pails found on Amazon (Prime and available in multiple colors) HERE 

Bandanas found at Dollar Tree (2 for a dollar)

Pioneer stories found HERE 

Find more Visiting Teaching Handout ideas from previous months below:

This post may contain affiliate links, but all opinions are as always my own! :)

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