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[14 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Find your Starfish

Here’s a cute story “Be Involved,” which totally goes along with the March Visiting Teaching Message. It’s about Starfish! I made it into a Starfish printable which you can use to give out to your sisters and does not have the St. Patrick’s Day theme. The text on the Starfish has the story & the last quote from Elder Robert S. Wood from the VT message. Click here to download the free PDF printable or click the black & white image below.

Optional treat ideas: Chocolate Starfish (available at Godiva …

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[10 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Buttons to Share

If you like this site and want to tell others about it, here are 8 buttons I made for you to choose from. Aren’t they lovely?
You can proudly display any of the following buttons on your own blog! Just pick the gal who you like best or think represents you or your personality the most. BTW these buttons will look great on any colored background!

To display the button just copy all of the html code in the box below the button you want and paste it into your blog. Or …

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[10 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on RAK: Serve, so love can grow | ]
RAK: Serve, so love can grow

Most of us are not assigned to visit teach sisters we know and who we may already be friends with.
In 2004 I was assigned to visit teach Hazel with a companion who couldn’t always come. I didn’t know Hazel at all before the assignment she was a return missionary, so I automatically thought there was nothing I could teach her. What could I, one who doesn’t know the scriptures and gospel as well as she does, teach her. She was also super smart and had a college degree, which I …

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[9 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Shamrock Word Search | ]
Shamrock Word Search

So, I made this word search which includes key words from this Month’s Visiting Teaching Message – Uphold, Nourish, and Protect the Family – Ensign, Mar 2009.

Kids will love this word search so feel free to print one for the children of the Sisters you Visit Teach to keep them entertained too. Click the image below to zoom or click here to download the PDF.

Hope you all like it.

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[9 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Basic Companion Equation | ]
Basic Companion Equation

My companion and I have an equation set up for making appointments, preparing & sharing the lesson, and bringing treats. (I believe all Visiting Teachers should bring some kind of treat, but that’s just me.)
Basic Visiting Teaching Equation:

Comp 1 = Lesson + Lesson Enhancer if Desired
Comp 2 = Make Appointments + Treats if Desired

This has worked for us for over a year and we find it’s easier when you outline these ground rules at the beginning of your calling together as Visiting Teachers. We take turns each month.
Now, there will …

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[7 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Shamrock Heart Handout

So this month’s handout is inspired by a shamrock / 4 leafed clover. As usual, just some quotes were selected to fit into the handout. I hope this will be a fun thing to give to your sisters so they can remember the lesson. Includes quotes from this month’s Visiting Teaching Message – Uphold, Nourish, and Protect the Family – Ensign, Mar 2009

Download the 4 page PDF file here.

Just print using black ink but print the first 2 pages on green cardstock. Then follow the really easy instructions on the …

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[5 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Fast Break | ]
Fast Break

I’m sure you know this by now that, my favorite way to emphasize a quote is with something you can eat. Chocolate is my #1 favorite thing to eat.
Attach the following quote from the March 2009 Visiting Teaching Message to a Fast Break Candy bar:
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “I call upon members of the Church and on committed parents, grandparents, and extended family members everywhere to hold fast to [the family] proclamation, to make it a banner not unlike General Moroni’s ‘title of …

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[5 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]
Laugh = Laff

Here’s a fun quote which would be great with a Laffy Taffy to make your Sister’s day.
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”*
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

*Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley(1999) by Virginia H. Pearce, pg 107.

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[5 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
The Family Proclamation

Because the quote from the March 2009 Visiting Teaching Message says to “hold fast to [the family] proclamation” you can give the Fast Break Candy Bar with a copy of “The Family – A Proclamation to the World.”
You can pick up a nice color printed original from the Church Distribution (if you live in Utah) for free, order it online for free or print the PDF file yourself.
Wrap a ribbon around it and attach this quote:
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “I call upon members …

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[1 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Visiting Teaching Message (Mar ’09) | ]
Visiting Teaching Message (Mar ’09)

Uphold, Nourish, and Protect the Family – Ensign, Mar 2009, 68

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Why Must I Defend the Doctrine of the Family?
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Liahona, Oct. …