Nurturing Seed Packets
I love the reminders we get to not only teach and help, our children and those children we come in close contact with, but to “nurture” them. As you all know this month’s message is titled “Our Responsibility to Nurture the Rising Generation.” One of the definitions for the word nurture is: “the sum of the environmental factors influencing the behavior and traits expressed by an organism.” The organism being our “Rising Generation.” We are responsible for surrounding ourselves and our “rising generation” with righteousness, the best music, the best pictures, the best books, our best language, our best behavior, best manners and our best habits. I believe it’s not just the one FHE lesson or the one family prayer or one time scripture reading, but the constant and consistent habits which we can instill in our own lives which will become the same habits our rising generation will strive to make a part of their lives, because they will know that is what has brought happiness in their parent’s, leader’s and neighbor’s lives. This will strengthen them and they will know what they need to do in the face of adversity.
I chose to edit a cute seed packed from LetteringDelights.com because I believe our generation of little one’s can be likened to seeds, rising from the ground into tall trees or beautiful flowers and in turn make the rest of the world a better place for the 2nd coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
I used the following scripture & quotes on the packet.
“…yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.” Alma 56:47
“The world we are in is a world of turmoil, of shifting values.” President Gordon B. Hinckley, “Stand Strong against the Wiles of the World,” Ensign, Nov. 1995.
“As parents, leaders, and Church members, we are preparing this generation for the blessings of Abraham, for the temple. We have the responsibility to be very clear on key points of doctrine found in the proclamation on the family.” Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president.
Download VT Printable Sheet:
Download this month’s Nurturing Seed Packet for Visiting Teachers by clicking either the link to the left or the link image below.
1. Print in color or black and white on cardstock or regular paper.
2. Cut out seed packets. There are 2 packets per page to save some trees!
3. Fold and adhere where indicated.
4. Fill with real seeds, or nerds candy (because they are tiny like seeds, other candy, or a note with your testimony on it.
Pre-Made Visiting Teaching Gifts
With school starting, I bet most of you have a bit more time on your hands to print and cut the fun Visiting Teaching printables I provide you with, and I bet some of you are even starting to design their own fun handouts and things. Which if you do please share them with us on our facebook page. If there are the occasional sisters out there who just would rather focus their efforts on visiting teaching instead of cutting and pasting, like I do, here are some super amazing suggestions!