Serving others builds personal qualities such as integredy, compassion, love, generosity, and shows our children that their mommies are indeed the one of the two greatest influences for good in their lives, as well as in the lives of others. Serving others through Visiting Teaching is a Win/Win situation for all of us!
This idea of Visiting Teachers are Heaven Sent, could be a wonderful theme for a Visiting Teaching Conference, lesson, or simply an evening meeting with the Relief Society Sisters. You know me by now, if you have been following my blog for a while, that I just can't stop my mind from producing new ideas. Well... here you go... you can use this theme in lots of ways:
- There are limitless stories of how Visiting Teachers have blessed the lives of the sisters they teach, and you can share some of these, or supply your own as a motivation for your sisters to get their VT done. I love the story that I have used this month shared with me by my VT companion. (Scroll down and read it as it is also published in the Ensign)
- What about taking the direction of Heaven Sent and doing a play on words, and changing "sent" to "Scent", which takes on a whole different meaning. If you wanted to have an activity to go with the spiritual message, you could create wonderful "Scents" through a Cooking class demo for making and mixing your own homemade spice combinations, Fabuluous recipes with a cooking demo from India, Mexico or any other country that highly spices their foods.
- Another play on the word Scent might be to go the direction of making your own homemade perfume, spritzers, cleaning products, using household items. This could encourage Self reliance!!!
- To me, there is no better "Scent" than the aroma of homemade bread baking. It permiates the entire home and makes your mouth water from the scent alone. How about an evening of making homemade rolls, breads, etc., and teach how to use a grain mill, grinding your own flour for bread. Talk about storing yeast and other products used in making bread