Are you ready for a new Visiting Teaching idea? With the help of one of my amazing friends, I finally narrowed down what to do, and I am loving it. I think I say that every month…sorry. For this month’s idea, I took the quote from Sister Burton and created a little ‘flip book’ of cards to help you take the challenge that Sister Burton presented, and memorize the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood (found in D&C 84:33-44). And since it’s Easter this month, I had to throw in a little ‘Easter’ fun. Hope you my April 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea and Printables!
Last week, while roaming the Dollar Spot at Target with my friend, I spotted these cute cardboard egg cartons. I grabbed a couple of them because I knew they would come in handy. I thought about the April 2017 Visiting Teaching message all weekend, and my cute egg carton, and finally tied it all together.
I knew I wanted to make a little flip book, to help us memorize D&C 84:33-44, but how was I going to tie in Easter. At first I thought I was going to just create a tag that said something like, “Hope you have an ‘Egg’celent Easter or Month”, but I wasn’t loving it. I finally decided to read through the message once again and that’s when I spotted it!
As I was reading through Sister Linda K. Burton’s quote, I found a word that would work perfectly for my little ‘egg’ pun word. Here is the original quote:
“I invite you to memorize the oath and covenant of the priesthood, which can be found in Doctrine and Covenants 84:33–44. By doing so, I promise you that the Holy Ghost will expand your understanding of the priesthood and inspire and uplift you in wonderful ways.”
Once I had the idea for my tag, I got to work getting everything created, and put together. I am so excited to share these with the women I visit teach, and I hope you will too!
Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood Booklet
Let’s talk a little bit about the ‘Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood’ flip book. The cards include each of the verses from D&C 84:33-44, and the ‘Consider This’ question as well. I combined a couple of the shorter verses onto one card, so there are a total of 12 cards.
I didn’t want an easter theme for the Oath and Covenant cards, since I would be using these well after Easter, so I went with a simple, but beautiful, lace design. I really love how they turned out. I printed both sheets of cards onto cardstock, punched a hole in the upper left corner, and put them on a ring.
These cards would be perfect for your scriptures, beside your bed, in your church bag, OR you could place each individual card on your mirror or refrigerator (somewhere you will see them often). As you go throughout the day, each time you see your card, read it. Over time you will eventually memorize the scripture(s) on the card. As you memorize each card, place the next one beside or below it, and work on that one.
Putting It All Together
Now let’s talk about putting my April 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea all together. I printed all of my printables out (link below) and cut them out. I placed my ‘Oath and Covenant cads’ onto a ring, and set them aside. Then, I grabbed my cute egg carton, plastic eggs filled with treats, and some string. I placed my eggs inside of my carton, then placed my ‘Oath and Covenant’ cards on top of the carton. I tied some cute string around everything, and then attached the tags.
If you don’t have an egg carton like mine, no worries. You could attach my April 2017 Visiting Teaching printables to any type ‘egg’ gift or treat, or you could simply use only the ‘Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood’ cards.
I hope you enjoy my April 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea, and use it for the ladies you visit. I would love to hear if you use my idea and printables, so be sure to leave a comment letting me know. And if you like the idea, I would love if you’d share it on Pinterest.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, and a wonderful Easter.
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