June's Visiting Teaching message is "Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Minister" the entire message stuck out to me. It was hard for me to pick just one quote for a handout. I ended up choosing the message above because I liked the reminder of actually praying for help recognizing opportunities to serve. The promise of guidance from our Heavenly Father and assistance from angels!!! Awesome!!! Who doesn't want to be a "soulsaver?" Just by serving others and being there for others we can truly rescue souls. :) Pair this handout with a pack of lifesavers if you'd like! Designed to be printed as a landscape 4X6.
November: "Spiritual and Temporal Self Reliance" Outline
This Power Point Covers:
"What is the Lord's way for providing for the poor & needy?"
"How can I find solutions to my challenges and problems?"
This is another lesson I loved preparing! I truly feel the "Come Follow Me" curriculum is so inspired and provides a great environment for learning. I hope these Power Points help you as a leader provide opportunities for the girls to share their thoughts. Towards the end of this lesson I included an opportunity for the girls to split into small groups to search through a New Era or Ensign for answers to problems facing youth. I hope each girl will feel comfortable sharing her ideas. Feel free to adjust for your individual classes. For a handout, I planned on printing the "Scriptural Directory Assistance" This was produced in 2006 my Tressa Edmunds. I have retyped it because my original copy was a bit blurry. ;) My hope is that the girls come away from this lesson understanding their role in the Welfare of others and the importance in serving like Christ. I also hope they will realize how much they are loved NO MATTER WHAT! That the Lord is always there to help them. No one should feel like they are weathering the storms of this life alone, especially these beautiful Young Women. I want them to try to pray, read the scriptures, and to study the words of the prophets during their times of trial. Good luck with your lessons! ;)
October: "Becoming More Christlike" Outline
This Power Point Covers:
All 5 topics for October combined into 1 lesson.
"How can I become more like Christ?"
"How can I develop Christlike love?"
"How can I be more Christlike in my service to others?"
"How can I learn to be more patient?"
"Why is it important to be grateful?"
Due to General Conference and other combined lessons I needed to combine all of the "Come Follow Me" topics into one lesson. This Powerpoint covers Christ like love & Service, Patience, and Gratitude. I shared 2 videos: "Cheering Each Other On" and "Continue in Patience" I ran out of time but planned on sharing the gratitude video found here
"O Remember, Remember" I know that's a lot of videos! More than I normally share but they were short and I thought they brought the Spirit. :) I also had slips of paper with scenarios on them. Each girl chose one and we went around the room sharing our thoughts on how we could respond with Christlike love, patience or gratitude. This was the girl's favorite part and I felt like it gave them real-world examples. Feel free to add your own based on your individual girls situations.
-"My parents FINALLY got me a phone! All my friends have iPhones or smart phones. My phone is so basic I can barely text" (gratitude)
-"My Dad's position at work changed and money is a bit tight. My older brother started mowing lawns on the weekend to help out. He complains a lot about spending his whole weekend working. Boy, glad its not me!" (service/christ like love)
-"I worked so hard preparing for volleyball tryouts. I took extra coaching sessions and practiced every day. I can't believe I didn't make the team! It's so unfair!" (patience)
I had about 4 examples for each topic. I would have uploaded the file but I didn't save it! Gasp! Can you believe it, shame on me! :(
I also bought the "mini" SPRITE cans and attached this tag "Do the SPRITE thing, Be Christlike!"
(The font for the Power Point is left very plain so that most people can see the slides clearly. When I use fonts that are original to my computer I've found the file does not download well to someone else's computer who does not have the font. The formatting gets messed up. Feel free to brighten it up with fun fonts. ;)
**Please Note: Due to different versions of power point the slides may need to be adjusted after you download them. Please go through the power point before your lesson to make sure the pictures and the text are formatted correctly! I just opened a file I made using my laptop with my iPad and the font was different, colors were different and some of the pictures were in the wrong place. It may take a little tweeking! :)**
I'm a 36 year old Mom of 4 kiddos, 3 boys (12, 4 & 2 years old) and one little princess (9). I have an awesome hubby who puts up with my craziness...He supports me when I spend way too much time on my YW lessons. I started this blog for fun and have been so excited to watch it grow and watch others being able to use the Power Point lessons, handouts and other ideas I have posted. Thank you for stopping by!
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