August 2016 Visiting Teaching Printable

Free Printable for August 2016 Visiting Teaching. This watercolor printable comes in two sizes and reminds us of the importance of kindness. www.TeepeeGirl.com

Our church has a program called Visiting Teaching. All of the adult women are asked to visit a few other women in our congregation every month in order to find out the needs of the families, and share uplifting and inspiring messages from our church leaders.

Every month we are assigned a topic to share with the women we are assigned to visit. Our topic for August is “Nurturing families together.” This topic specifically talks about the importance of speaking kindly to our family members: “One of the best ways to invite love and harmony into our homes is by speaking kindly to our family members. Speaking kindly brings the Holy Ghost. Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, asked us to consider: “How often do we intentionally ‘speak kind words to each other’?”

This quote reminded me of a favorite hymn titled “Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words to Each Other.” The chorus to this songs says:

Oh, the kind words we give shall in memory live
And sunshine forever impart.
Let us oft speak kind words to each other;

Kind words are sweet tones of the heart.

The text author of this song is Joseph Longking Townsend (1849-1942). I read a really interesting article on his life and how he came to write this song, and there I learned that he had the lyrics,”Kind words are sweet tones of the heart,” engraved on his headstone.  Kind words are so important.

Free Printable for August 2016 Visiting Teaching. This watercolor printable comes in two sizes and reminds us of the importance of kindness. www.TeepeeGirl.com

I thought it would be fun to give the sisters we visit teach a handout with these words. And since it talks about “sweet tones,” we could also give them a little “sweet” treat, such as a small bag of M&Ms, or something we picked up at the store or bakery.

I made the printable in two sizes: 8×10 and 4×6. They both look really nice framed or laminated. Or just giving this printable to the sisters on cardstock is awesome too.

Free Printable for August 2016 Visiting Teaching. This watercolor printable comes in two sizes and reminds us of the importance of kindness. www.TeepeeGirl.com

To download the 8×10 printable, click HERE.

To download the 4×6 printable, click HERE.

I would love to hear from you! Do you have any other ideas on how to use this printable? Do you have any inspiring stories of how kindness has blessed your life? Leave a comment and I promise to respond. 🙂

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Free Printable for August 2016 Visiting Teaching. This watercolor printable comes in two sizes and reminds us of the importance of kindness. www.TeepeeGirl.com

Author: Chrissy

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8 thoughts on “August 2016 Visiting Teaching Printable”

  1. I am so excited to find this printable to share with my friends!
    I’ve been looking for something like this for a while.
    I am going to keep checking this site!!

  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful printable and also for including the site with information on the author and composer. The information helps to give more meaning to this inspired hymn.

  3. Thank you so much! I’m going to use the 4×6 for visiting teaching. I’m over compassionate service in my ward and have been asked to give a lesson on it next month in Relief Society. I felt the need to address gossiping and this will be perfect. I will read why he wrote the song and have it be our closing song.

  4. Chrissy!!!!- I have been looking for you EVERYWHERE!!! 🙂 I found your cute visiting teaching quote on sugardoodle at the beginning of the month and fell in love!! I copied it and printed it and was so excited- however I forgot to print the article for my friends to go with the quote (it helps with the meaning I think!). I went back to Sugardoodle and your post is not coming up 🙁 I came on pinterest but all that came up were teepee dyi… lol! It must have been my computer but Finally your name came up and I jumped up and screamed (scared my nephew)!!!! I want you to know that I love this post you did SO much, esp because when they hear the song they will think of him and his actions. Not just a message. THANK YOU THANK YOU from my heart to yours!!! Have the best day in the world

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