Visiting Teaching Messages Archive

Relief Society


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    As We Meet Together Again
    Please select your message from these general conference addresses. Additional Information Thomas S. Monson, "As We Meet Together Again," Oct. 2010 general conferenceRobert D. Hales, "Couple Missionaries: A Time to Serve," Liahona, July 2001, 28-31M. Russell Ballard, "One More," Liahona, May 2005, 69-71Russell M. Nelson, "Senior Missionaries and the Gospel," Liahona, Nov. 2004, 79-82 November Call to Action In the first address given in the October 2010 general conference, President Thomas S. Monson issued this call to action: "May I mention a matter close to my heart and which deserves our serious attention. I speak of missionary work. "First, to young men of the Aaronic Priesthood and to you young men who are becoming elders: I repeat what prophets have long taught-that every worthy, able young man should prepare to serve a mission. . . . "A word to you young sisters . . . we welcome your service. "And now to you mature brothers and sisters: we need many, many more senior couples. . . . "To those of you who are not yet to the season of life when you might serve a couples mission, I urge you to prepare now for the day when you and your spouse might do so." As you ponder this message, ask yourself, "How am I preparing myself, my children, and others for missionary service?" Share your experiences with us at reliefsociety@ldschurch.org

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  • Joy in Family History
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      September 2011 Visiting Teaching Message
          Call to Action, September 2011 Elder M. Russell Ballard has taught, "It rests upon each one of us as mothers and fathers to do all we can to prepare our youth to be faithful, righteous men and women. It is in the home where we must teach the gospel by precept and by example."  How are you helping your family to develop holy habits and righteous routines? Share your thoughts and experiences with us at reliefsociety@ldschurch.org M. Russell Ballard, "Mothers and Daughters," Liahona, May 2010Richard J. Maynes, "Establishing a Christ-Centered Home," Liahona, May 2011Julie B. Beck, "Teaching the Doctrine of the Family," Liahona, March 2011Barbara Thompson, "I Will Strengthen Thee; I Will Help Thee," Liahona, Nov. 2007Prophets and Apostles Speak Today, “Mexican Saints Told to Form Holy Habits, Righteous Routines”

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          It is not possible to make real change all by ourselves. Our own willpower and our own good intentions are not enough. When we make mistakes or choose poorly, we must have the help of our Savior to get back on track. We partake of the sacrament week after week to show our faith in His power to change us. We confess our sins and promise to forsake them.

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          December 2011 Visiting Teaching Message
            Call to Action, December 2011 Sister Silvia H. Allred recently said, “I conclude with an invitation to all the women in the Church to plead for a desire to be filled with the gift of charity, the pure love of Christ. Use all your resources to do good, bringing relief and salvation to those around you, including your own family.” In what ways can I demonstrate true discipleship as I minister to the sisters I visit teach? How have you used your gifts and talents to bless others? Share your thoughts and experiences with us at reliefsociety@ldschurch.org. Thomas S Monson, “Charity Never Faileth,” Liahona, November 2010Jeffrey R. Holland, “Charity Never Faileth: A discussion on Relief Society,” Liahona, March 2011Silvia H. Allred, “Charity Never Faileth,” Liahona, November 2011

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          • The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: The Only Begotten Son
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                  By Barbara Thompson Second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency Liahona and Ensign, July 2010 Scriptures, family home evening, and family prayer will strengthen families. We need to take every opportunity to strengthen families and support one another to stay on the right path.

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                Missionary Work
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                  April 2012 Visiting Teaching Message
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                    June 2011 Visiting Teaching Message
                      Call to Action, June 2011 In the 2009 worldwide leadership training, Sister Julie B. Beck taught, “Self-reliance means using all of our blessings from Heavenly Father to care for ourselves and our families and to find solutions for our own problems.” Ask yourself: How has our family become more self-reliant? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us at reliefsociety@ldschurch.org Henry B. Eyring, “Opportunities to Do Good,” Liahona, May 2011 H. David Burton, “The Sanctifying Work of Welfare,” Liahona, May 2011 Julie B. Beck, “The Welfare Responsibilities of the Relief Society President,” 2009 worldwide leadership training meeting

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