Oh wow - these gifts are spectacular! Each month SO much thought and time goes into preparing and making each one just perfect. This month was no exception!
The message is entitled, "Nurture Through Compassionate Service." One of the passages that stood out to us was that of Sister Barbara Thompson. She talks about doing our part to help build the kingdom of God... and the fact that we will have help in doing this. She then quotes Joseph Smith: "If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates." What a great promise!! Wow.
We decided to highlight that and had a magnet designed just for this particular gift. It has the quote from Joseph Smith on it, as well as a picture of an angel. And here is the exciting part...
The angel pictured on the magnet was the first angel to decorate an LDS temple in our dispensation. It stood on top of the original Nauvoo temple. It is very vintage looking - and instead of being vertical (like most others) the angel is horizontal. In one of the angel's hand is an open book (presumably the Book of Mormon) and in the other hand he holds a trumpet - announcing to the world the gospel. See Revelations 14:6-7.
I just loved how the magnet turned out - (thanks Candis!). The idea of us being Angels this Christmas season - and also having Angels to help us give service to others - is awesome- and so fitting for December.
Hope you enjoy giving this month's Visiting Teaching Gift!
We have ordered extra magnets if you want to order for a RS conference or lesson handout. Prices are as follows:
VT Gift - $3.25
Angel Magnet - pack of 20 - $15.00
To purchase the December VT online, click here.