Relief Society Visiting Teaching Message Ideas for October 2017: Enfolding with Love Those Who Stray

Relief Society Visiting Teaching Message Ideas for October 2017: 

My Thoughts:

I really have a special place in my heart for this month's visiting teaching message! When I was serving as a Primary President, I attended a meeting where it was said that President Monson, is not just the prophet for the church, but rather for the whole world. So, that also means that as leaders everyone in our ward boundaries is under our care, whether members of the church or not.

This message really hit me. It made me look at my calling in a whole new light. That all primary children in my ward boundaries were under my care, my love for them grew and I wanted nothing more then for them to feel that love and inclusion. Since then, this is how I have tried to serve in my callings. Our Heavenly Father truly loves all of His children, He desires all of them to receive the blessings that He has in store for them. 

I love this scripture: 

"No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;

By kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile—" (D&C 121:41-42)

The key to this life is to see others as sons and daughters of God. We are each given our agency. Our friends, family members, neighbors, etc all have the opportunity to choose for themselves. We though can have a profound influence as we stay true to our values and covenants. As we love them, stick by them, support them and treat them with kindness. 

It doesn't mean we agree with their choices, but their choices don't have an effect on our love for them. It doesn't change the fact that they are God's children, nor His love for them, which is perfect.

I would like to end with this beautiful message from President Eyring, 

“I have prayed with faith that someone I loved would seek and feel the power of the Atonement. I have prayed with faith that human angels would come to their aid, and they came.

“God has devised means to save each of His children.” (Oct 2017 VT Message)

I too testify this to be true, sometimes it takes a lot of patience and long suffering. But if we are praying and loving then our Heavenly Father will help us. He will never take away someones will, but He will help in softening a heart.


Sometimes it's fun to give our sisters something when we go and visit them! Here are some ideas:

This fun tag can be attached to some Mentos candies.

There is also a printable, that could be framed, or they could hang on their fridge. Both printables can be found by clicking the download button below...

I hope these ideas have been helpful. Really the most important thing is that your sisters know you care about them, that you are their friend :) If you'd like more Visiting Teaching Ideas follow my Visiting Teaching Pinterest Board

Here is the link to previous Visiting Teaching Posts


  1. Love, Love, Love this idea!! Two of the sisters that I visit teach are inactive and it was tough finding something that would work for them that wasn't "Come Back to the Fold". I hurried to print off these cute tags and found it to be read only and it wouldn't let me print. Did I do something wrong? Thanks, Kathy Parker

    1. Kathy, were you trying to print it from a mobile device? It is crazy but there seems to be issues with printing from google docs with mobile devices. You can download it as a pdf and print it that way. Or really the best option is to print it from a pc. Let me know if you still have issues.

      - Kim

  2. The writer of this post has a great vision. The she see's about motivation and thanking messages to respond to a teacher is quite impressive. Really great idea. Appreciated!


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