Because the May issue of the Ensign is a report of last month’s general conference, the magazine does not contain a specific First Presidency Message or Visiting Teaching Message for May. Home and Visiting teachers are encouraged to prayerfully select a conference address to share with those they teach. Visit www.lds.org and the general conference archive for conference transcripts, streaming audio and video, and downloadable handheld device files.
After prayerfully selecting the conference message to share, here are some ways to present the topic:
1) Prepare a simple handout with a scripture or quote from the conference talk. Encourage the family to post the scripture somewhere in their home for at least one week. Explain that leaving a scripture or quote visible for the family will help family members recall the message and apply it.
2) Prepare a visual aid to help you share the message. Many of the general authorities use very descriptive stories to illustrate their messages. Use an object that relates to the story told by the general authority to help you present the lesson. For example, you could use an apple to illustrate a story about an apple tree.
3) After prayerfully choosing a message to share, print copies of the entire general authorities address from www.lds.org. Encourage those you visit to prayerfully read the message again later that same week.
4) Select a conference address that is particularly focused on the life of Jesus Christ. After sharing the message, give the family a copy of the new “Finding Faith in Christ” DVD. This would be most ideal for those that may not have an Ensign subscription. Ask them to view the DVD before your next visit and be sure to follow up the next month.
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