The July 2014 Visiting Teaching message is about Jesus Christ being our Advocate with the Father. I love the following quote:
Of Christ as our Advocate, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “It is of great significance to me, that I may at any moment and in any circumstance approach through prayer the throne of grace, that my Heavenly Father will hear my petition, that my Advocate, him who did no sin, whose blood was shed, will plead my cause.
This message feels deeply spiritual, and I hesitate to add my silly visual aid to it, but here it is, since I enjoyed putting it together and someone else might as well.
I made some pom poms out of plastic grocery bags and a red tablecloth that I had leftover from another project. The pom poms are a nod to the upcoming 4th of July holiday, as well symbolic of the Savior being on our side – “cheering” us on – and pleading our cause before the Father.
Alternate the white and red plastic, and staple the bottoms and tops together. Then cut down the center so you can make 2 poms out of this.
Cut towards the stapled end of the plastic in 1/2″ lengths. Wrap a wooden skewer or dowel rod in blue painters tape, then wrap the stapled end of the plastic around the stick, securing as you go with tape.
Secure the pom pom to the stick with painters tape, then tie on the printed message, folded in thirds. You can download the message here.