Great Gifts for Ministering Visits
Are we the only ones still figuring out ministering? While not everyone has it worked out, we love this quote from Elder Holland about jumping right in: “We thank you for following our beloved prophet in this wonderful endeavor and suggest that you not wait for many more instructions. Just jump into the pool and swim. Head toward those in need. Don’t be immobilized wondering whether you should do the backstroke or the dog paddle. If we follow the basic principles that have been taught, stay aligned with priesthood keys, and seek the Holy Spirit to guide us, we cannot fail.”
As we all work on this together, we thought it might be useful to put together a list of simple and budget-friendly ministering gift ideas. Take a look below to find ideas for study tools, helpful resources, or just some uplifting pick-me-ups.
The Book of Mormon and New Testament Journal Editions
Extended margins in these scripture journal editions make study more personal and allow the reader to write notes, record impressions, or doodle in the extra space. They can also help the reader go back and find important and meaningful scriptures in times of need.
Hear: A Study Guide
The pages of Hear: A Study Guide on Personal Revelation are filled with inspirational messages, study ideas, writing prompts, journaling space and shareable cards meant to help guide a more personal study of revelation. This is perfect to pull it out during a (sometimes rare) quiet moment and study throughout your day. It is also available as a PDF, making it easy to print off and give to a ministering sister.
The Standard of Truth is the first book in Saints, a new, four-volume narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fast-paced and meticulously researched, Saints recounts true stories of Latter-day Saints across the globe and answers the Lord's call to write history "for the good of the church, and for the rising generations" (Doctrine and Covenants 69:0).
Oh How We Need Each Other booklet
The Prophet Joseph Smith organized the Relief Society in 1842, championed women, and gave them personal instruction at a time when women were barely acknowledged. Despite his own life being in turmoil, he made sure to give priority to the women of the Church. In this short booklet, Sheri Dew helps us understand what the Prophet Joseph would want us to know today: that women play a crucial role in the kingdom of God and that our divine capacity to understand things of the Spirit and the heart allow us to love, strengthen, and lift each other with charity.
Silent Souls Weeping
Through the power of story, nationally recognized journalist Jane Clayson Johnson shines a light on the desperate, dark, and lonely reality faced by those who struggle with clinical depression. At once hopeful and heart-wrenching, Silent Souls Weeping examines the stigma and isolation associated with depression, as well as the dangers of perfectionistic tendencies and suicidal ideation. This resource can offer hope and insight for brothers and sisters experiencing depression or wanting to understand the disease.
The Bonner Family EP
The Bonner Family's first EP features their expertly crafted vocal harmonies, soulful original songs, and a medley of beloved children's hymns. This is music that creates an atmosphere of peace, unity, and joy from one of the most talented families working in Christian music today.
Nicolas Giusti (an acclaimed Italian composer and opera conductor from Rome) met Gérald Caussé (an accomplished pianist and native of Bordeaux, France) ten years ago. They became fast friends and bonded over their love of playing the piano and their shared faith. For this album, Nicolas composed five piano duet arrangements of classic hymns with the purpose of sharing the joy of the gospel. He turns the traditionally somber meditation "Where Can I Turn for Peace?" into a surprisingly joyful celebration, and his treatment of classic hymns like "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "God Be with You Till We Meet Again" are unforgettable beautiful exchanges between two incredibly talented pianists. The album is rounded out with a virtuosic solo rendition of "Because I Have Been Given Much" by Nicolas Giusti. The level of talent on this album is truly magnificent, but what stands out most is the overwhelming feeling of joy that pours out from every note.
Bless This Home (3x10 Plaque)
A small and cute sign crafter in the shape of a home will fill an empty wall space and serve as a fun pick me up.
Noble and Great Plaque
Inspiring words from Sheri Dew remind us that we have always been noble, great and courageous! This plaque would make a great addition to a bedroom or home office, and serve as an uplifting reminder to the recipient.
Lamb and Lion
Lamb & Lion is City of Enoch's follow-up to their successful debut album Sweet Redeemer. This album marks an exciting new chapter for the band. They use their signature three-part harmonies and catchy melodies to present a brilliant concept album: six peaceful and contemplative songs (the "Lamb" half of the album), and six rousing, exciting, and motivating songs (the "Lion" half of the album). These two sides of the album mirror two sides of the gospel: it provides deeply personal inner peace and spiritual strength, as well as excitement and motivation to rise to the occasion and help others come to Zion.
Let your Light Shine Candle
This adorable candle with it's vanilla scent and beautiful packaging will make this something your guests can't stop talking about. Light this candle to set the ambiance in any room of your home, ideal for relaxation. Get the Let Your Light Shine Candle for yourself or others this holiday season and use it all year long.