Like the Savior, visiting teachers minister one by one (see 3 Nephi 11:15). We know we are successful in our ministering as visiting teachers when our sisters can say: (1) my visiting teacher helps me grow spiritually; (2) I know my visiting teacher cares deeply about me and my family; and (3) if I have problems, I know my visiting teacher will take action without waiting to be asked.1
How can we as visiting teachers love, watch over, and strengthen a sister? Following are nine suggestions found in chapter 7 of Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society to help visiting teachers minister to their sisters:
- •Pray daily for her and her family.
- •Seek inspiration to know her and her family.
- •Visit her regularly to learn how she is doing and to comfort and strengthen her.
- •Stay in frequent contact through visits, phone calls, letters, e-mail, text messages, and simple acts of kindness.
- •Greet her at Church meetings.
- •Help her when she has an emergency, illness, or other urgent need.
- •Teach her the gospel from the scriptures and the Visiting Teaching Messages.
- •Inspire her by setting a good example.
- •Report to a Relief Society leader about their service and the sister’s spiritual and temporal well-being.
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