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"I hope that home teachers and visiting teachers will experience two things: first, the challenge of the responsibility that is in their great calling, and second, the sweetness of results from their work, particularly with those among us who are less active. I hope that these teachers will get on their knees and pray for direction, and then go to work to bring these wandering prodigals back into the fold of the Church. If home and visiting teachers respond to this challenge, I honestly believe that they will taste the sweet and wonderful feeling which comes of being an instrument in the hands of the Lord in leading someone back into activity in His church and kingdom. 

"I am making a plea for us to reach out to our brethren and sisters who have known the beauty and the wonder of this restored gospel for a brief season and then for some reason have left it. 

"May all home teachers recognize that they have an inescapable responsibility to go into the homes of the people and teach them to live the gospel principles more faithfully, to see that there is no iniquity or backbiting or evil speaking, to build faith, to see that the families are getting along temporally. That is a very serious responsibility; it really is. But it is not a heavy burden—it just takes a little more faith. It is worthy of our very best effort."




Author: Gordon B. Hincley, Source: Instruments of the Lord, Ensign, March 1997Saved by ragogoni in effort hometeaching instrument hometeacher visitingteach visiteacher responsability lessactive 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Whenever I think of visiting teachers, I think your duties in many ways must be like those of the home teachers, which briefly are “to watch over the church always”—not twenty minutes a month but always—“and be with and strengthen them”—not a knock at the door, but to be with them, and lift them and strengthen them, and empower them, and fortify them—“and see that there is no iniquity … neither hardness … backbiting, nor evil speaking.” (D&C 20:53–54.)

What an opportunity! But so many would like to talk about other things—the weather, politics, or to talk about something that was just done in the ward, the division of a ward, the reorganization of a bishopric, the reorganization of the Relief Society presidency, or any of the numerous things that could be done in the ward that people might find reason for questioning or criticizing. How glorious is the privilege of two sisters going into a home, de-emphasizing anything that could be detrimental, and instead, building up all the authorities of the Church, the Church itself, its doctrines, its policies, its practices.
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “A Vision of Visiting Teaching,” Tambuli, Dec 1978, 2. http://...Saved by mlsscaress in hometeaching build duties visitingteaching bewith always lift strengthen 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When we inspire and teach others to fill their hearts with love, obedience flows from the inside out in voluntary acts of self-sacrifice and service. Yes, those who go home teaching out of duty, for example, may fulfill their obligation. But those who home teach out of genuine love for the Lord and for their fellowman will likely approach that task with a very different attitude.
Author: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: “The Great Commandment,” Ensign, Nov 2007, 28–31; http://www.l...Saved by mlsscaress in obedience attitude love teach hometeaching flow genuine acts visitingteaching voluntary selfsacrifice obligation approach 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The second fundamental to effective home teaching is to know well the message you are to deliver in each home. And know that it is the particular message the Lord would have you give to the families and individuals you have been asked to serve.

Home teachers should have a purpose or goal in mind and should plan each visit to help meet that purpose. Before making their visits, home teaching partners should meet together to pray, to review instructions from their leaders, to go over the message they will take to the families, and to discuss any special needs.

Home teachers should present an important message that they have prepared or that they bring from priesthood leaders. We strongly recommend that the home teachers use the monthly message from the First Presidency printed in the Ensign and the Church's international magazines. The head of the family may also request a special message for family members.

And, as a vital part of that message, whenever possible, read together the scriptures with the families you home teach. Make this a regular part of your visit. Especially read together verses from the Book of Mormon that will fortify your message, always remembering the words of the Prophet Joseph, that "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by [the] precepts [of the Book of Mormon], than by any other book" (Book of Mormon Introduction). Your families need the continual strength of the Book of Mormon.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "To the Home Teachers of the Church," Ensign, May 1987, 48; ht...Saved by mlsscaress in bookofmormon strength scriptures individual prepare purpose goal family hometeaching message message needs unique know visitingteaching churchpreparedmessage 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Above all, be a genuine friend to the individuals and families you teach. As the Savior declared to us, "I will call you friends, for you are my friends" (D&C 93:45). A friend makes more than a dutiful visit each month. A friend is more concerned about helping people than getting credit. A friend cares. A friend loves. A friend listens, and a friend reaches out.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "To the Home Teachers of the Church," Ensign, May 1987, 48; ht...Saved by mlsscaress in duty friend pleasure listen hometeaching care genuine visitingteaching concern reachout 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Author: E. W. Howe, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in service hometeaching charity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Home teaching is missionary work to the member. Missionary work is home teaching to the nonmember.
Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in missionary hometeaching 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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