For the February 2018 visiting teaching message, we are encouraged to get to know the sister that we visit teach and her family.
I think it can become easy as we do our visiting teaching to just add it as another check mark on our list of things to do – but it’s such a unique and wonderful opportunity to get to know someone on a deeper level.
Last month, the message focused on ministering as the Savior would and realizing that not all women want to or can be taught in the same way.
I was glad that this was mentioned – because it’s true that not all of us can or want to be taught in the same way. My visiting teachers invited all the girls they teach out to lunch, which I loved – my boys played in the Chick-fil-a playground, and we chatted for a few hours. It was fun!
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Anyways, like I said, this month is about getting to know our sisters and their families better. So I would challenge you to really try to make your visits meaningful – go past the surface and show that you are interested.
Not only that – but be a friend. So often I think we just check visiting teaching off on our list of things to do, and then forget about that person until the next month. Sending a text or stopping to talk in the hall at church can make a big difference.
This month’s printable takes a quote from the visiting teaching message that I really loved. It really gets to the heart of visiting teaching and how we should approach it:
“We must cherish one another, watch over one another, comfort one another, and gain instruction that we may all sit down in heaven together.” – Lucy Mack Smith
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