Visiting Teaching: Creating Friendships

Some women in the stake were asked: How has your life been touched by visiting teaching or a visiting teacher? Over the next few weeks we'll feature their responses.


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I have had visiting teachers who came faithfully each month and also visiting teachers who don’t come or call as frequently. Either way I have always felt of their love and concern for me.
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My visiting teachers have touched my life by the love they show.
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I once was given a unique opportunity to visit teach someone that I did not get along with. She had done something once when we’d served together that offended me, and it was hard to be humble and put those feelings aside when I was assigned to be her visiting teacher. Being in her home and having the chance to serve her helped me see her in a different light. It was a blessing for me to be humbled and to forgive as I let go of past offenses and saw the good in this sister.
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Through visiting teaching I have made some really great friends. Some of them are people I probably wouldn’t have gotten to know if I wasn’t assigned to visit them. But I am so grateful I got the opportunity. I truly cherish and love the sisters I visit teach. I am so grateful I got the opportunity to get to know them and serve them.

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When I was younger, my mom took me with her to go visiting teaching. I saw her diligence and love. Her example of being a missionary still blesses my life today!
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I had a visiting teacher while my kids were young that would bring something for them each time, whether it was a toy or book, so they could play with it while we visited. It meant a lot to me that she would care about my kids.
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My visiting teacher is such a great example to me. She has taught me some great things about loving my children for who they are and recognizing their divine nature.
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Through visiting teaching I made a new friendship with someone I’m still good friends with today.

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