Thursday, October 21, 2010

Visiting Teaching With A Spooky Twist

This is my wonderful friend and partner in crime Lawana. We love to go out and do our visiting teaching. We decided to add a twist to our visiting teaching this year! Every year we love to see our friend Sherrel's Halloween decorations. This guy is always the star of the show for me and I love it that he always has a nice tray of yummy Snickers ready for us. He always dresses up for us too........Nice suit huh?

You might ask what is "Visiting Teaching" ?

Visiting teaching is a part of the Relief Society program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

“Visiting teaching is the heart and soul of Relief Society. The purposes of visiting teaching are to build caring relationships with each sister and to offer support, comfort, and friendship. In visiting teaching, both the giver and the receiver are blessed and strengthened in their Church activity by their caring concern for one another.”

“You are called to represent the Savior. Your voice to testify becomes the same as His voice, your hands to lift the same as His hands. . . . Your calling is to bless lives. That will be true even in the most ordinary tasks you are assigned. . . . You see, there are no small callings to represent the Lord”

We women go in pairs, with a friend that is our visiting teacher companion and we visit about 4 other women (we call them sisters, referring to "sisters in the gospel") in the church that we check on every month. We make sure that all is well with them and always ask if there is anything they are in need of and let them know how much we truly love and care for them. Everyone needs to know that someone cares! Sometimes you may never know what your little visit may have meant to someone.

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