your visits prayerfully. You
are on the Lordís errand. Pray
for His help and discernment. Always
pray in the home if agreeable to the family. Remember that you have the keys
to the ministry of Angels--use it in blessing the families.
for each visit: have a goal
and keep a plan.
kind and encouraging during your visit.
Praise whenever possible.
sincere interest in the family you visit.
Rejoice, weep, mourn, console, enjoy. Concentrate on them, on their
constantly cheerful and uplifting.
Do not drag in your own burdens.
Do not dwell on your aches and pains, Do not exploit the triumphs and
tragedies of your life, great though they might be.
you represent the Savior. Itís
His gospel you are teaching. Do
and say what you feel He would have you do and say.
virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly.Ē Never speak ill of others, or
criticize the church.
out and tenderly consider the familyís feelings. You are in their home to identify their needs, to teach and
prepare them in righteousness.
genuine humility. The
Savior never boasted or bragged. For
all He achieved--and He created everything that was created--He was
humble. He gave all credit
to the Father.
10. Bear a strong testimony during
each visit. Testify of
Christís example, His gospel, His commandments, His scriptures, His
church, His Kingdom.
Adapted from: Marshall, Richard J., Home
Teaching with Purpose and Power, Deseret Book Company,