Linda K. Burton the current General President of the Relief Society had this to say about visiting teaching in last October's General Conference of the church:
To help us better love one another, I would like to suggest four words to remember: ‘First observe, then serve.’… We are all invited to follow Jesus’s teachings and to minister to others.”
I am not a sterling example of a visiting teacher. I try to be faithful in making regular visits and being a friend, but I know I am not always there when needed or the first one available to help. This month is almost over, and I have not yet made a visit or a phone call to the sisters that I should be visiting. I have spoken to each of the three sisters in passing . . . I think, and I did deliver a birthday gift earlier in the month, but I have not taken the time to arrange a personal in home visit with each one. I will try to do better, to become more charitable and Christ-like, because I truly am grateful to be a visiting teacher.