Ministering

“I hope those to whom you minister will see you as a friend and realize that, in you, they have a champion and a confidant–someone who is aware of their circumstances and supports them in their hopes and aspirations.” (Bonnie H Cordon, Young Women General President, “Becoming a Shepherd,” General Conference, October 2018)

“What better way is there to feed His sheep than to help them feel His love–through you?” (Bonnie H Cordon, Young Women General President, “Becoming a Shepherd,” General Conference, October 2018)

“Whether our sheep are strong or weak, rejoicing or in anguish, we can make certain that no one walks alone. We can love them wherever they are spiritually and offer support and encouragement for the next step forward.” (Bonnie H Cordon, Young Women General President, “Becoming a Shepherd,” General Conference, October 2018)

“What better way to prepare to meet Him than to strive to become like Him through lovingly ministering to one another!” (Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, “Ministering as the Savior Does,” General Conference, April 2018)

Ministering “looks like going for a walk, getting together for a game night, offering service, or even serving together. It looks like visiting in person or talking on the phone or chatting online or texting. It looks like delivering a birthday card and cheering at a soccer game. It looks like sharing a scripture or quote from a conference talk that would be meaningful to that individual. It looks like discussing a gospel question and sharing testimony to bring clarity and peace. It looks like becoming part of someone’s life and caring about him or her.” (Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, “Ministering as the Savior Does,” General Conference, April 2018)

“As we accept the opportunity to wholeheartedly minister to our sisters and brothers, we are blessed to become more spiritually refined, more in tune with the will of God, and more able to understand His plan to help each one return to Him.” (Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, “Ministering as the Savior Does,” General Conference, April 2018)

“May we show our gratitude and love for God by ministering with love to our eternal sisters and brothers.” (Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, “Ministering as the Savior Does,” General Conference, April 2018)

“Numbering, however, is not really about numbers; it is about making certain each person feels the love of the Savior through someone who serves for Him. In that way, all can recognize that they are known by a loving Father in Heaven.” (Bonnie H Cordon, Young Women General President, “Becoming a Shepherd,” General Conference, October 2018)

“True ministry is measured more by the depth of our charity than by the perfection of our statistics.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“The Savior has asked us to do the things which He has done, to bear one another’s burdens, to comfort those who need comfort, to mourn with those who mourn, to feed the hungry, visit the sick, to succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and to “teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom.” To me these words and actions describe visiting teachers—those who minister to others.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“A visiting teacher shows her love by prayerfully considering each woman she is called to serve.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Long distances, expense, and safety issues make in-person, monthly contacts impossible in some areas of the Church, but through the power of personal revelation, sisters who truly seek to love one another and are watching over and strengthening one another find meaningful ways to accomplish this call from the Lord.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Many women have reported that the reason they came back into Church activity was because a faithful visiting teacher came month after month and ministered to them, rescuing them, loving them, blessing them.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“At times the most important blessing about your visit will be to just listen. Listening brings comfort, understanding, and healing. Still another time you may need to roll up your sleeves and go to work in the home or help to calm a crying child.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“I can honestly say that when I went visiting teaching, I always felt better. I was lifted, loved, and blessed, usually much more than the sister I was visiting. My love increased. My desire to serve increased. And I could see what a beautiful way Heavenly Father has planned for us to watch over and care for one another.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Visiting teaching…allows us to be an answer to someone’s prayers.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “And of Some Have Compassion, Making a Difference,” General Conference, October 2010)

“In reality, visiting teaching is never finished. It is more a way of life than a task.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Relief Society: A Sacred Work,” General Conference, October 2009)

“Through our monthly visits as visiting teachers, we have the power to bless each sister as we extend our arms of love and kindness and give the gifts of compassion and charity.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Feed My Sheep,” General Conference, October 2007)

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