Sunday, April 20, 2008

Your personal missionary assignment.

My calling in my ward is RS Visiting Teaching Coordinator. I have to admit that I have never been perfect at visiting teaching, and still struggle to this day. And there have definitely been periods of my life when I was not consistent at all. But, slowly over the years as I have tried to be obedient I have gained a testimony of this important calling. I don't believe visiting teaching has been or ever will be easy...for anybody. What selfless calling which requires you to inconveniently and unnaturally get to know people you might otherwise never get to know is easy? I have come to learn how hard it is to keep everyone happy in the ward. It seems like so many want a companionship change, or a different sister to visit, or the ideal circumstances. But the truth is, your Relief Society President and those that are working to make the program work truly pray and ponder about each assignment. And there is soooooo much work to do! So many sisters are inactive or struggle for one reason or another. Which one of us doesn't struggle. Bottom line, I know you will be blessed for doing your visiting teaching! I know those you visit teach will be blessed. And I know this is an inspired program of the church. So next time you go to complain about visiting teaching, just stop and be grateful..and pray for the strength to do it. God will provide a way.

3 comments:

Becky said...

I have a testimony of visiting teaching. I have had some neat experiences over the last little while that have testified to me that the sisters who pair people up both as partners and with assignments are inspired. I thanks the Lord so often for creating a program that looks out for us in a way that we don't do on our own! Thank you for your thoughts and I love you too!

Dawn G. said...

That is the important thing, sometimes you have to keep on with just that little spec of Faith and he will help you to find from the experience what you need to. Hey and you were always one up for a challenge there chica!

Sharla said...

I just did mine last night! I always want mine to come so how can I not do mine?