How My Visiting Teacher May Have Literally Saved My Life

When I first graduated from the Young Women’s organization into Relief Society, I admit, I felt awkward calling up adult women I did not know and asking them if they could set aside an hour or more for me and my companion to come over and talk to them. I felt uncomfortable bringing spiritual messages to women who were older and far more experienced than I was in life and in the Church.

And honestly, it felt like a waste of time to me. As a college student at the time, I wasn’t depressed, had work to keep me busy, and did not yet have children. So I rarely set up appointments or read the message and basically made my companions do almost all of the work.

It wasn’t until nearly twenty years later, when I was depressed and had little contact with anyone outside of my young children that I really understood how important visiting teaching was.

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