Sister Thompson: Visiting teaching will bring blessings

As women look to the Savior’s example of compassion and love, they are more able to make a difference in the lives of others, said Sister Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, during the General Relief Society Meeting held in the Conference Center on Sept. 25.

“Compassion means to feel love and mercy towards another person,” she said. “It means to have sympathy and desire to relieve the suffering of others. It means to show kindness and tenderness towards another.”

By looking to the example of the Savior, women are more able to minister one to another as they act as visiting teachers, Sister Thompson said. She spoke of the blessings that women bring to others as they serve as visiting teachers, as well as the blessings that come from serving others.

“Visiting teaching gives women the opportunity to watch over, strengthen, and teach one another,” Sister Thompson said. “Much like a teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood is charged with the responsibility to ‘watch over the Church always’ and ‘to be with and strengthen them,’ a visiting teacher shows her love by prayerfully considering each woman she is called to serve.”

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