Teaching from Daughters in My Kingdom: “Pure Religion” – Watchcare and Ministering through Visiting Teaching (Chapter 7)

by | Mar. 14, 2013

Lesson Helps

"Relief Society sisters exemplify pure religion …. As they visit the fatherless and widow in their afflictions …”

This chapter is all about Visiting Teaching: its history and its components today – and full of stories about women visiting and serving each other in miraculous and powerful ways. These stories are both the strength and weakness of the chapter: strength because there are many (and varied) stories to draw from in discussion, but weakness because they are extraordinary stories rather than ordinary, making them somewhat un-relatable.

The lesson opens strongly with Jesus Christ, our great example of love and kindness. “He showed us how to minister – how to watch over and strengthen one another. His was a ministry to individuals, on by one.” The word “watchcare” is new, but I like because it captures the ideas of loving, knowing, caring, and serving – in the Savior's name.

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