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A Message to Primary Teachers: You Have a "Sacred, Noble Stewardship"


President M. Russell Ballard said, “Clearly, those of us who have been entrusted with precious children have been given a sacred, noble stewardship, for we are the ones God has appointed to encircle today’s children with love and the fire of faith and an understanding of who they are.”

Have you ever wondered if you can really make a difference in your calling? Some members may say, “I am just a Primary teacher.” But before diminishing the value of your role, consider the following story about one such sister:

“Several weeks ago, my telephone rang and on the other end was my daughter. Like all young mothers, her days include the many responsibilities of caring for a young family. Earlier in the day she had visited with her bishop, which included the invitation to serve as a Primary teacher. She became a bit emotional explaining to me the feelings she was experiencing. Her 20-month old son had finally adjusted to attending nursery, and she was just getting to know the other sisters in Relief Society in her new ward. She said, ‘I was finally getting something out of attending Church again.’ I assured her I understood her feelings, and I also felt a great desire to help her recognize the importance of her calling and the value of serving as a Primary teacher.

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