Latter-day Saint Life

What Does Ministering Look Like? Sister Bingham Shares 3 Crucial Insights


When I think of ministering in the Church, my hope is that each one of us can have a taste of this kind of sisterhood—whatever our age, our situation, or our need. I hope that each one of us can feel the comfort that comes from knowing that someone understands and loves us.

Starting in January 2018, visiting teaching principles were published in the Church magazines to help sisters better understand how to meet individual needs. After President Russell M. Nelson was sustained as the prophet, it became clear that now is the right time to strengthen both women and men in working together to minister more effectively.

How do we do it? How do we minister like the Savior did? Here are three ideas to help.

Seek Revelation

In conference, we heard a significant emphasis from our prophet on seeking personal revelation. In fact, President Nelson urged us to “stretch beyond [our] current spiritual ability to receive personal revelation” and promised that as we do so, the heavens will open. God will speak to us. That is true especially as we seek to understand and bless others.

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