Poll: the Ideal Visiting Teacher
For the past year, I’ve been the Visiting Teaching Coordinator in my ward, so visiting teaching is never far from my mind now. Honestly, I haven’t always been a fan of visiting teaching–being the teacher or the teachee, but with the Relief Society President sitting next to me as I enter my reports each month, you can bet that my VT stats have gone way up, and I’ve learned to see the value and loose the guilt I’ve associated with this program.
This year, I’ve tried and failed at different ways to be a good visiting teacher. I’ve used Spunky’s monthly VT lessons (coveting the lucky women who get her as their VT), and I’ve read and re-read Linda’s Chocolate Chips and Charity: Visiting Teaching in the Real World when I need a little inspiration. I’ve seen that there are all sorts of ways to do this job to enrich our spirituality and those we’ve been asked to care for.
I think it’s assumed that we’d all like someone who is kind, thoughtful, and aware of our needs and schedules. But, when it comes to visits, preferences vary.
Also, I’d love to see in the comments section how you get your visiting teaching done. How do you make it work for you and the women you teach?