Beginning in October 2013 the Relief Society Visiting Teaching Messages will focus on the divine mission of Jesus Christ and His many roles and attributes.
As we read in Daughters in my Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society, “When Jesus Christ was on the earth, He showed us the way we should live.”1 By studying and focusing on the roles and attributes of the Savior, the sisters in the Church will learn to be like Him2 and will be able to discuss with the sisters they serve how the teachings and example of the Savior can influence their lives.
The Lord showed us how to minister—how to watch over, strengthen, and teach one another. His was a ministry to individuals, one by one.3 Visiting teaching is our opportunity to follow His example.
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, testified that “visiting teaching is part of the Lord’s plan to provide help for people all over the world. … ‘He set a pattern in place.’”4 As visiting teachers, we also remember President Thomas S. Monson’s counsel: “We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us.”5