The visiting teaching program is a program set up within the Relief Society of the Mormon Church. Those who participate are referred to as visiting teachers. Throughout the Church the program is set up so that companionships of two female members are assigned to visit women within the ward…families that have at least one adult sister. They are asked to visit the women on at least a monthly basis and share a message with them from the Mormon Church leaders. Their purpose is to watch out for the women, be friends with them, offer help when it is needed, and help the women feel loved and needed.Moroni 6:4 also helps explain the purpose behind visiting teaching, “that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God, to keep them in the right way.” Part of the purpose of visiting teaching is to make sure that each member is remembered and nourished in the Church.
When planning to go visiting teaching, a visiting teacher should study the lesson and pray about the message that should be given. The time should be prearranged out of respect for the women’s time. The meetings should be relatively brief unless there is something that is needed. Visiting teachers should pray for guidance from the Lord in their callings.