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    "There is no greater Church calling than that of a home teacher. There is no greater Church service rendered to our Father in Heaven's children than the service rendered by a humble, dedicated, committed home teacher."

- President Ezra Taft Benson
Ensign, May 1987, p. 48

    "Home teachers should have a purpose or goal in mind and should plan each visit to help meet that purpose. Before making their visits, home teaching partners should meet together to pray, to review instructions from their leaders, to go over the the message they will take to the families, and to discuss any special needs.
    "Home teachers should present an important message that they have prepared or that they bring from priesthood leaders. We strongly recommend that the hometeachers use the monthly message from the First Presidency printed in the Ensign and the Church's international magazines. The head of the family may also request a special message for family members."

- President Ezra Taft Benson
General Conference, April 4, 1987

    "Remember, both the quality and quantity of hometeaching are essential in being an effective home teacher. You should have quality visits, but you should also make contact with each of your families each month. As shepherds to all your families, both active and less active, you should not be content with only reaching the ninety and nine. Your goal should be 100 percent home teaching every month."

- President Ezra Taft Benson
Conference Report, April 1987, p. 63

    "[Home teaching is a] program that has been inspired from its inception - a program that touches hearts, changes lives, spiritually renews; a program that has the stamp of approval from our Father in Heaven; a program so vital that, if faithfully followed, it will help to spiritually renew the Church and exalt its individual members and families . . . It is the priesthood way of watching over the Saints and accomplishing the mission of the Church. Home teaching is not just an assignment. It is a sacred calling."

- President Ezra Taft Benson
Conference Report, April 1987

    "Melchizedek Priesthood bearers, when you have an Aaronic Priesthood young man as your companion, train him well. Use him effectively in working with your families and in teaching them. Have these young men feel of your love of home teaching so that when they become senior companions, they will love their callings and magnify them as you have."

- President Ezra Taft Benson
General Conference, April 4, 1987

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