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QUOTES FROM PROPHETS PAGE 1

    "Home teaching isn't just one of the programs . . . home teaching is the instrument by which we see to it, through the priesthood, that every program in the Church is made available to parents and their children."

- President Harold B Lee
Priesthood Home Teaching Handbook, 1967, p. 1

    "There is never a time, there never will come a time to those who hold the priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, when men can say of themselves that they have done enough. So long as life lasts, and so long as we possess ability to do good, to labor for the upbuilding of Zion and for the benefit of the human family, we ought, with willingness, to yield with alacrity to the requirements made of us to do our duty, little or great."

- President Joseph F Smith
Conference Report, April 1914, p. 7

    "To make the gospel effective . . . home teaching is really intended to be the vehicle by which the gospel will be administered to members of the Church. Most home teachers either do not go or they go empty - that means their vehicle is either broken or unloaded. I think you have all seen those empty pickup trucks around the ward in great profusion."

- W Grant Bangerter
First Quorum of the Seventy Meeting, Sept 27, 1979

    "To perform fully our duty as home teachers we should be continually aware of the attitudes, the activities and interests, the problems, the employment, the health, the happiness, the plans and purposes, the physical, temporal, and spiritual needs and circumstances of everyone - of every child, every youth, and every adult in the homes and families who have been placed in our trust and care as bearers of the Priesthood and representatives of the Bishop."

- President David O McKay
Priesthood Home Teaching Handbook

    "Home teaching is one of our most urgent and most rewarding opportunities to nurture and inspire, to counsel and direct our Father's children . . . It is a divine service, a divine call. It is our duty as Home Teachers to carry the divine spirit into every home and heart. To love the work and do our best will bring unbounded peace, joy, and satisfaction to a noble, dedicated teacher of God's children."

- President David O McKay
As quoted by President Marion G Romney
General Conference, April 8, 1966
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