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    As Elders we are given the responsibilities pertaining to the offices of Elder, Priest, Teacher, and Deacon, and such duties are as follows: "The duties of the elders, priests, teachers, deacons . . . [are] to teach, expound, exhort, baptise, and watch over the church . . . [to] visit the house of each member, and exhort them to pray vocally and in secret and attend to all family duties . . . to watch over the church always, and be with and strengthen them."

- D & C 20:38,42,47,53

    "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction . . ."

- James 1:27

    "Trust no one to be your teacher nor your minister, except he be a man of God, walking in his ways and keeping his commandments . . . and none were consecrated except they were just men. Therefore they did watch over the people, and did nourish them with things pertaining to righteousness."

- Mosiah 23:14, 17-18

    "Remember in all things the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple."

- D&C 52:40

  "The Elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
  "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but a ready mind;
  "Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
  "And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away."

- 1 Peter 5:1-4

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