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4/9/12 8:44 P

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Nancy, I've been pondering this question a few days now. I am in my ward's RS Presidency. But I am not in your ward. Visiting teaching is changing. It is about caring more than just incense each month visiting.

I know that while we as visiting teachers can take a meal in because we "feel like it". Service needs are supposed to go through the president and maybe the bishop. You don't have to do it all yourself. Let the president know how you feel.

We can use so many ways to care about the sisters. I saw ones sister and just talked about the blessings of daughters of my kingdom. Love that book.

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4/3/12 9:53 P

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Don't know what I'm going to do. My sister isn't hard as she doesn't ask for anything. It is hard when the sisters you visit are "needy." I'm not sure if it is plea for more attention or a just not understanding what needs we have may affect others.

One thing that women do is tell stories about someone else "in that situation." It gives an example, the solution, and a, "I'm sure you don't have this problem, but it happened to this sister."

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4/2/12 11:37 P

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I am interested in how you sisters are planning on doing the April 2012 Visiting Teaching message?

To me, the message is geared more to the teacher, rather than to the sisters being visited, is that how you see it?

Also, and please don't take this wrong, it talks about different ways of giving service, praying for your sisters, greating them at church, sending notes, e-mails and texts, and helping with emergencies.

The problems for me, is I have one sister who is constantly asking us to bring in meals, she has a husband and adult daugthers in her house almost every day. She doesn't have a clue that her visiting teachers also have a life. On top of that my companion, who is in her 80s, and is recovering from cancer is constantly asking her, "Is there anything we can do for you." Interpreted to mean, is there anything that Nancy can do for you?

I am almost getting panic attacks just thinking about giving this message. How to give it, without volunteering to do more than I have time for, and also how to tell her my life is stretched to the limit without sounding cold and uncaring?

I would love to hear from you,

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