Home and Visiting Teaching Pyramid

A fun diagram depicting our Home / Visiting Teaching relationships.

Visiting Teaching Pyramid
Visiting Teaching Pyramid. Rachel Bruner

Our Relief Society teacher drew this neat diagram on the chalk board that I thought I'd share. It shows how our relationships should be with our visiting teaching companions, those we visit, and the Lord. The pyramid also works for Home Teachers, so I've made images for them as well.

Home and Visiting Teaching Pyramid Code Key

  • HT/VT = Home/Visiting Teachers
  • S/F = Sisters/Families we visit
  • L = The Lord

    Home and Visiting Teaching Pyramids
    (Open these images to see a larger version which you can then print onto a 8 1/2 X 11 size paper.)

    • VT - Color
    • VT - Black/White
    • HT - Color
    • HT - Black/White
    • HT - French
    • HT - Spanish
    • VT - French
    • VT - Spanish

    This diagram shows that as we have good relationships with our companions, those we visit, and the Lord we will have the right balance needed to fulfill this special calling. We should pray that our companions, and the families/sisters we visit will also have a good relationship with each other and the Lord.

    Home and Visiting Teaching Quote:
    This quote by Gordon B. Hinckley about Home and Visiting Teaching is great:

    "I hope that home teachers and visiting teachers will experience two things: first, the challenge of the responsibility that is in their great calling, and second, the sweetness of results from their work, particularly with those among us who are less active.

    I hope that these teachers will get on their knees and pray for direction, and then go to work to bring these wandering prodigals back into the fold of the Church. If home and visiting teachers respond to this challenge, I honestly believe that they will taste the sweet and wonderful feeling which comes of being an instrument in the hands of the Lord in leading someone back into activity in His church and kingdom.



    "I am making a plea for us to reach out to our brethren and sisters who have known the beauty and the wonder of this restored gospel for a brief season and then for some reason have left it.

    "May all home teachers recognize that they have an inescapable responsibility to go into the homes of the people and teach them to live the gospel principles more faithfully, to see that there is no iniquity or backbiting or evil speaking, to build faith, to see that the families are getting along temporally. That is a very serious responsibility; it really is. But it is not a heavy burden—it just takes a little more faith. It is worthy of our very best effort." (Instruments of the Lord," Ensign, March 1997.)

    Scriptures:
    Here are some great scriptures to go along with this visiting teaching pyramid:

    • Mosiah 18:8-9: "And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;

      "Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life."
       
    • D&C 20:53: "The teacher’s duty is to watch over the church always, and be with and strengthen them."