My Visiting Teacher - a poem about the great service of being a visiting teacher by Leona H. Carlson

They might not need me, yet they might.
I'll let my heart be just in sight.
A smile so small as mine night be
Precisely their necessity
 - Emily Dickenson

Visiting teaching is a program that touches hearts, that changes lives, that saves souls; a program that has the approval of 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. - Ezra Taft Benson

We want you to watch, to feed, to tend, and to care for the flock, and, in the event that some are temporarily lost, we challenge you to find them. - Pres. Ezra Taft Benson

Find lots of ideas for visiting teaching and home teaching in our LDS Callings section