During the last few years that we lived in Kennewick, Wash., Betty Davisson and Virginia Eskelsen, of the Kennewick 5th Ward, Kennewick Washington East Stake, were my visiting teachers.
I can't remember a month that went by when they weren't there with a pertinent and much needed spiritual message and timely visit. It was always by prior notification to make certain they would not interfere with my daily commitments and busy schedule.A birthday or special occasion never went by without a personal greeting and a cheerful card.
When you're living close in the same American ward, this may not seem too special. These sisters, however, have gone the second mile to make certain I am still remembered.
Last July, my husband and I were called to serve a mission in the islands of the Pacific in Micronesia. The island that we are serving on, Uman, is just a tiny speck in the Truk Lagoon, totally isolated from "mainstreet anyplace."
We take a weekly boat trip into the central island of Moen for supplies and eagerly await mail from family and friends.
Each month, as regular as clockwork, is my visiting teaching message from Sister Davisson and Sister Eskelsen. There is always a note of encouragement and the offer, "Is there anything you need or that we can do for you?"
These sisters are truly compassionate individuals who exemplify the sisterhood of Relief Society.