Seek the Gift of Teaching


Even new teachers can successfully teach the gospel.

President Boyd K. Packer on the gift of teaching:

  • Pray for the gift of teaching.
  • The gift of teaching has to be earned, but it can come.
  • You never have to teach alone.


“A humble, unschooled … priesthood leader struggled to communicate truths of the gospel. It was obvious how deeply they had touched his life. I noted his intense desire to communicate those principles. He recognized they were of great worth to the brethren he loved. He read from the lesson manual, yet his manner was of pure love of the Savior and those he taught. That love, sincerity, and purity of intent allowed the influence of the Holy Ghost to envelop the room” (Richard G. Scott, “Helping Others to Be Spiritually Led,” [address given at the CES Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, Aug. 11, 1998], 10).

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