I almost agree with you, in fact, I would say I can give you a 90% clause on this one. I think the very term "Home Teaching" is such put-off as to make the whole program ineffective. Maybe we just need a name change? I also think that perhaps HT just needs some tweeking, rather than an entire overhaul. ????George wrote:Please don't bloody me up, but I think the day of Home Teaching is finished. I think the program has run a good race, but needs to be terminated.
George, here is the problem I have though. I don't care about ensign messages and prayers, and I really don't care about the "monthly visits" and the reports and the PPI with the EP and HPL. What I do personally care about it, is when there are people who actually NEED the spiritual service provided by HT, ask for that service (the BP can't do it all) and if we do away with the HT program, who is going to do it? I agree with you, to do HT just to do HT is, in my opinion, a waste of time and energy - for both the HT and the person being home taught. However, like Ray said earlier on this thread, the spirit of HT is pretty solid - I think it is SUPPOSE to be all about service, and we have turned it into a numbers game. I think if HT was done CORRECTLY, we could just do away with church on Sundays altogether. There we go, do away with the three hour block, and spend that time doing what we are really suppose to be doing with HT/VT and I think we would be far better off as a religion.