She marks trail with faith and courage

Adeeply rooted testimony of the Book of Mormon sustains Lilly Taylor as a visiting teacher.

"It's hard work sometimes," said Sister Taylor. "I've had a lot of fun, too. I consider the fun that companions and I share a part of the job."Sister Taylor is 81 and presently serving in the Meadowbrook Ward, Richmond Virginia Chesterfield Stake. Nothing slows down her desire to serve. Even when dealing with health adversities, she marks a trail with milestones of faith and courage.

How does she feel about her work as a visiting teacher? "It definitely makes a difference," she said. "It not only makes a difference to the sisters you visit, it most certainly makes an impact in your own life. You go into the homes to lift the sisters, and you get lifted instead. Visiting teaching enables one to make friends and opens spiritual doors."

Last summer, Sister Taylor fell, breaking two bones in her back. She was unable to summon help on her own. She feels that Heavenly Father sent her help.

Almost as soon as she fell, a knock came at her door. "Come in, I'm hurt," she called. It was a priesthood holder. He assisted Sister Taylor in getting up and called her husband. She was given a blessing by them and then taken to the hospital.

It was almost the end of the month and my phone rang. It was Sister Lilly Taylor with her visiting teaching report. She made her contacts by phone from her hospital bed.

I'm very grateful for the example she has been to me.

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