Home teachers represent the Lord, the bishop, and the quorum or group leader. Through home teachers, each ward member is regularly visited by a representative of the ward leaders. In turn, home teachers can give ward leaders important information about members' needs. Home teachers are the Church's first source of help to Church members. . . .
Home teachers consult with the head of the household about the family's needs and about the ways home teachers may be most helpful. . . .- Melchizedek Priesthood