Alma, that rebellious priest in the court of King Noah, when he came to his senses after hearing the words of Abinadi, repented of his sins and formed the Church of God. When he began to organize the Church, Alma used the power of the baptismal covenant to unite the people by explaining it’s importance and significance. He taught them that if they were willing to bear one another’s burdens, to mourn with one another, to comfort one another, and to be a witness of God that they should be baptized.
Here is what Alma says: “to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—” (second half of verse 9)
Our fulfillment of priesthood duties associated with home teaching in part help us to realize the fulfillment of this covenant.
One other thought, if you are having trouble with your home teaching assignments, consider seeking for the gifts of the Spirit through prayer to help you meet your assignment. This is the Lord’s work and he has prepared an arsenal of various tools and resources for you to use at your disposal if you will seek them.
to stand as cwitnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the dfirst resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—