17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.
President Howard W. Hunter said:
“Continue to seek opportunities for service. Don’t be overly concerned with status. . . . It is important to be appreciated. But our focus should be on righteousness, not recognition; on service, not status. The faithful visiting teacher [ministering sister], who quietly goes about her work month after month, is just as important to the work of the Lord as those who occupy what some see as more prominent positions in the Church. Visibility does not equate to value.”
(“To the Women of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 1992, 96–97.)