Friday, October 5, 2012
LDS General Conference
So what is the LDS general conference? The answer, as described by LDS.org, is that "General conference is a semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During general conference weekend, Church members and others gather worldwide in a series of two-hour sessions to receive inspiration and instruction from Church leaders."
And now one may ask who the Church leaders are that we will hear from. We will be hearing from the First Presidency of the Church. The First Presidency is composed of the President and living prophet of the church. That man is President Thomas S. Monson. Also in the First Presidency are the two counselors to the president. These two counselors are Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
Also speaking in these conference sessions will be the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. These twelve men also serve as prophets, seers and revelators. The twelve that make up this quorum are: Body K. Packer, L. Tom Perry, Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks, M. Russell Ballard, Richard G. Scott, Robert D. Hales, Jeffrey R. Holland, David A. Bednar, Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson, and Neil L. Andersen.
In addition to these fifteen men we will have the opportunity to hear from many other leaders in the church, both men and women.
These sessions of conference can be attended live at the Conference Center in Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah. For those that do not get that opportunity can listen to these conferences through the radio, or watch them on TV or streaming live on the internet. Now there are millions of members of the church that will be watching and listening, and many more that are not members of the church that want to hear what is taught by the leaders of the church.
Tomorrow I have the opportunity of taking my little sister to watch one of these sessions live. She has never had the opportunity before to see a prophet other than on a TV or computer screen. This is a wonderful blessing and opportunity that we will love and cherish.
For those that are not familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I will provide some links below where you can learn more.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (official website):
Watch/Listen to this year's general conference:
The Current Prophet - President Thomas S. Monson: