For those technology blog aggregates that view my blog, I apologize for the deviation from my regular posts, but I’ve had a few friends ask me about this topic. I decided to post a full reply on my blog.
This weekend, millions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which I am a member of, will be listening to the General Conference this weekend. Every six months, leaders of the church and members gather at the LDS Conference Center. Five sessions, two hours each, will be broadcast across the world in 60+ difference languages.
I personal am excited to see the guidance that the leaders of the church will present. There is no doubt that there are great changes and issues sweeping through not only our country, but the world. For me, it amazes me the great inspired advice that the leaders of the church give. I find that their advice is spot on, and help me focus on making great changes in my life, rather than worrying about things I can’t.
For LDS members, these men speaking aren’t just leaders, but inspired men called by Jesus Christ to be Apostles and Prophets. Imagine what advice Moses or Isaiah would give us today? What direction would Peter, James, or another of the Apostles who lived two thousand years ago, if they lived with us today? For members of the church, President Thomas S. Monson is the current day Prophet, called by our Heavenly Father, to give guidance to us in this day, just as Peter or Moses. He has two counselors, Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. These three men make up what is know as the First Presidency. There are then Twelve Apostles of the church, just as Christ had in his days. We honestly believe that this Church is Jesus Christ’s church, lead by these inspired men.
For those who are not members of the church, I invite you to listen in this weekend at some time to the conference. It is streamed over the internet at the church’s website. They also have previous general conference talks archived. If you have any interest or curiosity about what the LDS Church teaches, these is a good opportunity to listen in.
** Update **
For those who have an iPhone, there is an iPhone App by the church called “LDS Radio” where you can stream archived talks. Thanks dad for reminding me of it. 🙂