Friday, April 3, 2009

We get to listen to prophets, seers, and revelators!

The General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is coming up this weekend! I’m excited! We get to listen to the prophet and the twelve apostles share messages about what the Lord wants us to do in the next six months!
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: (Ephesians 4:11-15)
The church leadership helps perfect us. They minister to us and serve us. They seek the Spirit of God so that they can speak only what is edifying and enlightening. They invite us to come to a knowledge of Christ and gain a testimony of Him. They work to keep us unified in faith and belief. They speak the truth in love.

This is Thomas S. Monson, who is the prophet and president of the church. He is known for the wonderful stories that he tells to teach true principles.

I invite everyone to listen!

Saturday April 4 sessions
10am-12noon Mountain Standard Time and
2pm-4pm Mountain Standard Time.
(So non-daylight savings time places (cough) like Arizona (cough) will start at 9am and 1pm.)

Sunday April 5 sessons
10am-12 noon Mountain Standard Time and
2pm-4pm Mountain Standard time.

You can search for the TV, satellite, or radio channel that General Conference will be broadcast on in your area by going to the Bonneville Communications website here

Or you can even stream it from the internet!

Or you can channel surf around on Saturday and Sunday morning to see if you can find it.
Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Come, listen to a prophet’s voice,
And hear the word of God,
And in the way of truth rejoice,
And sing for joy aloud
We’ve found the way the prophets went
Who lived in days of yore.
Another prophet now is sent
This knowledge to restore.

The gloom of sullen darkness spread
Thru earths extended space
Is banished by our living Head,
And God has shown his face.
Thru erring schemes in days now past
The world has gone astray;
Yet Saints of God have found at last
The straight and narrow way.

‘Tis not in man they put their trust,
Nor on his arm rely.
Full well assured, all are accursed
Who Jesus Christ deny.
The Savior to his people saith,
“Let all my words obey,
And signs shall follow living faith,
Down to the latest day.”

Then heed the words of truth and light
That flow from fountains pure.
Yea, keep His law with all thy might
Till thine election’s sure,
Till thou shalt hear the holy voice
Assure eternal reign,
While joy and cheer attend thy choice,
As one who shall obtain.
(LDS Hymnbook, hymn #21, text by Joseph S. Murdock, verse four by Bruce R. McConkie)
First image from Mormon Soprano,

Second image from,


spektator said...

Given these men are prophets, seers and revelators, would you be able to quantify specifically what was delivered in conference considered to be prophecy, visions and revelations? It would be interesting to me to the list of the proceedings of conference which fall into each of these categories. I look forward to seeing the results next week.

luis said...

Hi Michaela.
What do think about those people that see the conference on tv o internet and they wont to go to the stake to see it. especially if they are some kind of leader (President o counselor of any organization, and the same way they don't buy the ensign or liahona because they can see in web site.



Michaela Stephens said...


What do YOU think of them? I don't feel that I can really express an informed opinion, because I'm not exactly sure what you mean. From your tone it seems as if you expect presidents or counselors of auxiliaries or priesthood to gather together to watch conference at the stake center. Am I right? I imagine there are instances when it is appropriate to do this and instances when it is not necessary to do it.

As for buying the Ensign or Liahona, I am not going to condemn someone for not buying it. If a person has the self-discipline to check every month for the newest issues, by all means, let them forego buying the magazine! (For all I know the church could publish the magazines only on the internet if they knew that's how everyone was accessing them.) For me, it is a nice reminder to read it when I get it in the mailbox.

Saludos to you too!