President Thomas S. Monson says the purpose of conference is to be instructed and inspired. We should join in the conference because “we are anxious to listen to the messages which will be presented to us,” he says, noting that “many messages, covering a variety of gospel topics, will be given,” that “those men and women who will speak to you have sought heaven’s help concerning the messages they will give,” and that “they have been impressed concerning that which they will share with us.”
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, offers similar counsel: “I know the servants of God who will speak to you during . . . conference. They are called of God to give messages to His children. The Lord has said of them: “What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:38)
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, explains why we should pay close attention to the messages of conference. “The more we treasure the words of the prophets and apply them, the better we will recognize when we are drifting off course—even if only by a matter of a few degrees.”
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Every April and October members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints get to listen to our prophet and other church leaders during General Conference. It is a time to receive inspiration and to learn things that will make us better people. I love it...it is a great spiritual boost for me. I will be sharing bits and pieces of some of the talks that touched me over the next several Sundays. I am so grateful for living prophets and apostles who are inspired with such great messages!