Why do Mormons Make Such a Big Deal Out of LDS General Conference?

Mormons, which is a nickname for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believe that God has called prophets in our day, just as there were prophets in the old and new testaments. The living prophet today, who holds the same role and call as Peter in the bible, is President Thomas S. Monson. There are also twelve apostles living today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their call is to teach the gospel all over the world.

 

Every six months, in April and October, the prophet, apostles, and other leaders of the church gather to discuss and broadcast a conference where the teachings of Jesus Christ are taught.

 

Members of the church are encouraged to hear their words and live by their teachings, just as the children of Israel were encouraged to listen to and follow the counsel given by Moses.

 

I know that President Monson is a true prophet, called by God to declare His word. I know that the twelve apostles are given the same charge, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church that Jesus Christ established, restored in these days. If you have never heard these prophets speak, I encourage you to do so. I know that their words come from God. How do I know it? Because it has been made known to me by the power of the Holy Ghost. I’m not unique in this. There are millions who share this testimony.

 

To hear what the modern prophets are saying today, go to http://lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2011/04?lang=eng

Listen to them. Pray to God about what they teach. I’m confident that something in what they say will move you for the better.