This week's weekend post is going to be a little different. Here's why.
Photo of the LDS Conference Center, where General Conference is held.
This weekend is a very special weekend for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Twice a year members of the Church have the opportunity to hear from the Church leaders via satellite. Speakers include the President and Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, his two counselors, members of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, members of the Quorums of Seventy, as well as other general officers of the Church.
These leaders will speak Saturday and Sunday in five separate 2 hour sessions.
General Sessions are 10 am and 2 pm both Saturday and Sunday MST and are broadcast on BYU TV, www.byutv.org, www.lds.org, as well as at any LDS Chapel.
There is also a General Priesthood Meeting Saturday night at 6pm MST. This session is open to men and boys age 12 and up and is only broadcast to LDS chapels.
General Conference occurs twice a year, the first weekends of April and October.
Those who speak will counsel, teach, testify and encourage the members of the worldwide church. Their intent will be to bear testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of the fullness of the Gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
They will also provide answers and solutions to the most pressing questions and challenges facing the world today.
If you want to know what Mormons believe, flip on the TV, go to www.byutv.org, www.lds.org, come on into one of our chapels or ask an LDS friend if you can watch it with them.
Throughout the conference I will be tweeting my thoughts, favorite quotes, and impressions on twitter using the hash tag #ldsconf. Follow me @Skropp2 to see what I am learning!
I am also going to try to post a summary of each session on this blog through the weekend. Please feel free to read these summaries and comment on what was said in each session!
Please share this post with all those who you think may be interested! Thanks for reading!
As always, please visit the Ask a Mormon page of this blog to submit questions about Mormons and I will do my best to answer them in an upcoming post!