As a missionary you will be teaching people about prophets often. After all, as you will explain, having a true and living prophet on the earth today is a distinguishing feature of our church. The first time you will probably mention prophets to investigators is when you teach lesson one, the Restoration (if you don't already have a PMG [Preach my Gospel] pamphlet-GET ONE!!!].
I don't know about you, but after doing some reflecting I think I know why. General Conference is probably the best example of prophets offering us the words that our Father in Heaven would have us know. If I was to answer that question [what has your prophet taught recently], I would refer to the messages shared in General Conference. But what happens if I can't remember what was said in conference? I remember watching it! I took notes and was edified and it was great! But why then is it so hard to come up with an answer to this question?
If someone asked you "what is faith?" I can guess your first instinct would be to reference Alma 32 and spout off:
We must study the words of our latter-day prophets and leaders as diligently as we do the words of the prophets old. After all, modern day revelation is given for the here and now! It is tailored specifically to what we need NOW. So, as I am preparing to serve my mission, I have made the commitment to study the words of the living prophets more diligently. I was so excited when conference came because I have been dying to study the new messages that have been given, so that when someone asks me "what have your prophets taught you recently?" I can be ready to boldly reply and testify of the truth of their words.
Pay close attention during conference; take notes. Between now and next conference, diligently study the messages and words that were given this weekend. Try to recognize trends in theme and topic.
I promise that as you do so, you can answer that question will boldness and conviction. Your testimony will be strengthened and you will be endowed with power and strength beyond your own. Our Heavenly Father is mindful of us and knows exactly what we need to hear. All you have to do is listen.
Also, this conference may be broadcasted to 15 million or more people, but that does not take out the individuality aspect. Conference is for YOU as an individual. The Spirit will help you to know what you need. He will fill in between the lines. He will reveal to you specifically within a message what your Father in Heaven intended for you to hear and know. What a blessing, huh?! Utilize it! I implore you!! It will make all the difference in your life, just as it has in mine. You will feel important and you will know that you are never alone and are always being watched over and cared for. Never forget how much your Heavenly Father loves you.
Come Listen to a Prophets Voice!:)
Invite friends to watch conference online! Share this link! Heavenly Father's words are meant for ALL his children!