General conference is approaching once more, the time when Church leaders share with members the word of the Lord. As the Lord said, “Whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same” (D&C 1:38). Here is an experience from the April 2013 general conference:
Some 60 students from the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies gathered on the shore of the Sea of Galilee last April to watch the Sunday morning session of general conference. A live Internet broadcast of the meeting was projected on the side of a shed located a short distance from the water. The students were in Galilee as part of a 10-day trip to the region. They recognized and appreciated the significance of the event.
Jennie Smithson, one of the students, said that it was a wonder “to be instructed by latter-day prophets and apostles while imagining ancient apostles being instructed on these exact same shores by Christ Himself.”