In the Mormon Church, Thomas Monson is the president of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. This means that when the current president of the Church Gordon B. Hinckley passes away, Thomas S. Monson will (most likely) become the new prophet and president of the Church.
This weekend was the semi-annual General Conference, which we watched on TV. (It’s 4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday.) The men are also expected to attend a priesthood meeting Saturday evening, so it is an additional 2 hours of meetings that day.
At the Saturday evening priesthood meeting it was interesting hear President Thomas Monson speak so openly and candidly. Though he has always seemed warm and friendly as a speaker, he was particularly warm and even entertaining this evening. His intonation and facial expressions make it easy to listen to his talks. I think that in turn makes it easier for his stories to uplift because he can keep the audience’s attention so well. President Monson told several uplifting stories that evening. I look forward to rereading his talk when it becomes available within a few weeks in print.