These men are called of God! With Jesus Christ as their master and leader, they direct the work of the Lord on the earth today. President Thomas S. Monson (above, middle) is the Lords prophet on the earth today. He recieves direct guidance and revelation from the Lord, for the whole world and every individual on the face of it. His two counselers assist him in this work and help him lead and build up the kingdom of God here on the earth.
These twelve men are Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. Apostle was the title Jesus gave to the twelve whom he chose and ordained to be his closest disciples during his ministry on earth, and whom he sent forth to represent him after his ascension into heaven. The calling of an apostle is to be a special witness of the name of Jesus Christ in all the world, particularly of his divinity and of his bodily resurrection from the dead.
All of these men are going to be speaking to us this upcoming weekend. Who wouldn't want to hear what they have to say? Come and hear the words of prophets and apostles, I promise that if you do so and give heed to their words and counsel, you will be blessed and protected.