Before I go into this indepth, I have asked the moderators if this was allowed. I am not here to discuss politics. I don't want to see this thread disolve into a political discussion. However, I think this event could be very beneficial if we use it wisely.
In case you dont know. Mitt Romney is planning to do a speech on Mormonism this Thursday. I think this has more than just implications for Romney's campaign. It has implications for the Church in the United States. I say this because there will be tons of media exposure on this. And I know the Church's enemies will be jumping on top of anything Romney says.
However, because of the media exposure we will also have a major opportunity to share the Gospel. And I think it would be a good idea to be prepared to talk to people about principles of the Gospel.
I believe that when the Gospel is explained in plainess that there is nothing to be ashamed of. So I think the first thing we need to be prepared to do is pray that, regardless what happens to Romney's campaign, that this speech can come off well for the Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because whether you like Romney or not, what he says can and probably will have some implications on the Church. So I think we need to be praying it comes off well. (Keep in mind I would hope that if i was in a position to give a speech on my faith that I would have people praying that I would make the Church look good because of me. I know id be praying for it).
Second, I think this would be an excellent opportunity to prepare for Elder Ballard's talk from Conference.
Anyone else have any ideas in which we can use this media publicity to help the Church?