Traditionally prophets were those speaking from God to his people. In this modern era however, a more accurate description would be someone doing God’s work without God having input on the action. The prophets of today need to be ‘equipped’ to deal with today’s pressing issues (Mormon.org, 2017) so when they are ‘told/urged by God’ to fix the problem the selected prophets often have experienced the issue they hope to fix or they are surrounded by it. They are the face of God through their actions and
The prophets of today are fighting the injustices in our world through hope and compassion for the common man. They fight injustice by empowering the weak through small actions that create a ‘rippling effect’ (Tobak, 2011) which moves like a wave through hundreds if not thousands and starts a movement for change; all from one person’s act of kindness.
What qualities would be associated with a prophetic person
A prophetic person, in today’s society, should be a guide for the newer generations who have strayed from the path of god’s light. They should stand as a testament to god and his work and power, and lend a helping hand to all in need. Prophets need to be able to lead through action and have faith that God will walk with them through the hardest parts of their journey. Prophets should be mentally strong, compassionate and willing to serve without expecting rewards.
Malala Yousafzai- Biographical info
Malala Yousafzai was born on the 12th of July 1997 in Mingora, which is the largest city in the Swat Valley. She was educated at her father’s Khushal High School and after moving to Birmingham, England she spent one year in Edgbaston High school. Malala moved to Birmingham after being shot by the Taliban on the 9th of October 2012. She was labelled a threat to the Taliban after writing a blog for the BBC documenting the oppression that her and other women faced under their ‘rule’ for 3 years (Nobel Media AB, 2014). In 2014, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize a second time and won, making her the youngest ever laureate.
Malala created The Malala Fund to help her finance protests and her education initiatives, like Syrian refugee schools in Jordan and Lebanon. The Malala Fund has created schooling opportunities for the less privileged across Africa, in northern Nigeria the fund helps to create safe spaces for girl’s to learn academic and life skills and help delay early marriage, in Kenya they fund IT and academic course for girls in the Nairobi slums.(The Fund, 2017)
Malala is also an advocate for children’s rights and for anti-slavery. Upon her acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize Malala said, "I will continue this fight until I see every child in school," and "I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be... stronger than the quest for freedom.” (AFP, 2014) Her projects in Africa help to free boys and girls from the shackles of child-marriage and slave labor.
Malala is the voice of God to his covenant people because she spreads the word about the right to a girl’s education and education for all. Malala continues to help the fight for education rights in the Middle East and has even built a school for the cause. Malala is the voice of God to his people because as she spreads her message she is also telling other to do the same in their communities, to help the marginalized and give what you have to others in need, spreading the goodness of God.
Malala is God's prosecuting attorney to a rebellious people because she degrades the Taliban's treatment of people, and even after being shot by them she continues to put them down for their wrong doings. Malala has been speaking out against them since 2009, describing the treatment of women and some children under their tyranny.
Malala acts as a mediator to a repentant people in a non-traditional sense. Malala acts as a mediator between the bureaucrats and donors and the help centers and the affected. She mediates by persuading people to fund and gathering the funds to then give the money to the help centers and people and help them to acquire the necessities of life.