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Hi I'm Rod Beach

I'm a husband, a father, a grandfather and son of God following Jesus Christ.

About Me

As a teen growing up in California, I was unsure of what was true and right. I sometimes just followed the crowd assuming they knew where they were going. Thanks to good parents, leaders and a sister in our little branch named Norma Schultz, I was encouraged to repent, read the Book of Mormon and my heart was changed and I knew that following Jesus Christ is the only way to happiness in this life and eternal life after this mortal life is over.

Why I am a Mormon

Once the deep feelings inside my heart made it perfectly clear that I needed to follow Jesus and His living prophets, I have received repeated experiences that have testified to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's earthly organization. The doctrines are simple and the blessings are inclusive of all of God's children: those living everywhere, those who have already died, and those yet unborn. There are wonderful people, many whom I love and respect, of various faiths that are doing good and will be blessed even more by understanding the fulness of the pure teachings of the Savior. I will grow closer to God and increase in my ability to follow the example of Jesus as I show sincere love for everyone and as I share my faith in Jesus Christ with others and listen and learn from them also.

How I live my faith

I show love and concern for others in my home, neighborhood, at work and everywhere so they feel valuable and important. There is so much negativity in the world, I hope to help others feel good about who they are and come to understand that each is a beloved son or daughter of a loving Heavenly Father.

In whom should we have faith?

Rod Beach
There have been great prophets and others upon the earth, but there has only been one that lived a perfect life, worthy to perform the sacrifice for all our sins. That was Jesus Christ and our faith needs to be in Him, because it is only through him that we can receive forgiveness and receive the power to become all we are capable of becoming. He created the heavens and the earth under the direction of the Father and continues to be as involved in our lives as we will allow. Through faith in Christ, we can overcome the temptations and distraction that would lead us away from God's commandments. He knows what is best and has provided the guidance through simple commandments and counsel of living prophets so we can successfully return to Him and live happily now and forever. Show more Show less