Hi I'm Anthony Beal
I am currently going to college to become a teacher, I am a new dad to a five month old, and I love the gospel. I do not know where I would be without the gospel in my life. I live the Gospel because it is the way of happiness, not only in the next life, but in this life as well. It makes things less complicated and helps me feel good about myself I am also a Mountain Bike enthusiast, but I don't get out much. Working a full time job while going to school full time and helping my wife with our daughter keeps me pretty busy. I am blessed to have my family and friends to help lift me up and support me.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up in the faith, but my family was inactive. They Still wanted me to attend, and I did so with no need for them to force me, because I loved going. But the real reason I am a Mormon came to me when I had just graduated high school. I was having trouble overcoming an addiction. I was overwhelmed to the point of tears. As I wept, I prayed. as I prayed I felt the arms of God's love surround me. I then decided to really live what I had professed to believe: I read the Lords word daily, Prayed always in my heart, and prayed out loud as often as situation would permit. I found utter bliss in living the teachings found in the words of Christ. I know that God lives, as does his resurrected son, Jesus Christ. I know - and I am so grateful for this knowledge - that Christ gave his life for us, and suffered in ways we as human beings cannot fathom, so that we could be perfect and live with him again. I have a testimony of the Holy Ghost, and the comfort he can bring anyone who seeks it. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet of God, and that God communes with him for his church. I know that we can communicate with God as well, if we will just ask in the name of Christ. I know God loves me, and I know that if I follow Christ's example, I can live with Him and God again.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
Just like the bible, the Book of Mormon has the word of God, and reading the word of God helps me to become closer to him. Reading and striving to be what His word asks me to be makes me become more like him, which brings me closer to him also. Reading of what Christ has done for us brings us to the realization of how much God and His Son really love us. I read everyday, so that I can do all that I can to come closer to Him, and be more like Him. I am grateful for this gift that God has given us as His children.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by sustaining and following the beloved prophets of God and Jesus. I live it by following the example of the savior. I live it by doing the things that Christ our Lord and God the Father ask us to do. I follow it by being my brothers keeper the best that I can. I also do all I can to share the gospel with others, because I want to share the happiness and love that I've felt with others.