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Hi I'm Michael Beach

I'm a telecommunications industry executive, husband, father and a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world. My wife and I have 6 children and 1 grandson. We are happy that our first 2 daughters have served missions for the church and our oldest son is now serving. I'm a certified Dive Master with the Professional Association of Dive Instructors, but don't do that for a living, just a hobbie. I like all outdoor activities and serve as Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America at my church. I read quite often. I generally keep 3 books going; 1 religion or philosophy related, 1 work related (usually technical) and 1 just for fun. Aside from my native English, I speak fluent Spanish. I was blessed to serve as a missionary in Spain in 1982 and 1983, then kept up my language skills over the years. I've been lucky to have traveled extensively throughout my career and feel I have gained some perspectives this way that I might not have gotten otherwise. Though they don't seem to come very often, I cherish the occasional quiet moment to reflect.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents found the church when I was a child growing up in northeast Pennsylvania. I watched the blessings that came into our family over the years. As I participated in the church my testimony grew. I have been blessed to have had many opportunities to serve in the church. The more I have learned the more sure I have become that Jesus is the Messiah. I am a Mormon because I know this to be the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm sure I don't know all the blessings that have come because of my testimony and language can't confer what gratitude I have for what I do understand. I am lifted whenever I attend church, read from the scriptures, fulfill my church calling, serve in the temple or pray to Heavenly Father. The blessings of being a Mormon in part include joy, peace, and confidence.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. I have held many formal church callings over the years. Each position has given me opportunities to help someone else in some organized way. Each position has also taught me invaluable life lessons. I have been blessed much more than any I have served. I have the blessing of visiting homes of families in our church each month as a home teacher. This assignment has led to lifelong friendships as I have gotten to know different people over the years. I live my faith by increasing my knowledge of truth, and adjusting my actions to be more closely aligned with what I learn. I live my faith by staying as close to my family as I can. I try to keep in touch with those near and far away through modern technology, old-fashioned letters or spending time with them in person whenever possible.