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Hi I'm Gary Beynon

I have spent my career in investments and real estate. I am a husband, a father and grandfather. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended the University of Utah where I earned both a degree in Finance and a MBA. In my career spanning more than 30 years, I have been fortunate to work with investors, mostly in private investment transactions. I currently have a real estate investment company that specializes in 1031 exchange investment properties. My career has taken my family and I to live in Texas for a while, but we call Utah our home. My wife Robyn and I have four children and six and 1/2 grandchildren. Outside of my work, I enjoy outdoor sports such as golf, skiing, boating and running.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because through the teachings of the Mormon churchI have come to know that God lives, that he loves us and wants us to be happy. I don't mean a "ha-ha" happy, but a lasting happiness that is deep within my heart and comes from an understanding and knowledge of truths about God and His Son Jesus Christ. At a certain point in my life, I felt I had a responsibility to search for the truth and find out for myself what role it plays in our lives. During an important stage of my life, when I was more sincere about knowing if the Mormon faith was true, I put the challenge to the test and prayed to my God for confirmation about what I had been taught and read. There was no denying it any longer, I knew after this experience it was! Being a Mormon gives me a purpose for this life that drives me to do more as a person, husband, father and neighbor than I would otherwise. I love the direction this church provides me and my family.

How I live my faith

I believe that I live my faith by following the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. My church has provided a variety of opportunities for me to do so. As a young man, I served a two year mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Volunteering as a 19 year old missionary in this foreign country helped me to understand what matters most in life. Upon returning, I have been fortunate to work in other assignments, such as supervising young men, working as a leader of peers my own age, and being a teacher with various age groups of church members. For a period of time I worked with single students as their adult leader at the University of Utah. Later on I continued this type of service only with married couples. These experiences have added to my knowledge that helping others is one of the important parts of our lives. For three years from 2008 to 2011, my wife and I accepted an assignment from the Mormon Church to serve in Maceio, Brazil as mission president and wife. This experience involved overseeing a large group of full-time missionaries, ages 18 - 26 and helping them take the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the wonderful people of Brazil. It has been a highlight of our lives, and provided us with many memorable experiences with missionaries and the people of this region in Brazil. We wouldn't trade this experience for anything. I believe that being active in our church is nothing more than being active in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Gary Beynon
This is such a beautiful principle of the Mormon faith, that life after our earthly journey does not end with death. In fact we started our life before birth into mortality as spirit children of a loving Heavenly Father. As part of our existence as spirits, we had further experiences awaiting us on earth, and we began life as we know it on earth through birth from our earthy parents. On earth we grow and learn from our acts. We make choices and live with the consequences. Since we all came from God, we have His light instilled within us. This light is often referred to as our conscience, which guides us with decisions on earth. As we mature both physically and spiritually, we can come to learn through our choices and sincere seeking of the truth that our progression does not end with death. In fact it continues after death as resurrected beings just as Jesus was resurrected. This is the gift of life, before earth, on earth and forever after with our families and our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less