The Mormon Channel, the media channel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the first video in a new series titled “His Grace” on Friday. The video features the Beard family and specifically Michael Beard, who battled a drug addiction before it eventually ended his life. His parents share the peace and comfort they have found since Michael's death through the grace of Jesus Christ.
“We’re here in this life to overcome our challenges and become stronger,” Michael’s dad said in the video. “Through our faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and knowing the price that he’s paid for us and for everybody on this earth and Mikey. … That’s helped us kind of get through some of the tough times.”
In the video, the family explains their son’s battle to become free from the bands of addiction. They also address the tough decisions they had to make as parents in dealing with addiction’s effects on their family.
“It is important to know that if you have struggled with drug addiction, you are not alone,” the video’s YouTube description states. “And if you have lost a loved one to death by overdose, you are not alone.”
According to the Mormon Channel website, “The video series covers stories such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, battling addictions and overcoming emotional disorders, showing that Christ has the ability to heal and comfort us through anything.”
Videos in the “His Grace” series will be released monthly.