AUDIO: James A. Rhoads on Choosing God or Gold

James A. Rhoades is married to his wife Kathy.  Together they have 8 children and 22 grandchildren.  He is the great-great-grandson of Thomas Rhoades who was the “gold connection” between the Ute nation and Brigham Young.  He is a former Seminary Teacher and renowned guest speaker at EFY and Youth for Freedom and works as a Life Coach.

As you will hear, Jim is a masterful storyteller.  He had us spellbound as he spoke about the life of his great-great-grandfather, Thomas Rhoades.  He told of joining the Church and heading west with the Donner Party, splitting with them and arriving in Sacramento; of Thomas being one of the first to find gold at Sutter’s Mill, and then returning to Salt Lake City with $17,000 in gold for tithing.  He also told of his part in bringing Chief ’s “Money Rock” to the Church and finding other gold mines.

Image by Jerry Anderson – Photo taken by Jacobkhed, CC BY-SA 4.0

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