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Hi I'm Rolayne

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife, mom, grandma, sister, friend, teacher, and author. I enjoy family fun, travel, and good books.

About Me

I grew up in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley, the fourth child of Ron and Jean Beckstrom. Living in a modest home with my parents and eight siblings, I learned how family members can become great friends. I also learned that I was happiest when living a gospel-centered lifestyle. Many of my fondest childhood memories center around our family's summer trips to a lovely mountain retreat. I thought the world was mine for I was with my family among some of God's most beautiful creations. In high school I enjoyed acting in plays and musicals, co-edited the year book, studied French, and served on various committees. I bought my first car the year I graduated, a 1965 Mustang. I’ve been hooked on Mustangs ever since. I attended college, traveled with my sorority sisters, worked for an orthopedic appliance company, and bought my second car, a 1974 Mustang–no surprise there. At the conclusion of my first semester as a senior, I felt impressed to serve a mission. The 18 months I served as a missionary in the Italy Padova Mission set in motion the plan for the rest of my life. Though I had always had a testimony of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, I hadn’t truly proved their words until my mission. Serving among the wonderful people of Italy, I came to know my Savior. I studied the scriptures and taught the restored truth with a conviction born of personal faith. I came home from my mission with a passion for teaching and everything Italian–from the choice people and land to the rhythmical language and delectable food. The year I returned from the mission field, I married my sweetheart in the Salt Lake Temple. Shortly after the birth of our first son, I resumed my college studies. The following year, I graduated and began my teaching career. We were blessed with three more sons. Though I enjoyed teaching, being a wife and mom brought me the greatest joy. I loved teaching my sons and watching them grow in body and spirit. I was their number one fan through all their church, school, social, and sports activities. Each became a worthy priesthood holder, missionary, and friend. Today, as a wife, mom, grandma, teacher, and author, my life still revolves around my family and the Church. Our two older sons are married to our beautiful daughters for they are to us as daughters rather than daughters-in-law.One grandson has already stolen our hearts and we happily await the arrival of our second grandson. To quote a friend, “All this and the gospel, too!”

Why I am a Mormon

 I believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I am grateful for Heavenly Father’s divine Plan of Salvation. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ’s Church restored to the earth in latter days. It is His work and has the priesthood authority to act in His name. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of our Church and that He reveals His word to us through a living prophet. I believe that our Savior’s Atonement is eternal, and by living according to its promise, I may repent of my sins and return to live with my Heavenly Father after this mortal life. I know that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father and I love Him. I know the scriptures are the word of God namely, The Bible, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. I love living a gospel life. It’s who I am. I enjoy serving others, especially my family. I believe that families are eternal. I have hope that I might obtain eternal life, with my family, in Heavenly Father’s Kingdom.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith my striving to be a true disciple of the Lord, Jesus Christ. I love being a wife, mother, and grandmother and serving my family, friends, and neighbors. I strive to uphold the standards of the Church in all I do and say. Teaching is one of my passions. In fact, I have made a career of teaching. I currently teach third-grade students and one of the responsibilities of my church calling includes teaching children in our stake. I actively participate in community service, help organize local and state events, and strive to do my best in all the things I am asked to do. I enjoy positive associations with family and friends and believe a smile is worth a thousand words. I hope to live well, love deeply, and laugh often.