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Hi I'm Fran Roylance

I am a retired school teacher. I am the proud grandparent of 29 grandchildren and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother of seven children and grandmother of twenty-nine. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master's Degree in Physical Education and Dance. I am a master teacher having taught at all levels of education. I have worked with hundreds of youth and adults accomplishing projects, programs and training. I am now retired after more than twenty years of formal teaching. My father was a farmer, thus my youth was spent on a farm. I learned many valuable lessons on that farm that have shaped my life. I learned what "work ethic" really means--to work hard and to work smart! Throughout my life I have enjoyed quilting, and needlework. Currently "my project" is crocheting an afaghan with a matching teddy bear for each of my 29 grandchildlren, (I have completed 22 teddy bears with afaghans). I stay in touch with my family by writing a "Mom's Monthly Message" each month. I am in my tenth year of sending this "connecting" message to each of my children. Our family stays close through this effort.

Why I am a Mormon

My Granny was the first in our family to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had always loved the Lord and when two Mormon Missionaries came to her door, she listened and was inspired by their message. She was baptized shortly thereafter. She was excited to have her family hear about the Gospel and also enjoy the happiness she was experiencing. My older sister went with Granny to church--she was the first in our family to attend. Some years later, my mother and sister were baptized. After three more years, my father and I were baptized. On my mother's birthday, a year later, our family went to the temple to become a "forever" famly. Throughout my life I have remained active in the church; reaping the blessings of the gospel. I was married in the temple to a wonderful man. We will celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary this year. The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy, comfort, courage, and direction to my life. It anchors me to seeking and doing the good. I have a clear understanding of who I am, where I came from, the important plan for families, and where I am going after mortal death. I know of my great worth as a child of God. I know that I am loved by my Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's living prophet on the earth today. I know the Book of Mormon is a true and correct book and is a second witness of Jesus Christ. I know that following the teachings of the Book of Mormon brings me closer to my Savior. I am proud to be a Mormon. I am blessed to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My activity in the church has never wavered. I have always been active. Throughout the years, I have willingly accepted callings to serve in the church. I have worked with children, young adults, cub scouts, and adults--teaching, supervisiing, coordinating and guiding. Most of my callings have been leadership type service. I strive to teach by example with "good works". I am honest in my dealings with others. I strive to be kind and considerate of others. I try to do what the Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches. I try to be the kind of person that follows the teachings of Jesus whether it be at home, at work, or in the neighborhood. I have learned the power of prayer in my life. I have studied the scriptures daily--both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I have taught my family the importance of Christlike behavior. I strive daily to do good and be the best person I can be. I have delivered many meals to those in need. I have contributed funds to help those in need. I have cared for those in need. I am a good citizen--upholding the laws of the land. I participate in the voting process. I am a patriot and proud of my native land. My faith is the way I live my life--they cannot be separated.