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Hi I'm Roselyn

I was born near the Rocky Mountains of the United States.I have lived in several states and retired from teaching. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I love to travel. Seeing new places, meeting new people and indulging in diversified cultures brings a deep rooted connection to the family of the world. I particularly like learning about the everyday lives of women across the globe. I'm involved in genealogy and I am on several mystery quests to discover the stories of my ancestors lives. I have traced quite a few ancestors back to 1500. My other passions include landscape photography, digital art, writing poetry and sculpting in a variety of mediums. I love viewing visual arts and learning about the creative process. Together my husband and I have 8 children and 23 grandchildren who are scattered across the U.S. We spend a lot of time traveling to see them and our extended family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a single mom with children, I was struggling getting through college. It was tough being both mom and dad, working and going to college at the same time. My parents had passed away and I was alone. I had abandoned the religion of my youth. I thought I had outgrown it. I knew I needed a stronger foundation, but didn't know where to look. I love history and had read about most of the religions of the world. I had heard about Mormons, but didn't know much about them. In a casual conversation with a job associate, he asked if he could send missionaries to my home. I said yes, and they began to teach me. The turning point came with the answers to simple questions: "Where did I come from?", Why am I here?" and "Where will I go after I die?". I knew traditional Christian answers, but those left a lot of open doors. Mormonism answered the questions. God had a plan for me. He was my Heavenly Father. The Father of my spirit. I lived with Him, before I came here. Earth was my second home. A place for me to learn and grow and become more like Him. And if I tried my hardest I would be with him after I pass from this life. I learned that the Family is important. The family unit would continue to exist in the next life. I would be with my parents and their parents all the way back. We would be a family again. I joined the church and it has been my anchor. Even when times were bad, I knew who I was. Being a member of the Mormon church doesn't mean there won't be rough times. I realized that more than ever when my young son died. But because of the Book of Mormon, I understood the atonement of Jesus Christ much better and knew that His great sacrifice and love for me and my diligence in obeying His commandments would enable me to be with my son again. There is a plan and Heavenly Father in His infinite mercy and Jesus Christ and His infinite atonement have prepared the way.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have been called to serve a senior mission. We hope to put the experiences learned in our travels and in our careers to use in service to our Lord. I spent many years working with youth as a high school teacher and as a volunteer Boy Scout Explorer Post advisor. Part of the extra curricula I taught was leadership training, teaching students effective volunteering and then organizing volunteer efforts for various charities. I also taught Sunday School and classes at my church geared specifically to women in our church.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is God's love for all His children. He showed this grace by giving His only begotten son and Jesus Christ displayed this grace by offering Himself as a sacrifice. "....for we know that is by grace we are saved after all we can do." Both the Bible and Book of Mormon describes the grace of God. "There is no flesh that can dwell in in the presence of God, save it Show more Show less