Sister Roundy is 22 years old and is from a small town in Southern Utah. Before being called to serve as a full-time missionary, she was a Chemistry major at her University and was working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She plans to return to her studies when her mission is completed.
Sister Roundy was a pageant competitor and won the Miss Outstanding Teen Pageant in her county. She is the youngest of five children and has four older brothers. Her dad is a retired math teacher and her mom works at the Elementary school in her town. Sister Roundy has 15 nieces and nephews and was quick to point out there is another on their way. It was clear in talking with her that she loves her family.
Sister Roundy has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since her baptism at the age of 8. When asked about her feelings about the Church, she said:
“There were times all throughout my life after I had been baptized when I knew the church was true. But one experience that impacted me the most was when I was 19 years old and was enrolled in an Institute class called ‘Atonement, Repentance and Forgiveness.’ As part of the lesson material our instructor had us study Matthew 11:28-30 which reads:
Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give ye rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
At that moment I personally understood my relationship with the Savior. I understood how the Atonement works. It provides us rest, not only from our sorrows, but from guilt and pain. I think that experience changed my attitude. It made me a lot more optimistic.”
At the time of this interview, Sister Roundy had only been on her mission a few weeks. She felt that in that time she had already received a great blessing. “The fact that I have been given the gift of tongues and I know it is a great blessing to me. In just a few weeks of training at the MTC [Missionary Training Center] I can communicate in Spanish and understand what is going on. I know that is through the Spirit. It is nice to bear my testimony in Spanish after only weeks of training. It is a miracle.”