Family's Conversion Started with Community Involvement

by | Aug. 13, 2014

News from Utah

Wisconsin natives Phyllis and Rollie Bestor knew almost nothing about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when they moved their family of six to Orem, Utah, in 1966.

But shortly after arriving in picturesque Utah Valley, the Bestors recognized there was indeed something different about the area's culture and people. For the next decade, Phyllis Bestor and her family would immerse themselves in the Utah lifestyle and become involved members of their community — all while trying to live among Mormons and not become one.

In her 2013 Y Mountain Press book, Phyllis Bestor discusses the family's experience in humorous detail. "How to Live among Mormons and Not Become One … You Can't!" walks readers through this family's "slow and steady" conversion, shedding light on what it is like to observe the LDS culture from the outside.

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