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Hi I'm Hayley Jane Stoddard

I grew up in California, and I love to write. I'm a published poet, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Writing has always been my passion. I've been writing and publishing poems since the 2nd grade. I grew up in California, and have moved many times. In high school, I was very involved with drama, theater, and music, and theater will always have a warm place in my heart. I've completed two years of college working towards an English major, and I'm currently serving a mission in Germany. I've been a member my whole life, and there is nothing more important to me than my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I am a constant seeker of truth. Truth in every form and from any source is precious to me, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it has been Restored by Joseph Smith has the fullness of truth from Heavenly Father about why we're on the Earth, what we should be doing while we're here, and how to achieve ultimate happiness. I have a testimony of the truthfullness of this Gospel because I've felt it in my own life, and when I pray and read the Book of Mormon I can feel it in my heart. It rings true as nothing else does, and I know it's from God. I've shaped my life around it, because it brings me great happiness, and my soul delights in knowing that God loves me enough to continue to teach me through the principles of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures every single day and praying about what I read. I ask for revelation from Heavenly Father to know what I should be doing with my life and how I can improve myself. I ask to know how I can help my family, how I can serve others, and how I can be a better servant to the Lord. I keep a prayer in my heart all day long that I'll be able to have the Spirit with me and recognize the promptings I recieve. I'm currently serving a mission, and giving all my time and energy to helping other people come unto Christ and find out for themselves that the Book of Mormon is true and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the way back to Heavenly Father.