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Hi I'm Chantal Hartley

I love the outdoors, running and dogs. I love to sing and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up singing all the time, in church activities, choirs, school performances, or gathering at home around the piano it has been a wonderful way for me to spend my time. I love doing anything outside. For years I have spent my summers and weekends going hiking, biking, canoeing, rock climbing, and running. You name it, I probably did it. I grew up in a big family but I love dogs (like, a lot) so if I wasn't playing with my siblings you could always find me somewhere with a neighbours dog or bringing a stray one home. I attended university for about a year and a half studying biological sciences and psychology. I love to read, and to learn about people and the world around me but I have always had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with my life. I decided to put school on hold and I am currently serving as a missionary in Mesa, Arizona.

Why I am a Mormon

It just makes sense. I have read the Book of Mormon over and over. I have prayed and asked Heavenly Father if the book is true and His answer never changes. It's true. Without a doubt the words held within it's pages are inspired by God and are meant for us now. I can't imagine true happiness with out the gospel in my life. I have received so much comfort from knowing that I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. I have received so much guidance by making prayer an important and daily part of my life. I have been able to build a relationship with my Saviour because I know everything that he did, he did for me, to make it possible for me to return to live with God again.The gospel of Jesus Christ and Book of Mormon has blessed my life so much. That's why I share it with others, so they can experience the same joy I feel.

How I live my faith

I really do enjoy attending church each week, and being able to study my scriptures daily, it gets's me ready for my week and each day. Prayer is how I have been able to strengthen my relationship with God and with my Saviour. Prayer builds my faith and it's something that I can't go a day without. The faith that I do have allows my to be able to stand against the trials and struggles of life. I have been blessed with so many opportunities to serve within the church. I taught the Sunday school class for 12-13 year old youth and I was able to learn so much from them. I enjoy service and helping others in any way that I can. That's the kind of life that our Saviour Jesus Christ lived. He loved those around him and served them. I try to live in a way that through me others will know that they are important and loved by their Heavenly Father. I served on the activities committee and helped to plan, organize, and set up activities. At the time I would plan, design and decorate events for work. I loved being able to use my talents and hobbies to help at church as well! Being able to serve in so many ways has helped me to see that the abilities and talents of everyone are needed to bless the lives of all of God's children.