BONJOUR! My name is Sœur Karlee Vogel! I am currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Vanuatu Port Vila mission, specifically in the New Caledonia mission region! I will teach the gospel in the french language! I will serve for 18 months from November 2015-May 2017.
Although I grew up a member of the church, I developed a testimony of my own only a few years ago. After living the commandments and abiding by gospel standards I began to feel such a great happiness and peace in my life. After praying for a testimony from Heavenly Father, I came to a knowledge that the happiness I was feeling was from God and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ restored on the earth today! I KNOW IT IS TRUE! And I love it!
I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father who loves me and each and every one of us unconditionally! I KNOW that He lives. I KNOW that His son Jesus Christ lives and always stands beside us. I KNOW Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that through the power of God, he restored the gospel of Jesus Christ in its entirety to the earth. I KNOW that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, brought to us in these latter days to help us gain a stronger testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. I KNOW President Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, and that if we heed his counsel, we cannot fail.
I love this gospel, I love my Heavenly Father, I love my Savior Jesus Christ! Serving them is the most important thing I can do at this time in my young life. And so, I will go.