Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dear Sister Karratti:

I'm going on a mission!! It was the greatest moment of my entire life! So I drove down from college, after I got out of class on Friday and after my brother finished work. We drove home, and usually the drive is only 4 hours long, but this specific drive felt like the longest 4 hours of my entire life! I felt like home would NEVER come! Finally, after a long time I got home. I walked in and I immediately looked for where my call was. I saw it on my fireplace, and I just stared at it. Finally after waiting for another really long time, we were able to get my daddy on Skype along with my roommate from college. I then started reading one of the most important letters of my life!

Dear Sister Karratti:

You are hereby called to serve as a mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the
Peru Lima North mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Peru Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language. Your assignment may be modified according to the needs of the mission president.

I'm so grateful for all of my family and friends that have been such amazing examples to me my entire life. I wouldn't be who I am today without them! They're everything to me and I am so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life! I love this gospel with all my heart, and it truly has made me who I am today. I am so happy and excited to serve the people of Peru. I can't wait!!

(Link to my call)

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Wait is Killing Me!

As you all know, I'm off at college, and my mission call was sent to my home. About 200 miles away... Yesterday my mom checked the mailbox, and guess what was inside? My mission call!! When I was sent this picture, my heart started racing! I have a mission call, I have a mission call, I HAVE A MISSION CALL!!  Like an official envelope, with my own name on it. It's just way too exciting. I'm going crazy.  The really hard part is that I have to wait... Since I'm off at college, I have to finish my week before I get to travel home and open it! I want to open it right now. Right this very second, but I only have to wait a few more hours. Yikes!!!  I couldn't even sleep last night, that's how excited I am. My heart is still just pounding, I don't think it will stop until I open that envelope and start reading, "Dear Sister Karratti, you have been called to serve as  a missionary..." Oh my goodness! This wait is killing me! Can it just be tonight already?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mission? Assigned!

So, my mission papers have officially been submitted. That was a fun experience all in itself. Up at college, wards and interviews are a little bit different than back home. If you want an interview with the Stake President, you need to sign up for an interview. My ward meets at 9 am, so I went into the Stake President's office to sign up for an interview, and they said that they could take me back right then! So I might have missed the first little bit of sacrament meeting, but it's okay! I met with President Rasband, and at the end of my interview he turned around his computer and said, "Sister Karratti, will you do the honors?" So I pressed, yes, and my mission papers were officially submitted! I was so happy! But my happiness didn't end there. 

Yesterday I received this text from my Bishop saying that they've assigned me a mission! So now the real countdown begins! This week I'll have my mission call!! It's all becoming so real and I couldn't be more happy! I have been waiting for this, my entire life! I cannot wait to get out there and serve my Heavenly Father. I've wanted to serve a mission for a really long time, I just can't believe that it's here.