Monday, August 25, 2014


Can you believe it? I've been a missionary for 5 whole months! That's so crazy!
My companion was so cute this morning, when I got out of the shower she had put a bunch of candies on my bed with a cute sign that said "Feliz 5 Meses!" She is so great!!
Hermana Alvarez and I ... Beautiful, right?
First off, Hermana Espinoza (my old companion) and I had our baptism last Saturday! I was really lucky to be able to go back to my last area for the baptism. When I walked in, Milagros ran up to me and gave me a huge hug! Ahh it was so great! I'm soo happy about the whole experience. Everything went smoothly and everyone was so happy. Really I could talk about the baptism this entire email. Ha I kept thinking the whole time "This is why I'm here!!"
My Baptism with Milagros
Anyways, this week has been grand! Monday was P-day, and my zone was yet again playing soccer. So while we were playing I got hit by the ball... HARD! It wasn't the greatest experience. Anyways, the rest of Monday and into Tuesday I was having a hard time breathing correctly. I didn't really sleep that much on Monday. So on Tuesday during District Meeting my District Leader asked me if I would like a blessing. Elder Wagstaff (who's new in the mission, this is his 2nd week) offered to give it. Seriously, it was an AMAZING blessing! The spirit was so strong. And now I am having no problems and everything’s fine. I am so thankful for the priesthood. It is truly the power of God.
My District at Lunch the other day
My Little Crab Friend that was in my Lunch!  So Yummy!!
Well, I am really excited for P-day today! President Erickson has granted us Permission to visit the Central of Lima (out of the mission) where all the history of Peru is. Museums, Art Galleries and many other fun things! I'll be sure to take pictures and send them all to you next week!

I am so happy to be here in Perú and I am beyond thankful to be serving my Heavenly Father. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I love and miss you all!

Con mucho amor,
Herm'ANNA' Karratti
Preachin' in Perú

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hola from Canto Rey!!

First of all, I want to congratulate the future...HERMANA JOCELYN HARDING! I'm so excited for you Joce! Tennessee is getting one heck of a missionary! I cannot wait to be speaking Spanish with my best buddy!

Secondly, I'm in a new area! Kinda weird, but great at the same time. Monday after writing our families we found out who had changes. I was one of the 3 in my Zone who were having changes. So Monday was hard going around and saying goodbye to all the members and investigators. I sure miss them! I attached a few pictures of some of the members from my last area. Alejandro is almost 3 years old and calls me his "novia" so saying goodbye to him was really hard! 

Anyways, Tuesday I found out where I was going and who my new companion was. So now I'd like to introduce my new companiom, Hermana Alvarez from Columbia. She's wonderful! This is actually her 3rd mission; she had to return home 2 times because she has knee problems. Her first 2 missions were in Columbia, and her 3rd mission is here in Perú. Really, she is great and we have tons of fun together. She loves music, so we have fun jamming out to our Disney music and church music. I'm even starting to learn Disney songs in Spanish! How cool is that? Well.about my new area: it's about an hour south of my old area, and it's totally different! Hermana Alvarez and I are opening this area, as well. 2nd time opening an area! It's a lot bigger and a whole lot more people. But a whole lot less church attendance. Yesterday we had 83 people in Sacrament Meeting, and we were told we have over 400 members in the ward. Oh boy! Busy busy busy! But I'm happy to be here. Ward: Canto Rey, Stake: Canto Grande, Area: San Juan de Lurigancho. So very different but all apart of the mission!
My New Companion, Hermana Alvarez from Columbia
On Friday we were at a less active's house and she asked me if I knew how to make brownies. Apparently she bought brownie mix but didn't know how to make them since all the instructions were in English! So I helped her make Betty Crocker Brownies. They were sooo good! I didn't realize how much I missed them. We even ate them with Vanilla Ice Cream. Oh it was delicious! 
Brownies and Ice Cream ... YUM!!
So, basically this week has just been trying to find members to teach and getting used to my new area and trying to found out where we are. I love my new area but I sure miss my old one. But! I'm really excited!  Since my mission is pretty small, I was granted permission to go back this Saturday for my investigators baptisms! One of the Hermanas asked if I could be there and I was told I could. I am so excited for this special day!

Well, I love you all and I think about you too. Pray for the missionaries, Please!  We need it. And also write us! We like letters... PLEASE!!

I love you all!

Con mucho amor,
Herm'ANNA' Karratti
Preachin' in Perú

Monday, August 11, 2014


Oh what a great morning this is! Kind of a little crazy too.
Today we find out who will be transferred and honestly, I don't want my companion or I to go. This past week with my comp. has seriously been the best week in my entire mission. We have a baptism this Saturday, we had an amazing service project, and we've taught some great lessons! I have the best companion ever!!
The Greatest Companion Ever!
So coming up WE HAVE A BAPTISM! I don't know who's more excited... Me or her! Milagros (the girl we've been teaching) is just awesome! This past week she had her first interview with our District leader, and before we were talking with her about the questions that he would be asking, and try to go over a few things that we haven't taught yet. And really, she knows everything! Before the interview we wanted to talk a little about the Word of Wisdom, because we hadn't had the opportunity to teacher her about it quite yet. We started talking and then she said, "Oh I know all about that! I don't smoke, drink, or do any of those things I don't like it." It was great! Now every time we have a lesson, she tells us how excited she is for her baptism! 
Joce, I got your Package!!
This past Saturday we had a service project. And seriously, it was one of the most humbling experiences ever. We went to one of the Elders in my Zones area, and we were told we would be destroying a house. We went up to the top of the Cerros and there was a house, well actually it was just a room. Built out of scraps of wood, and there was 5 people living in this tiny room. Their floor was dirt, and there were bugs everywhere! It was kinda scary! Their youngest daughter couldn't walk and it was just heart breaking. Well we dissembled their house and the ward is building a new one. It was really humbling how much I have and how much I take for granted. 
Proselytizing in the Mall (Hehe)
Anyways, this week was wonderful and I couldn't be more happy to be here serving in Peru. People are amazing here and I just love being a missionary! 

I hope this finds you all well! I love and miss you all!!

Con mucho amor,
Herm'ANNA' Karratti
Preachin' in Perú

Monday, August 4, 2014

One Week Until Transfers!!

Buenos dias!
So, one more week left in this transfer, wow that's crazy how fast time is going. Hermana Espinoza and I were talking the other day about how when we started together I had just over a month, and she had 7. Now I'm past 4 months and my companion hits 10 months this week. Oh how fast time flies! Anyways, how is everyone this week? How was the family reunion? I must say, I am pretty bummed I missed it. My first time missing a family reunion!

This week for me has been really good actually! Happily nothing was stolen from me! On Monday (Día de Independencia) my companion and I had a FHE with a family and my companion made Honduranian food. It was sooo good! My comp. is basically a magician in the kitchen. She makes our breakfast everyday and it's so delicious. 
Hermana Doginoza!
Tuesday was just a day of teaching. Well, trying to teach. Our numbers this week were VERY low. Mainly because Independence Day here in Perú is basically Independence WEEK! Practically everything is closed and everyone is gone at parties or visiting family. So we had a lot fewer lessons. But, the few lessons that we had, were amazing! The girl I talked about last week whose best friend is a member accepted baptism for the 16th of this month! We were talking out of a lesson with her and she was talking about how she wants to serve a mission with her best friend. I told her how I want my best friend, Jocelyn, to come to this mission. And we all started talking about missions. Then my comp. said, "Wait, we need to get you baptized first!" We're really excited for her baptism!
A Fun Family in My Ward!  I Love being a Missionary!!
Wednesday we had a service project and we were building stairs. And after the project we were walking back to our apartment and a family passed us. The all told us how different we looked with pants on. Then, their son asked my comp. "You have 2 legs?" We all started laughing. Yes missionaries are real people! 

So yes, this week was great! It's crazy that this transfer is almost over. I don't want to leave this area and neither does my companion! Ahh the struggles!
Cute Sister Missionaries in Peru
We were walking through the park and my companion wanted a picture together.
Anyways, I love you all and I hope this letter brings you joy and happiness! I know that I'm here for a reason, and I couldn't be more happy to be teaching this wonderful gospel to these people. They make me so happy! I know without a doubt that this church is true! It's wonderful!!

I love you all!!

Con mucho amor,
Herm'ANNA' Karratti
Preachin' in Perú