Monday, October 27, 2014

How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

What a beautiful week this was! 
Really, it was awesome!  I also learned a lot this week. First of all, I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Especially for my companion, Hermana Alvarez. This week was a lot better than the last. We were a lot happier, my companion is healthy and we had a wonderful week!

I Have Finally Seen Llamas Here in Peru!
First off, a big huge welcome to the newest member of the Canto Rey Ward. 
The New and Clean, Jhordan!
I don't know if you all remember, but I told you a little about Jhordan before. He's one of Jose's (who was baptized a month ago) best friends. Well, the original plan, or let me rephrase that. Our (my companion and I) plan was the "perfect story plan". Jose would baptize his friend and everything would just be perfect. Well, this plan was supposed to take place last week. Last week while we were at the church waiting for Jhordan we recieved a call from him saying that he wasn't going to get baptized. He didn't feel ready. I'll be honest, my companion and I were really sad about it. That night when we were back home we were talking about what happened. What went wrong, or what we did wrong. We finally realized that we planned this entire baptism, one without Jhordan. But most importantly, without asking Him, Our Heavenly Father on what we should do. Once we figured that out we talked with Jhordan. We apologized and decided that we would move more slowly. Well, we were in a lesson with him on this last Tuesday and Hermana Alvarez had a prompting to ask Jhordan if he would be baptized on Saturday. I looked at her really surprised. "What?" Jhordan went quiet for a moment then said, "Yeah... I'm ready." Well this past Saturday, we were able to have a wonderful baptism. But more importantly, I learned a very important lesson. "If you want to make God laugh, make a plan.... without Him!" 

Jhordan's Baptism
Hermana Karratti, Jhordan Villaverda, Hermana Alvarez
Also last Monday, I had American Food!! Woo!! About an hour or 2 away from my zone, actually right where the mission offices are, there is a mall. A pretty big mall. And inside there is a Chili's. Anyways, the mission has extra money or whatever, so they offered every zone in my mission a free lunch at a restaurant of our choice. My zone chose to eat at Chili's. And it was soo good! I've missed American food.

Anyways, this week is Halloween! Woo! It's almost November! Woo! I've been a missionary for more than 7 months! Woo! I love being a missionary! Woo! It's the last week of transfers! Wo... wait that's not a woo. I don't want my companion to go. Let's just hope that we could maybe have one more transfer together. Now, that would be amazing! But really, I am so lucky to have this girl be my companion. I have learned a lot from her and I am really grateful for her decision to serve a mission. I miss you all and love you all! Keep the missionaries in your prayers. Have a wonderful week!!

Con mucho amor,
Herm'ANNA' Karratti
Predicando en Peru

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