Current Mailing and Email Address

Current Address:

Letters and Packages:
Elder Cameron Keysor
Misión San José Costa Rica
Apartado Postal 249-2010
San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone: 506 2234-1940 ( for packages only)


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Doing Service

Hola familia,

Well I just sent a letter not too long ago. So not much has changed here. This last week was super crazy for us. It hasn't rained for a while and we did feel the earthquake. But the thing is that we have earthquakes everyday, so I am used to them now. This week was crazy because we did a ton of service. We first went to help a member fix her wall. Her wall had been destroyed in the big storm we had a couple weeks ago. So we went to help fix that. While we were there we found a nest of snakes. So we started killing them with the machetes we had. It was crazy!! After we helped a family move houses. They moved from the bottom of the mountain to the very top. It was a long trip up with the stuff. Next we went to help clean up the backyard in a members house. We had to mow the lawn and edge the lawn also. It was just like back at home. While we were working the member thought it would be fun to spray us with water. So we ended up having a water fight and we got soaked. It was so much fun! I felt like a little kid again. Then we also had an activity with the ward. We played soccer. It was a lot of fun. We had investigators and members playing soccer Saturday morning. Everyone always wants to play soccer. That pretty much sums up this week. 

We have a few people progressing right now. We have a family where the mom is a member but left the church. But now wants to return and wants her kids to join her. So we are working hard with her 4 kids to get them to church. They really want to get baptized but they need to come to church first. That is our problem. They haven't came to church yet. They are really great and are the ones that are progressing the most now.

We have been working a lot with less active members. And we have started to see progress with them too. One less active member is 17 years old. We have been visiting him for about a little more than a month now. He has progressed a ton. When we first visited him, he was taking a ton of drugs and got kicked out of school for drugs. But little by little he began to believe more in God. He began reading the Bible, and then finally the Book of Mormon. When we went by last week, he had the biggest glow about him because he started sharing the gospel with his friends. He now wants to know more so that he can share more with his friends. It was a huge surprise. So that is just an example of how things have been here in Heredia. 

We watched the broadcast yesterday about the mission work. It was super good. Every member should watch it. It really explained how the members and the missionaries work together to help bring people to Christ. It was a huge surprise for us to hear the changes to internet and the chapels. That's sounds like a good idea. I don't know when we will see that here because we still don't have cell phones. So I may not see that during my time in the mission. But who knows. Or like the Ticos say si dios quiere. But something shocking was that they said that missionaries shouldn't knock doors. It should all be references. That would be super cool. That is something that we have been trying to do here in Costa Rica. But it is going to take a long time. 

It sounds like everyone is doing great. It looked like it was crazy in Grandmas house, and it looked super fun. Can't believe you guys are going to Mexico. None of you guys speak Español. So we will see how this goes. I love you guys and thank you so much for all the prayers and support. I am doing great here and loving it. 10 months in the mission. Crazy how time flies. I miss you guys a lot and pray for you guys everyday. I love you guys with all my heart and I am so grateful to be born in the church of Jesus Christ. Thank you for this opportunity to be a missionary and help people find this happiness and peace and the love that God has for everyone of his children. I love you guys and have fun. But don't do anything stupid! :)

Pura Vida,
Elder Keysor