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)


Monday, February 10, 2014

Working to improve my Zone

Hola Familia,

As always it is a crazy week. We have been trying to get ourselves organized. We are still trying to get 3 people to fit into our small little apartment. I will send you guys some pictures when we get it organized this week. We are trying to get ourselves organized in our area. We are now working in two HUGE areas. SO it makes it very difficult to work. We are usually in one area one day or we are always on splits with the members. We really got to work on our time management this week. It is a challenge that we have and once we get things going we are going to be working great. But I think the biggest challenge is working with sisters. It isn't that they are bad because they are amazing. They just wear you out. They always have some small problems and I have to fix them. This week I didn't sleep for two nights because of small problems. I had to drop my companion off at 5 in the morning in San Jose to do some immigration paperwork. So we had to leave super early and that night we just wanted to sleep but we got a phone call from some sisters saying that they wanted blessings and a blessing on the house. They had been hearing noises in the night and were really scared in their house. So we got there around 9 and the house was really old and creepy. So we gave them a blessing and blessed the house. We went home and and tried to sleep. But they kept calling us saying that they were hearing stuff still and by their voices I could tell that they were really scared. So I had to first help calm them down and then try to find a way to get them out of their house all around 12 at night. Well I found a place for them to sleep for the night and we told them that the next day we would get them a new house. I finished all that problem and slept for an hour. Woke up and then went looking for a new house for the sisters. We found a house that day and helped them move. I thought we were done with our problems for the day and I got a phone call from another sister saying that her companion doesn't want to work. So I had to then take care of that problem. By the end of the day you could imagine, I was dead and everyday since then has been small little problems to take care of. We have a new motto here in the zone to help us with these problems, ''Happy Zone, Happy Sister'' That is our focus and we are hoping that it will help us. This is definitely a learning experience for me right now but I am learning a lot.  A lot. 

So that is the crazy part of this week. But it got crazier yesterday because it was a party outside. My companion, Elder T, thought is was for the Super Bowl. But it was for the elections of the new President of Costa Rica. Seriously, it was a party all day long. Everyone had to go vote yesterday and yesterday at night they announced the winner. But during the day, people were all over the streets screaming, honking their horns, waving their flags, and fighting in the streets. It was ridiculous. It was so funny. People would just drive around and honk their horns. They even put their grandpa in the bed of the truck to wave the flag as they went flying down the street. It was honestly one of the funniest things I have seen in this country. But the craziest thing is that to win the election you have to win 40% of the votes, if not it goes to a second round. Well guess what, we are going into the the second round!! So the parties are going to continue. 

Well things are doing great here. I am really happy. I am excited to work again and everyday is an adventure. I feel like we are woking so hard right now. We could obviously work a little smarter. But it was great to see a ton of our investigators show up to church on Sunday. Plus we have a ton of possible baptisms for this month. We got to turn things on and get going. We are going to try and get 2 baptisms this week. We have 2 people that are progressing really well. They are super excited about the church. The only problem is that it is hard for us to find them during the week because of their work. We are going to work hard and if they don't get baptized this week, it will be next week for sure. So things are great right now. Everything is PURA VIDA! 

It is great to hear that everything is going great at home. Kendal good job on your finals. That's great. Kylie good luck on soccer tryouts. Dad that is an amazing story. Put your trust in God and everything will work out in the end. I sent a letter to Nana & Tata a couple weeks ago. They should be getting it soon. 

I love you guys and miss you guys a lot. Have a great week!!

Pura Vida!
Elder Keysor