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, April 21, 2014

Easter Week

Hola Familia,

Well I don't know where to start. It was an amazing week. Things just took off. This area is amazing. It is one of the best areas of my mission. It isn't hot. Every morning the fog rolls in and it has a nice cold breeze all day long. The weather is absolutely amazing. The members are great. In the short time that I have been here the members have helped us out a ton and feed us a ton. The area is huge. Enormous but we have been trying to work smarter and that has really paid off. This week we had more new investigators than any other area in the whole zone. We had 14 new investigators this week. We put the goal of 2 new investigators a day and we did it. Our investigator pool is huge and it keeps getting bigger. And the crazy part is that it was the holy week here. Holy week is when the people celebrate the death of Jesus Christ. It is all week but it really starts Thursday and ends Sunday. During this time everyone goes to the beach or the Catholics go to church. So finding people in their house is almost impossible. But we found a ton of new people. It was amazing. We also brought 5 people to church. It was the first time that this ward has seen more than 3 investigators in church in 4 months. The members got really excited. The church building here is a house. They are building a new chapel that will be ready in August. The attendance here is about 150 people. The people don't all fit so they have to film the sacrament meeting and play it on TVs that are placed in the other rooms. It is really interesting. The baptismal font is a pool too. It is pretty cool. And that's the other thing. We are planning to have 2 baptisms this Sunday. So we are just taking off right now. Things are going great.

So as you can tell I am really happy here. We had some great experiences so far. The other day we were walking and we talked to someone and they told us to go and visit the guy next door. We went to visit him but he was drunk. He was really mad about something and told us to go and talk to his wife. We went and talked to his wife. We knocked on the door and the son opened the door and the mom was crying on the couch. She told us to come in. We talked to her and she told us that her husband and her got into a fight. She later explained to us that she had been baptized in the church but hadn't attended church in 5 years. We gave her a blessing and told her that we would pass by later in the week to see how she was doing. When we passed by later in the week the husband was home and sober. We shared a small scripture and he told us that he wanted to change and that he knew that we could help him. He accepted to be baptized and was willing to start making changes in his life to bring peace and happiness in his family. It was an amazing experience but it was amazing how the spirit guided us to that family. We had a ton of experiences like that all week long. It was amazing. 

So far things are great with my companion. He wants to learn and is willing to work so that makes things a lot easier. We both have high goals so we are working hard to meet our goals. He is a funny kid and we are having fun working together. 

Well things are great. For Easter we ate at the bishops house. He is a gringo from Canyon Country, California. He knows the M family. So it was funny talking to him. His last name is M. Maybe you know him. He is here for work but goes back to the states in June. Well all is good. I am happy and having fun. I love you guys and miss you guys a lot. Have a great week. Nos Vemos!!! :)

Pura Vida, 

Elder Keysor
My New Home 

I work out on the balcony.

My New Companion - Elder G.

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