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)

Emails:
cameron.keysor@myldsmail.net

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Goals

Hola Familia,

Well this week was crazy. I had to travel all over the zone to do baptism interviews. So 4 days out of the week, I spent on the road in a bus. It was exhausting. But that is what I have to do when there are a lot of baptisms. The bad news is that we finished this month horribly. We finished with 19 baptisms this month. The goal was 30 and we didn't even get close. I have learned a lot of things from sports that I have applied here on the mission and one of the best things I have learned is dealing with failure. So we looked at what we did wrong and changed what needed to be changed. The best part is that we start off April as a new month and a new goal. The goal still is 30 and we can meet this goal this month. The zone started working hard and we have 20 investigators waiting to get baptized this weekend. So things are looking good right now, the zone is super excited. We have a lot of work to do and it is going to be an interesting week.

This week we are going to have a baptism. His name is J. He is ten years old. He was a reference we received from some recent converts. He doesn't have any parents. His parents abandoned him when he was little and he lives with an aunt. But he spends all day at the recent converts house. J is great. He is super excited to go to church every week. He is really happy going to church and it is a huge change from where he was before. We are really excited to have the baptism this week.

We have been working hard to schedule baptismal dates in the first lesson. It has been going great. That's a great goal Dad of putting one a day. But on average we get 3 to 4 new investigators a day and 3 to 4 baptismal dates a day. So our goal is a little bit more. The challenge we are facing right now is getting people to church. Everyone is accepting the baptismal dates but here it is a requirement to attend church 3 times before they can get baptized. We can't baptize them until they come to church and if they never go to church they can't get baptized. So that is the challenge we have. It is hard because the people don't have money for the bus or the church is far for them to travel. We are really trying to find ways to get people to church.

It seems like things are going great at home.  It was great to hear everyone is doing great at BYU too.
So things are good. Still Super Hot but things are great and I am having fun. I miss you guys and have a great week!

Pura Vida,

Elder Keysor