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looking forward to serving 26 May 2011
My husband served in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador in 1968. We are hoping to go to Central America for our mission in
one year. I have a question, please. What do the sisters wear? We are also hoping to proselyte. We both speak Spanish. I am a convert to the church. I just completed three years serving a Church mission as a pretend investigator at the MTC helping the elders and sisters in the TRC. If someone would please forward this message to the mission office that would be very helpful. Thank you, Sister Clark in Lehi, Utah.
Joanne Clark Send Email
 
help . . . 21 Mar 2011
Hi;
My daughter is coming down to Samara Beach Language School for a couple of months (leaving this Friday - Mar. 25/11). She is LDS. This is her first time away from home. We want her to stay close to and participate in church activities while she is there. We are wondering if there are any members in the area that could befriend her? She has also talked of going on a mission and we hope she has the opportunity to go on splits with the sister missionaries, if they happen to be in the area. My wife will be coming with her for the first week. Please email me if you can help us make some connections at: neandertolman@gmail.com.
Shayne Tolman Send Email
 
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Tim Dall Send Email
 
Death of Jose Maroto 09 Feb 2010
I just wanted to let u all know that a young bishop died Jan 30, 2010 saving his sons from drowning in the Pacific Ocean near Golfito. He was visiting the beach when a big wave hit the three of them & Jose was able to save both boys, holding the youngest out of the water to be pulled in by others, before becoming lost for good. His body was recovered a mile away from the incident.
Jose Maroto Arias, originally of Desamparados, CR where he grew up & served on the high council & then as a bishop. He also served as a bishop in Asserri. I am not sure of his latest callings, seeing as I have not been all that close to his older sister, Ilse, my ex-wife. My oldest daughter, Cassandra, flew down there 2/2/10. If anyone needs more info, please contact me. Thanks, alot.
Larry Don Smith Send Email
 
saludos e invitacion 22 Jan 2010
Un saludo a todos los que han servido en la mision de Costa Rica en 36 añOs de ser miembro he conocido a muchos de ustedes
quiero invitarles para participar en un grupo en FACEBOOK "CUANTOS MORMONES HAN ESTADO EN ESCAZU" la idea es fomentar la amistad y recordar con un poco de historia
Mario Fernandez Iglesias Send Email
 
Visitar a Costarica 20 Jan 2010
Hola,
Yo serví en Costarica durante los años 1991-1993 y quiero visitar a Costarica este Diciembre con mi família y quedarnos por un mes. Nos gustaría alquilar una casa cerca a la playa en un lugar que no sea tan turistico y o costoso, y tal vez que sea una casa de un miembro de la iglesia. ¿Si conoce un lugar así, podria contactarme?

Gracias,
Ray Jensen

email: rayjensen@comcast.net
tele: 801-608-0486 (USA)
Ray Jensen Send Email
 
Buscando a los Elder que bautizaron a mi mama. 03 Jan 2010
Hola a todos,quisiera saber si alguien sabe el e-mail de Elder Carver ,el sirvio aqui entre 1993 y 1995 ,yo se que el se caso y tiene como 5 hijos,pero no eh vuelto a saber de el ,tambien si saben algo de Elder Miles tambien sirvio en esa epoca,me gustaria mucho tener noticias de ellos ya que bautizaron a mi mama y ella les aprecia bastante.Gracias Hermanos por la ayuda que me puedan dar.
vanessa vargas Send Email
 
Reply from Pte Claybaugh 13 Sep 2009
For Jenny Hamilton, the investigator who is moving to Costa Rica can get in touch with Bishop Patey (506 289-7931), who is the bishop of the Escazu Ward in San Jose. (Check http://maps.lds.org/ for a little more information.) He is from the U.S. and is bi-lingual. I don't know of any English-speaking units; there weren't any when we left Costa Rica six years ago.
Brian Maxwell Send Email
 
Message from a member 08 Sep 2009
Jenny Hamilton (mail4hamilton@gmail.com) says:

I am a member living in Oregon, and am working with a serious investigator here. She and her husband may be moving to Costa Rica for a year in a couple of months. She is trying to find a connection to the church in San Jose, Costa Rica and locate an English-speaking ward (hopefully). Can anyone help her get connected down there? She is an amazing sister who has
felt herself led to the church, and I don't want to see her get lost to the church during the move. (And we're hoping she gets baptized before she
heads down...) :)

Thanks, Jenny Hamilton

Si alguien puede ayudar a esta hermana, que le responde a su email.

Gracias!
Brian Maxwell Send Email
 
pharmacy work 28 Aug 2009
Hello everybody. My name is Sean Rammell
I am a third year pharmacy student at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, U.S. I served a mission a few years ago in Bahia, Brazil. I am looking for an opportunity to improve my health related Spanish skills through a 6 week volunteer pharmacy rotation at a community pharmacy in Costa Rica in 2010. There is a rapidly growing Spanish speaking patient population here and very few pharmacy employees that can serve them. I have been trying to find a way to contact members of the church in CR to see if they can help me make arrangements. If anyone knows of any pharmacists or others in the area who can help me with this process it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Sincerely,

Sean Rammell
499 Vista Dr.
Pocatello, Idaho
United States 83201
rammsean@pharmacy.isu.edu
sean rammell Send Email
 
hola a todos 30 Jul 2009
Buenas si alguien viene a Costa Rica les ofrecemos un bello lugar a visitar en un reserva ecologica bien verde nuestro correo es mora_7775@hotmail.com
Marlen Odeth Ramirez Ayerdi Send Email
 
Santa Cruz 26 Jun 2009
Necesito surgerencias de como llegar a la rama/barrio de Santa Cruz de las playas Conchal y Flamingo. Cuáno tiempo dura. Gracias.
Yvette Ruiz Send Email
 
Vacaciones en CR 14 Jun 2009
Hola amigos y companeros. Hice la mision en CR hace unos anos y voy a regresar este verano. Estoy pensando en visitar el parque nacional Manuel Antonio y tambien Monteverde. Me gustaria saber que tan cerca quedan las unidades de la iglesia para asistir. Si tienen el email de la oficina tambien seria de mucha ayuda. Gracias.
Yvette Ruiz Send Email
 
Hno Dave Riley 08 Jun 2009
Dave Riley
Mi hija va a estudiar el espanol tres semanas en San Jose junta con otros estudiantes. Quisiera saber si hay algun miembro en San Jose que quisiera dar les un tour de su bello pais? Ellos tienen unos dias libres antes de empezar el programa. Ellos vienen el 2 de Julio de Utah. Gracias!

Hola Hno Dave Riley, mi esposo y yo; si nos gustaria poder compartir con su hija y poder mostrarle un poco de nuestro país, pero primero nos gustaria saber de la cantidad de jovenes que vienen con ella, ya que tendriamos que pensar en el medio de transporte y demas. por favor escribame al siguiente correo electronico jjosefinapi@hotmail.com y nos hablamos al respecto
Familia Abellán Picado
Josefina Maritza Picado (Abellán) Send Email
 
visita 02 Jun 2009
Hola amigos, soy un elder bien viejo. Servi en Costa Rica en 1975. Mi hija va a estudiar el espanol tres semanas en San Jose junta con otros estudiantes. Quisiera saber si hay algun miembro en San Jose que quisiera dar les un tour de su bello pais? Ellos tienen unos dias libres antes de empezar el programa. Ellos vienen el 2 de Julio de Utah. Gracias!
Dave Riley Send Email
 
hola 10 May 2009
hola saludes a todos los elderes que sirvieron con migo en la mejor mision del mundo escribo para pedir un favor a los elderes de topacios o de hatillos si ellos tienen alguna informacion sobre la hna anais y familia si me pueden ayudar con el numero de telefono o direccion tambien a los elderes de cañas necesito informacion sobre maria elena y tambien del presidente rey y familia les agradeceria mucho
Lester Leonel Valladares Send Email
 
Si alguien sabe 13 Jan 2009
Porfis!!!! necesito saber en donde se Encuentran los hermanos Mauricio y Grethel Guzman, necesito contactarlos. Animo para todos aquellos que tuvieron algun percanse con el terremoto, les quiero e incluyo en mis oraciones!!!!
Jared Batres Roca Send Email
 
Para mis amigos 23 Dec 2008
Hola, es un grato placer haber estado con udtedes dos años. Es un buen tiempo para saludarles y desearles exitos en sus vidas. No regrese a Costa Rica aunque mantuve contacto con algunos bautismos por algun tiempo. Las experiencias al lado de ustedes son inolvidables. Pueden escribirme, soy actualmente obispo del barrio Cerro Grande. Tengo una hija de 6 años y otro en camino, siempre haciendo la lucha al lado de mi buena esposa Patricia Paz. Gracias al presidente Hass del templo de Costa Rica por haber bautizado a la abuela de mi esposa Laura Chavez hace 55 años cuando fue misionero. Saludos a mi presidente de mision Jose Gonzales y por igual a mis conversos. Que el Padre Celestial les bendiga en todo lo que hagan.
Mario Enrique Mencia Send Email
 
HOLA 02 Oct 2008
Hola a todos, espero que por este medio pueda encontrar al misionero que me bautizo ya hace mas de 20 años, este misionero es el Elder Quesada de Nicaragua, el estaba con otro Elder Quesada de Heredia CR.
Soy Josefina Picado Vega de Las Juntas Abangares, Guanacaste.
Si alguien sabe de el, por favor comunicarle que me encantaria volver a verle y agradecerle por las bendiciones que me regaló al compartir ese mensaje de amor conmigo
Espero pronto tener noticias
Josefina Maritza Picado (Abellán) Send Email
 
Message from Pte & Sis Acosta 25 Sep 2008
To Our Most Wonderful Missionaries
In The World

Sister Acosta and I know that Heavenly Father loves everyone of us. He knows us individually, just as we have come to know each one of you. Yes! His beloved son, Jesus Christ, lives, Yes! we have seen His miracles on behalf of His children. Only now can we really appreciate the trials each of you went through as you walked the streets of Costa Rica as missionaries of Jesus Christ. Now, as we walk the streets of Belize in the hot humid temperatures of 109F, drenching with sweat, crossing the flooded streets created by their monsoon rains, with our umbrellas giving way to the powerful winds, snapping over our heads and arriving home exhausted wet, tired and hungry---we think of you and your sufferings.
We envision in our minds the trials each of you went through in your missionary experiences (like trying to keep your shoes clean). It was wonderful being a Mission President, but oh how different it is being a missionary on the front lines, experiencing the rewards of success and the trials of failure. Yes, now we can really appreciate all that you did for the people of Costa Rica. Thank you for the service you gave to the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves you for what you did. He will be even more proud of you as you continue to serve him and develop into powerful leaders.
I recall that on many occasions, during my interviews with you, I sensed the love you had for the people you were teaching. As you came into the interview room, I notice how sad you were. You sat down, and with shoulders slumped you just stared at me. I asked; “Did you lose one?” You just stared at me and as tears began to build up in your eyes, you would say, “Why, president, why did they not want to continue listening to the message?—I lost them.” The tears began to flow. I just sat there, waiting for your emotions to subside, and then I said; “Oh , your devastation says it all—you loved them the way the Lord loves you.” That was what Elder Jeffery R. Holland was trying to teach each of us - that we must feel devastated when we lose an investigator. For when we lose an investigator, we lose generations of individuals.

Let me share a happy experience with you. I recall the first time we visited Ana and Juan. They had been less-active for years. The Branch President had taken us there on a Monday night and he was in a hurry to get home to his family for FHE. After the introduction, the Branch President departed. We visited the family sitting outside under their big avocado tree. Juan had been working on his car and was barefooted, wearing torn pants and a dirty tee-shirt. His wife. Ana, was a simple woman dressed nicely, however had been sick for quite some time. As sister Acosta carried the conversation with Ana, I turned my attention to Juan. Thinking about his sick wife, I asked him if he had the Melchesidec Priesthood. He said yes. So I proceeded to do an extensive worthiness interview with him. In lowered voices we discussed his wife’s medical necessities. I felt satisfied that Juan, although not active, had not done anything to have jeopardized his priesthood authority. Therefore, as we discussed the principle of faith, I asked if he would like to administer to his wife. He looked at me in disbelief and said, yes he would. He asked that I give the blessing and that he anoint. Thus, it was done, catching Ana by surprise. At the end of the blessing, I noticed him wiping his eyes in the darkness of the night. As we departed, Sister Acosta could envision Juan and Ana hugging each other in the darkness of the night as they found the spirit of the gospel once again. They are now active and she is feeling much better. Their smiles tell it all, when we see them in church.

On a lighter side, I recalled one hot sunny day. Sister Acosta and I had rushed out of our little apartment to do God’s work without our water bottles. It was in the morning and we felt that we could handle a few hours on the street. A short time later, walking the incline of a narrow rocky street, I noticed, the redness of her face, her faltering steps, and completely drenched in sweat. I said to her—“Sister Acosta you are suffering from sun stroke. Lets get home quickly. As we arrived, she stuck her head under the cold water faucet and said she could almost hear her head sizzle. We both agreed that we would never do that again, tracting in such hot conditions without water bottles is not a smart thing to do.

Another time, as we walked in the dark night, we noticed that the cars with the headlights were coming to close to us, so we moved over towards the edge of the shoulder of the road on the lose gravel. We always hold hands when we walk together. Then all of a sudden just as sister Acosta was by my side, she was gone in a flash. She had slipped from my hand and had fallen into a ditch about 18 -22 inches deep. I caught her and tried to hold her tight. I pulled to keep her from falling all the way down. She yelled, “my shoe, my shoe is in the ditch.” Fortunately, she did not break any bones or hurt herself too seriously, just some soreness---then we laughed.

Sister Acosta and I have been called to labor as “Leadership & Reactivation” couple. When we arrived, there was one other senior missionary couple, however they departed three months later. They have not been replaced. So now we cover the whole country of Belize. Belize is a small country that is about 80 miles wide from east to west, and about 120 miles north to south. However the roads are narrow and not so good. We do not have a car, so we use the public transportation. The country population is about 380,000 total. We live in the west bordering Guatemala. We live among the Mayan ruins. When we provide leadership workshops in the east or the north, we spend up to a total of to 9-10 hours on the bus going up and back; and let me tell you, for one who has a flat or no “bum” at all, that is painful! We leave at 6:30 am and return home at 8:30pm. But for the Lord, that is nothing. Sound familiar? The blessings are endless.

We testify to you, that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true; “He aqui, soy discipulo de Jesuscristo, el Hijo de Dios. He sido llamado por El, para declarar su palabra entre los de su pueblo, a fin de que alcansen la vida eternal.” (3 Nephi 5: 13)

We love you. Each experience we have, reminds us of each of you. Remember, who you are. You are God’s warriors, and Jesus Christ’s disciples. We look forward when we can see you at our missionary reunion in April of 2010. So save your pennies, so you can be there------Oh, and don’t forget to bring your wives and children. Girlfriends are welcomed also. J

Con todo nuestro amor, President & Sister Acosta
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