Free resources about the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: Costa Rica LDS Missions.
Interesting facts about San Jose
- A popular breakfast dish is Gallo Pinto- beans and rice.
- San Jose is the largest city in Costa Rica and the capital.
- The Metropolitan area accounts for one third of the nation’s population.
- The city is named in honor of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
- The city’s demographics are largely European.
- Coffee is a major industry in San Jose.
San Jose West Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission. We try our best to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to double check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
Apartado Postal 859-1000
Mission President: President German Laboriel Guitty
San Jose West Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the San Jose West Mission:
Videos with San Jose West RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..
San Jose West Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, blog URL and when their mission blog was last updated.
|Elder Noah Toney||eldernoahtoney.blogspot.com||2016|
|Sister Jessica Bass||jessicaebass.blogspot.com||2016|
|Sister Rachel Douglas||hermanaracheldouglas.blogspot.com||2016|
|Elder Joshua Stott||elderjoshuastott.blogspot.com||2016|
|Elder Brady Black||elderbradyblack.blogspot.com||2016|
|Sister Erika Hubler||hermanahubler.blogspot.com||2015|
|Sister Brooke Gibson||hermanagibson.blogspot.com||2015|
|Sister Helen Romero||hermanaromeromission.blogspot.com||2015|
San Jose West Mission Groups
Here are Costa Rica San Jose West Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni who served in the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission. Coming soon..
San Jose West Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Costa Rica San Jose West Mission!
Shirt designs include Costa Rica San Jose West Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL. The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.
*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Costa Rica San Jose West missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
San Jose West Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Costa Rica San Jose West LDS Mission.
- 2015-2018, German Laboriel Guitty
Costa Rica LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 44,627
- Missions: 1
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 74
Helpful Articles about Costa Rica
San Jose West Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Costa Rica San Jose West RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- August 2015-December 2016 (Jessica)
What areas did you serve in?
- Esparza in Punterenas, Pavas, Escazu, San Jose Don Bosco, Ojo de Agua in Alajuela. (Jessica)
What were some favorite foods?
- Avena Mosh (Water or milk drink mixed w/ rolled oats & some sugar….so yummy!) Costa Rica also has THE best and THE biggest soups filled w/ different types of vegetables, some that we don’t even have or see in the USA. Platinos or plantains are a must in Costa Rica…its like how the potato is to America, the platino is to costa rica. Any way you eat it, its delicious! Gallo Pinto w/ Salsa Lizano, nothing screams Costa Rica more than this dish. (Jessica)
What was a funny experience?
What was a crazy experience?
What was a spiritual experience?
What are some interesting facts about the San Jose West Mission?
- The west mission has the temple in its area unlike the east side. Every time a new missionary comes in they will go to the temple to do a session with all the other new missionaries along with the Mission President and his wife and those missionaries who will be training during that transfer. (Jessica)
What was the weather like?
- Amazingly beautiful and wet. So so so tropical yet so so so humid during some seasons and areas. It is honestly the garden of Eden on earth. The sights are breathtaking and the wind is lifesaver. (Jessica)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
Any packing/clothing advice?
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- I met some of my bestest friends on the mission. My mission president was also one of the main reasons I believe I was called to serve in the Costa Rica West Mission. He taught me discipline, blessing of exact obedience, diligence, better understanding and practice of faith and trust in the Lord and in Jesus Christs Atonement. I also have been blessed to use Spanish after my mission in ways that have continued to bless not only my life but the lives of others. Thanks to companionship inventory I know how to more effectively communicate my feelings and wants and be humble enough to receive correction which has been a huge blessing in my marriage. The blessings are endless honestly I can’t testify enough of how incredibly better my life is from serving a mission. I cant imagine where I’d be or what I’d be doing in life if I didn’t serve a mission. A mission is honestly the school/education for life. It put things into perspective, made me realize my blessings on a deeper level and allowed me to love & connect with people that we crossed paths with on the street. I have a more service-minded attitude. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about or apply something I learned from my mission. (Jessica)
What are some skills you gained?
- The ability to better communicate with people. Not just in express what I wanted to express clearly but to better understand an individual, how they must feel and how our Heavenly Father feels for them. The ability to walk and walk and walk for forever and have sweat running down my face/back due to the humidity & not be bothered…which was a fun adjustment coming from the Arizona dry heat. (Jessica)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- It is okay to trust in the Lord completely. It requires a lot of faith to decide to serve a mission and then to go out and actually serve. If you give all you have to the Lord, He will make more of you than you ever could. He knows who is ready and willing to receive the gospel so its silly yet so easy to try to do the work on your own by your own ways. Trust Him and watch the miracles and blessings unfold right before your eyes. (Jessica)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to San Jose West?
- Enjoy it! Take pictures and VIDEOS of everything. Give yourself to the Lord and be humble. He can only help those who are willing to be taught and just like with the investigators, you also have to be one of those people whose willing to learn. (Jessica)
What was a funny language mistake?
- One time in a practice in the Mission Training Center, we were teaching about the word of wisdom and I was trying to promise our investigator that he would ” have dominion over his body, thoughts and actions” but instead I promised that he would have demons…haha our investigator/teacher tried so hard not to break out of character and we couldn’t help laugh about it afterwards. (Jessica)