Monday, November 20, 2017

What's up everyone,

Good week out here, crazy, so much happened! Last Monday was super sick.  We had our last p day before Harris and Maldonado left the fam....hahaha. It was way fun and I'll send some pictures! Tuesday they left super early and it was pretty sad, no joke hahaha, Elder Harris shed a few tears I think.  It's like a family out here and I can't believe how long I've been here!

Tuesday night my boy Elder VH got here and it's been so sick having him here, picking up right where me and Harris left off. It's been a good week with him and the 2 transfers are gonna be super good. The new sister's name is sister Romney!

Anyway the work has been good. We have been working with some less actives. We do family home evening with a few families and we are hoping others can come and we can strengten our branch cuz it really needs it. One of the less actives we work with, Re'chai, came to church! I love to see these people change and come back. Y'all should try and reach out to someone in your ward or someone you know that hasn't been there in a while and just be their friend.

Our investigators are still cool, they just don't come to church....even if they say there gonna lol. Just keep praying that they can keep here commitments and really get their answer.  Especially pray for my man Tymon and also John Henery Darrel.  We have a lesson with Tymon so hopefully that goes well.

Anyway I'm gonna send a few pics, it's been a dope week! Just love you all a ton. Fine9 for life I miss you guys every week. Keep grinding and no matter what happens just #findjoyinthejourney. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. I'm in fricking Great Britain so it ain't a holiday, but we will make the best out of it and it's gonna be sick. Until next week.

Elder Imlay

Monday, November 6, 2017

Aight what's up guys!

It was a good solid week here in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. We are having a great time and trying hard to get those prepared. Sorry I didn't tell y'all about my p day being on Tuesday last week but it was Halloween.  We chilled all day and had a game night with the senior couples and sisters and made Halloween cookies.  It was pretty sweet I'd say!

Well I've been out 10 months that's crazy. Shout out to Konley getting married next month.  I can't believe it!

Sadly we had a bye in basketball this week so no game but in 2 days we be ballin.  We had some good lessons this week, especially with our man Tymon.  We taught the plan of salvation and the purpose of life and he's really seeking for his answers.  It's pretty sweet!  Missionary work is all about being real with people and loving and showing them what it does for you and what it can do for them. It's not just about knocking doors or teaching every single point of a deep topic. Everyone can like actually change people so just go out and be yourselves and be real with people.  Share your testimony! It's changing my life as I do that.

We had some dope dinners and lunches with the members cause Elder Harris has only 1 more week so that was sick about this week. I can't believe he is leaving.  It was quick and I'm gonna miss that guy.  But I can't even tell you how hyped I am to get my boy Van Haren out here. Its going to be awesome!!

Continue to pray for Paul and Tymon especially.  Paul has kinda been swerving us.  I just wanna let you know that this gospel is way more than just following rules and going to's a life changing way of finding happiness and truly the reason we are here. I love you all so much. Cam is just studdin, kaler ballin out senior year, dad biking and just the champ, and then super mom doing the greatest things ever...Love you guys.  Shout out to the 9 keep grinding.  Talk to you all next week!


- Elder Imlay

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

What's up guys!

Happy Halloween!! Coming to you all on Tuesday because Elder Sitati came from the 70's came to our mission and spoke yesterday.  It was such a long conference and the man spoke for 2 hours straight. It was way good but listening on FaceTime thru an iPad is not the greatest hahaha. None the less it was lit to chill with the squad at the Pohfals house.

The week went super good. We taught some good lessons and we were able to take our brother Gardner.  He's an RM from Utah  and is here working for a few years with his wife. He's 26 and the most solid guy ever.  We saw our investigator Tymon and his brother Tristian and they are really dope!   They read the Book of Mormon and now we got brother Gardner to come in "like KD and clutch the game winner"! I'm excited for them!  We are gonna go watch Tymon's soccer game this week!

We also met with Paul who was taught a lot in the past and during the lesson we got him on for a baptismal date.  He was a little down before and after the man was so happy. I love to see people just change and become happy. I just love helping people I don't even care if they get baptized (thought I'd prefer that), but just helping is the greatest.

Also I started my business, KobyPainting Inc...haha!  We painted Friday and Saturday for a combined 8 hours....I've painted so much on my mission. but it was good and I love doing work like that!

Wednesday was game day and dang it was crazy! We played a really good team, it was back and forth all game. It finally ended in 2OT!  We got to talk with a few guys about our church and it was sweet.  Also we have a recent convert on our team and he loves us and we are gonna get him back to church.   I started the game a little slow only had 8 points in the first half but in the 2nd half and OT, I put in 30 more so I finished with 38 and we won 110-103. Lots of people were watching and it was so cool to have people ask us who we were afterwards. They thinks it's crazy we won't play on Sundays as that's the other game day.  I feel really strong this is gonna get someone to come to the gospel!

Anyway I love you all and all the boys. #findjoyinthejourney. I know this church is true and the mission is changing my life.  Thank you all for getting me here.  Keep strong everyday and read the BoM,,,it will 100% change your life. Til next week.

-Elder Imlay


Monday, October 23, 2017

What's up guys

Dang this week was awesome! Heavenly Father definitely answers our prayers and we saw some good stuff happen this week! On Monday we taught this guy named Tymon and he's like 25. We just talked for while and he taught us about cricket and then we taught him he was way interested and had some great questions! It's awesome to have a dude like him who's not crazy! We are going back tonight!

We were able to find 5 new investigators and 2 of our people came to church! It was awesome! Mike is this super cool dude who's girl friend is a member. She lives in Utah and she came to visit.  We got to teach him and he came to church and he so cool and he loves us and the church. I'm very excited for him! 

Sunday was crazy tho! I gave a talk in church about prophets and I used basketball analogy to explain it! I had to speak like for almost 20 minutes but it was great! Then we had to teach the youth a lesson and I just want to say I'm sorry to all my teachers when I was younger cause I was know I was a punk and I feel you pain after teaching that lesson yesterday hahaha!  Then in Elders Quorum me and Richard tag team taught the lesson on a conference talk and it went well! Crazy day with alot to do.

On Friday we got to go on splits with the youth and do some knocking. I went with this champ A.J  Smith (already better missionary than me and he's 13). We had some fun and we got to teach his teacher.  We are gonna go back this week! That was neat.

Nothing to crazy just a good missionary week.  I know the NBA started back home.  I saw Hayward got messed up prayers to him, shouldn't have left the jazz. Go Seahawks.

Anyway have a great week I love you all. Have a good Halloween. Shoot me some emails I love hearing from you. Love you all.

Elder yungkob Imlay

sorry not many pics

Monday, October 16, 2017

What's up y'all

It's been a great week this week!  Last week we went on a tour with Sisters Maldonado and Ririe and that's why I didn't write a long email.  It was a cool tour and I'll put a pic of us and the tour dude. We had a lot of meetings early in the week, but I forgot to mention last week that Elder Creager is my new zone leader right now so that's pretty neat.  We FaceTime once a week and usually more so that's sick.

On the super dope side of things, we met a guy at the grocery store a few weeks ago and he had a basketball shirt on so asked him where they play ball? He said they have a league and he said he'd get us in so we be been talking to him and we got drafted onto his team and we played a game on Wednesday. We were just expecting like a small little throw together pick up game thing but this thing was legit dude. We got like full Jersey all for free and like there's refs and we found out after that they were like filming some and they talk about it for like a min or 2 on some ghetto Bermuda news channel. Richard was watching and I guess the news said warriors(our team) lost by 4 but Elder Koby Imlay was the games high scorer with 26 points hahahahah! it was sick got my name in the news and great to ball up again.  I was only white dude out there but we got some buckets. It's way cool to because it's getting us a lot of recognition and we are gonna teach like anyone on our team and other teams that want too. Also there's a recent convert on our team so I feel like it's gonna be a huge help to the slow work!  We are encouraged to use our talents to find people so that is what I am doing. 

The rest of the week was great and we have this investigator named Tymon who we are teaching tonight who I'm pumped for.  We found him through his brother who was a former and he's just a way sincere guy.  We also had some great lessons with some of the less actives  and we are really focusing on them. I'd encourage everyone to watch President Nelson's talk again.....we've been using that a ton with the work.

Every Saturday we are still construction workers at the Mello-canns and its way fun. I'm a master with the jack-hammer now.  Sunday was awesome.  Mike Johnson our recent convert gave a great talk and he's literally just such a stud. Coolest most sincere guy I've ever met and the gospel completely changed this guys him.

Well today we got interviews and chillin with the squad. I love Bermuda and the people here. I really just love people and making all of these awesome relationships and connections and meeting new's just a once in a lifetime thing. The mission and life is hard, but we can find joy in any journey and everyday that's what we are trying to do! Shout out to the fine 9 I can't tell you how many times I've talked about you guys on the mission.  I love my fam so much same to you! 

Elder Koby Imlay

Go hawks

Monday, October 9, 2017

What's up guys,

It was a good week! Congrats to Willy on hitting that year mark, lucky duck you ballin out in the 6. Amen to Blake's last weekly email.....I almost copied and pasted it and put it as mine. Also congrats to Fez on getting engaged (I think that happened not a 100 percent sure)!

This week we had a lot of meetings and we have to Skype into them and we are so far away. I'll send a video how those usually go cause we can barely hear. We had some great lessons with 2 recent converts, Mike and John Martin. Mike has only been baptized for like 5 months and he's like in training to be branch President hahaha. The best was our lesson with the Martin family and preparing then to go to NY to the temple to be sealed.  It was was awesome!

I don t have a lot of time as we are going on the town tour with the sisters in a little so that will be cool. Anyway I'm doing great and learning a lot. Thanks for all you do!  Read all the squads emails and that's from me also!

Love you guys.

- Elder Koby Imlay

Monday, October 2, 2017

Hey everyone!

What a lit week. Starting off Happy Birthday to my boys skeet and g-joy....20 years old that's crazy!  Anyway it was a solid week out here in Bermuda! It's crazy that it's already October.  I've already been out 9 months and it's transfers tomorrow. Nothing will be changing in Bermuda but that was such a quick 6 weeks! In 6 weeks Elder VH will be herr....that's how they talk in Bermuda by the way hahaha!

Anyway last p-day we went to this under water exploration museum! Sorry I didn't get any pics my b. We had a good week and our power is all fixed so we are back in our apartment! Something awesome this week is a guy from South Africa moved to Bermuda for work. He is a young guy and super awesome.  His name is Twanda Chidzawu and he is gonna be a blessing here, solid member and he is an RM. Also he is from Petersmeritsberg....idk if pops ever served there but that is in the same stake as Molweni where my boy P-town is serving! Pretty neat.

We have been trying hard to meet with our people but it has been really hard and very frustrating. Please continue to pray for the whole Bermuda branch and our investigators. I was happy when conference rolled around....our investigator Mike said he was coming 10 mins before it started and then never showed up.. but conference was pretty freaking awesome id say. It is awesome how in tune those men are with the spirit. Today's world is crazy and so many spoke about service and how we need to look outside ourselves and just love and help others. Also so many mentioned the Family Proclamation and how in the world today our families are being attacked and keeping strong is so important. I know what they said this weekend is true and everyday us as members need to get stronger. I encourage you to re-read and re-watch conference and strive to overcome the World. Prayers out to our Prophet and Elder Hales' family.

Well I'm gonna send a lot of pictures. I'm weak in writing sorry I'd love to say more cause I could go on forever, but if there is one thing you take from this email, it's that Im doing great and I know life is a fight sometimes but I promise everyone that this gospel is the only way. Keep going every single day and lose yourself in helping others! Love you all!

-Elder Koby Imlay

1-2: sick beach
3: tried to fishtail Rachel's hair.
4: Bermuda
5: during the song at conference
6: beach
7: squad
8: anotha one
9: bus
10: priesthood session #ganggang
11: just chillin
12: cool