Monday, January 15, 2018

Hey my fam and friends.

Well it was another good one out here in paradise. The weather was tricking me for a little there, it started to get cold and I actually had to wear a wind breaker a couple times but we are back to the 70 degrees and short sleeve shirts so it's all good. This week was a good one and I know God has his hand in everything we do. Thank you all for the prayers for Tony and please continue to especially pray for him and the Bermuda branch.

This week tony was able to make it to church again and he's seems way solid on not missing a Sunday! He wasn't able to meet with us on our set days because he slipped back into some of his problems but we met Friday and he is getting to that point where it's time. The best thing of the week was last night Tony called and recommended Elder Holland's last conference talk to us called, "Be he therefore perfect eventually".  It's just so cool to see him now starting to act and his desire is changing him and yesterday was that turning point.  I know he is sincere and that he's gonna get there so keep the prayers coming!

We had magazone conf this week and it was shorter this time....only like 6 hours haha so that's good.  We were also able to help the Mello-canns to continue progress with getting in there house. We've been trying to find some of our other people and working a lot with less actives.

Anyway happy birthday to my main man bishop (2nd pops) Taysom! Can't express the thanks for everything you do for me....hope it was a great one. I love you all a ton and I hope life is going good, I promise you if you pray always and study daily and seek God's will in your life, it will bring more happiness than you can imagine.  Lastly go jags anybody but the pats.  The Seahawks knew I was on the mission so they're taking a break so I don't miss anything.  Anyway have a great week.... send me some emails as I'd love to hear from you all!

Elder Imlay

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hey All

Well another week down and it seems to fly but also feels like it's frozen! This week was great and I can't even begin to express my thankfulness for this opportunity to serve here in Bermuda. This place has changed me big time....the people I've met and the experiences I've had I wouldn't trade for nothing. Always giving thanks to the big man our Heavenly Father for guiding me through life.

Well I talked to you on Wednesday so not a ton has happened but the few days were great. Thursday we got to teach a lesson in institute and we got a call from our guy Tony.  He said he needed to be around us  right now so he comes to institute and we have a good talk afterwards.  Tony is just a champ and he really has the desire now in his life to make some changes. He said 2018 is the year he is finally getting baptized. I'm stoked for him.  He came to church again!  On Saturday he called us and came and picked us up and took us to where we needed to go and it was pretty sweet! Keep him in your prayers as he is fighting to overcome some things!

We also got some time to work on the Mello-canns house and it's finally looking livable. We got lights in and the electrical is working. It's been neat to see the progress since ive been here and soon they will be moving in!  Lastly we got to play some more bball on Saturday and that was way cool!

I don't have much more but I'll send a couple pics.  I just love you all so much and I have the strongest testimony that the purpose for life is truly explained through this gospel.  Our Branch President was giving a talk on how there are no coincidences, God is in everything we do and there is a reason why things happen. I know there's a plan and I love it. Even when life is a grind just find happiness! Love you all and happy 22 to my boy cam tomorrow (better listen to that t-swift).

Elder Koby Imlay

Monday, December 18, 2017

Hey everyone,

I can't believe we are a week out from Christmas and I can't believe all that has happened! it's crazy to stop and think of where I am at and about back home and it's all so crazy. Congrats to all those that got married back home! I miss you all a ton but the mission is most definitely where I need to be.  I'm not saying it doesn't really suck at times but the church is true and I love it and you all!

This week was packed full of stuff.  To to start with, we had semifinals and finals back to back on Wednesday and Thursday.  Semis went great. We upset that 2 seed and I dropped 30, but the next day in the finals our team choked and so did I lol. VH played great but our comeback wasn't enough and we lost. The good thing is we got recognition and people all over are talking to us.  Best of all Demitri is now willing to go to lunch and meet with us and hopefully we can get him back to church.

Thursday we had taco night with the squad which is the best.  On Friday we did this long service project and Christmas caroled with the youth and some of the branch and that was so fun!  Then Saturday we had district splits and I was with Jim-dad Ballard the whole day. He's awesome and I love the guy!

We were able to get back in touch with Paul and teach him and he came to church this week so that was sweet. He really wants to get baptized and is sincere.  He's just trying to get on his feet right now and is going to rehab so really pray for Paul and hopefully eventually it will be his time. John Henery still gone and Tymon is still swerving us...tonight may be out our last chance.  Milly read some of the Book of Mormon so hopefully when we meet with her again we can answer some questions.

Anyway next week I probs won't email a ton and no weekly. but I'm pumped as to talk to my family.  I love you guys so much I can't even words can describe my thanks for my mom my dad and my brothers and all my friends and family.

- Elder Imlay.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hey guys!

What's up out there in Utah? or wherever you are?  Everything is going good here!  This week flew by and i really can't believe that it's December and almost Christmas. I hope you all have a great season and are looking for ways to help others because that's what its all about.  It's so hard to feel like it's Christmas here cause it's still like 70 degrees haha.  Actually this week at night it actually felt a little colder and we could wear a long sleeve shirt if we wanted.

This transfer has been crazy and we haven't been able do as much as we would like, but hopefully this next transfer we can get out and get with some more people!  We had our meetings Tuesday and then Friday we had our megazone conference which is very long when your in Bermuda watching from an iPad for 7 hours lol.

Saturday we worked hard trying to get the Mello-canns into there house.   Later that night we had our branch Christmas party and that was way fun so it was a quick good weekend. Sunday we both had to speak in church and it went really well!  We had it timed perfectly and both spoke about 17 mins so it worked out great!  Anyway I spoke about letting your testimony physically become apart of who you are so I challenge you all to really believe and become what you believe.

We still haven't seen Tymon so keep him in your prayers. We are trying to work with this girl named Milly and she is really cool and asked some good questions when we  went there this week. Mike also said he wants us to start teaching his mom so I'm pretty pumped for that. Mike is the coolest RC (recent convert) I've ever seen and it's crazy to see him grasp the gospel like he has.

Hope everything is gucci back home and I miss and love you all a lot.

Elder Koby Imlay

Monday, December 4, 2017

What's up guys,

Got that clever title for my subject cause I can't believe it's already December and it's still in the 70's.  I'm loving missing winter hahaha! One year ago the fam was at a jazz game and getting all my mission stuff ready to go. I'll post a pic of the game 1 year ago. Then two years ago the squad at the BYU/Utah game...I'll post a pic of that too!

Anyway it was a good week out here.  We had a dope basketball game.  Won that first round of playoffs dropped 30. This week is the last week so I'll let you know how that goes. It's super fun to see all these people around Bermuda who know exactly who we are because of basketball and they will talk to us.

President came this weekend as well so it was way cool to have him here. On Friday there was this Christmas walkabout thing going on and we all went to that and shared our Light the World video.  It was awesome.  We saw so many people we know and it felt like I was just at home.  If you all aren't doing the Light the World challenge you should check it because there are some neat messages on there.

We talked with Tymon, our investigator, this week but he just keeps swerving us so we werent able to meet with him, but we are still trying our best.  We met with John Henry Darrel and he is a champ. He said he wanted to be baptized, but he is leaving on a trip for a month and won't be back til Jan 4th.  When he gets back we are gonna work really hard with him to get him there and hopefully before I leave! We also had some good visits with the members and less actives. I love the people here so much and one day I'll bring my fam back!

Sunday we taught a lesson in priesthood and we got asked to speak again in church next Sunday. They ask me so much that all the members are like you are setting the record for most a Bermuda missionary has spoke here....hahal!  It's probably cause I need the practice.   The lesson we taught was on Christ and seeking him.  The most important thing we can do is have a testimony of him and always do what we do for him. Love Christ and what he did and everything else will fall into place.

I love you all.  We about to hit the green hills of Bermuda and go golfnig🤘🤘💰💰💰💵💵 so that should be fun.  Hopefully my game isn't as bad as Cams or Pops lol.  Go Seahawks!  This Christmas time lose yourself in serving others and show love always. Thanks you for everything you all do for me.

Elder Imlay

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