What's up, everyone! I know it's Tuesday but we had to switch P days because of interviews. They went super awesome I love meeting with President. First off next week P day will be Tuesday as well cause elder Putoa is going to the temple! But I can't believe it week 30 and it's August. I've been out like 7 months. Shout out to Rocky for hitting that year mark tomorrow! Also happy birthday to Brayson Hurdsman!
On Tuesday last week we get a call from President Reynolds, the champ, and he says there is a couple missionaries at JFK who missed their flight to Ukraine and they've been there all night. So we went and got them and went to IHOP and let them sleep in our beds and then took them back to the airport later that today. Kinda funny and they are going to Ukraine so RIP boys.
Then on Wednesday I was able to interview Jesse and see if he was ready to be baptized! It was my first interview and it was so cool to see how his testimony has grown and I felt the spirit so strong when he testified to me. He was baptized in Saturday. I love the guy. I was able to give him a white shirt and a tie as a gift.
Our car has been over heating and while me and elder gover were on exchanges (from vegas..love the guy), we had to take he car into the shop and they said after 2 hours of waiting that it wouldn't be done till tomorrow so we then had to walk 5 miles back to the church in far rockaway. Super lit. Hahaha but we bought some lemonade from some kids so it was Gucci. Then some young women tried to hit on us as they drove by and then flipped around and then flipped around again. So funny!!! We finally ended up getting out car back on Saturday so that was good.
This week was great, we found 4 new investigators and the Barrington family is super prepared. We are going to put them on baptismal date this week. We also set a baptismal date for Dean this week so that was awesome and he committed to stop smoking and coffee yesterday he is so willing and so prepared. I'm sad that I won't be here for these baptisms probably but I'm just gonna do all i can to get them as close as possible so I know they happen! We haven't been able to meet with Cathy, but Sandra is still progressing...she will take some time but I know eventually she will come around! Keep praying it helps a lot and thank you so much!
Sunday was 5th Sunday so on Friday branch President was like frick what we gonna do so he calls me and is like we are gonna do missionary Sunday. For all 2 hours after sacrament meeting us missionaries had to teach....for 2 hours hahaha, but we made it so fun and we got so many referals from it. It was awesome. Also had to give a talk in sacrament meeting so that was crazy but it went pretty good I'd say!
Best thing about far rockaway is every morning we go to the courts and play ball all 4 of us elders. It's so lit, I miss playing and ballin with the squad. But we are earning mad street cred out here. Nobody has beat the white boys yet haha!
I really want you all to know that I love you. Cameron I can't thank you enough for the example you are to me. Kaler you've always been there and I love you! Thanks for being amazing brothers. Mom and dad there are no 2 people out there greater than you so thank you. I want everyone to know that this gospel blesses families and that I have a testimony of everything that we teach about. I know the book of Mormon is true and if you read it with a sincere heart it will change your life. Put this first before everything, don't stress, rely on Him and everything will be okay
It's ya boy
Elder Imlay 👌
1: funny guy in our ward
2: all the ties
3: Forbes' baby
4: back in the stone age of missionary work😂
6: Jesse after his baptism