Why 2017 is the Worst Year Ever

For the First Post of 2017, I would like to say something. Something that some may take positivlely, whereas others… not so much haha

This is going to be one of my least favorite years on the mission.

Some of you may be asking why I think, or How I could even know the future. For one, I am not a prophet, and nor do I claim to be. I am not a seer, Revelator, or anything of the sort. Yes, I could ask for these gifts, but that is beside the point. The point is, I am not excited for this year. Why? Because this is the year that I go home. ?

I remember I was in the Trainers meeting, and President told us and the Trainees; “Your trainers would love to be where you are. To have 18 months or 2 years more to their missions”. Words can not describe how true this is. How much I would love to restart my mission, right here, right now. If My mission President came to me and asked me “Elder Wilson, Would you like to begin your 2 year mission” I would take it in a heartbeat! Now yes, I understand the need to proceed with the whole School, Marriage, Family, (notice the order 😉 ) but that goes away from the point, I am going to miss this mission. Not just the mission, but the people. The people here are THE BEST PEOPLE in the entire world. Now I understand that you RM’s who have served anywhere other than the Philippines will Disagree, because you too have served for 2 years or 18 months in your perspective missions, loving the people there. So to you, those missions are the best. But I can tell you this, anyone who has served for any length of time in the Philippines, grows to love the people here more than anywhere else. But lets be honest, the Filipino people are the best 🙂

Actually, I take the mission as a bit unfair. 2 years? before it used to be 3 😛 Therefore I suggest we move it back to 3 😛 Jokes, but for real. The mission goes by so fast. Almost like life. Life is something that is so unpredictable, that I think the Vegas Odds would have it ranked as 1 to 1000000000000. We can’t predict it, and it goes so fast. There is a song that I heard before my mission, that truly describes my feelings now, and especially those who have returned from their mission. The Chorus, really does it.

You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These Are Some Good Times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this

I love my mission, and I do not want it to end. By time has a way with things. What I have realized? Don’t take your mission for granted. What God wants you to do is better than what you want to do. Take the time you have been given, because in reality, we are given only a little amount. I love this mission, and more so, I love the fact that I get to serve God and Jesus Christ, 24/7, 730 Days. And you know the best way to serve? by being a servant. Whatever is asked of you, you do. No matter how hard, easy, seemingly difficult, the Lord does qualify those whom he calls. Being a servant means doing what the master asks, not what you want.

On a happier note, we had a zone activity today 🙂 At the mission home! Super fun, in which we got to spend some quality time as a zone, and quality time with our mission president as well .

I hope that everyone had a great New years! Make sure to leave no regrets for the year 2017

With Love,
Elder Wilson


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