How would you tell other young ones to prepare for the need-greater work?
These points helped me a lot during the moving process. I think these can help families, couples, and especially young ones, like me, to get ready to move where the need is great...
-Prayer. Probably the most important and most effective thing you can do. Talking to Jehovah about it- your worries, excitements, doubts- will definitely help. And if you ask for his help to keep you happy about it, he certainly will.
-Talk to your parents. Always telling your parents your thoughts about moving, helps them to help you. If they don't know you are scared of leaving or that you don't want to go, they won't be able to help you.
-Read about other experiences. Learning about other people your age who have done what you are going to do, like in the Watchtower, Awake! and even in JW Broadcasting, and reading about their great experiences, can help you get more excited about leaving.
-Look to your friends for encouragement. Talking to some close friends, WHO SUPPORT YOU about it, especially if you are more against moving, helps a lot. They can help encourage you to move where the need is great, even if they've never done it themselves. Talking about it to my friends helped me a lot. Even when we were sad about it, my friends always managed to keep positive, and so that helped me stay positive too.
-Keep an open mind. Try to be open to new things, to learn a new language, try new foods, meet new brothers etc. KEEP AN OPEN MIND!
-Get yourself excited (for real). Maybe read about the place you are going to. Think about the things you are excited about. Think about the good things of the place you are moving to.
-Talking to people who have also served where the need is great. This can help a lot. They can give you advice on what to do and what not to. They can tell you more or less how it'll feel and what might happen. One of my closest friends moved to Nashville a few years ago, he told me, "It's going to be very, very hard, and pretty weird for the first few weeks. But after you meet the brothers and get to know the place, I promise your gonna like it." He was right. The first few weeks were very hard, but after a while, I got more used to living here. I'm glad I talked to him, and to many other brothers because they helped me keep an open mind.
-Stay positive. Negative thoughts make things worse, so try to think about the good things about your situation. Thinking about the good things will help you keep an open, happy mind.
And just do it. DO IT! JUST DO IT! Jehovah is going to take care of you no matter what. Even if you don't like it, even if it's THE worst experience of your life, it will also be the best experience of your life. You will not regret it. If you decide "Hey it's not my thing", and go back home, you WILL be happy you did it and Jehovah will be happy too.