It isn’t necessary to be far from home to experience joy in service to Jehovah. His work, after all, is on every part of the earth. We are all privileged to take part in it wherever we are. Still, their is a certain joy that comes from making sacrifices for the kingdom, leaving what you’re comfortable with and who you love, to share more in Jehovah’s work. By giving Jehovah the opportunity to care for you, your faith and happiness will really be solidified. I’m grateful to have experienced it for even this brief time. 2 Corinthians 8:12 says: “For if the readiness is there first, it is especially acceptable according to what a person has…”. Jehovah knows when we are ready, and what we have. What I happened to have was the circumstances to do this. I had to accept his direction to do it. The sacrifice? By all standards I am a family oriented person. After long days, that’s who I longed to be with. Its only now, though, that I can say I have truly seen the words at Matthew 19:29 come true in my life: ” And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times as much”.
Jehovah does not fail to care for his own, and he rewards those who make sacrifices with a willing spirit.