My testimony is thus: Heavenly Father knows what He's doing.
Broad and obvious? Yes. Permit me to elaborate.
In a more general sense, I feel I was prepared for what the work would be like - few interested folks, and fruitless tracting - because that's what my experience was when I went out with the Sister Missionaries in Anaheim. Knowing what to expect made the rejection much easier to swallow. And don't even get me started on my experience as a counselor at Especially For Youth - I'd be twelve times more nervous about teaching if I'd never had that blessed opportunity.
"For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope; for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?