I have attended just a handful of meetings over the 2 months. I went yesterday, because I had an assignment and I really wanted to see my mate talk about masturbation from the platform, knowing he would be very uncomfortable about it!!!!
Anyway after the meeting I was approached by the COBE. He was looking very concerned, "I hear you have had a number of personal problems recently and was wondering if there is anything we can do to help?"
I told him that yes I am finding it difficukl to make ends meet at the moment and need to work away, and will be missing meetings. I also stated that I would appreciate it if I didn't get assignments for a bit.
I was astounded by his response, but on reflections shouldn't have been surprised.
"If I really am putting Jehovah first in my life, all the necessities will be taken care of." also "The congregation will miss your assignments and you will be creating additional work for the other Elders, some of them are finding it hard too!"
I should have said "Well thanks for your help I found your practical suggestions most enlightening", but I didn't since he agreed not to give me any assignments for October or November. This gives me time to develop clinical depression and a reason for stepping down in December before the new CO's visit in the New year.
My fade is going according to plan!!!!!!!!!