Makes me think of another WT account
(I used to like reading them, they'd really make you scratch your head at times :)
This brother was doing "the work" covertly in Europe during WWII
He was rather successful in this
He would report to a Branch and on one occasion the Branch told him to
preach out in the open
He said to himself (maybe to them) that this is NOT a good idea but
He too was obedient "to Jehovah"
He was immediately arrested and thrown into prison for years,
So the message here is what?
I guess: Be obedient to Jehovah and you will be blessed?
Really strengthened my faith (sarcasm)