None of what they've done is wasted. God blesses them for it all in the end.
amen! amen! NOTHING IS WASTED IN GOD'S ECONOMY! all your hard work, what you have sown to put jesus first, how you have invested to obey him in your life, the choices you made for him, the comfort you gave up for your conviction, that beating you took from your own thoughts, that time you spent for him and with him, NOTHING IS WASTED! the lord blesses, the lord rewards, and he has seen every bit of it. when you were at the end of your rope but you kept going, he saw that. when you made that call to follow him no matter what, he KNEW that and HE WILL BLESS YOU FOR IT ALL IN THE END! so keep going! keep hoping! keep doing what you're doing!