In the message given this day, Our Lady referred to a testing. This testing had to do with a long rain during the middle of the reaping season which caused a great deal of damage to the crops. She said:
Through this message and others like it, Our Lady worked to form the parish in how to accept difficulties and put into practice the lessons She was giving them. As She formed the visionaries, She was now forming the parish to prepare them also to become witnesses of Her messages. This formation would continue through the weekly Thursday messages until Our Lady was ready to take the next step in Her plans, beginning in January 1987.