1. The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.
2. The person or persons deputed or commissioned by another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf; delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a truce. By deputation, or In deputation, by delegated authority; as substitute; through the medium of a deputy. [Obs.]
“…..they are the messengers of the church…..” 2 Corinthians 8:23
Lord willing, Sam and I hope to be permanently in Mexico sometime early next year (2010). The first year or two in Mexico we will be working with already established missionaries, helping with their church plant and children’s home. Our goals for the first year are to learn Spanish, learn the culture, gain wisdom in church planting on a foreign field and relieve the Benedicts at the children’s home some.
We would love to turn the truck south and head to Mexico today, but before we can go we need to raise some support. We call this deputation. Part of gaining support is to visit churches and present our ministry. We have been doing this since mid-March. So far all the churches have been fairly close. We can go and come back in one weekend.
Yesterday (07.16.09) we began to venture out further. We left about 4:30 pm and made good time all the way to OKC. After dinner we headed towards Amarillo, TX and stopped about 2:00 am at a really cool rest stop. The kids were excited to wake up in TX. We had breakfast and were back on the road….