If you’ve been keeping up with us for any length of time, you know that we got married a little over two months ago. What you may not know is that we’ve struggled to get our pictures done together so that we could have our prayer cards printed and our tabletop display designed.
First, before the wedding, the person who was going to do our photos had a major issue come up at his house that prevented his being able to get together with us. Then, we planned another day, only to be rained out (torrentially, I might add). But, finally, a couple of weeks ago, we were able to all get together and get them done.
So they came in the mail this past week! Now, when we go to churches, our display table presents both of us.
And we’re so excited that the table now matches the couple.
It’s somewhat hard to describe deputation to somebody who’s never done it, but I think I finally figured out what it’s most like. It’s like having thousands of brothers and sisters out there somewhere that you’ve never met. And every week, you go meet several new ones. You never know what they’re going to be like, but you know one thing: You have the same Savior, Jesus Christ, and because of that you’re going to love each other.
That’s deputation. It’s going every single week and getting the thrill of meeting hundreds and thousands of new brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s walking into a church not knowing anybody and leaving feeling like you’ve known these people all your life. It’s making friends that will certainly be a part of your life for years to come.
It’s being a blessing and being blessed.
After her first day of deputation, Leslie said, “I love this. This is awesome!” And it really is.
Sometimes God gives us beautiful sunsets.
Other times we end up at a church out in a country area, bringing us both back to our roots before heading back to the city.
And then occasionally we end up speaking Spanish, which is always fun!
We can honestly say we love what we get to do, and we never knew how much fun it would be. God is so good to allow us to enjoy the journey so much. I pray we enjoy it every step of the way.