The deputation road can get tiresome and discouraging sometimes.  It is always such an encouragement to meet people that have stuck with it!  We were recently in a missions conference where a special speaker was added at the last minute.  It was Tommy Tillman, missionary reaching souls in Thailand and Mongolia.  He was joined by his grandson who was also planning to go to the same area and minister.  It is such a blessing to see those that have stuck with the stuff for so many years and see all that God has done in and through them.  It is encouraging to know that God has great plans for us and we need not let discouraging times get us down.  Great things await if we faint not.  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us.  Keep it up!