I was speaking with a a friend of mine, John Pearson, and in the course of the conversation he gave me this quote.
"Some days your best is not enough; you have to do what it takes"
That has to be one of the most powerful statements I have heard in a long time.
Deputation is a time of establishing relationships. 2John 1:12 "Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full."
You have many forms of written communication that is very effective but nothing ever beats a face to face conversation. So when you set up meetings today, just remember this verse. When you are tired and do not want to go out with the pastor, remember this verse. Come to think of it, if you remember this verse, then the pastor and church may remember you!
Establish relationships. Go beyond your ability, and by God's grace, do what it takes. The end result was that their joy would be full.
Have a great day.