SWAT REPORT # 42    12-05-05

SIGHTS AND SMELLS OF MINISTRY ON THE EASTERN FRONT

We are privileged to see, smell, hear, taste, and touch all kinds of things in this ministry that are new and different.  I thought you might want to be included in these experiences…at least from 10,000 miles away.  One plane ticket will put you in the middle of all of this. 

A GOOD RUG IS HARD TO BEAT

Notice photo # SR4201.   No one under 40 years of age in America has ever seen this.  This is the equivalent of a Romanian vacuum cleaner.  I used to do this for my mom when I was a kid but you never see this in America. 

Notice Photo # SR4202.  How long has it been since you’ve seen 35 people including teenagers crowd into a room 10’X12’ and fill the entrance hallway to hear preaching?   Ishtvan is preaching in Hungarian.  I was backed into a corner of the room with my accordion so I could not capture the full affect with my camera.  

Notice Photo # SR4203 and SR4204.  Can you even imagine all 35 of these people struggling to find a place on the floor for both their knees as a request for prayer comes from the preacher?   Again the camera and position are not sufficient to give the full affect. 

Notice Photo # SR 4205.  Have you ever seen a more beautiful Hungarian Christian countenance than the lady on the far left who insisted on all 35 people to gather into her home on a very muddy day? 

Last week I was privileged to do what I like to do best.  Our family traveled to a small city just 30 minutes from Brasov to train a church for publick ministry.  The pastor and church had never experienced publick ministry before and for all we could tell the city of Sfuntu Gheorghe (Saint George) was fresh to it also.  We came in on a Saturday and held their first street meeting in front of a super market.  No police encounter but the security guards had a time of it.  I preached and the Romanian pastor interpreted and several listened.  Robin spoke to the ladies on Saturday night and I taught SS and preached the AM service.  The pastor told us that they had plans to include this ministry as part of their regular schedule.  Praise the Lord.  Pray for this city and the good pastor Marion Stefan.

Well, here are your options of response…you may

Rejoice over this work of God

Pray that it continues

Share it with friends, pastors, church members etc.

Email a response… gsutek@streetpreaching.com

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Ministering through the eastern front winter

Gerald Sutek….and the SWAT TEAM for Christ
2 Tim. 1:8, Amos 5:10

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