SWAT REPORT # 44    12-26-05

 (Rom 1:10 KJV)  Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. 11. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;


The verses above seemed appropriate for this report seeing that our church longed to see our folk in Racos…that we came unto them …and we imparted unto them gifts…some spiritual and some material. 

What a day we had…we loaded 15 of our folk in the van and journeyed from our church 1hour to Racos village…we always have good fellowship in the van…singing…talking…sometimes preaching out the window to villages as we pass through them.  When we arrived we “Christmased” our brethren there with practical gifts to help them get through the winter as well as toys for the kids.  Then all 28 of us walked several miles through the village singing the songs of Zion…and preaching the gospel…thus imparting to one and all spiritual gifts.  See Photo 4402 and 4403.  Mihai is preaching in photo #4404 on a hill overlooking his close neighborhood…he is preaching to relatives, neighbors and friends he has known all his life.  His family has a three generation history there.  Mihai has been saved only four months…try this out, some of you big, tough, brave Christian men. Six of our street preachers preached throughout the village.  The hearts of the people seemed to be stirred that we would care that much for their village.  The weather did not lend itself to a gathering but folks poked their heads out along the way…See photo SR4405.  The music in this village this time of year is usually the song of the drunkard and his slovenly tongue.   The people have to notice that the Orthodox, Catholic, nor Pentecostal bother to walk in the cold snow to deliver such an expensive gift…they must not value it very high.  The day ended in a snowball fight…see photo SR4406…a Christian snowball fight though.  One of our most conservative ladies, Emese, threw one that knocked my hat off…I warned her of some church discipline the following day. 


Our eleventh street preacher in our church preached for the first time on Friday night in the center of town, his town, to a good crowd of celebrators of the season.  See photo SR4401.  He is a natural at publick ministry and once he got started we had a difficult time stopping him.   Sunday night we had all the street preachers present up on the platform singing “Victory in Jesus”…in both Romanian and English…on the final verse I had all of the males who would one day like to preach on the street come up and join us…Mihai’s older brother Anghil came along with about 4 little future street preachers ranging in age from 10 and down.  Our church has a bright future.

In this last report of the year I would like to thank very much those who support us in both prayer and finance and wish you the best New Year of your life… “Even so come Lord Jesus.”

We had new prayer cards made and two will be in the envelope with every newsletter sent out first week in January.  If you do not receive a snail mail newsletter and want one or two…just call Word For The World mission at 706-866-8826 and ask them to send you as many Sutek’s prayer cards as you can use…our photo was taken at beautiful Sinaia castle an hour south of Brasov. We will take you there if you will come.  We have plenty of cards so spread them around…thanks…if you just want this photo…request and I will send it to you via email.

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Awaiting the end of the war on the eastern front in 2006

Gerald Sutek and the SWAT TEAM for Christ.

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