SWAT REPORT # 46    1-27-06

WHY NOT MAKE IT AN EVEN DOZEN

          Praying for a baker’s dozen and beyond

Photo # 4601 shows Anghil, the twelfth man in our church to become an unashamed street preacher.  He is a gypsy from Racos village and was saved under our ministry there.  He and his family travel 2 hours one way by train to attend our church and often to come to our street meetings.  You must be here to realize the courage it takes for a gypsy man to come to Brasov and preach on the street.  They are not well thought of in this city.  Please pray that we can find an appropriate building in Racos village in which to start a church there for both the Romanians and the Hungarians. 

Photo # 4602 shows the church van filled to near capacity with those eager to minister for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This was a quick shot as I drove with one hand and took the photo with the other…the camera does not fully depict the whole scene.  Although it has been extremely cold for the past few days we had one of our best attendances in the open air at Racos village this past Saturday with nearly 100 people standing in the cold to hear the stories about the Lord from the Bible. 

A TRIP TO GERMANY AND BACK

Recently I was invited to teach publick ministry at Conquest Europe, a missions convention for all European missionaries.   Many thanks are to be extended to missionary Mark Bachman for extending this invitation.  I was thrilled for the opportunity and especially when it also involved the preaching and ministry of Dr. Bob Gray.  I entered the ministry under his leadership, he ordained me, and has been a close friend and counselor for nearly 40 years.   Istvan and I made the trip safely and was able to minister also with some other friends while in Germany…those being Rudiger Hemmer, Troy Green and Tom Castellaw.   Istvan and I preached in a suburb of Budapest, Hungary as well as on the square in Nurnburg, Germany.  It was Istvan’s first trip beyond Hungary and he had a great time.  Photo # 4603 shows myself, Dr. Gray and Istvan at the conference. 

OUR THANKS TO MATTHEW MORRIS AND BIBLE BAPTIST OF DELAND

It has made things smoother with Bro. Logan being gone these past weeks to have Matthew Morris helping to fill the gap.   Matt is a recent graduate of Deland School of the Bible and our thanks extends to him as well as Pastor James Knox and the good people of Bible Baptist in Deland for the loan of such a capable minister in the absence of our pastor.  Matt left this morning from Bucharest. 

SECOND COMING OF BRENT LOGAN

As I write this I am sitting in a motel room in Bucharest awaiting the arrival of my partner Brent Logan who has been in the states for about 7 weeks.  It will be great to have him and his family back in the groove and it will be full steam ahead for our ministry as we hope for spring to arrive sooooooooon…It is zero degrees Fahrenheit at present.

Holding the front lines on the eastern front
Gerald Sutek
And the SWAT TEAM for Christ

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