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SWAT REPORT # 135 12-7-09

Act 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
Act 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Act 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

Last summer my partner, Bro. Logan, and I sat drinking coffee in Thessalonica, Greece and discussed how Paul, a former Jew, went into the synagogues and tried to reason with them to trust Christ. We thought about our mission field and how that the entire population is Greek Orthodox and if we are ever going to make an impact upon Romania for the Lord Jesus Christ we are going to have to reach the Orthodox people. We then recalled, unlike Paul with Judaism, how UN-Orthodox that we both are…that is, both of us have a long history of being Bible believers…there is not one Orthodox fiber in our bodies. This factor, along with our being American would therefore disqualify us from ever being accepted with the Orthodox community. We both began to desire that our men, most of whom have some Orthodox background, be taught and encouraged to grow to the level where they could do what Paul did. We provide both the example as well as the educational tools whereby they may feel confident…as Paul did. We began to aim in that direction… BULL'S-EYE Last week Adrian, one of our Bible institute students (soon to be graduate) was visiting relatives in another city and was passing out tracts when an Orthodox priest came by and accused him of proselyting. Adrian discussed a few things with him, got his email, then the priest invited him to church the next day. Adrian passed out tracts in front of the church until the priest got finished in the "holy place" and had the opportunity to spend 3 hours that afternoon with the priest discussing spiritual matter. Gloriosky…Hallelujer…Amen Amen…This is what we have been aiming at and now we are making a mark.

Several years ago several of our supporters supplied a large 9-passenger diesel van for us. We have used this van to the max. We put 21 gypsies in it on one occasion…we have moved everything you can imagine in it and use it for a church bus every Sunday. Dec. 1 was a national holiday here in Romania and all the young people were off from school and work. They wanted to make a trip to Sibiu, a very nice historical place a couple of hours from Brasov. They took the van, had their day…BUT…all on their own they had their first and very own street meeting. They played the accordion, sang, passed tracts and all the guys in Photo SR135.01 preached the gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord my partner and I are true missionaries…working ourselves out of a job. Please pray for a young (17) girl by the name of Loraina who is on the left in Photo 135.02. She went with this young people's group and went on her first street meeting and loved it. She is saved and came to our church as a result of our Sinpetru meeting two months ago. She comes to church whenever her Orthodox parents allow her. She loves our church very much. The other lady in the photo with her is Mary Moisuc who is married to Cornel. They head up our college and young people's group and were in charge of this Sibiu trip.

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If you can read the sentence above and NOT start singing the tune…you are not very old. This was a popular song from the 50's. I used this to introduce our latest trip to France. In Photo 135.03 you will see the Logans and the Suteks on a street meeting in Paris on one of the most famous streets in the world…the Champs Elyseť. The two families made a get-a-way trip via very cheap airline tickets…and spent our American Thanksgiving holiday in France. We saw some nice things in France but when we visited the American cemetery in Normandy where nearly 10,000 Americans are buried as a result of their effort on D-Day in 1944 we were reminded of "Eternity Where?" There are many missionaries in Europe but we know of none who minister in these huge metropolises and make any attempt to reach these inner-city souls on their way to "Eternity Where?" Photo 134.04 shows the preaching that we did just yards from the Arc de Triomphe where Hitler (full of pride) marched his troops in a pride filled victory march through Paris. Soon, the Lord Jesus Christ will have his victory march through the world and every knee shall bow…but until then these huddled masses need to hear the simple plan of salvation so that they may escape eternity in a graveyard and hell. AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

We have moved house. The Lord gave us a better house for less rent and less utilities in a nicer location. The Lord is the best realtor that I know of. Here is all the current info on us…

Mailing address is the same:
Gerald Sutek
OP1 CPO 18
500500 Brasov

Vonage Phone is the same…call from the states for the price of a call within the states…. Dial 850-390-4003 (We are 7 hours AHEAD of EST.) In case the vonage does not work and you truly need to reach us…you can dial our new home phone…from the states 011-40-374-003-953 but this will cost you an international rate. Be sure and keep this info.

Preaching the gospel around the world
Gerald Sutek and the SWAT TEAM for Christ
2Tim. 1:8, Amos 5:10

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