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SWAT REPORT # 146  08-31-10

Php 4:9  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

SAME OLE THING

For fourteen years the SWAT TEAM did little else than travel, give instruction and demonstrate publick ministry.  This is my 42nd year in publick ministry and it never gets tiring.  I look forward to the next street meeting. 

 This past weekend I slipped into my most comfortable ministry shoes and enjoyed once again a weekend of travel, giving instruction and demonstrating publick ministry.  A large (at least for Romania),  established and fruitful church in the large city of Cluj-Napoca on the western side of Romania invited me to come for a publick ministry weekend. That is, teach a class on Friday night to those who show interest in PM. Then, take all who desire to go out on the streets on Saturday for preaching, tracts, witnessing and soul winning.  And bring the weekend to a climax by teaching SS, and preaching both services on the general theme of publick ministry.  I love doing this and the good Lord ALWAYS gives us fruit in one form or another.

 In photo 146.01 around thirty of us gather on Saturday for a service in a public park.  There are always those who are scared to death at nothing.

 Isa 51:13  And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

 Pro 22:13  The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

And there are always those who have done it once before…so they are veterans and know everything. 

Pro 29:11  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

In photo 146.02 you can see Cornel, Adrian and myself…the three stooges, as we transport several young ladies to the street meeting.  In photo 146.03 you can see some of what we preached to.  These apartments (blocks) formed an (L) shape and as we preached into the corner many folk came onto their terraces and listened.   Magnify the photo and you will see a family listening on the terrace.  There were many others in the park.  At one time there were five brides with their entourages in the park at the  same time taking photos.  The good Lord gave us ideal weather and photo 146.04 you can see Adrian preaching with the Son (sun) in his eyes. 

 Now for a wonderful story of fruit.  Notice in photo 146.05 a young man by the name of Ioan Dudas is preaching.  He is actually one of my many grandsons in publick ministry.  I taught Sergiu PM and Sergiu taught Ioan.   As he preaches four teen boys, wearing the world on the outside, sat down on the bench right in front of Ioan.  All of us were very concerned that they would jeer and mock this young preacher and thereby distract from his message to many others.  But, although it is hard to believe, they listened with earnest one and all.  When Ioan finished, Pastor Benny Lariu came to deal personally with the quartet, see photo 146.06.   They were most sincere when all four bowed head and heart and trusted  the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.  Who said there was no fruit in PM…Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Add to this fruit another mini-harvest in four kids in photo 146.07 who were saved and a couple more in that park and another park that day.  We were out more than five hours and the good Lord gave us more than two souls per hour.

 In photo 146.08 you may see my ranting in the pulpit the next day in church.  My preachers (Cornel and Adrian) and  I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, the hospitality and the large company both on the street and in that great church.  “Even so come Lord Jesus” but until He comes He sure gave me some good things to enjoy.

1Ti 6:17  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

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