November 2003 Newsletter
SWAT Team for Christ
"...for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee,
and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak."
(Jer 1:7)


The verse above is our travel agent and daily command.  Many have asked us how we determine where to go.  We do have scheduled events which we are committed to but by in large we go where the Lord opens the doors.  As the Laodicean age advances and as interest in publick ministry wanes proportionately, meetings to teach and encourage publick ministry wax increasingly difficult to obtain.  We are not exactly booked into millennium.  Our most abundant ability is availability.  We have a very abundant and fruitful ministry and we look forward to 35 more years of it.


One of my publick ministry preacher boys has grown up and gone to the mission field of Korea.  We are pleased at the work that the Chris Loop family is doing for souls on the streets of Seoul.  Before Chris left the states he was preaching one Friday night when unsaved Joshua Lounsbury and his friends Dee-Jay and Kale passed by on their way to a concert.  Joshua was raised in a Christian home and faked his mother out with a false profession at age five.  He got into deep sin as a teen and of that Friday night he write to Chris, “I saw you standing on a planter preaching the gospel.  My buddies Dee-Jay and Kale went home with tracts and a clear presentation of the gospel.  In my mind was the constant memory of the look you gave me as I had walked away.  I saw eyes filled with compassion and love for my dead soul.  I carried those tracts everywhere I went for about three weeks.  Until one night in March I repented of my sin and asked Jesus to save me.  AMEN!!!PRAISE GOD!!!GLORY, I’M SAVED!!!HALLELUJAH!!!” Anyway, you get the point.  He is now preaching on the street and he ends the letter by saying that his buddies got saved too. Too bad publick ministry doesn’t work. Ha Ha

I am so thrilled to have spiritual grandchildren and great grandchildren preaching the gospel on the streets of the world. I just want to do my part to perpetuate publick ministry right up to the rapture, then add to the shouting on the streets of gold.


Some preachers teach that publick ministry has no place in a small community.  I have always taught otherwise.  There are a lot of different tactics and approaches for small towns nevertheless, it should be done.   I did quite a bit of publick ministry this past month in the small towns of Walla Walla, WA. and Kenniwick, WA. Aside from the absence of hoards of people coursing the byways, I enjoyed turning this quiet society upside down, rattling their cage, and disturbing their “Seventh Day Adventist traditionalisms.”  There are two colleges in this area. Walla Walla College, (a Seventh Day Adventist school) where the students are always enquire in shock as to my presence on their “Christian” campus.  One glance down lovers lane at break time defines this bastion of orthodoxy differently. Whitman College is named after a great pioneer missionary to that region, Marcus Whitman.  And that is where the semblance ends.  You not only have to have lots of money to be deceived here, but also lots of worldly intellectualism.  An unhealthy dose of liberalism is a great asset as well.  The students at Whitman know why I am there but just offer that stupid, silly, inane grin.  Both campuses provide ample opportunity to crucify my flesh; spiritually and physically.  We also thoroughly enjoyed a grand street meeting in Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon with the whole Jim Walker family.  Our best friends are the ones we can minister with publickly.  Would you like to be one of those  friends?


The SWAT team was honored to minister in the following church in November.  Chinook Bapt., Pastor Rick Ager, Othelo, WA., Touchet Bapt., Pastor Mike Paulson, Touchet, WA., Bible Bapt., Pastor Tom Mowery.  Yakima WA., Faithline Bapt., Pastor John Murphy, Milton Freewater, OR., Truevine Bapt., Pastor Rich Glen, Portland, OR. and Truevine Bapt., Pastor Ed Ware,  Glendale, AZ.

We continue to have need of nothing but your prayer...

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Preaching the gospel on your streets and around the world,
Gerald Sutek
and the S.W.A.T. Team for Christ
2 Tim. 1:8, Amos 5:10