April 2004 Newsletter
SWAT Team for Christ
"And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them." Ezekial 2:5


When the Chamber of Commerce in the city of Deland, Fl. made an animated map to advertise the city sights and merchants, the publick ministry of James Knox’s church had been so consistent for so many years that they were included on the map.  Our home church too, has been consistent in its publick ministry in Austin TX. and particularly on the campus of University of Texas.  There is a huge wall mural there depicting pertinent sights and activities on campus.  One of those pertinent sights is a street preacher with Bible in hand and a hallow above his head.  Ask yourself the question, is your publick ministry so consistent and effective that if you were not active, there would be a piece of the picture of your community missing?  Check out both of these pictures on my website at www.streetpreaching.com.


We had a wonderful month on the streets with folk saved and Christians instructed and encouraged.  I preached with Pastor Larry Hickam and a good number of faithful folk from his church on the streets of Amarillo, TX.  Praise God for their consistent witness there.  We ministered in the tourist community of Gruene, TX. along with Bear and the Linebaugh family.  We had a big meeting with our college students on the campus of South West Texas University in San Marcos, TX.  Thanks for your prayers on that.  I preached several time in the Big Apple (NYC) at the ferry dock in Battery Pk. (the best place in the world to preach) and also the publick library.  I strolled through the park in NYC playing the accordion on a beautiful day with hundreds of folk reading and relaxing.  It was well received.  I took the students from International Baptist College out in two towns on Long Is. NY. They did a wonderful job, several preaching for the first time.  Two genuine bikers were saved there.  They prayed publicly and filled out cards to come to church.  Praise the Lord.


We were honored to minister in the following churches the month.   Charity Bapt., Pastor Larry Hickam, Amarillo, TX., Liberty Bapt., Pastor Ray Meier, Amarillo, TX., Old Paths Bapt., Pastors Joe Cammilleri, Jay Folk, Clarendon, NY., Bible Believer’s Church of Manhattan, Pastor Chuck Zander, NYC., Rockland Bible Chruch, Pastor Henry Tew, Theills NY., Trinity Bapt., Dr. Lenny Willinger (SS class), Jax. Fl., Victory Bapt., Pastor Tim Fellure, Milton, Fl. and International Bapt. College, Pastor John Morgan and Pres. Bruce Miller, Stony Brook, NY.


Details, details, details… and all of them being worked out.   Don’t ever take lightly the energy involved in getting a family established on a foreign mission field.  We are excited and on schedule to be in eastern Europe by October of 2004.  We really appreciate your prayers, and support of our faithful friends as well as several new churches and friends who have taken us on.  Thanks to all.


Because of our settling down, for four months, in our home church in Austin, TX., we do most of our street meetings here with the college, church, and visiting friends.  We have held eleven street meetings in this city since I wrote my last newsletter on Christmas eve.  We have preached in front of the capitol building, in front of a mall, at a major intersection, on the campus of University of Texas (the largest campus in U.S.), in the business district, and in the bar district.  We had many servants out for a New Year’s Eve street meeting in the bar district.  We have a great many of our men who will readily preach and many others who participate in some form.   We also held street meetings in nearby towns such as Wimberly, TX., San Marcos, TX., and Lockhart, TX.

IN       THE       CHURCHES

We were privileged to minister in the following churches this past month.  Capitol City Bapt., Pastor Hank Thompson, Austin, TX., Scenic Hills Bapt., Pastor Gary Evans, Austin, TX., Trinity Bapt., Pastor Ron Mills, Texas City, TX., and Val Verde Bapt., Pastor Brent Stancil, Groves, TX. where a husband and wife were saved Sun. A.M.


We enjoy this respite off the road.  We are allowed four months of “normal” life…that is, driving a car only, regular services in our home church, teaching at our Bible College, piano and art lessons for Mary, ladies fellowship for Robin, college classes for Caroline, and no breakdowns, flat tires, or sharp curves in our 62 foot motor home and trailer.  We are usually busier in the King’s business during this time than when we are on the road.  Everyone is getting through this winter reasonably healthy.  Hey…you Yankees…do you believe in “global warming?”  Come and see us in mild Austin, TX.

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

Cell Phone: 530-304-6107
E-mail: gsutek@streetpreaching.com

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