May 2004 Newsletter
SWAT Team for Christ
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears;"

2 Timothy 4:3


The time of the verse above has come.  America has birthed a generation which can not endure sound doctrine.   They pacify their itching ears with myths and fables and love to have it so.   The preaching of the gospel is an offence to them.  They hate us because we tell them the truth. Should we quit???  GOD FORBID!!! NEVER!!!  The truths of the Bible are the only hope for our nation, its homes and hearts.   Recently I taught publick ministry to a Bible college in Long Is. NY.  I told them that there are two aspects of publick ministry; one is the stoic aspect.  That is…grin and bear it…do it out of sheer obedience…grit your teeth and get the job done.   Many publick ministers suffer through their whole ministry enduring to the end with only this aspect.  If this is the way you feel about P.M. either you probably won’t last very long or you will never enjoy publick ministry.  The other aspect is to have fun with P.M.  I contrive many ways in which P.M. can be exciting and actually fun.   Christian young people will not be attracted to the stoic aspect but they will jump right on the fun part.  I encourage singing with a genuine smile and a wave, using the $20 bill tracts, playing children’s songs to kids on the accordion, making light comments in response to heavy remarks, even barking at passing dogs in cars and claiming to preach the gospel to every creature.  Just trying to keep it light.  As for myself, I like even the stoic aspect…I like it all, but there should be a balance.   When the publick sees you enjoying yourself and being very friendly, yet strong toward them, they are quicker to be set at ease instead of being repulsed via fear.


What a wonderful time was had by all at the Memphis Beale St. Blast national street preacher’s convention.  Great attendance, great preaching, great singing and the ministry on the streets was very good.  Many were saved and many made changes in their lives because of our strong presence.  We heard testimonies from many of ours as to backsliders pouring out their beer, stomping on their dope and heading off Beale St. in the direction of home and family.  PRAISE THE LORD.  Ken and Frieda Lansing sure do a marvelous job hosting this ministry.  Pray for Frieda Lansing as she continues to battle serious illness.  Make plans to attend the Blast in 2005.

ON        THE        STREETS

After the Blast we headed quickly to NY state.  We enjoyed preaching on the campus of Syracuse University.  I told those brain-dead college students what a shame it would be to spend the time and dollars they will spend here “learning” and still never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.  Dom and Kevin Mauro, Mark McLaughlin, Dom’s son-in-law Dewey and John Swan were with us.  John drew a great chalk drawing on a board and easel.  We also ministered some on Rehoboth Bch., DE. on the boardwalk.  Then I took off and headed west leaving my family to minister to invalid relatives in DE.  John Swan and I preached in Berlin, OH. to the Amish and Mennonites along with Joe Strausbaugh and family.  We then zipped out to Bismark, ND.  Here we introduced a church to P.M.  Pastor Spencer Baker and his church put 41 soldiers on their hometown streets after 9 PM in a cold drizzly rain.   They enjoyed every minute of it and plan to continue.  We also preached in Rapid City, SD. with pastor Paul Erdos. 

IN       THE       CHURCHES

We were honored to minister in the following churches the month.  Freedom Baptist, Pastor Dave Dunbar, Auburn, NY., Bible Baptist, Pastor Mike Varner, Cazanovia, NY., Calvary Baptist, Pastor George Burkenshaw, Eldridge, NY., KJ Bible Baptist, Pastor Chris Huff, Chicago, IL., Open Door Baptist, Pastor Spencer Baker, Bismark, ND., and Victory Baptist, Pastor Paul Erdos, Blackhawk, ND.


Time is moving fast for our moving the SWAT team to eastern Europe.  But, praise the Lord all is on schedule.  I do not foresee any glitches of any magnitude ahead and we are all excited.  Many of you are concerned about Caroline, she went back to Northern Ireland this past month.  Pray the Lord will build upon the foundation we were able to lay with Caroline.  Pray also, that our motor home will sell at the right time.  Anyone interested?

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

Cell Phone: 530-304-6107

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