May-June 2008 Newsletter
Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
WE HAVE A NEW VISION
Back in 91, that is 1991 I had a vision. Nothing charismatic mind you but an inspirational idea of how I could breach the language barriers of the world and be able to minister the gospel publickly. This vision was very primitive but it would work it would work today, but I never developed it. It lay dormant for all these years until the Lord sent us a very talented artist who was looking for an opportunity to use his gift. We put it all together to be such a great blessing both in the church as well as on the street. I never realized how much something visual would aid the attention of the normally apathetic passersby on the streets. If you would like to view a video of this ministry just put this address into your computer online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvlHKNjrEFo
LINING UP TO PREACH
Our student preachers from our church and Bible institute are literally lining up to preach. When we have our street meetings they are first in line where not that many months ago we nearly had to drag them to the street meetings. This is the joy of my soul to see these young men take heart to publick ministry. They line up to preach in the church as well. Praise the Lord we had a church fellowship just a week ago and introduced popcorn preaching. Six of our men ministered and the church received all very well. My heartbeat in the ministry for nearly 35 years has been to train young men to preach and I praise the Lord that He has given me fulfillment in this area.
GOD CHANGES NOT
What a wonderful verse in Malachi that assures us of the constancy of our great God. However, change in the world is a certainty and eastern Europe is changing so very fast. It is not uncommon to see a Gypsy wagon and horse (called a carutza) being passed on the highway by a BMW or Hummer, or even a Bentley. The traffic in our city has increased nearly threefold in the four years we have been hear and parking is approaching impossible. Money has changed drastically since we came and not at all in our favor. The simplest way of putting it is that if you know a missionary in Europe, their support has been lowered by about %40 in the past 2-3 years think of that in light of your income against your expenses. Add to this the reality that the price of everything has risen steadily to the ceiling and beyond. I feel for the Americans who are feeling the sharp pain of gas prices of $4.00 but we pay $6.50 a gallon.
THE PRINTED WORD
The world is changing so very rapidly and we must adjust accordingly. I am not suggesting compromise, God forbid, but simply adapt methods of operation to serve the gospel efficiently to the world. For many years we received tracts printed in USA and sent by cheap mail. This is no longer an option. We have received many thousands of Chick tracts from many gracious donors who both bought the tracts as well as paid for the shipping. This has been a great blessing to us over the years and will redound to the glory of the Lord in sacrifice, faithfulness and souls. The present economy of the USA has resulted in the elimination of all low cost mailing. Everything must be sent via air mail which makes this blessing cost prohibitive. But the good Lord has opened a great, effectual door for ready availability of tracts maybe even better than before and certainly more economical. The good Lord has made it possible for us to print and design our own literature.
Just a thought
if all those who used to pay for Chick
tracts and the mailing would continue those donations we would soon be able to buy other
necessary equipment and supplies
we use about 1,000 tracts per week so you can see
that the printing operation over here still costs something but it provides us with
instant tracts and is very much more cost efficient.
Please consider this change in donation especially if you are one who
believes in investing in the printed Word. Thanks
Just a thought if all those who used to pay for Chick tracts and the mailing would continue those donations we would soon be able to buy other necessary equipment and supplies we use about 1,000 tracts per week so you can see that the printing operation over here still costs something but it provides us with instant tracts and is very much more cost efficient. Please consider this change in donation especially if you are one who believes in investing in the printed Word. Thanks
Well, things in general are going very well in our ministry. Just a friendly reminder that you can always stay current with us and our ministry via our website at www.streetpreaching.com
If you feel like you need to hear my voice just pick up the phone and for the price of a call to Florida, or if you have free long distance calling you may call us on our US # at 850-390-4003 and this will ring in Romania. But remember we are seven (7) hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
If you are a citizen of the computer age you may email us at email@example.com so let us hear from you once in awhile.
Preaching the gospel on your
streets and around the world
Gerald Sutek and the SWAT TEAM for Christ
Amos 5:10, 2Tim. 1:8