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SWAT REPORT # 139 03-10-2010
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not
a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do
that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee
for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in
vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
CRIME MAY YET PAY
This would never happen in America
We moved into this new house the first week in November, 2009. In the process of moving
before we actually were staying overnight, we had a break-in and several items were
stolen. They took an American 110 volt DVD player with VHS player attached. They took
Mary's violin and Robin's flute. No one ever wants a violation of their home or
possessions taken but this was nothing that really rattled our lives. One item missing was
the thieves stole a decorative sword that hangs on the wall. This
was awarded to me by my peers
the street preachers of America just before we left to
serve in Romania. See photo #139.01. We did grieve over this loss but still nothing to
lose your salvation over. We half-heartedly and with zero faith of retrieving the stolen
items, called the police and they came and took fingerprints. Three months went by and the
police in the community we live in named Sacele called and said they had caught the
thieves and that we could come and get our stuff. We were amazed. All items were returned
and all in good order. During the course of all the paperwork the chief of police in
Sacele and I became very close. He would greet me with a smile and hug. See photo #139.02.
The other officers were unusually friendly and helpful as well so I wrote a letter
congratulating them to the national government. In all of this I have been able to
establish myself as a minister of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with tracts all
around. We were happy with the total outcome but it just seemed like the Lord was throwing
wide open a door to minister in this community by giving me such rapport with such
important men. I must interject something here
remember we asked you to pray about opening up a prison ministry for us here
today the police called me and asked if I could come and finalize the paperwork in this
case. When I entered the office three high-ranking officers greeted me like I was an old
high school buddy. When I sat down I noticed three teens sitting across the room. One
officer told me these were the offenders who had broken into my home and stolen the goods.
They sat handcuffed to one another so I shook their hands warmly and smiled with a warm
greeting. This stymied them. I asked the officer if I could give them something and this
request stymied the officers in the room. I ran back to my van and got New Testaments and
tracts and gave them to all the offenders and officers in the room. They had stolen many
other things from many others and if they are convicted, and they have already confessed,
they will get 5 years in prison. Guess what prison
the one we have been
trying to get into. I told them that it was likely that I would be preaching there and
asked if they would attend. They agreed eagerly. So now when we get into the prison we
already have three committed to attend our services. HALLELUJAH!!!!!! What a Saviour.
PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE Pray for the salvation of Florin, Alexandru and Cosmin
thieves I will tell about the cross.
WARM TRACTS IN COLD HANDS
In photo #139.03 you can see our Saturday tract crew eager to accomplish our goal of a
tract for every dwelling in Brasov
with a population of 350,000. This was a cold day
last Saturday. We have already covered a good portion of the city with some calls of
inquiry and some visitors coming as a result of this ministry. Praise the good Lord.
Photos #139.04 and #139.05 are scenes from my new home. This is what we have to look at
everyday. Sure beats Kansas.
Photos #139.06 and #139.07 were taken in the NW corner of Romania just two weeks ago.
And you have to guess whether photo #139.08 was taken at sunrise or sunset
send your answer in the form of a reply to this report so we know whether there is any
real persons out there in cyberspace.
Freeing the prisoners who will believe
on the eastern front
Gerald Sutek and the SWAT TEAM for Christ
Amos 5:10, 2Tim. 1:8