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“Inch by Inch”

Boise, ID. The process of growth is usually slow with most things, be they plants, animals, or humans. The same goes for spiritual growth. But like a doorway covered with pencil marks to show the growth of children over time, if we were able to determine spiritual...

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“Parking Lot Gospel”

“Parking Lot Gospel”

Warren, MI. Very few give much thought to parking lots. And why would we? They are simply a place to leave our cars, so we can get to our true destination, whatever it might be. Famous singer Joni Mitchell once lamented in her famous song Big Yellow Taxi, "They paved...

“Hospital Room Worship”

“Hospital Room Worship”

Warren, MI. When someone is in the hospital and approaching death, the stark reality of eternity can make them very open to receiving the mercy of Jesus if they haven't already. It's also an opportunity to evangelize family members who are there to support their loved...

“Mamba Meets Mama”

“Mamba Meets Mama”

Chino Hills, CA. The untimely death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (also nicknamed "Black Mamba") back in January shocked the world. But what arose from this sad news was the surprising fact to some that Kobe was a devout Catholic. One of SPSE's pledging members...

“March For Life, Pt. 2”

“March For Life, Pt. 2”

St. Augustine, FL. Here is Part Two of Christina's story from the March for Life, where she had many good conversations with a variety of people.   Click here to read more stories from our Urban Missionary, Christina Hiromoto   The following report comes to...

“March For Life, Pt. 1”

“March For Life, Pt. 1”

St. Augustine, FL. Today's story features our evangelists hitting the streets at the March for Life in the oldest continuously occupied city established by Europeans in the continental U.S., St. Augustine, FL.. We share the gospel at the March for Life because we know...

“Witnessing at Walmart”

“Witnessing at Walmart”

Warren, MI. There something about shopping markets and malls that lends itself well to evangelizing. While people are busy purchasing food for the week or clothes, it's usually nothing so urgent that they can't stop and talk for a few minutes. And sometimes those few...

“Evangelizing an Evangelist”

“Evangelizing an Evangelist”

Orlando, FL. When we're out evangelizing, it's not uncommon to find members of other faiths out sharing the gospel too. Sometimes they need to be informed of the Catholic Church's true teaching, instead of the falsehoods that they've heard. Such is the case in today's...

“The Presence of A Priest”

“The Presence of A Priest”

Ybor City, FL. What a blessing it is when we have a priest join us on an evangelization outing. A quote from St. Jean Vianney helps us realize just how important our priests are to us: "The priest is not a priest for himself - he is for you. After God, the priest is...

“Evangelizing at a Crash Scene”

“Evangelizing at a Crash Scene”

Novi, MI. Where do you draw the line? Have you ever thought about a situation that might cause you to say, "No, I couldn't evangelize there." Today's story features a woman who shared the Good News at the scene of a car accident. If you think about it, situations like...

“Free Will”

“Free Will”

Philadelphia, PA. True followers of Christ want the best for everyone. To live a life of discipline, self-sacrifice, and charity rooted in the Catholic church and her teachings. But God has given each of us the tremendous gift and responsibility of free will, which...

Podcasts

Ep. 33: Sent4Lent

In this episode, I talk with Christina Hiromoto. She works full time for SPSE as an urban missionary in the Diocese of Orlando. After graduating from UCF last May she began working for SPSE by supporting herself through fundraising her own salary in order to...

Ep. 32: This Time for Africa

In this episode, we speak with Randy Grasso and Sean Kelly about their recent mission to Lagos, Nigeria. Both of them are SPSE leaders here in the United States, and they used their training and experience to train a parish who was eager to learn more about...

Ep. 31: No More Sleeping in Seattle

In this episode we interview Nina de Jesus who is a regional missionary in the Diocese of Seattle. She is one of the few in the area taking her faith to the streets as well as coaching others in the area learn how to do street evangelization more effectively. She...

Ep. 30: SPSE in New Orleans

In this episode we interview Phillip Bellini who is a SPSE coordinator in New Orleans. Phillip takes us through how his teams desire to do the work of evangelization led him to begin a team. He has successfully integrated into the dowtown community evangelizing at big...

Ep. 29: Building a SPSE Movement

In this episode we interview Stephen Beuerle who is a SPSE coordinator in San Diego. Steve walks us through how his team of 2 evolved into a local street evangelization movement. Today, Steve email hundreds of local evangelist every week encouraging them to join team...

Ep 28: It’s all about the Team

In this episode we interview long time team leader and evangelist Molly Bushman. Molly brings us inside her experience beginning a team at her parish. She also shares some of her own stories from the street and practical ways her parish is working on following up with...

Ep. 27: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 27: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 26: Community and Evangelization

In this episode we speak with Sr. Lisa Zelfa from the Servants of God's Love. Sr. Lisa was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She is a cradle Catholic that experienced a reversion in college through the Catholic community at Wayne State University. After college she...

Ep. 25: Signs, Wonders, Miracles and Evangelization

In this episode we interview Fr. Mathias Thelen who is the senior leader of Encounter Ministries. Encounter has a vision to see a Church truly empowered by the Holy Spirit where disciples are confided to proclaim the Gospel and then demonstrate it through signs,...

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