This report comes from the SPSE team at Rehoboth Beach, DE.
I went evangelizing again today at Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, and had a great day. Listening to the Holy Spirit in my heart, I decided to “go solo.” I handed out about 18 rosaries and pamphlets on how to pray the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, as well as a pamphlet on the Infinite Value of the Holy Mass. I met a variety of people of different faiths, including Protestant, non-denominational, fallen-away Catholics, and people not attending any church. I invited all of the fallen-away Catholics to come to Mass.
I had an in-depth conversation with two teens and their grandmother; Katie, Ellie, and Clare, respectively. The grandmother is Catholic, but the granddaughters do not go to any church. They asked me several questions, i.e. why was Mary a virgin forever? They wanted to know if Mary and Joseph had other children, and if they didn’t, why does the Bible mention brothers and sisters of Jesus? I answered all of their questions. We also talked about reasons to be chaste before marriage. They were very happy after we talked, and I gave them my card with the list of websites they can go to for more information. They also asked me to pray with them.
Please pray for all three of them, especially Katie, who suffers from severe migraines. May God be praised for opening hearts today, and may the Holy Spirit continue to be at work in their hearts.
Praised be Jesus Christ! It’s not easy to do street evangelization all alone. We usually feel less vulnerable when there are fellow evangelizers nearby. To be an official SPSE outing, you need at least two people. However, if the Holy Spirit is prompting you to go solo, give it a try – it’s ok. Sometimes people, especially the quiet and shy types, are uncomfortable approaching a group of evangelizers. They might, however, feel more comfortable in a one-on-one exchange.