Orlando, FL In today’s story, we see two different encounters, both are struggling with a crisis in their lives. But thankfully, after speaking with our evangelists, they are able to receive the peace of Christ. As Our Lord said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”


The following report comes to us from evangelist and regional missionary Christina in Orlando, FL:


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The following report comes to us from evangelist and regional missionary Christina in Orlando, FL:

We had a couple who came up to us after seeing the medals on the table. I began speaking with the husband who informed me that his wife was raised Catholic and that he attended a local Baptist church. He attempted to stay active in the church, but unfortunately had been falling away. I shared with him about the rosary and how he could use his bible to meditate on the life of Jesus. By keeping a consistent prayer life, I shared with him that he could have the strength to continue his relationship with Jesus and enter into a community of believers with freedom. His wife mentioned to another evangelist their family was in the midst of crisis with cancer and that her hand was in pain. We asked to pray with her, and she accepted. We asked the Holy Spirit to bring healing into her life. She said her hand felt better, and thanked us because she also had much more peace. We gave her a Reasons to Return pamphlet and a bulletin for the local cathedral Mass times. They thanked us and left.

As we were sitting at the table near the end of the festival there was a young man who approached us seeming a bit desperate. He started looking through and taking a few resources. We looked a bit puzzled and started to welcome him to our table. One evangelist asked him how his day was going and he admitted that he was having a pretty bad day. The two evangelists offered to pray with him and he immediately accepted and stood still so that they could pray over him. They spent a good minute or two praying with this young man, Mark, who almost started tearing up with them. He was very thankful and felt at peace. He told us that he had lost his phone and that he needed to have more faith in his life. We shared with him about our faith as Catholics and told him that he was welcome to continue reaching out to us for any more questions. We told him about the story of St Anthony and how our brothers and sisters in heaven are cheering us on in our present day. He took quite a few resources and gave us a hug as he left.

Praised be Jesus Christ! What a blessing it is to offer the gift of God’s peace to others, like in today’s story. It’s easy to become anxious, but we are commanded by Our Lord not to worry. St. Teresa of Avila also exhorts us with this famous quote: “Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”