Team Leader Highlights
- Started with SPSE October 2012
Lucy started as an evangelist on the Boise, Idaho SPSE team in October 2012. The team currently consists of 4-5 street evangelists, 30-50 behind-the-scenes prayer warriors, and dozens of generous Rosary makers. They set up their Rosary-laden table each Sunday the principal pedestrian corridor of a downtown business park. On a typical outing they encounter about 200 people.
– What motivates you to evangelize?
My willingness to “hit the streets”, week after week, year after year, is a response to an ever-growing internal longing that all souls turn to God and are saved (cf. Ezek 33:11), to awareness of the dire consequences if they do not (e.g., Amos 6:4-7, which contains a surprisingly accurate depiction of Western culture), and to the reasoning of St. Paul (Rom 10:14): “But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?”
– How does prayer impact evangelization?
Yet, it’s also abundantly clear that only God can change a heart (cf. Jer 24:7). So, my prayer life has intensified, and now focuses almost entirely on the conversion of sinners and the protection of the team entrusted to me. All the while, though, I become ever more aware of my personal ineffectiveness, and so gratefully rely on the prayers and sacrifices offered by our prayer warriors, who intercede for us every week.