• Started with SPSE in 2012 •
Ed was one of the first official SPSE team leaders when he started 7 years ago evangelizing at Sunset Lake in Las Vegas. These days you can find Ed along with team members Robert and Terry evangelizing every 3 weeks or so near Bisbee, Tombstone, and Sierra Vista Arizona. You can read about the miracle in Ed’s life on page <> of our Catholic Street Evangelization book. Ed has also been invited to write for Catholic Answers magazine. Ed and his wife Cyndy have been married for 41 years and they have two sons, Matthew and Ben.– What motivates you to evangelize?
After reading books about how the church is dying, I know that the lost souls need inviting back in. Because we have had success in bringing back lost souls, that keeps us motivated to keep going. I try to read Scripture every day, pray the Rosary daily, and go to Adoration every Saturday morning for 3 hours before Confession and Mass. I also hand out Miraculous Medals to people at fast food places, grocery stores and the Post Office. I have been talking with many people at the call center where I work. Most of the young people are living in sin and I gently tell them about how much God loves them and wants to have a relationship with them. Currently there are 4 who are considering coming home to the Church or joining our Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says in 1816 that “Sharing of the Faith is necessary for salvation”. That is enough for me.
– What is the relationship between evangelization and your spiritual life?
My spiritual life is my rock in evangelization. My pastor loves our ministry and helps me – he even paid for my trip to Immersion! I know I need Adoration before I evangelize because of the Holy Spirit speaking through us when we go out is there. I love praying many Rosaries a day and know that when St Paul said to “pray without ceasing” you really need to think on how to do that. Come Holy Spirit is my constant prayer. I do morning prayer, evening prayer, and midday prayer. Prayer and evangelization go hand in hand. You can’t do one without the other.