Castle Rock, CO In times like these, to evangelize we have to get a little creative and maybe even take a few (prudent) risks. That’s just what the evangelist in today’s story did. There’s no guarantee that what he’s doing will work, but it’s a risk worth taking.
The following report comes to us from team leader Matt with our team in Castle Rock, Colorado:
Well, it’s been a long month or so of stay at home (and work). I’ve been inspired reading what others in this great ministry have been doing during this time to continue to spread the good news and offer hope. About the only thing I can do is take frequent walks and go to the grocery store. My wife and I decided one thing we can do is leave rosaries along the paths that we walk or other public places (an idea that came from reading about a Detroit, MI team). We have noticed over the weeks that about 15 of the rosaries we left were gone when we looked for them. We pray that people were happy to find them unexpectedly. It is also possible, that someone who did not appreciate them took them down and disposed of them. But I hope for the former.
Last week my wife and I went shopping. There were a couple trees near the store, so I got out of the truck and hung two rosaries. I heard someone say, “Is he hanging rosaries?” I thought, “Uh oh, what might they say?” The woman then asked me if I was hanging rosaries and I answered, “Yes.” She asked why? At first I misinterpreted the inflection in her voice and I thought she was going to chastise me. I told her I hung them to offer people hope and to provide rosaries to pray with. She surprised me when she said, “I wish I had one”. So, always keeping a supply I asked her what color would she like. She took a blue one and was very happy! I can’t wait to set up in our normal places once we get the green light. Until then I will pray for all of you and your families and friends. And of course for this great ministry!