Gaithersburg, MD. Today’s story comes from a team that was finally able to get back out on the streets after the long hiatus due to COVID. While they hoped to run into some of the people they’ve met over the years to let them know they’re praying for them, God had other plans and they met all new people! Thanks be to God that they were able to spread the gospel to new folks that needed to hear it.
The following report comes to us from evangelist Nancy, from our team in Gaithersburg, MD:
Happy 4th of July! I thank God for the freedom to share our faith on the streets. The first reading for today was so encouraging from the prophet Amos as God said “I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel”. We, who were alienated from God of Father, have now been brought near through the precious blood of Christ. If Christ has set us free, we are free indeed! After being locked down for three months. our little chapter is back on the streets and the harvest is ripe! My husband Bob and I ventured out on this beautiful Independence Day and immediately people came up to our table and started asking for rosaries and information.
Please pray for three young adults, Kevin, Noel and Joel (in the picture). Like so many young adults, many of them who do believe in God say that they don’t belong to a particular church and have their own private faith. For Noel, as soon as I shared about the Eucharist and the real presence of God, he followed me to our table and wanted to know more. I am so glad we have this beautiful material to give out, particularly the Good News and Eucharist pamphlet. I shared how it is a foretaste of what heaven will be like as we worship the Lamb on the Throne. I gave him a list of churches in the area and phone numbers. Pray that they will follow up on the information given to them and experience the beauty of our Catholic faith.
Please also pray for Kofi, (a kind, older man from Ghana whom I prayed with) for God to provide a good job for he and his family. Also, please pray for Omar, a Muslim who was open to hearing about the Trinity as one God in three divine persons and who is Love itself. I was grateful to hear the SPSE webinar on witnessing to Muslims as it gave me more of an awareness of where they are coming from.
Praised be Jesus Christ!