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The following report comes to us from team leader Lucy with our team in Boise, ID:
A cheerleader competition was going on nearby, with large teams competing from all over the northwest. Participants, dressed in sparkles, ranged from 6-18 years old. A family stopped: mom, 2 teens, and the much younger girl, who was a contestant. Not Christian, the mom still had a Rosary in her car. She didn’t know about praying it, but when she needed comfort, she’d touch it. We told of the advantages of actually praying the Rosary and set everyone up with one. I also gave a copy of the kerygma to the mom.
A man with children stopped. A non-Catholic Christian, he appreciated that the Rosary focuses on Christ. He also lamented that he hadn’t been in a church in a year, saying his State was more strict on health rules. May Mary’s Rosary keep him close to her Son. Later, a group of young people stopped to choose Rosaries. They seemed unsure how to answer when asked if they were Christian, until the oldest reminded them they all used to go to church a lot. Besides the Rosaries and pamphlet, they took a “Good News”/kerygma pamphlet. May they remember their Savior.
“Ezekiel”, a repeat visitor who is homeless, stopped for a Rosary. Not Catholic, he told us of the dream that had led him to Christianity. On the face of a big cliff, he had seen the words, “your debt has been paid”. When he woke up, he looked into what that might mean, and discovered the good news about Jesus paying our debt for sin. He gladly took a Rosary and its pamphlet on how to pray it. Protect him, Lord Jesus.
Praised be Jesus Christ!