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This report comes from team leader Robert with our St. Oliver Plunkett Parish:
Our regular crew made it out, and we continue to welcome our newest evangelizer, Lisa. We set up outside the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to share our faith and offer prayers to those in need. We encountered a steady stream of people who approached us despite temperatures in the 90’s.
We had good exchanges with numerous people. The first was Will, who attends a Presbyterian Church. He visited our table and talked of his mom establishing his faith foundation and how it wavered and grew throughout his 70-year life. He had polite questions about the Catholic faith and took with him necklaces with Marian pendants for he and his wife.
“Amy” approached with her 3 kids, asking prayer for healing for her eyes. She’s been experiencing issues with her eyes and is frightened. We offered prayers of healing and assured her God is there for her. Her two teenage children chose medals (St. Pio and St. Therese of Lisieux) and were told the story of and encouraged to accept Miraculous Medals as well. Her second-grade son Tomas, chose a necklace with a crucifix as well as a keychain with a cross. His enthusiasm for our religion was a living testament to his parents who clearly have instilled the faith.
A woman who’d previously visited our table and took some religious medals for her 5 kids came back and requested rosaries and accompanying pamphlets for her mom to take to family in the Dominican Republic on an upcoming trip so they could pray together. She was afraid of “taking too much” but was glad to hear that her passing along these items simply extended the mission of SPSE.
Praised be Jesus Christ!