Detroit, MI. There’s more than one way to evangelize, as we’ll see in today’s story. Our evangelist put together bags of necessities for the homeless and underprivileged and handed them out at the local soup kitchen. She also prayed with them, which is better and more important than any physical gift
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The following report comes to us from team leader Patti with our St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen team in Detroit, MI:
Last Thursday several of us went down to St. Leo’s for a wonderful Christmas event with the guests. It took us about a half-hour to unload our van to bring them a little Christmas joy…as it turned out, we received just as much JOY from the guests. This was, indeed, a joint effort. Our 7th and 8th grade religious education students put together several hundred “Blessing Bags” filled with toiletries, things to eat and other personal items. They donated the amount we needed (80) to the SPSE cause at St. Leo’s. The parishioners at St. Therese of Lisieux supplied us with many Gift Card donations from the Giving Tree at our church for me to purchase hats, scarves, gloves and socks for each of the men, women and children who attended. A gift card to a restaurant for each was also added. My grandchildren helped me to organize and ready everything to be loaded on the van. This was a true “Team Event”!
The guests were so appreciative and thankful! After they picked up their lunch and items, prayer was offered to each of them and about 50-60 (I lost count), thankfully accepted without hesitation. Together, we gave Praise and Glory to our Lord. Many rosaries were also taken that day. We thank you Lord Jesus for this beautiful opportunity! We were definitely led by the Holy Spirit.
Praised be Jesus Christ! Merry Christmas everyone and enjoy Evangelizing in the New Year!