This report comes from team leader Lucy in Boise, ID:
Our continuing friendly presence hopefully communicates God’s love for each of us. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.
A group of three thirty-somethings stopped for a free Rosary. The man Lucy talked with was not Christian, but listened politely to an explanation of the devotion and its effects. He also accepted a copy of the Good News/kerygma to study later. A multi-generational Catholic family group stopped, and about six of them chose a Rosary apiece for themselves.
You may remember frequent-passerby Cole. We hadn’t seen him lately. Last week, though, he stopped to chat at least three times. He told us, in his usual hearty manner, that he’d just gotten out of jail after 60 days. He said he’d “maintained his innocence” and that the public defender was very good. Surprisingly, though details were mostly missing, his ability to converse coherently was suddenly much better than we’d ever experienced from him. Please continue to pray for Cole. He still wouldn’t accept a Rosary.
A homeless man stopped and talked with Chuck for awhile. Mostly, he was in the mood to talk and not ready to listen. We didn’t see John, the soon-to-retire parking-lot attendant. Please send up another prayer for his safety and conversion.
God loves us to an incomprehensible extent, and wants us to love one another. We try to live that out and so communicate God’s love for our visitors. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love! Check again tomorrow for part two of the story.
Praised be Jesus Christ!