Long Beach, CA

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This report comes to us from team leader Jane with our team in Coeur D’Alene, ID:

Down here in Long Beach, CA visiting my daughter. I went to the At Home store for an item. With no one in line behind me, I began a conversation with Billy at the register. He is a young dad who is a believer in Jesus, reads Scripture with his children, prays with them and leads the family with faith in God. He does not attend church because he says they always wanted money so he stopped attending but did not stop his journey of faith. I reminded him that where 2 or 3 are gathered in the name of Jesus, He is in the midst of us. We celebrated the unity of fellowship right there in the store at the register!

I shared with him my journey into the Catholic Church in 2010 from non-Catholic churches. I talked about my reason for joining was the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist which is only available in the Catholic Church. Since he loves to read Scripture, I gave him the verses John 6, Luke 22, 1 Corinthians 11 to read and understand the very gift that Jesus is giving us in His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
I gave him a pamphlet of prayers and beliefs that the Catholic Church has held in Truth for over 2,000 years. He enjoyed our conversation and asked me to return for more conversation. I pray that the Holy Spirit will lead him to a Catholic Church close to his home.

Always be ready to give a defense (encouragement) for the faith we hold and desire to share!

Praised be Jesus Christ!