This is the second in a two-part story from Lucy, a team leader in Boise, ID:
A tall man on an electric scooter sped past. He was startled at our offer, but continued on his way. Moments later, though, he circled back to select a Rosary and listened as we shared with him the how’s and why’s of the prayer. He then smiled and said it would soon be hanging from the mirror in his car. Lucy suggested he take it down and pray with it, too. Pray that he remain steadfast in faith and that he hears Our Lady calling him to a deeper relationship with her Son through the Rosary.
A down-and-out couple accepted a Rosary apiece. They huddled in the corner of the exhibition building to get a break from the cold wind. Later in the session, the woman came back and requested another copy of the Rosary pamphlet because hers had blown away. May God bless them, comfort them, and heal them of all that separates them from society.
Here is a conversation with a man who passed without stopping:
“Would you like a free Rosary?”
“No thank you.”
“May God bless you.”
“Thank you. I’m an atheist but still, thank you.”
May the Holy Spirit use his quiet, polite demeanor as a road into his heart that he may come to know the living God Who made him.
Although the pouring rain had stopped hours earlier, there was still a cold, steady breeze. Most of the square was also still blocked off for construction. Therefore, the number of people making their way through the business park was limited. God also mercifully moderated the strength of the breeze until closing time (when it picked up again). None of the Rosaries blew off the table, although we did chase a pamphlet and plastic bag or two. God is good!
Altogether we gave away 15 or so Rosaries and the pamphlet on how to pray it. God’s work in “His Vineyard” still goes on. 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!