Boise, ID

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This report comes to us from team leader Lucy with our team in Boise, ID:

People find the Rosary attractive, even when they have strayed far from God. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

No “Stephen” encounter this time, but long-time visitor “Walt” walked a block out of his way to visit us. Walt, formerly homeless but now in city housing, talked mostly about his cat. He seems nearly blind now for, when his cat stepped on a button that locked his stove, he had to call a neighbor to unlock it. Walt is also battling cancer, and has a court trial at the end of this month, for all of which he asked our prayers. We offered him a Rosary, but he still is not interested as he has his “own ways to talk to God.” Pray for Walt’s physical and spiritual health and for all those who still live on the street.

A heavily tattooed and bearded man in his 30s, accompanied by a woman, stopped their bicycles when he wanted a Rosary. She stood at a distance, but he told us they “need a financial miracle” and “she’s not too happy” getting around by bicycle. He chose a Rosary and accepted its pamphlet on how to pray it. Lord, grant them salvation!

Two women in their 20s stopped. One wore a small gold cross on a necklace. She pointed to the other woman and said, “She’s not Christian”. They chose a Rosary apiece and, as James gave the nonbeliever the Rosary pamphlet, he smiled and said, “not yet.” They both laughed and the Christian girl responded “yeah, right” in hopeful agreement.

A young-adult man came to the table saying, as he selected a Rosary, that he was telling all his friends about us. He is Catholic but he had not been to Mass in some time “due to busyness”. The evangelist let him know that Ash Wednesday was coming, and that Lent was an ideal time to restart his faith life. Though he agreed, he became evasive and said goodbye. Please pray that all inactive Catholics hear the call back to the Sacraments.

Altogether, we gave away 10-12 Rosaries and its pamphlet.

Praised be Jesus Christ! Please pray for God to send people to this team with hearts prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes from their efforts.