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“Desperate Times, Desperate Measures”

Northbrook, IL. They say "Desperate times call for desperate measures." This past weekend, one of our team's saw a need that wasn't being filled, and did their part to address it. With many slowly losing hope due to Coronavirus fears, one of our SPSE teams went out...

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“Mercy at McDonald’s”

“Mercy at McDonald’s”

Novi, MI. Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to talk with a person about God, only to find out that the person you wound up talking to instead was exactly the one God wanted. That might just be the case in today's story. Our evangelist was able to share Our Lord's...

“Simple Prayer”

“Simple Prayer”

Warren, MI. Even when His children don't think they need anything, God is so abundantly good that He still continues to bless them with more. In today's story, our evangelist was told by the person he was praying for that she has everything she needs from Our Lord. So...

“First Fish Fry”

“First Fish Fry”

Sierra Vista, AZ. Lent 2020 is here. According to an article on the USCCB website, that means we should "devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture...giving alms...practice self-control through fasting...abstaining from meat on Fridays during...

“Capitalizing on a Captive Audience”

“Capitalizing on a Captive Audience”

Ann Arbor, MI. The checkout line at the grocery store. The waiting room at the doctor's office. The queue for the buffet. One of the most captive audiences for sharing the gospel are those who are stuck waiting for something. Our team in today's story capitalized on a...

“The Word”

“The Word”

Castle Rock, CO. World famous physicist Albert Einstein once said, "The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library." There you can find so many wonderful books full of stories, historical facts, instructions, and so much more. All...

“Priceless Encounter”

“Priceless Encounter”

Livonia, MI. It's pretty amazing the things you'll find at the dollar store, and the deals that they offer. Usually nothing of great value, but everyday items for a great price. In today's story, it was just outside the dollar store where our evangelist encountered a...

“Martyrs in the Public Square”

“Martyrs in the Public Square”

Renton, WA. Today's story features a terrific team from just outside of Seattle, St. Stephen the Martyr parish which serves both the Kent & Renton areas. As their homepage states: "Our SPSE team is excited to bring the Gospel of Good News to those we meet in the...

“Repairing Cars & Souls”

“Repairing Cars & Souls”

Detroit, MI. There is no bad place to evangelize. Because our God is ready and willing to speak to His children who have strayed wherever they're at, if only they would stop and listen. Thankfully the woman in today's story was willing to talk about God and receive...

“Inch by Inch”

“Inch by Inch”

Boise, ID. The process of growth is usually slow with most things, be they plants, animals, or humans. The same goes for spiritual growth. But like a doorway covered with pencil marks to show the growth of children over time, if we were able to determine spiritual...

“Parking Lot Gospel”

“Parking Lot Gospel”

Warren, MI. Very few give much thought to parking lots. And why would we? They are simply a place to leave our cars, so we can get to our true destination, whatever it might be. Famous singer Joni Mitchell once lamented in her famous song Big Yellow Taxi, "They paved...

Podcasts

Ep. 25: Signs, Wonders, Miracles and Evangelization

In this episode we interview Fr. Mathias Thelen who isĀ the senior leader of Encounter Ministries. Encounter has a vision to see a Church truly empowered by the Holy Spirit where disciples are confided to proclaim the Gospel and then demonstrate it through signs,...

Ep: 24-Catholic Missionary Disciples

In this episode we interview Marcel LeJeune who is the President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. Before founding his own ministry Marcel served as the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University for 11...

Ep. 23: The Few, The Proud, The SPSE Marine

On veterans day we had a chance to speak with Kimberly Colby who is anĀ active duty Marine Corps officer and SPSE regional missionary. She recently relocated to Hawaii after serving as an OceansideĀ team leader in San Diego for over two years. In this epiosde we talk...

Ep. 22: Everyday Evangelization

In this episode we interview Denise Hirl who is one of our regional missionaries and trainers for SPEI. Denise shares with us her own story as well as how the work of street evangelization has given her confidence to evangelize in her everyday life. Her stories are...

Ep. 21: M3 Ministries

In this episode we interview Deacon Keith Strohm who is the president and founder of M3 ministries. We discuss how he is transforming parishes and transforming lives by providing practical advice for changing parish culture. He also talks candidly about the important...

Ep. 20: The Parish Team

In this episode we interview David Adair who is a team leader at St. Olivers in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He shares with us how he runs a successful SPSE team at his parish. The secret? Prayer, community, and trust in Jesus.Ā 

Ep. 19: God Opens Doors

In this episode we speak with Ed Graveline. Ed was one of the first team leaders to ever hit the streets for Saint Paul Street Evangelization. Beginning with his own powerful conversion story he shares with us how God broke into his life and how he now cannot help but...

Ep. 18: Sharing our Story

Meet Rob Marco our very own editor for our Stories from the Street. Rob has been a team leader with Saint Paul Street Evangelization for years and recently began using his gifts in writing to edit our stories from the street. In this episode he shares with us his...

Ep 17: How to Start a Team

In this episode we interview Joanne Portzer who has been a full-time urban missionary with Saint Paul Street Evangelization for several years. With well over 550 hours of street evangelization expereince Joanne shares with us her practical wisdom for building a...

Ep. 16: Dream Cruise Confessions

In this episode we interview long time missionary and evangelist with SPSE Randy Husaynu. He shares with us stories from the Dream Cruise, an annual event in Detroit which draws as many as 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars to the historic city. We talk...

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