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Evangelizing at St Vincent De Paul - Lawrenceville, GA

July 25, 2021


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We continue to welcome our newest Evangelizer, Lisa who has quickly shared her talents for sharing our Faith and Praying with those in need.

We set up outside the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to share our Faith and offer Prayers to those in need.  Our visit did not disappoint us, we encountered a steady stream of people who approached us despite temperatures in the 90's.

 

We had pleasant and lively exchanges with numerous people who approached our table, including:

 

Will, who attends a Presbyterian Church, visited our table and talked of his mother establishing his faith foundation and how it wavered and grew throughout various stages of his 70-year life.  He had polite questions about the Catholic faith and took with him necklaces with Marian pendants for himself and his wife.

 

A quiet but grateful woman took a few religious key chains.

 

A fellow Parishioner stopped by to greet us and thank us for being there and was looking for a particular "One Minute in the Church" booklet to increase her Faith.  She was happy to find it on our table for the taking.

 

A woman who had accepted a few items from our table was asked if she had prayer requests, and we prayed for the repose of the soul of her relative who had just died in another country and whose funeral she would not be able to attend.

 

Amada approached with her three children, requesting prayer for healing for her eyes.  She has been experiencing issues with her eyes and of course is concerned and frightened.  We offered prayers for the healing of her eyes and assured her God is there for her.  Her two teenage children chose religious medals--St. (Padre) Pio for the rising high school senior Jesus and St. Therese of Lisieux for his sister--and were told the story of and encouraged to accept Miraculous medals as well.  Her second-grade son Tomas, chose a necklace with a crucifix as well as a keychain with a cross.  His enthusiasm for our religion was a living testament to his parents who clearly have instilled

 

A woman who had previously visited our table and taken some religious medals for her five children came back and sheepishly requested rosaries and pamphlets about praying the rosary for her mother to take to family in the Dominican Republic on an upcoming trip so that they could pray together.  She was afraid of "taking too much" but was glad to hear that her passing along these items simply extended the mission of the St. Paul Street Evangelization Ministry.