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State or province: Idaho

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Lucy Stamm

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All Sorts - 2022-06-05

July 10, 2022

God loves all sorts of people. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

  • A man stopped, but only to say that he didn’t want a Rosary because “it had a cross on it”. He didn’t approve of our saying that Jesus died to save us and, moreover, that it involved bloodshed. He also didn’t approve of what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. E. Lucy tried to talk with him about the concept of one person laying down one’s life to save another, but he didn’t get it. He also seemed to be wearing a certain pair of spiritual (lifestyle-related) blinders, and to be carrying a lot of pain, both physical and emotional. Please pray for him?
  • A father and his son, about 12 years old, paused at our offer of a free Rosary. The father took the Rosary from e. Chuck’s hand, and told him that he “knew what the Rosary was”, and even accepted a pamphlet on how to pray it, though he edged away as he spoke. The son went to the table to select a color and replied to e. Lucy that he didn’t know anything about the Rosary nor did he think he was a Christian. So e. Lucy gave him a Good News/kerygma pamphlet, pointed out that it was only one page, and encouraged him to read it. Pray that the boy’s father, and all Christian parents, will communicate and live out the Faith for their children.
  • Two couples stopped together. One of the couples was Catholic and planning to move to the area. They had attended Mass at the cathedral that morning. E. Lucy gave them a copy of the map to area parishes to help them get oriented. We’re not sure if the other couple was Catholic.
  • A Catholic woman stopped by to get a Rosary. She was traveling, she said, and had accidentally left hers at home. We were glad to oblige, not willing to leave anyone unprotected.
  • Two women were in town trying to see “what kinds of things happen here”. They were outdoor-sy and had happily discovered the 13-mile belt of connected parks that follow the river. They had also made the trip up the hill to the east of the city, upon which a lighted cross is maintained. We suggested some other sights to see, although they were looking for free venues. They each accepted a Rosary, its booklet, and a brief explanation of the devotion.
  • One man, whizzing by on a bicycle, called out that we should be ashamed of ourselves. “Ashamed of the Cross?” e. Lucy wondered aloud, puzzled. E. Chuck suggested that perhaps he was referring to the scandal from 20 years ago. Either way, may God save him!
  • John, the parking lot attendant, was back. He was suffering from a virulent “cold” he’d picked up when out of town visiting family. He said the worst of it was the dizziness and disorientation he experiences when he stands up. He’d come down with it two days after getting home. His wife, Linda, came down with it two days after that. Pray for them? Also, as he was visiting with e. Chuck, he again dwelt on stories of the grave dysfunction he experienced from his parents when he was young. Pray for all the broken families in the world.
  • A woman in her late teens or early 20s rode by on a bicycle, holding onto a rope or other line. Holding onto the line was a man about the same age on a skateboard. E. Lucy remarked that he might not be husband material because he “doesn’t pull his own weight”. They didn’t stop for a Rosary.
  • A man on a bicycle heard our offer and looped back to select a Rosary. He was not familiar with the devotion, and listened intently to our explanation of its use, benefits, and promise. He told us he was staying at a local homeless shelter and was glad he was able to “go to chapel” every day. Pray for his healing and his perseverance in his return to the Lord.
  • Altogether, we gave away 15-20 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as a map of area parishes and a copy of the Good News/kerygma pamphlet.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to prepare people’s hearts to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.


God’s net is open wide, drawing in people of all sorts. We try to nudge them toward Him, His Church, and salvation. 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!