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Lucy Stamm

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Good That We Are Here - 2022-07-31

August 7, 2022

Though not many people ventured outside, we still reached some. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

“Uwe” walked by, making pleasantries about the weather. God had granted us a slight cloud cover and breeze, so it wasn’t as unbearably hot as had been predicted. Not many people were out, though.

A man stopped and chose a Rosary. He came back a few moments later and asked the history of the Rosary, which e. Lucy briefly told.

A passing family sent their two boys to the table to choose a Rosary. The children chose a Rosary apiece while e. Chuck talked about the prayer with their mother, who did not seem familiar with the prayer but told the evangelist that the boys were in a Catholic school. Just before they left, the father decided to take a Rosary and e. Chuck encouraged him to pray with his boys. He did not reply. Pray for this family, Mother Mary!

“John” and “Allie” stopped, wondering what the Rosary was about. Asked if they were Christian, they enthusiastically responded yes. Turns out that John is the leader of a non-Catholic Christian congregation in a nearby State. His grandmother, though, is a devout Catholic and very active in her parish. John remarked, puzzled, that she had never explained the Rosary to him. He then asked pointed questions from his separated-brethren perspective but remained polite. E. Chuck added that it is good to have prayers that are not all about the one praying, so the focus is more on God. Though John did not take a Rosary, he accepted the how-to-pray-the-Rosary pamphlet as well as a pamphlet explaining the Catholic devotion to Mary. Pray today begins his loving relationship with Our Blessed Mother.

“John” the parking-lot attendant showed up before e. Chuck arrived and stayed for the entire session, telling stories and killing time. E. Chuck was able to tell a story about his own journey in Faith, but please pray that the evangelists find ways to break through John’s chatter.

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away, 15 or so Rosaries and/or its pamphlet, as well as one copy of the “What About Mary?” pamphlet.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us 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 of today’s efforts.

“It’s good that we are here” (Matt 17:4; Mark 9:5; Luke 9:33). 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!

“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).