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Evidence - 2022-10-16

October 23, 2022

God, the Unmoved Mover, moves us by attraction. We sometimes see evidence of that. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A woman, in her early 20s at most, stopped to thank us for being there. She still had the Rosary she had gotten from us "years ago". It has brought her a lot of comfort, she said. She even "takes it down sometimes and uses it". May God bless her, protect her, and continue to draw her closer to Himself.

I started adding "God loves you" after "may God bless you" in response to a polite refusal. One man smiled and automatically replied, "love you, too". I may not have articulated the beginning of that sentence well enough <g>

A man and woman stopped at a picnic table behind me, perhaps to rest. The woman declined my initial offer of a free Rosary. A few moments later, though, she got up and came to the table, wanting Rosaries for her two children. I explained that we could give only one per person per week, but she was welcome to come back the following week for the second one. No, she would just take one. She chose the only chain Rosary on the table (we're getting short on them again). Then she asked for a Divine Mercy prayer card, of which I gave her two.

A group of three 20-something men stopped at the table. At first, they seemed to only want "a necklace". But they were Christian and the evangelist explained the devotion and how it helps people grow closer to Christ, Who brings them peace and protection. They grew steadily more interested and, in the end, said they would begin praying it every day. May God bless and encourage them!

A man and woman passed by. He was tall and blond. Shaking his head no as the evangelist opened her mouth to offer a Rosary, he said, "Jesus is Truth!", except that he used the Hebrew pronunciation of Jesus' name. "Amen!" the evangelist replied. May God bless the man and continue to draw him into the fullness of Christianity in the Catholic Church.

A man came to the table carrying a restaurant order. "I said no earlier," he said, "but I do want a Rosary." E. Lucy set him up with one, making sure he understood the basics of the devotion.

Several Catholic groups passed by, happily proclaiming the Rosaries that awaited them at home. One group even said they prayed it every day! The evangelist asked all of these to "pray it for us out here".

A man, accompanying a perhaps 3-year-old child of uncertain gender, stopped so the child could choose a Rosary. The evangelist offered the booklet on how to pray it and asked if the man were familiar with the devotion. He declined the booklet, saying, "No, we've already done Christianity." Lord, have mercy!

You may remember a prayer request some time ago from “Barbara” for her sister, “Laura”, who was very ill. Barbara gave us an update this week: “My sister Laura received wonderful news on Friday. Her oncologist surgeon stated, ‘You can credit your incredible faith, your positive attitude of walking with Jesus in cancer, and your praying friends. As of right now you are a cancer survivor!’”  Thank you, Jesus! And thank you for being a prayer warrior for Laura!

Altogether, the evangelist gave away 12-15 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as two Divine Mercy prayer cards.

Please pray for us again today, Mission Sunday. Please 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.

God loves us and continually calls us to grow ever closer to him. So thank you again for your prayers 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).