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Lucy Stamm

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Lost Children's Children - 2023-03-12

March 19, 2023

Jesus still seeks the lost, and their children. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

Frequent passerby “Cole” stopped several times, talking about some athletic playoffs featuring his home state far from here. He repeated again this week that someone has offered to take him to church, but that he has again put it off. Please pray that he finds his way home to Jesus Christ and salvation.

A heavy-set young man, in his late teens or early 20s, stopped as his family continued on a few paces. He didn’t know what the Rosary was, was not Christian, and had never really thought about Jesus or even whether there is a God or not. E. Chuck proclaimed the good news about Jesus Christ, our rescuing God, and our vital need to spend time thinking about the most important things in life. Since he seemed eager to move on, we handed him some pamphlets (“Good News”, “Do I Need a Savior?”, “Who Am I?”) to go along with his chosen Rosary and its booklet. Pray he responds to the graces that God is offering him.

While e. Chuck was finishing up with that man, e. Lucy waved a greeting to another man coming out of the sports arena. She offered him a Rosary and he came to the table. He “used to be Christian”, but has only recently begun to think seriously about questions such as the need for a Savior. He also accepted a copy of the kerygma, “Who am I?”, and “Do I Need a Savior?”, as well as a Rosary and its booklet.

The woman “Sarah”, who likes to sit in “our spot” to sell her bracelets, seemed disappointed that we were already there when she arrived. She set up near the north end of the north spoke of the business park.

A man sporting diagrams and an anti-theism slogan on his t-shirt called out, as he passed without slowing down, that God was “a scam”. If it’s the guy I’m thinking of, at least he didn’t salute the enemy of his soul this time. E. Chuck hopes he will actually stop to discuss things one of these times, since God loves him and wants him saved. Please pray for him?

Two well-dressed young women declined our offer but later, as they were returning, they came to the table. One said she was a Christian, and knew that Rosaries were for praying because she had a grandparent who was Catholic. She was interested in the how and why of the Rosary. The other woman said she was raised in a non-religious home, so had no clue about anything to do with God. We shared with them the possibilities and the promises of the Rosary and gave the non-religious woman a “Good News” and “Do I Need a Savior?” pamphlets. Pray the eyes of their hearts are lifted to their Redeemer and Savior.

Four young teens on skateboards, attracted by the word “free”, stopped but didn’t know anything about the Rosary. They were a mix, ranging from those who knew who Jesus is to the not-so-sure. We encouraged them to get to know Jesus better through praying the Rosary. Pray for young people everywhere who are growing up without spiritual direction to guide them into the Way Everlasting.

A large, cheerful family group of non-Catholic Christians seemed very open to the challenges and promises of the Rosary and even asked follow-up questions as we explained the prayer. Pray they stay united in their love for Christ.

A family, consisting of two parents and their two toddlers, stopped in order to coax the children to select a Rosary. The father said he was raised Christian, was not any longer, and didn’t elaborate. The mother was noncommittal, did not select a Rosary herself, but helped her children pick out one apiece. They politely listened as we showed them how to pray with it, and we gave the father a Good News pamphlet. Pray that these parents realize their calling to guide their children into faith.

Altogether, we gave away 15-20 Rosaries and its pamphlet, and 2-3 copies each of the kerygma, “Who am I?” and “Do I need a Savior?” pamphlets.

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.


More and more people were raised without religion, and now pass the deficit down to the next generation. We sometimes feel like a lone flickering candle in the storm. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this much-needed apostolate. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!

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