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Lucy Stamm

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God is Trustworthy - 2023-04-23

April 30, 2023

God knows our needs and what will draw us to Him. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort. Last week, one evangelist was available.

It was raining steadily when I arrived to set up. But the rain slacked off by 10 ‘til, and had pretty much stopped by “opening time”. Foot traffic immediately increased, though still somewhat lighter than usual. Toward the end of the session, the sun even started to peek out of the heavy cloud cover. God is good! And He knows what will draw people outside where they can encounter us!

A father and son, in his pre- or early teens, stopped so the boy could get a Rosary. The man began to nod vigorously at every mention of Jesus Christ during e. Lucy’s brief description of the Rosary devotion. When she asked, the dad admitted they were non-Catholic Christians. Please pray the son catches his father’s enthusiasm for Christ?

A “former Catholic” woman, now identifying as belonging to a generic non-Catholic Christian denomination, stopped for a Rosary. Her husband took one, too. The woman had questions about St Joseph: “Why wasn’t he at the Cross?” E. Lucy let her know the consensus among Biblical scholars that St Joseph had died before Jesus began his public ministry. The evangelist also explained that Scriptural evidence confirms that Jesus was an only child, and reinforces the Catholic dogma that Mary remained a virgin before, during, and after Jesus’ birth. When the evangelist went on, though, to remind the woman of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and invite her back to the Catholic Church, the woman seemed to remain unmoved. St Joseph, please pray for her return to the True Church, founded by your Son!

A group of four teenage boys stopped at the word “free”. They each took a Rosary, but then looked a little sheepish when e. Lucy encouraged them to actually pray it and grow closer to Jesus Christ. Lord, bring them to You!

Two business park employees spent a fair bit of time collapsing the large umbrellas over the picnic tables. When they finished, they headed past our table. One of them stopped. He listened attentively and seemed interested in the Rosary devotion. His fellow employee, though, was impatient and they hurried off. Blessed Mother, bring that man to your Son!

Our last visitor, a red-headed man of very unkempt appearance, kept repeating two phrases, which seemed to mean, 1) “I suffer from dissociative identities,” and 2) “I believe I am the deity”.  May God deliver and heal him!

Despite the relatively unpleasant weather and resultant light foot traffic, the evangelist gave away 10-12 Rosaries and the pamphlet on how to pray it.

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


Week after week, God shows us that He is worthy of our trust … and our worship! 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).