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Lucy Stamm

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Work in Progress - 2023-07-02

July 9, 2023

Plenty of work remains in the Lord’s vineyard. So thankyou again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A previous visitor from a couple of weeks ago, “Tom”, stopped to chat. You may remember that he recently returned to Boise after his wife passed on, and that he attends a nearby parish. Mostly, he talked about concerts and different women he’s met at them. Evidently, he has moved on from his bus-driver girlfriend. Lord, in his loneliness, draw him closer to You!

An intact family with 4 children were strolling by, and seemed confused at first by our offer of a free Rosary. Once they realized that we really were just giving away the Rosaries, their caution evaporated, the father gave an enthusiastic “Yes!”, and they all came to the table. Young and old, they each chose a Rosary, helping each other pick out a color, and grinning as they showed each other their choices. We encouraged them to pray it together. Please pray for all Catholic families, that their Faith unites them and becomes their identity.

A man with a slight accent stopped for a Rosary. He told e. Lucy that his surname means “Messiah” in his native language, and confirmed that he had come from generations of good Catholic Christians. Lord, keep his family and him faithful to You for all generations to come!

I vaguely remember some teens who stopped. At least one was a non-believer. We used the Rosary as a way for them to get to know Who Jesus really is, encouraging them to reverently take their questions into the meditations.

“Michele” stopped, wanting Rosaries for herself and a friend. We said we could let her have only one. Our impression was that Michele was on the verge of homelessness. She was alone, though, and homeless women usually travel in small groups. Also, she had a small dog in the baby carriage she was pushing, and I don’t think the women’s shelter allows pets. But we didn’t ask. Since she said she already received a Rosary from us, she chose one for her friend “Michelle (with 2 Ls)”. Then, she wanted one for her newest friend, “Amber”. We said she could stop again next week and get another one. Meanwhile, she said she would use the one Rosary and teach her friends how to pray it. Lord, please heal, bless, and protect Michele, Michelle, and Amber!

A man passing by in a small group called out, in response to our offer of a Rosary, “No, thanks, I’m going to hell anyway.” E. Lucy called back, “But it doesn’t have to be that way!” Lord, grant the man hope of repentance and salvation!

After playing in the fountain, a father (“Tony”) and his two young children came to the table, all dripping wet. He did not know anything about the Rosary, although he was Christian. He was intrigued by the challenging, meditative nature of the Mysteries. They were on vacation from a neighboring state, he said, because he was contemplating a move to Idaho. He wanted to raise his children in a place that supports family values more than where they currently live. They each accepted a Rosary and the encouragement to pray it together. Lord, please guide the father into wise decisions as he provides for and protects his children.

Our last visitor was a 20-something woman who said she was agnostic. Rather than being a “seeker”, though, she seemed content to know nothing about religion and admitted she wasn’t putting any time into thinking about God. E. Chuck introduced her to Jesus Christ, as the One God Who cares, and encouraged her to get to know Him through the Mysteries of the Rosary. He also encouraged her to consider how all those stories came down to us through reliable witnesses who gave their lives in telling the world about Christ. She accepted a Rosary and its pamphlet, as well as e. Chuck’s “Do I Need a Savior?” pamphlet. She said that she had always been curious about the Rosary and thanked us for being there. Mother Mary, please show her the Blessed Fruit of thy womb!

As we were finishing the conversation above, “Justin” rode by. This time, he slowed down and moved in close before making his evil insinuation against the Church, but said it more or less sotto voce this time. Our visitor, above, just rolled her eyes. Thank you, Mother Mary, for protecting her. Lord, please change his heart!

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 12-15 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as a “Do I Need a Savior?” 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.


A great need still exists to introduce Jesus to people, and to encourage them to grow close to Him. 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).