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State or province: Idaho

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Lucy Stamm

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God Will Provide - 2023-09-24

October 1, 2023

God knows what we need, even when we don’t. So, thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A 40-something couple stopped, mentioning what parish they attended. They were from out of state, but said they were happily surprised to see the Catholic Church represented on the street. “Matthew” and “Chelsea” (or, was her name “Jessica”?) promised to pray for us. Lord, please bless them and grant them safe travel.

A non-English speaking couple stopped, the woman using her phone to translate and ask directions to a banking machine. They ended up accepting a Rosary apiece as well.

Our formerly frequent visitor “John-the-retired-parking-lot-attendant” stopped, fairly early in the session, and then stayed. For some reason, the percentage of people accepting Rosaries then suddenly increased multi-fold.

“Justin”, whom we didn’t see the previous week, made an appearance much earlier in the hour. This time, he commented that he’d “outgrown believing in imaginary friends”. Good, so have we. But, of course, he zoomed away without waiting for a response. In answer to our prayers, though, no one else was in earshot who could have been frightened, misled, or scandalized by his taunting attitude.  “John” was there, but seemed undisturbed by the remark, and simply used it as a prompt to tell stories about atheists he’d known, and how their lack of faith wasn’t working for them, but they couldn’t see it. Lord, continue to draw “Justin” to Yourself!

A man in his early 20s stopped for a Rosary. When asked if he were familiar with the devotion, he said he had no religion. So, e. Lucy explained how the Rosary was a great way to get to know Jesus Christ and, if used reverently, often brings peace and protection. He thanked her and, as he left, he said, “God bless you.” But, what did he mean by that?

Some teens stopped, curious about the Rosary. They were not Christian, so e. Lucy encouraged them to actually go through the Rosary prayers and meditations as a way to meet Jesus Christ and take their questions to Him. We set them up with Rosaries and pamphlets.

“Uwe” went by, smiling but still limiting his remarks to pleasantries about the weather. Lord, call him closer to You!

A group of 5 teens stopped when 2 of the boys wanted a free Rosary. The other 3 continued walking. The boys listened politely but impatiently to e. Lucy’s hurried explanation of the devotion before they dashed off in search of their companions. May the Lord bless them for their politeness and grant them the grace to pray the Rosary!

Altogether, we gave away 15-20 Rosaries and its pamphlet on how to pray it.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with their 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 effort.

We were confirmed again in this apostolate when God supplied another friendly face to attract visitors (cf. Phil 4:19). 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).