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State or province: Idaho

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Lucy Stamm

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Good Catholics - 2023-10-08

October 15, 2023

People seemed to understand that Catholics are on the side of Good. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A man stopped and asked for a pamphlet to tell him about the Catholic Church. He had to wait a moment or two while e. Lucy unearthed a copy of our “Why Be Catholic?” pamphlet, since it’s rare we receive such a request. He also accepted a Rosary and its pamphlet. May God grant that his interest in the Church grows until it brings him into full communion with her.

“Ian” and “Kim”, a non-Catholic liturgical Christian couple, stopped for a Rosary. She “used to be Catholic”. E. Lucy described the devotion, told her about a minister of her currently claimed denomination who prays it, and encouraged them to pray it together. Lord, draw her back home to You!

A mom stopped, wanting a Rosary for her son, “Leo”, 13 years old,  who had  just “lost a friend”, also 13. She hoped the prayer would bring her son comfort. Please pray for both Leo and his deceased friend. They could both be in peril.

Another mom stopped, asking if I could hear the orchestra over the business park’s sound system. Her high school daughter’s chamber music ensemble was performing a “flash mob” classical concert across the business park from our table. They finished before we did.

A group of 5 young adults stopped. They were fashion models, they said, coming to Boise from various places. One girl was local, one of the young men was from across the country, another was from across the ocean (though he had no accent since, he said, his mother was from here). They each took a Rosary, while e. Lucy encouraged them to use it reverently to get to know Jesus Christ.

A homeless-looking man claimed a Rosary and, later, so did a homeless-looking woman. May God bless them, heal them, and restore them to society.

A mother and adult son stopped to encourage our apostolate. They were Catholic and belonged to a nearby parish. They asked prayers for peace, especially in the Middle East. Lord, have mercy!

A couple from “across the pond” stopped. We experienced a bit of a language barrier, though our countries are both English-speaking. He finally understood, though, that the Rosaries are free. He and the woman then each chose one, and accepted its pamphlet and the encouragement to pray it daily.

A man claimed the blue and black Rosary, saying he was “Judas”. E. Lucy said “There’s still hope.” Please pray for him?

Although he didn’t make an appearance during our session, e. Lucy spotted “Justin” on foot about 1/2 mile from downtown as she drove home. He gazed at her, but she froze up again. Lord, we continue to implore you to save him!

Lots of people were out in the sunny, warm weather of last week. We gave away a good 20-25 Rosaries and the pamphlet on how to pray it, as well as one copy of our “Why Be Catholic?” 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.

People seemed to perceive the Catholic Church in a more positive light last week. 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).