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State or province: Idaho

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Lucy Stamm

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God Responds - 2023-11-05

November 12, 2023

God again let us know that He sees. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

In the area where we set up, the music system was blaring so loudly that people passing by couldn’t understand what we were saying. We caught on to that fact when a woman, declining our offer as she passed by, paused to read our sign. Then, she called to us, “Oh, are you offering Rosaries?” When we said yes, she immediately came back to the table and claimed one for herself. After that, we thought to pray, “Jesus, would You please take care of that (the noise)?” Instantly, the song ended and, when the music resumed, it was at a much lower volume! Thank you, God! Yes, He knows what we need before we ask, but sometimes it takes awhile for us to think of asking. *sheepish grin*

A man and woman stopped, sort of familiar with the Rosary, but not really. Were they Christian? Not really. So, since they seemed anxious to be moving along, e. Lucy briefly promoted the Rosary as a way to think about scenes from the life of Jesus and find out what people have found important about Him. She also recounted that many people, if they did that reverently, even if all they had were questions, found an unexplained sense of peace and protection. They each chose a Rosary before continuing on their way.

Several families with children passed by, the children looking longingly at the colorful Rosaries. However, their parents said no, and we respected their parental authority.

Another father, with two girls both under the age of 10, passed by. The girls were drawn to the Rosaries, but we said they could have them only if their dad said it was okay. This dad did give his permission. So, we set the two girls up with a Rosary apiece and its pamphlet. The father, although familiar with the devotion from his childhood, declined receiving one.

Unusually for her, e. Lucy gave two Rosaries away as snatch-and-grabs; that is, people took a Rosary from her hand without pausing for any interaction with us.

A man leaving the hockey arena declined a Rosary by saying that it was “the work of [the enemy of mankind].” The evangelist replied that it was “all about Jesus.” The man shook his head and kept going. Pray that his heart is softened and his eyes opened to the ways Our Mother Mary can touch our lives and draw us to her Son.

“John”, the retired parking lot attendant, came to visit with e. Chuck. May God grant John safety as he works on his electrical inventions. And please pray for John’s wife, “Linda”, whose gallbladder was removed earlier that week.

Although it’s November, God granted us sunny 60+ degrees (F). So, people were in pleasant spirits. Most of the business park is still fenced off for construction, but we  gave away 15 or so Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as a Divine Mercy prayer card.

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.

God continues to bless our efforts. 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).