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Christ is truly the King of the Universe - 2019-11-23
December 1, 2019
Christ is truly the King of the Universe, and 100% worthy of trust. So thank you for your prayers for Boise’s Catholic street evangelization effort, which tries to spread the Good News of Him. Two evangelists were available.
A man stopped by to beg for food. Evangelist Lucy let him know that free meals are offered in Boise every day of the week. She just didn’t know locations or times.
A bit later, repeat visitor “Homeless Walt” stopped by, looking much his old self. He said he’d regained his strength, that people had given him a lot of stuff (such as, down sleeping bags) without his asking, that friends were holding onto his model car projects and other possessions. Asked if there were free meals that day, he named three of them within walking distance. He also told of a free resource directory for anyone with a smart phone, or who was willing to go to the library to use the free computers there. He said nobody had to starve in Boise and, therefore, to not believe any cardboard signs that claim “homeless and hungry”.
While evangelist Lucy was visiting with Walt, a man stopped who was not familiar with the Rosary. He looked with interest at the pamphlet as evangelist Chuck described the Rosary devotion to him, how to use the Rosary for prayer, and the benefits of becoming closer to Jesus Christ. Chuck didn’t notice that the man was wearing a stocking cap with a border made of upside-down crosses. If he had noticed, Chuck would have wanted to ask him about the hat!
Also while evangelist Lucy was talking with Walt, a big man approached the table. He also appeared to be homeless, and had one eye closed by a purple and black bruise. He listened as evangelist Chuck explained how and why to pray the Rosary. Then he pointed to a prayer card with a picture of Jesus and asked what it was. Chuck showed him the Divine Mercy prayer on the back and the man gratefully accepted it.
Some teens stopped by for a Rosary. Most admitted to not receiving one before. We tried to ask each group to try praying it once a day from now until Christmas, and see what changes.
Later, evangelist Lucy started getting a peculiar headache and remembered that she had forgotten to pray the protection prayers that morning for our apostolate. She pulled a copy of them out and prayed them on the spot. The headache disappeared.
A man and his son stopped by because they had some extra time before a movie began. Already Catholic, they each gladly accepted a Rosary and its booklet, as well as encouragement to start praying it.
The annual “Festival of Trees” would be held in the convention center during the coming week. So, quite a few people were heading to and from the convention center as they decorated their organization’s tree.
One woman, heading in to decorate a tree, stopped. A non-Catholic Christian, she had given her deceased Catholic grandmother’s Rosary away – to a relative who didn’t seem to appreciate it. The woman missed having it, but since we had one in close to the same color. She accepted it and the booklet.
Two women, coming from having worked on decorating their tree stopped. They each accepted a Rosary.
A woman broke from a family group to choose a Rosary and accept a pamphlet. She said she was very familiar with the Rosary because she had grown up Catholic but didn’t attend anymore. She said not to worry as she was good friends with Jesus. She didn’t stay to hear our encouragement to return to the active practice of her Faith.
The your-faith-is-fiction nonbeliever came by, and commented that he hoped it would snow soon. Little by little…
Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 15-20 Rosaries and its pamphlet, 1-2 maps of area parishes, and at least one Divine Mercy bookmark.
Please pray for us again today? Please ask God to send people to us prepared to perceive their need for Jesus Christ and His Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom come of today’s efforts?
Little by little, God attracts people to Himself. 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).