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He will come to judge the living - 2019-12-07
December 16, 2019
He will come to judge the living … and the dead. So thank you again for your prayers for Boise’s Catholic street evangelization effort. Two evangelists were available. (The other two have both been taken out by back injuries. Prayers, please?)
A family with 3-4 children under the age of 8 stopped. The parents, Catholic, encouraged each child to accept a Rosary. They also received encouragement from us to start praying it together every day. As the children were leaving, the father stepped forward and also chose a Rosary. Please pray that the Lord keeps this family safe and leads all of them to Catholic Sainthood?
A new Christmas tree had been set up in the square, noticeably smaller than the previous one, but decorated with lights. It was being used as a backdrop for photographs, especially by some of the skaters arriving at the hockey arena for the big ice show later that day. Only one or two of the skaters accepted a Rosary from us.
Homeless “Walt” came to our table, moving slowly and weighed down with many bags. He was feeling disappointed in the model car kit he had received in a Christmas exchange, but had plans to make the inaccurate, beginner’s kit work anyway. He hasn’t mentioned faith or religion for a long time.
While evangelist Lucy talked with Walt, evangelist Chuck received many visitors, including many young people.
Evangelist Lucy allowed some young teens to choose a Rosary, though suspecting they were repeat visitors. Evangelist Chuck kept an eye on them after they left our table. After a few minutes, he took off running across the square to talk with them. Turns out they’d had a ketchup fight, and one Rosary got ruined in the fray. Chuck took it from the youth to dispose of it properly.
A college-aged couple stopped at our table. He’s Catholic, but she’s not. The man talked with evangelist Chuck, telling him that he had two Rosaries already in his dorm room. The woman accepted a brief explanation of the Rosary, then chose one for herself.
A man said he was glad to see us out there, though he didn’t seem to believe as we do.
The two evangelists gave away about 20 Rosaries and its booklet, at least 2 maps of area parishes, and 2-3 copies of the kerygma.
Please pray for us again today? Please ask God to send people to us who are prepared to perceive their need for Jesus Christ, for the Holy Catholic Church, and for salvation. Please ask God to grant that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.
Jesus will come again in glory! 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).