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Lucy Stamm

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We continue our effort to reach souls - 2020-03-01

March 10, 2020

We continue our effort to reach souls, so thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort. Two evangelists were available.

A Catholic man, accompanied by perhaps wife and mother, stopped to accept a Rosary. They are not currently attending Mass, so we gave them the list of area parishes and encouraged them to get back to the Eucharist.


“Monica” recognized one of us as a reader at daily Mass. She told us she had lots of Rosaries. But, when evangelist Lucy asked her to bring some to us, she said she often has groups of people come to her house, and she gives them out to them! May God bless her apostolate!


Two young men stopped. In their late teens, they attend an upscale charter school in the area. One accepted a Rosary, saying he knew what it was. The other teen did not want anything. Evangelist Chuck spoke with the teen who took the Rosary. He had been raised Catholic by his mom and grandma, but was reluctant to talk about where his faith was now. He did say he’d try praying the Rosary.


A short time later they came back to the table, accompanied by a third teen, who wanted a Rosary but seemed to lack respect for it. He chose a black one. It didn’t fit over his Absolom-like hairstyle, so he propped it on top, the Cross dangling near his left eye. He listened with impatience to a brief explanation of the devotion, and the encouragement to “sit down and try it.” Blessed Mother, please take care of them all?


A homeless-looking man went by. He said “no, thank you” to the offer of a free Rosary. When evangelist Chuck then said, “God bless you!”, he replied, “Please don’t say that!” Lord, have mercy!


A family group went by. One woman dropped back to accept a free Rosary.


At least a half dozen people told us they already had a Rosary they had gotten from us. We asked them to pray it once for us.


One 20-something man accepted a Rosary and its pamphlet from us. He did not know anything specific about the Rosary, saying he was a non-Catholic Christian. But he was curious about Catholicism, and wanted to attend Mass at some point. He declined our list of area parishes, saying he lived on campus and would just attend Mass there. Evangelist Lucy gave him the Sunday Mass time for that evening.


A group of 2-3 young adults stopped. One wanted a Rosary because his grandmother valued it. We encouraged him to try praying it.


Although the weather was nice and many people were out, we had relatively few visitors. Please pray that nothing is interfering with the path of the people whom God wants to encounter us?


Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 10-12 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as perhaps a map of area parishes.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.

The battle for souls continues, so that you again for your prayers and other support of 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).