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God loves us, rich or poor - 2020-08-16
August 23, 2020
God loves us, rich or poor, and we try to reach each one! So thank you for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization apostolate!
A man was sleeping in the corner near us as we set up. A similar-looking man woke him, then crossed the park to a picnic table. The first man got up, accepted a Rosary and its pamphlet from us, then went to join the other man. They sat at the table, and we continued to offer Rosaries. Near the end of the session, the second man came back over and requested a Rosary for himself. He had just had a biopsy (the results to have come a couple of days later) and asked us to pray. May the Lord’s will be done, and may He grant salvation!
A man stopped, his shirt displaying non-Christian symbols. He knew Christ, though, and became interested when e. Chuck described the Rosary’s focus on Him. Then he asked, “Do you guys have any food vouchers?” E. Lucy encouraged him, if he wanted his luck to change for the better, to sit down and learn the Rosary.
“James”, a repeat visitor from many years ago, came and stayed awhile. He was glad to see us again. He had lost his Rosary, but tried to remember the Hail Mary. Evangelist Lucy helped him with it, then let him have another Rosary and its pamphlet. Unfortunately, James didn’t seem exactly sober, and nearly frightened a family away when they wanted a Rosary for their 4-year-old girl. The dad brought the girl to our table anyway, and she received her Rosary, but the family didn’t linger. James then moved closer to the center of the square, rolled out his sleeping bag, and tried to sleep. Toward the end of the session, a few drops of rain fell, and James, now more subdued, gathered his stuff and moved on.
Meanwhile, another family passed by, saying a polite no thank you to our offer of a Rosary. On their way back, somewhat later, the dad dropped back and presented e. Chuck with a tract (about heaven and hell, and choosing heaven by inviting Jesus into one’s heart). He told us to pray only directly to God. Of course, he didn’t pause long enough to let us explain the much richer Catholic understanding of prayer. Pray he hears Christ, from the Cross, offering His beloved Mother to us all!
A large family group passed, then a father and young son broke away and came for a Rosary. The boy chose his Rosary and rejoined the family. But the father, who is Catholic, stayed as e. Lucy showed him how to use the pamphlet and learn to pray the Rosary.
Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 10-12 Rosaries and its pamphlet.
Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church!
Rich or poor, God loves us all. 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).