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More people are finding us - 2021-07-18
July 28, 2021
More people are finding us. So thank you again for your continued prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.
“Taylor”, in his late teens or early 20s, was carrying a fishing rod and box of lures. He stopped to ask what the Rosary was. He knew and loved Jesus, but he also dabbled in a vague non-Christian spirituality. He wasn't baptized and was apprehensive about it. We affirmed that Baptism had great meaning and would mean a real change in his life, and that the glory of being reborn a beloved child of God should outweigh all worries. We gave him our pamphlet on Baptism. He chose a Rosary and seemed willing to actually try praying it. Pray Taylor hears the call to Baptism in the name of the Triune God.
Several groups of 2-3 young adults stopped. Usually one in the group admitted to not being Christian. We gave each of those a copy of the , told them how important it was, and encouraged them to read it.
A homeless man stopped for a Rosary. He seemed to have trouble reading, but appreciated the pictures in the Rosary pamphlet.
A group of 3-4 young adults stopped, 3 women and 1 man. The women each chose a Rosary. The man chose one for his “girlfriend's mother-in-law”. Wait. What? Maybe it was “grandmother”.
A 20-something man stopped for a Rosary because his grandfather prayed it.
Two children (perhaps 10 and 8 years old) came over to choose Rosaries. E. Chuck gave them a brief explanation.
A very young boy, perhaps not even 4, came for a Rosary. His family followed and said it was okay. Several of them had already visited us and were wearing a Rosary or carrying the Rosary pamphlet. Our young visitor chose the bright orange one.
We are all out of pink Rosaries, I think.
Two young men stopped who were in town to play baseball in an intercollegiate game. The one e. Chuck spoke with did not consider himself a Christian, but knew about Christianity because his grandpa had talked about it and showed him a Rosary. Plus, in high school, our visitor considered his coach an extraordinary man because of his Christian faith. We gave him a Good News pamphlet, and he chose a Rosary and took the how-to pamphlet. We encouraged him to meditate on the life of Christ as revealed in the Rosary, and to consider the faithful examples of his grandfather and high school coach as he thought about his own faith or lack thereof. Pray for his conversion.
Two young men enthusiastically accepted Rosaries but were convinced Jesus was just a “cool guy, really chill.” As we presented Christ as God become man, His authority, His sacrifice, etc., their enthusiasm waned and they became merely polite. Pray a true picture of Christ grows in their minds and hearts.
The wives from two couples came to the table to choose Rosaries. One man walked on and waited in the shade. The other asked what we thought of the reports of supposed mass graves they were finding near Catholic schools in a nearby country. We said we didn't have any information about them and hoped the investigations would figure it out. Pray that such sensational headlines don't weaken the faith of Catholics.
Continue to pray for John, the parking lot employee, and the conflicts within his family. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayers.
Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 15-20 Rosaries, 3-4 copies of the kerygma, and one copy of our pamphlet on Baptism.
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, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.
In answer to your prayers, God is sending people to us. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate. In return, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!
“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).