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Evangelizing through Relationship - 2021-08-15
August 22, 2021
[Evangelizing through Relationship] Most of our encounters last for less than a minute, but sometimes God grants us the opportunity to evangelize through a developing relationship. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort. One evangelist was available.
Frequent visitor “John” came and stayed the whole session. His stepdaughter, “Tara”, for whom you have been praying, has now been released from the hospital. John says that she was euphoric from her newfound sobriety, but wasn't yet connected with an ongoing support group. Please pray for her? John and e. Lucy talked a bit about the universal challenge of discerning God’s will. E. Lucy also had a chance to explain how common it is, even for people who’ve had very clear experiences of God’s intervention, to forget and go back to their old way of life. She explained that it is one of the main reasons the Catholic Church requires weekly Mass attendance: we forget. This was the most God-based discussion I’ve had with John. Please continue to pray for his conversion?
Do you remember homeless “Michael”, who asked me to repair a very old Rosary, and who joined us in a recent prayer novena? John says he was around only another 2 days (coinciding with the end of novena), then hasn’t seen him since.
A group of teens came by. One was worried about treating the Rosary respectfully. Others, not so much. About 4 out of the 7 accepted a Rosary and the pamphlet on praying it. May they be drawn to the devotion and be converted fully to Jesus Christ, their Savior.
Two women stopped. One chose a Rosary, already familiar with it, but acknowledged she needed to start praying it.
Another repeat visitor, homeless “Josh” (but more or less sober this time), stopped for a Rosary. He wanted 5 or 6 of them, indicating a family sitting nearby at a picnic table. “Have them come and choose their own,” was e. Lucy's suggestion. He simply chose one Rosary for himself, then walked off. As he passed the family, neither acknowledged the other. Pray for him? I don’t know what it is about the homeless wanting multiple Rosaries these last few weeks – hope they aren’t using them as trade goods again.
Altogether, I gave away 7-10 Rosaries and its pamphlet.
Please pray for us again today? Please ask God to send people to us with their hearts prepared to perceive their need or Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.
Instant conversions are not often trustworthy because, should a person quickly and unthinkingly choose Christ, the same person often just as quickly turns to something else. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate, and its sometimes slow progress. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!
“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).