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Lucy Stamm

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Faith Gained and/or Attacked - 2021-09-26

October 3, 2021

[Faith Gained and/or Attacked] The used-to-be-annual rock music festival was taking place in the area surrounding “our business park”. The festival headquarters and check-in point were in the convention center, but the park itself was quiet. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A man walked briskly by, a slight frown on his face. Offered a Rosary, the frown deepened. “No. I attended seminary at one time, but now I’ve grown up.” Lord, heal him and bring him back to his First Love!

A group of three teenage girls stopped because one wanted a Rosary. She listened politely to the brief explanation and accepted Rosary and pamphlet. She seemed unsure whether she was a Christian, so e. Lucy gave her a copy of the kerygma and encouraged her to read it. “It may be the most important thing you’ve ever read.” The other two girls declined receiving Rosaries.

Later on, the same girl came back with two different teenagers. Both of these young women said they were Christian. Each accepted a Rosary and its brochure, as well as the encouragement to pray it. May God bless our young evangelist. Lord, save her and bring her all the way to You and Your Church!

A man stopped to choose a Rosary. He was Catholic, he said, and already familiar with the Rosary, but didn’t have one handy at home. Now he does.

A woman stopped briefly to tell us she’d heard our PSA on the local Catholic radio station in which we asked for extra Rosaries to be donated. She said she had lots for us. We asked her to bring them with her some Sunday.

A woman heading into the music festival’s headquarters in the nearby conference center stopped when e. Lucy offered her a Rosary. “No,” she said, “but thank you for bringing the Light out here”. May God bless her.

A non-Catholic Christian man stopped because, he said, his Catholic wife was always trying to get him to pray the Rosary. Once he discovered the Rosary was a tool for deepening our relationship with Christ, he chose one. Then he paused and asked for a second one for his wife, who was a block or so away at the music festival. “Have her pray it with you”, e. Lucy suggested. “I was just thinking of that!” the man replied. May Our Blessed Mother draw him all the way home in the Catholic Church!

”Matthew”, a 20-something, non-Catholic Christian, who was recently assigned to a nearby military base, asked us to pray for him. Lord, grant him Faith, salvation, safety throughout his tour of duty, and a safe return home afterwards.

A woman with an overseas accent stopped (possibly there for the music festival). She was an unbeliever, but left with both Rosary and pamphlet and a copy of the kerygma. E. Lucy still encouraged her to pray the Rosary, even if all she had were questions such as, “Are you real, Jesus?” and “What do You want of me?”

A man with an accent from the eastern coast of our country stopped. He was Catholic, but needed a Rosary because he’d been feeling called to start praying it again.

Please pray for e. Chuck’s friend “Shawn”, who has a heart condition and who is on a two-week hunting trip.

A college-aged man broke away from his group to choose a Rosary. He is  Catholic but admitted he didn’t make time to pray the Rosary. He hoped that having an extra one in his car would remind him to pray. May the Spirit continue to call him into a deeper prayer life.

A passing couple declined a Rosary and the woman, without making eye contact, said she didn’t believe in God’s existance. They did not stop for conversation. Open the eyes of her heart, Lord.

“John” the parking lot maintenance man stopped for some conversation and told stories of his difficult recovery from addiction. No follow-up on last week’s conversation about Truth. May his knowledge of his brokenness lead him to Christ Jesus.

A man on a bicycle passed us, then made a U-turn and came back to the table. He is a non-Catholic Christian and was open to praying the Rosary. When we wished him God’s blessings, he responded, “I have been blessed and He continues to bless me.” Thank You, Lord, for his confidence in Your love.

A greater than usual percentage of passersby were not interested in, or even vaguely hostile toward, Christianity – perhaps as a result of the music at the festival. Still, the evangelists gave away perhaps a dozen Rosaries and several copies of the kerygma.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with hearts 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.


Faith can come through hearing; but faith can also be stolen. “Take care how you hear!” (Luke 8:18).  The stakes are high. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate! In turn, may God protect and bless you and all those you love!


“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).