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Lucy Stamm

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Our Unchanging God - 2022-03-06

March 27, 2022

[Our Unchanging God]  Last week featured changeable spring weather: sunshine alternating with cold wind gusts, snow, and sleet. When the sun came out, so did the people. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

As we were setting up, a homeless man named “Brian” selected a Rosary. He told us he had just finished cancer treatment and was told he was cancer-free. However, fear and constant what-if thoughts were depressing him and tempting him back into drinking. We prayed for him and gave him a Divine Mercy prayer card, encouraging him to unite his suffering with Christ’s. We also encouraged him to keep the Rosary near and use its meditations on Jesus’ life to break the recurrent thought patterns. He seemed to feel more hopeful as he left. Lord, please grant Brian peace, protection, and courage.

The couple from last week who claimed to follow a non-Christian eastern spirituality walked past and the man reminded us of their non-Christian affiliation. But his wife interrupted, emphatically saying, “We don’t believe in any religions!” This seemed to disconcert the man and he hurried her out of earshot. Pray their hearts are softened so they can hear the Good News that there is a God and how much He loves them.

A man, from the same state that e. Chuck’s parents grew up in, stopped twice to chat with him.

The man, still carrying the large flag of a war-troubled country, came by again. Though not Catholic, he had observed Pope Francis’ Ash Wednesday request for prayer and fasting for peace there, and throughout the world. “It was surprisingly difficult,” he said, “but worth it.” Please keep praying for peace.

Three middle-school-aged boys on scooters were hanging around the business park until we got our table set up. When they came over, two of them volunteered that they had received Rosaries from us before and still had them, but admitted they had not tried praying with them. The third chose one for himself. E. Chuck gave them each a Divine Mercy prayer card, letting them know it was a powerful, but much shorter, prayer they could try. Pray these boys, and young people everywhere, respond to God’s grace with faith.

A 20-something couple came to the table. They didn’t know anything about the Rosary, and the man added that he was not religious. E. Lucy assured them it was okay to pray the Rosary even with doubts, using the prayer to ask questions such as, “Jesus, are you real?” E. Chuck explained that the Mysteries of the Rosary are the Gospel story in miniature, and that Christ’s sacrifice was meant to save us from our sins. They listened, barely politely, and accepted a Good News pamphlet. Please pray for their conversion.

A Catholic man stopped to tell us he had just climbed the hill that overlooks the city, and which features a large cross. New to the area, the man had connected with the cathedral parish, but sounded like he wanted to find a parish closer to home. He had his Rosary with him, so just wanted to chat. Thank you, Lord, for faithful Catholics.

A 30-something woman hurried past us, saying she’d stop on the way back, once she “got the girls”. She came back only a few minutes later with two other women, not much younger than herself. “See, I said I’d be back.” She chose a Rosary and accepted the booklet on how to pray it. Neither of “the girls” did. Lord, please grant salvation, safety, and healing to all three women, confirming your pleasure at our praying the Rosary.

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away another 15-20 Rosaries, 5-6 Divine Mercy prayer cards, and 1-2 Good News/kerygma pamphlet.

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


God’s love for us is constant. We pray all the people we encounter will turn toward Him. 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).