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Lucy Stamm

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Don’t Grow Weary - 2022-04-24

May 1, 2022

[Don’t Grow Weary] We don’t, by the grace of God, grow weary of encouraging people to use the Rosary to better understand Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A Catholic family stopped, the husband with a baby in a chest harness and the wife with a small dog in a backpack. The father told us they were Catholic, but “new in town” and not yet connected with a parish. We gave them a map to valley parishes, pointing to the ones with Mass in Spanish. They each accepted a Rosary. Pray they do not delay attending Mass and finding a new church home.

The man, who was selling non-Christian prayer beads and spoke with the evangelists a few weeks ago, stopped with his wife, toddler, and wagonload of goods. They each selected a Rosary and talked a little about bead making before moving on to their spot across the way. Pray that their blended religious beliefs come to find the truth of Jesus Christ.

Their other business partner, Micah (from last week), walked by a bit later, accompanied by another man. When e. Chuck called a greeting, he stopped at a distance, struck a defensive pose, avoided eye contact, and chatted small talk for a moment before walking on. Pray God grants an opportunity for Micah to learn that (as opposed to the “Christianity” pushed by the man who accosted him last week) what the Catholic Church offers is forgiveness of sins and the avenues of grace to become truly holy.

A Catholic couple stopped, the man asking if the Rosaries were blessed.

Two women in their upper teens stopped for a Rosary. Christian, they didn’t really seem interested in the devotion but paused politely while e. Lucy explained. They thanked us and moved on.

Another woman stopped for a Rosary. When asked if she were Christian, she said, “No. Catholic.” “Catholics are Christians,” e. Lucy replied. *sigh*

A 40-ish man, with a stocky build, dropped back to talk to us as several other members of his group walked on. He kept flashing the lower whites of his eyes as he talked. Surprised that someone allows us to set up in public, he also seemed to strongly disapprove of what we represent and yet reluctant to say so. He asked yes/no questions, leaving no opening to elaborate. Soon, he concluded to himself that we were there because of our right to Free Speech and moved on.

A group of about 30 men passed by. Not a single one stopped for a Rosary.

A 30-something woman going by told us, in response to our offer of a free Rosary, that she was “all good”, or was that, “All-Good”? Incredible.

A Catholic family visiting from out of state stopped to choose one Rosary. They were planning to attend a nearby 5 pm Mass. May the faithfulness of this family persevere in the children and succeeding generations.

Two young ladies broke away from a large group of women to select a Rosary each. Both were Christian, but knew nothing about the Rosary, so e. Lucy showed them how it helps us dive deep into the life of Christ, seeking His peace and protection. Pray that they deepen their devotion to Christ in prayer.

Actually, we think there were at least three groups/couples that came to the table with exactly the same story as above. In fact, it seemed like they all came in a row because e. Chuck remembers more than once telling people to listen to e. Lucy explain the devotion.

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away 25-30 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as 1 map of area parishes.

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.


The Rosary puts people in contact with that transcendent, yet greater, Reality of God and His loving plans for us. 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!