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God's Marvelous Ways -2022-05-09

May 15, 2022

[God's Marvelous Ways] Thank you for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort! Not only were we “unmolested” in using “our spot” in the business park last week, but we were the only “buskers” left (the others evidently now crowding the sidewalks a block or two north).Therefore, since competition for attention was removed, we saw significantly more interest. God is good!!!

The father in a family of four declined a Rosary. But his wife and youngest child came to the table, while he and teenage daughter waited some steps away. The mother told us they had “recently moved” to the area, but weren’t connected with a parish. They don’t live in Boise, but e. Lucy was able to recommend the parish in the neighboring town. The mom expressed interest. She “knew the Rosary” and told her daughter she would show her how to pray it. Then she called to the teenager to come pick one. With a nudge from the father, the teen came and chose one. E. Lucy encouraged her to pray it for peace and protection. The mom didn’t take a Rosary because she “already had a nice one”, but she did take a Divine Mercy prayer card. After thanking us, she said, “It warms my heart to see Rosaries again.” Pray for this mother’s courage and perseverance in leading her children in prayer and for religious unity within the family.

A 30-something man stopped because he wanted to get a Rosary for his grandfather. We gave him an extra copy of the Rosary booklet and encouraged him to pray it together with him.

A 20-something man stopped to pick out a Rosary for his father “who prays with a Rosary three times a day”. He was sure it would make his father happy to give him a Rosary, he said. We offered that it would make him even happier if his son prayed the Rosary with him. Our visitor hesitated before answering, then said, “I do what I can” and left it at that. Thank you, Lord, for the example of faithful parents.

Three different men passing by made snarky comments to the effect that they were once Catholic but had long since rid themselves of the Faith. Soften their hearts, Lord, lead them back to the way of everlasting life.

“John”, the parking lot attendant, sat and talked with e. Chuck for some time. He said that his wife, “Linda”, needs prayers as she undergoes tests to see why her hands were so numb. Please keep Linda and John in your prayers. After the session, John accompanied e. Lucy the last few steps to her car. He apologized for getting “hot under the collar” last week as he talked with e. Chuck. E. Lucy, who had been distracted by park security, hadn’t heard the conversation and so hadn’t been offended. But she remembered being told later that John’s main objection to Christianity was the sinfulness of Christians, so she recommended he look into the lives of some Saints, those who heroically lived out the Faith. Oh, he had already done that, he said. His two heroes were St. Augustine of Kent and St. Francis of Assisi. Judging by only those two examples, he had concluded that all Saints were rebels and devised their own way of going to God. E. Lucy countered that they still had received the Faith from others, and he conceded the point (!). St. Francis of Assisi, pray for John. St. Augustine of Kent, pray for John.

Altogether, the two evangelists gave away at least 15-20 Rosaries and its pamphlet, as well as a Divine Mercy prayer card. Pink Rosaries were especially popular on this “Mother’s Day”.

Please pray for the success of our radio interview tomorrow (details below). And, as always, please pray for the effectiveness of our evangelization session today? Please 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 Catholic Church is the Church founded by Jesus Christ and contains the sure means to reach eternal happiness. Our presence reminds people of that, and encourages the wayward to turn or return to Jesus Christ. 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).


P.S. Be sure to catch our live interview on Salt & Light Radio tomorrow, Monday 5/16, at 7:45 a.m. MDT. Tune in: 102.3 FM / 1140AM KGEM Boise. Internet: [requires app].