Grocery Bagger: Need Help Out?

I was going through the checkout line when the young man bagging my groceries asked if I wanted help out.

I didn’t need help, but I looked at him and wondered if he knew the Lord.  So I said, “Thank you! That would be nice.”

I’ve discovered most of these young workers enjoy an opportunity to get out of the store and into some fresh air. While walking to the car I made some small talk:
“Have you worked here long?  Are you a student? Hey! I’m taking a survey! May I ask you one question?”


“If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”

“No, not really.  Maybe hell.”

“Oh dear!  You know Jesus came to earth just so He could save people, so they don’t have to go to hell. We’re all sinners and we all need a Savior.”

I reached into my purse and said, “I have a booklet with information right from the Bible. It’s called, “Would You Like to Know God Personally?” You might like it.  It will show you how you can make Jesus your Savior so you’ll know you are going to heaven.”

He said, “Hey, thanks! I take my break in 10 minutes—I’ll read it then!”

Just in case he wanted to learn more, I had written on the back of the booklet: .

  • For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.     Luke 19:10
  • He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”                 Mark 16:15
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  • What about you?  Have you ever considered sharing Christ in this way?


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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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11 Responses to Grocery Bagger: Need Help Out?

  1. Ryan says:

    Wow, what a great story! It is so easy to continue about our day without taking time to notice the opportunities we have to share the good news. This post inspired me to be more mindful of the chances I have to do just that! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. kanoe says:

    You inspire me to want to share my faith, Kathleen. This was a cool story. You fight in the trenches. I respect that.

  3. Mel says:

    I always loved the phrase, “I don’t go out witnessing, I witness as I go!” And it’s evident in your life. Let the REDEEMED say so!!!

  4. Liana says:

    You and your life are such a beautiful inspiration Kathleen.

  5. David says:

    Hi Kathleen, from coast to coast there are so many baggers and its that easy,but why don’t we do it.its him, Satan and let’s not let him win, let’s all tell the lost what CHRIST HAS DONE FOR US!!! Thks for your faithfulness Kathleen

  6. Lori says:

    Love your creativity and boldness for The Lord. I pray he found Jesus that day!

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you Lori. I do as well. I’m not really that creative, it’s just keeping my eyes open and being alert for those little opportunities around us each day.

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