You Came to Me in Jail

One day while shopping in a popular chain store I noticed a sales clerk looking at me and smiling.  Later, I moved a few aisles over and there she was again—looking my way and smiling.

Finally she came up and said, “ I recognize you. You’re Kathleen.”

I smiled, “Yes!  And you look familiar, but I don’t remember where we met.”

She came up close and whispered, “I was in jail and you came.  Thank you for coming.  It was people like you who made all the difference.   By the way, I took your advice.”


“You said when we get out we should find a church with a good Bible study and start going.  So I did.  I’ve been in Bible study for over a year. I love my church and my new friends!  Because of Jesus I have a good job and I’ve been clean and sober for 18 months!”

I said, “You just made my day!” Then I gave her a hug.  “Thank you for telling me what Jesus has done in your life.  None of our problems are too big for Him.”


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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8 Responses to You Came to Me in Jail

  1. David says:

    GOD’S timing is perfect. Just when u needed encouragement HE’S there. The great joy of being at the FATHER’S WORK!

  2. Liana says:

    Praise God for this beautiful testimony Kathleen.

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