Susan Rodgers

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Adventures in Grocery Shopping

Okay, I’m going to try writing more. I’ll start with an event from today.

Kayla is now 8, Levi is 5½ , and Trinity is 2. I took them, along with Joelle Rehmeyer (8), to the grocery store today. Each of the girls got a little kid-sized grocery cart while Levi hopped (head first—seriously!) into my big cart. Here they call the carts “trolleys.”

We made a “trolley train” through the store so we didn’t barricade the aisles, and gradually filled up on stuff. It was an adventure, especially with Trinity easily getting side-tracked. (No, kiddo, we don’t need that!) The kids were good help. Trinity loves to put bananas in bags. We often end up making banana bread because of our banana surplus.

Right before we got out of the car today to begin our shopping adventure, we prayed together. We then filled our pockets with little tracts and index cards with scriptures written on them, ready to share the Word. The employees at the store know us and are eager for the “Good News” or “Truth” as we call it. One man today pulled out a little scripture booklet we’d given to him a while back. He said he often reads it and is very happy to have it. Another person was excited about the index card handed to him and said, “I need this!”

Wow, people are so hungry for Truth! And the Bible says that God’s Word will not return void!

So, we are training little soldiers to help advance God’s kingdom by telling others about Jesus. Sometimes we tell them, "Jesu yakhu tandza," which means, "Jesus loves you." It is fun. It is an honor, really. Thank You, Lord, for this privilege!

3 Comments:

  • Sounds so awesome! Keep up the great work!

    Stephanie

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 2:58 PM  

  • i can see it now...the little Christian soldier's grocery cart/trolly/buggy parade. what awesome training in being bold for Jesus. ILY

    By Blogger Jean Ohlerking, at 2:05 PM  

  • Hey Susan,
    I can get a great vision of the grocery and the kids. When we were there it was like another store for me! It was a blast grocery shopping. Sure do miss yall and I hope to visit again one day. My heart still longs to see all those little faces again!
    Love you
    Robyn

    By Blogger Robyn, at 12:27 PM  

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