“I do have a Koran but I was always looking for the Bible”.
These were the words of one taxi driver providing transport for Christians crossing the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. As the conversation developed it became clear that the taxi driver had a great interest in different religions and was searching for the truth.
Although nominally Muslim, his doubts as to the truth of Islam’s claims had prompted him to begin his own personal search for answers.
When asked if he read the Bible, he replied, “I do have a Koran but I was always looking for the Bible”. These words powerfully impacted his Christian passengers, as they realised that the taxi driver was just one example of many Kazakh people who are traditionally Muslim, yet on a permanent search for the truth.
They desire to have this book - the Bible, the Word of God. When offered a copy of the Bible that night, he looked with astonishment and disbelief. ‘How much would it cost?’ he asked. He was assured that he could have a copy immediately as a gift.
That night he received a Bible and a children’s Bible written in simple language, with discussion questions following each section. Now his two little boys would be able to read about Jesus for themselves. His final words were “Thank you! I did not expect God to prepare such a big gift for me tonight! You know, I will go home now and take this gift to my sons. They will be very happy, and tonight, we will begin reading the Bible together.”