Have you ever had one of those moments when you end up doing more than you planned? As we see in this touching story, it is good to be prepared for whatever comes your way. — Story Guru
The Cab Driver
Contributed By: Lorraine Fuller
This story is from when we went to adopt my daughter in Russia. The normal driver was ill and so a friend of our host stepped in to drive me to the orphanage. When I came out of the orphanage the first time he was in tears and kept telling me that he had been lied to. He had been told the kids had “bad blood.”
He had sat on the hood of his car and watched the young kids play while I was inside and realized they were just kids, there was nothing wrong with them. He was even more astounded to realize that the superstitions he had been taught about children who were a little different were wrong. My daughter in spite of missing a few pieces, is a normal kid.
Later he mentioned he had been praying for a Bible for two years. Luckily, I had picked up a few Russian Bibles before I left Texas so I gave him one. I had no idea how valuable they would be. He came over the next day with questions after reading the whole book of Genesis. I pointed him to the New Testament and we talked through an interpreter.
He talked about how when he was a child his grandmother had him baptized in an underground protestant church. His father had been sent to Siberia for being part of the underground church and he never saw him again. On our last night this man presented my husband with his father’s hunting knife. What an amazing gift that we will pass on to my daughter and her children someday along with the story of this man.
Lorraine, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story with us! What a blessing you are to your sweet daughter and the mysterious cab driver! — Story Guru
Author Bio: Lorraine is a busy mom of four, a reader of fine books, and a wonderful story teller!
(Edited by Story Guru editor, Ashlee Symank)