S. Korean Taxis Drive Passengers to Christ

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CWN.org - Taxi drivers in Korea are collecting not just earthly fares, but heavenly rewards as well.

When Hyun-sook Han of Busan, South Korea, caught a taxi home from grocery shopping last year, she had no idea just how far that decision would take her.

Her driver was a Christian, who shared the gospel with her and invited her to church.

"After shopping, I grabbed a taxi. She asked me go to church. So I went," Han recalled.

Moon-ja Kang, the private taxi missionary who made the invite, said she was happy Han accepted.

"And I prayed, 'God, guide her to the church,'" Kang said

Because of that taxi ride, Han accepted Christ into her life.

And it was no accident that it was her taxi driver that brought han to Christ.

Kang is one of 450 Christian drivers who belong to the Missionary Taxi Club in Busan.

They have devoted themselves to telling their passengers about the Lord by playing Christian radio programs and through personal testimony.

"From the morning till evening, we spread the gospel on the road," said the group's president, Myeong-Woong Ban. "If you turn in the list of people to the Missionary office, we'll pray for them, embrace them in our heart,and have them connected to a close church so they could get to know Jesus."

The taxi missionaries are driven to share the gospel with their passengers because they see the streets of Busan as a mission field.

Their goal is to deliver all of their passengers safely to an eternal destination.

Busan Private Taxi Missionary labors with big pride for their job-site has become the mission-site.

"I consider serving God as my primary job, and the rest of what I do in this world, secondary," explained driver Gil-hong Jin. "One lost soul means more than life to God, and to fulfill His will, until I get to His Kingdom, my heart will always be fixed on the same purpose.

*Originally aired March 13, 2009.

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