Taxi Driver Saved

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Some time ago a London newspaper told how a piece of paper left in his cab made a startling change in the life of a taxi driver named Albert Jones of Montreal.
The piece of paper was a copy of the Gospel of John.
"I began to read it while hanging around stands waiting for a fare," recalled Jones. "I became interested, got hold of a Bible and spent the next six months reading it."
That was several years ago and it launched the 45-year-old bachelor on a new career. From then on he spent all his time spreading the Word of God among the seamen on the Montreal waterfront.
Mr. Jones bought a used car to make his rounds.
"You can imagine I was very hesitant at first," said Jones. "This was all new to a landlubber like me. And, O boy! those sailors let me know where I stood in their eyes. They were pretty scornful to say the least.
"I always asked permission of the captain or mate before going aboard. Most were courteous, but some looked at me as if I had rocks in my head.
A taxi driver most of his life, Jones had not been near a church for 20 years when he found his new vocation.
"I'm perfectly content to make this my life's work," he said.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." Rom. 12:1, 2.