Timur grew up in a Muslim family, but when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, he began to question the validity of everything he had believed. “I was Muslim,” he said, “but I didn’t have faith. So I just prayed, ‘God, if You are, please open Yourself to me.’”
Timur continued to pray for three years while searching for the Quran, which he found confusing and frustrating. Then one day, when he read a verse from Quran referring to the gospel, he became interested.
Timur began to search for this gospel, and when he discovered the Bible, he began to read it. After months of research, he realized that Jesus was not only a prophet but also a son of God on the cross, and Dimur knelt down and promised to follow Jesus Christ. As his faith deepened, he not only helped lead two small churches, but also participated in the gospel and mercy ministry.