I had a great 19 hours getting introduced to Belgrade. This is a capital city indeed, it has Hapsburg influence to be sure, but there was influence I recognized from Kyiv, indeed on the bus coming in we passed the airport and went down this wide, straight highway that looked like coming into Kyiv. But in the city, I felt I could have been in parts of NYC. The influences were wide. Below, I’m heading for the railway station, but I hope to return.
On the train, I shared a compartment with a Serb from Montenegro who was born in Bosnia but fled before the war. It was a lively discussion about history and politics which the Lord allowed to turn to Himself. I shared with my new friend that God’s love for him is complete because of the finished work of Jesus. I taught him the Jesus prayer and urged him to meditate on 1 John. I am going to keep up with him via the internet. I could see in his eyes that he is open to knowing God more deeply. I was glad for this divine appointment.