Joachim, 76, lives in the same house occupied by his family since 1746. We met at the bus station a few weeks ago and have gotten together twice since then to visit and talk. He studies languages as a hobby, is happy to engage in English conversation, and teaches me Hungarian. He told me he knows 100,000 German words and 10,000 English words; he knows this because he went through the dictionaries and counted them. Consequently our conversations include Hungarian, German and English, sometimes all in the same sentence.
He is a kind and gentle man and we enjoy each other’s company. Yesterday I asked him what he thought about Jesus; his response, “I don’t think about him too much.” Before we parted he asked me what I would like to discuss when we meet again. I told him I wanted him to tell me where he thinks man came from, why we’re here, and what happens to us after we take our final breath. He said this was a weighty subject and he would think about it. We will meet again on 2/23/15 when I hope to share the Gospel with him. Please pray for Joachim, that he might hear and believe.