8/30/11 Demetrius, about 20
This morning I met with Paul (from church) to walk around the University of Illinois' Chicago campus and initiate some Gospel conversations there. One that stood out to me was with a young man named Demetrius, who is from Bulgaria and grew up as part of the Orthodox church but is now an atheist. Paul, who speaks several languages, won Demetrius' attention by speaking to him in his native language. Although Demetrius is technically an atheist, he was at least open minded enough to consider the possibility of God's existence, and this was enough to at least have a good conversation on what biblical faith really means and looks like as opposed to the tradition-based religion that Demetrius was familiar with..