The Word Among Us

Easter 2021 Issue

Walking the Tightrope of Faith

My Battle with Cancer Taught Me to Trust in God

By: Irina Turayeva

Walking the Tightrope of Faith: My Battle with Cancer Taught Me to Trust in God by Irina Turayeva

I was born and raised in Ukraine by parents who were atheists. Like most people in the Soviet Union, my parents believed that to be a person of faith was to be uneducated and narrow-minded. At the same time, my parents were decent and kind people and tried their best to teach me to live a moral life. While God wasn’t part of their teaching, I am very grateful for what they did pass on to me.

My journey to God began with a popular Latin American television series I began watching not long after the collapse of the Soviet Union....

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