My First Prayer

Elmira Ibraimova


When Elmira Ibraimova’s husband leaves her, she finds comfort in Christianity, unusual in Kyrgyzstan. On the day she is baptized, she is given a pair of pretty moccasins. Her friend explains that they will start her on an enlightened life. That night she offers her first prayer, and it is answered. Years later, she brings them with her to Canada. They are still comfortable and a source of encouragement on a new path.

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