Today on Mormon Stories Podcast we are interviewing Anastasia Bigun. Anastasia was born in Ukraine. She and her mother met the Mormon missionaries when she was 10, and she began attending the Mormon church then, though she was not allowed by her father to be baptized until age 18. After joining the Mormon church, Anastasia moved to the United States at age 21 to attend BYU.
The themes for today’s interview will include:
- Learning more about living in Ukraine, and Ukraine’s relationship to Russia,
- What it is like to be Mormon in Ukraine,
- Anastasia’s own faith journey, and
- Anastasia’s perspective on the U.S./Ukraine/Russia news stories this year.
Part 1 – Anastasia shares her background growing up in Ukraine and describes how her family came into contact with the LDS Church:
Part 2 – Anastasia shares her journey coming to America:
Part 3 – Anastasia shares how her faith has changed:
Part 4 – Anastasia and John have a conversation on politics and Ukraine: