Tuvia grew up in successful family with a strong Jewish identity. Even though Tuvia also became very successful, he soon realized that money could not buy happiness or love. As a young man, Tuvia struggled with depression and his search for love and understanding stayed with him into early adulthood.
Tuvia wanted to experience real love. God sent him a friend in college who showed him that “real love” is only available through a “real” relationship with the God of Israel. Although Tuvia was not friendly towards Jesus or Christianity, one day while studying the parable of the prodigal son, he was supernaturally changed.
Tuvia began to study the New Testament. Through his studies, he finally understood that Jesus the Messiah not only taught, but also portrayed real love. Tuvia realized that he could experience this kind of love only through knowing Jesus personally.