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Touched by the scriptures

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For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?

And now, if ye have imagined up unto yourselved a god who doth vary, andin who there is shadow of changing, then have ye imagined up unto yourselved a god who is not a god of miracles.But behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and it is that same God who created the heavense and the earth, and all things that in them are. (Morm. 9:9-11)

When my two daughters in Ghana were awarded one-year scholarships each to study in Cuba and Texas, I thought it wise to meet them on their return in July 1987 and help them get settled before coming back to Nigeria. I put my Book of Mormon in my handbag to read and to show my people that I belonged to a new church.

(On the flight to Ghana) all was well until a few minutes to landing. The plane suddenly shot up, sending shivers down our spines. It flew away from the airport then circled the city of Accra, Ghana, many times. We were all very afraid. The pilot then announced that the wheels of the plane had refused to come out for landing, and engineers were manually trying to lower them.

I reached for my Book of Mormon and opened it to Mormon 9:11. This verse gladdened my heart and allayed my fears. I felt so good that I started showing my 7-year-old daughter the places of interest as we flew over them.

The pilot finally announced that everything was ifne and we landed.

At the airport were ambulances, fire service equipment and weeping friends. They told us that the plane was seen empying its fuel in the sea in preparation for a crash-landing. but I knew that the God of miracles was watching over us.

We visited three branches during our three-month stay in Ghana, and I poured out my testimony about the truthfulness of this Church and the scriptures.