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Olantuj Victor from Osun State, Nigeria, nearly died but it made him think about his life:

It started as a normal day. Eighteen of us were travelling in the bus to school. I even slept for a while, normally I am awake all the way.

On its side!

Suddenly the bus hit a hole in the road. The driver tried to use the brake but it was not working. The bus ran into a field and only stopped when it hit a tree. It ended up on its side, the side I was sitting on. Several passengers fell on top of me. I thought, "God, is this how I am going to end my life?"

I called out to Jesus to help me and so did some of the other passengers.


At last someone broke the windscreen and we were able to escape through it. I was saved and so were all the other passengers. None of us was even hurt with cuts or bruises. I remembered God's promise in the Christian's book (the Bible) when he says, "When you pass through deep waters I will be with you, your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burnt; the hard trials that come will not hurt you."*

I knew that God had been with me, but I asked myself, "If I had died, would I have been ready to go to heaven to be with Jesus Christ for ever? Had I asked Jesus to forgive me and be my friend?"

* You can find these words in the Bible book called Isaiah, chapter 43, verse 2.