She found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through her cousin when she was a teenager. She was impressed by the missionaries and their invitation to pray and discover for herself the truth of the teachings. She also appreciated the warmth and friendliness of the members. The decision to become a member was life-changing choice for her. She had a great desire to serve a mission, and despite not having a strong grasp of the English that was required to fill out her mission papers, she persisted, fasting for three days. Eventually she was able to submit her papers and serve a mission in another part of Nigeria.
Precious sees the church as helpful to members in Nigeria regarding skill acquisition. She trains people in fashion design, including recipients of Perpetual Education Fund money. Precious hopes for the day when women in Nigeria can have the same opportunities as men.
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