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Hi I'm Yinka Omataya Stuckey

I grew up in Little Rock, Ar., I am a mother of one, I am a school teacher, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of a 15 year old daughter. She is beautiful and extremely talented in the visual arts. I am very proud of her. I am a teacher. I recently earned my Masters in Educational Instruction and am very excited about my accomplishment. I am honest, caring, and very sensitive but real at the same time. Not sure if that makes sense, but it does describe me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it feels right. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the year 2000. Wow! It has been 12 years. I was extremely hungry for answers when the missionaries came knocking and they had the answers that satisified my curiosity. I asked so many questions and I felt like a sponge sucking up all the information that they had to offer. When I visited the church it was different from what I was used to, but it was good. My daughter, 4 at the time, immediately felt comfortable which hadn't happened in any other church I had been visiting. There was so much support there and really good people. I needed a place where people were genuine and true about their beliefs. This church was the place for me. I feel blessed and loved that God saw to it to send missionaries to my home. I have so much gratitude for the blessings and happiness that I have experienced since I have been a member. I love the standards that are in place for the Children of God. I love how they keep us safe and happy from the chaos and foolishness that can be found in the world. I love that I am raising my precious daughter to be a Daughter of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being kind to others. I am not perfect, and even after 12 years I am still learning. I live my faith by trying to master myself and my short comings so that I can be useful to my Heavenly Father. I live my faith by doing...doing what I know is right. I live my faith by praying and enduring my trials with a smile and knowing that Christ has suffered all things and the He understands, and is here with me; and knowing that I will be better and stronger when I am through. I live my faith by not giving up, staying positive, and being happy. I live my faith by setting a good example for my daughter and nurturing that relationship. I live my faith by loving my students and my family, and desiring to help them to grow and succeed. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has taught me to love other people and accept the love that they have for me.