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Agnes Inyang grew up in Cross River State in Nigeria, the youngest of eight siblings. She married at sixteen and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her husband a couple years later in 1995. Attracted to messages about family love and family unity, she joined despite family pressure to not join a “white man church” and to instead join a church that prays powerfully to combat demons and generational curses.

Joining the Church, she says, saved her marriage because of its emphasis on the importance of families. She and her husband, both public servants working with the Nigeria Immigration Service, raised their two children in the Church. They have lived in a number of locations in Nigeria because of their careers. Agnes recently started her own NGO which helps people acquire skills and loans people money to start businesses. Many of the skills she teaches people, such as making soap and making custard, are skills she herself learned in Relief Society. She loves her work helping others in her community in Ibadan, Nigeria, where many unemployed people are struggling to survive.

Agnes Inyang

The Inyang family and kids

Agnes Inyang

Agnes's Book of Mormon that did not burn in a fire
Agnes's Book of Mormon that did not burn in a fire