Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oldest convert

Found this in the Church News. Possibly our oldest convert. She was 103 and was out driving on an Easter Sunday and came upon one of our meeting houses. She went inside and apparently when she realized it was the same church as her favorite TV channel, BYU-TV, she was interested, and later baptized.

Now she is 104, and still lives alone.
How I would love the chance to sit down and talk to this woman. Something tells me she has lived a most interesting life. She was the featured speaker in a stake center in Arkansas prior to our recent Relief Society broadcast last month. How I would have loved to have heard her!

If you would like to read this article, just click it and it will become larger.

11 comments:

Christiansens said...

How neat! I would love to talk to this woman as well! Its cool to think that if she wasnt as old as she was, maybe she would never had found the church! It really does show how heavenly father has a plan for all of us.

Lisa said...

I'm going to look at your link afteer I comment. I love the elderly people. I bet she is a remarkable woman. Thanks for the post it's always so refreshing to see such wonderful conversion stories.

Dad and Susan said...

Jill,

What a neat story! I notice it was written by Julie Dockstader (forgot her married name already). This is Doc's daughter.

How funny that she remembers it as "Where am I?" and the members remember it as "Here I am." She sounds like a delightful person.

Your dad, Heidi and I all enjoyed this story. Thanks for sharing.

Dad and Susan

Jill said...

I hadn't even noticed the author Susan. Well how about that! I had no idea Doc had a daughter who writes for the Church News.

darlene said...

She was out DRIVING AROUND? At 103? Now, that's pretty remarkable! I too would like to talk to this woman!

Kathy said...

Wow! I hope I look that good when I'm 103. I was supposed to be born on Sept.2 but was overly anxious and came on August 20th. Nonie was also due Sept.2 but came August 2, she was always less anxious than me. That will be me still driving when I'm over 100. I dare my kids to take the keys away! I loved the story. Cousin Kathy

Kathy said...

Oops typo-Nonie was born Aug.25

Jill said...

I know, that is what I found so outlandish....has there every been anyone out there "driving around" at age 103??

Richard said...

Keep up the good work. Yours is my favorite blog to read! I especially liked reading about Dens jury duty and wonder what the lone knuckle head was thinking who was in the minority??

Richard said...

Keep up the good work. Yours is my favorite blog to read! I especially liked reading about Dens jury duty and wonder what the lone knuckle head was thinking who was in the minority??

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

What a lady. Wish there was a way to get her out here to give a fireside.