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Published: Thursday, July 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Carson City, NV

What a wonderful story this is going to be for these sister missionaries to tell their families and share with others! Just goes to show the Jesus still goes to search for the one lost sheep.

Princeton, TX

Wonderful story! Just one observation: She's 100-years-old?!! I hope I look that good at 100! :-)

Allen, TX

My Mother-in-law was baptized a little more than a year ago, after seeing her daughter baptized in 1988 and seeing all her grandkids raised in the Church. Mini missions the youth participated in, where her grandson asked the right question, led by the spirit, started her on the road of investigation.

She was very familiar with the Church for 25 years. We never pushed, but invited hundreds of times.

The Lord's timetable is not ours, but we still need to keep inviting. True Latter-day Saints should never "unfriend" someone or otherwise "write them off". Lives change, positions evolve, hearts soften.

Lake Havasu City, AZ

What a wonderful blessing for this entire family. I am sure that her sweetheart is waiting for her to get the temple work done so that they can be together forever, and that she will blessed in that all of her children will come back into activity in church. I know how she must feel to not have them all with her, because I have 2 of my children that are not active, and they were baptized when they were 8, and have been sealed to us. May the Lord Bless her and her family.

Mapleton, UT

Well, if you truly study the doctrine of Christianity, you know it's either us or the Catholics, so God will smile upon her in heaven either way!

My mom never learned to swim and is so afraid of water, she can't even shower if it hits her neck or face. She was also baptized, so I've got to believe the Holy Ghost is present at this sacred ordinance.

My grandma attended the temple until she was 101. (100 is the new 80, you know.) I have a feeling if she was preserved this long for baptism, she will also be around for her sealing ordinances.

Cedar Hills, UT

What an amazing story those days. Life is full of up and downs, but family is forever!

Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

It never is too late! :)

South Jordan, UT

I admire these sister missionaries who never gave up, had great patience, and who loved her unconditionally. The Spirit is what converts, but these valiant messengers are wonderful!

Thanks for sharing this dear story!


B E A U T I F U L S T O R Y ! !

I enjoyed the photos as well, be sure and check them all out.


It’s regrettable that the rest of her children left the Church, but at least she made the right decision in the end. It is not too late for the rest of them either. Perhaps she may find a way to soften their hearts from beyond the veil. Gives me hope for members of my own family as well, some of whom (also Catholic) may have the same sort of mentality that she had.

Plano, TX

That is just awesome. Congrats :)

Kuna, ID

She's on the fast track

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm sure she would have been fine in heaven as a good Catholic. Many of them too are devout in their faith and have feelings about leaving their faith as many Mormons would if asked to leave theirs. There is room in heaven for everyone. She looks amazing for her age and looks like a sweet little lady.

Burbank, CA

Doesn't baptism for the dead mean it's never too late, period?

Mchenry, IL

I do not understand the excitement in making a Christian another type of Christian.

Anchorage, AK

K posted: I do not understand the excitement in making a Christian another type of Christian.

I see it as making them a better Christian.

Mchenry, IL

There was an article saying that Mormons are not seen in as good of a light as other faiths. And much sorrow that others do not accept LDS as Christian enough. Are you saying a mormon is a better Christian? That a Catholic isn't Christian enough? A Christian is supposed to follow Christ and make sure the good news is preached throughout the world. Though I do believe it is perfectly fine to be Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and so on. Preaching the good news doesn't mean insisting everyone become Christian. The good news is accepted among LDS and Catholic. He came, rose and will come again. We have a way to enter heaven now.

Effurun/Nigeria, 00

I would liken the story to the labourer whom the master hired at a late hour and receive the same amount with those that came in the early hour. Not withstanding the weakness of man, some individuals have their own timing of reaching a goal.

Mchenry, IL

She didn't come late. She was catholic and now is LDS. He came, he died, he rose, he will come again, and we have a way to enter heaven now. Period.

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