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Why the Church Keeps You Young

The other day I was chatting with a girlfriend in another state, and she happened to mention an 80-year-old woman in her ward who is the Young Women’s President. It reminded me of another senior sister I knew, with the same calling, who surprised the teenagers in her ward by going to their Mutual pool party—in her 80s—and doing a perfect jackknife off the diving board. Granted, she had been on the swim team in college, but they hadn’t known that.

Who are these amazing LDS people? And when are they going to slow down? Well, apparently they’re all of us, and they will never slow down. “I love this church,” my friend said. “It’s the only church where you can be 80 and still be young.”

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