100-year-old Woman Baptized into LDS Church

by | Jul. 17, 2014

News from Utah

For those who know the story of Madeline Baldwin, a recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the message is clear.

"You're never too old," the 100-year-old Baldwin said with a voice that's still clear and strong.

Baldwin was baptized into the LDS Church in May, just one week after her 100th birthday. Although she had to give up her morning coffee and get over her fear of water before she was baptized, her lifetime of familiarity with the LDS Church and the encouragement from her returned-missionary grandson made the transition easy.

"I felt wonderful," she said, recalling the feeling of coming out of the water. "I felt good. I felt like that's where I should be."

Madeline Baldwin was raised Catholic but was introduced to the Mormon faith by her husband, Ralph, who was a member of the LDS Church. She attended church with him regularly, and their three children were baptized. Eventually, the whole family stopped going to church. One son, Mike, returned to the faith and raised his own children in the gospel.

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