Latter-day Saint Life

122-Year-Old Woman from Mexico Is Baptized Into the LDS Church


What a powerful example of following our Savior regardless of obstacles in our lives. As Elder Josh Bauman wrote in an email to his family, "The whole time [Juanita] was in [the baptismal font] she was saying 'Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus,' but with a small voice that struck right into the very center of your heart. After they baptized her, she came up and said, 'Kolabal Jesucristo,' which is Tzeltal [the Mayan language] for 'Thank you, Jesus Christ.'" 

Juanita is not your average 122-year-old. But then again, is there such a thing as an average 122-year-old?

Probably not.

This is exactly what makes Juanita so unique and exceptional.

At the young age of 122, Juanita recently decided to make a covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ and be received into His church through baptism.

Lead image from Mormon Light
Stay in the loop!
Enter your email to receive updates on our LDS Living content