A 94-year-old woman who recently made a profession of faith and was baptized wants others to know that it is never too late to accept Christ.
According to ChristianToday.com, the elderly Ophelia White was baptized by Pastor Todd Free of Cook Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana.
White had thought she was a Christian for years, but it wasn’t until her roommate, Joy Campbell, told her about the gospel, that she realized she did not have a personal relationship with Christ.
"I want people to know it's never too late [to be a Christian]. Get with it,” White told the congregation gathered to witness her baptism.
"It's inspiring to people, particularly for senior adults, to know that God is still touching hearts even in the elderly years," said Free. "There are many others like Mrs. White who went their whole life thinking they knew Christ but understood later their need for Him.”
"I'm praying we have others in our congregation who have a similar story will have the courage to do as Mrs. White," Free continued. "We see her testimony as a gift from God to our church and are grateful He allowed us to be a part of this."
Interestingly, Mrs. Campbell’s husband, Henry, had a similar story to Mrs. White’s. He had been a deacon at the church, but later realized that he didn’t have a personal relationship with Christ. He was converted at the age of 64.
Mrs. Campbell said that her friend Ophelia White is a living testimony "that it's never too late to become a Christian and that you should never give up on a person. It takes time, a lot of time."
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Publication date: November 7, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.