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Sunday, March 1, 2015

How old are you?

At church we met a very interesting man, Kofi Oduro. Well, we think he is an interesting man. We couldn't speak to him because he doesn't speak English but he laughs in English and he did a lot of smiling and laughing. He came to church because his grandson, the Branch President, invited him. Our Branch President is 75 years old. The part we think is interesting about this man is that he says he is 135 years old. That is how old the President says he is, and that is how old his daughter (who came to church also) says he is. We wanted to share some pictures of him. When we asked President Ajai what he thinks the secret to his grandfathers longevity is, he said, "He is a decent man."

Kofi Oduro

President Ajai and his grandfather

Kofi leaving church with his daughter and great granddaughter
Kofi, who is wearing the robes of a chief, is surprisingly spry and alert for a gentleman of 135 years. He was born in 1880.  He is older than the combined ages of April and Mike.  We enjoy being with him because he is one of the few people who can make us feel young.


  1. How cool is this! I was so excited to see photos of Kofi, which followed reading your letter that was sent to the ward. We love Kofi too, for your reasons and more. I love that he is "a decent man."

  2. It's good to feel young! I have never met someone 135 year's old. I will be on the lookout for a candidate in Honduras.