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World’s Oldest Woman Cites Christian Faith as Secret to Longevity

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 May 01
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The oldest woman in the world, 117-year-old Violet Mosse-Brown from Jamaica, says the secret to her longevity is her Christian faith and serving God.

CBN News reports that Mosse-Brown was born on March 10, 1900. It is incredible to think of the changes she has seen in the world throughout her lifetime.

Mosse-Brown, who is known as “Aunt V,” gives God the credit for being her source of strength throughout her life.

"Thank God for what he has given to me. This what God has given me, so I have to take it, long life," said Mosse-Brown. "I've done nearly everything at the church. I spent all my time in the church."

Mosse-Brown was raised in a Christian home and was baptized at the age of 13 at Trittonville Baptist Church in the Duanvale district of Trelawny Parish, Jamaica.

CBN notes that Duanvale is the same parish where famous Olympic gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt is from.

At 117, Mosse-Brown is often asked the secret to her longevity, to which she replies, "My faith in serving God, and believing strongly in the teaching of the Bible."

Brown is still able to move around on her own and is also blessed to share her old age with her 97-year-old son.

 

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Publication date: May 1, 2017