Missionary Evie “Granny” Brand was 68 years old. Her mission board told her she was required to retire, but when she begged they granted her one more year in India. At the end of that year, she did retire . . . then stayed on independently for another 24 years! During that time, she evangelized hard-to-reach mountain villages, dispensed needed medicine, and rescued abandoned children. She died in 1974.