Saturday, 30 November 2013

Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael with children2.jpg
  • She was born on December 16, 1867 in Millisle, County Down, Ireland.
  • She was the founder of the Welcome Evangelical Church in Belfast which started in mid-1880's
  • She suffered neuralgia, a disease of the nerves that made her whole body weak and achy and often put her in bed for weeks on end.
  • She was ready to sail for Asia at one point, when it was determined that her health made her unfit for the work. She postponed her missionary career with the CIM and decided later to join the Church Missionary Society.
  • She traveled to Japan for fifteen months, but after a brief period of service in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), she found her lifelong vocation in India.
  • In 1932, she was badly injured in a fall, which left her bedridden much of the time until her death.
  • She died on January 18, 1951 in Dohnavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • She never married.
  • One of her quotes in her biography says "One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving."

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