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Famous Missionary: Amy Carmichael

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Amy Carmichael was a famous missionary to India. She ended up being a surrogate mother to literally hundreds of orphaned and unwanted children there.

Even as a child, Amy was filled with compassion towards others. Once, she and her brother helped a homeless woman that the rest of her village viewed as an outcast. People started looking down on her for helping the woman, but she didn’t care. Ever since, she began helping people that others viewed as outcasts only more and more.

She once wrote, “Can we follow the savior far, who have no wound or scar?”

Although she felt called to India, others tried to stop her. They said she was too weak and frail. One missions organization wouldn’t even take her because they didn’t think she could handle the rough life overseas. But she didn’t let that stop her. She not only took in hundreds of children, but she stood up and fought against the caste system and for the rights of women.

So, no matter what your limitations, God can use you to make a difference for Him. He doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called. What do you think He might have in store for YOUR future?

To read more visit http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/bios/b3carmichaelAmy.htm or purchase her biography at Amazon.com.

One Response to “Famous Missionary: Amy Carmichael”

  1. Donna Beavers Says:

    I came across the name of Amy Carmichael while reading a newsletter of the Asian Indian Christian Church of Pittsburgh this morning. I am an Afro-American Christian, and my sister has been helping Pastor Thinegar with worship. I recog-nized her name but, I confess, knew nothing of her biography. I spent my devotional time reviewing her biography, along with other great Christian heroes. Finding out the facts about her life, and the lives of these heroes, was very enriching for me. Though I do not have biological children, I will encourage those in my sphere of influence to read these stories and to teach their children about them. Following Jesus and reading the Bible does make one wise. Just reading the accomplishments of George Washington Carver, Corey Ten Boom, John Wesley, and others reminded me of the scriptures that talk about the many great things that God wants to do through His children. I want Him to use me, too.

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