Amy served in India for fifty-five years and authored many Books about the Missionary work there and wrote some beautiful Songs.
When Amy was growing up in Ireland, she desperately wanted blue eyes. With the faith of a child, she truly believed that God would change her brown eyes to blue if she asked Him, so she fervently prayed for blue eyes, but on looking in the mirror next morning she was disappointed to find them still brown.
One day has she dressed, Amy realized that her disguise worked only because she had brown eyes, because blue eyes would have given her away. At this moment Amy realized that one of the reasons God had said no to her prayer as a child was because He had a plan for her future that involved the lives of hundreds of other precious little ones. God had known her future even when she was a little girl half a world away and while she was still being formed in the womb, and even before the world was created He knew and He planned her future.
The Family she built up continues to this day, in Dohnavur village which is in Tamil Nadu, near the Southernorthan point of India. It is now led by those who were themselves brought up in the community. A home and family is provided for Children in moral and/or physical danger who have no one to care for them. Total responsibility is taken for such Children. A Hospital is run and staffed predominately by Women who grew up in the Fellowship.
Some of Amy Carmichael’s words of wisdom…..
One can give without Loving, but one cannot Love without giving.”
While serving in India, Amy received a letter from a young lady who was considering life as a Missionary, She asked Amy, “What is Missionary life like?” Amy wrote back saying simply…..
“Missionary life is simply a chance to die to self.”
Music –You are my Song