Amy Carmichael was born in Northern Ireland in 1867. While still a teenager, she heard 1 Corinthians 3:11-13, for no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ. Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.
Amy was so moved by the power of those words, she spent the rest of the day in her room talking to the Lord. When she came out, she was not the same. She began travelling through her neighborhood, telling children about the Lord. Amy even started a children’s worship and prayer group called “The Morning Watch.”
At the age of twenty-eight, she moved to India where she would spend the next fifty-three years of her life. There she worked unending hours to rescue young girls who were sold to Hindu temples for prostitution. Amy established the Dohnavur Fellowship to care for these young girls, and later young boys as well. This Fellowship still exists today and has grown to include schools and a free medical clinic.
It all started with the hearing of God’s Word.
In this trip called life, the Bible is our GPS and guide. Turn by turn, point by point, step by step, it can guide us right into God’s perfect will for our lives. Amy found that to be more than true. How about you?