Faith Stories You Won’t Forget Series – Amy Carmichael


Amy Wilson Carmichael was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

Born: December 16, 1867, Millisle, United Kingdom
Died: January 18, 1951, Tamil Nadu, India

But this doesn’t begin to tell the story of this amazing Heroine of the Faith who rescued over a thousand orphaned and abused children and lovingly nurtured them in her orphanage known as the Dohnavur Fellowship. She emphasized serving more than evangelizing directly and was criticized for her approach by some contemporaries.

The YouTube video below does a good job of describing Amy’s life and work.

And, if you want more detail from a few different sources/perspectives, there are links to Wikipedia, Historymakers – the Fuel for Missions and Gospel Fellowship Association.

For further research, see:


Now what do you think about the life and work of this amazing person?

Please share you thoughts with the rest of us.


Faith Stories You Won’t Forget Series focuses primarily on heroes and heroines of the Christian faith. This is the second post in the series.

You can see the William Tyndale post by clicking on his name.

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