Amy Carmichael was born in 1867 on the coast of Northern Ireland. She felt called to the nations and left for Japan in her twenties. However, after only a year she had to leave because of health problems. Following a brief time in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), she arrived in India in 1805, at age 28, and never leftIndia until she died in 1951, at age 84.
Living in southern India, God gave her a ministry rescuing children who were taken as slaves for prostitution in Hindu temples. Over the years, she would care for and rescue and disciple hundreds of children. Her ministry became widely known through her writings. Staff were added as people gave. A school and a hospital were added to the growing ministry. She had an incalculable impact on India. But her greatest gift was her deep devotion to Jesus Christ.