Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today in Christian History: December 16

Today in Christian History: December 16

December 16, 1867: Birth of Amy Carmichael

Born on December 16, 1867 in Ireland, Amy Carmichael became on of the greatest missionaries of her time. Among her many accomplishments, Amy is best known for her work of freeing children from pagan temples in India.

Amy died in India in 1951. Her wish was that no headstone be placed upon her grave, so instead, the children of India erected a birdbath engraved with a single word, "Amma" which is their word for "mother."


  1. I remember when I first became interested and then enthralled with Amy Carmichael's books. She had an incredible heart for children. I would love to meet this wonderful servant of the Lord. Someday...

    1. I agree, Sandy. I hope to meet her in heaven one day and hear all her stories.

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    1. She truly is, Ally. The story about the color of her eyes is one of my favorites.