Item description for Gold Cord: by Amy Carmichael...
Overview The Dohnavur Fellowship is a group of Indian and European men and women who work together in the South of India. Its friends wanted to know how it began and they asked for something that would link up the stories already written; the beads should be strung on some sort of cord, they said. Others asked for another kind of cord. "What holds you together?" they asked; and we answered "A gold cord." Then our publishers asked us for something; a religious document they called it. We knew that nothing so formal was likely to evolve, but one morning early, before the crush of the day, a quiet private word ended this ineffective unwillingness. And so, in scattered hours, the writing has been done, helped by the comradeship of the whole. Fellowship, and the tireless patience of several who searched the dull typescript for slips, helped to correct the proofs, and made the index.
Publishers Description The complete story of Dohnavur Fellowship from its beginning. Shows the loving heart of God at work in thirsting human hearts.
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Studio: Christian Literature Crusade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.32" Height: 1.07" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1982
Publisher CLC MINISTRIES INTNL. #91
ISBN 0875080685 ISBN13 9780875080680
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More About Amy Carmichael
Amy Carmichael (1867- 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She was born in the small village of Millisle in Northern Ireland to devout Presbyterians, David and Catherine Carmichael and was the oldest of seven children. After her father's death, she was adopted and tutored by Robert Wilson, cofounder of the Keswick Convention. In many ways she was an unlikely candidate for missionary work. She suffered neuralgia, a disease of the nerves that made her whole body weak and achy and often put her in bed for weeks on end. It was at the Keswick Convention of 1887 that she heard Hudson Taylor speak about missionary life. Soon afterward, she became convinced of her calling to the same labour. Initially Amy travelled to Japan for fifteen months, but she later found her lifelong vocation in India. She was commissioned by the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society. Much of her work was with young ladies, some of whom were saved from forced prostitution. The organization she founded was known as the Dohnavur Fellowship. Dohnavur is situated in Tamil Nadu, just thirty miles from the southern tip of India. Under her loving guidance, the fellowship would become a place of sanctuary for more than one thousand children who would otherwise have faced a bleak future. In an effort to respect Indian culture, members of the organization wore Indian dress and the children were given Indian names. She herself dressed in Indian clothes, dyed her skin with coffee, and often travelled long distances on India's hot, dusty roads to save just one child from suffering. In 1931, Carmichael was badly injured in a fall, which left her bedridden much of the time until her death. Amy Carmichael died in India in 1951 at the age of 83. She asked that no stone be put over her grave; instead, the children she had cared for put a bird bath over it with the single inscription "Amma," which means mother in the Tamil. Amy Carmichael's work also extended to the printed page. She was a prolific writer, producing thirty-five published books including His Thoughts Said . . . His Father Said (1951), If (1953), and Edges of His Ways (1955). Best known, perhaps, is an early historical account, Things as They Are: Mission Work in Southern India (1903).
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Responding to God Jan 4, 2000
Amy Carmichael, missionary to south India from 1895 till her death in 1951, tells the story of the Dohnavur Fellowship, a group of men and women dedicated to discerning God's guidance for their lives and actions and following that guidance. The Fellowship had a significant impact in southern India, saving many children from the abusively destructive fate of Hindu temple prostitution. Gold Cord is an inspiring and instructive volume on the topic of being wholly dedicated to Christ and how to follow His guidance in a practical way in the midst of opposition and difficulty.