Amy Carmichael, born in 1867 in the village of Millisle, Ireland, gave herself unconditionally to Christ. She went first to Japan and following a short term in Ceylon, presently Sri Lanka, she landed in India in 1895 and remained there without a single furlough until she died in January 1951.
Frank L. Houghton (18941972) served for many years with the China Inland Mission (now OMF International). He worked as editorial secretary, was later consecrated Bishop of East Szechwan in 1937 and then served as general director of the mission from 1940 to 1951. His leadership proved strengthening to the CIM staff when, in 1934, missionaries John and Betty Stam were captured and martyred. Although a dangerous time for foreigners in China, Houghton toured the country to visit missionary outposts. As he traveled, the powerful words of Second Corinthians 8:9, Though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, brought him comfort, and he was inspired to write the beautiful Christmas hymn, Thou Who Wast Rich beyond All Splendour, for which he is remembered.
Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur tells the powerful testimony of a woman who gave herself unconditionally to Christ and ministry in India.