Amy Carmichael set an impossible standard. Working as a missionary in India until her death in 1951, she took Jesus at His word when He said, If you want to be my disciple, you must give up your right to yourself, take up the Cross, and follow. And that she did.
Amy Carmichael was the eldest daughter of a large Christ-centered family in Millisle, Ireland. She was impressed at an early age that nothing is important but that which is eternal. This understanding proved to be the foundation for her service to the Lord among the mill workers of Ireland, the Japanese briefly, and then in India where she began her ministry to children in 1895 and where she remained until her death in 1951.
Amy Carmichael set an impossible standard. Her entire life spent as a missionary was an act of obedience to Gods call.