Set against the background of war between Japan and China during the 1930s, These Are My People is the true story of how God led Gladys Aylward from the cold, foggy streets of London to the bleak mountain ranges of the Shanshi province. Her steadfast faith touched Chinese hearts from all walks of life; her nursing skill saved the lives of many war-stricken Chinese; and her compassion led her to provide a home for hundreds of Chinese children.
Christian biography for ages 7-9.
La Pequeña Gran Mujer en la China (Little Woman in China)Gladys AylwardEditorial Portavoz / 1974 / Trade Paperback$3.99 Retail:
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Against the backdrop of the Chino-Japanese war of 1930, Gladys Aylward made a valiant effort in her work for the Chinese government and the new believers there. She tells of God's amazing intervention in her daily life, and her growing desire to do His will, whatever the price. Exciting, challenging, and warmly human, the story of Gladys Aylward is the biography of a woman who dared to be strong when the world wanted her to be weak.
Contra el panorama de la guerra chino-japonesa de 1930, Gladys Aylward se esforzo en su trabajo para el gobierno chino y su creciente ofranatorio. Ella cuenta de incontables intervenciones de Dios en su vida diaria, asi como su deseo de hacer la voluntad del Senor a cualquier precio. Excitante, desafiante y calurosamente humana, la historia de Gladys Aylward es la biografia de una mujer que se atrevio a ser fuerte cuando se esperaba que la mujer fuera timida.
Nothing is impossible with God. With less than ten dollars in her pocket, but armed with enormous faith, Gladys Alward courageously answered God's call to become a missionary in china. But it was no easy task. Witness the way God empowered her to overcome tremendous obstacles fo fulfill His plan for her life. Read on this "little woman" based her entire life on trusting God's promise: "Be ye not afraid of them-I am your God. .
Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) had trusted God when she traveled all alone from England to the far-off land of China. That same trust enabled her to lead nearly one hundred Chinese orphans on another daring journey, looking for safe homes away from the war in their village. The journey was hard, but God helped Gladys and the children every step of the way.
The Heroes for Young Readers series introduces younger children to the lives of Christian heroes. Perfect for read-alouds or early independent readers, children will love the captivating rhyming poems and color illustrations. Recommended for ages 5 to 10.
Introduce your children to the inspirational story of Gladys Aylward and her life and missionary work in China. Filled with illustrations and paired with a simple text, kids can discover the amazing way Gladys trusted in God and how she managed to go from being a parlor maid in England, to a missionary in China who started an orphanage, adopting many, many children.
Gladys Aylward: No Mountain Too High, Trail Blazers SeriesMyrna GrantChristian Focus / 2003 / Mass Paperback$6.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Many looked on Gladys Aylward's expedition to mainland China as foolhardy and dangerous. It was.
On her own, as a single female she carried her passport and other documents along with the only money and belongings that she in a small briefcase with a teapot and a saucepan tied to the handle.
After having purchased her one-way ticket to China she left the United Kingdom with a single-minded determination to do what God had commanded her to. She knew she was meant to go to China even if no mission was prepared to support her.
Unconventional is the only way to describe this journey to the country that would eventually become her home. A theme that would continue throughout her mission work in China where she thwarted authorities became involved in the Chinese resistance and rescued over 100 children from the invading Japanese army. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
The Christian Heroes: Then & Now series chronicles the true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary deeds for his kingdom and glory.
What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era.
For ages 10 and up.
Christian Heroes Then and Now: Gladys Aylward Audiobook on CDJanet Benge, Geoff BengeYwam Publishing / 2012 / Compact disc$15.99 Retail:
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This audiobook version Christian Heroes: Then & Now: Gladys Aylward is the perfect companion for long car trips or quiet-times at home.
This inspiring biographical story looks at the life of Gladys Aylward. Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys raised her own finances for the overlaid trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply in her heart.China! Aylward, being a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances.
Approximately 4:44 hours on 4 CDs.
The Torchlighters Series: The Gladys Aylward Story, DVDVision Video / DVD$7.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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With war raging about her and soldiers closing in, the wounded missionary Gladys Aylward sets out on the most difficult journey of her lifea 100-mile trek over the mountains to a safe haven. But it's not her own safety that concerns this little woman with big faith. It's the safety and well being of the 100 orphaned children in her care. Watch as Gladys' strength and faith are stretched to the limit, all for the sake of the children.
Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 30 minutes.
- English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
- Original documentary featuring biographer Carol Purves and Gladys' adopted son Clifford Liu
- Comprehensive leader's guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
- Reproducible student handouts, including discussion questions, puzzles, coloring pages, and more
Gladys Aylward: The Small Woman With A Great God, DVDVision Video / DVD$9.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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See how an ordinary woman experienced the extraordinary, simply because she said "yes" to God! Young Gladys sensed a calling from God to leave London and go to minister in China. She worked as a parlormaid for many years until she had enough money saved for her passage. In China she assisted aging missionary Jeannie Lawson. Together they opened an inn for mule drivers and told them stories about Jesus. After Mrs. Lawson died, Gladys began to take in unwanted children, eventually numbering about 100. With Japan invading China full force, Gladys and the 100 children traveled for days on foot across the mountains to safety. Gladys continued her work with children until her death in 1970.
This fascinating documentary presents the events of Gladys' life, chronicled by Carol Purves, author of Chinese Whispers: The Gladys Aylward Story and accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and recordings of Gladys' own voice. Approx. 62 minutes.