Elisabeth Elliot on Amy Carmichael

In Elisabeth’s Elliot biography of Amy Carmichael, called A Chance to Die, she writes:

“The preoccupations of seventeen year old girls—their looks, their clothes, their social life—do not change very much from generation to generation. But in every generation there seem to be a few who make other choices. Amy was one of the few.”

Amy gave up the comforts of western culture to rescue girls from becoming temple prostitutes in Hindu temples.  She ended up caring for hundreds of orphans in India and showing them the love of Christ.

Today we are having a promotion ceremony for my daughters for their homeschool.  This quote reminds me of my oldest daughter, Kaylynn.  Other girls her age idolize musicians or other pop culture idols.  Kaylynn’s heroes are missionaries like Rachel Saint (and Elisabeth Elliot and Amy Carmichael).  I am very proud of her.

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