Fanny Crosby Story
This is the amazing biography of the blind hymn writer, Fanny Crosby. As the writer of more than 10,000 hymns, all penned after the age of 40, she is credited with authoring more verse than any human in history.
The tragic mistreatment by a charlatan masquerading as a doctor blinded Fanny shortly after birth. Nevertheless, she learned to function as a sighted child except for her inability to read. She was an extraordinary child filled with joy and mischief! At her grandmother's knee, she began to demonstrate an exceptional memory, and memorized several complete books of the Bible, including Ruth and Proverbs.
She left home at age 15 to begin her formal education. One of the most notable pupils of the New York Institute for Special Education, Fanny was also the first woman to address the US Congress. Fulfilling the roles of wife, mother, friend, teacher, nurse to the sick during the cholera epidemic, humanitarian to the poor and disenfranchised, and friend of presidents — Fanny Crosby was an exceptional woman by any standard. And her legacy lives on through the thousands of hymns that are still sung today.
Languages: English, Spanish
Viewing Format: Widescreen
- Out-takes and extended scenes
- Director's Commentary
Gladys Aylward: The Small Woman with a Great God
Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) may have been small in stature at barely five feet tall, but she was a giant of conviction! Even Hollywood was amazed by her story and made a movie about it, entitled The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.
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.
Young Gladys sensed a calling from God to leave London and go to minister in China. She worked as a parlor maid for many years until she had enough money saved for her passage. In 1930, she boarded a train and after many weeks and harrowing situations, she finally reached her destination.
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.
See how this ordinary woman experienced the extraordinary, simply because she said "yes" to God.
Amy Carmichael: Mother to the Motherless
In 1903 Amy Carmichael risked her missionary support and shocked the Christian community with the publication of her book Things As They Are. Unlike many before her, Amy refused to sugarcoat her experience as a missionary in India. She wanted her readers to get an accurate picture of the desperate plight of some of the Indian people as well as the tremendous challenges that missionaries were facing. However, Amy's most shocking revelation was the plight of the temple girls, who were doomed to a life of abuse as they were "married" to the gods of the land.
Amy Carmichael's heroic life of service has inspired countless others to sacrificially spread the Gospel, while caring for people in need. Learn more of her amazing story through this in-depth look at her life and ministry. Follow Amy's story from her childhood experiences with prayer through her years of faithful ministry and on to the establishment of The Dohnavur Fellowship, an organization which continues to serve the India Amy loved.
This features Elisabeth Elliot, who counts Amy as a crucial influence in her own decision to become a missionary. This presentation also features:
Jonathan Clarke, pastor of The Welcome Church, established by Amy in Belfast
Margaret Holland of The Dohnavur Fellowship
Dr. Nancy Robbins, who nursed Amy during her dying years.
Includes 58-minute version and 29-minute abridged version with Spanish language and English and Spanish subtitles.
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