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Arrival in India

1895 - 1925

Amy was encouraged to move to British-colonised India for her health. So she volunteered with the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and in 1895 sailed to Southern India, never to return to Britain again. She worked with orphans in Tinnevelly until 1925.

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Amy Carmichael

Amy Beatrice Carmichael was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

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