Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Come one, come all to the Welcome Hall - and come in your working clothes!

This was the slogan used by the world-famous Amy Carmichael, the great woman evangelist who was born jut up the road from me in Millisle, then moved to Belfast and worked among the millworker girls, and ended up in India where she founded an orphanage and a mission in a place called Dohnavur.

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The Welcome Hall still exists, on Cambrai Street in the Shankill, and was refurbished recently. Their website has a page about Amy.

With a name like Carmichael you'll not be surprised to learn that she and her parents were Ulster-Scots Presbyterians! She died in 1951, and her name is still legendary among the older folks in the Millisle district today, and the Dohnavur Fellowship in India is still going strong!

1 comments:

Dawn Moore said...

Hi Mark - This is Dawn Moore from Christian History Institute. You helped us out a few years back with an animated production on Amy Carmichael for children and the associated documentary. I was just about to direct a customer to your website www.welcomechurch.org, but I found it is a dead link. Any chance you are going to reinstate it?

Thanks so much, Dawn Moore