Torchlighters: Gladys Aylward Story

Torchlighters: Gladys Aylward Story

The missionary who led 100 orphans 100 miles to safety through war-torn China.

  • Item number: 501244D
  • Media type: DVD
  • Running Time: 30 min
  • Region: All
  • Production Year: 2008
  • Producer: Christian History Institute


With war raging about her and soldiers closing in, the wounded missionary Gladys Aylward (as portrayed in the movie, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness) sets out on the most difficult journey of her life -- a 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. Fullscreen

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. For more information on the series, visit

DVD Features:
Language: English and Spanish
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Special Features:
- Original documentary featuring biographer Carol Purves and Gladys' adopted son Clifford Liu
- Comprehensive leader's guide with lesson plans, background information, and more (also available at
- Reproducible student handouts, including discussion questions, puzzles, coloring pages, and more (also available at
- Many additional resources available online at

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