Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) may have been small in statureat barely five feet tall, but she was a giant of conviction!Even Hollywood was amazed by her story and made a movieabout it, entitled The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Thisfascinating documentary presents the events of Gladys' life,chronicled by Carol Purves, author of Chinese Whispers: TheGladys Aylward Story and accompanied by photographs,illustrations, and recordings of Gladys' own voice. YoungGladys sensed a calling from God to leave London and go tominister in China. She worked as a parlormaid for many yearsuntil she had enough money saved for her passage. In 1930,she boarded a train and after many weeks and harrowingsituations, she finally reached her destination. In Chinashe assisted aging missionary Jeannie Lawson. Together theyopened an inn for mule drivers and told them stories aboutJesus. After Mrs. Lawson died, Gladys began to take inunwanted children, eventually numbering about 100. WithJapan invading China full force, Gladys and the 100 childrentraveled for days on foot across the mountains to safety.Gladys continued her work with children until her death in1970.