Gladys Aylward


Missionary to China and the film “THE INN OF SIXTH HAPPINESS”

By Candace Malcomson


Gladys Aylward, a born-again chamber maid in England in the early 1900’s, wanted to be a missionary in China but due to her lack of education and age she was rejected by the Missionary foundation she hoped would send her. Convinced that God had called her to China, Gladys worked every hour she could until she had enough funds to pay for a single ticket on the trans-Siberian train to China.