The next day they all struggled on.
The mountain ground was rough.
With blistered, bruised, and bloody feet
their trip was tiring, tough.
So Gladys taught them hymns to sing
to keep their spirits strong.
This cheered them some, and yet they knew
the road ahead was long.
Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) had trusted God when she traveled all alone from her home in England to the far-off land of China. Now Gladys and nearly one hundred Chinese orphans were on another daring journey, looking for safe homes away from the war in their village. The journey over the mountains was hard, and often Gladys and the children were tired, hungry, and scared. But they dared to trust God - and God helped them every step of the way.