For a number of years many of my friends have said to me,
"You ought to write out an account of your life, and let it be
known how God has led you out into His work."
Some time before that wonderful man of God, John S. Inskip,
passed away, he said, "Amanda, you ought to write," and he
kindly offered to assist me in getting the items together.
Many other friends in America, have said the same, and I
have replied, " I could not do it, for I don't know how to go about
it," and so would not entertain the thought.
Time passed on, and after I was in England a while, the friends
there began to say the same thing, and as an inducement to com¬
mence, told me that it might be done much cheaper there than
As I was constantly on the go, and had no time to think about
it, and certainly none to write, things remained thus until after
my return from Africa. Then friends in different places again
urged me to do this, and being broken down in health, and so un¬
able to labor as much as formerly, I began to think of it more seri¬
ously and prayed much over it, asking the Lord, if it was His will,
to make it clear and settle me in it, and give me something from
His Word that I may have as an anchor.
Asking thus for light and guidance, I opened my Bible while
in prayer, and my eye lighted on these words: "Now, therefore,
perform the doing of it, and as there was a readiness to will, so
there may be a performance also out of that which ye have."
(2nd Cor. viii: 11.)
I said, " Lord, I thank Thee, for this is Thy Word to me, for
what I have asked of Thee. Praised be Thy name."