Gladys Aylward and the Mandarin have many differences. They both are kind, but they do have differences. They both have a lot of similarities.
There are many things that are that are the same. They both loved China. They tried to defend China. They both accepted Christ. They helped feed 100 children. They both were buried in China.
There are many differences also. The Mandarin was a ruler and Gladys was not. Gladys was a missionary and helped 100 children across the mountian to Sian. She was a "Storyteller"and the Mandarin was not. Gladys stopped a riot in the prison and later became a grandmother.
I think they both helped in God's plan. The Mandarin gave the children food for their journey. Gladys helped the children get across the rocky and rough mountains. This story was from These Are My People. And I think that you can help China, too, with God's help.