J is for Jewish People Loved #AtoZChallenge

13 Apr


(AtoZ Quotes from #CorrieTenBoom)

Corrie Ten Boom’s family held a 100 year prayer vigil for the Jewish people. The Ten Boom Museum relates:

After an inspiring Dutch Reformed worship service in 1844, Willem [Ten Boom] started a weekly prayer service to pray for the Jewish people and the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). His son Casper continued the tradition of prayer with his own family. These prayer meetings continued for 100 years-until February 28, 1944, when Nazi soldiers arrested Casper [Corrie’s father] and his entire family for harboring Jews.

After the Nazi’s invaded Holland and began deportations, a Jewish woman came to the family asking for help.  Corrie’s father said, “In this household, God’s people are always welcome.”

Corrie became a ringleader within the network of the Haarlem underground. Corrie and “the Beje group” would search for courageous Dutch families who would take in refugees….the ten Boom family and their many friends saved the lives of an estimated 800 Jews, and protected many Dutch underground workers.

As we are in the midst of Passover…Shalom.

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Posted by on April 13, 2017 in Living in Holland


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