|Corrie Ten Boom|
|Written by Sherry|
|Thursday, 01 March 2007 12:45|
Also featured in this month's Lausanne Gobal report is one of my favorite Protestant heroines, Corrie Ten Boom. A single, middle-aged watchmaker when the Nazis marched into Holland, Corrie and her devout family hid large numbers of Jews as part of the underground. (Their house is now a museum) They were betrayed and sent to concentrations camps in 1944. Four of her family died but Corrie survived, released due to a typographical error one week before all the women her age were gassed.
For the rest of her long life, Corrie became a traveling evangelist, telling anyone who would listen that "There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still". As her sister told Corrie before she died in the camp, "they will believe us because we were here."
A lovely film was made about Corrie and her family called the Hiding Place. It is available on dvd and worth a viewing.