Corrie

One of the people I have always admired is Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie’s father was a watchmaker, and they lived above the shop in Holland. We most often hear about Corrie and her beloved sister Betsy. To be honest, I’m not sure how many other siblings there were, but I think there were several.

Corrie grew up and became a watchmaker like her father. She and Betsy never married and lived with their father, their mother was sickly and died early. The Ten Booms were definitely Christians, and were active in their church, teaching Sunday School and things like that.

But then the Nazis came, and the family felt they had to get involved helping God’s chosen people. They worked in the underground, having Jews living in their home. I’m not sure how long they were allowed to do this, but they were eventually sent to concentration camps. Even there, Betsy and Corrie held bible studies and looked for ways to bless others around them.

I like their story and admire their courage.

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