Rivers of Hope

There are three trees planted at the Yad VashemHolocaust Museum in Jerusalem for Casper ten Boom and Corrie and Betsie, but the truth is that very few people in Israel today know their story of courage, sacrifice, and love.  Because I am the Chairman of the Board of the Corrie ten Boom Museum, I had the privilege of speaking at the ceremony when Casper and Betsie were honored in this special way.

When I finished speaking, a Jewish woman walked up and told me that she was one of the more than 800 Jewish people saved from Holocaust by the ten Booms.  She recounted how her mother went and knocked on the door of their home and clock shop to ask for help.  Casper ten Boom came to the door, listened to her plea, and then said, “I must ask God.”  He went back inside, and she asked her…

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