THE STORY OF CORRIE TEN BOOM
“I’ve read the book but this…this was so impacting. I laughed, I cried…and that’s all I’ll say.”
“My grandson never sits still for anything and he did today!”
“My father was in the Dutch Underground as a teenager. This brought up all kinds of feelings he had pushed down. This was good for him.”
Comments from members of Crossroads Community Church, Calgary, AB
Length: 50 minutes and includes a 1 1/2 minute DVD clip
(Performed since 2007)
A true story about having faith in difficult times
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1Timothy 6:12
Having faith in difficult times is no easy thing. A powerful example of this is the story of Corrie ten Boom. While the enemy of our soul uses difficulties and trials to try to derail our faith in God, our Heavenly Father uses them to deepen our faith, grow our character and mature our hope. Knowing God’s Word is crucial to persevering in our faith and Corrie’s story shows audiences this very thing.
IMPOSSIBLE FAITH is based on the true story of Corrie ten Boom, a courageous Dutch Christian woman. She and her sister, Betsie, found themselves imprisoned during WWII in Ravensbruck, one of Hitler’s 42,000 death camps spread throughout Europe. They were there for helping to rescue Jews.
Corrie struggled as she watched her sister waste away because of the hatred and cruelty of the Nazis. It would be easy to give into bitterness and un-forgiveness in that place.
However, God revealed He was with them in many different and sometimes miraculous ways. A lifeline to Corrie, Betsie and many others, was a little Bible they had smuggled into the camp. It became a very real source of strength and helped them hold onto Jesus, their Living Hope.
Though Betsie would pass away in Ravensbruck, she would meet her Hope. However, Corrie would be released due to a clerical error and go on to travel to some sixty-six countries, sharing with a hurting world, the Hope that saw her through that very difficult time.
NOTE: This drama is followed by a 1 1/2 minute clip from The Hiding Place movie. It shows Corrie, in her eighties, sharing how God used her in the 30 years since being released. (Used with permission from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association)