Impossible Faith? The Story of Corrie ten Boom
LENGTH: 45 mins (Performed since 2007)
A drama about having faith in difficult times
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Heb 10:23
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 is proof of that.
Impossible Faith? is based on the true story of Corrie ten Boom, a courageous Dutch woman. She and her sister, Betsie, found themselves imprisoned during WWII in Ravensbruck, one of Hitler’s death camps, 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 unforgiveness.
However, Jesus revealed He was with them in many different and sometimes miraculous ways. A life line to Corrie, her sister and many others, was a little Bible they had smuggled in. It became their hope and a source of strength. Corrie discovered for herself that “no pit is so deep that Christ is not deeper still”. For thirty years following Ravensbruck, the Lord used Corrie to travel to over 60 countries with a message of hope and forgiveness.
NOTE: This drama is followed by a 1 1/2 minute clip, from The Hiding Place movie, of Corrie sharing her testimony at 80 years of age (used with permission from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association)
THEMES: GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, OUR FAITH, POWER OF SCRIPTURE, FORGIVENESS, HOPE, PEACE, HATE VS. GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, MENTORS IN THE FAITH, THANKSGIVING
PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL: POSTER, POWER POINT and BACKGROUND HANDOUT
“What I enjoyed most was your ability to involve the audience to the point that we felt like we were there.” North Pointe Community Church, Seniors’ Ministry, Edmonton, AB
“People were challenged to love and extend kindness. It gave them a new outlook on forgiveness and taught them the importance of being thankful at all times.” Timbers Church, Prince George, BC