Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ten Boom House in Haarlem

The Ten Boom's family lived here in the city of Haarlem when the German occupation began during WWII. For generations, this family's home served as a refuge for those in need -- orphans, immigrants, neighbors. For generations, this family's life found purpose, direction and peace in a vibrant relationship with God -- through prayer, through the Word, and in commuity with others who loved and served Him. They didn't just wake up one morning and decide to hide Jews in their home because Hitler was acting badly. The story that made this family known to so many of us was a season of sacrifice that represented a lifetime of the same.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! I love this. So much I'd like to visit.