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HOW CORRIE TEN BOOM GOT STARTED


Corrie Ten Boom following WW II, understood that God was leading her to come to America. She survived the Nazi death camps and wanted to tell her story.


She arrived here with only 50 dollars; no friends; no place to stay; and no speaking invitations.


She writes, "A great ocean separated me from my homeland. I had no money. Nobody wanted to hear my lectures. All I had was an inner word from God. All I could do was press on for His name sake.


"Before going to sleep I opened my Bible. My eyes fell on Psa. 147:11, 'The Lord takes pleasure in those that hope in His mercy.'


The very next day she attended a Dutch church service in New York City. There a minister invited her to speak. That was the start, after that, requests from publishers and speaking engagements poured in.



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