There are three trees planted at the Yad Vashem Holocaust 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 mother, “Does God live in that house?” Casper came back and invited them in, and her life was spared as a result.
You and I know this wonderful story because of the great book Corrie wrote and the movie Dr. Billy Graham made from it–The Hiding Place. But my heart is filled with the burning desire to make sure this message is taken across Israel so that the Jewish people see and hear this unmistakable message of Christian love in action…and I need your help.
This is the reason we are working so hard to bring the Christian Zionist Heritage Center to life. We must tell the story of the ten Booms–and so many other wonderful stories of love, sacrifice, courage, support and devotion–to the nation of Israel. Most Jewish people have never seen an act of kindness from a Christian. Most of them think, as my Jewish mother did, that Christians are the source of hatred, persecution, and even death.
You and I know that this is not true, but they will not hear unless we tell them. Your gift today to support the Jerusalem Prayer Team will help us make the Christian Zionist Heritage Center a reality–and touch the future of the entire nation by changing the way they view Christians and showing them God’s love in action. We cannot do this without you. Please be as generous as you can when you send your gift today.
When you send your gift of any amount today, we will send you a DVD of the virtual tour of the ten Boom home and clock shop in Haarlem, Holland. You will be able to see and hear the story of the “Hiding Place” in a powerful new way. With your gift of $40 or more, we will also send you a bookmark, Corrie’s book “The Hiding Place,” and a special Corrie ten Boom notebook. Filled with information about Corrie’s life and family and their work, along with pages reproduced from one of her journals, including one of her favorite poems, it is a treasure you will cherish.
If you are able to send a gift of $100 or more, we will send you the DVD and a special commemorative Jerusalem Prayer Team clock. Prepared especially for our friends and supporters, this beautiful timepiece harkens back to the ten Boom’s heritage as clockmakers, and links you to our continuing of their work on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.
Your support of the Jerusalem Prayer Team allows us to continue our work on the Christian Zionist Heritage Center, to stand up and speak out for Israel, and to meet urgent humanitarian needs among the poor Jewish people living in Israel. Thank you so much for being part of this vital worldwide prayer movement.
Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.
Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.
Your ambassador to Jerusalem,
From Mike Evans the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team