Last year before we travelled to the Netherlands, the Children and I read the Trailblazers book on Corrie ten Boom. I wanted to visit her house and in doing so have an idea of what she did to help the Jewish people during World War 2. We waited in line for the hour as recommended only for some students to jump in front of us. That left us as next in line and they only let 20 in. We were bummed.
When we went back this year, the children asked if we could try to go as well. They were great as we had to wait in line for over an hour, but at the end of the day it was well worth it! All 3 said it was their favorite part of the trip. That's high praise considering we had done an amusement park.
Here they are waiting outside:
The only place in the home that pictures were allowed was in the room with the hidden area in the wall, the Hiding Place. Since they were the only children on the tour, the guide allowed them to demonstrate how they would crawl into the wall. It was simply deep enough to stand up and only wide enough for 6 people. Truly amazing, especially since 6 people had to stay in there 48 hours when Corrie and her family were captured.
The children had tons more questions afterwards about the atrocities of the war, but the guide was fantastic to always point back what Corrie believed and that was in Jesus is our Lord. The guide several times shared the gospel. She also shared about how God has a plan for each of our lives and ended with what is on Corrie's grave:
Jesus is Victor!