Please join us on April 27 @ 7:00 pm for a portrayal of
Corrie Ten Boom by Cheryl Buxamusa.
Corrie Ten Boom was born on April 15, 1892, in Haarlem, the Netherlands. During WWII, the Ten Boom home became a hiding place for those hunted by the Nazis. Between 1940 and 1944, the Ten Boom family was able to save the lives of over 800 Jews, and protected many Dutch underground workers from Hitler’s rage.
On February 28, 1944, the Ten Booms were betrayed, and the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police, raided their home. Corrie’s family, and all who were at the house that day, were taken to prison. Later she and her sister Betsy suffered greatly in Ravensbruck, a notorious concentration camp for women. Betsie died there.
Four Ten Booms gave their lives for their kindness, but Corrie alone came home from the death camp. She realized her life was a gift from God, and she needed to share what she and Betsie had learned while in prison. At age 53, Corrie began a world-wide ministry which took her into more than 60 countries!
In the early 1970's Corrie's book THE HIDING PLACE became a best seller and World Wide Pictures released the major motion picture entitled "The Hiding Place." Corrie went on to write many other inspiring books and make several testimonial videos.
Cheryl Buxamusa had the joy of knowing Corrie while living in the Netherlands. In 2002, she was asked if she would portray Corrie in a Holocaust Remembrance Week. After that initial appearance at Central College in Pella, Iowa, Cheryl received invitations from all over the United States to portray Corrie. As Corrie says in the play, “We had not planned it, but God had planned it.” Since then, telling Corrie’s story has also taken Cheryl to Canada and Europe. Cheryl considers it a great honor and a responsibility to keep Corrie’s story, and that of the Holocaust, alive today. It is her prayer that Corrie’s story will touch you and minister to whatever your needs may be.